21st Olense Kartoenale 2009 with theme "archeology" and special theme

21° Olense Kartoenale 2009 - Belgium
Annual Cartoon Contest – Rules and regulation 2009
1. Participation
All contestants will be admitted with no distinction made regarding nationality or age.
There are two categories:
· Youth category up to 15 years inclusive;
· Adult category: 16 years and older.
2. Theme
The main theme is „archeology“. This year Amnesty International offers a special prize to the best cartoon with theme ‘poverty and human rights’.
3. Entries
· Original cartoons in black and white or colour, may bear no captions.
· Dimensions including any passe-partout 21 x 30 cm (A4).
· Works sent rolled and works larger than DIN A4 will not be returned. The cartoons should be appropriately wrapped before sending in order to prevent damage.
· Number of entries per contestant: maximum five.
· Following data should be mentioned on the back of your work: name, address and age.
4. Property rights
Prize-winning works will become the property of the organizer or the major sponsors.
All works selected may be used by the organizers to promote the contest and the village of Olen.
5. Evaluation
No correspondence is held concerning the decisions of the jury.
6. Catalogue/Cartoon book
Selected works will be considered for inclusion in a catalogue. The authors of these works will receive a free copy of the catalogue during the prize ceremony or it will be send afterwards by mail.
7. Return mail
Return of the cartoons happens only on explicit request of the participant. Every cartoon meeting with these demands but which is not selected for a prize will be sent back within two years. The organizers will endeavour to handle the return forwardings with the utmost care but cannot be held responsible for loss or damages.
8. Deadline
The deadline is 3 October 2009.
The entry form and the cartoon(s) must be send to:
Olense Kartoenale Gemeentehuis Dorp 1, B-2250 Olen - Belgium
9. Prizes
For the adult category:
1st prize: 1000 euro
2nd prize: 300 euro
3rd prize: 250 euro
4th prize: 200 euro
5th prize: 150 euro
Special prize: “poverty and human rights”: 400 euro.
For the youth category:
1st prize: 200 euro
2nd prize: 175 euro
3rd prize: 150 euro
4th prize: 100 euro.
Only for Belgian participants: prize of the province of Antwerp: week-end (youth and adult category).
10. Prize Ceremony and Exhibition
The prize ceremony will take place at Friday 13th of November 2009 at approximately 20.00 h in the council room of the town hall of Olen, Dorp 1, 2250 Olen. Every participating artist will be welcome on that occasion. Only the winners are personally invited.
A selection of the cartoons will also be exhibited at the same address and can be visited:
· Sunday 15th of November 2009
· All working days from Monday 16th of November 2009 till 22th of January 2010 during the opening hours of the town hall.
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