5th International Competition of Humor and Political - Social Satire 2017, Guatemala

5th International Competition of Humor and Political - Social Satire 2017, Guatemala
The humor Guatemalan Semanary "La Matraca" fullfills 20 Years of Existence on March 22, for that reason, we are calling the 5th International Competition of Humor and Political - Social Satire, 2017.
- All artists of any nationality who are of legal age and with their documentation may participante.
- Two jobs will be admited in an A4 or A3 format at 300 dpi and in jpg format.
- The works will be received only via e-mail to: concurso5lamatraca@gmail.com
- Theme: "Crimes and their Punishments"
- Any technique
1st Place- $ 500.00 (US Dollars) and Diploma.
2nd Place- $ 300.00 (US Dollars) and Diploma.
Guille Award: 200.00 (US Dollars) andDiploma.
Deadline for receipt April 15, 2017 (EXTENDED:) 30 April 2017.
Consultations and suggestions to: guillelorentzen@gmail.com
Source: humorchapin.

7th Cartoonale 'De Geus' 2017, Belgium

RULES 2017
THEME: MAN AND WATER (in nature, pollution, leisure, …)
The cultural association ‘De Geus’ (Belgium) holds every two years a cartoon competition.
The competition is open to anyone aged over 18.
The cartoons sent in must be original and not have been published before. All graphic techniques are allowed. Text is not allowed.
The cartoons are to be drawn on a solid paper of the following dimensions: 21 cm x 29,7 cm (DIN A4).
Each entrant can provide as many cartoons as he/she sees fit.
The cartoonist’s name and address will be mentioned on the back of each cartoon.
The cartoons (without passe-partout) together with the entry form must be solidly packed and sent by 20 August 2017 at the latest to the following address:
Clement Vlassenroot
Cartoonale ‘De Geus’ 2017
Duivenkeetstraat 16
B-9280 Lebbeke
Or be sent by email: clement.vlassenroot@skynet.be
By entering the contest, the cartoonist agrees that his/her work will be exhibited as stated in these rules. The prize-winning cartoons will become property of the organiser.
The jury awards the prizes autonomously.
No correspondence on the decisions of the jury will be allowed.
The jury will award five prizes.
1st prize : 800 Euro
2nd prize : 400 Euro
3rd prize : 200 Euro
4th prize : 150 Euro
5th prize : 150 Euro
The results of the competition will be announced on Friday 13 October at 7.30 pm in the gallery ‘De Fontein’.
An exhibition of the selected works will take place in the gallery ‘De Fontein’ in Lebbeke on 14, 15, 21 and 22 October.
The cartoons will only be returned when clearly specified on the entry form.
The organiser cannot be held responsible for loss or for damaged cartoons during the shipment.
Selected participants can, on request, get a printed version of the catalog.
The catalog can also be downloaded at the following addres: www.curieusdegeus.be
11 By entering the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these rules.
Rules in languages on WEB.


XXIV International Exhibition of Arts of Humor around the subject “DONALD TRUMP”

The General Foundation of the University of Alcalá, through the Instituto Quevedo del humor announces the XXIV International Exhibition of Arts of Humor around the subject “DONALD TRUMP”. There will be more information about the subject in the website.
1 Participation is open to all the persons older than 18.
2 In order to participate in the Exhibition, every artist must send a piece on the theme “DONALD TRUMP”. It can be a vignette, a comic strip or a caricature. Together with the piece, the authors must send the filled formulary attached to these requirements, that can also be found and sent online (www.miah.iqh.es). The organization reserves the right to invite those authors that the organization members agree to consider important for the exhibition.
3 The works must be original and must be signed. They can be made with any technique and in any format, with maximum dimensions of A3 (297x420 mm). For digital works, they must be made in formats JPG or TIFF with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, and they must be sent to miah@iqh.es or to the online form.
4 All pieces will be sent properly wrapped. It is recommended to protect them with flat cardboard. The organization won’t take responsibility on any possible damage occurred during transportation. All shipping charges will be at the participant’s expense.
5 All art pieces will be sent before May 7, 2017, by mail, online form, or to the following address: Fundación General de la Universidad de Alcalá Muestra Internacional de las Artes del Humor C/ Nueva, 4. 28801 Alcalá de Henares Madrid (España) It is essential to comply with the noted date for the adequate planning of the catalogue and design of the exhibition.
6 A Selection Comission will carry out a selection of the pieces submitted, that will be exhibited in the XXIV Internacional Exhibition of the Arts of Humor in september-november.
7 All pieces submitted will be kept at the Graphic Humour Archives of the General Foundation of the University of Alcalá, except specific indication to the contrary, for which the artist must write on the reverse of the piece “Devolución”. The authors who want a donation certificate must write “Certificado” on the reverse of the piece.
8 The submission of the piece means that the author authorizes the General Foundation of the University of Alcalá to reproduce it and exhibit it, as long as the name of the artist is displayed and the objective is the media coverage of the Exhibition and the rest of activities of the General Foundation of the University of Alcalá within the field of Graphic Humour and/or of this call (edition of catalogues, posters, leaflets, media coverage, web page, etc.), and in any case it generates any type of obligation on the author’s part.
9 The organization will communicate through the Exhibition web page the list of participants with submitted piece and the list of selected pieces.
10 At the end of the exhibition in Alcalá, those people with selected pieces will receive a copy of the catalogue, which will be edited to mark the celebration of the Exhibition.
11 The organization reserves the right to not exhibit those pieces considered to infringe individual or collective rights.
12 The participants will be responsible before any claim on the authorship of the works. The organization will not be responsible before any claim made by a third party upon the violation of intellectual rights or property of the works.
13 The participation on this Exhibition means the acceptance of these conditions of entry.


International Association of cartoonists MIKS presents the Award "Antun Otto Reisinger"

International Association of cartoonists MIKS presents
the Award "Antun Otto Reisinger" for caricature.
The award for the cartoon "Otto Antun Reisinger", was founded in 2017 and is awarded for outstanding achievement and contribution of particular importance for the development of cartoons at home and abroad.
Awarded to cartoonists, professional and public workers in the field of cartoons, legal and natural persons performing activities in the field of cartoons, and other legal and natural persons who have contributed to the promotion of cartoons at home and abroad.
The "Otto Antun Reisinger" is awarded as an annual award and the lifetime achievement award. Each of these awards can be awarded only once.
The condition for obtaining a Lifetime Achievement Award has previously received an annual award.
The award is given in the form of a medal with the image of Otto Antun Reisinger and special diplomas.
Each year, can receive a maximum of 3 prizes:
1. Lifetime Achievement Award,
2. Awards for Croatian authors,
3. Prize for World authors.
WEB: http://www.cartoonmiks.hr/.


The 2nd International Contest Animal Cartoon 2017, Serbia

• Portal ANIMAL CARTOON, Belgrade
• FECO Serbia and
• Zoological Garden, Belgrade
are organizing cartoon contest on theme "Pets".
A. Participation
The contest is open to all cartoonists all over the world, over the age of 18, regardless of nationality, religion, gender and education.
B. Cartoon theme: Pets
C. Entries - Send by e-mail.
Only the original cartoons (up to 5) in digital form to send with e-mail will be accepted.
Digital works (A4, 250 dpi, JPEG or TIFF, the maximum length per one cartoon 3 MB) with personal information (name, address, e-mail, a brief CV and photo) should be sent to:
The cartoons must not be previously awarded.
Arrived submissions that passed the pre-selection will be posted on the same day on the site Animalcartoon.
D. Deadline
Entry deadline is May 15, 2017 (EXTENDED:) 5 JUNE 2017
E. Prizes and awards
First prize 800 €
Second prize 600 €
Third prize 400 €
The jury reserves the right to any prize eventually awarded on two winners.
It will also be awarded several special prizes and diplomas.
F. Exhibition
The exhibition will be staged in Zoological Garden Belgrade (BEO ZOO VRT) from
July 12 to September 1, 2017.
The exhibition will be shown in other towns in Serbia and abroad.
G. Catalogue
Award-winning cartoonists will receive a free copy of the printed catalog. The others participants of the competition will be able to download the catalog in PDF format from our website.
H. Other conditions
The organizers reserve the right to use them for various purposes without any obligation to compensate for it. The works will be included in the permanent exhibition and archive portal Animal Cartoon.
By submitting works is considered that the authors accept these rules.
Arrived works remain the property of the organizers.
Spiro RADULOVIC, cartoonist
Manager of Portal Animal Cartoon
Jugoslav VLAHOVIC, cartoonist
President of FECO Serbia
jugovlah@yahoo.com .
First blogged: 20.02.2017 15:00.

Grand Prize similarity in Satyrykon Legnica 2017, Poland

Vladimir Kazanevsky 42nd Piracicaba 2015 catalog p.93

Magdalena Wosik 2017 Satyrykon Legnica Grand Prize.
This report by Ismail Kar.

Polar Bear similarities

Justyna Jędrysek Satyrykon Legnica 2017 (Poland) Distinction Award

Felipe Galindo 33rd International Aydin Dogan Cartoon Contest 2016 (Turkey) Success Award

Dalcio Machado 24th International Aydin Dogan Cartoon Contest 2007 (Turkey) 2nd Prize
This report by Huseyin Çakmak (Cyprus).


Any similarity at all?

This report by Julian Pena-pai.

Similarity: Kazanevsky 1990 / Kotrha 2003 / Yıldız 2012 / Grabowski 2017

Vladimir Kazanevsky 1990 Yomiuri International Cartoon Contest Hidezo Kondo Prize.

L'ubomir Kotrha 2003 100 % Natural Cartoon Contest 1st Prize.

Burhanettin Yıldız 2012 International Turhan Selcuk Caricature Contest 3rd Prize.

Leonard Grabowski 2017 Satyrykon Legnica 2nd Prize.
First blogged 24.09.2012 22.55
Updated 19.02.2017 15.55.

Jury verdict: The International Exhibition Satyrykon – Legnica 2017, Poland

The protocol of the jury session of International Exhibition SATYRYKON – Legnica 2017
18 February 2017
Jury represented by:
The chairman
Dariusz Vasina (PL)
Angel Boligan (MEX)
Saskia Gheysens (B)
Mihai Ignat (RO)
Grigori Katz (IL)
Marcin Markowski (PL)
Elżbieta Pietraszko (PL)
Tomasz Tobolewski (PL)
having seen 2.388 works by 670 authors, who come from 59 countries of the world, the Jury has awarded the following regular prizes:
Grand Prix Satyrykon 2017 and money award in amount of 8.000 PLN to Ms Magdalena Wosik (PL) for her untitled work (Top).
Section I: tolerance
1st prize, golden medal and money award of PLN 6.000 to Mr Konstantin Kazanchev (UA) for his untitled work
2nd prize, silver medal and money award of PLN 5.500 to Mr Ryszard Kaja (PL) for his work Bed
3rd prize, bronze medal and money award of PLN 5.000 to Mr Grzegorz Stańczyk (PL) for his work In/Tolerance
and the two equal distinction awards of PLN 4.000 each for:
Ms Justyna Jędrysek (PL) for her work Tolerance
Mr Stanisław Koguciuk (PL) for his work Tolerance
Section II: joke and satire
1st prize, golden medal and money award of PLN 6.000 to Mr Stanisław Gajewski (PL) for his work Young Chopin playing piano…
2nd prize, silver medal and money award of PLN 5.500 to Mr Leonard Grabowski (PL) for his untitled work (Down)
3rd prize, bronze medal and money award of PLN 5.000 to Mr Max Skorwider (PL) for his work Papamobile.
and the two equal distinction awards of PLN 4.000 each for:
Mr Reinaldo Pagan Avila (Spain) for his work Selfie
Mr Ilya Katz (Israel) for his work Winner.
That way the protocol was close.
Source: satyrykon.


International Satirical Picture Competition „KARPIK”, Niemodlin 2017, Poland

The Regulations concerning the International Satirical Picture Competition
„KARPIK” Niemodlin, Poland
§ 1
These Regulations (hereinafter referred to as the Regulations) lay down terms and conditions of holding the International Satirical Picture Competition „KARPIK” (hereinafter referred to as the Competition).
§ 2
1. The Competition is organized by the Cultural Centre in Niemodlin, Poland.
2. The Participant must be a natural person of legal age, who has a full legal capacity irrespective of the place of the residence.
3. Participation in the Competition is free of charge.
§ 3
Submitting an entry to the Competition is tantamount to the full acceptance of the Regulations by the Participant. The Participant commits himself to comply with the rules laid down in the Regulations as well as to confirm to meet all conditions which make him eligible to participate in the Competition.
§ 4
1. Submitting entry to the Competition consists in sending an original version of a hand-made drawing to the Organizer. The subject matter of the drawing shall cover such topics as fish, fishermen, cast-net fishing, etc., and meet the conditions laid down in these Regulations.
2. The format of the works submitted to the Competition shall not exceed the A-3 size format.
3. Each participant of the Competition is entitled to demonstrate the maximum 2 of works.
4. Each of the entries submitted should be described on the reverse in the following manner: the date of completing the work, the author's full name and address, contact details such as the telephone number or the e-mail address.
5. The entry submitted to the Competition must constitute the participant’s original work. By accepting these Regulations the Participant declares that he is the author of the entry submitted to the Competition and the author hereby declares, that has exclusive and unlimited copyright (personal and proprietary) to the entry and related rights to use and dispose of the submitted work.
6. Entries sent in order to be submitted in the Competition which will not comply with the terms laid down in these Regulations shall not be included in the Competition.
§ 5
1. The Competition is announced by the Organizer annually, not later than by January 15 of a given calendar year and lasts till November 30 of the same year.
2. The entries must be sent in a package preventing their damage.
3. The shall not be responsible for any loss or damage sustained during shipment of the entries.
4. The entries may be sent from the day of the announcement of the Competition by September 30 of the same year.
5. The entries shall be sent to the following address:
Ośrodek Kultury w Niemodlinie,
ul. M. Reja1,
49-100 Niemodlin, POLAND
marked "Karpik".
§ 6
1. The selection of the award-winning entries will be based on the following criteria:
1) idea corresponding with the thematic scope of the competition,
2) the technique.
2. The Competition Jury shall be responsible for the selection of the winning entries and the Jury’s composition will be made public after its session.
3. Determining the winner in the given year will take place in the first half of October of the same year and will be carried out of the entries complying with the criteria of these Regulations.
4. The final result of the Competition will be published on the Cultural Centre’s website: www.okniemodlin.org
5. The winners of the Competition shall receive the prizes specified in § 7.
§ 7
1. The prizes of the Competition are as follows:
1) Grand Prix – PLN 2.800 gross
2) three main prizes – PLN 1.150 gross each
2. The Organizer may also award prizes or distinctions in a form or amount set freely by him.
3. The winner will be awarded in the form specified in the Regulations and the award shall not be exchangeable for other non-cash awards.
4. The main prize may be handed in at the Organizer’s office during the award ceremony after the winner appears in person, or it may be sent by post to the winner’s address.
5. In case the Participant fails to collect the award in person, it shall be sent by post to the winner’s address.
6. In the case referred to in the paragraph 5 above, the winner shall bear shipping costs which will be deducted from the sum of the prize awarded.
§ 8
1. The organizer has the exclusive right to determine the winner of the Competition based on the rules specified in these Regulations.
2. Pursuant to Article 30, section 1, point 2 of the Personal Income Tax Act on the income gained by way of wins in competitions, games and pari-mutuel betting or prizes related to premium sale in a European Union Member State or another country which is party to the European Economic Area, subject to Article 21, section 1, point 6, 6a and 68 of the Act, a 10% flat-rate tax is charged and deducted from the win or prize. This tax is collected without lowering the income by the cost of its generation. The winners are liable for the payment of the tax due on the prize.
3. The organizer shall pay the monetary prize and collect the appropriate amount of the flat rate income tax of the prize’s value form the winner of the Competition and shall pay the appropriate amount of the tax in question to the account of the relevant Tax Office in accordance with applicable law regulations in this scope.
§ 9
1. Upon the submission of the entry to the Organizer, the Organizer will obtain non-exclusive licence for an indeterminate period of time, which will authorise the Organizer to free use of proprietary copyrights to the entry in the following areas of exploitation:
a) using the work on the organizer’s website,
b) presenting the work during the post-contest exhibition,
c) placing reproductions of the work in catalogues presenting the entries which will be distributed by the Organizer for promotional purposes of the Competition.
2. On the issuing of the prize to the Participant, the Organizer gains free proprietary rights to the awarded entry of the Participant in the following areas of exploitation:
1) with regard to the right to record and multiply the work using printing and digital techniques;
2) with regard to distribution of the work – in form of public exposition and making the work available in such manner that everybody could have access to it at a time and place chosen by themselves, in particular by placing it in the Organizer’s advertising or promotional materials.
3. On handing over the entry to the Organizer, the ownership of the drawing will be transferred to the Organizer.
§ 10
1. By entering the Competition in the manner permitted in these Regulations, the Participant agrees to be bound by the provisions of these Regulations, including consent to the processing of personal data by the Organizer, and agrees to comply with these Regulations. The personal data provided will be processed by the Organizer pursuant to the Personal Data Protection Law of 29 August 1997 for the following purposes: organization and conducting the Competition; determining the Winner and notifying possible winners; handing over the possible awards; achieving the broad objectives of marketing and promotional activities of the Organizer; obtaining statistical and analytical data; contacting the owner of the data.
2. The Organizer informs that he is an administrator of personal data in terms of the Act referred to in Art.1 The data owner has the right to view and correct his personal information at the Organizer’s Office. Furthermore, the data owner at any time has the right to object processing of their data by the Organiser as allowed by the above mentioned Act. Due to safety reasons the data owner shall contact the Organizer in person or in writing.
§ 11
1. Personal data of Participants will be processed by the Organizer solely for the purposes and solely in the scope necessary to conduct the Competition, i.e., in order to identify the Participant, issue the awards and the possible public disclosure of the full name and the place of residence of the Competition winners, as well as to publish the entries in the Organizer’s promotional materials.
2. The Organizer will store the personal data according to the applicable law and implement appropriate measures to protect the processed personal data, in particular against their unauthorized disclosure, unauthorized takeover, processing with violation of the Act, as well as against any change, removal, damage or destruction.
§ 12
1. The Participant grants publishing permission to use of his full name in promotional materials related to the Competition, in particular on the Organizer’s websites, as well as gives consent to use them for the Organizer’s promotional and marketing purposes.
2. Participation in the Competition shall not constitute grounds for requesting any remuneration of any kind whatever.
3. All materials used to promote the Competition are of a purely advertising nature, whereas the provisions of the Regulations have a binding character.
§ 13
1. The Organizer shall not be responsible for any problems arising during the course of the Competition if they took place as a result of the events which may not have been foreseen by the Organiser with the preservation of due diligence or which may not have been avoided, in particular in case of force majeure events which are not possible to predict, participation in the Competition which fails to comply with any of the provisions of these Regulations and the potential subsequent damage caused.
2. The Organiser shall not be liable for impossibility of receipt of the award for reasons beyond the Organiser’s control which lie with the Participant.
3. The awarded Participants are not liable to transfer their rights to the award to third parties.
4. The Winner of the Competition may renounce the award in writing, nevertheless, shall not be entitled to receive any equivalent in exchange.
§ 14
The rules of these Regulations constitute the sole ground for holding the Competition and their binding and final interpretation lies solely with the Organizer.
§ 15
The Organizer has the right to exclude the Participant or his entry from the Competition in case the Participant fails to obey the provisions of the law, good manners, these Regulations or in case he infringes any other rights or interests of the Organizer.
§ 16
1. These Regulations constitute the sole binding document specifying the rules of the Competition.
2. The Organizer reserves the right to change these Regulations in case of a change of the law or for other important reasons, in particular when the change allows for efficient organization of the Competition in accordance with the rules, provided that it will not undermine the rights that have been already acquired by the Participants.
3. The text and any changes to these Regulations will be publicly announced on the Cultural Centre’s website www.okniemodlin.org.
Source (PDF).


1st International Festival of Satire, Humor and Caricature "Me, Itar Pejo" 2017, Macedonia

1st International Festival of Satire, Humor and Caricature "Me, Itar Pejo"
The organizer of the festival "Me, Itar Peyo" International Slavic University "Gavrilo Romanovich Derzhavin" Sveti Nikole - Bitola, announces International Competition for satire, humor and caricature.
The competition is announced for aphorism, Humoresque and short cartoon, and the topics are two, namely: Clever Peter (Hitar Petar / Itar Pejo) and Free theme.
Authors should send 20 aphorisms, five humoresque, and unlimited number of cartoons.
All papers must be original and hitherto unpublished anywhere.
Provided are three prizes for each category are as follows: 500, 300 and 200 euros for Cartoon; 400, 300 and 200 for Humoresque, and 300, 200 and 100 for Aphorism.
The address where you should send the appendices: International Slavic University "Derzhavin", "Marshal Tito" no. 77, Sveti Nikole 2220, Republic of Macedonia, with a note: The competition for "Me, Itar Peyo"
The competition is announced on February 14, 2017, and the deadline for sending the papers is June 14, 2017.
More info in PDF.


10th International Contest of Caricature and Cartoon of Vianden 2017, Luxembourg

The Museum of Caricature and Cartoon of Vianden with the cooperation of Les Amis du Château de Vianden and Naturpark OUR are pleased to announce their
1. Subject: Bee HAPPY (bee, honey, happiness, optimism…)
2. Deadline: 2th April 2017
3. Prizes: 1st prize: 1500 €, 2nd prize: 1000 €, 3rd prize: 500 €, 3 honourable mentions
4. Entries: Each participant can submit up to 4 entries in digital format by sending them via internet to the following address: cartoon@caricature.eu. The author must include the following details in his or her e-mail: first name, last name, complete address, e-mail address, phone number and the title or the number of each submission. The specifications for these electronic submissions are as follows: format JPEG, good quality, and max. 1,5 MB per picture. Out of these submissions, the jury will make a selection of 60-100 drawings. Only the awarded artists will be invited to send the original work by mail. All these works will be shown as prints at the exhibition and in the catalogue. Their size should be between A4 (210x297mm) and A3 (297x420mm).
5. Technique: Free, black and white or in colour, without subtitles.
6. Prizes and Exhibition: The announcement of the prizes and honourable mentions will happen on 6th May 2017 in Castle of Vianden and the exhibition will take place in the Hall of the Knights of the Castle of Vianden from 6th May until 28th May 2017. There are plans to display the exhibits in the Museum of Caricature and Cartoon of Vianden and in other cities.
7. Returns:The drawings that were awarded one of the prizes will become property of the organizer.
8. Catalogue: The authors whose submissions are selected for the exhibition will receive a free catalogue by mail.
9. Results: The results will be published on the website www.caricature.eu on 7th May 2017.
The award winners selected by the jury will be personally informed via e-mail or by phone. The final decisions of the jury are incontestable.
10. Copyright: 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.
11. Generalities: The submitted work should not have been awarded or published before the deadline of this contest.
By taking part in this contest the participants accept the abovementioned rules.
12. Submission address for the awarded works :
Musée de la Caricature et du Cartoon de Vianden
48, Grand-rue, L - 9410 Vianden, Luxembourg
13. Further informations cartoon@caricature.eu
WEB: http://www.caricature.eu.


Results of the 4th Kalder Bursa International Cartoon Contest 2017, Turkey

The results of the 4th Kalder Bursa International Cartoon Contest 2017 are announced.
Theme: New Life
Ahmet Aykanat (Turkey) Cartoonist
Mehmet Kahraman (Turkey) Cartoonist
Cüneyt Şenyavaş (Turkey) Cartoonist
Kemal Akkoç (Turkey) Cartoonist
Halit Kurtulmuş (Turkey) Cartoonist
Valeri Aleksandrov (Bulgaria) Cartoonist
Leila Alaiy (Iran) Cartoonist
Aykan Kurkur (Turkey) KalDer Bursa.
Reporter: Arzu Özel (Turkey) KalDer Bursa.
1st Prize: Jitet Kustana - Indonesia (Top)
2nd Prize: Tsocho Peev - Bulgaria
3rd Prize: Mümin Durmaz - Turkey
3 Honorable Mention Plaques:
Bilig Ba – China
Marian Avramescu – Romania
Musa Gümüş - Turkey
Anatolian Caricaturists Society Special Award:
Pawel Kuczynski - Poland.
More on source.


34th Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition 2017, Turkey

• Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition is organized every year in Turkey by Aydın Doğan Foundation.
• The competition is open to the professional and amateur cartoonists from all over the world.
• The Jury is composed of the international members. The Jury will meet in June 2017.
• The award ceremony of 34th Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition will be organized in November 2017 in Istanbul.
1. Participants can select any theme.
2. Participants will submit the original copies of their cartoons. Cartoons sent as printouts should bear original signatures of participants. Photographs, photocopies, etc. will not be accepted.
3. Size of cartoons should not exceed A3 paper size (29.7 x 42cm).
4. Completing the participation form attached or published on www.aydindoganvakfi.org.tr, participants will send their cartoons together with a short curriculum vitae and a photograph of them to the following address: Aydın Doğan Vakfı, 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 or for any late delivery of cartoons.
6. Award-winning cartoons will not be returned to participants.
7. By completing the participation form, the participant beforehand declares and accepts that he/she is the author of his/her cartoon(s) to be submitted to the competition; that he/she 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 as defined under the provisions of the Articles 21-25 of the Law No. 5846 on Turkish Intellectual and Artistic Works; and that he/she gives consent to Aydın Doğan Foundation to exhibit such cartoon(s), to keep them in its archives, to duplicate and publish them on the Internet or through other media and to use them in any other way without any limitations.
8. Where the cartoon(s) to be submitted to the competition wins a rank and/or a prize; the participant beforehand declares and accepts that he/she is the author of his/her rank and/or prize-winning cartoon(s) and that he/she transfers ownership of the original or the copy of cartoon, submitted to the competition, to Aydın Doğan Foundation; that he/she transfers the financial rights such as processing, duplication, distribution, representation, indication and transmission to the public via audio and/or visual means he/she holds over the cartoon(s) to Aydın Doğan Foundation without any limitations on location, time period and number including assignment to third parties under the provisions of the Articles 21-25 of the Law No. 5846 on Turkish Intellectual and Artistic Work; that he/she 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 and to use them in any other way without any limitations; that he/she does not have any right of disposition over the financial rights subject to transfer and thus will not enter into any transactions with third parties in relation to transferred financial rights.
9. The participant accepts and declares that the information included on the participation form completed for the competition participation will be processed and transferred with communication and competition participation purposes within the framework of the International Cartoon Competition of Aydın Doğan Foundation in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Law number 6698; that even if the application fails, the personal data will be kept by Aydın Doğan Foundation for the period of time set forth by the legislation; that the information related to competition participation will be shared with the jury, press and media organs and other relevant parties; that where a prize is won or where cartoon is published, his/her information as being author of such cartoon will be shared with the public; and that he/she is provided with required information in this regard.
• The participant accepts and declares that he/she has been informed before participating in the competition that he/she can learn his/her rights about his/her personal data and possible modifications on processing of this data from www.aydindoganvakfi.org.tr;
• That where he/she has any request on processing of his/her personal data by Aydın Doğan Foundation, he/she can send such request in written with original signature to the address of Aydın Doğan Vakfı, Burhaniye Mahallesi Kısıklı Cad. No: 65 34676 Üsküdar Istanbul/Turkey;
• That he/she will provide clear and comprehensible information related to the right he/she requests to use during the application to be made; that he/she will certify his/her identity during the application to prove that the applicant is the relevant person and will send his/her identification information together with the application; and that it will be required to share also his/her contact information to receive the result of the application; and that he/she has been informed about all of these issues before participating in the competition.
10. The Foundation will cover travel and accommodation expenses of the first three award-winning competitors for the award ceremony.
11. Cartoons that have not received any awards will be returned to their owners upon written application to the Foundation within 1 year. The responsibility of the Foundation ends after this period.
12. The deadline to participate in the competition is Friday, 5th May 2017.
13. Jury members cannot participate in the competition in the year they act as a jury member.
14. The decision to upload the cartoons, submitted to the competition, on the Virtual Museum belongs to Aydın Doğan Foundation.
“Empowered Girls, Empowered Futures” Award: 8,000 USD
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.)
“Empowered Girls, Empowered Futures” Award
While half of the world population is still underrepresented in the business, politics, science and academy and discriminated, it is impossible to turn the ideals of justice, freedom and equality into a reality. Only if women are empowered, the world can be more healthy, peaceful and prosperous.
One of the most essential steps towards eradicating the gender inequality which still prevails even in the most developed countries in the world is the girls’ education. It is an absolute must that all the girls in the world have access to uninterrupted, quality education so that they can make their own decisions, direct their own lives and they can reach the positions they deserve. However, this is not enough. Beyond access to education, each of us are responsible of providing all the girls and young women with the opportunities to realize their potentials inside and outside of the schools, to enable them to develop their knowledge and skills throughout their lives and to remove all the barriers they face when they participate in the workforce.
Aydın Doğan Foundation, being aware of this responsibility, works in the field of girls’ education and empowerment.
In this regard, one cartoon that will be selected among the cartoons that will be sent in the “Empowered Girls, Empowered Futures” category will receive a special award worth of 8.000 US dollars.
Source: aydindoganvakfi.


Concurso Internacional World Press Cartoon 2017, Portugal

Dear friend,
After overcoming the financial restrictions that forced the 2016 interregnum, WORLD PRESS CARTOON is back on track!
Its main event will be hosted by the Portuguese municipality of Caldas da Rainha, where the works of the top world class cartoonists will be on display in early Summer 2017. Caldas da Rainha, 90 km North from Lisbon, is the hometown of the greatest Portuguese caricaturist of all times, Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro, 1846-1905 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafael_Bordalo_Pinheiro), and World Press Cartoon organization is very happy and honoured with our new location.
We maintain the last monetary prizes structure, with a Grand Prix of 10 000 euros. The nine prize winners will be invited to attend the Awards Ceremony to be held at CCC - Cultural and Congress Center of Caldas da Rainha main auditorium (http://ccc.com.pt/espacos-comerciais/grande-auditorio).
Our mission, as always: to distinguish, exhibit, promote and award the best drawings published in the world press. Caricatures, editorial and gag cartoons that will make a retrospective view of the world’s current affairs in 2016, views from different cultures, drawings where the cartoonists picture and criticize the ways of the world with humor and a sharp eye.
Because the WORLD PRESS CARTOON aims at gathering the best in the international production of humour drawings published in the Press every year, this is a meeting the professional cartoonists should not miss!
Please find attached the competition rules and the entry form that must join all participant works. Please read carefully the rules. Cartoonists are permitted to submit to the competition one original entry in each of the three categories of the salon. Please note that only the originals of the works will be accepted. Top quality printed versions of works produced by digital or mixed techniques will be considered originals when they are signed by hand by the author, who must indicate the techniques and software used on the competition application form. The original digital files must be also sent, either on CD, DVD or flash drive.
It is an essential pre-requisite for eligibility that the works were originally printed between January 1 and December 31, 2016, in newspapers or magazines, published on a regular basis and on sale to the public. As proof of compliance with this pre-requisite, each original must be accompanied by the respective full page of publication, on which the date and title of the newspaper or magazine is clearly visible (cuttings, pasted versions, photocopies or digital prints of the publication are not acceptable).
Very important notice: the participating works should be received by the organization’s secretariat by March 15, 2017 (EXTENDED:) 24 MARCH 2017. Send your works to:
Concurso Internacional World Press Cartoon
AP. 1179 EC Picoas 1050-001 Lisboa – Portugal
If you use Express Mail, TNT, DHL, Fedex, UPS, or similar mail services, please send to:
Concurso Internacional World Press Cartoon
Av. Ressano Garcia, 36 ,1º Dº 1070-237 Lisboa Portugal
To avoid delays in customs processing, please write on the packaging, clearly visible, the words “NO COMMERCIAL VALUE”.
We hope to have your best 2016 cartoons in our 2017 exhibition and catalogue next Summer! We remind you that authors are free to submit what they consider to be their best work, although clearly those personalities, themes and events of a more universal nature will be best suited to such an international salon as the World Press Cartoon!
Best regards,
Rui Paulo da Cruz
World Press Cartoon
Director | Communication and International Relations.
WEB: www.worldpresscartoon.com.

Results of the 6th Red Man International Humour Art Biennial 2016, China

The contest is supported by the cartoonists all over the world. We received 4217 works from 480 cartoonists in over 68 countries and areas. 105 cartoonists are selected after the final judgement. With great supports by the worldwide artists, the contest makes great progress on quality and quantity. Redman International Art Center appreciates all the friends supporting “Redman Prize”. We are always doing our best to promote Chinese art.
Source: redmanart.

17th International Editorial Cartoon Competition for Press Freedom 2017, Canada

1. The theme for the 17th International Editorial Cartoon Competition is:
F for fake
Yesterday a global network with libertarian accents, has the Internet become a threat to democracies?
Corporate-funded think tanks and fake grassroots groups are now everywhere and consumers often have difficulty in finding the source of the “information” they disseminate.
The phenomenon is compounded by the fact that one doesn’t need to actually be where something is happening in order to report on it. Many have also criticized the role of algorithms used by social networks in limiting debate by enclosing their users in ideological bubbles.
The term “fake news” has further been co-opted as a means of silencing legitimate journalism or criticism, and when confronted by verifiable facts, the term "alternative facts" has even been invoked.
2. Prizes: three prizes will be given: a first prize of $1000 plus a Certificate from Canadian UNESCO, second and third prizes of $500. All sums are in Canadian dollars. Ten additional cartoons will receive an ‘Award of Excellence,’ Regrettably no financial remuneration accompanies the Awards of Excellence.
3. Only one cartoon will be accepted from each cartoonist. It may be either in color or black and white and must not have won an award.
4. The size of the cartoon should not exceed A4; 21 by 29.2 cm; or 8.50 by 11 inches.
5. The name, address, telephone number and a short biography of the cartoonist must be included in the submission.
6. The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom shall have the rights to use any of the cartoons entered in the Competition for promotion of our Editorial Cartoon Competition and World Press Freedom Day.
7. The winners of the Cartoon Competition will be announced at the World Press Freedom Day Luncheon held at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Canada on Tuesday May 2, 2017 as well as being advised by e-mail. The winner’s names and their cartoons will be posted on the CCWFP web site.
8. The winning cartoons will be exhibited at the luncheon.
The deadline for receipt of cartoons is 5 p.m. GMT, Friday, March 31, 2017.
Send submissions by e-mail to : info@ccwpf-cclpm.ca
Cartoons should be in jpeg format at 300 dpi.