Theme in the 24th Cartoon Contest Golden Helmet, Krusevac 2016, Serbia: National Cuisine

- Story
- Poem
- Aphorism
1. CARTOON: ORIGINAL, MIN. A4 (210x297 mm), MAX A3 (297x420 mm), TECHNIQUE FREE;
2ND AWARD...400 €
3RD AWARD...200 €
Written works to be sent under a code!
DEADLINE: 25. 01. 2016.
Only unpublished works will be taken into consideration.
Author's short biography, phone number and e-mail address are obligatory.
Jury decision will be announced on 06. 02. 2016.
Awards will be handed at Final Festival Evening on April 1, 2016.
The Organizer will bear travel and accommodation cost of awarded authors.
Festival official langauges are Serbian and English.
All works remain property of the Festival.
Entry Form on source.
Address: Kulturni centar Kruševac
Toplicina br. 2; 37000 Kruševac SERBIA
tel: +381 (0)37 / 423 025, 421 877
e-mail: goldenhelmet@kck.org.rs
WEB: www.kck.org.rs.


7th International Tourism Cartoons Competition 2015, Turkey

The theme of the competition in 2015 is Tourism and Peace.
Cartoons will be accepted in two sections:
Category of Adult Cartoonists: This category is open for the all of cartoonists who are 17 and older. Category should be noted when cartoons are submitting. Grand award, second award, third award, Professor Atila Özer recognition award and three mentions will be given in this section. Finalist cartoons in this section will be published in the album.
Category of Young Cartoonists: This category is open for the cartoonists who are 16 and younger. Category should be noted when cartoons are submitting. Grand award and two achievement awards will be given in this section. Finalist cartoons in this section will be published in the album.
Submission Guidelines
* The competition is open to all amateur and professional cartoonists.
* Each performer is allowed to submit maximum three works.
* The cartoons submitted to the competition may be prepared as original drawings, digital printings or computer printouts. The drawing technique is open-ended. Drawings may be colorful or black and white. On the other hand, performers are required to put signatures on their drawings.
* Participants must write their names, surnames and addresses behind their drawings. Also, they must complete the Participant Information Form placed under submission page and send it together with their drawings.
* Cartoons sent may be of the ones previously published somewhere but previously awarded cartoons are not allowed to submit.
* Cartoons submitted for selection will be able to be printed in Anatolia: A Journal of Tourism Research and Association of Tourism Writers and Journalists and in other printed materials of this organization such as books, catalogs, brochures, postcards, web sites and posters. All rights for any other publishing except these belong to the owner of drawing.
* The cartoons that will be selected after the first evulation will be announced between February 1 and 10, 2016. The objections will took into account between Februrary 1 and 10, 2016.
* Finalist cartoons will be published in the album. Cartoonists whose drawings published in this album will be sent a copy of the album.
* Regardless of award-winning or taking place in the album, all the cartoons submitted for selection will not be returned.
* All the cartoonists participated in the competition are implied to agree on the conditions and regulations of the competition.
* Cartoons can be sent by way of postal service or Cartoon Submission system.
* Submission deadline is 31 December 2015.
* The cartoons can be mailed to the below address:
Anadolu University,
Faculty of Tourism
Yunus Emre Campus,
26470 Eskisehir/TURKEY
More in languages on source.


Final Results of the 4th International Olive Cartoon Contest 2015, Kyrenia - Cyprus

John A. Lent – Jury President (USA), Musa Kayra (Cyprus), M. Serhan Gazioğlu (Cyprus), Grigoris Georgiou (Greece), Muhittin Köroğlu (Turkey), Derman Atik (Cyprus), Hayati Boyacıoğlu (Germany), Mustafa Azizoğlu (Cyprus), Yordanka Lyubenova Shiyakova (Bulgaria), Hüseyin Çakmak (Cyprus).
Country: 56
Participant: 226
Work: 457
First Prize: 1.000 Euro + Gold Olive
Vladimir Stankovski (Serbia)

Second Prize: 800 Euro + Silver Olive
Raul Alfonso Grisales (Colombia)

Third Prize: 600 Euro + Bronz Olive
Muammer Kotbaş (Turkey).

Farzane Vaziritabar (Iran)

Kürşat Zaman (Turkey)

Valeri Alexandrov (Bulgaria)

Makhmud Eshonkulov (Uzbekistan)

Ali Miraee (Iran)

Cengiz Beysoydan (Cyprus)

Tsocho Peev (Bulgaria)

Aurel Ştefan Alexandrescu (Romania)

Kemal Özyurt (Turkey)

Luc Vernimmen (Belgium)

Halit Kurtulmuş Aytoslu (Turkey)

Menekşe Çam (Turkey)

Bossens Philippe (Belgium).

Mehmet Kahraman (Turkey)
International Journal of Comic Art Special Prize.
Leyla Çınar Algül (Cyprus)
Federation Cartoonists Organizations (FECO - CYPRUS) Special Prize.
Andrea Pecchia (Italia)
Federation Cartoonists Organizations (FECO - GREECE) Special Prize.
Sanaz Yahyavi (Iran)
Cartoon Publishing Special Prize.
Serpil Kar (Turkey)
Olive Festival Special Prize.
Hakan Boral (Cyprus)
Cyprus - Turkish Cartoonists Special Prize.
Andrei Popov (Russia)
Fire Humour Magazine Special Prize.
Shahram Rezai (Iran)
New Scorpion Cartoon and Humour Magazine Special Prize.
(*) The transfer and accomodation expenses of the cartoonists who will win the first six awards will be paid by the Municipality of Kyrenia…
Only the accomodation expenses of the cartoonists who will win particular/distinctive awards will be paid by the Municipality of Kyrenia…


First International Graphic Humour Competition About Labour Rights 2015, Spain

First International Graphic Humour Competition About Labour Rights
Participation rules:
1. This contest is open to all participants over 18 years of age, either amateur or professional cartoonists.
2. The contest theme is “Graphic Humour about Labour Rights”. The starting points include: working conditions, functional diversity and work, right to work, the informal economy, equality and discrimination at work, gender equality, freedom of association, labour migration, maternity protection, job insecurity, social protection, pensions, wages, health and safety at work, working hours, decent work, domestic work, child labour, juvenile labour, forced labour, human trafficking and slavery. Anything.
3. The participants can send a maximum of 3 original papers to the contest.
4. Entries may be made ​​by any painting technique.
5. The format is free.
6. Works can be without words, or in Catalan, Spanish, English, French or Arabic.
7. The works are to be emailed to the address humorgraficidretslaborals@cgtcatalunya.cat at 300 DPI point resolution in JPG or JPEG format and/or by post mail to Via Laietana 18, 9a Planta – 08003, Barcelona.
8. The registration for the competition, a participation form has to have the author’s signature and a copy of the works, and can be delivered by certified post to the following address: 1st Concurs International d’ Humor Gràfic i Drets Laborals , Via Laietana 18 , 9th Floor – 08003 , Barcelona. This must contain the information specified in paragraph 7.
9. The deadline for entries is August 31, 2015 at 24:00 (Central European Time or Barcelona time).
10. A card that includes the name, surname, Postcard and e-mail address, telephone contact, a picture or cartoon of the author, and a brief summary of their path as an artist must accompany the presentation of the works.
11. Awards will be issued: a) First prize € 600 , b ) Second prize € 300 , c ) Third prize € 100, and 4 runner-up prizes of € 100 for each of the following themes: Union repression, Family and Labour Conciliation, Social Economy, Occupational health.
12. The judges’ decision is final.
13. The composition of the jury will be announced at the time when the result of the competition has been communicated, but it will consist of a cartoonist, one labour lawyer, a member of CGT -Catalunya and an appointed member of l’Oliva.
14. The Jury’s decision shall be notified to the authors of the winning entries during September 2015 by email and subsequently published in the blog and networks of the competition.
15. The first 80 selected works will fuel the exhibition “Graphic Humour about Labour Rights“, to create educational and / or information and / or awareness materials convenor deem appropriate. The use of a work shall always be accompanied by the mention of the authorship of the drawing, provided we are not notified otherwise.
16. The electronic version of all works submitted to the contest will be seen in the Virtual Gallery to be published later in the Contest`s digital communication and virtual tools and the virtual CGT -Catalunya and l‘Oliva organization virtual spaces.
17. CGT-Catalunya and l’Oliva organization will be able to copy, distribute and play the leftovers received without express permission of the author without this representing any kind of obligation with respect to the author by the organizers, and all materials generated will have framed the intellectual property policy of copy theft. The benefits that can be achieved dissemination, copying or reproduction of participating works will be reinvested in full how to continue the project that l’Oliva and CGT-Catalunya develops.
18. The organizers will resolve any issues that may occur and are not covered by these rules.
19. Participation in the contest implies acceptance of these rules.
Rules in languages on source.


Selected participants in the XVII International Cartoon Contest Zielona Góra 2015, Poland

XVII INTERNATIONAL OPEN CARTOON CONTEST „Business trip” Zielona Góra 2015, Poland
Contestants whose works have been admitted to the post-contest exhibition (symbol *)
Pablo Diaz*
Adrian Anibal Palmas
Daniel Eduardo Varela*
Louis PoL*
Luc Vernimmen*
Mahmud Latifić*
Rešad Sultanović
Valeri Alexandrov-Walex*
Valentin Georgiev*
Trayko Popov*
Anatoliy Stankulov*
Ivailo Tsvetkov*
Veselin Zidarov*
Horacio Brandi Walsen*
Jingsan Li*
Ana Gezi*
Borislav Hegedušić*
Darijan Kućko
Darko Drljević*
Evžen David*
Břetislav Kovařik*
Jiři Novak*
Jiři Srna*
Wesam Khalil*
Heino Partanen
Gerald Peigneux
Serafim Bakoulis*
Grigoris Georgiou*
Jesus Rodriguez*
Anneke van Steijn*
Mehdi Afradi*
Boris Erenburg*
Roy Friedler
Grigori Katz*
Ilya Katz*
Halina Reshef
Kfir Weizman*
Noriaki Ishiyama*
Andrzej Pijet*
Roberto Sergio Castillo Rodriguez*
Burkhard Fritsche*
Frank Hoffmann*
Helmut Jaček*
Steffen Jahsnowski-Herschel*
Pavel Taussig
Azuka Nwokocha*
Katarzyna Bauer
Przemysław Bukowski
Henryk Cebula*
Kamila Chorociej*
Marzena Ciechanowska
Marek Czarnik
Anna Damicz-Wejs
Anna Domaszewska
Areta Fedak*
Jerzy Fedro*
Artur Galicki*
Czesław Gańko*
Marek Gliwa
Michał Graczyk*
Michalina Grygiel
Piotr Hofman
Jerzy Jakubów
Żaneta Kapek*
Robert Kempisty*
Damian Kluziński
Zbigniew Kołaczek*
Andrzej Kołodziej
Izabela Kowalska-Wieczorek*
Magda Kozieł-Nowak*
Zbigniew Kucia*
Piotr Kuczyński*
Katarzyna Kuzior*
Jakub Kwiatkowski
Jacek Lanckoroński*
Artur Ligenza*
Jacek Majcherkiewicz*
Sławomir Makal*
Maciej Michalski*
Milena Molenda*
Dariusz Mrożek
Paweł Nawrot
Magdalena Olszak
Katarzyna Piróg*
Beata Joanna Przedpełska
Czesław Przęzak*
Radosław Ruciński*
Paweł Stańczyk*
Jan Surma
Krzysztof Suski*
Karol Szczepankiewicz*
Maciej Trzepałka*
Damian Waliczek*
Grzegorz Weigt*
Jarosław Wojtasiński*
Magdalena Wosik*
Piotr Zaraś*
Radosław Zaremba
Sergey Drozdov*
Vladimir Tyurin
Felix Artuche
Doru Axinte*
Mihai-Gabriel Boboc*
Cornel-Marin Chiorean*
Pavel Constantin*
Octavian Covaci*
Marian Lupu
Andrei Septimiu Misaila
Bogdan Petry & Horia Crişan*
Adrian Rus
Liviu Stãnilã*
Sava Babić*
Filip Karan
Vaso Krčmar
Milah Kusmuk
Rastko Lulić
Jovan Dominik Marolt
Mileta Miloradović*
Jovan Prokopljević*
Bobo Pernecky*
Silvan Wegmann
Erdogan Basol*
Ferhat Demirbas
Somer Ercűment*
Saraç Firat
Musa Gumus*
Reva Özgüven*
Kemal Ozyurt*
Valeriy Chmyriov*
Aleksander Dubovsky*
Mykola Kapusta*
Konstantin Kazanchev*
Vladimir Kazanevsky*
Oleksy Kustovsky*
Valery Momot*
Olga Synyszyn*
Alexandr Zhytnikov*
Andrzej Pacułt
Marco Ramos*
Andrzej Szczepaniec*
Makhmudjon Eshonkulov*
Husan M. Sodiqov
Farrukh Teshaev
Furkat Usmanov
Stephen Mumberson
Andrea Pecchia*.
Source: sadurski 2015-07-13.


Osten World Gallery of Cartoons Competition for Digital Cartoons, Macedonia

OSTEN World Gallery of Cartoons
Topic: BEER!!!
Digital form: A4, .jpg, 300dpi
Deadline: 20 September 2015
Since 1969, from the first World Gallery of Cartoons, OSTEN is dedicated to the creativity, liberated thought and free artistic expression. With a desire to foster the true values in the cartoonists’ expression, we pay tribute to those conceiving the everlasting values in their works on paper. Nevertheless, we also pay considerable attention to new trends, because we are aware that time is of importance, and the future is now. We are also organizing thematic contests for digital cartoons, so we can meet the expectation of those who are more comfortable with the digital production.
OSTEN WORLD GALLERY OF CARTOONS is announcing new THEMATIC CONTESTS FOR DIGITAL CARTOONS on topic is BEER!!! The deadline is 20 September 2015!!!
The competition is open for all cartoonists around the world.
The works should be sent by e-mail only (preferable format A4, .jpg, 300dpi).
For the cartoonist whose work will be assessed as the best cartoon of the competition, the organizer envisages the award – an exhibition in OSTEN Gallery, Skopje.
The works should be sent on the e-mail: cartoons@osten.com.mk
Note: The submitted works will be published on: http://osten.com.mk/
https://www.facebook.com/OstenWorldGalleryOfCartoons and OSTEN CARTOONS GROUP on FB.
Top: Malgorzata TABAKA, Poland, participant in the 42nd World Gallery of Cartoons Skopje 2014.


7th International Cartoon Contest "La Ciudad de las Ideas" 2015, Mexico

1. The contest is open to professional or amateur artists from anywhere in the world. You must be at least 18 to participate.
2. All work submitted must be completely original and unpublished. No entries can simultaneously participate in any other contest or event.
3. The idea to be developed as a cartoon is this year’s theme for La Ciudad de las Ideas Festival:
What’s the point?
We live in a world full of technology, where information is traveling at unimaginable speeds, where people and countries are connecting like never before in history. Ours is a world of impressive medical advancements, ever increasing knowledge about our own body, mind, and even psyche; of complex machines that have automated work systems in ways we only used to see in sci-fi movies. We have developed new technologies to obtain energy, to supply water and power to remote communities. Access to universities anywhere in the world is becoming a growing reality with training, diploma courses, masters and even doctorate programs available on line. Ours is a world in which public policy everywhere moves against discrimination and progresses slowly but relentlessly towards gender equality and equal rights for all. Today like never before human beings are understood as systemic entities integrating body mind and spirit, and all kinds of programs are being developed to enhance human growth.
Yes, there has been immeasurable progress that continues at this very moment in various parts of the world, but if that is the case, why do we still have war? Why is there still famine in several parts of the world? Why do so many human beings live in extreme poverty? Why is there exploitation of labor? And sexual exploitation? Why are there so many drugs? Why is basic education still unavailable to so many children? Why is there so much violence in streets? Why are entire populations devastated by curable disease? Why? Why? Why?
What’s the point?*
Give us your views on, or your answer to this question, (or even another question) in a cartoon. Entries will be judged, among other things, on the following: ability to approach the core theme of the contest, creativity and mastery of the technique(s) used in the creation of the cartoon you submit.
*The organization reserves the right to eliminate from the contest any work it deems offensive, or contrary to human rights.
4. Contestants are limited to only 3 cartoons (authors who send in more than three will be disqualified). Entries may be submitted via the official webpage of the Ciudad de las Ideas Festival or by postal service to the physical address of festival.
5. All techniques are eligible (digital or manual, color or b&w.)
6. Cartoons may be submitted in a size proportional to 21cm x 29cm, but not larger than that. Digital entries must be submitted in a resolution no less than 300dpi but not greater than 10Mb.
7. If you mail the original version of your cartoon, please do so in a closed envelope together with the following information:
• Full name of the author and pseudonym:
• Photo or self-portrait cartoon of the author:
• Address:
• Telephone:
• E-mail:
• Nationality:
• Title of each cartoon:
• Is this the first time you participate?:
• Brief biographical summary (CV, maximum 15 lines).
8. Contestants must sign to certify they accept the potential use of their work. If you send your entry online, fill out the form and click on the acceptance box; if you send your entry by mail, include and sign a printout of the following legend:
“I, (name of the author), certify that I am the author of this entry that I hereby submit to the 2015 La Ciudad de las Ideas contest, ‘What’s the point?’ I, (name of the author), accept that by submitting this entry in accordance to the rules of the contest, I am allowing Poder Cívico, A.C. to use it for the purposes it deems pertinent.”
SIGNATURE: ________________________
9. Entries may be submitted either as originals or as electronic files.
Original: Send mail in an envelope together with the author’s information to the following address:
7th International Cartoon Contest
What’s the Point?
Reforma 222, Piso 12, Colonia Juárez, Delegación Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 06600, México D.F.
Electronic: Must fill out the form and upload the cartoon(s) to this page:
* Fill out one form for every entry, the resolution of which should not be below 300dpi and not above 10 Mb.
10. Selected entries will be displayed at Puebla, Mexico, on November 5-7, 2015 and will also appear in various Poder Cívico A. C. communications as social media of La Ciudad de las Ideas.
These cartoons will only be used in Festival releases to various media, and will therefore be reproduced in catalogs, postcards or books; on the internet or television as per agreements with sponsors of the Festival.
11. This invitation will remain effective as of June 17 through August 18, 2015. Entries delivered by e-mail or courier must bear a date or stamp with a date no later than the deadline.
12. The results of the contest will be released on the official webpage of La Ciudad de las Ideas www.ciudaddelasideas.com, on Twitter @cddelasideas, and on Facebook www.facebook.com/Cddelasideas
Winners will be notified via e-mail, to the address included in their entry information. Please ignore any confirmation mail other than those from the domain ciudaddelasideas.com or podercivico.org.mx
13. The jury will be appointed by Poder Cívico A. C. and will be empowered to settle any situation in the contest resulting from a breach in these rules. Should the jury, whose decision is final, deems that none of the entries meet quality standards it may refrain from selecting a winner. The names of the jury members will be released once this announcement becomes effective.
14. Unawarded original entries may be claimed by their authors at the offices of Poder Cívico A. C. three months after the decision of the jury is made public. Any unclaimed work will remain in the custody of Martha Barragán Méndez, who will address any requests for the return of entries after the date established by Poder Cívico A. C.
• First Place:
- A fully paid trip to Puebla, Puebla, Mexico including: transportation, lodging and meals.
- A ticket to attend the International Festival of Brilliant Minds “La Ciudad de las Ideas”, with more than 30 conferences from personalities who are changing the world.
- Access to alternative activities at the festival, theme parties, artistic interventions, exhibits and more.
- Presentation of the winner’s entry during the International Festival of Brilliant Minds “La Ciudad de las Ideas.”
- A diploma that will be presented to the winner during the International Festival of Brilliant Minds “La Ciudad de las Ideas.”
• Second Place:
- A fully paid trip to Puebla, Puebla, Mexico including: transportation, lodging and meals.
- A ticket to attend the International Festival of Brilliant Minds “La Ciudad de las Ideas”, with more than 30 conferences from personalities who are changing the world.
- Access to alternative activities at the festival, theme parties, artistic interventions, exhibits and more.
- Presentation of the author’s entry during the International Festival of Brilliant Minds “La Ciudad de las Ideas.”
- A diploma that will be presented to the author during the International Festival of Brilliant Minds “La Ciudad de las Ideas.”
• Third Place:
- A fully paid trip to Puebla, Puebla, Mexico including: transportation, lodging and meals.
- A ticket to attend the International Festival of Brilliant Minds “La Ciudad de las Ideas”, with more than 30 conferences from personalities who are changing the world.
- Access to alternative activities at the festival, theme parties, artistic interventions, exhibits and more.
- Presentation of the author’s entry during the International Festival of Brilliant Minds “La Ciudad de las Ideas.”
- A diploma that will be presented to the author during the International Festival of Brilliant Minds “La Ciudad de las Ideas.”
There will be three honorable mentions and each one of them will earn a diploma that will be sent to the recipients in the days following the festival.
Note: Prizes cannot be paid in cash nor transferred to another person.
If you come from abroad, please have your passport and visa ready to attend the Festival in Puebla, Mexico and collect your award.
Yours truly,
Martha Barragán Méndez “Mar”
Coordinator of the International Cartoon Contest of
International Festival of Brilliant Minds “La Ciudad de las Ideas”
Social Networks:
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/LaCiudaddelasIdeas
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cddelasideas
Instagram: https://instagram.com/cddelasideas/
Webpage: www.ciudaddelasideas.com
For questions or comments contact:
Tel: +52 (55) 5140-3660 / +52 (55) 8582-5340
contacto@ciudaddelasideas.com .


International Cartoon Contest Braila 2015, Romania

The contest is open to all cartoonists.
THEME: CULTURE (literature, architecture, sculpture, painting, music, theater)
ENTRIES: max. 5.
The cartoons will be original and accompanied by a brief biography (including photo and phone number).
SIZE: A4 (210 x 297 mm) – A3 (297 x 420 mm). Work technique is free.
DEADLINE: August 15th, 2015.
The cartoons will be sent in electronic format, JPG, 300 dpi.
Judging: August 30th 2015
The works should be sent to: cult.traditional@gmail.com
Great Prize –1500 €;
First Prize – 1000 €;
Second Prize – 800 €;
Third Prize – 500 €;
3 Special Prizes – 3 x 300 € (each)
Prizes are taxed according to Romanian legislation.
Bank comissions are handeled by the Organizers.
Please note! To be able to pick up their prizes, the winners will have to dispatch the original winning work in 20 days from the announcing and communicate their bank euro account.
The exhibition’s opening and awards:September 25th 2015.
Edition catalog will include a selection of the most valuable works in the competition;
The selected artists will receive a copy of the mentioned catalogue for free.
The County Center for Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture Braila
No. 2, Piata Traian, zip code 810153, Phone no.: +40.239.614.710, Braila, Romania
Email addresses: cult.traditional@gmail.com or costel_patrascan@yahoo.co.uk .
Source: bestcartoons.