12th PortoCartoon 2010 with theme: Airplanes & Flying Machines

12th PortoCartoon World Festival 2010 - Portugal
Main Theme: Airplanes and Flying Machines
General Rules and Regulations
The theme is intended to evoke the date of the first aircraft experience, and its impact on today aviation. History is full of dramatic and hilarious moments with airplanes and flying machines. The politics is also played in the air, when dropping bombs and gases that destroy the planet. Supersonic aircraft and nut shells; delta wings and rusty machines, storms and dramas, controls and leaks; business and deviations; air attacks and flights of solidarity, fun and plunder, fears and prayers, love and humour. There is a bit of everything in aviation. No one can be indifferent to it. 300 years ago, Bartolomeu de Gusmão invented an airship, commonly known as “passarola.” As per the History, this was the first “tool to walk through the air” and was presented in Lisbon in August 1709, by the inventor.
Bartolomeu de Gusmão, was born in Santos, S. Paulo (Brazil), and protected by the Portuguese royal house, was a member of the “Companhia de Jesus” and professor of mathematics at the University of Coimbra and has several inventions. Between 1709 and today, there are 300 years of stories that the pencil of the cartoonists can not turn away from. The subject is too fertile.
In addition to participating with cartoons on the main theme, the cartoonists can also send works for the Free Category, as per the previous editions.
The artists who do not wish to compete can send their works to the EXTRA-COMPETITION section informing of this decision.
Works must be originals and any kind of graphical technique will be accepted, including digital artwork if the prints are SIGNED and if they are PRINT NUMBER ONE; can also be presented sculptures pieces of humour, in any kind of material.
The works can have at the maximum the following measures:
- in paper, 42 x 30 cm (DIN A3);
- sculpture pieces, 42 x 30 x 30 cm.
The works should present on the reverse the following information: author´s name and address, title, theme section and year. The author’s CV in Portuguese or English (publications, exhibitions,prizes…) should also be sent.
The works should arrive at the PORTUGUESE PRINTING PRESS MUSEUM until February 28th 2010, with the entry form .
The works should be sent to:
PortoCartoon-World Festival, The Portuguese Printing Press Museum, Estrada Nacional 108, nº 206, 4 3 00-3 16 Porto, Portugal.
The AWARDS, including a TROPHY and a DIPLOMA, will be the following:
GRAND PRIZE PORTOCARTOON: 7000 Euro (partially in money and partially in Port wine), travel and stay costs for the Awards Ceremony in Portugal
2ND PRIZE PORTOCARTOON: 2500 Euro (partially in money and partially in Port wine), travel and stay costs for the Awards Ceremony in Portugal
3RD PRIZE PORTOCARTOON: 1500 Euro (partially in money and partially in Port wine), travel and stay costs for the Awards Ceremony in Portugal
HONORABLE MENTIONS PORTOCARTOON: 50 Euro, stay costs for a weekend in Portugal.
The Jury will have an odd number of judges and their decision will be with no subjection to any kind of appeal or reclamation.
The awarded works will become property of the PORTUGUESE PRINTING PRESS MUSEUM and will be part of the INTERNATIONAL CARTOON GALLERY.
The others will be sent to the artists, if formally requested, after its public exhibition during the PORTOCARTOON and possible exhibition in other cities and countries.
In case of using non-awarded works in other cases except exhibition or its promotion PORTOCARTOON, copyright payment will be made to the artists whenever it takes place.
All the artists whose works are selected for the exhibition will receive a catalogue.
The prizes will be delivered in a public ceremony.

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