“Designing the Future” Caricature Competition - Turkey

The Futurists Summit 2008, Istanbul - Turkey
“Designing the Future” Caricature Competition

The aims of the “Designing the Future” Caricature Competition, organized by the Association of Cartoonists (http://www.karikaturculerdernegi.org/ ) and the M-GEN Futures Planning Center (http://www.m-gen.biz/ ), are to:
* Provide the opportunity for youth of high school and university age to exhibit their perceptions and expectations about the future within an environment of optimism;
* Contribute to the spread of caricaturing, one of the most effective ways of self-expression, among youth; and
* Bring talented young people together with professional artists.
The competition is open to all high school and university youth.
We invite our schools to encourage and motivate their students to take part in the competition.
Conditions for Entry
Subject: Working with the subject, “Designing the Future,” competitors should address at least one of the following questions
* How and where will we live, how will we feed ourselves?
* What will we be curious about, how will we learn and teach?
* What changes will take place in our thought, and what will be of importance to us?
* What jobs will we do, what professions will we forget?
* What will the new areas of employment and the careers of the future be?
* Transportation: How will we travel, and where?
* Art: What new developments will take place, and where will they take us?
* How will the types and relationships between communications and production develop?
* What will change in our relationship to money and our modes of management; and how?
* How will we look?
Opening date of the competition: July 1, 2008
Contest entries and associated documents must be sent by email to yarisma@futuristlerzirvesi.com.
The competition is open only to high school and university student caricaturists. Along with their caricature, entrants must provide signed and stamped copies of their current student registration documents, their address, telephone number, brief personal information in a Word document and one photograph, in a Word document, and send it in jpg format to the email address provided above.
Caricatures may be drawn by any method.
Minimum paper size for caricatures is A4 (21 x 29.7 cm), maximum size is A3 (29.7 x 42 cm). Originals will be displayed at the Summit.
Caricatures must be sent electronically at a resolution of 300 dpi to the email address above.
Participants may enter as many caricatures as they wish.
On the back of each work the entrant’s information including full name, surname, address, telephone and signature must be included. This will be used to verify the artist’s identity against the information sent by email. Originals of which the artist’s identity cannot be verified upon submission to the judges’ committee will be automatically disqualified.
Caricatures must be sent to the email address provided above by October 21, 2008 at the latest.
Following selection by jury members, the ten winning entries will be announced on November 6, 2008 on the Summit’s web site, http://www.futuristlerzirvesi.com/tr/. They will also be displayed at the Summit on November 21, 2008.
Judges’ Committee:
Aziz Yavuzdoğan / Graphic designer, caricaturist and General Secretary of the Association of Cartoonists.
Asst. Prof. Gürbüz Doğan Ekşioğlu / Graphic designer and caricaturist, Marmara University, College of Fine Arts.
Ercan Akyol / Caricaturist, artist for Milliyet newpaper
Muhittin Köroğlu / Caricaturist, teaching faculty member at Okan University
İrfan Sayar / Zihni Sinir
Yelda Karataş / Poet, Creative Director
Yaprak Moralı / Artist, Animator
Ufuk Tarhan / Coordinator, Futurists Summit
1st Prize : Laptop computer
2nd Prize : iPod
3rd Prize : Digital camera
4th-7th Prizes: Honorable Mention Plaques
Entry form: http://www.futuristlerzirvesi.com/en/default.asp?sayfa=karikatur_yarisma_basvuru

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