Philosopher Lao Zi & Zen Master Huineng Caricatures 2019, China

“2019 Philosopher Lao Zi & Zen Master Huineng Caricatures” in the “Eyes of Artists International Competition & Exhibition”
“2019 Philosopher Lao Zi & Zen Master Huineng Caricatures” in the “Eyes of Artists International Competition & Exhibition” is an open competition. The objects of the competition are cartoons, drawings, graphics and other works of fine art created by artists.
◆ Theme:
A. Philosopher Lao Zi
B. Zen Master Huineng Caricatures
Both themes are open to submission without limitation of quantities. Works awarded in other competitions can be included in this competition.
a) Maximum A3 (297mm x 420 mm), minimum A4 (210mm × 297mm).
b) Printed submissions will not be accepted (work can be submitted in either digital or hand-drawn format; however, the electronic-version of all submission are definitely required).
c) Participants can also send digital files (scanned copy) with a minimum size of 300 dpi in “.TIFF” or “.JPG” to cmiassn@vip.163.com 
◆ Contest
1. Works for the competition will be judged by the international Jury.
2. The Jury will award the following prizes and electronic Diplomas for each winner.
3. Jury has the right of final distribution of the statutory prizes, change of their amount, or non-awarding them. Jury's decisions are final.
4. The competition results will be announced after the final selection in May 2019 at www.cmiassn.org. Awards are subject to taxation according to Chinese tax regulation.
◆ Awards and Prizes
Grand Prize (1) 1500 USD
Gold Medal (2) 1000 USD (1 for Theme A and 1 for Theme B)
Silver Medal (4) 800 USD (2 for Theme A and 2 for Theme B)
Bronze Medal (6) 600 USD (3 for Theme A and 3 for Theme B)
Special Prize (30) 300 USD (15 for Theme A and 15 for Theme B).
◆ Participant Privileges
1. Artists of work qualified for the exhibition will be given an electronic catalogue.
2. Artwork sent to the exhibitions will be exhibited in the country and abroad after the main exhibition.
◆ Competition Provisions
1. Organizers reserve the right to use all submitted artwork for advertising purposes without any special fees paid to the artists that include being exhibited and reproduced in a variety of advertising materials as well as printed and circulated in catalogues.
2. The prize-winning works become the property of the organizers and will be included in the collection of the Gallery.
3. The exhibition organizers are the final judges in interpretation of the rules and regulations.
4. By sending his/her work, the artist agrees to the mentioned above rules and regulations.
5. By sending his/her work, the artist agrees to the publication of the author's profile in the post-exhibition album.
6. The finalist artworks are requested to send the original artworks to the mailing address so that the organizer can keep them in the museum permanently.
7. No submissions will be returned.
◆ Notice
1. Participation in the competition is free of charge.
2. Organizers reserve the right to include the submitted works in the Gallery and publishing.
3. The submitted artworks would be promoted on the internet and media.
4. Works should be accompanied by their author's photo or caricature, a short biographical note and a filled application form.
◆ Timetable and Contact Information
Submissions (original scripts are preferred) for receipt of artwork:
From January 28, 2019 to April 18, 2019
Deadline: Date of the postmark April 10, 2019
Deadline: Electronic submissions midnight April 18, 2019
◆ Contact Information
E-mail address: cmiassn@vip.163.com
Mailing address: 902 Suite, 3 Flat ,No.3 Building, Tianle Yuan, Beiyuan Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100107 CHINA
Tel: 0086-10-84937681
(Organizers are not responsible for damages during transport.)
Introduction of Lao Zi and Huineng on source.


XXI International Biennial of Graphic Humor Cuba 2019

The Humorist and Cartoonist Guild of the Union of Journalists of Cuba and the Museum of Humor of San Antonio de los Baños, convene the XXI International Biennial of Graphic Humor, to be held from March 31 through April 3, 2019 with the co-sponsorship of the Provincial Direction of Culture of Artemisa.
Cuban humorists and historians inspired by the motto "Humans with rights" invite cartoonists around the world to defend individualities, as a proposal to come together and fight for a world where human rights are respected.
Participation in the meeting is open to all cartoonists from around the world who can compete with a free theme and the original works must be sent printed or in digital format- with the signature of the author - made in any technique, with a maximum format of 30 x 40 cm. It is possible to compete in:
- General Humor
- Political satire
- Humorous comic
- Personal Cartoon
- Humorous photography
- Tomy online prize for political humor - in memory of the beloved cartoonist Tomás Rodríguez Zayas, who would be turning 70 in 2019 - which on this occasion will have as its theme "Migration, the background of a tragedy" (JPG 300 dpi).
Each author may submit one work for each of the categories, plus the Tomy on line Prize.
The works may be submitted in digital format (JPG 300 dpi), printed on photographic paper, or made on cardboard, always specifying the following information about the author:
• Names and surnames (also artistic name)
• Country
• Title
• Category
• Technical
• Home Address
• E-mail address
• Telephone
The same data must be included in the information of the digital works, the holder of the file with the name of the author and country of origin, as well as clarifying in the body of the message and the subject if the work is for the Tomy online Prize.
Digital works may be sent to the following e-mail address: humor@upec.cu. Those made in cardboard or printed, must be conveniently packaged. All of them will be received at UPEC headquarters until February 17, 2019.
Union of Cuban Journalists (Upec)
XXI International Biennial of Graphic Humorism
Calle 23 no. 452, Vedado, Cuba. CP 10 400
Telephones: (53) 7 8323722/ (53) 783245 64 ext. 116
About the Juries
The admission jury will select the works submitted to the competition to be exhibited at the San Antonio de los Baños XXI International Biennial of Graphic Humor.
An international jury made up of prestigious figures linked to graphic humour - whose decision will be final - will award the prizes.
About the Prizes
- Eduardo Abela Award, the highest award in the competition, is given in homage to the outstanding Cuban cartoonist (1889- 1965), consisting of a diploma and 1000 CUC.
- First, second and third prizes in each category and as many mentions as the jury considers, consisting of diplomas.
- Tomy on line prize consisting of a diploma and a reproduction of a work by the author.
- Dedeté Prize 25 x 2 - for the 50th anniversary of the publication - to be awarded to the work selected by the collective of that publication.
- As is already a tradition, various Cuban cultural and social institutions join the competition and award collateral prizes.


International cartoon contest and exhibition on theme Submarine 2019, Serbia

Submarine cartoons
Apropos 56. International Submariners Congress, Belgrade, Serbia, from May 21-26, 2019, Union of Submariners Belgrade and Union of Cartoonists of Serbia FECO organize International cartoon contest and exhibition on theme SUBMARINE (submarines, crews, divers, torpedoes, mines etc.)
Send cartoons at e-mail adress:
submarine.cartoons@yahoo.com till April 20, 2019 (JPEG, 300dpi, A4, max 4MB per one cartoon)
1st Prize – 300 euro and Diploma
Special Prize Nikola Otas* – 300 euro and Diploma
2nd Prize – 200 euro and Diploma
Selected cartoonists will get a printed catalog if they send their postal address or could download catalog in PDF format from website www.fecoSerbia.com .
Organizator could use cartoons for promotional purpose of the unions, contest and the exhibition.
*Special Prize Nikola Otas (1960-2016) is dedicated to submariner and prominent cartoonist, vice-president of FECO Serbia.


Finalist works of the 10th International Tourism Cartoon Competition 2018, Turkey

Dear Fellow Cartoonists,
After the meeting of the Pre-selection Committee on January 19, 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey, the finalist cartoons of the 10th International Tourism Cartoon Competition were specified. 222 cartoons in the adult category and 57 cartoons in the youth category were chosen for the final evaluation. The finalist cartoons will be displayed on the organization website between January 24 and 31, 2019 before the evaluation of the final selection committee.
When you see any similar, copy cartoon/s or received an award before, and any fraud cartoon/s among the finalist cartoons, please write to organizing committee (There are numbers on every cartoons, you can use numbers when you are reporting). Any objections to authenticity will be considered until January 31, 2019.
The finalist cartoons are displayed on the following web pages:
Youth Category:
Adult Category:
Please write to:
E-mail: tourismcartoon@gmail.com
http://tourismcartoon.com .
Nazmi KOZAK.

12th International Contest of Caricature and Cartoon of Vianden 2019, Luxembourg

12th International Contest of Caricature and Cartoon of Vianden 2019
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: TIME
2. Deadline: 31 March 2019
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, will be made 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 4th May 2019 in Castle of Vianden and the exhibition will take place in the Hall of the Knights of the Castle of Vianden from 5th May until 26th May 2019. There are plans to display the exhibits in the Museum of Caricature and Cartoon of Vianden and in other cities or country.
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 5th May 2019. 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
Source: Museum of Caricature and Cartoon Vianden.


Illustrated Political Satire Contest: Lands of Disobedience 2019, Italy

Title of Competition: Lands of Disobedience
This political cartoon competition is organized by the Oltreconomia Festival of Trento together with the #MyTakeOn project of the political cartoonist Emanuele Del Rosso.
Its theme is in line with the one of the sixth edition of the abovementioned festival, i.e. “Lands of Disobedience”. Lands – real or metaphorical – where civil disobedience takes place are everywhere. A positive and peaceful change has been achieved several times in history, and any of these experiences of civil activism taught us something. This competition asks cartoonists to tackle the theme of civil disobedience at large, so to give the public the chance to reflect on it in a fruitful way.
The contest is also sponsored by the Dutch and the Norwegian cartoonists collectives Cartoon Movement and Cartoon Home International and by the Italian Association “Strike!”.
Terms of Participation
1 - The competition is organized internationally and it is open to all amateur or professional cartoonists.
2 - The SUBJECT of the competition is "Lands of Disobedience". Under this title are topics like activism, peaceful protests, movements that oppose the status quo. Such lands can be real or imagined/metaphorical.
3 - As the competition is organized on an international scale, works without written text are most welcome. If a text is present, it must be accompanied by a caption in English.
4 - Any illustration technique is accepted. The size of the artwork should be at least A4 (29.7 cm x 21 cm), A3 (29.7 cm x 42 cm), 300 dpi, and JPG format.
5 - The works to be sent to the competition may have been published before but they should not have been awarded a prize in any competition. The award will be cancelled if the award-winning works are documented to have received a prize in another competition.
6 - It is possible to participate in the competition with maximum 3 works. Participants will not be given more than one award.
7 - Illustrations must be sent to the email: terre.contest@gmail.com
8 - The DEADLINE for the reception of the works is April 1, 2019. The illustrations submitted after this date will not be evaluated.
9 - The Oltreconomia Festival and #MyTakeOn project reserve themselves the possibility of using the received cartoons in various media and publications, newspaper and internet sites. All the participants, by sending works to the contest, acknowledge that they accept the conditions of the competition, and will not seek any future compensation in the event that the works they submit are used in the abovementioned ways.
10 - Members of the jury and members of the organizing committee cannot take part into the contest.
11 - The cartoons found appropriate by the jury might be exhibited at various events in different countries other than Italy.
12 - An exhibition will be held showing the first 30 cartoons.
Awards of the Competition
1st Award: Prize Plate, exhibition, catalogue, Big “Mistery Box”
2nd Award: Prize Plate, exhibition, catalogue, Medium “Mistery Box”
3rd Award: Prize Plate, exhibition, catalogue, Small “Mistery Box”
2 Honorable Mentions (given by the Cartoon Movement and the Cartoons Home Network International): Certificate, exhibition, catalogue.
Selection committee of the competition:
Marilena Nardi (President) – Cartoonist / Italy
Tjeerd Royaards – Cartoonist / the Netherlands
Anne Derenne – Cartoonist / France
Fadi Toons - Cartoonist / Norway
Emanuele Del Rosso (Secretary) - Cartoonist / Italy.
Source: oltreconomia.

The 3rd Beavers Laugh Cartoon Competition 2019, Ukraine

1 – PARTICIPATION: 1 February to 1 July 2019.
The 3rd "BEAVERS LAUGH" Bobritsa Cartoon Competition is open to all graphic artists, who can enter works that have not been awarded until the closing date of the entries, in the cartoon, caricature and comics modalities (The comic strip should have only one page).
The opening of the Exhibition will be 7 September 2019, with the official announcement of the winners.
Each artist can enroll with the maximum of five (5) UNPUBLISHED works in the preferable format 30x40 cm (А4 minimum) and using any technique. On the back of each drawing, or in registration must include the author's full name, address (with ZIP code), email, phone number, ID number, social security number and bank account (or send this information by email along with electronic copies of the artworks).
The artist can participate by sending their work to skonnov@yahoo.com (with maximum size of 5 megabytes) or sending the originals to:
Bobritsa Cartoon Competition
27 Naberezhaya Street,
Bobritsa, Kiev-Sviatoshin District,
Kiev Region, 08142, UKRAINE
The theme of the 3rd Bobritsa Cartoon Competition is TOURISM.
Although the name of the contest is BEAVERS LAUGH (in Ukrainian language the name of the village Bobritsa originates from "beaver"), this does NOT mean that your works should be only about beavers. First of all, they should be smart and funny, please do not restrict yourself by beavers as heroes!
But we have a SPECIAL AWARD for beavers’ theme as well!
So, if the "heroes" of your artwork are beavers your work shall be considered for BOTH (a) main awards and (b) special award BEAVER AWARD nominations with a chance to win both of them!
First prize: euro 300 (three hundred).
Appreciation awards (10): euro 150 (one hundred and fifty) each.
Special BEAVER AWARD (for artworks where beavers ARE the heroes): euro 200 (two hundred).
The awarded works will be considered acquisitive and will become part the property of the organizer, and all winning artist assign their copyright and property rights to the organizer from the date when their artworks were submitted.
The works will not be returned.
May not participate in this competition officials of Bobritsa villiage community, their relatives and anyone involved in the organization.
The simple inscription configures automatic participant's agreement to all such terms.
The award amounts are payable only upon the receipt of the original artworks of the winners by the organizers of the Competition to the personal bank accounts of the winners providing in writing (email) with copies of their passports.
The organizer of the completion is Mr. Sergei Konnov (of Bobritsa village community).
For any information, please, contact: skonnov@yahoo.com or +380 67 235-2536.
Source: Beavers Laugh.


Finalist works in the 6th KalDer Bursa International Cartoon Contest 2019, Turkey

6. KalDer Bursa International Cartoon Contest is over. The contest which was “The Future in our Hands” themed collected 900 cartoons from 57 countries by 379 artists. Despite the though theme, artists showed their profession, skillfully. A pre-meeting was done to select the finalists by the jury members. There are 110 Cartoons in final stage. The cartoons that are on final stage will be exhibited on KalDer Bursa facebook page between 21 and 31 of January 2019.
For the objection application about plagiarism or etc, you can send an e-mail to bursa@kalder.org with the exact cartoon number.
Thanks to all competitors.
KalDer Bursa.


The 24th International Cartoon Exhibition Zagreb 2019, Croatia

The organizer of the 24th International cartoon exhibition ZAGREB 2019 is the Croatian Cartoonist Association. The festival is opened for everyone regardless of nationality, age, sex, or profession.
Conditions of entry:
1. Original works and digital artworks will be accepted. Digital artwork is to be numbered in pencil on the front and pencil signed. Copies cannot be admitted.
2. Entries can be either black and white or coloured.
3. There should be the name, the surname, and the address on the reverse side of cartoons.
4. The cartoons must not have been previously awarded on festivals.
5. Maximum 3 entries will be submitted.
6. Size of entries is A4 or A3 format.
Entry deadline is the 21st March 2019.
First Prize: 1.000 EUR
Second Prize: 500 EUR
Third Prize: 300 EUR
Five Special mentions.
The exhibition will take place in Gallery Klovićevi dvori in Zagreb on the 7th May 2019.
Authors of works that qualify to the exhibition are given a presentation copy of the exhibition cataloque.
Only on explicit request will remaining (original) works be returned to the owners in the end of the exhibition cycle (in the second half of the year 2020).
The organizer reserves the right to reproduce the works sent to the festival, Zagreb 2019, as the advertising material without being obliged to pay a fee to an author whose work may be used.
The prize-winning works become property of the organizer.
ENTRY FORM ON WEB: www.hdk.hr .

The 7th Red Man International Humour Art Biennial 2019, China

1. The Competition is open to all artists -- Caricaturist, Illustrator, Cartoonist, Printmaker and Painter around world regardless of nationality, age, sex, etc.
2. Theme:
1) Flower
2) Pig (The Year of the Pig 2019)
3) Free
1) Mona Lisa
2) Free
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. Accept only the originals. Produced using any technique, including computer graphics.Please send electronic copy of your work to the following email address: redmanart@126.com . After your works was selected, the committee will notify you, send your original works mail to the committee, to participate in the final awards.
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:
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 1, 2019 (EXTENDED:) APRIL 1, 2019
13. Address:
E-mail: redmanart@126.com
14. Prizes:
GOLDEN PRIZE (1) : 3000 RMB + Trophy + Catalog
SILVER PRIZE (1) : 2000 RMB + Trophy + Catalog
COPPER PRIZE (1) : 1000 RMB + Trophy + Catalog
EXCELLENT PRIZES (20) : Certificate of merit + Catalog
SELECT : Catalog
GOLDEN PRIZE (1) : 2000 RMB + Trophy + Catalog
EXCELLENT PRIZES (8) : Certificate of merit + Catalog
SELECT : Catalog
15. 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.
16. The works will not be returned.
17. 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.
18. Participation in the contest means the complete acceptance of all the above conditions and agreements with jury's decision.
19. For Information
Web site: www.redmancartoon.com/en
Email: redmanart@126.com .


The 4th International Contest Animal Cartoon 2019, Serbia

• Portal ANIMALCARTOON, Belgrade (www.animalcartoon.net)
are organizing cartoon contest on theme "Children & animals".
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: Children & animals
C. Entries - Send by e-mail on address: info@animalcartoon.net .
Only the original cartoons (up to 5) in digital form send by 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 (.doc format) and photo should be sent by e-mail.
Condensed file zip, rar, etc... WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
The cartoons must not be previously awarded.
Arrived submissions that passed the pre-selection will be soon posted on the portal Animalcartoon.
D. Deadline
Entry deadline is September 10, 2019 (EXTENDED:) 01 October 2019.
E. Prizes and awards
First prize 1000 €
Second prize 500 €
Third prize 300 €
Awards are subject to taxation according to the current regulation.
It will be also awarded 10 diplomas and special prizes from sponsors:
-"Ranko Guzina" Award.
-"Nikola Otaš" Award .
F. Exhibition
The exhibition will be staged in Zoological Garden Belgrade (BEO ZOO VRT) from October 10, 2019 to October 10, 2020.
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

27th edition of the International Satire and Humor Festival "Città di Trento" 2019, Italy

XXVII International satire and humor festival “Città di Trento” 2019
Theme: Where is the wind blowing?
Enrolment conditions:
Any Italian and foreign artists can enroll. The minimum age is 16 years. Each participant is allowed to submit maximum 3 original works, not rewarded or reported in other competitions.
A) Illustration/Satire/Humor.
B) Cartoon (Maximum 2 pages).
Rules concerning the dispatch of works:
The works must be sent in digital format size A4/A3 to info@studioandromeda.net
Images must have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and be saved in JPG or TIFF format at the highest quality.
Important notes: the images can be maximum 6MB, for images larger than 6MB use www.wetransfer.com
Deadline: Works must be received no later than March 31, 2019
Selection of works:
The jury will select the works that will be exhibited in the exhibition and published on the website.
Section Awards (A)
1st Prize: € 1.000
2nd Prize: € 700
3rd Prize: € 500.
Section Awards (B)
Special Cartoon Award: € 500.
Awarding and exibition:
The award ceremony will be in October 2019, the exact date will be announced later.
Rights and royalties:
The authors, taking part in the competition, give the non-exclusive right to publish the work in any medium for promotional purposes by Studio d’Arte Andromeda not having any claim as copyright.


20th International Festival of aphorisms and caricature - Strumica 2019, R. Macedonia

XX-th International Festival of aphorisms and caricature - Strumica 2019
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 at 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: February 19, 2019, 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 sent 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 edition 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: March 11, 2019.
Contact -Further information
Tel: ++389 (0) 71 205 263
E-mail: trimerotikon@yahoo.com ;  anton.panov.sr@gmail.com .
Source: Anton Panov Strumica.


Received the color catalog of the 7th SICACO 2018 from Korea

Received today the color catalog of the 7th Sejong International Cartoon Contest (SICACO) 2018 from Korea with my Best Cartoon Prize certificate. Many thanks to Dr Cheong San Lim, the President of the Sejong International Cartoon Institute, and the members of the Selection Committees.
The classical A4 sized (21x29.7 cm) catalog has 104 pages full of far more cartoons that it certainly deserves the title "World Cartoons Encyclopedia Vol.27". The cover cartoon depicting the four seasons is by the Croatian artist Marijan Pavecic.
This edition received 1588 works by 482 entrants from 57 countries of whom 317 are prized. 57 entrants are students. 34 artists sent in 83 works by e-mail, yet digitoons are not prized. The most entrants from Korea (128) are followed by 33 artists from Serbia, 30 cartoonists from Turkey, 24 from Iran, and 21 entrants from Indonesia.
From Turkey they received 134 works and 19 artists are prized:
Gold Prize: Recep Bayramoğlu.
Student Special Prize: Aziz Göveli (12 y), Songül Sep (14 y).
Student Honorable Mention: Yusuf Mert Ertürk (10 y).
Theme Prize: Hicabi Demirci, Mete Ağaoğlu, Kamil Yavuz, Ömer Çam.
Best Cartoon Prize: Musa Gümüş, Aşkın Ayrancıoğlu, Musa Keklik, Erdoğan Başol, Ercan Baysal, Kemal Özyurt, Bülent Okutan.
Honorable Mention: İsmet Lokman, Kaan Saatçi, Ferhat Demirbaş, Zülküf Aba.


The 24th Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art 2019, Bulgaria

24th Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art
Dimensions of Publicness
17 May – 30 September 2019, Gabrovo
The 24th Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art invites artists to contribute their edgy takes on the concept of the public sphere. The exhibition will present contemporary art and cartoons addressing:
public space
public art
public debate
public broadcasting
public interest
public threat/security
and other whatchamacallits with public dimension.
47 years of poking fun at issues of utmost social significance give us the confidence that it is time to call on humour in order to deconstruct and redefine whatever is left nowadays of the concept of publicness.
The 24th Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art is comprised of a competition and a curated exhibition. The competition is held in two sections: cartoons and contemporary art.
The Biennial is organized by the Museum of Humour and Satire, Gabrovo Municipality and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria. The Organizing Committee is chaired by the Mayor of Gabrovo.
The Biennial will open on 17th May 2019, 7.00 p.m. at the Museum of Humour and Satire in Gabrovo.
Eligible for the contemporary art section of the competition are works of art executed in any technique and media.
Golden Aesop Grand Prix in section contemporary art – a statuette and 5 000 BGN (appr. 2 550 euro)
Prize of the town of Gabrovo awarded to a promising young artist – a statuette and 3 000 BGN (appr. 1 530 euro).
The cartoons competition section  the following categories:
Cartoons – original works signed by the artists, up to A3 size, digital works, including animated cartoons (gif, flash and video)
Artist cartoon or comic strip books
Prizes :
Golden Aesop Grand Prix in section cartoons – 3 000 BGN (appr. 1 530 euro)
Prize for cartoon – 2 000 BGN (appr. 1 020 euro)
Prize for artist cartoon or comic strip book – 1 000 BGN (appr. 510 euro).
The prizewinning works remain in the art collection of the Museum of Humour and Satire.
The organizers kindly invite all artists to visit Gabrovo on 17th May 2019 for the opening of the Biennial exhibition and to join in the Gabrovo carnival.
General Entry Rules


The 9th International Turhan Selcuk Cartoon Competition 2019, Turkey

9th International Turhan Selcuk Cartoon Competition 2019
1. The competition is open to any cartoonist.
2. It is acceptable to enter with cartoons that have been published previously. However, they should not have won any prize/award in any other competition.
3. Any technique is allowed. The cartoonist can submit a maximum of 5 cartoons. Originals or electronic versions suitable for printing in 300 dpi and jpg format sent by e-mail would also be acceptable. No reponsibility will be assumed for documents sent in different formats and documents that can not be opened.
4. All cartoons must be 30x40cm maximum.
5. The participants must write their names (first and surname) in capital letters, address, e-mail, country and telephone number; a brief CV should be submitted in a sealed envelope.
6. The cartoons must be sent to the following address, no later than 30 April 2019
Milas Belediyesi Ozel Kalem Mudurlugu
48200-Milas-Mugla / Turkey
www.milas.bel.tr e-mail: info@milas.bel.tr
7. The results of the competition will be announced on 20 May 2019.
8. The cartoons sent to the competition will not be returned. All cartoons, whether they have won a prize or not, may be used for cultural purposes and may be published. Participation assumes acceptance of these conditions. All cartoons will be kept in the ‘Turhan Selcuk Karikaturlu Ev’.
9. The cartoons selected by the jury will be displayed in the exhibition and will also be printed in the album.
10. The reward ceremony will be held on 13 September 2019. The opening of the exhibition will be held on the same date, in ‘Turhan Selcuk Karikaturlu Ev’ for cartoons which have won an award or have been selected for display. The exhibition will be open until 1 October 2019.
11. Accommodation and meal expenses for participants who have won a ‘Special Award’ will be met. Travel expenses will be borne by the participants. ​Travel, accommodation and meal expenses for competitors who come first, second and third will be met by Milas Municipality.
​Muhammet Tokat - Mayor
Ruhan Selçuk
Kamil Masaracı
İzel Rozental
Aslı Alpar
Turgay Karadağ
Halit Kurtulmuş
Adriana Mosquera-Nani (Colombia)
Christina Sampaio (Portugal)
Serter Karataban - Rapporteur.
​13. PRIZES:
​Winner:​ ​₺7.500.00
Runner up: ​₺5000.00
3rd:​ ​ ​₺3000.00
Other Special Prizes will be awarded by various establishments, societies, newspapers, art magazines, trade unions, news agents and individuals.
Note: The jury meeting will be held on the 11th May 2019.
Tel: 0 252 5121416 - 136 Faks: 0 252 512 80 29
www.milas.bel.tr info@milas.bel.tr


The 8th International Olive Cartoons Contest 2019, Cyprus

1. The contest is open to all amateur or professional cartoonist or any one who could submit a cartoon regardless individual's race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, age, or other protected characteristic.
2. Themes: Olive, Olive and Time, Olive and History, Olive and Mythology, Olive and Technology, Olive and Cyprus, Olive and Life, Olive and Peace, Olive and Conflict, Olive and War, Olive and Health, Olive and Women, Olive and Men, Olive and Children, Olive Oil, Olive Branch, Olive Tree, Benefits of Olive, Olive and Olive Mill/Press, Banning of Uprooting, Burning and Cutting Down Olive Trees and so forth.
3. All Submissions must be in the form of cartoon. Any painting or illustrations will not be accepted and will be disqualified. Cartoons must be without words
4. All submissions must be originals. Submission dimensions: A4 or A3 in any color or black and white. Each entrant must provide name and surname, address, phone number including country code, and email address on the back of the submission; each entrant should also provide short background and a photo (optional) on a separate A4.
5. Submission of material which has previously been submitted and/or presented and/or published elsewhere is welcomed providing copyright is not infringed; however, any previously award wining material cannot be submitted.
6. All work submitted for evaluation by the International Selection Committee and work of finalist will be published at official web page of the contest. In addition submissions will be reviewed and evaluated for plagiarism by international associations. If Plagiarism detected and or any previously award wining material submitted, submissions will be canceled and the next eligible entry will be considered for the prize.
7. Entrants could submit more than one work, however no more than one award will be awarded to participants.
8. All submission must be received by APRIL 30, 2019 at the address provided below.
9. All submission, awarded or not, will be kept and archived by Cypriot-Turkish Cartoonist Association at the newly established “International Cyprus Cartoon Museum.”
10. All prize winner submissions and selected works by the Steering Committee will be published in an album. In addition, they will be exhibited at the 18th Olive Festival in 2019.
11. The results of the contest will be published thru media and prizing-winning entrants will be informed by contact information provided.
12. Kyrenia Municipality will provide travel and boarding expenses for three prize winners as stated in the terms and conditions of the contest. The prize-winning cartoonist must respond to the prize ceremony invitation within 10 days. The responses outside of 10 days are not considered.
13. The Kyrenia Municipality and Cypriot-Turkish Cartoonist Association will have the publishing rights to publish or print, in any media or format, any or all submissions.
14. All persons entering the contest agree that the rules of the contest as set out in these terms and conditions are binding on them. And all submissions could be published and printed by the Kyrenia Municipality and Cypriot-Turkish Cartoonist Association as set out in these terms and conditions without any future compensation.
15. For the exhibition and album, digital works can be sent to the following email address: olivecartoons@gmail.com Digital works are excluded from awards.
1. Prize: 1,000 Euro + Gold Olive + Diplom
2. Prize: 800 Euro + Silver Olive + Diplom
3. Prize: 600 Euro + Bronze Olive + Diplom
6 Entrants: Special Prize (Bronze Olive)
100 Finalist Prizes.
APRIL 30, 2019
Kıbrıs Türk Karikatürcüler Derneği
7. Uluslararası Zeytin Karikatürleri Yarışması
Posta Kutusu: 87 (Post Code: 99000)
Lefkoşa – Kuzey Kıbrıs (Via Turkey)