15.11.19

International Cartoon Contest in support of the Jai Jagat 2020, India

RULES & REGULATIONS
PARTICIPATION
• Both professional and non-professional cartoonists are welcome to participate in this contest.
• The competition is open to all individuals aged over 15 years of age.
ENTRIES
Works must be original. All graphic techniques are allowed.
Works may be black & white or coloured.
Each entry should include a covering letter with the cartoonist’s full name,postal address, contact no. and E-Mail ID.
The digital works have to be sent in JPEG format with a minimum of resolution of 300 dpi (2480 x 3543 pixels).
The cartoons are to be drawn on A4 format. (maximum size of 3 MB per cartoon) for digital cartoons
Number of entries per contestant: maximum three
Cartoons sent by post need to have the name and address of the cartoonist on the back-side of each cartoon.
The original versions of the cartoons will be accepted.
The organizer (Ekta Foundation Trust ) shall not be held responsible in the event of loss or damage of cartoons during the shipment.
Works should not be awarded at other festivals.
Works must not be older than one year.
The Prizes will be taxed according to Indian legislation.
The Organiser/EFT shall not be responsible for failure of a winner to receive the prize for reasons that are not related to the Organiser/ EFT .
DEADLINE
Deadline for submission of Cartoons / Artwork is 20 December 2019
Cartoons must be sent to: following emails
jaijagatcartooncontest@gmail.com
vikramknayak@gmail.com
or by post
Postal Address: Jai Jagat cartoon contest
C/o Mr. Jitendra Sharma
EKTA FOUNDATION TRUST
Gandhi Bhawan, Shyamla Hills,
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462002, India
Phone: +91-9926378990, 9810616519
Disclaimer
The content, thoughts and views expressed in the creatives / illustrations will be sole responsibility of the participating Artists. The EFT will not be held responsible for any content, views expressed by the artists in the creatives / illustrations developed.
By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these rules.
PUBLICATION RIGHTS
Property rights – Prize-winning works will become the property of the organizer (EFT) or theme sponsor. Further, the cartoonist provides Royalty-free and license to publish and publicly display the entries (Whether winning or not winning an award) for non-commercial purposes.
By entering the competition, the cartoonist represents and warrants that the work is an original work of the cartoonist and does not infringe on the rights of any third parties.
All selected works for exhibition may be used by the organizers to promote the contest .
Awarded works remain the property of the organizer
JURY
Decisions made by the jury cannot be challenged.
No correspondence with the jury will be allowed on their decisions.
AWARDS
Best 5 cartoons 25,000/- INR each
The prize will be given in equivalent Indian Rupees
EXHIBITION AND AWARD CEREMONY
The results of the competition will be announced around first week of January 2020
An exhibition of the selected works will take place in many countries--India, Iran, Georgia, Bulgaria, Italy, Switzerland, UK.
Source: jaijagat2020.

14.11.19

13th International Zagreb Exhibit of Car Cartoons 2019, Croatia

13. INTERNATIONAL ZAGREB EXHIBIT OF CAR CARICATURES 2019
City Center for Culture and Information Maksimir (CKIM) kindly invites all candidates, cartoonists and aspiring artists to apply and take part at 13. INTERNATIONAL ZAGREB EXHIBIT OF CAR CARICATURES.
Each artist may submit maximum of two (2) cartoons, A3 or A4 format.
Note that other formats will not be considered.
Artworks should be sent in digital form as .jpg /.jpeg in A3 or A4 size, resolution 300 dpi, via e-mail: salon@cki-m.com. The author's signature and creation date should be clearly visible. Cartoons can be also sent via post to: Address of organizator:
Centar za kulturu i informacije Maksimir, Švarcova 18, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia.
All authors are required to fill out the application form.
The subject of the exhibit is OUR PREVAILING CAR and this year's theme is “GAS STATIONS
Deadline for submitting cartoons in digital format (A3 or A4) is 8th of December 2019.
The following awards will be presented:
GRAND PRIX - 2.500 Eur
1st PRIZE - 1.000 Eur
2nd PRIZE - 800 Eur
3rd PRIZE - 500 Eur
2 special acknowledgements - 150 Eur
In addition to monetary prizes, each winner will receive a testimony.
There will be five (5) special recognitions without the money prize but with testimony distribuited to cartoonists.
Selection of artworks will be part of the exhibit. Selection will be done by officials appointed by the organizer, CKI Maksimir.
Propositions and application forms can be found in the link.
The exhibit will be under support from the Mayor of Zagreb.
The exhibit is supported by the City Council and is part of the program of cultural activities of the City of Zagreb in 2019.
Source: mojmaksimir.

26.10.19

Received the catalog of the 20th Novomestsky Osten Cartoon Contest 2019, Slovakia

Yesterday received from Slovakia the color catalog of the 20th Novomestsky Osten Cartoon Contest 2019. The 21x14.7 cm sized catalog has 56 pages (last two are left blank!) including the covers. The cartoon on the back cover is by the Indonesian artist Jitet Kustana, one of the Honorable mention-winners.
Thank you to the organizers for sending me this color book of interesting cartoons. It includes two works by Turkish cartoonists as well, namely Erdoğan Başol and Kemal Özyurt.
Below is the list of winners in the biennial contest with theme Humor is Life:
1st Prize: Alexander Schmidt, Russia
2nd Prize: Josef Gruspier, Slovakia
3rd Prize: Konstantin Kazanchev, Ukraine
Honorable Mention: Oleksy Kustovsky, Ukraine
Honorable Mention: Marie Plotena, Czech Republic
Honorable Mention: Jiri Srna, Czech Republic
Honorable Mention: Nikola Listes, Croatia
Honorable Mention: Bogdan Petry & Horia Crisan, Romania
Honorable Mention: Anatoly Radin, Russia
Honorable Mention: Jitet Kustana, Indonesia
Honorable Mention: Lijie Yang, China
Honorable Mention: Jan Tomaschoff, Germany
Honorable Mention: Damir Novak, Croatia
Honorable Mention: Josef Trubini, Slovakia
Honorable Mention: Miroslav Motycik, Slovakia.

21.10.19

The 52nd World Gallery of Cartoons, Skopje 2020, North Macedonia

52nd World Gallery of Cartoons - Skopje 2020
Dear friends, cartoonists, we are already half a century together!
Pleased that during our fifty-one-years of existence we have created a network of exceptional cartoonists - collaborators and friends of OSTEN, we are proud to announce the 52nd WORLD GALLERY OF CARTOONS Skopje 2020!
It's time to conquer the world with your cartoons again!
APPLICATION
Read the TERMS AND CONDITIONS, fill in the APPLICATION FORM, send it to the e-mail cartoons@osten.com.mk, and then print it out and send it along with YOUR WORKS at:
OSTEN – WORLD GALLERY OF CARTOONS, “8. Udarna Brigada” 2, 1000 Skopje, N. Macedonia
with the note: NO COMMERCIAL VALUE! FOR EXHIBITION ONLY!!! – 30th April 2020 latest!
In principle, ORIGINAL, hand-drawn works are expected. Only if the author works exclusively in digital technique, printed DIGITAL WORKS numbered and signed in pencil on the front will be considered.
IMPORTANT DATES
30 April 2020 – Deadline for the works submission
Until 31 May 2020 – Publication of the selection results
Until 30 June 2020 – Publication of the selected works and awarded authors
24 September 2020 – Opening of the exhibition and awards presentation
AWARDS
GRAND PRIX for LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT (1500 $)
FIRST AWARD (1000 $)
SECOND AWARD (500 $)
5 THIRD AWARDS (Plaque)
5 GOLDEN OSTEN AWARDS (Plaque)
CICO AWARD * for a Macedonian Cartoonist (Plaque)
* In honor of the great Macedonian cartoonist Vasilije Popovic – Cico.
Fill out the APPLICATION FORM, sign up, submit the works, follow the updates on FB, and do not forget to share this information with your colleagues and friends.
For more information on: www.osten.mk , and you can always contact us on:
cartoons@osten.com.mk .
WE ARE EXPECTING YOU!
OSTEN is inviting you to participate in the 52nd WORLD GALLERY of CARTOONS Skopje 2020.
Source: WGC .

18.10.19

Results of the 6th International Cartoon Contest Aleksandar Klas 2019, Serbia

Results of the 6th International Cartoon Contest ALEKSANDAR KLAS 2019
The competition organized by review ILUSTROVANA POLITIKA
received 858 cartoons by 218 cartoonists from 41 countries.
Jury:
Zefirino Grasi, general manager, president
Sanja Lazarevic, editor-in-chief, member
Ognjan Radulovic, editor, member
Radmila Grbovic, editor, member
Spiro Radulović, editor of contest, cartoonist, member.
WINNERS
First prize Vladimir Khakhanov (Russia)
First prize Marco De Angelis (Italy)
Second prize Jovo Škomac (Sеrbia)
Third prize Goran Ćeličanin (Sеrbia)
Diploma Behnam Pormehdi (Iran)
Diploma Bogdan Petry and Horia Krisan (Romania)
Diploma LU Nan ( China)
Diploma Slobodan Srdić (Serbia)
Diploma Ilya Katz (Israel)
Diploma Halit Kurtulmuş (Turkey)
Diploma Slobodan Butir (Croatia)
Diploma Jakša Vlahović (Serbia)
Diploma Ngai Oo U Han Kyi (Myanmаr)
Diploma Erico Junqueira Ayres (Brazil).

9.10.19

Results of the 10th International Biennale “Masters of Caricature”, Plovdiv 2019, Bulgaria

On 1st of October at 6 pm was the opening of the tenth international edition of the international biennial "Masters of Caricature". This year topic was "The Pig and the Culture".
In the tenth anniversary edition of the International Biennale “Masters of Caricature”, Plovdiv 2019, took part 87 artists with 203 cartoons. They present 30 different countries from Europe, North and Latin America, Asia, Africa.
The jury consisted the members: acad. Prof. Dimitar Dimitrov (president of UARD, cartoonist), assoc. Prof. Angel Yankov, PhD (director, REM – Plovdiv), Tsocho Peev (Plovdiv Cartoonists Association), Irien Trendafilov (Plovdiv Cartoonists Association), Yanko Kavrykov (painter, REM – Plovdiv). They have awarded the following names with the title Master of Cartoon for 2019:
Veselin Zidarov BULGARIA
Miroslav Bozhkov BULGARIA
Igor Smirnov RUSSIA
Izabela Kowalska-Wieczorek POLAND
Makhmudjon Eshonkulov UZBEKISTAN.
The Special Prize of the President of the University of Agribusiness and rural development - Plovdiv goes to:
Furkat Usmanov UZBEKISTAN
And the nominations for the tenth anniversary edition are:
Steffen Jahsnowski – Herschel GERMANY
Ali Reza Abousaidi IRAN
Huseyin Cakmak CYPRUS
Cai Weidong CHINA
Zlatko Krstevski MACEDONIA
Marco Ramos USA
Ricardo Ferreira PORTUGAL
Borta Ambrozie Ovidiu ROMANIA
Anatoly Radin RUSSIA
Erdogan Basol TURKEY
Mirsaid Gaziyev UZBEKISTAN
Husan Sodiqov UZBEKISTAN
Gennadiy Nazarov UKRAINE
Darko Drljevic MONTENEGRO.
Source.

4.10.19

International Exhibition Satyrykon 2020, Poland

International Exhibition Satyrykon 2020, Poland
Regulations
Participation conditions
1. SATYRYKON 2020 International Exhibition is an open competition.
2. The objects of the competition are drawings, graphics and other works of fine arts and photography created with the use of optional techniques, being originals, completed within the recent two years (2019-2020), and qualified by artists to one of the following sections:
SECTION I – THEME: SOLITUDE
SECTION II – SATIRE & JOKE
(drawings without captions are preferred)
3. WORKS AWARDED IN OTHER COMPETITIONS will be excluded from the SATYRYKON competition.
4. The format of works – maximum A3 (297 x 420 mm).
5. Works should be sent or delivered by February 3, 2020 (date of the postmark), packed in a protective cover to:
SATYRYKON – Legnica 2020
International Exhibition
Chojnowska 2, 59-220 Legnica, Poland
Organisers are not responsible for transport damages.
THE PARTICIPANTS ARE KINDLY ASKED NOT TO POST, THE WORKS VIA ELECTRONIC MEANS AS THESE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR THE COMPETITION.
6. Participation in the competition is free of charge. However, organisers reserve the right to include one of the submitted works in the Satyrykon Gallery. In this way – the work – chosen by the author, will cover our postage costs. In case of not indicationg one of the works, the Organizer can send all the works on the AUTOR’S EXPENSE. Further details concerning the payment and the return of the works will be stated individually by e-mail.
7. Works should be accompanied by their author’s photo or caricature, a short biographical note and a filled application form (PLEASE USE CAPITALS).
Prizes
1. Works for the competition will be qualified by the international Jury.
2. The Jury will award the following prizes:
GRAND PRIX SATYRYKON 2020 - pure gold key and purse amounting to 8,000 PLN
2 gold medals and purses amounting to 6.000 PLN each
2 silver medals and purses amounting to 5.500 PLN each
2 bronze medals and purses amounting to 5.000 PLN each
and 4 special prizes amounting to 4.000 PLN each
Director of Legnica Culture Centre for a photography work in amount of 4,000 PLN award
Mayor of Legnica award in amount of 4.000 PLN
The organisers are expecting extra awards for laureates: for the Author of THE BEST DEBUT and the Author of THE STUDENT DEBUT to be accompanied by a solo exhibition at the Satyrykon Gallery within the programme of SATYRYKON 2020 events.
Jury has the right of final distribution of the statutory prizes, i.e. change their number, not to award them, or not to award the GRAND PRIX SATYRYKON. Jury’s decisions are final.
The competition results will be announced on March 2, 2020 at Satyrykon web site: www.satyrykon.pl
No t e !
AWARDS ARE SUBJECT TO TAXATION ACCORDING TO THE CURRENT REGULATIONS. The condition to pay the authors is their arrival for the opening of the exhibition and their collecting the awards by December 15, 2020, or the awards can be transferred into a bank account in a currency specified by the author.
Participants’ privileges
1. Authors of the works qualified to the exhibition are given a presentation copy of the exhibition catalogue.
2. Organisers provide competition prize-winners with gratuitous participation in the SATYRYKON 2020 event on June 19-21, 2020.
3. Works sent to the exhibitions will be exhibited in Poland and abroad after the main exhibition, and then will be returned to their authors by the end of 2021.
WE KINDLY ASK THE AUTHORS TO NOTIFY US ABOUT ANY CHANGES TO THEIR ADDRESS DATA – RETURN ADDRESS / PHONE / E-MAIL.
Final provisions
1. Organisers reserve the right to use the sent works for SATYRYKON advertising purposes without any special fees paid to the authors: to be exhibited and reproduced in a variety of advertising materials, as well as printed and circulated in catalogues.
2. The prize-winning works become the property of the organisers and will be included in the collection of the Satyrykon Gallery.
3. The exhibition organisers are the final judges in interpretation of the regulations.
4. Sending her/his work the artist agrees to the mentioned above rules and regulations and agrees to publication of the author’s profile in the post-exhibition catalogue.
5. Legnica Culture Centre (+4876 72-33-700; e-mail: lck@lck.art.pl) and Satyrykon Foundation (+48 76 852-23-44; e-mail: satyrykon@wp.pl) – PL 59-220 Legnica, Chojnowska 2 – are organisers of the International Exhibition SATYRYKON – Legnica 2020.
Schedule:
Deadline for works reception February 3, 2020
(date of the postmark)
Jury meeting February 21-23, 2020
Post-competition exhibition June 6 – August 30, 2020
Return of the works after the exhibition cycle December 30, 2021.
Source: satyrykon.

29.9.19

International Cartoon Contest Golden Hat 2019, Belgium

GOLDEN HAT 2019
RULES
PARTICIPATION
All persons over 18 years of age are eligible to participate in this international contest. Participants shall agree to the terms and conditions of the rules and the decisions of the jury. Belgian law governing withholding tax on prizes won by foreign participants applies.
Participation is free of charge. Deadline 31.12.2019.
DEFINITION
A cartoon is a humorous drawing. This may be a caricature of a famous person, a parody of a real situation, or simply a picture of a funny situation. The cartoon may consist of one image or take the form of a short comic strip. No moving images allowed.
THEME
Participants are free to choose the theme of their entries.
ENTRIES
Regulations​
Maximum 5 submissions per person, black and white or colour.
The cartoons must not contain text.
Drawings can also be made digitally.
They must be packaged flat and not folded.
Works under glass, framed or in other materials will not be accepted.
They must not have been exhibited in Belgium or awarded in other countries.
Entries
Digital entries: min. 2480 x 3500 pixels (A4 300dpi). Allowed file types: jpg jpeg eps tif psd pdf.
Entries may only be sent by post after the form has been completed on the website and the form is enclosed with the entry. Dimensions min. 21 x 30 cm or max. 30 x 42 cm. The entrant’s name, first name and address must be written on the back of each cartoon.
Your participation is only valid if we have received your fully completed entry form on our website.
Entries are submitted at the expense of the entrants.
The selected cartoons wil be tramed with a passe-partout for the exhibition.
ORIGINALITY OF WORKS
The sender remains responsible for the originality of his work. Discussions and possible claims concerning all forms of plagiarism are the responsibility of the contributor.
OWNERSHIP RIGHTS
By participating, entrants grant the organizing body the right to use their entries as advertising for the “International Cartoon Festival” and the seaside resort Knokke-Heist (e.g. as cartoon book, catalogue, advertising in the press and other media, separate promotional printed works such as posters, leaflets, etc., promotional gifts by the city council and/or cartoon festival organizers, calendar).
JURY
A professional jury will make a selection from the entries for the exhibition and will declare the prize winners.
OWNERSHIP BY ORGANIZING BODY
All submitted works shall become the property of the organizing body related to the cartoon festival.
You can ask for a return of the submitted items on your expence. Submitted works will be stored for maximum 2 years.
CARTOON BOOK
In collaboration with “Davidsfonds” Leuven, a cartoon book will be published, subject to budgetary and technical constraints. Selected participants will be entitled to one copy.
PRIZES
Golden Hat 5.000 € *
Silver Hat 2.000 € *
Bronze Hat 1.000 € *
Audience Award 500 €
* + flight and hotel accommodation in Knokke-Heist during the opening (one night).
PRODUCTION
City of Knokke-Heist / Culture House
Maxim Willemspad 1 , 8300 Knokke-Heist
Phone +32 50 63 04 30
cartoonfestival@knokke-heist.be
Source: myknokke.

The 2nd Trumpism International Cartoon and Caricature Contest 2019, Iran

The 2nd Trumpism International Cartoon and Caricature Contest 2019
Theme: Donald Trump
Categories:
Cartoon Section:
1. Trump and racism
2. Trump and immigration
3. Trump and Mass Media
4. Trump and his attitude toward other countries
5. Trump and violations of international treaties (Paris agreement, Nuclear Arms Treaty with Russia, JCPOA…)
6. Trump and sale weapons
7. Trump and Israel (United Nations Security Council Resolution 478…)
Caricature Section: Donald Trump
Rules:
- Each participant can submit up to 5 works in each category.
- Works must not be awarded at other festivals.
- Submitted works should not be published in the previous festival catalog.
- Artworks must be emailed in png or jpg format, 300 dpi resolution and 2000 pixel width or length.
- A Word file containing full name, postal address, email address, phone number, photo and CV is kindly needed.
- A PDF copy of the catalog will be sent to all the artists.
- Only the Finalists will receive a volume of the catalog.
Email address for sending artworks: trumpismcontest@gmail.com
Prizes:
Cartoon Section:
First Prize: 1500 € with Trophy and Honorable Mention
Second Prize: 1000 € with Trophy and Honorable Mention
Third Prize: 500 € with Trophy and Honorable Mention
Caricature Section:
First Prize: 1500 € with Trophy and Honorable Mention
Second Prize: 1000 € with Trophy and Honorable Mention
Third Prize: 500 € with Trophy and Honorable Mention
Deadline: December 1, 2019
Closing Ceremony and Award Ceremony: December 16, 2019
Site: www.irancartoon.com .

28.9.19

The 14th HumoDEVA International Cartoon Contest 2019, Romania

ORGANIZERS
The International Site BestCARTOONS.net,
CRISAN Publishing House,
The ACCES Association Deva and
The Founders,
Are very glad to invite you to participate in
The HumoDEVA International Cartoon Contest, the 14th Edition 2019
CONTESTANTS
The HumoDEVA International Cartoon Contest is an open competition for artists all over the world. Anyone may take part, with no restrictions.
The participation is free of charge.
THEMES & NUMBER OF WORKS
You can participate in one, two or in all three themes, with maximum 5 works/theme.
THEME 1: Poly-ticks and Politicians - maximum 5 works
THEME 2: Eggs, Chickens, Roosters - maximum 5 works
THEME 3 - Free THEME: Your BEST CARTOONS of 2018-2019 - maximum 5 works
LANGUAGES
Graphic Humor - Cartoons or Caricatures without words! (we accept also drawings with a little text in English)
DEADLINE 31 December 2019
JURY & PRIZES
This year, because we are in the 14th edition, the golden prize will be 1400 euros. At the 15th edition, the prize will go up to 1500 euros... And we will do the same, until the 100th edition!
The Jury, composed of renowned cartoonists, will award the following prizes for the best works:
GOLD PRIZE - 1400 Euro, Special Honor Diploma and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net
SILVER PRIZE - 700 Euro, Special Honor Diploma and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net
BRONZE PRIZE - 400 Euro, Special Honor Diploma and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net
10 EXCELLENCE Awards, Special Honor Diploma and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net
The jury's decisions are final and irrevocable.
Other Special Prizes offered by the sponsors may be awarded.
The prizes can be paid in Deva or can be posted to the cost of the receiver. The organizer does not assume any liability regarding taxes or bank charges. We will not resend any money prize due to the failure of delivery thereof caused by incorrect information supplied by the participating artists.
Only the original drawings of the prize-winning entries should be sent in maximum three weeks from the results announcement, well wrapped and protected against damages.
WORKS
Works must be originals and any kind of graphical technique will be accepted, including digital artwork.
Entries can be either black and white or colored. Size of entries is maximum A3 format.
The works and your Curriculum Vitae (CV) must be digitized in 300 DPI resolution (RGB), JPG or PNG format, with the maximum limit of 5 MB.
The name of the cartoons, in English, must contain the entrant’s given name, family name, country and a few keywords related to the work.
UPLOAD YOUR WORKS AND YOUR CV (JPG or PNG format, Max 5 Mb.)
UPLOAD YOUR WORKS and YOUR CV (in English) HERE !
EXHIBITION & RESULTS
The cartoons selected for the contest will be exhibited, free of charge, on BestCARTOONS.net, for the visitors around the world and for the attention of all cartoonists (to prevent similarity, copying or stealing). Any cartoon which is similar, copied or stolen will not be awarded.
The contest results will be announced on the HumoDEVA 2019 web site.
CATALOG
The eCatalog, in .pdf format, will be sent by email to all selected artists.
Click here to see the eCatalogs of past editions.
USE AND REPRODUCTION OF WORKS
Contestants allow the Organizers the right to reproduce any of the selected works free of charge for publication in cartoon books, catalogs, advertising in the press, internet and other media, separate promotional printed works such as posters, leaflets, promotional gifts, calendars, etc, in as many copies as the Organisers shall deem appropriate, including publication on the website BestCARTOONS.net, eBooks and any other form of communication and promotion.
The Organisers are authorized to publish the works on any support, even for commercial purposes. In the case of reproductions, the author will be mentioned in habitual ways. The author allows free use of their work for popularisation, cultural and recreational purposes, as well as for public enjoyment. The author must expressly renounce all rights to any compensation.
The copyrights on the works still belong to the authors.
CONSENT
Contestants expressly authorize the Organizers to process the personal data in its possession in accordance with the personal data protection law, so as to include them in databases operated directly by the Organizers or a third party appointed by it.
The Organizers are entitled to adopt final decisions on all matters not mentioned in these regulations. These are published on the website www.BestCARTOONS.net in English.
By submitting the works and participating in The HumoDEVA International Cartoon Contest, the artists accept unconditional the decisions of the Jury and the rules printed above.
GOOD LUCK to EVERYONE at the BIGGEST INT'L CARTOON CONTEST from ROMANIA!
Horia CRISAN, founder of HumoDEVA International Cartoon Contest & owner of BestCARTOONS.net
Liviu STANILA, co-founder of HumoDEVA International Cartoon Contest & illustrator.
INFO & CONTACT www.BestCARTOONS.net .