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.
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