18th International Festival CartoonRendon 2011, Colombia

The Conditions:
1) The contest is open to all cartoonists all over the world.
2) The deadline for entries is June 7, 2011.
3) The themes of the competition are Three:
Theme 1. VISUAL ARTS (The visual arts are forms of art expressions found preeminently focused on job creation that are visual by nature as being) Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography, Installations, Performance, Video and Design.
Theme 2. CHARACTER (Caricature): Artists FERNANDO BOTERO A.ELADIO VELEZ (see biographies at http://www.cartoonrendon.com/).
And Theme 3. FREE.
4) Each participant can present in the competition a maximum of TWO cartoons for theme.
5) You can participate with cartoons in white and black or in color.
6) The cartoons will have a maximum size of 30 x 40 cms.
7) You can also participate in the competition with cartoons that have already been published or rewarded previously. All the presented cartoons will be original. Photographs, photocopies etc, will not be accepted, and the transport of the cartoons in charge of the participant.
8) Participants are requested to send, together with their cartoons, a short curriculum vitae and a photograph.
9) On the back of each cartoon must be the name, address, phone number and country of origin of the participant.
10) The Cartoonists selected will receive a catalog.
11) The jury is composed of Colombian and foreign cartoonists.
12) The results will be announced in the month of July 2011.
13) The cartoons presented in the competition won't be returned.
14) Filling out the application form and submit it implies that the contestants accept and authorize Cartoonrendon the publication of caricatures or cartoons in print, display and audio playback devices and/or video with all the rights, including the transfer of these rights to others without limitation of time, place and number of times of publication, apart from this Cartoonrendon have the right to display, archive, publish on the internet or other possible means of publications not mentioned here, these cartoons without any limitation whatsoever. With the actual delivery of the request for participation is considered Cartoonrendon delegates these rights.
15) The organizers reserve the right to display works that understands they can threaten individual or collective rights.
16) Participation in the competition implies full and unreserved acceptance of these conditions.
1) Grand Prize Theme VISUAL ARTS 2000 USD
2) Character Theme "Fernando Botero" Prize 500 USD
3) Character Theme "Eladio Velez" Prize 500 USD
4) Free Theme Prize 500 USD
5) Special Prizes offered by various institutions.
ADDRESS: The work should be sent to: 18° FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CARICATURA Fernando Pica, Palacio de la Cultura / Cr 50 # 48 - 05, Rionegro Antioquia COLOMBIA
Download Entry Form: http://www.cartoonrendon.com/
Source: trianacartoon

26th Tolentino International Biennial of Art Humour 2011, Italy

INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF ART HUMOUR - TOLENTINO (ITALY) 26th edition – 2011Contest: open to artists from all over the world
Entries: max. 3 works. The works (in any form of visual art) must be original, unpublished and accompanied by the author's photo or caricature, entry-form and biography, sales range.
Size: free
Technique: free
Deadline: May 31, 2011Prizes:
1st Prize Biennial winner - Intl Prize "City of Tolentino" + 5.000 €uro and one-man exhibit in Biennial 2013
2nd Prize - 3.000 €uro
3rd Prize - 1.500 €uro
"Cesare Marcorelli" Career Prize; "Luigi Mari" Academy of Humour Prize; Special Prizes.
Opening and prize distribution: July 21, 2011
Exhibition: July 21 - October 2, 2011
Catalogue: each selected author will receive a copy.
Sale: the Organiser will provide and assign, for each work on sale, the price chosen by the artist. 20% of the earnings will go to the Organiser. The winning works of art will be excluded from sale and will become the property of the International Museum for Art and Caricature Humour in Tolentino.
Remark: the winning works and the selected works for exhibition will not be returned and will be included in the Museum of Art and Caricature Humour. The other works not selected will be returned at the cost of the Organiser.
The works should be sent to:
Secretary for the
Piazza della Libertà, 3, 62029 TOLENTINO (MC) ITALY
For any further information and communication:
Piazza della Libertà, 3,
62029 Tolentino (MC) - ITALY


Slobadan Obradovic cartoon exhibition in Baja, Hungary.

The winner of Baja Cartoon Contest 2010, Slobodan Obradovic has an individual exhibition in Baja.
The virtual gallery of the exhibition can be seen on the following web site:


Similarity: Fethi Develioglu - Huseyin Cakmak - Jitet Kustana

Fethi Develioğlu (TURKEY)
"Uluslararası Yarışmalarda Yarışan Karikatürler - Öyle Bir Dünya!"
cartoon catalog 1986, (Istanbul - Turkey)
Huseyin Cakmak (CYPRUS)
"Cartoonists Against Crime"
cartoon catalog, 1991 (USA)
Jitet Kustana (INDONESIA)
4th Prize,
The First "Vignettes for Human Rights"
International Contest 2011 (Spain).

(Source: cakmak@kibris.net ).


4th Cartoonale ‘De Geus’ 2011 with free theme, Belgium

The cultural association ‘De Geus’, Belgium organises every two year a cartoon contest.
Every person older than 16 years may participate in this contest.
The cartoons sent in should be original and not published before. All graphic technics are allowed. Text is not allowed.
The themes treated are free.
The cartoons should be drawed on solid paper of 21 cm x 29,7 cm (Din A4).
Each participant can sent at most 5 works.
On the backside of each cartoon the name of the cartoonist must be mentioned with his address.
4. Deadline
The cartoons (without passe-partout) must be solidly packed and at latest the 1st of September 2011 sent to the following address together with the entry form:
Cartoonale ‘De Geus’ 2011, Clement Vlassenroot, Duivenkeetstraat 16, B-9280 Lebbeke BELGIUM
5. Right of publication
Participating in the contest the cartoondrawer agrees that the cartoons sent in will be used for an exposition as mentioned in the rules. The awarded cartoons remain property of the organisers.
The jury acts autonomously on awarding prizes.
There is no correspondence allowed with the jury about his decisions.
By the jury four prizes are adjudged:
1st prize: 700 Euro
2nd prize: 350 Euro
3th prize: 200 Euro
4th prize: 150 Euro
Best Belgian cartoon: 150 Euro
The results of the contest will be announced on Friday the 14th of October at 19.30 h in gallery ‘De Fontein’.
A selection of the cartoons will be exposed in art–gallery ‘De Fontein’ in Lebbeke on the 15th, 16th, 22th and 23th of October.
The entries will be sent back by the organizers on receiving a written request of the sender.
The organisator is not responsible neither for lost nor for damaged cartoons during the sending in and sending back.
10. By his or her participation the artist agrees with these rules.
Rules & Entry-form: http://www.curieusdegeus.be/cartoonale.php?j=2011
Info: Belgium (tel. 052/41.13.18)
E-mail: Clement.Vlassenroot@skynet.be
(I could upload the image, edit and publish this post a day after the blockage of "google blogspot & picasa" sites in Turkey was released on March 23, 2011.)


38th International Humor Exhibition of Piracicaba 2011, Brazil

The 38th International Humor Exhibition of Piracicaba 2011 will be held in accordance with the following schedule: Applications: until July 20st, Art Selection: August 06th and 07th. Awards: August 20st and 21nd. Opening: August 27th. Closing: October 16th.
Professional and amateur artists, Brazilians and foreigners can apply unpublished artworks that were not awarded until the closing date for entries. The theme is free.
The works – all categories – can be sent by MAIL or ELECTRONIC MAIL (applications over the Internet, in the format and 300 DPI JPGE, attached images at once).
The graphical technique is free. Digital copies, signed by author and indicated that it is print number 01 and sculptures, with humorous content will also be accepted.
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).
Each artist may enter a maximum of 03 works per category. Cartoon (graphic humor with universal themes and timeless), Charge (graphic humor journalistic themes nowadays), Caricature (graphic humor that expresses the physical and / or personality character known), Comic Strips (graphic art in sequence, with plot closed in a standard format, usually published in newspaper columns) and Vanguard (only works focussing on the theme Food, proposed by the organization). “As a feast to be eaten, the food issue is a subject of multiple approaches and flavors. While some are filled with all kinds of food, others are still without the basics. The exoticism of some dietary habits linked to cultural factors. The growth of obese population around the world, and the concern to keep in shape. Fast food and the slow food. GM food … Anyway, is it true that we are what we eat?”
Along with the work entered the artist must attach a completed registration form with letters legibly. It is also requested reduced curriculum and photo, for registration in the database and search CEDHU.
38º Salão Internacional de Humor de Piracicaba/Secretaria Municipal da Ação Cultural
Av. Maurice Allain, 454 – Caixa Postal 12 – CEP 13.405-123 – Piracicaba – SP Brasil
E-mail Adresses
Cartoon Category: premiocartum@salaodehumor.piracicaba.sp.gov.br
Charge Category: premiocharge@salaodehumor.piracicaba.sp.gov.br
Caricature Category: premiocaricatura@salaodehumor.piracicaba.sp.gov.br
Comic Strips Category: premiotira@salaodehumor.piracicaba.sp.gov.br
Vanguard Category: premioalimentacao@salaodehumor.piracicaba.sp.gov.br (Corrected address!)
The Awards are a total of R$ 35,000.00 (thirty-five thousand reais), acquisitive Municipality of Piracicaba, divided as follows:
a) Five (05) prizes of 1st place in the amount of R$ 5,000.00 (five thousand reais) each, divided among the categories.
b) One (01) award of R$ 10,000.00 (ten thousand reais) called GRAND PRIZE INTERNATIONAL HUMOR OF PIRACICABA chosen among the five winners of each category.
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.
Other awards and honors may be imposed at the discretion of the Organizing Committee.
There will be a Selection Jury and an Award Jury composed by people with acknowledgeable talent in the area. If the Award Jury finds any type of fraud or plagiarism in one or more registered works, the Jury may cancel the award.
The result of the award may be contested until a week after the opening of the Exhibition, with reasonable evidence of any wrongdoing without the knowledge.
A simple application requires the artist to acceptance of these regulations. 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 38th 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.
+55 19 3403.2620 – 3403.2621 – 3403. 2615
WEB: http://salaodehumor.piracicaba.sp.gov.br/humor/


New Izvestia Cartoon Contest 2011, Russia: Laughter and Sin

New Izvestia Cartoon Contest 2011, Russia: Laughter and Sin
Contest Rules: The contest is open for participation to everyone. The New Izvestia's jury accepts new caricatures as well as the works which were previously exhibited or awarded at other contests. However, the jury will give preference to authors of new pictures while choosing the contest prize winners.
Techniques: Authors are allowed to use any kind of drawing techniques including computer graphics.
Images: All caricatures must be submitted only electronically via a special form at the New Izvestia website. Maximum size of a submitted picture is 3 MB, minimum length of the caricature's bigger side is 2400 px. We accept only .jpg files.
Deadline: The deadline of the contest is October 1, 2011.
Contest Prizes:
* Main prize – $1000
* Second prize – $500
* Two third prizes – $300 each
* Ten Diplomas of Honor.
According to the laws of the Russian Federation, all money prizes are taxable.
Exhibitions and publications: 100 best caricatures will be printed in the contest catalog and will be exhibited at the New Izvestia editorial office and at the Central House of Artist. Both expositions will be held in November 2011 in Moscow (Russia).
Chairman: Chairman of the contest jury is Mikhail Zlatkovsky – a political caricaturist, New Izvestia.
The contest organizers reserve the right to use submitted works at their discretion with no compensations to authors.
Source: http://www.newizv.ru/fotoreport/about/?f_id=318
Submit a caricature: http://www.newizv.ru/fotoreport/sendcaricature/
WEB: http://www.newizv.ru/news/2010-12-29/138812/


“Humor i salut” 5th Annual Health and Graphic Humor Contest 2011, Spain

“Humor i salut” 5th Annual Health and Graphic Humor Contest 2011, Spain
The Faculty of Medicine of Lleida University , with the collaboration of the Cultural Association Humoràlia, organizes "Humor i salut", the international competition of graphic humor of sanitary subject.
1.Any professional or amateur artist can participate in this competition.
2.The topic of this contest will be on AIDS, understood as the physical and social disease and the impact that it has on developing countries, as well as sexual and condom promotion educational programs.
3.The participants may submit up to three (3) items to the contest, with the provision that these images have not previously recieved awards in other contests.
4.The works (only drawings) can be any graphic technique in single A-4 (210 mm x 297 mm) format or proportional size, in Catalan, Spanish or English.
5.All works must be submitted only via e-mail, to humorisalut@gmail.com, after being scanned at 300 point resolution in JPG (JPEG) format.
6.The submission deadline is March 31, 2011. According to FECO-SPAIN the deadline is 8 April 2011 (http://feco-spain.blogspot.com/2011/03/v-concurso-humor-grafico-y-salud-lleida.html).
7.Works must be accompanied by a file which includes first and last name, address, telephone number and a photograph or caricature of the artist.
8.A prize of 1000 € will be given to the winning application and a second prize of 500 € will also be awarded.
9.The jury panel of competition may declare that there is no winner. The decision of the jury panel is not subject to appeal.
10.The composition of the jury panel will be made public after the winner is announced.
11.The decision of the jury panel will be communicated to the winner during the month of April, by email, and will then be published on the website http://www.udl.cat/.
12.The first fifty (50) works selected will be exposed at the University of Lleida Medical School during the second half of May, furthermore, a catalogmagazine with these works will be published, as well as editions of the posters.
13.The electronic version of the works will be available in a virtual gallery on http://www.udl.cat/ after the competition.
14.The organizers reserve the right to reproduce and distribute the winning entry without express authorization from the author and without further compensation to the artist.
15.The fifty (50) entries published in the final catalog must also be presented on paper.
16.Participating in the competition constitutes acceptance of the contest rules in their entirety and without reservation. Any questions or conflicts will be resolved by the jury panel.
Source: http://www.udl.cat/serveis/oficina/Novetats/2011/humorisalut_en.html


International competition on drawing for women: Jaka bede 2012, Poland

XXIV International competition on drawing for women - "Jaka bede ...2012"
The topic of the is a woman in the satirical presentation, modern and fashionable, joyful and upset one, a wife, mother and a friend but not also a sportswoman, a physician or just the woman... Everybody knows that it is not possible to live without her...
In the competition will take a part drawing, cartoons and other plastic acts made in optional technics; those original works that have already been exhibited or published but not being rewarded.
1. Competition will be carried in categories: DRAWING
2. Format of work - max A3, amount of work - up to 1 works
3. Entrants are responsible for ensuring the correct postage.
4. Entries must arrive at the address below by not later that 25.02.2012 /deadline/
Miroslaw Krzyśków
ul. Powstancow Warszawy 10/1,
11-400 Ketrzyn
(with additional note: Konkurs)
5. The reverse side of the cartoon and / or drawing should bear the surname, forename and address of the entrant in Latin block letters.
6. A short biographic note and some personal details (the surname, forname, address, mobile phone number, e-mail address) should be added.
7. The condition of returning of sent entries is handing down for the Gallery one selected by the author work.
8. Rewarded works will belong to the organisers.
9. Sending plastic works is synonymous with author's agreement for the regulations of the competition.
10.They can participate in the competition above the person 16 of year of the life.

1. Entries will be appreciated by the jury selected by organisers among friendly artists and satirists.(Tomasz Wołoszyn (2001), Krzysztof Toboła(2002), Dorota Chwałek(2003) Andreas Malecki - Niemcy (2003) Daniel Strzelczyk (2005) Sławomir Łuczyński (2006) Bretislav Kovarik - Czechy (2005, 2006) Anna Sokolska (2005, 2006) Stanislav Aszmarin - Rosja (2005), Małgorzata Gnyś - Polska (1998,2007), Dariusz Wójcik - Polska (2002, 2007), Valentin Georgieev - Bułgaria ( 2009), Oleksi Kustovskiy - Ukraina (2009), Sonia Churova BUŁGARIA (2010), Henryk Cebula - POLSKA(2010),Anatoli P. Radin - ROSJA(2010, Mirosław Krzyśków - (organizator).
Never work of jurors subjected estimate and they are exposed (set out) beyond competition.
2. Prizes will be appropriate, unexpected and original.
3. Awards are handed in during the opening ceremony of the exhibition "Jaka bede..." or during the summer /plener/ in Jedwabno organized specially for laureates of the competition. On special request of a laureate his award can be sent by mail.
Privileges of the entrants
1. Authors of selected for the exhibition entries will get a gratuitous catalogue.
2. The participating in the competition is free of charge.
If you need more details please contact: mirek@krzyskow.pl
WEB: http://jaka.krzyskow.pl/

6th International Digital Cartoon Competition SICAF 2011, Korea

Entry deadline: 22 April 2011
Regulation in PDF


Results 1st “Vignettes for Human Rights” International Competition

(The image above could only be uploaded on March 5, 2011, a week after they started blocking the blogspot blogs in Turkey) 210 contestants from 47 countries submitted a total of 483 works accepted.
The three countries with more competitors are in this order: Spain (36), China (17), Turkey (16), and the rest of the countries represented, provided by number of participants: Ukraine, Argentina, Romania, Indonesia, Iran, Serbia, Poland, France, India, Greece, Russia, Bulgaria, South Korea, Colombia, United-States, Brazil, Uruguay, Montenegro, Cuba, Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Israel, Italy, Armenia, Netherlands, Uzbekistan, Belgium, Singapore, Egypt, Australia, Thailand, Slovenia, Finland, Croatia, Cameroon, Cyprus, Kazakhstan, Chile, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Slovakia, Hungary, Mexico, Lithuania.
The jury convened in February 2011 and awarded five authors.
The winners of the 1st “Vignettes for Human Rights” International Graphic Humour Contest organised by Fernando Buesa Foundation:
Francisco Pérez Villanueva – Santiago de Compostela/Spain.
(Top above: finally was able to add an image on March 5, 2011)
2º David Vela – Zaragoza/Spain.
3º Olga Carmona Peral – Granada/Spain.
4º Jitet Kustana – Central Java/Indonesia.
5º Anne Derenne – Madrid/Spain.
It is possible to see these works in:
( Because of the blocking of blogspot blogs in my country, it is impossible to publish any images here for the time being; still I managed to publish a few at: http://caricaturque.wordpress.com/ )

No blogs today: Blogspot is blocked from February 25 in Turkey

Because of a legal problem originating from unauthorised showing of live football games on some blogs, all the blogspot blogs have been blocked in Turkey since Feb 25, 2011. That is the way they solve the problem, hope it is solved now!
This is a post from me through a leak or a tunnel which possibly won't work the next time or won't allow me publish any posts neither this one who knows. If they don't release the blocking on blogspot, I will go on at www.caricaturque.wordpress.com and if that doesn't work will be tumbling forth in Turkish at http://kozy55.tumblr.com/ with a notice or two in English. And in case internet fails throughout the country, please note my snail mail address in my profile.