And this e-card for New Year 2011 comes from Dawood Deldar

XII PortoCartoon 2010 - On-Line Voting - Until 31st December

Dear Cartoonist,
Dear Friend,
We would like to remind you that is open the on-line voting for the PortoCartoon 2010 until the 31st December.
The public can choose its favourite cartoon, independently of the choice of the jury of this festival.
People all around the world can vote in the Cartoon Virtual Museum at
37 artists are in contest, and each cartoon can be seen in detail.
The candidates are the awarded, the honourable mentions and the finalist ones of the 12th PortoCartoon-World Festival.
The voting is open on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum and on the Cartoon Virtual Museum until 31st December.
Your vote is very important for the better decision!
With my very best regards and wishing you a Happy New Year 2011,
Luís Humberto Marcos
Director, PortoCartoon and Portuguese Printing Press Museum.

Saeed Sadeghi and Muriel Frega send e-cards for New Year 2011


Greeting e-card from Blogger Buster: bloggers owe them a lot!

International Construction Accidents Cartoon Contest 2011, Turkey

The Subject of the Contest: Job Accidents in the Construction Industry
The Aim of the Contest
: The construction industry is known as one of the most hazardous industries. One of the main problems of the construction industry is job site accidents: accidents causing crew death and major injuries. Accident rates in this industry are one of the highest across all over the industries. Besides causing human tragedy and economic losses, construction accidents also affect the productivity and reputation of the construction industry. The aim of this contest is to focus on the construction accidents through cartoons and increase the safety awareness in this industry.
1. The competition is open to professional and amateur cartoonists from all over the world.
2. The cartoons that focus on the subject of construction accidents can be prepared by any technique and with any color. Cartoons should be prepared either in A4 (210mm x 297mm) or A3 (297mmX420mm) paper dimensions.
3. Caricatures prepared in digital format can also participate in this contest, however printouts signed by the cartoonists should be sent for the competition.
4. Caricaturists can participate in this contest with a maximum of 3 cartoons.
5. Name, surname, birth date, postal adress, phone number and e-mail adress should be written on the reverse side of each cartoon.
6. The cartoonists are free to participate with already published works as long as these works have not previously been awarded in any other contest.
7. The works must reach the organizing association not later than 30 April 2011 and the address of “Anadolu Universitesi Insaat Muhendisligi Bolumu, 2 Eylul Kampusu, Eskisehir,Turkey”. The organizing association will not be responsible for the postal delays.
8. Awards:
First Prize ( 1000 US Dollars )
Second Prize ( 750 US Dollars )
Third Prize ( 500 US Dollars )
5 Honour Prizes ( Honour Certificate ).
9. Selection Committee:
Prof. Dr. Davut AYDIN (President-Anadolu University)
Prof. Atila OZER (Director of Anadolu University Research Center for Cartoon Art)
Hikmet CERRAH (Caricaturist)
Sani SENER (TAV Construction Company)
Emin SAZAK (Yuksel Construction)
Ahmet TUNCAN (Anadolu University, Chairman of Civil Engineering Department, Prof.Dr.)
Gokhan ARSLAN (Anadolu University, Vice Chairman of Civil Engineering Department, Assoc.Prof.Dr.).
10. The selected cartoons will be exhibited. The prizes will be given in the exhibition opening.
11. One album of cartoons that will be determined by the selection committee will be sent to the cartoonists.
12. Cartoons will not be returned to the artists. Once sent the works belong to the organizing committee. It can be published, distributed or used for promotional purpose in future. The cartoons may be used for promotional purposes: cards,posters, catalogs, newspapers, magazine and books etc.
13. Participants are considered to have accepted all these conditions.

New Year greetings from Sanjinez and Hadžialić + MaxMinus magazine

dear friends
merry christmas.
and new year 2011.
Victor Z. Sanjinez
Artista Visual
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
(511) 626-2000 Anexo 5050

Marry Christmas and Happy New Year from Editorial board of MaxMinus magazine and in behalf of myself as well.
Sabahudin Hadzialic
writer, poet and freelance journalist
Freelance Editor in chief, DHIRA, Kusnacht, Switzerland
Editor in chief - MaxMinus magazine for political satire, humor, cartoons and comics
Editor in chief - DIOGEN pro culture magazine
Sabahudin Hadzialic
Street Grbavicka 32
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
+387 - (0)33 619 364
+ 387-(0) 63 111 052
Clan Drustva pisaca BiH/Member of the Association of BH writers
Clan Drustva novinara BiH/Member of BH Journalist Union
WWW & Blogs


2011 New Year greetings from Triana, Guaico, and Barreto

Que pase una felices fiestas con la familia y los amigos, dando gracias por lo que se tiene y compartiendo con el que no.
Amigos y Colegas, les comparto estas tarjetas navideñas para que pasen una felices fiestas con la familia y los amigos, dando gracias por lo que se tiene y compartiendo con el que no.
Tragicomedia en esta navidad para todos... Les deseo lo mejor, pero no se olviden de los que llevan la peor parte. Maestros!!!
Afilen lápices para brindar sonrisas con reflexión en este mundo loco...

Friends and Colleagues,
I share these Christmas cards to spend a happy holiday with family and friends, giving thanks for what you have and sharing that does not.
Tragicomedy this Christmas to all ... I wish them well, but do not forget those who bear the brunt. Masters!
Sharpen pencils to bring smiles to reflection in this crazy world ...

Amigos y colegas:
Les deseo una feliz Navidad y un pròspero año 2011, cargado de mucha felicidad para ustedes y sus maravillosas Familias,,,,,
Les desea Guaico - Colombia
Saludos y éxitos

fellow artists
I wish you well and that next year will be more fruitful and that their projects will crystallize full extension ...
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2011!
* * *
colegas dibujantes
Les deseo lo mejor y que el siguiente año sea mas fructifero y que sus proyectos se cristalicen en toda su extension...
!Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año Nuevo 2011!
Eduardo Barreto Yzaguirre

Hanusic and Kutal send their greetings for the New Year 2011

Dear colleagues,
To all of you who are doing so well in the presentation of cartoons in the world
I wish all the best for the holidays.
Hule Hanusic

happy, bonne, guzel, year 2011
Firuz Kutal


New Year e-card received from cartoonist Milenko Kosanovic

Sad news: Greek cartoonist Athanasios Efthimiadis dies today

FECO Greece-Levadia President Yiannis Geroulias gives the sad info that the well-known Greek comic artist and Vice President of FECO Greece-Levadia, Efthimiadis Athanasios died today.
Athanasios Efthimiadis was born in Istanbul in 1944. In 1968 he graduated from Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Civil Engineering. Living in Athens since 1976, he was married with two children. He could speak Greek, Turkish, English, French and was fluent in Albanian as well.
Athanasios Efthimiadis was interested in cartoon art in the early years but towards the middle of the 1990s began to draw cartoons. He began to participate in international competitions in 2000 and has achieved many successes then. Athanasios Efthimiadis retired in 2006 from the institution "the PPC of Greece" where he had worked as an engineer, and devoted himself entirely to cartoon art. He has won a total of 38 awards in international cartoon competitions so far and was also a member of selection committees. He was one of the artists whose biographies and selection of works were included in the "20th Century World Dictionary of Contemporary Graphic Humorists", published by the "Academy of Humor" in Spain. Some of his works are collected in the "Museum of Graphic Humor EU". He had published his cartoons in "A Cartoon Approach".
(Source: Huseyin Cakmak, Cyprus cakmak@kibris.net)

New Year greeting e-card from Romanian cartoonist George Licurici

George Licurici


International Festival of aphorism & caricature - Strumica 2011

C O N T E S TTheme :
C A R N I V A L – E R O T I C A
Aphorism:In this category each author can participate with maximum of 10 aphorisms, printed in three copies, completed with code and particulars about the author, and set in sealed envelope.
The authors are allowed to participate with more works, each as group of 10(ten) aphorisms and marked with particular code.
Caricature:In this category, the authors can participate and send 3 caricatures, maximum.
The technique is on their own choice, and dimensions A/4.
Particulars about the authors should be written at the back side of the work.
Contest due date:
The works will be accepted up to: February 05, 2011, at latest.
Awards:Three main prizes will be awarded: Golden, Silver and Bronze Plaque.
The Organizer retains the right to award some additional prizes.
Address:The works should be send to:
NUCK “Anton Panov’
Blvd. “Goce Delcev” bb
2400 Strumica, R Macedonia

with note: To the Festival of aphorism and Caricature.
The works received ,remain in property of the Organizer and the author,
and they have the right to its public presentation, catalogue prepare or other publication.
The works received in due time will be reviewed and evaluated by competent jury commission.
The presentation of the works –exhibition and the Reward Ceremony will come to: March 07, 2011.
Contact -Further information
Tel: ++389 (0)34 322 182
E-mail: trimerotikon@yahoo.com


Plastic Surgery is the theme for the 7th International Cartoon Contest SYRIA 2011

The 7th International Cartoon Contest SYRIA 2011
Under auspices of the Syrian Ministry of Information Syria Cartoon website presents:
The 7th International Cartoon Contest SYRIA 2011
• Theme 1: Plastic Surgery
• Theme 2: Free (Humour)
• Only 1 cartoon, A4, 300 dpi, JPG/JPEG and free techniques.
• Deadline: 20 / 2 / 2011
• Prizes: Golden, Silver, Bronze and 5 Special Prizes.
• Only cartoons which will be selected for the exhibition, will receive certificate and the contest album.
• Jury members will be considered as participants in the exhibition and represent their own countries. Their names will be automatically added to the List of Participants. They will participate only in exhibition, not in contest (just honorary participation).
• Cartoons can be used for any promotion purposes (printing, websites, posters, invitation cards....etc) without the permission of the artist and without any payment.
• Cartoons with sexual or nudity contents will not enter the contest.
• Cartoons must be sent to: fecosyria@gmail.com along with artist’s recent C.V, address (doc format), and personal photo / or address: Syria- Damascus- P.O Box:6540
• Results and contest album (PDF) will be published on Syria Cartoon website: www.syriacartoon.net/
Raed Khalil, President and Director Tel: (+963) 944-704973.


17th International Cartoon Humour Competition on the Topic of Beer: Golden Keg 2011

17th International Cartoon Humour Competition on the Topic of BEER: GOLDEN KEG 2011 - SlovakiaOn Friday, 1st April 2011, an exhibition of the best competing works, a festive announcement of the results and the handing of prizes to the most successful authors of the 17th competition in accordance with the Jury’s decision will take place as follows:
GRAND PRIZE (Grand Prix) Golden Keg and 500 €
1st Prize Small GOLDEN KEG and 200 €
2nd Prize Small GOLDEN KEG and 150 €
3rd Prize Small Golden KEG and 100 €
The Competition Jury reserves the right not to grant any of the prizes or to grant other special prizes.
The organisers will accept for the competition all works that will be delivered at the address of the Šarišská gallery in Prešov by 21st February 2011.
The organisers of the competition reserve the right to publish selected works in promotional materials and to re-install the exhibition, while each competitor will receive a competition catalogue.
Competition rules:1. Each author can send at maximum five original works, including graphic techniques.
2. The competition is open to anybody and everybody, and it is not restricted in terms of artistic design methods.
3. The formats of the works should not exceed the A4 dimensions.
4. The competition is non-anonymous. Each work should be signed on the reverse and bear the author's full address.
5. The rewarded works will become property of the BEER GALLERY in Prešov.
6. Send your works at the address:
Šarišská Galéria (p. Fedor VICO) ul. Hlavná 51, 08001 Prešov SLOVAKIA.Please clearly mark the envelope with the word "PIVO".
E-mail: fedorvico@gmail.com