Recent version of Regulations for 2014 Silk Road International Exhibition, China

2014 Silk Road International Exhibition
According to the requirement of participators of Silk Road International Competition, the deadline of submission is extended to June 5, 2014. Most welcome you to participate in this event. Read more.
Organizing Committee of SRIC.
 Ironic Art Images about the Past, Present and Future of the “2014 Silk Road International Exhibition” is an open competition.
 The entries for the competition are to include: Cartoon, comics, caricature, strip , drawings, graphics and other works of original fine art created by qualified artists using a variety of techniques.
The theme categories of the competition are:
1.Ocean, Desert and land
2.City and Countryside
3. Caricatures and People
4. Legend and Folk Arts
5. Science and Technology
6. Nature and Environment
7. Customs and Daily Lives of People
8. Sports and Entertainment
9. “Present Silk Road in the Eyes of Artists”
(Art images are preferred without captions)
 Artworks that received awards in other competitions are welcome. The format and size of the works are limited to a maximum A3 (297 x 420 mm).
 Artwork must be sent or delivered by March 9, 2014 (date of postmark) and packed in a protective cover to:
Organizing Committee of SRIC:
2801 Suite, No.7 Building, Tianchang Yuan Media Village Beiyuan Road, Chaoyang District Beijing, China Post Code: 100107
Tel/Fax:: 0086-10-84827182 Email: cmiassn@126.com .
 Participants wishing to participate in the exhibition and in the catalog only may send a print copy to the mailing address above or email it to cmiassn@126.com (JEPG, 200dpi).
 Participation in the competition is free of charge. However, organizers reserve the right to include submitted works in the Gallery.
 Artwork should be accompanied by their author’s photo or caricature, a short biographical note and a completed application form
 Organizers are not responsible for any transportation damages.
 Artwork submitted for competition will be judged by an International Jury.
 The Jury will award the following cash prizes along with a certificate for each award.
• Grand prize amounting to 5.000 USD
• 2 gold medals amounting to 3.000 USD
• 2 silver medals amounting to 2.000 USD
• 2 bronze medals amounting to 1.000 USD
• 9 special prizes amounting to 300 USD
 The jury has the right of final distribution of statutory prize and all of the jury’s decisions are final.
Competition results will be announced on May 1, 2014 on this website. www.cmiassn.org
 Organizers plan to award the artist with the best debut and will give him/her the opportunity for an individual exhibition at the Gallery which will be included in the 2014 program.
 Artists of work qualified for the exhibition will be given a presentation copy of the catalogue.
 Artwork sent to the exhibitions will be exhibited in the country and abroad after the main exhibition.
 Organizers reserve the right to use all submitted artwork for advertising purposes without any special fees paid to the artists that include being exhibited and reproduced in a variety of advertising materials as well as printed and circulated in catalogues.
 The prize-winning works become the property of the organizers and will be included in the collection of the Gallery.
 The exhibition organizers are the final judges in interpretation of the rules and regulations.
 By sending his/her work, the artist agrees to the mentioned above rules and regulations
 By sending his/her work, the artist agrees to the publication of the author's profile in the post-exhibition album.
Contact Information
Organizing Committee of SRIC:
2801 Suite, No.7 Building, Tianchang Yuan Media Village Beiyuan Road, Chaoyang District Beijing, China Post Code: 100107
Tel/Fax:: 0086-10-84827182
Email: cmiassn@126.com
Website: www.cmiassn.org
 Submission deadline for receipt of artwork: March 9, 2014 (EXTENDED: 5 JUNE 2014).
 Post-competition exhibition August 8 to August 28, 2014.


13th International George Van Raemdonck Cartoon Contest of Boechout 2014, Belgium

vzw. International humour in art with with their partners Boechout Municipality, Boechout Cultural Council, DF-Boechout-Vremde are pleased to announce their :
1. Subject: ’ARTificieel / ARTificiel / ARTificial
2. Deadline: 15th June 2014
3. Prizes:
1st prize: 1500 € Prize George van Raemdonck – Boechout Municipality
2rd prize: 750 € Cultural Council
3th prize: 500 € ZEPPO
4th prize: 250 € IHA
5th prize: 150 € DF-Boechout-Vremde
…. other prizes possible, they will be announced on the website ….
4. Entries:
Initially each participant can send before 15.06.2014 (EXTENDED on 03 June:) before 25.06.2014, at most 10 works in digital form via this website. The author must indicate in his e-mail the following information: his first name, last name, his complete address, his e-mail address, his phone number, his birth date, the category and the title or the number of each work. The characteristics of these electronic sending are as follows: format JPEG, good quality and max. 1 MB per picture. The organizers agree the sending of originals by post for those who do not have a computer.
Out of these e-mails the jury will make a selection of 100-150 drawings and will request from the authors of these works the sending by mail of the originals for the choice of the prizes and the publication in the catalogue. All these originals will be shown in the exhibition and in the catalogue. Their size will be DIN A4 (210x297mm), good quality paper, not folded and without a passe-partout.
On the back side of every work must be clearly mentioned the first name, last name, complete address, e-mail address, phone number, birth date of the author, the category as well as the title or the number of the work. This deadline is 31st of July 2014.
5. Technique:
Free, black and white or in color, without subtitles. The organizers prefer classic cartoon artwork but digitally created works are accepted but will not be send back. They must be signed by their creator on the back side and be numbered by 1/1. Photos and copies of original works will be eliminated.
6. Exhibition:
The award ceremony will be held on Friday the 3th of October 2014 in Theater Boechout Vooruit, St.-Bavoplein 17, Boechout were also the exhibition will take place in the Foyer from the 3th of October until the 26th of October 2014 during the events in the Theater (see: www.Boechout.be ) and also specially on Tuesday the 7th of October (Annual Market Day and Boechout Fair) from 10 until 17 u. and on Sunday 26th of October 2014 from 13 until 17 h.
7. Returns:
After these exhibitions the originals will be returned to their authors except the works selected for one of the prizes. The awarded works will become property of the organizer. The organizer cannot be held responsible for the loss or damage of the return postage.
8. Catalogue:
The authors whose works will be selected for the exhibition will receive a free catalogue by mail together with his work(s). Prize winners will get their catalogue during the award ceremony.
9. Results:
The publication of the results will be done on the website www.iha.be after 30th of September 2014. The award winners selected by the jury will be personally informed by e-mail or by phone. The final decisions of the jury, which will meet on the 23th of August 2014, are incontestable.
10. Copyright:
The selected participants allow the organizers to use their works only for promoting the author, as well as the event. All other copyright remains property of the author.
11. Generalities:
The works should not have been awarded before. By taking part to this contest the participants agree to the abovementioned rules.
12. Address to send the originals to:
Culturele dienst gemeente BOECHOUT
George van Raemdonck Kartoenale
Jef van Hoofplein 20
B2530 Boechout, Belgium
13. Further information:
Ronald Vanoystaeyen (iha@yucom.be – Phone: 32.(0)3.455.58.44)
Cultuur Dienst Boechout (cultuur@boechout.be phone:32.(0)3.460.06.84)
Regulations in languages on WEB: http://www.iha.be.


Invitation to the project of the of the Czech Union of Cartoonists: The World Draws Havel

The Czech Union of Cartoonists invites all authors, home and abroad, to make a caricature of Václav Havel, the first Czechoslovak president in the postcommunist era. We wish to pay honour in this way to the man who played so great a role in the transition of our country from totality to democracy. The works submitted will be published on the Union’s webpage and the selected caricatures will be exhibited or, as the case may be, included in a catalogue. Please, send your works in A4 size, in colour, greyscale or black and white, in resolution of 300 dpi (JPG) to the following address:
vaclav.havel@ceska-karikatura.cz .
More on WEB: http://www.ceska-karikatura.cz/en/svet-kresli-havla/.


31st Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition 2014, Turkey

• The Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition is organized every year in Turkey by the Aydın Doğan Foundation.
• The competition is open to professional and amateur cartoonists from all over the world.
• The Jury, composed of international members, will meet in June 2014.
• The 31st Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition will be celebrated with an award ceremony in September 2014 in Istanbul.
1. Choice of subject is free.
2. Only original cartoons will be accepted. Cartoons sent as printouts should bear original signatures of cartoonists.
Photographs, photocopies, etc. will not be accepted.
3. Size of cartoons should not exceed 29.7 x 42cm (A3 paper size).
4. Participants are expected to send the filled out participation form, with a short curriculum vitae and a photograph, together with their cartoons. Please fill out the form attached or download it from www.aydindoganvakfi.org.tr. The documents should be sent to Aydın Doğan Foundation, Burhaniye Mahallesi Kısıklı Cad. No 65, 34676 Üsküdar Istanbul, Turkey.
5. The Foundation will not be responsible for any damage that may occur during postage.
6. Award-winning cartoons will not be returned to their artists.
7. By filling out the participation form, the participant declares and accepts in advance that (s)he grants license in form of non-exclusive simple license to Aydın Doğan Foundation without any limitations on location, time period and number including assignment to third parties in relation to the usage rights of financial rights such as processing, duplication, distribution, representation, indication and transmission to the public via audio and/or visual means (s)he holds over the cartoon(s) which will enter the competition as defined under Articles 21-25 of the Law No. 5846 on Turkish Intellectual and Artistic Works; and that (s)he gives consent to Aydın Doğan Foundation to exhibit such cartoon(s), to keep them in its archives, to publish them on the Internet or through other media or to use them in any other way without any limitations.
8. Should the cartoon(s) which enters the competition earns a rank and/or a prize, the participant declares and accepts in advance that (s)he transfers the financial rights such as processing, duplication, distribution, representation, indication and transmission to the public via audio and/or visual means (s)he holds over the cartoon(s) which earned a rank and/or a prize to the Aydın Doğan Foundation without any limitations on location, time period and number including assignment to third parties under Articles 21-25 of the Law No. 5846 on Turkish Intellectual and Artistic Work; and that (s)he gives consent to Aydın Doğan Foundation to exhibit such cartoon(s), to keep them in its archives, to publish them on the Internet or through other media or to use them in any other way without any limitations; and that (s)he does not have any right of disposition over the financial rights subject to transfer and thus cannot enter into any transactions with third parties in relation to transferred financial rights.
9. The Foundation will cover travel and accommodation expenses of the first three award-winning cartoonists for the award ceremony in Turkey.
10. Cartoons that have not received any awards shall be returned to their owners upon written application to the Foundation within one year. The responsibility of the Foundation finishes after one year.
11. The deadline for entries is Friday, May 9, 2014.
12. Jury members cannot participate in the competition in the year they act as a jury member.
13. The decision to upload the cartoons sent to the competition on the Virtual Museum lies with the Aydın Doğan Foundation.
Winner : 8,000 USD and the Aydın Doğan Foundation Winner Award
First Runner up : 5,000 USD and the Aydın Doğan Foundation First Runner up Award
Second runner up : 3,500 USD and the Aydın Doğan Foundation Second Runner up Award
Success Award : 500 USD and the Aydın Doğan Foundation Success Award
(In the event of a tie, the monetary awards may be shared equally among the winners.
A minimum of 5 and maximum of 12 success awards will be granted.)
Participation Form
Participation Rules in languages.


19th International Cartoon Exhibition Zagreb 2014, Croatia

The organizer of the 19th International cartoon exhibition ZAGREB 2014 is the Croatian Cartoonist Association. The festival is opened for everyone regardless of nationality, age, sex, or profession.
Conditions of entry:
1. Original works and digital artworks will be accepted. Digital artwork is to be numbered in pencil on the front and pencil signed. Copies cannot be admitted.
2. Entries can be either black and white or coloured.
3. There should be the name, the surname and the adress on the reverse side of cartoons.
4. The cartoons must not have been previously awarded on festivals.
5. Maximum 3 entries will be submitted.
6. Size of entries is A4 or A3 format.
Entry deadline is the 17th of April 2014.
First Prize: 1.000 EUR
Second Prize: 500 EUR
Third Prize: 300 EUR
Five Special mentions.
The exhibition will take place in Gallery Klovićevi dvori in Zagreb on the 3th of June 2014.
Authors of works that qualify to the exhibition are given a presentation copy of the exhibition cataloque.
Only on explicit request will remaining (original) works be returned to the owners in the end of the exhibition cycle (in the second half of the year 2015).
The organizer reserves the right to reproduce the works sent to the festival, Zagreb 2014, 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.
Entry Form on WEB: http://www.hdk.hr/.


1st Cairo International Cartoon Exhibition 2014, Egypt

Foreign Cultural Relations Sector, Ministry of Culture in Egypt, organizes in cooperation with Egyptian Caricature Society, 1st Cairo International Cartoon Exhibition.
Eligible Participants
Open to all artists from all over the world above 18
1- Egypt in the eyes of cartoonists
2- Free
Technical Criteria
• All artworks to be prepared at 300 dpi actual size A4 (210mmx297mm), or A3 (297mmx420mm) in JPG format.
• Submitted works can be in color or black and white, in any style or technique
• Number of entries is unlimited.
• Submitted works must not violate copyright laws.
• By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own and permits the organizers to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to the exhibition.
• The entry should be submitted to egyptcartoon2014@yahoo.com latest by 25th February 2014 (EXTENDED: 15 MARCH 2014)
• The submission should contain the candidate’s
~ Full Name
~ e-mail address
~ Contact no
~ Full address
~ Date of birth (date-month-year)
A brief C.V. in English and passport size photo of the artist should be submitted as well.
Selection Criteria
• Entries will be judged by prominent Jury based on the quality of work submitted.
• A catalogue of selected artworks will be printed, a copy of which will be sent to the selected authors.
Organizing Committee:
Samir Abd Elghany (Cartoonist and Board Member of the Egyptian Caricature Society)
Fawzy Morsy (Cartoonist and Board Member of the Egyptian Caricature Society)
Emad Abd Elmaksud (Cartoonist)
Mona Abdel Karim (Photographer)
Ameenah Kamel (Cartoonist)
For more details please visit:
or contact us at :
egyptcartoon2014@yahoo.com .


Exhibition call: Palestinian Women 2014

Artist women around the world in solidarity with Palestinian women at the International Women's Day and in the Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
Opening exhibition: March 8, 2014.
Museum of Graphic Humor and Written Diogenes Taborda.
Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Website: www.museotaborda.org
Web: www.museodiogenestaborda.blogspot.com
All the professional or amateur female cartoonists can register works. Each author can register up to four (4) works all technique. All the works can be sent through for e-mail, digitalized in 300 DPI, color way RGB, in the format JPG (high quality) or PDF obeying the maximum limit of 1,0 MB for each work. Deadline: February 20, 2014.
Rules, registration and information: exposicionmujerpalestina@gmail.com 
Source: facebook.


Rules of 12th FreeCartoonsWeb International Cartoonet Festival 2013 (by E-mail), China

1) Cartoon:
(A) Mobile Internet; (B) Air Pollution; (C) No Smoking; (D) Free Theme
2) Caricature:
(A) Famous President; (B) Sports Star; (C) Entertainment Star; (D) Business Star
January 30, 2014(Chinese New Year's eve)
1) Size: Min:A4 (210 mm x 297 mm), Max: A3 (297 mm x 420 mm).
2) Quantity: Unlimited .
3) Please send digital original drawings to this contest. Black & white or colored, any style, any technique will be accepted.
4) Participants are requested to send together with their cartoons, an entry-form with digital signature, a photograph or caricature. The form can be downloaded at FreeCartoonsWeb.
5) Titles or entry-form must be filled out in understandable English or Chinese.
6) All cartoonists can participate in festival through your own E-mail by submitting your cartoons to: freecartoons@126.com .
Format: JPEG Size:max.4M per cartoon Resolution ratio: 200 dpi - 300 dpi.
7) The excellent cartoons will be published in Chinese newspaper and magazine.Some cartoons will be exhibited in China.All cartoons will not be returned.
1) Cartoon:
Grand Prize (1 awards): Certificate+Catalogue+Gifts;
Gold Prize (2 awards): Certificate+Catalogue+Gifts;
Silver Prize (4 awards): Certificate+Catalogue;
Bronze Prize (8 awards): Certificate+Catalogue.
2) Caricature:
Grand Prize (1 awards): Certificate+Catalogue+Gifts;
Gold Prize (2 awards): Certificate+Catalogue+Gifts;
Silver Prize (4 awards): Certificate+Catalogue;
Bronze Prize (8 awards): Certificate+Catalogue.
URL: http://www.fcwfcw.com , http://www.fcw.cn
E-mail: freecartoons@126.com (Only for Festival)
Tel: 0086-13818006180
Source: http://fcwfcw.com/Diary.asp?ID=694 .

Don Quichotte new @-exhibition theme: Illegal Immigration

Every year, "journey of hope"of thousands of people which is held by highway or seaway, has not always a happy end. Despite measures against this illegal way of immigration, millions of people are dying during this "death ride". Especially, to arrive to the destination is a big luck for the people who prefer seaway. The bad conditions of the weather and unsafe boats are the main reasons of this tragedy. Illegal immigration is not only achieved by seaway, but also there are immigrations which are held by highway. Unfortunately, many of these are ending with tragedy. Moreover, African countries are demanding illegal immigration more than other countries.
It should be noted that there's an international annuity which is nourished from the people with the dream of a life with higher standards of living, who die tragically. Rising unemployment due to the global economic crisis triggered immigration of cheap and illegal workers. In Italy we have experienced the biggest tragedy, is a kind of survive from underdeveloped countries to developed countries. Just in a boat, the number of deaths was over 350.
We want to get under the spotlight their unsafe journeys from their own countries to other countries, the illegal gangs which left them with danger of death, expulsion reasons of the referencing country for asylum. Our goal is to attract attention of world public opinion to this everlasting tragedy, to contribute with a touch of art.
At the end of the exhibition the most successful 3 cartoons will be awarded with "Don Quichotte" medal. In addition 10 other cartoons will be given "certificate of Don Quichotte" as a reward.
Deadline: 28 February 2014
e-mail: info@donquichotte.org .
Source: www.donquichotte.org .

Results of the 6th International "Smiling Cat" Cartoon Web Contest 2013, Azerbaijan

Theme: Shadow
First "Smiling Cat" prize: Sergei Semendyaev - Ukraine (Top)
Second "Smiling Cat" prize: Marian Avramescu - Romania
Third "Smiling Cat" prize: Antonio Santos - Portugal
Darko Drijevic - Montenegro
Abdul Syukur - Indonesia
Ivailo Tsvetkov - Bulgaria
Sava Babic - Serbia
Jacek Frackiewicz - Poland
Sunnerberg Constantin - Belgium
Sergei Tunin - Russia
Ciosu Constantin - Romania.
Maya Khalil - Syria
Xiaorui Wang - China
Cranberry cartoon club - Russia.
See all prize-winning cartoons on source.