The Big Boat of Humour 2010 - Lodz, Poland

In Polish, the word LÓDZ means a vehicle propelled by sails, oars or engine, used as a means of water transport. Almost all around the world, it carries symbolic connotations:
• it is an allegory of human fate in both individual and collective dimension,
• it is associated with courage, when imagining sailors embarking on a voyage across rough oceans,
• it symbolizes human longing for adventure and some change in life.
Lódz is also the name of the second largest city in Poland which is an inland city with no access to navigable waters. We hope that the name of our metropolis will become an inspiration for graphic artists, especially those with a flair for satire. The theme should be taken up with humour, with panache and perhaps with a bit of poetry... This explanation, indispensable to foreigners, is also aimed at the Poles, for whom the popular usage of the name of the city might have blurred the sharpness of its paradox. For the fifth time, the Big Boat of Humour invites all the artists, who would like to face the theme of Lódz, to enter the competition.
1. The aim of the contest is:
• promoting the city, changing the traditional perception of Lódz and challenging the stereotypical image of the city.
• creating an art gallery comprising works that could be used in actions promoting the city in a printed form or in the form of organized exhibitions.
2. It is an open contest. Everyone can participate in it, on condition that they submit their works with the application form before the regulatory deadline. The contest is an international event.
3. The theme the fifth Big Boat of Humour contest is 'CITY – THE POWDER KEG'
4. The original works entered in the contest can be made using any drawing, graphic (including computer graphics) or painting technique and should not be larger than A3 format (297x420 mm). Also copies issued by the author, described and signed by the author are accepted by the Jury as original graphic works. Photocopies and xerox copies of the works, computer printouts of scanned works or any other kind of duplication using multicopy techniques, for example offset printing, which serve as reproductions of a work, shall not be accepted by the Jury. Previously published works, works entered in other contests or works to which rights do not belong to the authors shall also be excluded from the contest.
5. Each participant may submit up to 5 works. The works should be unframed, provided with the name and the surname of the author and possibly the title on the reverse. The works should be accompanied with an application form, which shall be tantamount to the acceptation of the contest regulations and a permission for publishing author's personal data contained in the form, and with a CD with the electronic form of submitted works (in TIFF format, the resolution of 300 dpi, 15 cm at the base), which is the condition of placing them in the catalogue.
6. The works should be sent to the following address: Lódzki Dom Kultury (Lódz Cultural Center), Traugutta 18, 90-113 Lódz, Poland till 31 August 2010 (with a note on an envelope "The Big Boat of Humour 2010").
7. The organizers are not liable for any damage to the works during delivery.
8. The Jury shall choose works for the post-contest exhibition and hand out the Grand Prix of the contest in September 2010.
9. The ceremonial opening of the post-contest exhibition and the verdict announcement shall take place in October 2010.
10. The authors of works admitted to the contest shall be invited to the ceremonial opening of the exhibition and shall receive the catalogue. The organizers do not provide the return of expenses covering transport to Lódz and stay in the city. The organizers plan the exhibition of the original works admitted to the contest and the exhibition of printouts (on the basis of the submitted CDs) in Piotrkowska Street in the centre of the city.
11. The works that shall not be admitted to the contest as well as the works shown on the exhibition should be taken back from the organizers or they shall be sent back at the author's expense.
1. The works shall be judged by the Jury of the Contest consisting of professional artists, the representatives of the City of Lódz Office and the Organizers of the contest.
2. The Jury shall hand out the regulatory Grand Prix of the contest amounting to PLN 10,000, funded by the Mayor of the City of Lódz. The prize is indivisible. The Jury reserves the right to resign from handing out the award. In such case, the amount is added to the pool of prizes of the next edition of the contest. The decisions of the Jury are definitive without the right to appeal. The work (or works of one author) honoured with the prize, together with all the rights, become the property of the sponsor.
3. The organizers allow for a possibility of handing out sponsored awards other than the regulatory prize. Works awarded by the sponsors, with all the rights, shall become the property of the sponsors.
1. Sending works to the contest together with a filled in application form equals giving consent to:
• participation in the post-contest exhibition (or a series of exhibitions), free reproductions of the works in all media and all techniques as far as promoting the City, the Contest and the exhibition is concerned.
• duplicating the works for the needs of non-commercial promotional actions carried out by the organizers (occasional publications, press materials and the Internet), at the same time, promoting the authors and their works.
• using the works in charity actions, carried out for the citizens in need by the Organizers, Sponsors or the City of Lódz during the period of one year starting from the date of the post-contest exhibition opening.
2. Participation in the contest means the acceptation of the above regulations.
Regulations & Application Form: http://www.bigboatofhumour.com/


1st "Vignettes for Human Rights" Competition - Spain

The FERNANDO BUESA BLANCO FUNDAZIOA FOUNDATION announces the first VIGNETTES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS competition which will have an international and biannual character.
The sketchers will send in a maximum of three graphic works, each one comprising a strip composed of between one and three vignettes, which must necessarily be linked to any one of the thirty articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Anyone who wishes to may enter regardless of age. Each contestant will submit a maximum of three graphic works to the Vignettes for Human Rights contest by the FERNANDO BUESA BLANCO FUNDAZIOA FOUNDATION.
Special value will be placed on the constructive, positive and critical sense of the graphics works entered.
Scenes and personages depicted must be of the entrant’s own creation and be previously unpublished. Work must be carried out in black and white or in colour. The graphics work must not exceed a single page in length, which must itself not exceed 800 x 600 pixels, with a minimum resolution of 72 pixels an inch.
Apart from Spanish and Basque languages, graphic works are admissible without words, by artists from any other geographical or linguistic areas where the aforementioned languages are not spoken.
Contestants must send in an e-mail supplying their names, surnames, address, date of birth, National ID number, and a contact telephone number. This e-mail must contain an attachment with the graphics work file in JPG format.
All Works, together with the author’s personal information, must be sent via email to: fbuesadh@yahoo.es before December 31st 2010.
The FERNANDO BUESA BLANCO FUNDAZIOA FOUNDATION will disseminate the presented works publically. Exhibitions of the works, either virtual or real, will not accrue pecuniary rights for the authors of the said works.
Awarding of the prizes for Vignettes on Human Rights will amount to 5,000 Euros broken down as follows: 1st Prize: 1,500 Euros. 2nd Prize: 1,200 Euros. 3rd Prize: 1,000 Euros. 4th Prize: 800 Euros. 5th Prize: 500 Euros.
A qualified jury will choose the best works. Prize giving will take place in March 2011.
Where there is an entry level figure of less than 80 works, then a single prize will be awarded, to the value of 2,000 Euros, for the best work received.
Participation in the event implies acceptance of the present rules, as well as the dissemination in whole or in part of any presented works, by any of the Foundation’s means of communication, always linked to the development of the competition.
Regulations: http://www.fundacionfernandobuesa.com/bases-final/conditions.pdf


Results 27th AD International Cartoon Competition 2010

Results of 27th Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition - Turkey
Jury: Terry Mosher (Canada, Chair), Ercan Akyol, Odile Conseil (France), Latif Demirci, Selçuk Demirel, Cristina Sampaio (Portugal), Kanybek Turumbekov (Kyrgyzstan).
The Jury examined the 188 cartoons by 172 artists from 42 countries selected by the Preselection Jury (from 2.561 entries by 865 catoonists of 73 countries) and decided to award the prizes as follows:
First Prize: Ahmet Öztürklevent (Turkey)
Second Prize: Sergei Bobylev (Russian Federation)
Third Prize: Kürşat Zaman (Turkey)
Success Awards: Musa Gümüş (Turkey), Necdet Yılmaz (Turkey), Evzen David (Czech Republic), Vladimir Kazanevsky (Ukraine), Valentin Druzhinin (Russian Federation), Mohsen Nasari (Iran), Gomez Claudio Antonio (Brazil), Jerzy Gluszek (Poland), Moacir Knorr Gutterres (Brazil), Kürşat Zaman (Turkey), Mohammad Ali Khalaji (Iran), Pavel Constantin (Romania).
The prize-giving ceremony of the competition will be held in Istanbul in October 2010.
Source: http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/kultur-sanat/haber/14831396.asp?gid=282
Gallery: http://www.radikal.com.tr/Radikal.aspx?aType=RadikalGaleriHaber&ArticleID=998749&PAGE=1&Date=30.04.2010&CategoryID=82


In Memoriam: Vlado Jocic (1939 - 2010)

Vlado Jocic (1939-2010)
The famous Macedonian cartoonist Vlado Jocic died on May 14, 2010 in Skopje. Jocic was born in 1939 in Pozarevac. His first cartoon was published in 1958. In 1966 together with Slavko Janevski, Tzvetan Stanoevski, Bosko Markovic, and Darko Smakjovski, he was one of the founders of humor magazine "Osten" and the World galleries of cartoon and drawing in Skopje. Vlado Jocic cartoons have been published around the world: Canada, USSR, Poland, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Belgium, Netherlands, Mongolia, Argentina, Australia and all ex-Yu-republics. He won 22 international awards for caricature in the country and abroad, as well as reports from the Association of Journalists of Macedonia. He published a book with sketches & illustrations. He was Director of the World Gallery in Skopje and the cartoon editor-in-chief of "Osten", a great organizer and teacher of young cartoonists and a great friend.
This report by Jordan Pop-Iliev (Republic of Macedonia).

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2010 Eco cartoon exhibition, India

2010 Eco cartoon exhibition, India
The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands. - Havelock Ellis, The Dance of Life, 1923.
Man has two faces. He is the creator and destroyer too. But concerning to environment, he is always the destroyer.
If we look at it historically, man is continually destroying his environment, for changes to occur. One should flatten a hill or a mountain for one to build new roads and infrastructure. One has to cut all the trees in the forest for mans dreams in building houses and bridges to be realized.
Do business with the environment in mind - systematically
Environmentally conscious and resource-saving actions are essential for one and all today. The aim should always be to improve the economic and ecological conditions today for future generations.
Many organizations and social groups now have programs and activities dedicated to environmental issues.
As it is proven that, the cartoon is a powerful weapon against oppression and has a liberator role, where shows many times a reality from an unseen angle, the ignorant man is visualized the reality.
In this context, cartoonists forum attempts to organize an International Cartoon Exhibition on emphasizing the individual responsibility towards Environment.
Though, there are many efforts that have already been made to explain need of such awareness towards Environmental protection, www.indianink.org tries to make the program more effective by inviting cartoons in person from the prominent cartoons around the world.
The regulations and the information for this exhibition are as follows:
The Theme of the exhibition is Let Environment Live
Grow Green & Go with Green
The organization’s motto is to emphasize the need of protecting green environment with the following messages:
Save greenery
Grow greenery
Condemn deforestation
Avoid plastic usage.
Cartoons need be sent via e-mail, in a clear resolution of 300 dpi. Cartoons can be sent in CD-ROMs to the address mentioned below.
The size is A4 (size 800 pixels x 1100 pixels with 300 dpi resolution image and format jpeg, tif)
The cartoons must be sent at the e-mail address: syamohan99@yahoo.com
Max 5 cartoons can be sent.
First name, Last name, Address, E-mail, Telephone number should be submitted together works. Or the author's entry-form and biography are needed.
The works whether they have been awarded, exhibited in other contests previously will be accepted.
Last date for receipt of cartoons through e-mail: 25.05.2010
The exhibition is conducted at Lumbini Park, Hyderabad, India.
on World Environment Day 5th June.
PRIZES - 12 Awards + Medals.
Excellent works will have the excess to the "2010 eco cartoon exhibition, India contest and will be selected into the catalogue. Cartoonist whose works are selected will get a copy for free. Committee has the rights to use any of the participated works in a brochure, on posters, in other printed matter.
Your participation is most appreciated. We are certain that the exhibition will have a positive effect on the understanding of environmental issues and on the appreciation of cartoon art towards the social cause.
Send your CDs to this address:
Shyam Mohan, cartoonists forum, 8-3-825/5/4/3/1, Srinagar Colony, HYDERABAD-500 O73, A.P, I N D I A.
Cell: +91 94405 95858

37th International Humour Exhibition of Piracicaba 2010

37th International Humour Exhibition of Piracicaba 2010 - Brazil
The 37th International Humor Exhibition of Piracicaba 2010 will be held in accordance with the following schedule:
Applications: until August 3rd,2010. Art Selection: August 07th and 08th, 2010. Awards: August 21st and 22nd, 2010. Opening: August 28th, 2010.
The theme is free. Professional and amateur artists, Brazilians and foreigners can apply unpublished artworks that were not awarded until the closing date for entries (August 3rd, 2010). Artworks done in any technique will be accepted. Digital works, signed by author and indicated that it is a print number 01 and sculptures with humoristic content will also be accepted.
Cartoon (graphic humor with universal and atemporal themes), Charge (graphic humor about nowadays journalistic themes), Caricature (graphic humor that express a physical traits and/or character from a well-known personality), Comic Strips (sequential graphic art, with a plot that closes in a standard format, usually published in columns of newspapers) and Vanguard (only via electronic submissions addressing the theme "Environment" in JPGE format and 300 DPI, maximum of 02 artworks by each artist, attached to a single time. The artworks can be sent to the following address:
Maximum measures allowed:
paper - 42 x 30 centimeters (A3) (16,54 x 11,81 inches),
sculptures - 42 centimeters or 16,54 inches (height) x 30 centimeters or 11,81 inches (depth) x 30 centimeters or 11,81 inches (width).
Five (5) awards will be granted, a total of R$ 25.000,00 (twenty-five thousand reais), purchasing of Piracicaba City Hall, divided as follows:
a) Five (05) prizes of 1st place, on the value of R $ 4.000,00 (four thousand reais) each, divided among the categories.
b) One (01) prize of $ 5.000,00 (five thousand reais) called GRAND PRIZE OF INTERNATIONAL HUMOR EXHIBITION OF PIRACICABA for one of five winners in each of categories.
c) For the winner of Grand Prize of International Humor of Piracicaba and for the first place winners of each category will be awarded trophies by cartoonist Zélio Alves Pinto.
It will be awarded a prize of R $ 3.131,11 (three thousand one hundred thirty-one reais and eleven cents), exclusively for the caricature category, purchasing value from the City Council of Piracicaba.
There will be a Selection Jury and an Award Jury composed by people with acknowledgeable talent in the area. The awards will be acquisitive Municipality to Piracicaba city. If the award jury confirms any kind of irregularity, fraud or plagiarism in one or more of the inscribed artworks, it will be able to cancel the award. The result of the award will be spread on until a week after the Exhibition’s opening, with reasonable proves on any irregularity done without jury’s knowledge.
Note: The Award Jury keeps itself the right of not designating prizes to the categories which don’t achieve a sufficient level, transferring them to other
Another prizes and indications will be set in accordance with Organizer Commission.
The artworks must be sent to the following address:
37th INTERNATIONAL HUMOR EXHIBITION OF PIRACICABA, Secretaria de Ação Cultural - Avenida Maurice Allain, 454 - CEP 123.405-123 - Piracicaba - SP Brazil, accompanied by the registration form.
For the vanguard category, next to the artworks sent electronically, the artist entered must attach the following information: name, artistic name, full address, telephone number, e-mail, Identify Card (ID), CPF and bank data.
The artists selected transfer automatically authorial rights of his artworks for reproductions and publications in any media, without restriction, aiming to promote the event. The return of the artworks after the closing of the exhibition is to be formally requested in the registration form. Otherwise the artworks will ultimately belong to the collection of the Centro Nacional de Documentação, Pesquisa e Divulgação do Humor Gráfico de Piracicaba, which will exercise the right of property, as its interest.
The organization of the 37th International Exhibition Humor of Piracicaba is not responsible for possible damages that may happen when the arts are sent or returned.
Besides the completed registration form legibly, the reverse of each artwork should bring the following information: registration category, author's name, artistic name, full address, telephone number, e-mail, CPF and Identify Registration (ID) and bank data. Send also a résumé and a photo to cataloging on the database and search of CEDHU.
The authors transfer automatically Authorial Rights of his artworks when awarded acquisitivetely (include mention), in accordance with the Law n° 9610, February 19st, 1988 (Authorial Rights Law), therefore, universal and definitely in all use modalities and gratuitous, the rights of the author, guaranteed by the mentioned law; referring to the awarded artworks in the International Humor Exhibition of Piracicaba and now integrant part of Municipal Public Property for the purposes of entitlements, in accordance with the Municipal Law n° 2249, 1976, partially amended by the Municipal Law n° 2486, 1982 and consolidated by the Municipal Law n° 5194, 2002.
Phone: 0(xx)19 3403.2615 - 3403.2620 - 3403.2621

20th International Festival Humor...at Gura Humorului

The 20th edition of „Humor......at Gura Humorului”, the International Festival of Cartoon and Humorous Literature will be held between 8th and 10th of July, 2010, as part of the Festive Days of Humor City.
1. The Edition theme:
Ridendo castigat mores” (=Laughing will helps you earn more).
2. Only original works.
3. All the works will have on the backside the name and the contact data ( address, telephone number, e-mail account) of the author.
4. An A3 page will be the right dimenssions of the work.
5. Two (2) is the number of papers accepted.
6. The technique used will be at the free choice of the artist.
7. The works are not to be returned. They will be added to the patrimony of the „Humor......at Gura Humorului” Festival and the organizers are entitled to use them later as edited materials with the name of their author on them.
8. The participants are required the following documents enclosed with their works: the completed entry form attached, a brief CV and a personal photography/cartoon self portrait of minum 6x9 cm (on paper) or 710x1065 pix. (digital format).
9. The deadline for the works is June 15, 2010 (posting date).
10. The prizewinners will be notified by June 30, 2010 to be present for the Awards Festivity held on Sunday, July 10, 2010.
11. Accomodation and meals will be provided by the organisers. Transport expenses are the responsibility of the participant or the organization/institution he/she is part of. In case the participants will be accompanied by family or friends, they will pay the expenses incurred. In addition, the organisers are to be notified in due time, no later than July 1st, 2010, to make the necessary reservations.
12. The list of the jury members will be posted on the following sites: http://www.gurahumorului.info/ and http://www.primariagh.ro/, starting with June 15, 2010.
13. The prises to be awarded:
1st Prize: EUR 500
2nd Prize: EUR 300
3rd Prize: EUR 200
The "George Gavrilean" Prize for the debutantes from Bucovina - EUR 200.
14. The jury are the ones who decide upon awarding or not awarding or re-allocating the prizes. In addition, the jury will decide upon the works or the authors to be rewarded by sponsors, associations, mass-media, institutions, commercial societies or private persons, with their consent.
15. There will be no participation fees.
The works will be sent to the following addresss :
Muzeul Obiceiurilor Populare din Bucovina
Piaţa Republicii, nr.2,
725300 - Gura Humorului,
Judeţul Suceava ROMANIA

Further information:
The Bureau of Press Relations of „Humor......at Gura Humorului” Festival
prof. Elvira Romaniuc - director, Muzeul Obiceiurilor Populare din Bucovina
telephone: 00 40 230 231 108 – muzeu
mobile: 00 40 730 650 741 ; 00 40 740 926 479
e-mail: muzeulhumor@gmail.com



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Vă rugăm ataşati o notă biografică şi o fotografie personală.
Please include your biography and your personal photo.
Organizatorii nu restituie materialele primite!
The organizers will not give back the art works received!




2nd ICC Award 2010 theme: Rapprochement of Cultures

The 2nd ICC Comic Award, 2010: Call for Entries
The second ICC Comic Award with the theme of ‘the Rapprochement of Cultures’ is calling for entries. The selected works will be shown in South Korea, in September 2010.
The year 2010 is designated as the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures by UNESCO and celebrated worldwide. The goal is to promote the world peace by encouraging the rapprochement among cultures, civilizations, and people, as well as by facilitating increased communication between civilizations through the emphasis on the importance of cultural diversity in the international community. The effort to familiarize with the culture of others’, to acknowledge them, and to create a society that diverse cultures coexist will make the world more peaceful and richer with culture.
Comic is an art form that touches our heart, transcending language and culture. It allows us to share various values and thoughts. It has the power to move people’s heart more easily than any other media on the global issues that require our attention.
The second ICC Comic Award would like to call for an entry of comic art works that bridge the disparate cultures and bring them closer, and to show the works at the 11th International Comic Artist Conference held in Bucheon, Korea.
The Award has an ambition of presenting comic not only as an art form but also as a dynamic mean for contributing to the society. The International Comic Artist Conference urges you to join in the forum for the rapprochement of diverse cultures through the power of comic.
2010 ICC Comic Award
* Schedule
Application period: April 30 - July 2, 2010
Announcement of winners: July 30, 2010
To be exhibited at the Korea ICC venue, Sept 15~18, 2010
Online exhibition on ICC Website
* Guidelines
1. Hosted by: ICC Secretariat
2. Operated by: ICC Secretariat, Korean ICC Organizing Committee
3. Sponsored by: The Korea Cartoonist Association, Urimana Association, Manga Japan, Hong Kong Animation & Comic Association, Chinese Cartoon Studies Association, Taipei Comic Artist Labor Union, Korea Manhwa Contents Agency; Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, ROK; Korea National Commission for UNESCO.
4. Theme:
(1) Category 1: One-cut cartoon or illustration - All contents related with the Rapprochement of Cultures ( http://www.un.org/en/events/iyrc2010/ )
(2) Category 2: Comics under maximum16 pages in length – Free theme
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 420mm)
* Color: free, whether black-and-white or color
* Resolution: 300 dpi or higher
(2) Comics (under 16 pages) category
* Size: B4 (180x240 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
Room 224, 529-2, Sang 3-dong, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
(Zipcode: 420-860)
* Download of Entry form and guideline
* 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: April 30 - July 2, 2010.
* Judging and Awards
1. Awards
Single Cartoon or Illustration Category (Theme: Rapprochement of Cultures)
First Prize (one): Trophy + Invitation to Korea ICC (airfare and accommodation)
Awards of Excellence (two): Trophy
Nominated entries recognition awards: Commemorative book of drawings.
Comics Category (Free theme)
First Prize (one): Trophy + Invitation to Korea ICC (airfare and accommodation)
Nominated entries recognition awards: Commemorative book of drawings.
2. Award presentation and exhibition
- Exhibition period: Sept 15-19, 2010
- Venue: Korea ICC venue (Bucheon)
- Exhibition content: Works nominated from submissions and invitational works
- Award announcement: During ICC (Sept 15-19, 2010)
5. Reminder
- Although all rights for works submitted belong to artists, ICC reserves the right to reproduce prize-winning works and nominated works on the ICC Website and for projects and pertinent promotions of ICC and UNESCO.
- 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.
-One author is able to summit two art works at maximum. But each work should be registered separately to have registration number for each work.
Webpage: www.intercomicon.org
E-mail: icc@komacon.kr
Address: ICC Secretariat
Room 224, 529-2, Sang 3-dong, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
(Zipcode: 420-860)
Office: 82-(0)32-310-3070 / 82-(0)32-310-3071.


Festival theme: The Crisis...How They Tell Us About It?

Festival Economia 2010 Cartoon Exhibition
Exhibition: open to all professional cartoonists
Theme: THE CRISIS...HOW THEY TELL US ABOUT IT? (Lies and truth of informations and politics)
Entries: min. 1 cartoon
Size: min. A4 - JPG (col) or GIF (b/n), 300 dpi, max. 1 Mb
Technique: free
Deadline: June 4, 2010
Exhibition: gallery on website http://www.studioandromeda.net/
Prizes: 3 winning cartoons, selected by public vote, will be awarded by the organization of Festival (not-monetary prizes).
The works should be sent via e-mail to: studioandromeda@gmail.com including entry-form with complete author's data.
Festival Economia - Trento
Tema dell'anno: Informazioni, scelte e sviluppo
3-6 giugno 2010


International "Oscarfest" Cartoon Exhibition - Croatia

A) Music on the Island and the Sea...
B) Free...
Size: Min A4 , Max A3 format...
Work: One entry is required per theme...
Entries produced on a computer should be numbered and signed by pencil...
Deadline: 03 JUNE 2010
Two equal prizes (Theme A and B) of HRK 1.000.00.,
The Oscar Prize for the overall winner (A+B).,
Special Prizes...
Address: DRUŠTVO KARIKATURISTA (za 03.OSCARfest 2010), Savska 100, 10000 ZAGREB(Croatia)
E-Mail: dado.kov@gmail.com
Detail Info: http://www.hdk.hr/
Organizer: Dragutin D. Kovacevic
Phone: + 385 +1 45 77 097
Source: New Scorpion

Theme in Tabriz International Cartoon Contest: Work

10th Tabriz International Cartoon Contest 2010 - Iran
Theme: a) WORK ; b) Free.
1- Maximum number of works allowed to send is 5 for each category.
2- Size of the works shouldn't exceed A3.
3- Works are accepted only by post.
4- Artist's information should be written on the reverse side of each work in English; such as Name, Address, Telephone number, Nationality and E-mail.
5- There WON'T be an online gallery of received cartoons in http://www.tabrizcartoons.com/ because we think this would stop any possible plagiarism.
6- There will be an exhibition of selected cartoons in 2 different galleries.
Either your work is selected for the catalogue or not, every participant will receive a free copy of the catalogue of the contest.
Deadline: August 06, 2010
Jury meeting: September 13, 2010
Results will be announced on TabrizCartoons simultaneously on the award-winning ceremony with the presence of jurors and winners on September 15, 2010.
First Winner: 1000 Euro + Tabriz Cartoon Association Golden Trophy
Second Winner: 500 Euro + Tabriz Cartoon Association Silver Trophy
Third Winner: 250 Euro + Tabriz Cartoon Association Bronze Trophy
10 Tabriz Cartoon Association Copper Trophies + Honor Mention
Section "Free" won't have any monetary prize but special gifts.
Address to send your cartoon:
Tabriz Cartoonists Association, Azerbaijan Cartoon Museum, Former Tabriz Estate Library, Opposite of Vahdat Art School, Golestan Garden, Tabriz, Iran
Zip Code: 51396-13117

Tel/Fax: +98 411 2843094


22nd Annual Cartoon Contest Olense 2010 - Belgium

Annual Cartoon Contest Olense 2010 - Rules and regulation
1. Participation
All contestants will be admitted with no distinction made regarding nationality or age. There are two categories:
* Youth category up to 15 years inclusive;
* Adult category: 16 years and older.
Both professional and non-professional cartoonists are allowed to participate in this contest.
2. Theme
The main theme is “Body Art – Body Talk – Body Language”. Also this year Amnesty International offers a special prize to the best cartoon with theme ‘being poor though having the right for a home.
3. Entries
* Original cartoons in black and white or colour, may bear no captions.
* Dimensions including any passe-partout 21 x 30 cm (A4).
* Works sent rolled and works larger than DIN A4 will not be returned. The cartoons should be appropriately wrapped before sending in order to prevent damage.
* Number of entries per contestant: maximum five.
* Following data should be mentioned on the back of your work: name, adress, age and theme.
4. Property rights
Prize-winning works will become the property of the organizer or the major sponsors. All works selected may be used by the organizers to promote the contest and the village of Olen.
5. Evaluation
Decisions made by the jury cannot be challenged.
6. Catalogue/Cartoon book
Selected works will be considered for inclusion in a catalogue. The authors of these works will receive a free copy of the catalogue during the prize ceremony or it will be send afterwards by mail.
7. Return mail
Return of the cartoons happens only on explicit request of the participant, as mentioned in the entry form. Every cartoon meeting with the demands but which is not selected for a prize will be sent back within two years. The organizers will endeavour to handle the return forwardings with the utmost care but cannot be held responsible for loss or damages.
8. Deadline: 2 October 2010
The deadline is 2 October 2010. The entry form and the cartoon(s) must be sent to:
Olense Kartoenale, Gemeentehuis, Dorp 1, B-2250 Olen - Belgium
9. Prizes
For the adult category:
1st prize: 1000 euro
2nd prize: 300 euro
3rd prize: 250 euro
4th prize: 200 euro
5th prize: 150 euro.
For the youth category:
1st prize: 200 euro
2nd prize: 175 euro
3rd prize: 150 euro
4th prize: 100 euro.
5th prize: 150 euro.
Special prize: “poverty and human rights”: 400 euro.
Only for Belgian participants: prize of the province of Antwerp: week-end (youth and adult category).
10. Prize Ceremony and Exhibition
The prize ceremony will take place at Friday 12 November 2010 at approximately 20.00 h in the council room of the town hall of Olen, Dorp 1, 2250 Olen. Every participating artist will be welcome on that occasion. Only the winners are peronally invited.
A selection of the cartoons will also be exhibited at the same address an can be visited:
* Sunday 14 November 2010
* All working days from Monday 15 November 2010 till the end of January 2011 during the opening hours of the town hall:
o Monday 09.00 u – 12.00 u 13.00 u – 16.00 u 17.30 u – 20.00 u
o Tuesday 09.00 u – 12.00 u
o Wednesday 09.00 u – 12.00 u 13.00 u – 16.00 u
o Thursday 09.00 u – 12.00 u
o Friday 09.00 u – 12.00 u
* In March 2011 this exhibition is also to be visited in the Cultural Centre of Bialogard, Poland.
Rules & entry-form: http://www.olen.be/file_uploads/3619.pdf?_vs=0_N .


Deceased the Serbian cartoonist Miodrag Velickovic

In Leskovac, on May 05, 2010, after a long illness, died Miodrag Velickovic (57), best known caricaturist in his hometown and one of the best in Serbia, a technical illustrator and longtime editor of the weekly “Naša reč" (Our Word).
Veličković claimed that his first cartoon published in the Hungarian gazette Mladost forty years ago and so far in numerous magazines, his signature emerged more than 41,000 cartoons.
Velickovic won sixty international and local awards in prestigious cartoon competitions, among them is the Grand Prize in the 21st International Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon Contest 2001 in Istanbul, Turkey, and won also the prestigious award "Pjer."
He was a member of a number of international juries at home and abroad.
Had 14 solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad, and illustrated about thirty books by well-known Serbian writers.
Miodrag Velickovic had won 104 national and international awards in total.
Velickovic did not hide that was once the self-censorship, especially at the time of Tito's Yugoslavia.
“My most successful year was in 1996, when I was among the ten best cartoonists of the world classified elsewhere. Then I won eight first prizes, two in the country and six overseas. That's enough for life”, said Miodrag Velickovic.
He was awarded the Golden Badge of Serbia and the October prison Award of Leskovac.
Burial of the remains of Miodrag Velickovic was held at the cemetery Špitaljskom in Leskovac.
Summarized (thanks to Google Translate) from sources:
http://www.juznevesti.com/Kultura/Preminuo-karikaturista-Miodrag-Velickovic.sr.html & http://www.danas.rs/vesti/srbija/hronika/za_karikaturiste_uvek_ima_posla_u_tri_smene.73.html?news_id=169200 .


6th International Cartoon Festival Solin 2010 - Croatia

The organizer of 6th International festival of cartoon Solin 2010 is the city Solin.
1. The festival is opened for everyone regardless of nationality, age, sex, or profesion.
Conditions of entry:
1) All entries must be original cartoons. Framed works, also, will not be accepted.
2) Entries can be either black and white or colored.
3) There should be the name, surname and the address on the reverse side of cartoons.
4) Maximum 5 entries will be submitted.
5) Maximum size of entries is A3 format (40x30 cm).
Entry deadline is the 01 August 2010. Please write; PRINTED MATTER - NO VALUE.
GRAND PRIX ....................................................1006 EUR
PRIZE CITY SOLIN.............................................3
The exhibition will take place in the gallery of the culture home „ZVONIMIR“ Solin on the 20.08.2010.
Authors of works that quality to the exhibition are given a presentation copy of the exhibition catalogue (DVD).
The works will be returned only on the special reqest of an autor. The postage EUR 5 will be paid by autor.
The organizer reserves the right to reproduce the works sent to the festival, Solin 2010, as the advertising material without being obliged to pay a fee to an author whose work may be used.
The prize-winning works become property of the organizer.
Cartoonist-designer MARKO IVIĆ.

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Source: http://comics-stripovi-exyu.blogspot.com/

International Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon Contest 2010

30th International Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon Contest 2010 - Turkey
The contest is open to all cartoonists all over the world.
The cartoonists are free to participate with already published works as long as these works have not previously been awarded in any other contest.
Choice of subject is free.
The participants may send only one work.
The dimensions of works should not exceed 30 x 40 cm and only originals are accepted.
Name, surname, address, phone number and country of origin of the participant should be written on the back of his/her work. And also a short CV of the participant should be attached.
The works must reach the organizing association not later than August 21, 2010.
The results will be announced on August 31, 2010.
The participating cartoons will be kept at the Cartoon and Humour Museum of Istanbul by the Association of Cartoonists.
The participating cartoons will be put into an album. The cartoons for the album and the exhibition will be selected by a jury. The album will be sent to the cartoonists whose pieces of work are exhibited and published in the album.
Grand Prize: 5000 $
Honour Prizes:5 Honour Prizes, each 1000 $
Special Prizes: Special Prizes offered by various establishments, associations, newspapers, art magazines, syndicates and agencies.
Karikaturculer Dernegi (30th Nasreddin Hodja), Alemdar Caddesi, Yerebatan Sarnici Cikisi, Sultanahmet 34122 Istanbul / TURKEY
Tel: +90 (212) 513 60 61
Tel: +90 (212) 519 90 21
Fax: +90 (212) 527 26 18
WEB: http://www.karikaturculerdernegi.org/
E-mail : info@karikaturculerdernegi.org
Metin PEKER, The Chairman of the Association of Cartoonists
Ismail KAR, The General Coordinator of the 30th International Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon Contest.


Theme in SMEHANAPA 2010: Chicken or the Egg?

Dear cartoonist!
We invite you to participate in the cartoon contest with theme "chicken or the egg?" to be held in the resort city of Anapa from 1 July to 31 August 2010.
Submissions will be accepted until May 31, 2010
Format: A-4 for the originals or copies of good quality, TIFF or JPEG (300 dpi) for the work in electronic form.
Address: 353440 Russia, Krasnodar Region, Anapa, Main Post Office, PO Box 14. "SMEHANAPA"
E-mail: SMEHANAPA@mail.ru
The organizers reserve the right to select works for exhibition, as well as the use of cartoons sent for promotional purposes. Sent at the return request, original works will be returned after the exhibition. Each exhibitor will receive catalog and a diploma. Ten of the best works will be awarded prizes.
Source: tabrizcartoons