Results of the 8th International Cartoon Contest URZICENI 2014, Romania

The 8th International Cartoon Contest,
URZICENI 2014 - Romania.
Theme: FREE
1. First prize (1000 $) - Marian AVRAMESCU, Romania (Top)
2. Second prize (400 $) - Galym BORANBAYEV, Kazakhstan
3. Third prize (300 $) - Saeed SADEGHI, Iran
1. Taner OZEK – Turkey (Above)
2. Marco D’Agostino – Italy
3. Ali RONAGHIAN – Iran
4. Vladimir KHAKHANOV – Russia
5. Valentin GEORGIEV – Bulgaria
6. Zdenko PUHIN – Croatia
7. Constantin CIOSU – Romania
8. Cristian MIHAILESCU – Romania
9. Javad TAKJOO – Iran
10. Makhmudjon ESHONKULOV - Uzbekistan.
Julian PENA-PAI, cartoonist - President
Nicu PETRACHE, cartoonist & organizer
Cristian VECERDEA - CRIV, cartoonist
Lucian DOBARTA, cartoonist.


Results of the International Cartoon Contest "Too Much Waste" 2014, Hungary

1. Julio Carrión Cueva – "Recycle" (Top)
2. Kutasi Károly – No title
3. Maxim Smagin – "Olympic Games".
Source: fb.


Caricature contest about biomass: Drawings in green 2014, Hungary

Contest Rules of “Drawings in green – innovative energy production by biomass”
In respect of the Contest the Contest Rules are a legally binding agreement. To enter the Contest the Contestant must agree to these Contest Rules. Contestants may participate in the Contest only if they read, agree to and accept in their own name the Contest Rules and demonstrate it by filling in, signing and submitting the Entry form which is part of this Contest Rules. By submitting the fully completed and signed Entry form Contestants accept the Contest Rules. Those who do not agree to the Contest Rules are not eligible to participate in the Contest.
1. Eligibility
The Contest is open to natural persons who are 18 years of age or older and have legal capacity. Each Contestant may submit 5 entries in A4 size without text and without any technical restrictions. (File properties: CYMK, jpg, high resolution – the Gmail account is able to send messages up to 10 MB in size.)
A full application consists of the entry (entries) and the Entry form. Applications can be forwarded until 31st December 2014, 24:00h to the following e-mail address: grafikuskelemen@gmail.com
The following persons are not eligible to participate in the Contest:
- those who do not meet the terms and conditions of the Contest Rules;
- the employees and immediate families of Dalkia Energia Zrt. and its subsidiaries or of the companies involved in the announcement and organization of the Contest commissioned by Dalkia Szolgáltató Központ Kft.
2. Validity of the Contest
Applications are valid only if
a) they include the entry/entries complying with the above specified content and form requirements;
b) and one fully completed application form signed by the Contestant;
c) the Contestant meets the eligibility requirements of the Contest Rules;
d) they are received until 31st December 2014, 24:00h.
Applications are invalid if,
a) they are submitted by an ineligible individual;
b) they are submitted after the submission deadline;
c) they do not meet the content requirements;
d) they do not meet the formal requirements;
e) they do not include the fully completed application form signed by the Contestant.
By entering this Contest (by submitting a valid application) the Contestant undertakes to adhere to these Contest Rules which shall be published on website www.pannonpower.hu following the announcement of the Contest; furthermore the Contestant agrees to accept the decision of the jury, which decision shall be binding in every respect. Any breach of the Contest Rules may result in disqualification of the Contestant.
Dalkia Szolgáltató Központ Kft. reserve, at their discretion, the right to disqualify any Contestant that in their opinion:
a) interferes or attempts to interfere with the entry process or the operation of the Contest;
b) does not respect the Contest Rules;
c) provides any false information related to the identity, postal address or ownership rights of the Contestant or related to any data or information in relation to the Contest;
d) infringes the rights of any third party or breaches any legislation.
Within the framework of the Contest, three Contestants will be awarded the prizes described in the contest announcement. The entries will be judged by an independent jury.
The Jury will make its decision based on the following criteria:
- depicting the topic of the Contest,
- uniqueness of visual presentation,
- elaborateness of the entry,
- artistic value,
- creativity.
Contestants accepting these Contest Rules and submitting valid applications grant without further compensation to Dalkia Szolgáltató Központ Kft. and the companies involved in the announcement and organization of the Contest commissioned by Dalkia Szolgáltató Központ Kft. to use, reproduce, adapt, distribute, or publish the Contest entry for any purpose, thus Dalkia Szolgáltató Központ Kft. may use the entries particularly (but not exclusively) in the following ways and fields:
- digital and paper-based catalogues,
- on the websites www.pannonpower.hu and www.veolia.hu, and in Pannonpower’s Facebook page,
- free-of-charge publications (not for sale) distributed among business partners,
- exhibitions,
- for decoration.
The above provisions do not affect the moral rights.
By entering the Contest, Contestants agree that their personal data shall be collected and managed by Dalkia Szolgáltató Központ Kft. and the person, involved in the announcement and organization of the Contest commissioned by the former, as data controllers, furthermore Contestants accept that in case Dalkia Szolgáltató Központ Kft. and the person involved in the announcement and organization of the Contest commissioned by the former may not collect and control the necessary data, Contestants shall not be eligible to participate in the Contest. Dalkia Szolgáltató Központ Kft. and the person involved in the announcement and organization of the Contest commissioned by the former may collect and control the data collected and controlled in connection with the Contest only for the purpose of implementing the Contest and in the interest of the purposes defined in the present Contest Rules and may not disclose these data to a third party.
The Contest shall be governed by Hungarian Law. Participation in the Contest constitutes full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of the Contest Rules and the decisions Dalkia Szolgáltató Központ Kft. and the person involved in the announcement and organization of the Contest commissioned by the former, which decisions shall be final and binding in all matters related to the Contest.
Contestants represent and warrant that their entry is their original work and are the sole and exclusive owners of the Contest Entry and are eligible to enter the Contest with their Contest Entry.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, Contestants release, at all times, Dalkia Szolgáltató Központ Kft. and the person involved in the announcement and organization of the Contest commissioned by the former from any liability whatsoever, claim, demand, losses, costs or expenses related to the actions, omissions, or silence of the Contestants and/or caused by any statement made or warranties undertaken by the Contestants in relation to these Contest Rules. Contestants represent and warrant that their entries are free from claim, action and burden, their use does not infringe upon the rights of any third party, upon any patent, model brand, industrial brand, copyright, trade-mark or other protected rights. The Contestant undertakes to indemnify Dalkia Szolgáltató Központ Kft. and the person involved in the announcement and organization of the Contest commissioned by the former from all costs and compensation liability. If an entry infringing upon protected rights is submitted in the Contest, Contestant shall immediately terminate the unlawful status. If it is foreseeable that a claim will be made or has been made or an action will be or has been brought limiting or preventing the usage of the entry submitted, Contestant shall ensure continuous use for Dalkia Szolgáltató Központ Kft. and its Interests without any losses.
By submitting any entry, Contestants represent and warrant that all and every element of their entry is their original work. Contestants shall retain all intellectual property rights over their Application, except for the use of right of Dalkia Szolgáltató Központ Kft. under these Contest Rules providing that by submitting the entries their ownership shall be assigned to Dalkia Szolgáltató Központ Kft. Contestant allows Dalkia Szolgáltató Központ Kft. and the person involved in the announcement and organization of the Contest commissioned by the former to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, or communicate to the public, including publishing the entry submitted in the Contest for any purpose and grants the right of use thereof without any remuneration or compensation of any kind. The right of use is exclusive and without limitation of space or time. By submitting the entry, the Contestant expressly renounces the right to any licence fees or any other fees in connection with the use of the Contest entry.
If any provision or condition of these Contest Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof shall remain in full force and effect.
You can find the Contest rules and Entry form here.


International Competition in Caricature Drawings, Vevkul 2015, R. MACEDONIA

In order to our 30th anniversary of the International Cultural and scientific Manifestation „Pecalbarski denovi“; this manifestation and „Vevecul 2015“ Vevcani’s cultural summer manifestation are signing an INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION IN CARICATURE DRAWINGS themed „Floodings, floodings…“
1. The right to participate to this competition have all those who draw caricatures and have a good sense of humor and satire;
2. The format and the number of drawings from one author is unlimited and it is decided by the author itself.
3. A jury will be made out of three members and the same jury will assign three awards:
– first prize – golden mask
– second prize – silver mask
– third prize – bronze mask.
The winners of the awards will also recieve a passport of the Karnival Republic of Vevchani and other presents.
4. From the awarded and selected drawings a show will be organized ( in the summer of 2015) in Vevcani.
5. The caricatures should be sent at the following address:
Municipality of Vevcani
(caricature competition)
6335 Vevcani
Republic of Macedonia
Sponsor for the International competition of Caricatures is the Municipality of Vevcani.
6. The competition is open by the ending date of 25th of December 2014.
7. The results of the jury will be announced at the 10th of January throughout the Media.
MKNM „Pechalbarski denovi“ and „Vevkul 2015“ – Vevcani.
Source: blog.zikison.


XVIth International Festival of aphorisms and caricature - Strumica 2015, R. Macedonia

XVIth International Festival of aphorisms and caricature - Strumica 2015
Theme :
C A R N I V A L – E R O T I C A
• In this category each author can participate with maximum of 10 aphorisms, printed in three copies, completed with code and particulars about the author, and set in sealed envelope.
• The authors are allowed to participate with more works, each as group of 10(ten) aphorisms and marked with particular code.
• In this category, the authors can participate and send 3 caricatures, maximum.
The technique is on their own choice, and dimensions A/4.
• Particulars about the authors should be written at the back side of the work.
Contest due date:
The works will be accepted up to: January 16,2015, at latest.
• Three main prizes will be awarded : Golden, Silver and Bronze Plaque.
• The Organizer retains the right to award some additional prizes.
• The works should be send to:
NUCK “Anton Panov’
Blvd. “Goce Delcev” bb
2400 Strumica , R Macedonia
with note: To the Festival of aphorism and Caricature
• The works received ,remain in property of the Organizer and the author,
and they have the right to its public presentation, catalogue prepare or other publication.
• The works received in due time will be reviewed and evaluated by competent jury commission.
• The presentation of the works – exhibition and the Reward Ceremony will come to:
February 23,2015.
Contact - Further information
• Tel: ++389 (0)34 322 182
• E-mail: trimerotikon@yahoo.com.


Results of the 2nd International Biennial Book Cartoon Contest 2014, Iran

First Prize: Mahmoud Azadnia - Iran (Top)
Second Prize: Alireza Pakdel - Iran
Third Prize: Saeid Farhangian - Iran
Special Prize: Joanna Wasiak - Poland
Special Prize: Jugoslav Vlahovic - Serbia
Special Prize: Mahmoud Nazari - Iran
Special Prize: Mehdi Azizi - Iran
Special Prize: Valentin Georgiev - Bulgaria.
All winning cartoons on irancartoon.
Members of the Jury.


Winners in the 26th Olense Kartoenale 2014 with theme "Cows", Belgium

The top prize in the theme of 'cows' went to Paolo Dalponte from Italy (Top). On Friday, November 14th, the ceremony took place and the Italian cartoonist took his prize in person. The prize of Amnesty International in the theme 'right to education' was Esmaeil Babaei from Iran.
The other winners in the adult category are:
Second prize 'copper pot': Negin Naghiyeh (Iran);
Third prize 'the pot': Marzieh Rezaei (Iran);
Fourth prize 'Inkwell': Anon Anindito (Indonesia);
Fifth prize 'the lekkerbekpot': Slawomir Makal (Poland);
Prize of city Bialogard: Grzegorz Szumowski (Poland).
In the youth category, the first prize went to Hu Yang from the Netherlands. The other winners in this category are:
Second prize: Fanyu Kong (China);
Third prize: Chong Wang Hao (China);
Fourth prize: Zhi Yu Yang (China).
The first milestone of digitization was taken last year and this year was further put to shine. No less than 515 cartoonists from 59 countries sent their cartoons. In total, this is good for 1,357 entries.
Exhibition and catalog
The exhibition at the Olen Kartoenale is on until 31 December in the council chamber during opening hours of the town hall.
The winning cartoons and many other entries are compiled in a beautiful color catalog. This catalog is for sale for 12 euros at the reception of the town and the service leisure.
(Translation help: Google)
Source: olen.be. See winning cartoons on ECC blog.

Regulation for the Sardine Contest Festas de Lisboa 2015, Portugal

Article 1
1. "Sardine Contest Festas de Lisboa’15" is the initiative of EGEAC, Empresa de Gestão de Equipamentos e Animação Cultural, E.M. (hereinafter called EGEAC), that aims to stimulate the participation of all in creating the image of the sardines that will be used as part of Festas de Lisboa’15 campaign.
2. The patrimonial author rights over the winning sardines belong exclusively and originally to EGEAC, according to Article 14, nr. 1 of the Portuguese Code of Copyright and Related Rights which includes the rights foresee in articles 67º and 68º of the same Code such as the reproduction, distribution and the communication to the public, which includes, namely, the disclosure, the publication in press or by any other means of graphic reproduction, public exposure, fixation, distribution, broadcasting by any process of sign, sound or image reproduction, the adaptation to any material support or the execution of any other transformations, the use in another work, the reproduction, direct or indirect, temporary or permanent by any means and in any form, in whole or in part.
3. The patrimonial author rights are EGEAC’s property definitively and without time limit.
4. For purposes of Article 14, nr. 4, of the above mentioned Portuguese Code, the use of the selected and winner proposals for the purposes laid down in this regulation, does not confer upon its author(s) the right to any further financial provision or to any other benefit in kind, being the copyright originally, for those purposes, in the property of EGEAC.
5. The use for other purposes than those specified in this Regulation, in particular in commercial projects, such as publications or merchandising for sale, will be subject to prior contact with the concerned authors.
6. Not winning proposals, when used by its authors or a third party, must include a reference to the participation in the Sardine Contest Festas de Lisboa’15. Prior knowledge of any use should be given to EGEAC.
7. The participation in the "Sardine Contest Festas de Lisboa’15", by submitting a sardine proposal implies the total acceptance of the conditions presented in this Regulation.
Article 2
(Conditions for participation)
1. This contest is open to all Portuguese and foreign, resident and non-resident in Portugal, legal or natural persons of all ages.
2. EGEAC workers as well as their spouses, ascendants and descendants are impeded to apply to the "Sardine Contest Festas de Lisboa’15".
3. Proposals may be submitted individually or collectively (co-authored); each author is allowed to submit a maximum of three sardine proposals.
4. The candidates are responsible for the proposal’s originality, assuring its authorship and assuming all the responsibilities that may run from eventual complaints from third parties with relation to author rights, related rights and rights of personality.
Article 3
1. Questions regarding this Regulation should be sent to the following email address: info@festasdelisboa.com
2. The solutions for the situations mentioned above in the present article, as well as for the omissive situations, are EGEAC’s exclusive responsibility and will be disclosed by it and by the means considered convenient.
Article 4
(Proposals essential requirements)
1. The submitted sardine proposals shall be mandatorily original and unpublished.
2. Proposals must be recognized as sardines and not to be confused with any other fish. A basic sardine silhouette is provided in www.festasdelisboa.com .
3. The proposals legibility and adaptability to different means and communication materials of Festas de Lisboa’15 will be valued in the selection of the winners.
4. Sardine proposals may be executed with manual or digital techniques, under the following conditions:
a) proposals in manual techniques (on paper/cardboard, collage, photography or three-dimensional object) should be photographed or scanned in order to be attached to the application form as a file.
The file should be presented as JPEG/JPG (size up to 50 MB), on a format A3 (42 x 29,7 cm) and a resolution of 300 dpi;
b) the digital proposals should be presented as JPEG/JPG files (size up to 50 MB), on a format A3 (42 x 29,7 cm) and a resolution of 300 dpi;
c) the video proposals should be presented as MPEG/MPG or MOV files (size up to 50 MB).
5. Sardine proposals cannot contain any element of identification of its author(s) or any brand label, including Festas de Lisboa label.
Article 5
(Mode, place and date of submission of proposals)
1. Participation in this contest only takes place online on the website www.festasdelisboa.com .
2. The candidates should firstly register and login on the above mentioned website (www.festasdelisboa.com).
3. Each sardine proposal should be attached, as a file, on the application form on the website, by fill in the application form.
4. To each sardine proposal an application form should be filled in and submitted.
5. Other situations specified and pre-determined on the website (www.festasdelisboa.com):
a) Underage candidates: the registry should be done under the author’s name. The parents/legal guardian details are also requested in the registry and should be filled in;
b) Institutions: Schools and NGO’s may also apply. The registry should be done under the institution’s name, but a responsible person should be appointed and duly identified in the registry.
Article 6
(Contest Phases)
1st phase: Reception of proposals and exclusion of those that don’t fulfil this Regulation;
2nd phase: Jury selection of 5 (five) sardine winning proposals, from among all proposals validated for the Contest.
Article 7
1. Five (5) sardines will be awarded.
2. To each winning proposal it will be given a monetary prize, in the amount of € 2,000.00 (two thousand euros), tax free.
3. Prizes can only be given upon presentation of the candidate’s legal receipt.
Article 8
(Contest Jury)
1. All validated proposals are evaluated by EGEAC’s Jury.
2. Proposals are evaluated anonymously by the Jury, without any identifying element of their authors.
3. The methodology adopted to evaluate the proposals to be selected is an exclusive decision of the Contest’s Jury.
4. Jury’s decisions are taken by majority, not permitting any recourse or reclaim over them.
Article 9
(Contest Schedule and divulgation)
1. The schedule to be considered by the candidates is:
a) Deadline for proposal submission: 3rd of December 2014; the proposals will only be considered valid since presented until 3 p.m. of the mentioned day;
b) Deadline for announcement of winning proposals by Jury selection: 15th of May 2015.
2. The winners (of the five prizes) will be informed by email or telephone.


"MaxMinus" Grand Prix 2014 e-book by Hule Hanusic, Austria: TROJANAC

E-book "TROJANAC" by Hule Hanusic came out in cooperaton with the E-Magazin "MaxMinus" from Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) as prize for the best cartoon at the Grand Prix 2014, which was organized because of the marking of the 100 years of the assassination "Sarajevo 1914-2014...100 years of hell or..." The book can be viewed here.


Results International Cartoon Contest La Sonrisa Moche 2014, Peru

Theme: Public Safety
1st Prize: O-SEKOER (Belgium) (Top)
2nd Prize: TUTE (Argentina)
3rd Prize: ARMEN HAMONANGAN (Indonesia)
Honorable Mentions
1st Mention: KIYOOMI OGIHARA (Japan)
2nd Mention: MOHSEN ASADI (Iran)
3rd Mention: ILYA KATZ (Israel)
4th Mention: VILANOVA (Brasil)
5th Mention: BERNARD BOUTON (France)
6th Mention: EDWIN PERALES (Peru)
7th Mention: KUSTO (Ucraine).
Source: fb.

The 5th "Red Man" International Humour Art Biennial 2015, China

1. The Competition is open to all artist -- Caricaturist, Illustrator, Cartoonist, Printmaker and Painter around world regardless of nationality, age, sex, etc.
2. Theme:
3. Entries: At most 7 works (pieces or series) for each Theme.
4. The size of the works should be unbounded.
5. Technique and medium of works are unlimited. Any painting, Print making, Traditional Chinese Painting, Oil painting, Watercolor, Crafts art or Children’s painting will be accepted.
6. Artist should summit the original works. Any computer prints, slide, photograph, Xerox will not be accepted.
7. Works whether they have been awarded in other contests previously will be accepted.
8. Author's resume and photo (entry-form and biography) should be submitted with entries together. First name, Last name, Address, Email, Telephone number and category should be written on the reverse side of the works.
9. Please down load the entry form on our web site: http://www.redmanart.com/en/bencandy.php?fid=6&id=548 .
At the same time, the self made entry form is also accepted.
10. Authors should have full copyright and be responsible for all the legal responsibilities related to the productions copyright.
11. Organizer will not be responsible for any damage that may occur during postage and handling.
12. Deadline: March 31, 2015
13.The jury meeting: May, 2015
14. Address:
15. Prizes:
GOLDEN PRIZE (1) : 1600 US Dollars + Trophy + Catalog
SILVER PRIZE (1) : 1000 US Dollars + Trophy + Catalog
COPPER PRIZE (1) : 400 US Dollars + Trophy + Catalog
HUMORIST PRIZES (5) : 200 US Dollars + Medal + Catalog
EXCELLENT PRIZES (5) : Certificate of merit + Catalog
SELECT : Catalog
16. Some of accepted works will be printed in a brochure, on posters, in the world press or other printed matter for the purpose of publicizing the exhibition without additional information and cost.
17. Remark: the works will not be returned.
18. All the copyrights are reserved by the authors. Host unit may use some works on web site and other media for spreading competition and artists. Within China, the Redman International Art Center is the sole agency of the artists' all works.
19. Participation in the contest means the complete acceptance of all the above conditions and agreements with jury's decision.
20. For Information:
Web site: www.redmancartoon.com/en
Email: redmanart@126.com.


2014 International Cartoon Competition on Environmental Protection, China

2014 International Cartoon Competition on Environmental Protection
Competition Rules
1. Theme: Environment and health
Focus on the theme of the competition, though contributions relating to environment protection are also accepted.
2. Participants
1) Students group of those from China and oversea universities,
2) Social group of professional and armature cartoonists
3. Schedule:
Submissions will be accepted beginning October 1, 2014
The deadline for entries is November 30, 2014 (EXTENDED: 20 DECEMBER 2014).
Notice: Since the deadline is set upon the receipt of the works, it is suggested to have the works delivered as early as possible.
4. Prize
Student group:
First Prize [1 competitor]: RMB 5,000 (pre-tax) and certification
Second Prize [2 competitors]: RMB 3,000 (pre-tax) and certification
Third Prize [3 competitors]: RMB 1,000 (pre-tax) and certification
Excellent Prize: [50 competitors]: souvenir and certification
Top-over-List Prize: souvenir
Notice: Top-over-list Prize is awarded to the top on the voting rank on the official website.
Social group:
First Prize [1 competitor]: RMB 6,000 (pre-tax) and certification
Second Prize [2 competitors]: RMB 4,000 (pre-tax) and certification
Third Prize [3 competitors]: RMB 2,000 (pre-tax) and certification
Excellent Prize: [50 competitors]: souvenir and certification
5. Organizers
China Daily, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), China Environmental Protection Foundation(CEPF), China Journalistic Caricature Society, China Daily Website, 21st Century
6. Requirements
1) There is no limitation of numbers of participant’s submission.
2) Paper submissions should not be smaller than 210 mm x 297 mm. Please print the title, participant’s name, college name, address and other contact information on the back of each submission.
3) If you submit your contribution via email, please follow the resolutions: - 300 dpi (file size no bigger than 2MB) - JPG - RGB - Longest side of the file should be under 1000 pixels
4) Criteria for paper submissions: title of the work, participant’s name, and the name of the college or university he or she attends are required, author’s pen name is optional.
Caption of email contribution should be in .TXT format and include the title of the work, participant’s name, institute participant attends, address, and telephone number.
7. Submission Format
1) Register on the competition webpage, fill in your real information and upload your submission.
2) Email your submissions to: mhds@chinadaily.com.cn
3) Mail submissions to the address found below. Please write “Cartoon Contest” on the envelope.
8. Online Entry Form
All participants need to register for the competition by completing an entry form. Fill out the form as accurately and truthfully as possible. Photocopies are acceptable.
9. Contact Us
Address: 6/F, B3 Tower, Ziguang Building, No.11 Huixin Dongjie, Chaoyang District,Beijing 100029, P.R. China
Tel: 86-10-8488 3652 Mr. Zheng
Website: www.newscartoon.com.cn
Email: mhds@chinadaily.com.cn
10. Additional Key Points
1) No fees needed for the competition
2) Cartoons and illustrations must be submitted
3) Winning contributions will be displayed on News Cartoon
4) Monthly champions are selected according to the number of votes and views the submission receives.
5) The result will be publicized on News Cartoon, as well as other newspapers or websites.
11. The Jury
1) The jury is made up of famous cartoonists, university professors and experts of environment-protection.
2) The jury will maintain an objective, fair and just principles of the entries submitted for judging and voting, and recommended the winners.
3) The winner will be announced in December 2014
12 Copyrights
1) The organizers reserve the right to refuse entries they consider morally, politically or religiously offensive, as well as work that is considered in violation of the acknowledged moral standards.
2) If a contribution has any intellectual property rights or copyright dispute, the organizer holds the right to revoke the participant’s eligibility to participate in the competition. Participants are solely liable for any consequence that may arise from submitting work to the competition. The participant must be the owner of all rights on the work submitted and it is the responsibility of the participant to ensure that his or her contributions to the competition do not generate any copyright or other intellectual property rights dispute.
3) News Cartoon reserves the right to use the contributions for presentation and media use.
4) Organizers and participants share the copyrights of the contributions; the organizers of the event have the right to display and distribute the works of the contestants.
5) By submitting a contribution to the competition, the participant is agreeing to accept all of the rules.
Entry Form on source and below:


Illustration contest ILUSTRAMAXIMA 2014-2015

Illustration contest
SAURE publishers organizes ILUSTRAMAXIMA international contest. The aim of the competition is to create images that are GRAPHICAL truths, aphorisms or maxims.
Artists will send solidarity illustrations, that foster good taste education, understanding of collective challenges or protection of inheritance, thinking about the future together; in other words the authors will present illustrations related to the quality of life expressed as cultural, environmental and human rights values.
1. Applicants:
The competition is open to everyone, especially with no regard of age. Each applicant can present a maximum of three piece of work.
2. Form and size:
The scenes and characters will have to be originals and of proper creation. The works can be drawn in black and white or in colour. The works, in JPG format, will have a length of one page that will not exceed 800 x 600 pixels, with a minimum resolution of 72 pixels per inch. However, in view of the creation the licensed illustrations web, where the illustrations will be sold in both paper and web format at larger sizes, it will be convenient to carry out the work initially on a A-3 (29.7cm x 42cm) format and 300dpi resolution, horizontally or vertically.
3. Languages:
The panel will take into consideration works of pictorial interest without text.
4. Presentation:
Applicants will register on the competition IlustraMaxima website and insert later on their work in JPG format.
5. Place and deadline of the application:
Works must be submitted exclusively through this website until 20 January 2015.
6. Virtual show:
The publishing house contemplates realizing a public diffusion of the works presented and lately selected by the panel. The virtual show of the works received during the contest will not be granted by any type of economic retribution.
7. Awards:
The allocation of the prize ILUSTRAMAXIMA of SAURE publishers rises to 4.000 euros and has five prizes: 1st prize: 1,500 euros. 2nd. Prize: 1,000 euros. 3rd. Prize: 600 euros. 4th prize: 500 euros. 5th prize: 400 euros. Legal hold on this basis applies. The selected authors are obliged to insert their work in different formats in the e-sales web that will be launched in February, in order to collect the prize. The presentation of these awards will be in advance of sales of the winning works in the e-sales gallery.
8. Panel:
A qualified panel of judges will pick out the best works. The publishing house leaves to the panel the possibility to declare no winners, according to quality criteria.
9 Criteria:
Prizes will be awarded according to the following criteria: a.- Quality and artistic relevance of the work: 50 points. b.- Adherence to the theme of the contest and the graphic language inherent in it: 30 points. c.- Social and cultural impact of the illustration referring to the issue raised on social awareness: 20 points.
10. Other determination:
Spanish is the legal language reference for this contest. Taking part to the competition implies the acceptance of the conditions overhead.
Source: http://www.ecomic-experience.com/.