2nd International Niels Bugge Cartoon Award 2014, Denmark

Theme explanation: Oceans are in our hands
Human being, as all life on earth, came from the stars and landed through the ocean. Ocean is our very first foster mother, much more than the land where we, now, cut trees and plant transgenic corn. But, as we maltreat land, we have been maltreating our spring of life and now oceans are quite ill because of our activities : less fish but more plastic, less pure water but more oil, less coral but more garbage.
That’s why today, not tomorrow, we must do our best to save oceans of ourselves if we still want to have a future on this planet. So, to help people to get more conscience of that, we propose to our friends cartoonists all over the world to participate in our contest on the theme « Oceans ». Obviously, we will do our best to diffuse this exhibition as large as possible.
So, please be great, be free, be creative and be fun as usual and send us one or two cartoons without words about this very important subject for life on earth : Oceans.
Carlos Brito, October 2014
Conditions and rules:
Initially, each participant can submit up to 3 entries in digital format by sending them before March 5th, 2014 (NOW EXTENDED UNTIL March 15th, 2014) via internet (Upload) to the following link: www.nielsbuggeaward.org/sendcartoon.html together with the digital entry form with the informations about the author. Size for the first round: A4 Format, 300 dpi, 2480x3508 pixel, Max. 5 MB each file.
The cartoons received after the deadline will be rejected.
Out of these submissions, the jury will make a selection of 100-150 drawings.
Only the selected artists will be asked to send the original work by post.
All these works will be shown at the exhibition.
The works can be made in black&white or color, with any drawing technique, we accept only wordless cartoons, without subtitles.
The submitted work should not have been awarded before the deadline of this contest.
Cartoon works will be appreciated by the International Jury.
The award winners selected by the jury will be personally informed via e-mail.
The final decisions of the jury are incontestable.
The Prizes are :
1st Prize : 3.000 EUR
2nd Prize : 2.000 EUR
3rd Prize : 1.000 EUR
The selected participants give the organizers permission to use their drawings only for promoting the artist and the event itself.
Every other aspect of the copyright remains with the artist (except for the awarded submissions).
It ensures that the awarded works can no longer be submitted in other contests or published by their authors or third parties after the official publication of the results.
The drawings that were awarded one of the prizes will become property of the organizer.
The exhibition and the award ceremony will take place in late May 2014.
By taking part in this contest the participants accept the above mentioned rules.
Contact for further information: award14@hae.de
Notice : The prizes should be payed by the diplomatic way if unexpected problems occur with the bank account.
Jury: http://www.nielsbuggeaward.org/jury.html.
WEB: http://www.nielsbuggeaward.org/.

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