VI Biennial of Humour "Luiz D'Oliveira Guimarães" Espinhal / Penela 2018, Portugal
An Organization: Municipality of Penela / Junta de Freguesia do Espinhal
A production: Humorgrafe - Artistic Director: Osvaldo Macedo de Sousa (firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com)
1 - Theme:
a) "The Life Cycle" - we invite artists from around the world to philosophise about the existence, as each culture faces life and death, what ritual symbologies do to overcome terror to the unknown beyond. Is death just a meditation of life, or an anecdote that fears the daily life of eternity? We do not want to live here in death, but to honor life with humor and optimism in moments like the one in 2018 in which the centenary of the Armistice of the Great War of 1914/18 is recalled, the mother of all the other wars that during the century. XX and that today through the said terrorism of fundamentalists, it continues present in the contemporary society. How can we praise the perenniality of the spirit, instead of cultivating a society that finances the death of humanity and the planet?
b) Caricatures of Leonor d'Oliveira Guimarães who was the promoter of this Biennial. See photos on humorgrafenews.
2 - Open to the participation of all graphic artists with humor, professional or amateur.
3 - Deadline: 10th of June 2018. They should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (If you do not receive confirmation receipt please resend new email).
4 - Each artist can send via e-mail in digital format (JPEG 300 dpis A4) up to 4 works in monochromatic (one color with all its nuances - not accepted drawings with 2, 3 or 4 colors) (is compulsory that one should be on this subject, and the others can be portraits-caricatures of cartoonists - self-caricature or any of your country masters), open to all techniques and styles as caricature, cartoon, humor design, strip, bd board (story in a single board) ... which must be accompanied with information of name, date of birth, address and e-mail.
5 - Entries will be judged by a jury consisting of: representatives of the Municipality of Penela; representative of Junta de Freguesia do Espinhal; representative of the family Oliveira Guimarães; the Artistic Director of the Bienal; a representative of the sponsors, a local media representative and two guest cartoonists, and will award the following prizes:
* 1st Prize VI BHLOG- 2018 (€ 1,800)
* 2nd Prize of VI BHLOG 2018 (€ 1,300)
* 3rd Prize of VI BHLOG 2018 (€ 800)
* Caricature Prize of the VI BHLOG 2018 (€ 1,000)
The jury, at its discretion, may grant "Special Awards" (António d’Oliveira Guimarães, Municipality of Penela. Junta de Freguesia do Espinhal and Humorgrafe), an honorific title, with a trophy.
6 - The jury grants the right to make a selection of the best works to exhibit in the space and catalog edition (which will be sent to all artists with works reproduced).
7 - The Organization shall inform all artists, by email, if they were selected for the exhibition and catalog, and also the winning artists. The works awarded, are automatically acquired by the Organization. The originals of the winning entries must be submitted to the Organization (the original work made by computer is a high quality print in A4, with hand signature and numbered 1/1), because without such delivery, the monetary prize will not be unlocked.
8 - Reproduction rights are owned by the Organization, to promote this event, and eventually will be discussed with the authors in the case of other uses.
9 - For further information contact the Artistic Director: Osvaldo Macedo de Sousa (email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org) or V Biennial of Humor Luíz d'Oliveira Guimarães Culture Sector, Municipality of Penela, Town Hall Square, 3230-253 Penela - Portugal.
10 - The VI Biennial of Humor Luíz d'Oliveira Guimarães – Espinhal / Penela 2018 takes place from 1 to 21 September in the Cultural Center of Espinhal, but the woks can also be exhibited in other locations to be designated.