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.

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