Results the 1st International Anti-Terrorism Cartoon Contest 2011, Iran

First Prize: Hamidreza Mosayebi - Iran (Above)
Second Prize: Mello - Brazil
Third Prize: Ross Thomson - UK
Special Prize: Darko Drljevic - Montenegro
Special Prize: Faez Alidousti - Iran
Special Prize: Fredy Villamil - Cuba
Special Prize: Hicabi Demirci - Turkey
Special Prize: Michael Kountoris - Greece
Special Prize: Mikhail Zlatkovsky - Russia
Special Prize: Muhittin Koroglu - Turkey
Special Prize: Oleksy Kustovsky - Ukraine
Special Prize: Pavel Constantin - Romania
Special Prize: Tommy Thomdean – Indonesia.
All prize-winning cartoons at the gallery.


Dariush Ramezani from Iran wins the 1st International Turhan Selçuk Cartoon Competition

Results 1st International Turhan Selçuk Cartoon Competition 2011, Turkey
367 cartoonists from 46 countries participated in the competition with 1503 works this year, 156 of them being from Turkey with 609 works.
Chair: Muhammet Tokat (Mayor of Milas, Lawyer)
Vice-chairman: Kamil Masaracı (Cartoonist)
Turan Erol (Artist)
Marlene Pohle (Cartoonist)
Ercan Akyol (Cartoonist)
Ferit Avcı (Cartoonist)
Cihan Demirci (Cartoonist)
Ersin Yeniceli (Milas Municipality, Culture & Arts Unit)
Mehmet Nergiz (Cartoonist, Chairman of Milas Artists Association).
The jury convened in Milas on August 20, 2011, and awarded the prizes to the following artists:
First Prize: Dariush Ramezani (Iran) (Above)
Second Prize: Ivailo Tsvetkov (Bulgaria)
Third Prize: Victor Crudu (Moldavia)
Special Prizes: Ahmet Aykanat (Turkey), Mihai Ignat (Romania), Zdenko Puhin (Croatia), Valentin Georgiev (Bulgaria), Vladimir Kazanevsky (Ukraine).
The winning + 40 selected cartoons are to be exhibited between 16-30 Sep 2011 in Milas, Mugla, Turkey.
Number of participants and total works according to the countries + winning cartoons on http://www.milas.bel.tr/duyuru_detay.php?id=206 .


11th International Humor Exhibition Caratinga 2011, Brazil

11th International Humor Exhibition Caratinga 2011, Brazil
Inscriptions: Until September 30, 2011
Works selection: 1 October
Opening: 10 October
Exibition: 10-30 October 2011
Place: Ziraldo Art and Culture House
Free Theme
Charge”: Graphic joke about nowadays journalistic theme
Cartoon: Graphic joke with universal and atemporal themes
Caricature: recognizable graphic distortions of personalities
Míriam Leitão
Journalist, writer and economist.
All the works inscribed in this category, independently to be selected or not, will be acquisitives for the Cultural Station Association of Caratinga.
Dimension: 30 cm x 40 cm
Number of works: Each competitor will be able to participate with two works for each category, that has not won at no other gallery or salon.
The works must be unpublished and original. The graphical technique is free. Digital copies, signed by author and indicated that it is print number 01 and sculptures with humorous content, will be accepted.
It will be awarded a total of 20 thousand Reais ( R$) in prizes, divided as follows:
A) Three Prizes for 1st Place on the value of R$3,000,00 for each category;
B) Three Prizes for 2nd Place on the value of R$ 2,000,00 for each category;
C) Three Prizes for 3rd Place on the value of R$ 1,000,00 for each category;
D) A 1st Place prize to “Thematic Category” on the value of R$2,000,00.
The prizes in cash will be paid by Caratinga City Hall.
(*) All the finalists mentioned above will receive the “Pererê Trophy”, besides the prizes in cash; all of them offered by Caratinga City Council.
It will be awarded by the Judging Commission five Certificates of Honorable Indication in all categories.
There will be a jury for selection and another one for awardness, made up by specialized people on the area.
The awardness jury keeps itself the right of not designating prizes to the categories which don’t achieve a sufficient level, transferring them to other categories or creating a special prize of the Salon.
If the awardness jury confirms any kind of irregularity, fraud or plagiarism in one of the inscribed works, it will be able to cancel the award, offering the same one to the following artist from classification list. Awarded works will be spread on the Salon’s site after its opening and they will be contested in the period of one week after salon’s opening with reasonable proves on any irregularity done without jury’s knowledge. Another prizes and indications will be set according to Organizer Commission.
All of them ACQUISITIVE.
(It will be observed the last day of posting)
The works must be sent to the following addres:
11º Salão Internacional do Humor de Caratinga
Casa Ziraldo de Cultura
Av. Benedito Valadares, 15 - Centro
Cep: 35.300 -035
Caratinga –Minas Gerais - Brasil
On the back of each work it must be mentioned the following information:
Category: Full name of the author
Full address with Zip Code, telephone number, CIC, Identity Card, bank data, e-mail or the candidate can paste a copy of inscription available on the site, with all data filled in.
The works will be returned until the end of five months after the event on April 10th, 2012; only to the artists that has sent a stamped special envelope joined together with the works. Those which were sent without envelope will be automatically given to the itinerant and permanent heap exhibition of the salon.
When inscribing, the author transfers automatically, authorial rights of his works when awarded acquisitivetely, according to the Law Nb. 9610, February,1998 (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 work in the International Humor Salon of Caratinga and now integrant part of National Cultural Heap and Research and Graphic Humor Spread from Caratinga Cultural Association Station; that reserves itself the rights to use them the way it judges better.
Simply the inscription implies automatically that you agree with the terms of this regulation.
Source: http://salaodehumordecaratinga.blogspot.com/


Winners in 4th Molla Nasreddin International Cartoon Contest Azerbaijan 2011

Results 4th Molla Nasreddin International Cartoon Contest Azerbaijan 2011 on topic “No to Narcotic”
Gold Medal: Alessandro Gatto – Italy
Silver Medal: Vladimir Kazanevsky – Ukraine (Above)
Bronze Medal: Marat Valiaxmetov - Spain
Special Awards: Boris Erenburg - Israel, Stanislaw Ashmarin – Russia, Elena Ospina - Columbia, Jordan Pop-Iliyev - Macedonia, Huseyin Cakmak - Cyprus, Tural Hesenli - Azerbaijan.
See all prize-winning cartoons and list of participants on http://www.azercartoon.com/ .


Very sad news: Bulgarian cartoonist Rumen Dragostinov passes away yesterday

7 August 2011 19:00.
Our friend and colleague Rumen Dragostinov died.
We all mourn deeply.
Let us pray for the eternal peace of his soul.
08 August 2011 09:42 / traykopopov
(This report from: http://www.ismailkar.com/).

Rumen Dragostinov was born on 17-09-1956 in Sofia.
Member of the UBA section caricature.
Vice President of FECO Bulgaria.
Worked in the field of graphic design and caricature.
Participated in cartoon exhibitions both at home and abroad.
Winner of 30 national and 150 international awards for cartoon.
Participated as a member of international juries of cartoon contests
in Serbia, Azerbaijan, Syria, Turkey...
Solo Exhibitions:
1981 - Sofia, Bulgaria
1989 - Tolentino, Italy
2003 - Krusevac, Serbia
2010 - Kruishoutem, Belgium
(Source: cartoonia).


Theme of August 2011: A love story, Mihai Eminescu & Veronica Micle

- Theme of August 2011: A love story, Mihai Eminescu & Veronica Micle
- Digital drawing must have 300 dpi resolution and size 21x30 cm or bigger. As well, PDF or CRD files.
- Email addresses: muzeu_personalitati@yahoo.com ; ionita@personality.com.ro


2nd International Cartoon Exhibition Hymettos 2011, Greece

Announcement – Invitation
The Progressive Club of Hymettus and the Cartoon Friends’ Association organize
the 2nd International Cartoon Exhibition
Theme: «Unemployment»
on 15-29 October at the Progressive Club Hall of Hymettos
A. Lentaki - Amissou - Smyrnis st., Hymettos
• The caricatures to be black-and-white or coloured
• Works up to 3 (size of A3), per contestant.
• Analysis at least 300 dpi
• At preference the work to be without a text or without comments and in case of including these, at any rate Greek or English language should be used.
The works to be sent at preference via electronic post (e-mail)
• the original works will be returned in reasonable time and in any case afterwards 1-1-2013.
• The works will be evaluated by an Artistic Committee
• A short Curriculum Vitae (CV) of the artist, his e-mail and most assuredly his postal address are needed.
• All the works that will participate in the Exhibition can be exposed in touring Expo in Greece and abroad.
• The works can be used exclusively for the informative project of the Exhibition. In no case the identical ones or any replica will not be sold.
• The participating artists will not be paid for their attendance.
• The attendance in the Exhibition means complete acceptance of the above-mentioned terms.
Submission of drawings up to September 10
Address for the posting of Caricatures:
Via e-mail: cartoon2foy@gmail.com
or Progressive Club of Hymettus: P.C 79029 172 37 Hymettus / Athens / Greece
Participants will receive a digital Index of the Exhibition
We request those who received the Invitation via e-mail if you have an e-mail, send it to us in order to inform you about the course of the organisation.
e-mail: cartoon2foy@gmail.com and Notification at ggeroulias@ath.forthnet.gr
Also updating on the course of the organisation will exist at http://filoproodos.blogspot.com/
Progressive Club of Hymettus.,
Association of Friends of Caricature
With the support of FECO GREECE LEVADIA.
For the P.C.H.: Lena Roussou, Chairperson of the B.D
For the A.F.C.: Yannis Geroulias, Chairman of the B.D
For further information:
Yannis Kaltsas 210-7625856 (7-9 p.m.)
Mobile no 6984106117
Source: ecc