5th International Cartoon Contest Santomera 2010

5th International Cartoon Contest Santomera 2010 - Spain
The Council of Santomera has organised this competition according to the following
1. All professional cartoonists or not of any countries may take part in this competition.
2. Each cartoonist can submit 2 originals, being essential that the original works have not been submitted to a previous competition.
4. The works must be original, any painting technique being accepted. Top quality prints of works achieved by digital tools will be considered originals as long as the author sings them, and with the indication that it is Print nº1.
5. The format of the works will be maximum 30x42 cm without frame.
6. The following PRIZES have been established:
1st PRIZE: 1000 euro
2nd PRIZE: 700 euro
Two runners-up: 200 euro
Special prize best work in Murcia's Region: 200 euro
Special prize best work in Santomera: Graphic Tablet (worth 200 euros).
7. The entries should be submitted from 11th January until 26th February 2010 by 14:00. No work will be accepted after that limit time.
8. Each of the works for submission must carry an identification label, clearly filled in, including name of cartoonist, as well as address, phone number, photograph, e-mail and a brief curriculum.
9. All works must be sent to this address:
Ayuntamiento de Santomera CASAGRANDE (Inmigración)
C/ Cuatro esquinas, 58,
30140 Santomera • Murcia • SPAIN

10. The jury panel will be made up by members designated by the Women, Equal Opportunities, Elderly and Immigration Department of the city council. The decisions of the Jury will be final and will be made public on 9th March 2010. The jury has the right to declare the prizes deserted.
11. The selected works will be exhibited from 29th March until 30th April 2010 in the premises of Casagrande in Santomera.
12. The entries will be judged according to the following criteria: Quality, originality and relation with the chosen theme. Entries transmitting positive messages will be especially valued.
13. The prize-winning works will become the property of the Council of Santomera and will not be returned to their authors. The authors accept that the City Council will have all the exploitation rights over the work for its reproduction, public communication and distribution.
14. Non-award winning entries will be returned to their authors, provided that this has been clearly stated in the identification label (works which do not respect the contest's rules will not be returned). These works will be returned once the Council of Santomera has concluded the programmed exhibitions.
15. These rules will be published in the Bulletin Board and Web page of the City Council http://www.ayuntamientodesantomera.com/, as well as in the following blog: http://humor-grafico-santomera.blogspot.com/
16. By participating in the contest, you accept all the previously stated rules.
Santomera, 9th December 2009.

Greeting e-cards arrived on the New Year's Eve

Let's the New Year will be the funniest year ever!
Happy New Year!
Andrey Feldshteyn

Recep Bayramoğlu

Burak Ergin

Ivan Hanousek

Kishore Ahmed


American caricaturist David Levine passed away (December 20, 1926 – December 29, 2009)

World-famous caricaturist David Levine dies at the age of 83 on Tuesday at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan of prostate cancer and complications from other ailments. He was diagnosed with the eye disease macular degeneration in 2006.
Levine's drawings of politicians, literary people and historical figures typically had large heads and exaggerated features. Especially his political portraits showed the mind of an artist worriedly concerned about the world in which he lived: Among his most famous images is that of President Lyndon B. Johnson pulling up his shirt to reveal that his gallbladder operation scar was shaped like the map of Vietnam.
Levine's work appeared in The New York Review of Books, Esquire, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Time and The New Yorker, among other publications.
Levine also did watercolor paintings, many depicting New York scenes.
(Summarised from: wikipedia; nytimes; bostonglobe).

New Year 2010 greeting e-cards most recently received

Cristian Topan

Miroslaw Hajnos

Kürşat Zaman

Ekrem Borazan

Recep Bayramoğlu

Hikmet Cerrah

Australian Cartoonists' Association

Cristian Topan

WORLD PRESS CARTOON - Sintra 2010 - Portugal

a) The World Press Cartoon covers three main categories: editorial cartoon, caricature and gag cartoon.
b) The World Press Cartoon is not a thematic event. Its objective is to distinguish the best cartoons created and published in 2009.
c) In the category EDITORIAL CARTOON, all entries must represent events and issues that marked the news in 2009.
d) In the category CARICATURE, only works in the strictest sense of the term will be considered, i.e., exclusively humorous portraits.
e) In the category GAG CARTOON, the works to be considered will feature subjects that are not directly related to current issues.
f) Authors are free to submit what they consider to be their best work, although clearly, those personalities, themes and events of a more universal nature will be best suited to such an international salon as the World Press Cartoon.
The prize-giving ceremony and the exhibition of the selected works will take place in the spring of 2010 at the following venues: Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna and Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval, both in Sintra.
a) Only the originals of the works will be accepted.
b) Top quality printed versions of works produced by digital or mixed techniques will be considered originals when they are signed by hand by the author, who must indicate the techniques and software used on the competition application form. The respective digital files must also be sent.
c) The format of the works cannot exceed the European standard measurement A3: 420 x 297 mm.
d) Cartoonists are permitted to submit to the competition one original entry in each of the three categories of the salon: editorial cartoon, caricature and gag cartoon.
e) It is an essential pre-requisite for eligibility that the original works were published between Jan.1 and Dec. 31, 2009 in newspapers or magazines, published on a regular basis and on sale to the public.
f) As proof of compliance with the preceding paragraph, each original must be accompanied by the respective full page of publication, on which the date and title of the newspaper or magazine is clearly visible (note that cuttings, pasted versions, photocopies or digital prints of the publication are not acceptable).
g) The author must also attach the header of the newspaper or magazine in which the work was published, making sure that both the size and quality will allow for its reproduction.
h) If the original work appears with a title, caption or any other wording, these must be translated into English, to be clearly written on the identification label that will be sent with the original.

i) The works should be received by the organization's secretariat in Lisbon by January 31, 2010.
Original works must be posted in flat packaging, between two hard boards.
Each of the works for submission must carry an entry form and identification label, clearly filled in, and attached to the reverse side of the original.
a) The Jury of five members will be presided by the Salon director.
b) The World Press Cartoon organisation under the managemente of the chairman of the jury shall select the original works to be included in both the exhibition and its catalogue.
c) It is up to the jury the award of prizes and honourable mentions.
d) The decisions of the Jury will be taken by majority vote and will be final.
a) The authors may choose to sell their works at the exhibition.
b) If an author wishes to sell his/her work(s), this should be clearly marked on the entry form and identification label, together with the intended price in euros.
c) The organization of the World Press Cartoon will add a gallery's fee to the author's original price.
d) The digital works will not be for sale.
a) All of the works which comply with the terms of eligibility will be returned to their authors, whether they are selected or not to appear in the exhibition, except for works that are sold or that have won a prize in the competition.
b) All exhibited works will be returned after the closure of the main exhibition in Sintra and subsequent tour exhibitions.
c) Digital prints will not be returned.
d) The author must provide his/her full postal address as indicated on the application form, including street, town/city, post code and country (box numbers are not accepted).
a) All authors whose works are selected to appear in the exhibition will receive a copy of the catalogue.
b) The Editors of the newspapers and magazines in which the selected works were published will also receive a copy of the catalogue.
a) The submission of a completed entry form and identification label will automatically imply the waiving of the author's royalties vis-a-vis the non-commercial reproduction of his/her work.
b) The awarding of a prize to a specific work will automatically imply the waiving of its author's royalties to the organisation of the World Press Cartoon.
a) The structure of the prizes will be as follows :
Grand Prix ... 20000 Euro
........ Editorial Cartoon ... Caricature.... Gag Cartoon
1st Prize: 5000 Euro....... 5000 Euro..... 5000 Euro
2nd Prize: 2500 Euro...... 2500 Euro..... 2500 Euro
3rd Prize: 1000 Euro....... 1000 Euro..... 1000 Euro
b) Chosen from all the entries in the competition, the World Press Cartoon will award the best work with the Grand Prix of 20 000 euros.
c) The Grand Prix winning work will be chosen from the three first-prize winners in each category.
d) The author of the Grand Prix winning work will only receive the amount indicated for this prize, i.e. it will not be added to the amount indicated for winning the category first prize.
e) The prize values indicated above refer to gross amounts and therefore are subject to Portuguese taxation at the rate in force.
f) According to the standard of the works submitted to the competition, the Jury reserves the right not to award prizes in every category and level indicated in the structural table above.
g) All the prizes will be authenticated with a diploma and the winners will receive a trophy.
h) In addition, the Jury is permitted to select other works fo the distinction of Honourable Mention, which will be symbolised by a medal and authenticated by a diploma.
i) All prizewinning works and those awarded honourable mentions become the property of the World Press Cartoon organisation.
j) Every newspapers or magazine in which a prize-winning work was published will receive a diploma in recognition of the World Press Cartoon award.
k) Every artist whose work is selected to appear in the exhibition and catalogue will receive a certificate to mark the participation in the salon.
WORLD PRESS CARTOON AP. 1179 EC Picoas 1050-001 Lisboa – Portugal
For Express Mail (TNT, DHL, FEDEX, UPS, etc) use:
WORLD PRESS CARTOON Av. Fontes Pereira de Mello, 30-9, 1050-122 Lisboa – Portugal
DEADLINE: January 31, 2010
E-mail: info@worldpresscartoon.com
WEB: http://www.worldpresscartoon.com/
Entry-form: http://worldpresscartoon.com/download/EntryForm2010.pdf
Regulations: http://worldpresscartoon.com/download/REGULATION2010.pdf


27th Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition 2010 with Free theme

27th Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition 2010 - Turkey
* The Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition is held every year in Turkey by the Aydın Doğan Foundation.
* The competition is open to professional and amateur cartoonists from all over the world.
* The Jury, composed of foreign members, will meet in June 2010.
* The XXVII. Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition will be celebrated with an award ceremony in October 2010 in Istanbul.
Participation Rules
1) Choice of subject is free.
2) Only original cartoons or internet print outs signed by the cartoonists will be accepted for the competition. Photographs, photocopies, etc... will not be accepted.
3) Size of cartoons should not exceed 29.7 x 42 cm (A3 paper size).
4) Participants are expected to send the filled out participation form, with a short curriculum vitae and a photograph, together with their cartoons. Please find the form attached to the competition booklet and posted on http://www.aydindoganvakfi.org.tr/ . The documents should be sent to:
Aydın Doğan Foundation, Oymacı Sokak, No:15, Altunizade 34662, Istanbul / Turkey.
5) The Foundation will not be responsible for any damage that may occur during postage and handling.
6) Award-winning cartoons will not be returned to the artists.
7) By filling out the participation form, the participant declares and accepts in advance that (s)he hands over the financial rights (s)he holds over the cartoons vis-à-vis the public to the Aydın Doğan Foundation without limitations on location, time period and number including assignment to third parties under Articles 21-25 of the Law on Intellectual Property Rights for publication. (S)he agrees that the Aydın Doğan Foundation may use such cartoons, exhibit them, keep them in its archives and publish them on the Internet or through other media.
8) The Foundation will cover the travel and accommodation expenses of the first three prize-winning cartoonists for the award ceremony in Turkey.
9) Cartoons which do not win awards will be returned to the artists upon written request.
10) Deadline for entries is Monday, May 3rd, 2010.
11. Former jury members can not participate in the competition.
The Prizes
First Prize : 8000 US Dollars and the First Prize of the Aydın Doğan Foundation
Second Prize : 5000 US Dollars and the Second Prize of the Aydın Doğan Foundation
Third Prize : 3500 US Dollars and the Third Prize of the Aydın Doğan Foundation
Awards of Success : 500 US Dollars and the Award of Success of the Aydın Doğan Foundation
(In the event of a tie, the prizes may be shared equally among the winners. A minimum of 5 and maximum of 12 success awards will be granted.)

Turkish cartoonist friends send their e-cards for the New Year 2010

Menekşe Çam

Oğuz Gürel

Akdağ Saydut

Emre Yılmaz



New Year greeting card from the Croatian Cartoonist Association (HDK)

Happy New Year!!!
Savska 100,
10000 ZAGREB


Winners in the 9th Barakaldo International Graphic Humour Contest

The names and nationalities of the winners of the 9th Barakaldo international graphic humour contest:
1º Constantin Pavel – Rumania.
2º George Licurici – Rumania.
3º Osvaldo Díaz Moreira – Cuba.
4º Mehdi Mohammadi Rouzbehani – Iran.
5º Tommy Thomdean - Indonesia.
It will be possible to see these works in: http://www.barakaldo.org/hermes.

Hule Hanusic from Austria sends this card for CARICATURQUE

New Year greetings from Irina Iosip, Romania, and Juli Sanchis, Spain

May the new year give you health, good luck and happiness.

Juli Sanchis


New Year 2010 greetings from Triana, Colombia, and Bondarowicz, Poland

Colleagues, Friends and Masters, of heart congratulations, enjoy your families or alone, they take care, that the life is the alone one and it is necessary to take care of it in agreement? Be a good people and never give up themselves in your noble task of making re-go and thinking to the world.
Many Embraces for all and TO LAUGHING!!! Jajajajajaja!!!
MOVIL 311 572 28 31 .

Love, Peace and Joy came down on earth on Christmas day to make you all happy and cheerful. Wish you all a Merry Christmas and may New Year bring abundant joy and happiness in your life! Sincerely, Marcin Bondarowicz .


Three humorous New Year cards from Jordan Pop Iliev, Macedonia

Happy new year
Jordan Pop Iliev

Nastradin 2010

Special Southamerican Noel card from Cristobal Reinoso - CRIST, Argentina

This New Year e-card comes from Bernard Bouton, France

Best wishes for 2010 !
Bernard Bouton

IV "Nosorog's" Magazine Cartoon Competition with theme: Politics & Politicians




(write which politicians you present, if he/she is not so well-known)
First Prize: 200 Euros + Diploma
Second Prize: Diploma
Third Prize: Diploma
Five Special Diplomas

First Prize: Diploma
Second Prize: Diploma
Third Prize: Diploma
Five Special Diplomas

(one table)
First Prize: Diploma
Second Prize: Diploma
Third Prize: Diploma
Five Special Diplomas.

Deadline: February 28th 2010
Maximum entry (by category): 7 (seven)
Size: Caricature, Cartoon & Short Comics: A4, A3
Technique: Any
You may send by post or online.
Note: Sender must be author of caricature, cartoon or short comics!
Post Address:

Note: You may send originals, but we will not send you back!

Online sending:
E-mail: nosorog.rhinocervs@gmail.com
NOTE: 300 dpi resolution, JPG, JPEG format
In both cases sending, please, write your name, address and e-mail.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In case that winner’s country is under international sanctions, organizations are not response for not has ability to delivery the prize to the winner!

1 – Mr. Goran Kljajich, president of Yuri, Founder of “Nosorog” magazine, writer, Banja Luka, Republika Srpska
2 – Mr. Miladin Berich, vice-president, writer, Banja Luka, Republika Srpska
3 – Mrs. Irina Iosip, cartoonist, Bucarest, Romania
4 – Mrs. Maria Claudia Re – Clau, Bahia Blanca, Argentina
5 – Mr. Carlos Alberto da Costa Amorim, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
6 – Mr. Zoran Spasojevich, computer graphic-artist & writer, Kragujevac, Serbia
7 – Mr. Milenko Kosanovich, cartoonist, Subotica, Serbia.




This greeting card is from Luis Ligarribay, Argentina

Mi tarjeta de amor, paz y esperanza para todos aquellos a quien Papá Noel nos trajo siempre lo que se le cantó...
Por que en estas fiestas consigamos lo que siempre anhelamos... cueste lo que cueste.
Felices Festicholas !!!
Les desea

New Year greeting card from Julio Carrión Cueva - KARRY, Peru

Feliz Navidad y próspero Año Nuevo
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year
Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année
Buon Natale e felice Anno Novo
Feliz Natal e próspero Ano Novo
Julio Carrión Cueva
Humorista Grafico e Ilustrador
Telefono: (511) 393 1721 - Cel: 994828406


Cartoons / Winners of the International Cartoon Competition "Just Explain It Simply"

We are happy to be able to announce the winners of the International Cartoon Competition "JUST EXPLAIN IT SIMPLY - FINANCIAL CRISIS AND POVERTY".

1st prize: Masoud Ziaei Zardkhashoei, Iran

2nd prize: Wesam Khalil, Egypt

3rd prize: Roland Regge vom Schulzenhof, Germany
Appreciation: Horacio Petre, Argentina.
You can see the selected works at http://cartoons.talide.de/en/preistraeger.php5
If you are among the winners, please contact our office at TALIDE <talide@gmx.de>
The jury has also selected 72 works for the exhibition and the catalogue. The creators of these works have been informed already by e-mail.