24.2.21

14th International Contest of Caricature and Cartoon of Vianden 2021, Luxembourg

The Museum of Caricature and Cartoon of Vianden
 with the cooperation of
Les Amis du Château de Vianden and Naturpark OUR
are pleased to announce their
14th INTERNATIONAL CONTEST OF CARICATURE AND CARTOON OF VIANDEN
1. Subject: AI (artificial intelligence, robotics, digit…) 
2. Deadline: 18 April 2021 
3. Prizes: 1st prize:1500 €, 2nd prize: 1000 €, 3rd prize: 500 €, 3 honourable mentions. 
4. Entries: Each participant can submit up to 4 entries in digital format by sending them via internet to the following address: cartoon@caricature.eu . The author must include the following details in his or her e-mail: first name, last name, complete address, e-mail address, phone number and the title or the number of each submission. The specifications for these electronic submissions are as follows: format JPEG, good quality, and max. 1, 5 MB per picture. Out of these submissions, will be made a selection of 70-120 drawings. Only the awarded artists will be invited to send the original work by mail. All these works will be shown as prints at the exhibition and in the catalogue. Their size should be between A4 (210x297mm) and A3 (297x420mm).
5. Technique: Free, black and white or in colour, without subtitles.
6.Prizes and Exhibition: The announcement of the prizes and honourable mentions will happen on 8 May 2021 in Castle of Vianden and the exhibition will take place in the Hall of the Knights of the Castle of Vianden from 9 May 2021 until 31 May 2021. There are plans to display the exhibits in the Museum of Caricature and Cartoon of Vianden and in other cities or country. 
7. Returns: The drawings that were awarded one of the prizes will become property of the organizer. 
8. Catalogue: The authors whose submissions are selected for the exhibition will receive a free catalogue by mail. 
9. Results: The results will be published on the website www.caricature.eu on 9th May 2021. The award winners selected by the jury will be personally informed via e-mail or by phone. The final decisions of the jury are incontestable. 
10. Copyright: The selected participants give the organizers permission to use their drawings only for promoting the artist and the event itself. Every other aspect of the copyright remains with the artist (except for the awarded submissions). It ensures that the awarded works can no longer be submitted in other contests or published by their authors or third parties after the official publication of the results. 
11. Generalities The submitted work should not have been awarded or published before the deadline of this contest. By taking part in this contest the participants accept the abovementioned rules. 
12. Submission address for the awarded works: Musée de la Caricature et du Cartoon de Vianden 48, Grand-rue, L - 9410 Vianden, Luxembourg 
13.Further informations cartoon@caricature.eu .

21st World Press Freedom Canada International Editorial Cartoon Competition 2021

21st World Press Freedom Canada International Editorial Cartoon Competition 2021
1. The theme for the 21st International Editorial Cartoon Competition is: 
Censorship, shaming and disinformation on social media 
Social media and its algorithms can spare us from being confronted with contrary opinions, creating echo chambers for our own points of views. 
The proliferation of disinformation has turned debates into fights where dialogue is no longer possible, and unpopular opinions are shouted down or cancelled out. 
It leaves journalists operating in an environment where facts are often subordinated to lies and propaganda spread online. 
As the siege on Capitol Hill has demonstrated, moderating social media is no longer a luxury. 
2. Three prizes will be awarded: a first prize of $1500 plus a Certificate from the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, a second prize of $750 and a third prize of $500. All sums are in Canadian dollars. Ten additional cartoons will receive an Award of Excellence, which are not remunerated. 
3. Only one cartoon must be submitted by each participant. It may be either in colour or black and white but must not have won an award previously. 
4. The size of the cartoon should not exceed A4 (21 x 29.2 cm) or 8.5 x 11 inches, and should be in jpeg or pdf format at 300 dpi
5. The name, address, telephone number and a short biography of the participant must be included in the submission. 
6. World Press Freedom Canada reserves the right to use the winning cartoons for promotion of the Cartoon Competition. 
7. The winners of the Cartoon Competition will be announced on World Press Freedom Day on Monday May 3, 2021 and will be advised by e-mail. 
8. The winner’s names and their cartoons will be posted on our website
9. The deadline for reception of the cartoon is midnight (Eastern Daylight Saving Time), Friday, April 9, 2021
Send submission by e-mail to: info@worldpressfreedomcanada.ca 
Source: bado-badosblog .

16.2.21

Mugla Metropolitan Municipality 2nd International Caricature Competition 2021, Turkey

MUGLA METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY
2nd INTERNATIONAL CARICATURE COMPETITION
CONTRACT
SUBJECT: PANDEMIA, COVID-19 
Application Conditions: 
1) The competition has been organized for national and international for competitors who is amateur or professional throughout world. 
2) The caricatures including out of public decency, containing offence and politics, undesirable and harmful declarations cannot attend the competition. 
3) The relatives of jury cannot attend the competition. 
4) Drawing style is optional. If the caricature is wanted to be sent as printed out, it must contain the sign (wet signature) of artist. 
5) Caricature size must be at least A4 (21 x 29.7 cm) and uttermost A3 (29.7 x 42 cm), must be 300 dpi, jpg. 
6) Caricatures that will be sent must haven’t been get any award. Any caricature that is subjected to replica, similar or comprint will not be received for consideration. 
7) Competitors must add their short CVs to their work. 
8) Participants can send 5 (five) caricatures maximum. 
9) Any competitors who is under the age of 18 must attach their personal id copy to their application. 
10) The deadline for the delivery of the works is 17th May 2021, Monday. “Muğla Büyükşehir Belediyesi 2. Uluslararası Karikatür Yarışması”, name and surname of the artist and the work must be sent to the karikatur.yarisma@mugla.bel.tr under the headline of name of the artist, country and city. 
11) The expenses of the guests who came with competitors will be their own. Accommodation and transportation expenses of our award-winning participants under 18 and a parent will be covered. 
12) The prize winners reward will be transferred to their IBAN which will be given before the competition. Beneficiary must have completed the papers in full and sign it. If the beneficiary does not inform his/her IBAN number, the prize is going to be lapsed within a year. In case of lapse, participants cannot have any rights on prize, copyright. 
13) Any caricatures sent to the competition will not be sent back. The ranked or unranked caricatures may be used or shared by Mugla Metropolitan Municipality for cultural purposes. Among the sent caricatures, an album will be organized by Mugla Metropolitan Municipality with the help of Jury members. These albums will only be sent to the participants who are ranked in the competition and published in the album. 
14) The right of publication of the works awarded as prize, mention or works that will be exhibited at the end of the competition will belong to Mugla Metropolitan Municipality according to Law of Intellectual Property Rights numbered 5846, the 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, and the 25th titles. According to these rights Mugla Metropolitan Municipality can use these works in Turkish or all other languages, all kind of publishing contents by indicating the artist’s name for indefinitely. Muğla Metropolitan Municipality doesn’t allow using of the works for any other purposes under any circumstances. No payment will be done for the works that will be exhibited or chosen for album. All participants who have submitted their work for the competition are deemed to have accepted the conditions above. 
REWARDS: 
First Prize: 10.000 TL 
Second Prize: 7.000 TL 
Third Prize: 5.000 TL 
Honorable Mention (3): 2.000 TL 
 Under the age of 18 (10-18) : 1.000 TL 
Turan Özdemir Special Prize: 1.500 TL. 
JURY: 
Gürbüz Doğan EKŞİOĞLU (Ass. Prof., Yeditepe University Lecturer – Caricaturist) 
Savaş ÜNLÜ (Humourist) 
Şevket YALAZ (Caricaturist) 
Abdülkadir USLU (Caricaturist) 
Mehmet SELÇUK (Caricaturist, General Coordinator) 
Sait MUNZUR (Caricaturist). 
TIME SCHEDULE 
1. The deadline is until the end of working hours on Monday, 17 May 2021 
2. The jury evaluation meeting will be held on Saturday, 29 May 2021 
3. The results of the competition will be announced on Tuesday, 14 June 2021 
4. The award ceremony will be held on a date determined by Muğla Metropolitan Municipality. Carricatures that the jury deems worth exhibiting will be exhibited on the date, time and place is going to be decided by Muğla Metropolitan Municipality. 
COMMUNICATION 
Competition Coordinator: Serdal YILDIRIM – Ceyda Ceren ZABİR 
Phone: 0(536) 862 67 91 – 0(542) 380 52 00 
Operator: 444 48 01 Interior: 1123 
Address: Muğla Büyükşehir Belediyesi Müştakbey Mahallesi Belediye Sokak No:6 Menteşe/Muğla TURKEY 
 Web : www.mugla.bel.tr 
Note: Muğla Metropolitan Municipality reserves the right to make changes in this specification if deem is necessary. 
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Application Form at the end of the Terms to be downloaded on page: 

12.2.21

2nd International Prize of Cartoon and Caricature "Francisco de Quevedo" 2021, Spain

RULES II INTERNATIONAL PRIZE OF CARTOON AND CARICATURE “FRANCISCO DE QUEVEDO”
“Quevedo and the economy”
1. ORGANIZATION 
The entities promoting this award are: 
City Council of Ciudad Real 
Villanueva de los Infantes Town Hall (Ciudad Real) 
Organized by: 
Francisco de Quevedo Foundation 
Hosted by: 
Manchego Cheese Denomination of Origin 
Cooperativa Ntra. Sra. De la Antigua de Villanueva de los Infantes 
HiperCash GB, Supermarkets 
IDV Group – ITV Services 
2. PARTICIPATION 
 Anyone who wishes to participate in the contest may do it, without age limit, both individually and jointly between two or more cartoonists or between writer and artist. Each participant may submit a maximum of three works. 
3. THEMATIC 
 The theme of the works will be directly or indirectly related to the figure of Francisco de Quevedo y Villegas, the character or any subject related to his life or work may appear and will have a clear humorous intention. In this second edition, the theme of the works will be centered around the motto: «Quevedo and the economy» (1). 
(1) Examples of sentences by Quevedo 
«He who knows where the treasure is is not wise, but he who works and takes it out.» 
«Powerful gentleman Mr. Money». 
«The rich eats, the poor it feeds.» 
«Because of our greed, much is little; because of our need, little is much.» 
«Much becomes little just by wanting a little more.» 
4. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DRAWINGS TO CONTEST 
 The works submitted must be of their own creation and unpublished, may be in vignette, strip, comic page, cartoon, etc. and not to have been awarded in another contest or to be pending of failure in similar contests. The presentation of the works will necessarily be in paper, original and signed. Digitally submitted works will be sent in JPG at 300dpi and 100% of the original size. They can be in color or black and white, the maximum dimension will be 29.7 x 42 cm (A3) and can be presented in horizontal or vertical format. 
5. LANGUAGE 
 The works will be without text, but those that contain text are admitted. The texts of the works can be written in any of the official languages ​​of Spain. Those coming from outside of Spain must be labeled in Spanish. 
6. DEADLINES AND SHIPPING 
The deadline for the delivery of the works will be at 23.59 hours on July 15, 2021. The date and time of the postage will be considered valid at the corresponding post office. The presentation of the works will be made at the following postal address: 
Premio de Humor Gráfico de Quevedo 
Fundación Francisco de Quevedo 
Paseo de la Estación, 17 – 5º D28904 – Getafe (Madrid) 
The works in digital format will be sent by email or WeTransfer to: 
In all cases, the works must be accompanied by the registration form where participants` data are reflected, such as: name and surname, telephone number, year and place of birth, postal address and email address. 
7. EXHIBITION OF THE WORKS 
Of the works presented, a certain number will be selected, in the judgment of the Jury, for the exhibition to be held. The exhibition of the works will not generate any economic right for any of the parties. 
Likewise, a catalog will be made in PDF format, which will be sent to the selected artists and, if feasible, will be made on paper, which will be sent to the awarded artists. 
8. AWARDS 
 This 2nd edition of the International Prize for Graphic Humor “Francisco de Quevedo” consists of the following awards and financial endowment: 
1st Prize: 1,500 euros and plate 
2nd Prize: 1.000 euros and plate 
3rd Price: 500 euros and plate 
1 Accésit: 250 euros and plate. 
The amounts of the prizes will be subject to the taxes and legal withholdings that apply to them. 
The winners must provide the number of a bank account and its corresponding IBAN in which the payment of each of the prizes regulated in these bases will be effective. 
The winners with the 1st and 2nd Prize, who live in the Spanish territory (except Canary Islands and Balearic Islands), undertake to collect the prize in person at the event scheduled for this purpose. Transportation and accommodation expenses, if necessary, will be borne by the organization. 
9. JURY 
 The jury of the Graphic Humor Contest will consist of: 
• A representative of the Francisco de Quevedo Foundation 
• José María Gallego, graphic humorist (of Gallego y Rey) – Spain. 
• Arturo Molero, graphic humorist – Spain. 
• Adriana Mosquera, graphic humorist – Colombia. 
• A representative of the sponsors. 
10. JURY OPERATION 
 The Jury will act in full, being necessary the assistance of the simple majority of its members. The Jury reserves the right to declare empty any of the prizes, if in its opinion works wouldn’t have enough quality. The jury’s decision will be made within 2 months after the deadline for submission of the work and its verdict will be communicated to all participants and published on the websites of the institutions and organizing entities as well as in different media and social media. 
11. RIGHTS AND PROPERTY OF WORKS 
 The awarded works will become part of the funds of the Museum of Graphic Humor of Quevedo and a digital copy of them will remain the property of each of the promoters and sponsors. The authors assign all their rights for publication, exhibition and divulgation by any means, always citing their authorship and provided that no income is generated from them. In the event that the publication, exhibition and disclosure generates economic rights, 25% of these are set for the authors. 
 Non-awarded works will be returned by the organization, in case the shipment is expressly requested by the author. Otherwise they will also be part of the Museum of Graphic Humor of Quevedo Funds. 
 In all cases, whenever requested, a Certificate of Donation of the work will be delivered. 
12. RULES ACCEPTANCE 
The presentation of the works implies the acceptance of these bases by all the authors. 
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Rules and Inscription to download on source: Francisco de Quevedo

11.2.21

29th International Satire and Humor Festival, City of Trento 2021, Italy

XXIX INTERNATIONAL SATIRE AND HUMOR FESTIVAL CITY OF TRENTO 2021
THEME: 
LET'S GO OUT TO SOW 
DEADLINE: 
8 May 2021 
ENROLMENT CONDITIONS: 
All Italian and foreign artists can register over 16 years. 
Each participant must present works not awarded or reported in other competitions. 
SECTIONS: 
A) Illustration/Satire/Humor (Maximum 3 works) 
B) Cartoon (Maximum 2 pages) 
DIGITAL FORMAT: 
A4 horizontal or vertical 
300 dpi in JPG or TIFF 
SENDING THE WORKS: 
For images larger than 10MB use www.wetransfer.com 
SELECTION OF WORKS: 
The jury will select the works that will be displayed in the exhibition and published on the website.  
SECTION AWARDS ILLUSTRATION/SATIRE/HUMOR: 
1) prize 1.000,00 euro 
2) prize 700,00 euro 
3) prize 500,00 euro 
SECTION AWARD CARTOON: 
Single prize 500,00 euro 
AWARDING AND EXIBITION: 
The award ceremony will be in November 2021, the exact date will be announced later. 
RIGHTS AND ROYALTIES: 
The authors, taking part in the competition, give the nonexclusive right to publish the work in any medium for promotional purposes by Studio d’Arte Andromeda not having any claim as copyright. 
DOWNLOAD THE FORM on source: studioandromeda.

8.2.21

Finalist cartoons in the International Gender Mainstreaming Cartoon Contest 2021

IZMIR METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY
INTERNATIONAL CARTOON CONTEST
SPECIFICATION
SUBJECT: GENDER MAINSTREAMING 
FINALIST CARTOONS
The jury members of the competition met on Friday, February 5, 2021 at the historical Elevator building. A total of 1,672 works were submitted by 549 cartoonists from 62 countries. As a result of day-long judging, the works for the final were determined: Menekse Çam
When you see any similar, copy cartoons or received an award before, and any fraud cartoons among the finalist cartoons, please write to organizing committee (There are typefaces on every cartoons, you can use typefaces when you are reporting).  Send to e-mail address: ibbcartoon@gmail.com 
Any objections to authenticity will be considered until February 14, 2021
Subsequent objections will not be considered. 
The final results will be announced on Monday, February 15, 2021. 
Menekşe ÇAM.

4.2.21

11th International Bojnourd Cartoon Festival, "Humanity" 2021, Iran

The 11th International Bojnourd Cartoon Festival, "Humanity" 2021, Iran
The theme of this festival is based upon the well-known poem of the major Persian and Muslim poet, Saadi Shirazi of 13th century: 
Human beings are members of a whole, 
In creation of one essence and soul.       
If one member is afflicted with pain,      
Other members uneasy will remain.       
If you’ve no sympathy for human pain, 
The name of human you cannot retain!   
Theme of the Festival: “Humanity” 
- Denial of nations’ rights through various forms of sanctions including agricultural, medical, communicative, transportation, food, and etc. 
- Sympathy, philanthropy, and helping those in need, the vulnerable communities and the peers. 
- Respecting others’ magnificence, nobility, as well as equality of all human beings in the eyes of God, and condemning racism and the customary and non-customary discrimination against various classes of the society (economic, scientific, immigrant, …). 
- National & international unification against natural and unnatural disasters (epidemies, war, flood, earthquake, storm, tsunami, and …). 
Regulations: 
- Each participant may submit a maximum number of 6 art works. 
- The submitted works are required not to have won any prizes in the past. 
- The works should be submitted in the jpg format, be of a 300 dpi resolution, and be 2000 pixels in length or width. 
- Participating artists are required to submit their particulars including their full name, postal address, email address, telephone number, photo and CV in a Microsoft office word file. 
- Artists whose works reach the final stage of the festival shall receive a catalogue; the PDF file of the catalogue shall be sent to all participants. Participants whose works enter the festival shall receive an electronic certificate of participation. 
- Upon submission of art work, the participant empowers the secretariat of the festival to use the art work in advertising, exhibitions, and also print it in the festival journal, on the web and in the press under the name of its creator. 
- Participants may use any techniques for creation of their work. 
- Participants may submit their works via e-mail. 
Prizes: 
First Prize: 800 euros, a valuable Iranian handcraft, Festival Commendation Certificate and Statuette. 
Second Prize: 600 euros, a valuable Iranian handcraft, Festival Commendation Certificate and Statuette. 
Third Prize: 400 euros, a valuable Iranian handcraft, Festival Commendation Certificate and Statuette. 
Exclusive Awards for International Artists: Valuable Iranian handcraft, Commendation Certificate and Medal for 10 participants. 
Deadline: 20 March 2021 
Address for sending artworks: cartoonhoze@gmail.com 
 Festival site & source: www.cartoonmag.com.

22nd International Festival of aphorisms and caricature, Strumica 2021, R. Macedonia

XXII-nd International Festival of aphorisms and caricature - Strumica 2021
C O N T E S T
Theme: C A R N I V A L – E R O T I C A
Aphorism:
• In this category authors participate with 10 aphorisms at maximum, printed in three copies, completed with code, particulars about the author, and set in sealed envelope.
• The authors are allowed to participate with more works, each as group of 10 (ten) aphorisms, each group with particular code.
Caricature:
• In this category, authors can participate with 3 caricatures, at maximum. The technique is on their own choice, and dimensions A/4.
• Each caricature should contain author's information on the back.
Contest deadline:
The deadline for submitting works is: March 4, 2021.
Awards:
• Three main prizes are awarded: Golden, Silver and Bronze Plaque, with the right of the Organizer to award a number of additional prizes.
Address:
• The works should be sent to:
NUCK "Anton Panov"
Blvd. "Goce Delcev" bb
2400 Strumica , R Macedonia
noted: To the Festival of aphorism and Caricature
Copyrights:
• The works received, remain as property of the Organizer and the author, and they hold the right to its public presentation, catalogue edition or other publication.
Evaluation:
• All works arriving within the set deadline will be reviewed by a jury.
• The presentation of the works – exhibition and the Reward Ceremony will come to: March 15, 2021.
Contact -Further information
Tel: ++389 (0) 71 205 263
E-mail: trimerotikon@yahoo.com ;  anton.panov.sr@gmail.com .
Source: Anton Panov - Strumica .

2.2.21

Comic and cartoon competition GENERATION EQUALITY: PICTURE IT!

Comic and cartoon competition
GENERATION EQUALITY: PICTURE IT!
About the competition 
UN Women—together with the European Commission, Belgium, France, Mexico, as well as in partnership with Cartooning for Peace—is organizing a global comic and cartoon competition to mark the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which set out how to remove the systemic barriers that hold women back from equal participation in all areas of life. The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action is a visionary agenda for the empowerment of women and girls, everywhere. 
To commemorate this anniversary, UN Women has launched the multigenerational campaign, “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future”, and will be convening a global gathering for gender equality, the Generation Equality Forum, co-chaired by the Governments of France and Mexico, with the leadership and partnership of civil society. The Forum will kick-off in Mexico City at the end of March 2021 and culminate in Paris, France, in early June 2021. 
As a global public conversation for urgent action and accountability for gender equality, the Forum will celebrate the power of women’s rights activism, feminist solidarity, and youth leadership to achieve transformative change. 
Eligibility 
• You are between 18 and 28 years old. 
• You believe in gender equality and realizing women’s rights for an equal future. 
• You want to express your vision of a gender-equal generation in a drawing. 
• Unleash the power of your creativity and PICTURE IT! 
Selection of winners 
The first-, second-, and third-prize winners of the competition will get the chance to attend the virtual opening of the Forum in Paris, and will be among the changemakers of this generation, including civil society, international organizations, governments, business, cities, parliaments, trade unions, media, and more! In addition, an exhibition with the cartoons from all finalists will take place during the Generation Equality Forum in Paris (in situ/virtual, depending on the situation). 
The prizes will be: 
• First Prize: EUR 1200 
• Second Prize: EUR 750 
• Third Prize: EUR 500 
In addition, the winners will have their work featured on several platforms, such as the website of Cartooning for Peace, but also on websites of other official partners and their respective social media channels. 
In cooperation with Cartooning for Peace, professional and renowned comic artists from different corners of the world have been identified as members of the jury. Finalists will be selected by a jury composed of expert comic artists and high-level representatives of the organizing partners, including: 
• Adène (Anne Derenne), comic artist and member of Cartooning for Peace, France 
• Boligán, comic artist and member of Cartooning for Peace, Mexico 
• Alexander De Croo, Prime Minister of Belgium 
• Koen Doens, Director-General, Directorate General for International Partnerships, European Commission 
• Mauricio Escanero Figueroa, Head of the Mission of Mexico to the European Union and Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg 
• Hélène Farnaud-Defromont, Ambassador of France to Belgium 
• Chamathya Fernando, Youth Activist and member of the Generation Equality Youth Task Force 
• Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director 
• Alaa Satir, comic artist and member of Cartooning for Peace, Sudan 
How to submit your drawing 
We invite you to picture your vision of what a gender equal generation looks like. 
Get familiar with the Beijing Conference and its outcome document, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and seek inspiration for your drawing in the “12 critical areas of concern”. 
Please note that your comic or cartoon must be without words. 
Please consult the “Terms and conditions” for detailed information on the competition. 
The submission deadline is 14 March 2021
Source: UNwomen.

1.2.21

The finalist cartoons of the 12th International Tourism Cartoon Competition 2020

Dear Fellow Cartoonists, 
After the meeting of the Pre-selection Committee on January 17 and January 24, 2021, the finalist cartoons of the 12th International Tourism Cartoon Competition were specified. 160 cartoons in the adult category and 63 cartoons in the youth category were chosen for the final evaluation. The finalist cartoons will be displayed on the organization website between February 1 and 9, 2021 before the evaluation of the final selection committee. 
When you see any similar, copy cartoon/s or received an award before, and any fraud cartoon/s among the finalist cartoons, please write to organizing committee (There are numbers on every cartoons, you can use numbers when you are reporting). Any objections to authenticity will be considered until February 9, 2021. 
The finalist cartoons are displayed on this web page. 
Please write to: E-mail: tourismcartoon@gmail.com 
Nazmi KOZAK.

31.1.21

Corruption and Development: International Cartoon Contest, Talide 2021, Germany

Call for Entries 2021
Paint it simply
Corruption and Development
Corruption is one of the major hurdles to socio-economic development worldwide. Corruption imposes huge burdens on society and on the natural world. Private interests are prioritized to the detriment of the public at large, because corruption diverts financial resources intended for socio-economic development. Poverty and social inequalities are growing due to the distortion of income distribution, and because of spending decisions that are very much influenced by corrupt practices. 
Corruption has many faces and dimensions: bribery, embezzlement, the illegal financing of political parties, tax evasion, as well as many other examples. 
However, one of the most devastating problems we face as a society is the tolerance we have developed for corruption. This tolerance manifests itself in the upending of values, revealed through clichés like: “honesty is for suckers” and “good liars are smart, only stupid people get caught”. Voters often choose politicians with the thinking: “It’s better to vote for the thief you know than the one who wants to become one” or “He robbed us, but he also did lots of good” or “We prefer to vote for the lesser evil”. 
We are therefore seeking YOU and YOUR satirical and critical insights about corruption, which use humor to increase our awareness of corruption, and educate society about its harmful effects. 
• Show us where you have already encountered corruption in your everyday life. 
• What negative impact does corruption have on the world? 
• What does the fight against corruption look like nowadays? 
We are looking for cartoons that also draw attention to the fact that the fight against corruption has a lot to do with SDG 16 “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions”. We seek cartoons that explain SDG 16 in the context of other SDG’s (Sustainable Development Goals), and to pass on awareness of these goals to future generations. 
Competition Start Date: January 15, 2021 
Deadline for Submissions: May 31, 2021 
Give us your view of the world and its inherent corruption. 
Just explain it – briefly and simply – through cartoons and caricatures. 
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Paint it simply
Corruption and Development
Contest Rules
1. The title of this competition for cartoons and caricatures is “JUST EXPLAIN IT SIMPLY: Corruption and Development”. 
2. The call for entries is directed towards all cartoonists. 
3. Closing date for submission. The work must be sent to TALIDE e.V. by 30.06.2021 by email with the subject of email “Cartoons Submission”to: competition@cartoons-talide.de or by post to the following address: TALIDE e.V., Waldemarstraße 33, 18057 Rostock, Germany. The date of the postmark applies. Submissions must be labeled “Just explain it simply” on the envelope. 
4. Each participant can send in up to three works, caricatures or cartoons. 
5. The work must be an original. They must not have been submitted to other competitions. Any captions must be in German, Spanish or English. 
6. Only the author’s own works are permitted. 
7. The maximum size of the works is: A4 (210 x 297 mm). 
8. The works must not be framed. The technique is freely selectable. 
9. Image data are to be sent as a JPG file in 300 dpi between 1 MB and a maximum of 15 MB. 
10. Name, address, e-mail contact and telephone number of the artist must be given in the e-mail or in the mail. 
11. Include a short biography (one A4 page maximum) and a photo or a self-caricature of the author. 
12. The winners will be determined by an independent jury. 
13. Three prizes are awarded, which are graded as follows: 1st prize: 1.000 Euros 2nd prize: 500 Euros 3rd prize: 300 Euros. 
14. The three winning artworks will become the property of the competition organizers. 
15. Originals will only be sent back if indicated by the artist. In this case, enclose an envelope and sufficient postage to return your submission. 
16. Selected Works are exhibited. A competition catalog will also be published, and every artist whose work is shown in the exhibition or in the catalog will receive a free specimen copy of the catalog. 
17. Participants in the competition grant permission for the use of the proposed artworks in the competition organizer’s own publications, and for publications related to the competition. 
18. In submitting their work participants automatically agree to the competitions terms and conditions. PLEASE NOTE: This also includes permission for their work to be exhibited and printed in the competitions catalogue as well as to be used by TALIDE e.V. 
19. The participants are required to ensure that the content of the submitted work does not contravene laws regarding copyright, competition regulations, child welfare, trademark law or other industrial property rights as well as personal rights of third parties. 
20. The organisers reserve the right to amend the terms and conditions. The competition organisers have the right to cancel the competition at any time as well as to modify and modify the competition or change the prize should the competition not be feasible in the intended manner. 
21. The participant agrees to make no legal claims against the competition organizers.
Source in languages: http://www.cartoons-talide.de.

26.1.21

World Press Cartoon 2021 | New deadline: February 20

World Press Cartoon 2021 | New deadline: February 20
Attending the postal processing delays caused by the pandemic in many countries, the World Press Cartoon’s organization decided to extend the deadline for the artwork reception until February 20th.

24.1.21

Winners Olense Kartoenale 2020 and the new theme 2021: Visit to the Museum

Olense Kartoenale 2020 received 1.269 entries,
sent by 420 different participants from 62 different countries.
Winners Olense Kartoenale 2020:
Category adult:
First prize: Hamid Soufi (Iran)
Second prize: Armen Hamonangan (Indonesia)
Third prize: Helmut Jacek (Germany)
Fourth prize: Andrei Popov (Russia)
Prize of the city of Bialogard (Polish participants): Pawel Kuczynski (Poland)
Prize Amnesty International: Roberto Castillo Rodriguez (Cuba).
Category youth:
Prize for best international work: Anish Aradhey (USA)
Prize for best Belgian work: Maya Khalil (Belgium).
You can view the winning cartoons here.
Olense Kartoenale 2021
The main theme 2021 is 'Visit to the museum'.
The theme of Amnesty International 2021 is 'Right to a fair trial'.
 You can sign up your participation from 1 July 2021.

22.1.21

International Cartoon Competition & Exhibition on Road Safety 2021, Malaysia

International Cartoon Competition & Exhibition on Road Safety 2021, Malaysia
This event is organised by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) in collaboration with the Balai Kartun Rossem (BKR), Malaysia. 
Eligible participants: aged 18 and above. The competition is opened worldwide. 
Theme: "Towards Safer Roads
Road crashes is one of the leading causes of deaths around the world. Every year, about 1.3 million people are killed while many others are injured or become permanently disabled as a result of road crashes. Road deaths and injuries are considered as one of most pressing public health issues, especially in low and medium income countries. This needs to be addressed through enforcement, engineering (for road infrastructures and vehicles) and education. 
One way to educate the road users is through road safety advocacy with creative and effective use of campaign materials, including cartoons. Generally, among the cause of road crashes are poor road infrastructures (such as mixed traffic, unsafe road design, poorly maintained roads); unsafe vehicles (too old or poorly maintained); and poor behaviour of road users (such as untrained/unlicensed drivers, inattention as a result of using mobile phones or other devices; driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, not wearing protective devices such as seatbelts, child seat or helmet). 
To be safe, every road user should always be aware of traffic rules and regulations, keep the vehicles safe through regular maintenance, and consider the safety of every other road users. Road safety is a shared responsibility. 
Technical Criteria: 
· All artworks to be prepared at 300 dpi. 
· Size A3 (297mmx420mm) in JPEG format. 
· Entries: Max. 3 cartoons. 
· Submitted works can be in colour or black and white, in any style or technique. 
· Submitted works must not violate copyright laws. 
· Jury’s decision is final. 
· By virtue of submitting an entry, the participant certifies the work as his own and permits the organizer to have full rights to reproduce all or a part of the entered material free of charge for publications and/or display for exhibitions. 
Submission: Send your cartoons and your CV (Name - Address - Phone number - Email address) via the following e-mail address: rossemcartoon@gmail.com and yusofghani@miros.gov.my 
Deadline: 28 March 2021, Sunday 
Exhibition: All participants whose works will be exhibited will receive a digital catalogue and a digital certificate of participation. 
Prizes:
First Prize....................: RM 1,500 
Second Prize................: RM 1,200 
Third Prize...................: RM 1,000 
3 x Consolation Prizes...: RM 500 
Web: Miros.gov.my 
Source: clickcartoone.

XXII International Biennial of Graphic Humor, Cuba

The Circle of Humorists and Cartoonists of the Union of Journalists of Cuba and the Museum of Humor of San Antonio de los Baños, summon the XXII International Biennial of Graphic Humor, which will be held from April 11 to 14, 2021, with the co-sponsorship of the Provincial Directorate of Culture of Artemisa. 
Cuban humorists and cartoonists inspired by the slogan "Humor brings us closer" invite graphic humorists from around the world to build bridges of solidarity and humanism, in the face of physical distancing and the new socio-economic challenges imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. 
Participation in the meeting is open to all graphic comedians in the world who can compete with a free theme. Original works should preferably be sent in digital format and with the signature and data of the author. They can be done in any technique, delivered in JPG format, with a resolution of 300 dpi and no less than 1500 pixels on the longest side. 
You can compete in: 
General Humor
Political satire 
Humorous cartoon/Comics 
Personal caricature 
Humorous photography 
Tomy Prize for political humor, in memory of the beloved cartoonist Tomás Rodríguez Zayas, who would be turning 72 in 2021. The Tomy Prize seeks to reward the best exponents of counter-hegemonic, anti-imperialist and left-wing graphic discourse. This time the theme will be "Sovereignty." 
The authors will be able to compete with a work in each of the categories, plus the Tomy Prize for political humor. They should be sent to the email address: humor@upec.cu and they will be accompanied by the participation form, specifying the following author information: 
Names and surnames (also artistic name) 
Country
Title 
Category 
Private Address 
Email 
Telephone 
The same data must be included in the information of the digital works, title the file with the name of the author and country of origin, in addition to clarifying in the body of the message and in the subject, the category in which it is competing, and if the work is for the Tomy Prize. 
All proposals will be received from January 18 until March 10, 2021
Unión de Periodistas de Cuba (Upec) 
XXII Bienal Internacional de Humorismo Gráfico 
Calle 23 no. 452, Vedado, Cuba. CP 10 400
Phone: +5378323722 
JURIES 
The admission jury will select the works submitted to the contest that will be exhibited at the XXII International Exhibition of Graphic Humor in San Antonio de los Baños. An international jury made up of prestigious figures linked to graphic humor will award the prizes. The decisions of the jury are final and participation in the contest implies acceptance of all the terms of this call. 
AWARDS 
Eduardo Abela Prize, the highest award of the contest, is given in homage to the outstanding Cuban cartoonist (1889-1965), consisting of an accrediting diploma, trophy and cash. 
Tomy Award consisting of a diploma, a trophy and a reproduction of a work by the author. 
As is tradition, various Cuban cultural and social institutions join the contest and award collateral prizes. 
First, second and third prize in each category and how many mentions the jury considers, consisting of a diploma. 
Source: dedete.
Translation by Google.

15.1.21

5th Beavers Laugh Cartoon Competition, Bobritsa 2021, Ukraine

BEAVERS LAUGH CARTOON COMPETITION 2021
RULES
1 – PARTICIPATION: 1 February to 1 July 2021. 
The 5th "BEAVERS LAUGH" Bobritsa Village Cartoon Competition (the Ukraine) is open to all graphic artists, who can enter works that have not been awarded until the closing date of the entries, in the cartoon, caricature and comics modalities (The comic strip should have only one page). 
The opening of the Exhibition will take place on 11 September 2021, with the official announcement of the winners of the contest. 
Each artist can enroll with the maximum of five (5) UNPUBLISHED works in the preferable format 30x40 cm (А4 minimum) and using any technique. On the back of each drawing, or in registration you must provide the author's full name, address (with ZIP code), email, phone number. 
Additionally, please, provide your ID number, social security number and bank account – IBAN (if applicable), full name of the bank, bank code (BIC / SWIFT), correspondent bank’s name and account (for non-EU banks) (needed in case you will be one of the winners). 
The artists can participate by sending their work: 
(a) by email: beaverslaugh@yahoo.com (with maximum size of 5 megabytes) 
or 
(b) by post or courier mail: 
Bobritsa Cartoon Competition 
27 Naberezhaya Street, Bobritsa, 
Kiev-Sviatoshin District, Kiev Region, 
08142, UKRAINE. 
2 – THEME 
The theme of the 5th Bobritsa Cartoon Competition is SILENCE
Although the name of the contest is BEAVERS LAUGH (in Ukrainian language the name of the village Bobritsa originates from "beaver"), this does NOT mean that your works should be only about beavers. First of all, they should be original, smart and funny, please do not restrict yourself by beavers as heroes! 
But we have our SPECIAL BEAVER AWARD for "beavers’ theme" as well! 
So, if the "heroes" of your artwork are beavers your work shall be considered for BOTH (a) main theme awards and (b) special BEAVER AWARD nominations with a chance to win both of them! 
3 – AWARDS 
First prize: euro 500 (five hundred). 
Second prize: euro 300 (three hundred). 
Third prize: euro 200 (two hundred). 
Appreciation awards (2): euro 100 (one hundred) each. 
Special BEAVER AWARD (for artworks where BEAVERS are the heroes): euro 300 (three hundred). 
4 – OTHER RULES 
Before the official announcement of the winners by the Jury, the organizers reserve the right to publish electronic copies of the selected artworks (from which the Jury will make its final selection) with the purpose to determine with the help of the public if any of submitted artwork repeats or copies previously published cartoons. 
The awarded artworks will be considered acquisitive and will become part the property of the organizers, and all winning artist assign their copyright and property rights worldwide to the organizers from the date when their artworks were submitted. 
The works will not be returned. 
May not participate in this competition officials of Bobritsa village community, their relatives and anyone involved in the organization. 
The award cash amounts are payable only upon the receipt of the original artworks of the winners by the organizers of the Competition to the personal bank accounts of the winners provided in writing (email) with copies of their passports (if required by the bank). 
The organizers have full discretion to decline any submission before the Jury's consideration and to revoke / cancel any prize awarded by the Jury in case of confirmed facts of plagiarism, repetition of the plot etc. 
By sending your artwork to the organizers a participant confirms his/her full agreement to all terms above. 
For any information, please, contact: beaverslaugh@yahoo.com
Source: Beavers Laugh.