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.

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