Denizli Metropolitan Municipality 1st International Cartoon Contest 2021, Turkey


We wish the participation of cartoonists from all around the world this year by organizing internationally the cartoon contest that we have organized nationally for three years. 
We’ve decided the topic of the contest as Climate Change and Organic Agriculture. 
Our world becomes more and more uninhabitable in time. Because of unconscious behaviors of humankind such as harming green areas, blue seas, clean water resources and clean air; they actually didn’t realize that they harmed themselves. 
Negative behaviors disrupted the balance of the world. Natural conditions changed. On the one hand, the danger of drought; on the other hand, global warming and the rapid destruction of natural areas are the unique reasons why calamity and natural disasters are often threatening humankind. Accordingly, the damage to the agricultural areas has increased the share of inorganic nutritions and GMO (genetically modified organism) foods in the market and naturally proportion in the food chain. The use of hybrid seeds has also endangered the future of sustainable natural agriculture. 
The importance of organic agriculture is obvious for healthy nutrition and consequently the future of humanity. 
We have implemented and developed many environmentally-kind projects in order to increase the proportion of Denizli's green areas, to protect and save water resources, to minimize the pollution of the air we breathe and to recycle waste and garbage for the nature. 
We have worked for forming organic aggriculture areas and directing farmers to organic aggriculture besides raising the awareness of our public. Furthermore, our works still keep on. 
We wanted to bring up Climate Change and Organic Agriculture, we see it as a problem that threatens the whole world, with your valuable interpretations as master cartoonists. Thus, we desired to contribute to the awareness of people. 
I thank you and wish you success. 
Osman ZOLAN 
Mayor Denizli Metropolitan Municipality. 
1. The topic of the contest: Climate Change and Organic Agriculture 
2.Deadline: Cartoons must be uploaded on eng.denizli.bel.tr (official municipality website) until 12.00 (a.m) 7 March 2021, on Sunday. 
3.The contest is open to amateur and professional cartoonists all over the world. 
4. It is not required that the cartoons which will be sent to the contest have been published or not in previous contests. However, the cartoons you will send must not have been awarded in another contest before. Cartoons that the selection committee (jury) deems the same or similar or the ones specified as another cartoonist’s belonging by the committee will not be evaluated. 
5.You can participate in the contest with maximum three cartoons. 
6. Cartoonists will send their cartoons digitally to our contest. Every cartoon must be in A4 size, between 150-300 dpi, JPEG format and minumum 1 MB maximum 10 MB capacity. 
7. Some cartoons which will be choosen from among the received cartoons by the jury will be collected in a cartoon album. The works of cartoon deemed worthy to be exhibited will also be displayed whenever and whereever Denizli Metropolitan Municipality deems suitable. No fee will be paid for the works of cartoon choosen by the jury for the exhibition and the album. 
8. One-night accommodation and meal expenses of the winners of the cartoon contest will be provided by Denizli Metropolitan Municipality. 
9. Selection committee (The Jury Members) 
* Serhat Akbulut (Assistant General Secretary) 
* Hüdaverdi Otaklı (Head of Culture and Social Affairs Department) - Coordinator 
* Arif Duru (Director of Culture and Art) 
* Şevket Yalaz (Cartoonist) 
* Savaş Ünlü (Humourist) 
* Mehmet Selçuk (Cartoonist) 
* Abdülkadir Uslu (Cartoonist) 
 * Altan Özeskici (Cartoonist) 
* Ali Şur (Cartoonist) 
 * Kübra Deligöz (Cartoonist). 
10. Prizes 
First Prize Winner: 7500 TL 
Second Prize Winner: 5000 TL 
Third Prize Winner:3500 TL 
Honorable Mention (3 pieces of prize): 1500 TL 
 The Prize for Under 18 Years Old (2 pieces of prize): 750 TL. 
11. The Calendar of Contest: 
 A.The deadline application to contest is 7 March 2021, 12.00 (a.m) on Sunday. 
B.The evaluation meeting of the jury will be conducted on 13 March 2021 (on Saturday) and 14 March 2021 (on Sunday). 
C. Announcement of the results: The results will be announced on the official websites of Denizli Metropolitan Municipality: https://www.denizli.bel.tr and eng.denizli.bel.tr on 17 March 2021 (on Wednesday). 
D. Prize-giving Ceremony: Because of Covid-19 pandemic, how and when ceremony will be conducted depends on Denizli Metropolitan Municipality. 
12. No matter cartoons get reward or not, Denizli Metropolitan Municipality will become right owner to use all cartoons providing that participants’ names are clearly mentioned, in accordance with the law No.5846. 
The participants will have accepted that the rights of use their works will be transferred to Denizli Metropolitan Municipality free of charge to be used in all activities, promotions, events and trainings of Denizli Metropolitan Municipality. In addition, The Municipality has rights of use their works for providing materials such as poster, catalogue, brochure, gifted book and etc. and publishing in the media. Furthermore, Denizli Metropolitan Municipality has also the rights of use their works to reproduce, disseminate, distribute and demonstrate. 
The works of the participant, which received or did not receive an award, can be used in print media, radio and television and also other mass media in accordance with the purposes of Denizli Metropolitan Municipality, from the moment of the delivery. Moreover, participants accept and undertake that Denizli Metropolitan Municipality takes over the rights of use the their works by means of broadcasts on the internet, brochures, catalogues, agendas, posters, CDs, DVDs and each digital media or calendars. 
 The participant declares that the work sent to the contest belongs entirely to herself/himself. Due to this work, the participant undertakes that she/he is the sole and absolute addressee of the requests of third parties that may arise from Law No:5846 (Intellectual and Artistic Works) and other laws. Besides, the participant also accepts that the legal and criminal responsibility for the work belongs entirely to himself/herself. In addition, the participant undertakes that Denizli Metropolitan Municipality does not have any legal and criminal liability regarding the matters forementioned (the right of recourse to the owner of the work is reserved). 
The right of the works belongs to Denizli Metropolitan Municipality as the organizing institution of the contest and the owner of the work. 
13. Participants are deemed to have already accepted the terms & conditions of the contest and jury decisions. If disagreements between Denizli Metropolitan Municipality and contestant arise in regards to undefined matters in the agreement or in case of doubt, the selection committee (jury) will arbitrate between both sides. In case of disagreement, this commitee will be authorized. 
14. Contact Information: 
Arif Duru (Director of Culture and Art) : +90 (258) 280 25 68 
Telephone central: +90 (258) 280 20 20 
Address: Denizli Büyükşehir Belediyesi, Altıntop Neighborhood, Lise Street, No:2 Postalcode: 20100 Denizli TURKEY

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