The First Fajr International Cartoon Contest 2010 with Free theme

The First Fajr International Cartoon Contest 2010 - Iran
1.The Iranian house of cartoon by the cooperation of the center of development of visual arts invite you to participate in the first Fajr International Cartoonet (By email) contest-2010.
2.We address to all the professional and amateur cartoonists regardless their age from all over the world.
3.Themes: Free.
Each participant can send 3 of his best cartoons. They can be artworks that won prizes in national and international cartoon contests.
4.The number of sent cartoons is 3.
5.Please attach in .doc format a brief presentation of your artistic activity (surname and first name, address, e-mail address, a photo and your CV).
First prize: 3000 Euro, Trophy and Honorable Mention
Second prize: 1500 Euro, Trophy and Honorable Mention
Third prize: 1000 Euro, Trophy and Honorable Mention
5 Honorable Mentions.
7.The cartoons must be sent at the e-mail address: fajrcartoons@gmail.com and they must be of 300 dpi resolution, A4 size and JPG format. (Please do not send Zip or rar Format!)
8.The cartoons will be published in the web pages: http://www.irancartoon.com/
9.All the artists who will enter the site, will receive the catalogue of this contest.
10.Deadline: November 24, 2009. New deadline: December 24, 2009. DEADLINE EXTENDED THE SECOND TIME: JANUARY 05, 2010 (See http://www.irancartoon.com/index.htm).
Tel: (+98 21) 22868600
Fax: (+98 21)22846928
Source: http://www.irancartoon.com/contests/fajrcartoons.htm

Regulations of the Satyrykon 2010 International Exhibition

1. The SATYRYKON 2010 International Exhibition is an open competition.
2. The objects of the competition are drawings, graphics and other works of fine arts and photography created with the use of optional techniques, being originals, completed within the recent two years (2009-2010), and qualified by artists to:
A) HUMOR and SOCIAL SATIRE (drawing without captions preferred)
B) SIN (drawing without captions preferred).
3. WORKS AWARDED IN OTHER COMPETITIONS will be excluded from the competition.
4. The format of works - maximum A3 (297 x 420 mm).
5. Works should be sent or delivered by February 7, 2010, packed in a protective cover to:
Miedzynarodowa Wystawa SATYRYKON - LEGNICA 2010 Akademia Rycerska, Chojnowska 2, 59-220 Legnica POLAND
Organisers are not responsible for transport damages.
6. Participation in the competition is free of charge. However, organisers reserve the right to include one of the submitted works in the Satyrykon Gallery. The work, chosen by the author, will in this way cover our costs of mailing.
7. Works should be accompanied by their author's photo or caricature, a short biographical note and a filled application form (please use capitals).
1. Works for the competition will be qualified by the International Jury.
2. The Jury will award the following prizes:
* GRAND PRIX SATYRYKON 2010 - pure gold key and purse amounting to 6.000 PLN
* 2 gold medals and purses amounting to 5.500 PLN
* 2 silver medals and purses amounting to 5.000 PLN
* 2 bronze medals and purses amounting to 4.500 PLN
* 4 special prizes amounting to 4.000 PLN each
* the Legnica Culture Centre director's award and purse amounting to 4.000 PLN for photographic work.
Jury has the right of final distribution of the statutory prizes, change of their amount, or non-awarding them or non-awarding the GRAND PRIX SATYRYKON. Jury's decisions are final.
The competition results will be announced on March 1, 2010 at Satyrykon web site: http://www.satyrykon.pl/ .
N o t e !
Awards are subject to taxation according to the current regulations. The condition to pay the authors is their arrival for the opening of the exhibition and collection of their awards by December 15, 2010, or it can be transferred into a bank account in a currency specified by the author.
1. Authors of work qualified to the exhibition are given a presentation copy of the exhibition catalogue and a free-of-charge place in the catalogue.
2. Organisers provide competition prize-winners with gratuitous participation in the SATYRYKON 2010 event on June 17-20, 2010.
3. Works sent to the exhibitions will be exhibited in the country and abroad after the main exhibition, and then will be returned to their authors by the end of 2011. We kindly ask the authors to notify us about any changes to their address data. FINAL PROVISIONS
1. The organisers reserve the right to use the sent works for SATYRYKON advertising purposes without any special fees paid to the authors: to be exhibited and reproduced in a variety of advertising materials, as well as printed and circulated in catalogues.
2. The prize-winning works become the property of the organisers and will be included in the collection of the Satyrykon Gallery.
3. The exhibition organisers are the final judges in interpretation of the regulations.
4. Sending her/his work the artist agrees to the mentioned above rules and regulations and agree to the publishing of the author's profile in the post-exhibition catalogue.
5. Legnica Centre of Culture and Fundation Satyrykon are organisers of the SATYRYKON-LEGNICA 2009 International Exhibition (59-220 Legnica, Chojnowska 2, tel. 0-048 76 / 852-23-44; e-mail: satyrykon@wp.pl).
* Deadline for works reception: February 7, 2010
* Jury meeting: February 19-21, 2010
* Post-competition exhibition: June 5 - September 5, 2010
* Return of works after the exhibition cycle: December 31, 2011.


Press Cartoon Europe (PCE) Grand Prix 2010

1. Participation in PCE is free of charge.
2. The cartoons which you will submit to us must all have appeared in the course of 2009 in a newspaper, magazine or periodical which is available to the general public, and which is published in one of the member countries of the European Union, plus Switzerland, Turkye and Iceland.
3. Each cartoon participating in PCE must be accompanied by the name and date of the publication in which it originally appeared.
4. Each cartoon participating in PCE must be accompanied by the author's personal details: family name, first name, full postal address, and telephone numbers, email address, website (if any).
5. Your cartoons, up to a maximum of three, must reach us by Friday 1st January 2010 at the latest.
6. Only those cartoons sent electronically (jpg format: minimum 300 dpi) to the following address will be considered as valid entries: nathalie@presscartoon.com .
7. All texts and captions either within the cartoon or sent with them which are in a language other than French, English, German, or Dutch must be translated into one or another of these four languages.
8. On Friday 8th January 2010 the selection committee of PCE will nominate the cartoons chosen from all those submitted to go forward for the PCE Grand Prix.
The authors of these cartoons will be notified immediately.
9. PCE will be authorized to exhibit all nominated cartoons at the International Cartoon Festival at Knokke-Heist on the Belgian coast during the summer of 2010, and also to publish them in the annual of best European press drawings of 2009.
10. PCE will be able to make free use of all the nominated cartoons for any publications or communications in connection with the prize, including press releases, posters, announcements of events organized by PCE such as exhibitions, symposia, etc.
11. The jury, composed of journalists from several EU countries, all of whom are accredited by the European parliament in Brussels, will meet on Wednesday 17th February 2010 at the KVS (Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg – the Royal Flemish Theatre) in Brussels, and will select the winning entry to be awarded the
PCE Grand Prix 2010. This meeting will be followed by a press conference during which the name of the winner will be announced.
12. The prize will be awarded during the opening ceremony of the International Cartoon Festival at Knokke-Heist on Saturday 26th June 2010.
13. The author of the winning cartoon will receive a cheque for 10.000 € as well as a bronze trophy created by the Belgian artist Ever Meulen.
14. The decision of the PCE committee is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Wishing you great success,
The PCE-team:
Nathalie Rasschaert, Karel Anthierens, Jasper Foré.


Theme in the 5th International Award of humor and satire Costume: The World Cup

5th Edition International Award of humor and satire Costume - Italy
Directors Alfio Krancic and Claudio Bertieri announce the 5th edition of the International Prize of Humor and Satire of Costume "Giuseppe Novello: a gentleman of good family ", promoted by the Province of Lodi and the City of Codogno with support of public and private.
Participation is open to professional and amateur graphic artists, who may participate by sending unpublished drawings accompanied by the registration form. Are considered the unpublished work on any kind of periodical or exhibited in other exhibitions.
How to participate
Each artist will be allowed to participate with a maximum of three (3) works on the theme "The World Cup".
The work(s), accompanied by the complete Registration Form must be sent by the date of 11 January 2010 to:
Segreteria della 5a Edizione del “Premio Novello" presso l'Ufficio Cultura del Comune di Codogno - Via Vittorio Emanuele 4 - 26845 CODOGNO (Lodi), Italia.
Entries may also be sent in electronic format to protocollo@pec.comune.codogno.lo.it
No other forms of presentation.
Not be accepted works that are received with an incomplete registration form so that makes it impossible to pinpoint the author, or unsigned. Work must correspond to the founding spirit of the Prize, which consists of mood and satire of manners. Not will be accepted works of political satire or designs that can strike the common sense of modesty.
May participate in the competition the following types of works: pencil drawings - China ink - watercolor - colored ink - markers or pennafeltri.
The work should be: a) unpublished b) free frame; c) to A4 (21 x 29.7 cm); d) a free choice, in black and white or color and can either contain text or not.
In the case of comics pages will be a maximum of three conform to standard sizes, and be numbered.
The works received will be judged by a jury made up of cartoonists, journalists, personalities from the entertainment world and culture. The best will be exhibited in the Exhibition International Award for Humor and Satire of Costume which opens Saturday, February 6, 2010 the premises of the historical building called "Vecchio Ospedale Soave" in Codogno, Via Gandolfi 6.
The winners will have the following prizes:
1) Novello Award - I st place € 1500.00
2) II nd place € 1000.00
3) III rd place € 500.00.
The works received will not be returned but will become part of the competition archive. They will then be kept by the Culture of the Municipality of Codogno. All entries may be used for promotional purposes of the Award itself or of cultural activities Comune di Codogno in every public and private media: magazines, newspapers, books, web, etc. in Italy or abroad. Therefore, with the participation the authors consent to the reproduction of their works provided it did not work for profit.
More info at http://www.comune.codogno.lo.it/ & http://www.premionovello.it/ .
(This post updated on Jan 02, 2010 due to the updating in the competition website).


3rd Cartoonale De Geus 2009 exhibition brochure

Just received the exhibition brochure De Geus 2009 from Belgium. The 1st prize-winner is Aleksei Kivokourtsev from Russia and his cartoon is published on the first page of the brochure which is fully in color.
On the second page is the info about the competition held every two years (with free theme this year), the members of the jury, and the complete list of participants. 121 artists from 30 countries sent in 421 cartoons and 130 are selected for the exhibition that was open between Sep 25 - Oct 4, 2009 at Galerie De Fontein, Grote Plaats, Lebbeke.
The third page covers the 2nd prize-winner Gregorz Wach (Poland), the 3rd prize-winner Luc Vermeersch, and the 4th prize (prize for the best classified competitor under 25 years old)-winner Shahin Kalantary's (Iran) works.
The next 5 pages display the cartoons by the following cartoonists:
Richard Demot (Belgium)
ARES (Cuba)
2 cartoons by Cai You (China)
Maghfouriyaun Mohammed (Iran)
Yuriy Kosobukin (Ukraine)
Patrick Heymans (Belgium)
Jean Van Spittael (Belgium)
Erdogan Basol (Turkey)
Luc Vermeersch (Belgium)
2 cartoons by Huey Nguyenhuu (U.S.A.)
Santiago Cornejo (Argentina) (Honorable Mention)
Fakhredin Dost Mohamad (Iran)
Akbar Pirjani (Iran) (Honorable Mention)
Wladimir Semerenko (Russia)
Sergey Smolyakov (Russia)
Dre Mathijs (Belgium) (Honorable Mention)
Mario De Koninck (Belgium) (Honorable Mention)
Melita Miloradovic (Serbia)
Erdian Hoda (Uzbekistan)
Richard Demot (Belgium)
Radik Azizov (Uzbekistan)
Amin Mohajeri (Iran)
Run Tang Li (China).
WEB: http://www.curieusdegeus.be/ .


International cartoon festival of yahootoonz (iran) 2009

International cartoon festival of yahootoonz (iran) 2009
Participation for all ages and nations is allowed.
Theme: free
Technic: free
Number of works: max 1
Size: A4 and A3, 100 dpi.
First place: golden medal of yahootoonz with diploma of honor
Second place: silver medal of yahootoonz with diploma of honor
Third place: bronze medal of yahootoonz with diploma of honor
and 5 diploma of respect for 5 works.
The works will be displayed in catalogue and exhibition and website.
Deadline: October 31th, 2009.
Address to send works: yahootoonz@gmail.com .


International Manmohan Singh - Sonia Gandhi Caricature Contest 2009

International Manmohan Singh - Sonia Gandhi Caricature Contest - India
Indian Institute of Cartoonists announces its first National & International "Manmohan Singh - Sonia Gandhi Caricature Contest". The Contest is open to all professional and amateur cartoonists. Participants can send maximum two caricatures of Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi.
Each entry should include a covering letter with the cartoonists' full name, postal address, contact numbers and Email ID.
By entering the contest, the cartoonist represents and warrants that the work is an originalwork of authorship of the cartoonist and does not infringe that rights of any third parties.
Further, the cartoonist provides Indian Institute of Cartoonsists a limited royalty-free right and license to publish and publicly display the entries (whether or not winning a prize) for non-commercial purposes such as for publicising the contest.
Entries may not be returned to the entrants and may be archived by Indian Institute of Cartoonists for records purposes. A jury of eminent personalities of the country will evaluate the entries for the prizes and the decision of the jury is FINAL.
Participants sending their entries by Email should note the following techninal details:
Size: 800 x 1100 Pixels, 300 dpi resolusion
Image & Format: JPEG, TIFF or Bitmap Color System: RGB
Deadline: November 15, 2009
1st Prize: Rs. 100,000 / each theme
2nd Prize: Rs. 50,000 / each theme
3rd Prize: Rs. 10,000 / each theme.
All entries should be sent to:
Indian Institute of Cartoonists, No.1 Midford House, Midford garden, Off M.G. Road, Bangalore - 560 001 Karnataka, India.
Email: info@cartoonistsindia.com
WEB: http://www.cartoonistsindia.com/htm/ContestNov09.htm
Source: syriacartoon


Results of World Gallery of Cartoons Osten 2009

Results of WORLD GALLERY OF CARTOONS OSTEN, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Theme: My Theme

Darko Markovic - Macedonia
Ventsislav Andonov - Bulgaria
Vasil Vasilev - Macedonia
Aleksandar Blatnik - Serbia
Mosa Todorovic - Serbia
Vlado Gorevski - Macedonia
Ljuben Paunoski – Macedonia.
Grand Prix: Robert Dandaro - USA
First Prize: Miro Georgievski - Macedonia
Second Prize: Bretislav Kovarik - Czech Republic
Third Prize: Rumen Dragostinov - Bulgaria
Special Jury Prize Committee:
1st Oktay Bingol - Turkey
2nd Goran Divac - Serbia
3rd Pande Petrovski - Macedonia
4th Musa Gumus - Turkey
5th Seyran Caferli - Azerbaijan.
Source: tabrizcartoons

2nd Salao Internacional de Humor da Amazonia with ecological themes

2nd Salao Internacional de Humor da Amazonia 2009 - Brazil
1. Nature and scope of the Salon
The 2nd Amazon Humor Salon – Ecology in a line-drawing, intends to be part of the agenda of events related to cartoon production in Brazil and abroad. It aims at stimulating and publicizing the production of cartoonists in general. It is important that this salon is a graphic platform that will show the talent and critic perception of all cartoonists concerned with ecological problems that affect our planet, specially the Amazon region.
2. Deadlines
The 2nd Amazon Humor Salon – Ecology in a line-drawing, will take place from December 19th to 27th, 2009 at Espaço São José Liberto, Belém- Pará-Brazil. See deadlines below:
a) Registration/Submission of entries: from October 06th to November 20th, 2009;
b) Selection of entries: November 23rd, 2009;
c) Announcement of selected entries: November 25th, 2009;
d) Opening and Award Ceremony: December 19th, 2009;
e) Closing ceremony: December 27th, 2009.
3. Themes and Selection
Theme A: Ecology (Compulsory): We consider to be part of this category all cartoons whose theme is related to ecological problems. Seventy (70) works will be selected for this category.
Theme B: Rain (Optional): We consider to be part of this category all cartoons whose theme is related to rain. Fifty (50) works will be selected for this category.
4. Participation
a) Registration is open to artists of all nationalities;
b) Fill out the registration form with the following information: the title, author's name, stage name, address, phone numbers, e-mail, number of identity card or passport, bank details and attach the work, image resolution 300 dpi; size of 3543 x 4724 pixels or 30 x 40 cm color model RGB, jpg format (average quality = 5) the maximum size of 1.5 MB, the participant to click send automatically agree to the terms of this event;
c) Each participant may send a maximum of 2 (two) works per theme;
d) To submit works whose theme is “rain”, the participant must also submit works for the category ecology;
e) Works selected in the previous editions of the Amazon Humor Salon will not be accepted;
f) Entries must be sent with filled form until November 20th 2009, at 11.59 pm (Brasília time zone);
5. The jury
a) The organizing team of the 2nd Amazon Humor Salon will appoint a Pre-Selection Committee whose responsibility will be to select works that will take part in the exhibition and in the contest. This Committee will also select the works that will be in the catalogue;
b) The Jury will be constituted by five members, all qualified professionals in the field;
c) The president of the Jury will be an artist specially invited for the event;
d) The number of works in the catalogue may be different from the number selected for the exhibition. No complaints on this matter will be considered;
e) The Jury is responsible for granting prizes and special awards;
f) Decisions made by the Jury and the Pre-Selection Committee are final;
6. Works and originals
a) Submitted works will not be returned and will be part of the Amazon Humor Salon’s collection;
b) The production company Central de Produção – Cinema e Vídeo na Amazônia, which is responsible for this project, has the right to use any submitted work, at any time, for publicizing the event;
c) None of the works will be put for sale or used for commercial purposes;
d) In order to complete his/her registration, the participant must accept and agree with the event’s terms and conditions;
7. Catalogue
a) All participants whose works are selected to be published in the catalogue will receive a copy, which will be sent within a period of 8 (eight) months after the closing of the Amazon Humor Salon;
8. Copyright
a) Submitting a work will automatically imply the author grants the salon reproduction rights for non-commercial purposes;
11. Prizes
a) A total of 4 (four) prizes will be given:
Ecological Cartoon
1st prize R$ 4,000.00 (gross amount)
2st prize R$ 2,000.00 (gross amount)
Rain Cartoon
1st prize R$ 4,000.00 (gross amount)
2st prize R$ 2,000.00 (gross amount).
b) Prizes are subject to tax withholdings as established by the current and applicable law;
c) All winners will receive a trophy.
9. Venues and Dates
The 2nd Amazon Humor Salon – Ecology in a line-drawing will take place in the city of Belém, State of Pará, Brazil, from December 19th to 27th, 2009, at Espaço São José Liberto.
10. Organization
Conceived and coordinated by Biratan Porto, the Amazon Humor Salon is organized by Central de Produção – Cinema e Vídeo na Amazônia.
WEB: http://www.salaohumordaamazonia.com/

Results International Biennial for Caricature "Masters of Caricature" 2009

Winners in the International Biennial for Caricature - "Masters of Caricature" 2009 / Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Georgi Karaliev (Bulgaria)
Georgi Chalakov (Bulgaria)
Aleksander Umyarov (Russia)
Mehmed Kahraman (Turkey)
Valentin Georgiev (Bulgaria)
Artists nominated for conferred a diploma:
Anatoliy Stankulov (Bulgaria)
Ognian Balkandjiev (Bulgaria)
Vasko Vasilev (Bulgaria)
Valeri Aleksandrov (Bulgaria)
Veselin Damyanov (Bulgaria)
Zhivka Dineva (Bulgaria)
André Mathijs (Belgium)
Wan Fa Gu (China)
Arístides Esteban Hernandez Guerrero (Cuba)
Jacek Frąckiewicz (Poland)
Burhanettin Ardagil (Turkey)
Salidjon Mamatkulov (Uzbekistan)
Konstantin Kazanchev (Ukraine)
Oleksiy Kustovskiy (Ukraine)
Luka Lagator (Montenegro).
Special prize of the Rector HSAC - Prof., Dr. Eng. Dimitar Dimitrov: Sergey Semendyaev (Ukraine).
Source: http://hajnos.miroslaw.w.interia.pl/


Results 3rd Bucovina International Exhibition of Satirical Graphic - GRIPPE 2009

Results of 3rd Bucovina International Exhibition of Satirical Graphic - GRIPPE 2009
AWARD: Alfredo Martirena Hernández (Cuba) (Top above)


Ángel Boligán Corbo (Mexico)

Mario de Koninck (Belgium)

Lubomir Kothra (Slovakia).
141 cartoonsits, 352 cartoons, 46 country.
Source: Dum-Dum .


International competition for cartoon and comic strip “Climate change!?” Ruse, Bulgaria 2009

International competition for cartoon and comic strip “Climate change!?” Ruse, Bulgaria 2009
Organized by:
Municipality of Ruse - European Information Centre “Europe Direct”
Ruse, 4 Svoboda sq.
In cooperation with Ruse Art Gallery.
Rules and organization of the competition
The objective of the competition is to show creative view toward climate change via interpretation of professionals and amateur cartoonists from all over the world. Topics could be chosen among objectives accepted by EU for decreasing negative impact of human activities. Such could be: encouraging usage of renewable energy (sun, wind, geothermal energy, energy from tides and ebbs); CO2 trade emission schemes; improvement of energy efficiency and activities of each individual to decrease used energy (CO2 footprint).
І. Cartoon;
ІІ. Comic strip;
Conditions for participation:
Every participant can present up to 3 works in A3/A4 format;
Cartoons/comic strips can be color or black and white;
The participants should be at least 18 years old;
Deadline for accepting works is 30.11.2009 at address:
Ruse Art Gallery 39 Borisova str. Ruse 7000 Bulgaria
For the competition Cartoon and Comic strip

Participants should send a short CV, name, surname and family name, title of the work, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address.
The Jury including members:
Volodya Kenarev, artist, deputy mayor in Municipality of Ruse;
Krasimira Kirilova, artist, curator in Ruse Art Gallery;
Valentin Georgiev, artist-cartoonist;
Emiliya Petkova, manager EIC Europe Direct Ruse;
Irina Yordanova, expert in EIC Europe Direct Ruse;
Will determine the winners of the following awards:
For category І – І prize of 200 euro and diploma;
For category ІІ – І prize of 200 euro and diploma;
2 special diplomas in each category.
The awarded and selected works will take part in exhibition in Ruse Art Gallery; the cartoons and comic strips are not going to be sent back to the sender and will become part of collection of EIC Europe Direct Ruse. They will be part of exhibition, which will be shown in Europe Direct centers in Bulgaria.
The postal expenses are covered by participants. There is no fee for participation in the competition;
The selected and awarded authors will receive electronic catalogue – CD from the exhibition.
The participation in this competition is considered as agreement of the author with its conditions.
We wish success to all participants!
Opening of exhibition:
15 December 2009, 18.00
In Ruse Art Gallery, Ruse, 39 Borisova str.
To ask your questions regarding organization and conditions of the competition, please use phone number: +359 82 519 504, e-mail: info@europedirect-ruse.eu to address the team of European Information Centre Europe Direct Ruse or to Mr. Valentin Georgiev +359 885 447 511, e-mail: valyo1970art@yahoo.com .


Artist is the theme in the International Cartoon Contest Molla Nasreddin 2010

International Cartoon Contest “Molla Nasreddin” – Azerbaijan - 2010
THEME: “Artist” (“Fine Arts Withstanding the Test of Time”)
Azerbaijan Cartoonists’ Union announces International Cartoon Contest “Molla Nasreddin – Azerbaijan 2010”.
The III International Cartoon Contest is held by the support of Azerbaijan Republic Culture and Tourism Ministry, Azerbaijan Artists’ Union and FECO (Federation of Cartoonists Organisations).
The Contest is organized on the occasion of the 130th anniversary of the first cartoonist of Azerbaijan A. Azimzadeh and of the 70th anniversary of Azerbaijan Artists’ Union’s foundation.
Terms of the Contest:
1. Subject: “Artist” (“Fine Arts Withstanding the Test of Time”).
2. Contest is open to all professional and amateur cartoonists.
3. Deadline is March 01, 2010 (EXTENDED UNTIL April 15, 2010).
4. Only original works are accepted.
5. Each cartoonist can submit a max of 2 cartoon works.
6. Format: min A4, max A3.
7. Cartoons that won places in other contests are not accepted.
8. On the back of each work the following information should appear: first name, surname, address, telephone number and e-mail, accompanied by the entry form and author’s biography and photo. Otherwise, cartoons will not be accepted.
9. Click and download the entry-form: http://www.azercartoon.com/entry_form_2010.htm
10. The cartoons will be selected by International Jury.
I Place (1 person) Golden Medal + Diploma + Catalogue
II Place (2 persons) Silver Medal + Diploma + Catalogue
III Place (3 persons) Bronze Medal + Diploma + Catalogue
Special Awards (3 persons) + Diploma + Catalogue.
AZ1010 Azerbaijan Baku Neftchilar avenue 145
Azerbaijan Cartoonists’ Union

Tel: (994 12) 493 28 98
Fax: (994 12) 493 09 18
E-mail: karikaturachilar@yahoo.com
WEB: http://www.azercartoon.com/


Cartoon Competition: Just explain it simply – the financial crisis and poverty

Just explain it simply – the financial crisis and poverty
In the autumn of 2008, many people were caught off guard when terms such as “financial crisis” and “banking crisis” began making the news. For too long, the proponents of a free market economy have interpreted globalization as solely an economic matter, and have advocated unfettered markets - neoliberalism. Suddenly, the contradictions within this viewpoint became more noticable. The recent crisis appears to have had its origins in the uncontrolled growth of financial markets. The financial crisis has in turn begun to aggravate the crisis of economies already marked by stagnation and rising unemployment. And the real losers of this financial and economic crisis will obviously be the poor and the poorest. But how are these economic forces interrelated? Why do society’s poorest bear the brunt of the crisis, when in fact the money has been gambled away in the boardrooms of major corporations? We are looking for critical and satirical observations/commentaries which confront the causes and effects of the financial crisis, and the related contradictions and conflicts, on both a small and large scale.
Explain it simply — through means of cartoons and caricatures.
Conditions for participation:
1. The title of this competition for cartoons and caricatures is „JUST EXPLAIN IT SIMPLY – THE FINANCIAL CRISIS AND POVERTY“.
2. The call for entries is directed towards all cartoonists.
3. Deadline: Submissions must be mailed by 07th of November, 2009 to TALIDE e.V., Waldemarstraße 33, 18057 Rostock, Germany. Submissions postmarked later than 07th Nov. will not be accepted in the competition. The words „Erklär’s mal einfach“ must be written on the entry envelope.
4. Each participant may submit a maximum of three artworks. The artworks must be originals. They may not be have been submitted to other competitions. Captions should be either in German, Spanish or the English language.
5. Only the submitting artist’s original works are permitted.
6. Maximum format of the artworks: A4 (210 x 297 mm). The artwork should not be framed. There are no restrictions concerning artistic technique. The proposed works should also be sent to TALIDE by email. Please use the email form on the project homepage. Use JPG as your file format, 300 dpi image resolution.
7. On the reverse side of the original artworks should be written the full name, postal address, email address and phone number of the artist.
8. Also include a short C.V. (curriculum vitae), max. one A4 page, and a photo or a self-caricature of the artist.
9. Participation in the competition must be declared by 31. October, 2009 by filling out the participation form on the project website.
10. The prizewinners will be selected by an independent jury.
11. Three main prizes will be awarded: 1st prize: 1.000 Euro, 2nd prize: 500 Euro, 3rd prize: 300 Euro.
12. The three winning artworks will become the property of the competition organizers.
13. Selected entries will be exhibited. In addition, a competition catalog will be produced. Each artist whose works are exhibited or presented in the catalog will receive a copy of the catalog free of charge.
14. Originals will only be sent back if indicated by the artist. In this case, enclose an envelope and sufficient postage to return your submission.
15. Participants in the competition grant permission for the use of the proposed artworks in the competition organizer’s own publications, and for publications related to the competition.
16. By submitting artworks for this competition, the participant agrees to the competition terms and conditions. The artist explicitly agrees that by taking part in this competition, the artist grants his or her permission for the submitted artwork to be exhibited and to be published in the competition catalog.
17. The participant agrees to make no legal claims against the competition organizers.
WEB: http://cartoons.talide.de/en/wettbewerbaufruf.php5

IX Salon of Humor “Santa Clara 2009” - Cuba

Melaito calls for the Salon of Humor Santa Clara 2009 (Cuba)
The humorous publication Melaíto and the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba in Villa Clara (UNEAC), summon the IX Salon of Humor “Santa Clara 2009”, with an international character.
The topics are “free” to compete and “erotic”.
The dimensions of the works could reach up to 25 x 35 cm at maximum size, in any technique and support, including copies of digital works.
The third dimension does not exceed 50 cm on either side for 3D works.
Each author may submit up to 5 works per category.
Entries must be sent by post and will be received until 30 November 2009 at:
Casa de la UNEAC, Máximo Gómez no. 107 entre Julio Jover y Martí, Santa Clara, Villa Clara, Cuba.
3 prizes will be awarded for each category and entries that the jury deems appropriate:
For domestic participants:
1st prize: 2 000 national currencies and diploma
2nd prize: 1 300 national currencies and diploma
3rd prize: 800 national currencies and diploma.
For foreign participants:
The winners will be awarded a work of original art on canvas of a famous painter from Villa Clara and diploma, that they will arrive safely.
The prestigious judging panel will include cartoonists, and their opinion is final.
Furthermore, in the days between December 18 and 20, 2009 will be a meeting with prominent artists in the city of Santa Clara, and there will be a collective mural.
The opening of the exhibition and awards will be held on December 20, 2009 at 3:00 pm at the headquarters of the UNEAC in Villa Clara.
To clarify questions concerning this notice, please contact the following address: 40melaito@gmail.com
Source: regulamentoscartoon
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Similarity: a new web page released by "syria cartoon" website

Syriacartoon website releases a new web page on similarity
Similarity.. a new web page released by "syria cartoon" website to be a new space for laughter and meditation: laughing of this very alike reality all over the world.. and meditating the human mentality that is capable of telepathy and communication..
Similarity.. some may consider it offending.. but it is not.. not of that sort aiming to defame others.. or discharging their works of cheap accusations.. yet it is just a documentation of facts happening every day openly not secretly worldwide.. the fact that "art" all over the world has a lot in common not only of notions but also of lines.. this is more obvious in the cartoon more than any other art ever.. since sarcasm is like music, it goes beyond all obstacles that human creates in his limited geographic perspective.. sarcasm goes beyond language and barbed wires.. it soars in one dimension that is humanity..
Similarity.. an open page for you all.. you can always participate in it if the sent caricatures are all precisely documented according to the name of the caricaturist, newspaper or the website that published these works and the date of publishing..
Similarity.. it is us.. it is nothing but our own resemblence..
WEB: http://www.syriacartoon.com/
See recent similarities on http://www.syriacartoon.com/resemblance/resemblance.html