III European Cartoon Contest 2009 with theme: Creativity and Innovation

Invitation - III European Cartoon Contest "Creativity and Innovation"
Dear Cartoonist,
We are very pleased to invite you to participate on the III European Cartoon Contest which theme is Creativity and Innovation, and the deadline for the reception of works will be the 30th September 2009.
This contest’s theme is in accordance with the proclamation of 2009 as the European Year of Creativity and Innovation.
If there is a sector that has, in its nature, a very strong focus on creativity and innovation, this sector is called Cartoon. Therefore, developing creativity and innovation on the European creativity and innovation is certainly a double challenge. Here it is.
With the quality of the humour we will prove that creativity and innovation are sustainable. We need rivers of humour to enlarge the margins of the unsustainability!
We do look forward to receive your participation!
Warm regards
Luís Humberto Marcos
National Printing Museum, Estrada Nacional 108, nº 206, 4300- 316 Porto PORTUGAL
Tel: 351+22 530 49 66
Fax: 351+22 530 10 71

This contest under the theme of “Creativity and Innovation“ is organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, entity which organizes the PortoCartoon-World Festival.
The year 2009 was designated by the Council and the European Parliament as the European Year of Creativity and Innovation. With one purpose: to provide the opportunity for the enhancement of skills and activities that stimulate the use of creativity and innovation as essential for a sustainable economic and social development.
The humour here has an important role. We can go far constructing and deconstructing the creativity and innovation.
3.1. The works measurements should not exceed 42 x 30 cm (DIN A3).
3.2. The works must be originals and any kind of plastic or graphical technique will be accepted, including digital artwork if they are signed and if they are print number one.
3.3. The works should present on the reverse the following information: name and address of the author, title, theme section and year.
This contest is for European authors (by birth, residence or work), of any European country, being part or not of the 27 countries of the European Union.
The works should arrive at the Portuguese Printing Press Museum (address: Estrada Nacional 108, nº 206, 4300-316 Porto / Portugal) at the latest on 30th September 2009 , together with the author’s CV (publications, exhibitions, prizes…) and the application form.
6.1. The participation in this contest means automatically that the author is waving copyrights of his works in any kind of support (including web pages), concerning the production and diffusion of the contest, as well as late exhibitions and catalogue edition and other kind of diffusion material.
6.2. In case of using non-awarded works in other cases except this contest exhibition or its promotion (including the catalogue), copyright payment will be made to the artists whenever it takes place to.
To be defined timely.
8.1. The International Jury will have an odd number of judges.
8.2. The Jury decisions will be final with no subjection to any kind of appeal or reclamation.
The awarded works will become property of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum and will make part of itinerant exhibition. The others will be sent to the artists, if formally requested on the application form, after its public exhibition and possible exhibitions in other cities and countries.
All the artists whose works will be selected for the exhibition will receive a catalogue.
The prize will be delivered in a public ceremony, in place and date to be announced.


4th International Cartoon Contest Urziceni 2009 - Romania

Contest is open to all cartoonists, both professional and amateurs.
Theme: “O tempora, o mores” (Oh the times!, Oh the customs!)
Entries: max.5
The works must be accompanied by the author’s biography.
Size: A4 (210 x 297 mm) – A3 (297 x 420 mm)
Technique: free
Deadline: 18th November, 2009
First Prize – 1000 $
Second Prize – 700 $
Third Prize – 500 $
Two Special Prizes with a value of 400 $ and 300 $ for a portrait of a well-known world personality – any domain.
Catalogue: each selected artist will receive a copy.
Remark: the works will be not returned, they will remain the property of the House of Culture Urziceni for the future exhibitions.
The works should be sent to:
Director Festival,
Contact details:
Tel: 0040 722 433 933 ; 0040 243 254 020.

Crihana’s retrospective book published in Germany: Satirische Idyllen

Florian Doru Crihana’s twenty years retrospective book published in Germany:
Satirische Idyllen (2009).
First presentation in Luxembourg:
Details at Crihana’s blog


Competition for 2009 ICC Comics Award with theme Astronomy and the Universe

Competition for 2009 ICC Comics Award
This year, Competition for ICC Comics Award is being held for the first time. Art works created for the competition by cartoonists and comic artists from around the world will be displayed at the 10th International Comic Artist Conference in Taiwan. The theme for competition is all kinds of contents related with Astronomy and the Universe.
The year 2009 commemorates the 400th year since Galileo Galilei first used an astronomical telescope to observe the skies, and has been designated by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and UNESCO as the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009). As one of the oldest branches of fundamental study, astronomy has had a significant influence on every culture, epitomizing the apex of human intelligence.
Astronomy has made shining and brilliant advances in recent decades. IYA2009 is a global celebration to remember and celebrate the contributions astronomy has made to society and culture, with the theme ‘The Universe, Yours to Discover.’ Currently, many countries in the world are participating in IYA2009 in a variety of ways. Through these various events, the wonders of the Universe discovered through astronomy can be shared and appreciated by a multitude of people in many different ways.
Especially in light of the 2009 ICC Comics Competition event, based on the theme of the Universe, this global celebration of astronomy is expected to be enriched through comics and the value of astronomy will be shared from the perspective of comics’ art.
* Schedule
* Application period: June 15~August 16, 2009
* Announcement of winners: October 25, 2009
* Exhibition: To be exhibited at the ICC Taiwan venue, October 23~26, 2009
Online exhibition on ICC Website
* Guidelines
1. Hosted by: ICC Secretariat
2. Operated by: ICC Secretariat, Taiwan ICC Organizing Committee
3. Sponsored by: Taipei Comic Artist Labor Union, The Korea Cartoonist Association, Urimana Association, Manga Japan, Hong Kong Animation & Comic Association, Chinese Cartoon Studies Association, Bucheon Cartoon Information Center, Korean organizing committee for the International Year of Astronomy 2009
4. Theme: All contents related with Astronomy and the Universe (refer to http://www.astronomy2009.org/)
5. Categories of Application Materials:
- Category 1: One-cut cartoon or illustration
- Category 2: Comics under 8 pages in length
6. Size of Application Materials: (jpg, gif, png file only)
(1) Single cartoon or illustration category
- Size: A3 (297 x 420 mm)
- Color: free, whether black-and-white or color
- Resolution: 300 dpi or higher
(2) Comics (under 8 pages) category
- Size: B4 (180 x 240 mm)
- Color: free, whether black-and-white, or color
- Resolution: 300 dpi or higher
- Note: If work includes dialogue or text, submission of text in English is required.
7. Eligibility: All cartoonists, illustrators, and comic artists in the world
8. Application Materials:
- Copy of artwork and application form
- Artwork data
- Application form (Downloadable from ICC Website or from Websites of member organizations in various countries)
- How to submit
- Online: Apply through ICC website http://www.intercomicon.org/
- Postal delivery: Mail to
ICC Secretariat
8, Chuneui-dong, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, 420-857, South Korea

Please note:
1. If using postal delivery, work must be submitted on CD in a graphics file with a resolution over 300 dpi. The final appearance of the printed version after submission may differ from artist’s original intention.
2. Submissions must be in digitized format. Paintings or drawings are not eligible for submission.
3. Submitted CDs will not be returned.
Application period: June 15~August 16, 2009 (2009.06.15~2009.08.16)
* Judging and Awards
1. Judging method and criteria
→ 1st Round: Entries will be nominated based on quality of work and potential, among other criteria, by a panel of judges recommended by ICC standing committees.
→ 2nd Round: Awards for first prize, excellence awards, and recognition awards for nominated entries will be selected from among the nominated works by visitors viewing the works, using an on-site voting method during the ICC period at the exhibition venue.
2. Announcement of results: Announcements will be made at the competition venue on the final day of the ICC competition. Notice of winners will be posted on the ICC Website.
3. Awards
Category Prizes and Cash Awards
Single Cartoon or Illustration Category
First Prize (one) - Trophy - Cash award: USD $1000
Awards of Excellence (two) – Trophy - Cash award: USD $500
Nominated entries - recognition awards - Commemorative book of drawings
Comics Category
First Prize (one) – Trophy - Cash award: USD $1000
Awards of Excellence (two) – Trophy - Cash award: USD $500
Nominated entries - recognition awards - Commemorative book of drawings
4. Award presentation and exhibition
- Exhibition period: October 23~26, 2009
- Venue: Taiwan ICC contest venue
- Exhibition content: Works nominated from submissions and invitational works
- Award announcement: Competition closing ceremony on October 25, 2009
If awardees are not present at the ceremony, they will be notified and presented with their award at a later time.
5. Reminder
- Although all rights for works submitted belong to artists, ICC reserves the right to reproduce prize-winning works on the ICC Website and for projects and pertinent promotions of ICC.
- The ICC Secretariat is not responsible for any loss or damages that may be suffered by submitted works, in cases where works and applications are submitted by mail.
- If the work of any prize recipient proves to be stolen or plagiarized, the winner will be disqualified, the award must be rescinded, and the cash prize returned.
Webpage: http://www.intercomicon.org/
Email: icc@kcomics.net
Address: ICC Secretariat 8, Chuneui-dong, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon-shi, Kyonggi Province, 420-857, South Korea
Office: 82-(0)32-650-0561 / 82-(0)32-650-0563
Source: syriacartoonLink

5th Salon of Humor from Paraguaçu Paulista with free and musical themes

Regulation - For 5th Salon Of Humor From Paraguaçu Paulista – Brazil - International

Registrations until October 10, 2009. Opening - November 27, 2009.
All the professional or amateur cartoonists can register unpublished works, since they have not been rewarded in another contests and expositions until the date of closing of the registrations (10-10-2009), and in the case of Comic Strip the character should be unpublished. Each author can register up to three (3) works for category, developed in any technique including them elaborated by computers. For each work correspondent a will own be filled (1) registration record. In the case of shipping for CD, to enclose file with the author's data.
The theme will be free for the four categories (Cartoon, Political Cartoon, Comic Strip and Caricatures) and with theme specified in Thematic Cartoon. The format will be the A3 (297 x 420 mm) without frames and mounted on cardboard in the case of the originals. In the category Comic Strip three will be accepted (3) boards with at the most four (4) comic strip in each board (format A3).
All the works, besides the works done with the hands, they can be correspondents for e-mail or CD, digitalized in 300 DPI, color way RGB, in the format JPG (high quality) or PDF obeying the maximum limit of 1,5 MB. The works can be sent through this site in the section Record of Registration.
Cartoon - Joke graph with universal theme and temporaries.
Political Cartoon - graphic Representation criticizes and well tempered of a political fact and/or social on present time.
Comic Strip - graphic Humor in sequence tans of pictures similar to published them in newspapers.
Caricature - graphic Representation with well tempered anatomical alteration of well-known personalities. This year with the theme - "ARTISTS OF WORLD MUSIC”.
Thematic Cartoon - That category will have a specific theme - "MUSIC".
Three will be checked (3) prizes for each category. In the total of R$ 22.500,00 like this divided:
Five prizes of 1st place, in the value of R$ 2.500,00 each, distributed among the categories;
Five prizes of 2nd place, in the value of R$ 1.500,00 each, distributed among the categories;
Five prizes of 3rd place, in the value of R$ 500,00 each, distributed among the categories;
All the categories will have three Honorable Mentions through diplomas totalized 15 mentions.
The values of the prizes for the international works will be transformed with base into the value of the Commercial Dollar of the date of dispatch of the consignment abroad.
NB.: The award jury the right is reserved of not destining prizes to the categories that don't reach the enough level, transferring for another categories, or creating a reward special of the Saloon.
When registering in the Salon, the author automatically transfers the Cession of the copyrights of your work(s) when winning, getting, in a total, universal and definitive way, in all the use modalities and gratuitous title, that starts to integrate the Patrimony of the Saloon of Humor from Paraguaçu Paulista in Brazil for all the right ends.
In case the award jury verifies some fraud species or plagiarism in an/ or more registered works, it can cancel the reward checked. The works will be disclosed in the site of the Saloon after the inauguration of the same and they can be answered up to 10 days after the opening of the living room [sic], with fitting tests of any irregularity made from the jury.
Other prizes and mentions can be instituted the approach of the Organizing Commission.
Works out of the regulation or considered plagiarisms will be automatically declassified.
The works should be correspondents for the following postal address:
Salão de Humor de Paraguaçu Paulista.
Alameda Gaspar Ampúdia s/n - Centro de Convergência Turística - Jardim Aeroporto - Paraguaçu Paulista - São Paulo - Brasil

CEP 197000-000 - Tel. +55(18) 3361-6165,
until October 10, 2009 (it is worth the arrival date).
E-mail: salao@salaodehumordeparaguacu.com.br
Site: http://www.salaodehumordeparaguacu.com.br/
The works will be returned until one year after the closing of the event, on March 27, 2011. In case the artist wants to receive its work before, it should remove in the Salon.
Source: http://www.brazilcartoon.com/


Results Gura Humorului International Cartoon Contest 2009, Romania

The results of Gura Humorului (Romania) International Cartoon Contest 2009
Theme: The Crisis' Smile
Lucian Ioan Dobârtă (Lucido) – Bistriţa, Romania
Sergiu Grapă – Iaşi, Romania
Oleg Goutsol (Ukraine) - Belarus
-Ex equo-
Lubomir Kotrha - Slovacia
Saeed Sadeghi - Iran.
First Prize winner and exhibition
(Blogger's note: It's a pity that my name is not in the list of participants published in Dum-Dum (July 07). I posted my cartoon on June 10, the date which they say in the regulation to be accepted for the entries. Well, if the mail didn't arrive in almost a month's time until the beginning of the event in July in Romania, the country not far from Turkey, that should be considered for future correspondence! Kemal Ozyurt.)


Theme in UMO International Cartoon Contest 2009: Sustainability and Recycling

UMO - 5th International Cartoon Contest 2009, India
Announcement for the UMO - 5th International Cartoon contest, here is the summary, the details follow...
* Open to everybody
* 5 entries per participant
* No entry fee
* Awards worth Rs 60,000/-
* Deadline: September 7th, 2009
The UMO - International Cartoon Contest is held by UsabilityMatters.Org towards the World Usability Day. All the awarded and qualified cartoons will be exhibited.
Participation is open to all cartoonists from every country in the world. There is no Entry fee.
Please go through the rules and regulations - and in particular - the conditions applicable to the intellectual property rights.
Theme for the Competition
So tweet earth - toon tweeting for sustainability
We invite cartoons which humorously communicate the seriousness of the theme, by rethinking sustainability and recycling. Rethink situations, rethink technology, cars, mobile phones, materials, energy resources and everything else we use day in and day out to keep going. Rethink and depict how the usage of new materials that can fully enter a new life cycle by either going back to nature or going back into the design process as a new product affect our world.
Awards and Acknowledgements
A jury will select the top 6 winning entries, the cartoonists will be granted a cash prize award of
* First prize Rs.25,000/- (Rs. Twenty five thousand only)
* Two second prizes of Rs. 10,000/- (Rs. Ten thousand only) each and
* Three Third prizes Rs. 5,000/- (Rs. Five thousand only) each
* Five Special mention awards.
An exhibition of the winning and shortlisted entries will be held and UMO will publish an online exhaustive works report.
The jury and the judgment criteria
We are in process of putting a jury of well-known professionals and socially active personalities. The names will be announced in due course, depending on confirmation. For Judgment jury will use criteria such as creativity, humor, visual communication, presentation, persuasiveness, originality, cleverness, relevance of content and execution to identify the winner.
Deadline for Submission
Cartoons will be accepted through September 7th, 2009
Rules and Regulations
Entries: up to 5 cartoons per person
Size (snail mail): A4 (210 x 297 mm ) or A3 (297 x 410 mm)
Size (digital): 300 dpi and in dimensions that are suitable for printing.
Technique: free
Entries in hard-copy/paper will not be returned. Entries in digital format may need to be re-posted if the resolution is not found good for printing.
Exhibition and Prize distribution: To be announced
Submitting your entries:
Mail your cartoons keeping the competition name in subject line to toons@usabilitymatters.org .
If you are sending through the snail mail, use the following address:
UMO - 5th International Cartoon Contest-2009
Flat No# 1, 195, Sree Nilayam Apts,
Kavuri Hills, Besides Pranadha Hospitals
Madhapur, Hyderabad-500033, India

ph: +91-9502759650
Please mention a little background information about yourself that may help identify you with your work and the email id that will help us get back to you with any communication.
Intellectual property rights
UMO may, in its sole discretion to use the art-work (images, photograph, written content) for any purpose, change, alter, amend, add to, delete from and otherwise modify, including but not limited to, any and all cuts, edits, rearrangements and other alterations, additions and deletions.
The responsibility for authenticity of all the submitted content, including the art-work and the personal information rests solely with the provider, and UMO will assume no role in case of litigations and copied works. The involved parties shall have to settle the matter themselves, within the conditions the original work was published/released.
We respect your privacy and will not be giving out, or sharing your personal information with any third party, for commercial or non-commercial use.
Source: tabrizcartoons

Winners in "Debut", Zielona Gora 2009 - Poland

Results XI International Cartoon Contest "Debut", Zielona Gora 2009

The jury chaired by Miroslav Bartak (Czech Republic) met on June 27 in Zielona Góra and awarded four major awards to the following artists. Their prize winners are:

Grand Prix - Bretislav Kovarik / Czech Republic
1st Prize - Grzegorz Szumowski / Poland

2nd Prize - Grigori Katz / Israel
2nd Prize - Witold Mysyrowicz / Poland.

Rumen Dragostinov (Bulgaria)
Zbigniew Jujka (Poland)
Paweł Kuczyński (Poland)
Zbigniew Kołaczek (Poland)
Vladimir Kazanievsky (Ukraine)
Zygmunt Zaradkiewicz (Poland)

Mirosław Hajnos (Poland)
Bartłomiej Belniak (Poland)
Jacek Frąckiewicz (Poland)

Agim Sulaj (Italy).

Małgorzata Tabaka (Poland)
Stanisław Ashmarin (Russia)
Alessandro Gatto (Italy)
Marian Avramescu (Romania)

Fernando Pica (Colombia)

Caferli Seyran (Azerbaijan)

Pol Leurs (Luxemburg)
Ilia Katz (Israel)
Wiesław Lipecki (Poland)
Henryk Cebula (Poland)
Ross Thomson (Great Britain)
Oleksiy Kustovskiy (Ukraine).
Source: http://hajnos.miroslaw.w.interia.pl/


Results the 26th International Humor Exhibition of Piauí

It was placed on Pedro II square, the Teresina cultural core, the International Humor Exhibition of Piauí that received a crowd at the day of closing of its 26th edition. Cinema, theater, music, crafts, plastic arts and, of course, lots of humor designs that covered the square and nearby cultural places with great art and humor. And the public gave their answer with their attending, in each day of the event. But the Salon has reached its end, at least for this edition. However, the last day was one of great celebration. In the midst of a large audience, music and art exhibitions, the chairman of the National Humor Foundation and event organizer, Albert Piauí, led the event closing ceremony and announced the outcome of the Competitive Cartoon Exhibition – Theme: Environment.

The winner of the 26th International Humor Exhibition of Piauí was the Iranian artist Mohammad Ali Khalaji with the cartoon "Trees" (Top above). And, due the high quality of works, the jury decided to give two honorable mentions to the artists Pol Leurs, from Luxembourg, and Mahmood Nazari from Iran.
Source: http://www.brazilcartoon.com/
WEB: http://www.salaodehumordopiaui.com/

Message Cartoon Festa 2009 with theme: Healthy Aging

Theme: Healthy Aging

[Ageless youth and longevity] was the hope that was not granted of King and nobles in the world. To make the dreams come true, stories were born about how loads of money were poured for the search of magical medicine.
Today, people are able to realize have “long life”, but if questioned about whether they are “happy”, the answer may not always be “yes”. Long lived and happy are unfortunately note always slow and stress free life.
Let’s all laugh off such a stress together!
The reason we decided the theme as “Healthy Aging” is so we hope that young generations can have positive image for the future.
Let’s find energetic and happy elders in the work!
This is to hunt energetic and healthy elders.
Please send messages to Miyagawa Town of elderly with unique character such as ‘xxx-tic old man’, ‘Super-grandfather’, and ‘xxx-tic grandmother’ within the MANGA. One’s who captured the MANGA kingdom’s heart, that character will may be mascot of Hida-city.
MANGA Kingdom Award will be selected by townsman of Miyagawa.
Best work from Junior section will be nominated to the General section.
Section / Applicant qualification
[General Section] Age 16 and over. Professionals, amateurs of all nationalities are acceptable
[Junior Section] Age 15 and under. Professionals, amateurs of all nationalities are acceptable 
Size of the Work
Maximum of A4 size (210 mm by 300 mm) to the minimum of post card size
Style, Materials
As long as it concludes within the maximum paper size, all material and style is acceptable. However, relief and three-dimensional work is unacceptable.
Simultaneous Application
A former work or a work which has already been published should note where and when it was published. Also, if it is applied to other awards at the same time or was awarded, note the name of award and exhibition. If not noted, cancellation of winning prize may occur.
General Section
Grand Prize (1) ...........500,000 Yen
MANGA Kingdom Prize (1)....100,000 Yen
Special Prize (1) .........100,000 Yen
Selected Works (1) .........50,000 Yen
Good Work Prize (10) ...........(gift)
Junior Section (Age 15 and under)
Special Prize (1) ..........30,000 Yen
Selected Works (1) .........10,000 Yen
Application Deadline
Monday July 20, 2009 – postmark effective

Application and Information
Entry via Mail
Please Send to:
Promotion office of Miyagawa, [Message MANGA Festa Office]
50-1 Hayashi, Miyagawa, Hida-city, Gifu-Ken 509-4423, Japan

When making brochures, a photo of the author (or self-portrait) will be printed. Please attach a photo (or self-portrait) with your name written on the back to your work.Now, we will not be returning the photo that has been sent.
Return of Entries
Your entry will be considered as your message to the city of Hida, and therefore it will not be returned. If necessary, please make a copy before you send your work.
Copyright, Property right
The copyright and property right of all works will belong to the city of Hida. The city of Hida reserves the right to display them in printed matter and/or any exhibition by Hida-city.
Display and Storage
All works will be displayed and stored at summit house in Miyagawa town, Hida-city.
WEB: http://www.messagemanga.net/e/index.html
Application Form


SMILEANAPA Cartoon Festival 2009 - Russia

Winners in the 2nd International Olive Cartoon Contest 2009, Kyrenia - Cyprus

2nd International Olive Cartoon Contest - 2009 (Kyrenia-Cyprus)
Final Results

First Prize
Gold Medal + 1.500 Euro
Grzegorz Szumowski (Poland).

Second Prize
Silver Medal + 1.000 Euro
Myung Lae (South Korea).

Third Prize
Bronze Medal + 750 Euro
Valeriu Kurtu (Germany).

Kyrenia Municipality Special Prize
Bronze Medal
Angel Boligan (Mexico).
“Iran Cartoon House” Special Prize
Bronze Medal
Valentin Georgiev (Bulgaria).
“Don Quixhotte” (Germany) Special Prize
Bronze Medal
Pawel Kuczynski (Poland).
“Humorgrafe” (Portugal) Special Prize
Bronze Medal
Elena Ospina (Colombia).
Anatolian Cartoonists Association Special Prize
Bronze Medal
Serpil Kar (Turkey).
Ismet V. Guney Special Prize
Bronze Medal
Onur Olguner (North Cyprus).

Special Prizes:
Bronze Medal

Zhang Bin (China)
Murat Gök (Turkey)
Kürşat Zaman (Turkey)
Murat Sarı (Turkey)
Mehmet Kahraman (Turkey)
Hülya Erşahin (Turkey)
Saeed Sadeghi (Iran)
Andrey Klimov (Russia)
Yuri Manaev (Russia)
Muammer Bilen (Turkey)
Shahram Rezaei (Iran)
Geo Gruia (Romania)
Ruhi Bulduk (Turkey).


Results the "Fair Play" International Cartoon Contest in Odessa, Ukraine

The permanent exhibition of cartoons forwarded to the “Fair Play” International Contest was opened on Friday, June 26, on Primorskiy blvd in Odessa. The exposition is placed in glass windows, round the entrance to the escalator, at the side of Primorskiy blvd.
Initially three money prizes for the winners of the “Fair Play” International Contest were foreseen. However already during working out the totals it was decided to increase the number of rewards, adding another second prize and two more thirds.
Marina Turovskaya (Ukraine) became the victress of the contest. (Top above)

Igor Kondenko (Ukraine) and Milenko Kosanovich (Serbia) took the second place.

Bronze prizewinners are Victor Golub (Ukraine), Paolo Dalponte (Italy), and Cem Koc (Turkey).
Encouraging prizes were reached by Odessites: Victor Dzhevaga - granted by “Alye Parusa” restaurant, Aleksander Barabanschikov - granted by the Worldwide Club of Odessites, Anatoliy Sinishin - granted by the “Knizhkoviy supermarket” network of the Odessa bookstores.
Report: http://viknaodessa.od.ua/?Cartoon_eng
Participants: http://viknaodessa.od.ua/?Cartoon_rus
Gallery: http://viknaodessa.od.ua/gallery/?author=89


36th International Humor Exhibition of Piracicaba - Brazil

36th International Humor Exhibition of Piracicaba - Brazil
1 – Dates
The 36th Piracicaba International Humor Show will be held according to the following REGULATION AND SCHEDULE:
- REGISTRATION: until August 03, 2009
- OPENING: August 29, 2009
2 – Participation
All professional or amateur cartoonists may register new humor works that have not received prizes in other shows, until up to the event subscription closing date (August 03, 2009). Each author may register up to 2 (two) works per category. Any works developed in any technique will be accepted.
3 – Categories
Cartoon, Charge, Caricature, Strips and Vanguard (in this category, computerized works may be registered).
The theme is free, in A3 (297 x 420 mm) format, without frames and cardboard-mounted. In the Strips category, boards with a maximum of 1 to 3 pages will be accepted, with humor themes.
Categories Definitions:
CARTOON – Graphic humor with universal and eternal themes.
CHARGE – Graphic representation of a current journalistic theme.
CARICATURE – Graphic art that expresses in a satiric manner the physical and/or personality character features.
STRIPS – Graphic art in sequence, with theme closed in standard format, usually published in newspaper columns.
VANGUARD – Graphic humor translated into forms that do not follow previous standards, but are presented as a cardboard presentation, in A3 (297 x 420mm) format. Works that did not comply with these dimensions will be automatically disqualified.
4 - The awarding
A total of 5 (five) prizes will be awarded, in a total amount of R$ 25,000.00 (twenty five thousand reais), acquisitive by Piracicaba Municipality, divided as follows:
a) Five Prizewinners, in the amount of R$ 4,000.00 (four thousand reais), divided into the following categories.
b) A R$ 5,000.00 (five thousand reais) prize denominated GRANDE PRÊMIO SALÃO DE HUMOR DE PIRACICABA [Piracicaba Humor Show Big Prize], which will be granted to one of the five prizewinners in each category.
c) The winner of the Humor Show Big Prize, will receive a special trophy, and the prizewinners of each category, whose artwork and creation will be donated by cartoonist Zélio Alves Pinto.
It will be conferred also a prize, in the value of R$ 3,131.11 (three thousand one hundred thrity-one reals and eleven cents), exclusively for the category caricature, buying value of the Chamber of Councilmen of the City of Piracicaba.
Observation: The prize jury reserves the right to not award prizes to the categories that do not reach the required levels, transferring them to other categories or creating a special prize of the Show.
There will be a Selection Jury and a Prize Jury composed of qualified people of the concerned area. The prizes will be acquisitive by Piracicaba Municipality.
If the prize jury finds any type of fraud or illegal use in one or more registered works, it may cancel the awarded prize. The awarded works will be divulged on the Humor Show’s webpage after inauguration of the same, and may be contested until one week after the Show’s opening, with the applicable evidence of any irregularities committed without the jury’s knowledge. Other prizes and mentions may be instituted, at the discretion of the Organization Committee.
5 - Enrollments
Works must be sent to the following address:
SALÃO INTERNACIONAL DE HUMOR DE PIRACICABA/Secretaria da Ação Cultural - Avenida Maurice Allain, 454 CEP 123.405-123 - Piracicaba - SP. BRAZIL
Deadline: August 03, 2009 (postal date will be valid).
6 - Complementary information
Information: (19) 3403-2620/2621/2622/2624
Works will be returned until 1 (one) year after closing of the event on October 18, 2009. If the artist wishes to receive his/her work before that date, he/she must request it at ‘Centro de Pesquisa de Divulgação Nacional de Humor de Piracicaba’, at the above mentioned address.
In addition to the registration form, each work page must present on the back the following information: registration category, author’s full name, artistic name, full address, phone number, e-mail, CPF and RG number and banking data. They may also send a brief curriculum vitae and a picture for registration in the Show’s database.
When registering, the author transfers the Assignment of Author’s Rights relative to his/her Work(s) when awarded on an acquisitive basis, in conformity with Law 9610 of February 19, 1988 (Copyright Law) on a full, universal and definite basis, in all utilization modes and on a complimentary basis, the author’s rights, safeguarded by the said law, relating to the work(s) awarded in the Piracicaba International Humor Show, becoming an integral part of the Municipal Public Heritage for all intents and purposes, in conformity with Municipal Law 2249 of 1976, partially altered by Municipal Law 2486 of 1982, and consolidated by Municipal Law 5.194 of 2002.
WEB: http://www.salaodehumordepiracicaba.com.br/index.html


“Passion For Learning” Cartoon Image Collection Contest - China

Xue You Yuan Cup “Passion For Learning” Cartoon Image Collection Contest
Xue You Yuan, the largest Children education media group in China, starts the cartoon image collection contest for its core journal Passion For Learning!
This contest is undertaken by Zhongman Web (http://www.zhongman.com/, the most professional cartoon information website in China) and Xue You Web (http://www.61go.com/ , the homepage of Xue You Yuan Education Media Group). It aims at looking for the cartoon spokesman for journal Passion For Learning and the long-term cartoon partner for Xue You Yuan Education Media Group.
The Chinese Characters Xue You Yuan(学友园)mean “learning, friends and party”, which rooted in the most influential Chinese education classical book the Analects: “Will you feel happy while learning and reviewing? Will you feel happy while there are friends coming afar? Enjoy the happiness alone, enjoy the happiness together, which is more happier?”
As Xue You Yuan’s core journal, Passion For Learning is the first grade subdivision learning journal for primary pupils in China. The journal has three branches: Chinese Language, Mathematics and Writing, which is edited from Grade One to Grade Six. So there are 18 volumes per month. It publishes about 150,000 copies per month, covers more than 320,000 primary schools and has more than 10 million pupil readers.
With its smart foresight, Xue You Yuan advocates the concept of learning-oriented cartoons for the first time. Passion For Learning exhibits all the knowledge points in primary schools courses with the lively cartoons, stories and game, and it also extends the knowledge points to ordinary life, to interest the children and help them to learning more about the colorful world.
Passion For Learning believes: cartoon is a way of thinking. Pupil can acquire knowledge in a pleasant reading experience!
1. Organization:
Organizer: Journal Passion For Learning
Host: Zhongman Web (http://www.zhongman.com/ ) Xue You Web (http://www.61go.com/)
Host website: http://www.zhongman.com/
Supporter: Xue You Yuan Education Media Group.
2. Regulations.
a) Entries must be a complete sight “cartoon image”: human, animal, plants or other abstract image will be OK.
b) Entries can be a single carton image, or a series of cartoon images with close relationship.
c) Entries must be accompanied with description included the cartoon image’s name and symbolic meanings.
d) The image must be close to the ordinary life and psychological characteristics of pupils, no matter in meaning expression and drawing skills. It also has to respect the independent personality of children, being funny, created individually and has universal promote potential.
e) Entries can be static cartoon or dynamic animation (flash).
(1) Static cartoon works: min. 300dpi, JPEG format.
(2) Dynamic animation works: 3-5 minute segments, .MPG, .AVI or .MOV format.
(3) Flash animation work must submit .SWF documents (authors should keep the .FLA source documents prepare for check).
(4) The entry form has to be finished. Your names, address, e-mail and phone number should be attached.
(5) Entries can be submitted both in e-mail or post letter. The title of e-mail or letter should specify “Zhongman (Passion For Learning Cup Cartoon Image Collection Contest)”
E-mail: comic@zhongman.com
Address: Wei Bo Hao Homestead 6-3-1101
No.1, Wei Gong Cun Street, Hai Dian District, Beijing, PRC
Post Code:100081

Tel: (8610) 88570758
Fax: (8610) 58857333-0030
3. Deadline.
May 5th, 2009 ---- Jan 8th, 2010
4. Assessment.
a) All entries will be published on Zhongman Web and Xue You Web and accept the online voting. The cut-off date of voting is: Feb 1st, 2010.
b) Organizing Committee will gather the result of voting, take the advises from education professors and cartoon experts, and then select the best work as the cartoon image of Passion For Learning. Another 10 finalist prize will be selected at the same time.
5. Prize and Awards.
Gold prize: one, 10,000 RMB with certificate.
Finalist Prize: ten, 1000 RMB each and certificate.
(No taxes)
6. Special Note:
The finalist prize winners (or teams) will have the opportunity to sign with Xue You Yuan to draw covers and insert drawings of Passion For Learning magazine series (18 books per month). The fee of the cover is 1000-2000 RMB per page (18 pages per month). The fee of insert drawings is 200-400RMB per page (500 pages per month). Fixed remuneration is over 1.5 million a year.
Signed author will also have the priority to gain the drawing works more than 40 kinds of excellent children’s books published by Xue You Yuan in priority.
At the same time, the finalist prize winners (or teams) will become the VIP member of the comic co-operation studio which was founded by Xue You Web and Zhongman Web. They will have the priority to participate the comics and animation-related activities which held by the both website.
7. Legal Statements.
a) The organization has the right to use all the submitting work in such conditions: promotional materials, related publications, authorized media propaganda, official websites and users’ downloads, the Award Show and the exhibitions.
b) Authors can participate other similar contests by using the same works outside the period of this cartoon image contest. However, the consequences caused by these behaviors that may be causing conflict with other contest organizers or related agencies will be undertaken by participants selves.
c) Entries have to be original works. Participants should have full intellectual property rights. Infringement of intellectual property is forbidden. Participants will be disqualified immediately and bear all legal responsibility if such infringement acts are found.
d) Entries cannot include any contents of the violation of laws and insult to other people. Participants will be disqualified immediately and bear all legal responsibility if such infringement acts are found.
e) Organizing committee has the final right of interpretation.

Results “Together for Security and Peace”, Ruse - Bulgaria

Results of 1st International Cartoon Competition “Together for Security and Peace”
I Prize: Doru Axinte - Romania
II Prize: Daniel Strzelczyk - Poland
III Prize: Tsocho Peev – Bulgaria
Prize of Regional Directorate of the Ministry of Interior:
Oleksiy Kustouvskiy – Ukraine (Above)
Special Prizes:
Read Khalil – Syria
Mohammad Hosseini – Iran
Rasm Hosseini – Iran
Mehmet Zeber – Turkey
Andrey Klimov – Russia
Birol Cun – Turkey
Ognyan Balkandjiev – Bulgaria
Kenan Bogurcu – Turkey
Willem Rasing – Holland
Valeri Alexandrov – Bulgaria
Prize of public:
Alla i Chavdar Georgievi - Bulgaria
Ilia Katz – Israel
Cristian Topan – Romania
Makhmudjon Eshonkulov – Uzbekistan
Mehmet Kahraman – Turkey
Ilhan Degirmenci – Deutschland
Oleg Goutsol – Ukraine
Svetlin Stefanov - Bulgaria.


The World Gallery of Drawings, Skopje 2009 - Republic of Macedonia

Dear friends,
It’s our pleasure to inform you that The World Gallery of Cartoons, after a short break, is continuing with its 37th edition.
As one of the oldest world’s cartoon manifestations, all together with the cartoons during the years we also got very valuable drawings. That fact was a motif to continue the tradition and to improve it in shape of The World Gallery of Drawings.
With pleasure we expect your art works for The World Gallery of Cartoons and The World Gallery of Drawings for this year, 2009, which are organized by OSTEN, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
More information about The World Gallery of Drawings you can find at: http://www.osten.com.mk/SGCrtez-en.html
The World Gallery of Drawings is organized by Osten.
The received works will be judged by international jury.
The opening ceremony and award announcement will be held in November 2009 in Skopje.
The author can send maximum three (3) drawings, created in 2008 and 2009.
Maximal size of drawings should not be larger than 100x70 cm paper size.
The organizer will not be responsible for any damage that may occur during postage and handling.
Every participant in WGD will be presented with one of his/hers drawing into a catalogue published by organizer.
Works of the authors will stay permanently in collection of the Museum of WGD.
To every participant in WGD will be distributed a free catalogue.
By filling out the Participation form, the participant declares and accepts in advance that (s)he hands over the financial/copy rights (s)he holds over the drawings to WGD for printing/publishing by WGD and Osten without any limitations on location or time period. The author agrees that the organizer of WGD can use the art works, exhibit them, study them and publish them on the Internet or through other media.
The Participation form and coupons are available for photocopying and you can pass them to your friends and colleagues who would like to participate in WGD.
The organizer will cover the travel and accommodation expenses for prize-winning artists for the opening and award ceremony in Republic of Macedonia.
Deadline for entries is July, 30, 2009.
e-mail: osten@mt.net.mk
web-site: http://www.osten.com.mk/
Participants are expected to send the filled Participation form, including short curriculum vitae (CV) and photograph, all together with their work(s).
The documents should be sent to address:
OSTEN, ”8. Udarna brigada” No. 2, 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
The organizer will announce following prizes:
Grand Prix: 3000 $
Five (5) First awards for:
Highest quality in artistic performance: 500 $
Highest quality in theme/subject: 500 $
Highest quality for fantasy: 500 $
Highest quality for futurism: 500 $
Highest quality in innovation in drawing: 500 $.

The World Gallery of Cartoons, Skopje 2009 - Republic of Macedonia

Dear friends,
It’s our pleasure to inform you that The World Gallery of Cartoons, after a short break, is continuing with its 37th edition.
As one of the oldest world’s cartoon manifestations, all together with the cartoons during the years we also got very valuable drawings. That fact was a motif to continue the tradition and to improve it in shape of The World Gallery of Drawings.
With pleasure we expect your art works for The World Gallery of Cartoons and The World Gallery of Drawings for this year, 2009, which are organized by OSTEN, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
More information about The World Gallery of Cartoons you can find at: http://www.osten.com.mk/SGKarikaturi-en.html
The World Gallery of Cartoons is organized by Osten – magazine for humour and satire.
The received cartoons will be judged by international jury.
The opening ceremony and award announcement will be held in October 2009 in Skopje.
Subject of 37. WGC: "My subject"
Only original cartoons will be accepted (optional, will be accepted digital prints of the cartoons on paper signed by authors-cartoonists).
It is allowed for one author to send maximum two (2) cartoons. On the back side of the cartoons please write the name and surname of the cartoonist and the title of the cartoon.
Size of cartoons should be on paper format A4 or A3.
The organizer of WGC will not be responsible for any damage that may occur during postage and handling.
The organizer of WGC will keep the cartoons as part of collection of museum of WGC.
By filling out the Participation form, the participant declares and accepts in advance that (s)he hands over the financial/copy rights (s)he holds over the cartoons to WGC for printing/publishing by WGC and Osten without any limitations on location or time period. The author agrees that the organizer of WGC can use the cartoons, exhibit them, keep them in its archives and publish them on the Internet or through other media.
The Participation form and coupons are available for photocopying and you can pass them to your friends and colleagues who would like to participate in WGC.
The Catalogue of 37. WGC will be distributed for free to all participants whose cartoons will be published in the same Catalogue.
WGC will cover the travel and accommodation expenses for following prize-winning cartoonists for the award ceremony in Republic of Macedonia: Grand Prix, First, Second and Third Prizes.
Deadline for entries is July 30, 2009
e-mail: osten@mt.net.mk
web-site: www.osten.com.mk
Participants are expected to send the filled Participation form, with short curriculum vitae (CV) and photograph, all together with their cartoons.
The documents should be sent to address:
OSTEN, ”8. Udarna brigada” No. 2, 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
WGC will prize only original cartoons:
Grand Prix for exquisite contribution in world cartoon scene: 3000 $
For tradicional subject: ”My subject”
First prize (Golden Osten): 2000 $
Second prize (Silver Osten): 1500 $
Third prize (Bronze Osten): 1000 $
Five (5) Special prizes: 200 $.