Winners of the 10th International Tourism Cartoon Competition 2018, Turkey

Award ceremony of the 10th International Tourism Cartoon Competition with theme "Travel Memories" was organized in Four Point by Sheraton Izmir on April 27, 2019. These are the award winners:
Grand Award: Kürşat Zaman
Professor Atila Özer Recognition Award: Mahmood Azadnia
Second Award: Konstantin Kazanchev
Third Award: Serpil Kar
Mentions: Seyed Ali Miraee – Mete Ağaoğlu
Grand Award: Elif Kayra Eşin
Mentions: Emre Barut - Hayrunnisa Fırat.


The 4th Biannual Global Mobility Cartoon Contest 2019, Belgium

4th Biannual Global Mobility Cartoon Contest 2019, Belgium
1. Participation
All persons 18 years of age and older are eligible to participate in this international contest. Participants declare to agree to the terms and conditions of the regulations, and the decisions of the juries. Belgian law governing withholding tax on prizes won by foreign participants applies. Participation is free of charge.
2. Definition
A cartoon is a humorous drawing. This includes a caricature of a famous person, a parody of a real situation or simply an image of a funny situation. The cartoon can consist of one image or take the form of a short comic strip. The cartoon can be static (drawn) or moving (animated using a computer).
3. Theme
Buses in Brussels
4. Submissions
Drawn cartoons, maximum 5 submissions. The cartoons may not contain text. They may not have been exhibited or awarded in any country. Drawings should be sent digitally and submitted by uploading them on the global mobility website >> here. Exceptionally they can be delivered by WeTransfer or by post.
The deadline is 20 August 2019
5. Registration form
Participation is valid only if your date of birth has been filled in and the form has been signed. The back of each cartoon must indicate: last name, first name.
Submission is at the expense of the participants.
6. Ownership rights
By participating, participants grant the organising body the right to use their submissions as advertising for the "Global B&C Cartoon Festival" and the seaside resort Knokke-Heist, (e.g. as cartoon book, catalogue, advertising in the press and other media, separate promotional printed works such as posters, leaflets etc., promotional gifts by the city council and/or photo festival organisation, calendar).
7. Jury
An international jury will make a selection from the entries for the exhibition, and will select the prize winners.
8. Visibility of the contest
All participants can visit the virtual exhibition free of charge upon presentation of their proof of participation.
9. Ownership by organising body
All submitted works become the property of the organising body.
10. Cartoon Book
In collaboration with Busworld INTL, a cartoon book will be published, subject to budgetary and technical constraints. Selected participants will be entitled to one copy.
The winners will be anounced on 18 October 2019.
First prize is 500 Euro
Second prize is 250 Euro
Third prize is 100 Euro.
Global Mobility Cartoon Contest 2019
Kasteel van Rumbeke, Moorseelseweg 2, 8800 Roeselare - Belgium
Tel: (+32) 051/22.60.60
E-mail: participate@globalmobilitycartooncontest.com
Source: globalmobilitycartooncontest.

Winners in Bastogne International Press Cartoon Contest 2019, Belgium

Winners in Bastogne International Press Cartoon Contest 2019
Theme: Make love not war
Jitet Kustana – Indonesia
Christian Dittrich – Austria
Luc Descheemaeker – Belgium
Honorable mention:
Brady Izquierdo – Cuba
Kostenko Alexandr – Ukraine
Toso Borkovic – Serbia.
List of participants.


The 36th Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition 2019, Turkey

• Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition is organized every year in Turkey by Aydın Dogan 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 November 2019.
• The award ceremony of 36th Aydın Dogan International Cartoon Competition will be organized in June 2020 in Istanbul.
“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.
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 published on www.aydindoganvakfi.org.tr, contestants will send their cartoons together with a short curriculum vitae and a photograph of them to the following address:
Aydın Dogan 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 contestant 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 Dogan 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 grants power to use the moral rights to Aydın Dogan Foundation, which are obligatory for the use of the licensed financial rights as set forth in Law No. 5846 on Turkish Intellectual and Artistic Works, and that he/she gives consent to Aydın Dogan 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 contestant 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 Dogan 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 Dogan 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; and that he/she grants power to use the moral rights to Aydın Dogan Foundation, which are obligatory for the use of the licensed financial rights as set forth in Law No. 5846 on Turkish Intellectual and Artistic Works; that he/she gives consent to Aydın Dogan 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 hereby accepts and declares that the cartoon submitted for the competition is an original work, and that there is no right arising from Law No. 5846 on Turkish Intellectual and Artistic Works on the cartoon belonging to any third party and if any, that permission is obtained with regards to such rights, and in case a third party claims a right on the cartoon submitted and Aydın Dogan Foundation is obliged to pay any compensation or any other amount under whatsoever name due to the use of such cartoon, that he/she will pay 2 times of this amount to Aydın Dogan Foundation as a penal clause, and also that the award given to the participant will be taken back.
10. The Contestant 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 Dogan 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 Dogan 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 Contestant 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 Dogan Foundation, he/she can send such request in written with original signature to the address of Aydın Dogan 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 the foregoing issues before participating in the competition.
11. The Foundation will cover travel and accommodation expenses of the first three award-winning competitors for the award ceremony.
12. 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.
13. The deadline to participate in the competition is Friday, July 5th 2019.
14. Jury members cannot participate in the competition in the year they act as a jury member.
15. The decision to upload the cartoons, submitted to the competition, on the Virtual Museum belongs to Aydın Dogan Foundation.
• “Empowered Girls, Empowered Futures” Award: 8,000 USD
• Winner : 8,000 USD and the Aydın Doğan Foundation Winner Award
• First Runner up : 3,500 USD and the Aydın Doğan Foundation First Runner up Award
• Second runner up : 1,500 USD and the Aydın Doğan Foundation Second Runner up Award
• Success Award : 500 USD.
Rules in languages on source: sanalmuze.


Winners in the 22nd Euro-kartoenale Kruishoutem 2019, "The Wall"

The Turkish cartoonist Dogan Arslan did win the 22nd edition of the Euro-kartoenale Kruishoutem, Belgium. With his endless wall he is reacting to the problems of refugees around the world. The second prize was for Luis Mecho from Costa Rica, followed by the Iranian Jalal Pirmarzanad who won the Bronze award. The winning cartoonists got their prizes on Saturday at the prize-giving ceremony in Kruishoutem, Belgium.
"The Wall" was the theme of this year’s contest and no less than 985 cartoonists from over 87 countries (a new record!) sent in their works. The international jury - with cartoonist Luc Descheemaeker (O-Sekoer) as president – had to choose among 2750 cartoons and they liked the work by Dogan Arslan the best, also because he combined the theme and a worldwide current topic of the refugees.
Besides the top three winners, there were also prizes for the French Jean-Loïc Belom, who won a personal exhibition in the European Cartoon Center next year, the Polish Krawczak Andrzej (Best Entry of the EU) and Herwig Beyaert (Best Belgian).
A selection of the best 150 cartoons can be seen until the 30th of June 2019 during the exhibition in the European Cartoon Center: border walls, restriction of freedom, walls between people, social media, … these are all topics that were developed by the cartoonists. From July on a smaller exhibition of 60 works will travel around to different cities in Belgium.
First Prize: Dogan Arslan (Turkey) (Top)
Second Prize: Luis Mecho (Costa Rica)
Third Prize: Jalal Pirmarzanad (Iran)
Best Entry European Union: Andrzej Krawczak (Poland)
Best Belgian Entry: Herwig Beyaert (Belgium)
Prize of the ECC: Jean-Loic Belom (France).
Listes Nikola (Croatia)
Mahmood Nazari (Iran)
Mikhail Zlatkovsky (Russia)
Druzhinin Valentin (Russia).
The cartoon used to promote the campaign was from Agim Sulaj (Italy).
You can see all winning cartoons on our website.
The catalogue with a selection of 100 works is available. All the cartoonists that are published in the catalogue will receive automatically a free copy during the month of May. Other participants receive a free copy on demand and with payment of the postal cost. Please ask for your copy by sending an e-mail to info@ecc-kruishoutem.be . You can also buy an extra copy on the webshop www.ecc-kruishoutem.be.
The ECC.


The 3rd edition of the International Festival of Cartoon in Africa, Morocco 2019

The 3rd edition of the International cartoon Contest, Morocco 2019
Anyone who participates in the contest agrees with the terms of the regulation and
Jury decisions.
Street children
for cities without children in street situations
Conditions of participation in the contest
The number of works per participant is limited to 2 (two).
The works can not have been published,
exhibited or won prizes in Morocco or abroad.
Format: A4, 300 dpi, JPG / JPEG and free techniques
• Deadline: 03/6/2019
Works that do not meet the conditions
in this regulation will not be considered for the contest.
The following prizes are provided:
First prize (duck).
Second prize (Africa)
Third prize (pencil stroke)
Three special prices
Cartoons must be sent to:
Because of his participation in the competitions, the author lends his works to the organizers for exhibitions. The works sent remain at the disposal of the organizers for two years.
• The jury members will be considered as participants in the exhibition and represent their own countries. Their names will automatically be added to the list of participants
(They will only participate in the exhibition, Not in competition (just honor participation).
• Works may be used for promotional purposes
(Printing, websites, newspapers, posters, invitation cards ...)
Without the permission of the artist and without any payment.
Theme 2: Hammouda satirical portrait
The following prizes are provided:
Three special prizes.
More info:

The 8th International Speleocartoon Concourse 2019, Italy

Cheers to you all, cartoonists! 23 years after the latest edition, the GSL (Lavis’ speleological group) calls for pencils back to work as it announces, with ‘deep’ pride, the eighth international edition of the speleocartoon concourse.
Human beings have always been exploring aiming high, towards wide open spaces, mountain peaks, even the furthest reaches of the Universe. Speleologists, going with their gut, go against the tide and look down, to the deep dark of caves. Those places do exist thanks to the unceasing labor of the water, that rushes into mountains drop by drop, turning into a stream and then into an underground river. Cavers walk across empty spaces, tight passages and wide shafts created by water, as far as the water allows them to do it. Speleologists chase water in a world without sun, lighting up with exploration and imagination those uncharted sites.
No matter if you’re a speleologist or not, or whether you want to plunge in our world or if you prefer to remain on the surface: every reason can be a useful boost to set your fantasy free and take part in this blind date.
The concourse is open to all adult artists. Each artist can submit up to three works. These works have to be original and not rewarded/reported in other contests.
The works must be sent in A4 or A3 digital format, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, JPG or TIFF format at speleovignetta@gruppospeleolavis.it
Works must be submitted no later than July 31, 2019
Works will be selected by a mixed panel, made up of members of the Lavis’ speleological group and of the Andromeda Art studio (https://www.studioandromeda.net/). The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into by the judges in relation to that decision.
1° PREMIO 500 euro
2° PREMIO 300 euro
3° PREMIO 200 euro.
The award ceremony will be held on November 9, 2019, on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of Lavis’ Speleological group. The exhibition will last from October 26, 2019 to November 17, 2019.
In concurrence with the concourse, artists are advised to design a logo which will promote the 45th anniversary, sending it to speleovignetta@gruppospeleolavis.it. The author of the selected logo will be rewarded together with the winners of the concourse. The logo has to be related to speleology and must be submitted no later than June 30, 2019. The text of the logo should simply state: 45° Gruppo Speleologico Lavis composing it as you like even with just the first 45 ° GSL, without other limitations.
By participating, authors sign away their non-exclusive rights on publishing of works on any medium for promotional purposes of Lavis’ speleological group.
For further information email us at speleovignetta@gruppospeleolavis.it.


The first International Caricature Competition 2019, Syria

The first International Caricature Competition 2019, Syria
• Participation
The competition is open to all artists.
• Theme: World’s famous Portraits in politics, culture, arts+cartoonists,
economy, entertainment and etc
• Entries
• Each participant can send 3 Caricatures + ( C.V+Photo)
A3 (29X42 cm), 200 dpi, JPG/JPEG and free techniques.
• Deadline: 15 . 6 . 2019
• Caricatures must be sent to:
• Prizes
All selected cartoonists will be awarded certificate + album (PDF)
• Caricatures can be used for any promotional purposes
(Printing, websites, Newspapers, posters, invitation cards, etc.)
without the permission of the artist and without any payment.
• For more details please visit:
Syria Cartoon website


Women Cartoonists International Award 2019, France

Women Cartoonists International Award 2019
A World Premiere International Cartoon Award
Exclusively for Women Cartoonists, and a
Global Art Movement for Humanity
After some months working on the concept and wonderful exchanges with Dear Ann Telnaes, Marilena Nardi and Anne Derenne, and gathering ideas, United Sketches is honored to announce the very first International award exclusive to Women cartoonists.
Why for Women Cartoonists?
– Because the equality is still a dream to achieve in 21st century! “United Sketches” International organization offers this annual award exclusively to women cartoonists to fight patriarchy and inequality.
How to Participate?
All Women Cartoonists without any age restriction are invited to participate, following these regulations:
– Themes for the artworks are two:
“Climate Change” and “Equality”
– The style and technique of artworks are free. Digital artworks and/or scanned version of the traditional artworks must be sent to the official email address of this award. ONLY applications sent to this email address will be considered.
– The digital image files must be at least 300 DPI on their original size.
– The acceptable extensions are JPG, JPEG, TIF, TIFF
– Each participant can send up to 5 artworks for each Theme.
– Each participant must send her short biography in maximum 150 words in TEXT version [not image version] together with her artworks.
– Each participant must send her photo portrait on 300 DPI [minimum] together with her artworks.
– The ONLY email address to participate in this project is: womenaward@unitedsketches.org
When is the deadline?
– The last time to participate in the Award is by the midnight of Saturday, 31st of August 2019 (EXTENDED): 15 September 2019. Applications sent after this time will not be eligible.
What happens after the Deadline?
– After receiving the applications, a Selection Committee composed of globally known Women Cartoonists, Activists, Journalists, Authors and Public Speakers will choose the “Selected Artworks” and finally choose the “Award Winner[s]” from the Selected Artworks.
– Each participant will be informed of the “Selected Artworks” and later of the “Award Winner[s]” by email.
– Depending on the budget collected by sponsors, there may be an award ceremony in Paris.
– An exhibition will be organized of the Selected and awarded Artworks. The exhibition will start in France and it may travel around Europe and other countries.
How about the Awards?
– There will be a “Grand Prize” for first choice of the “Selection Committee”. One anonymous donor offered 500 USD for it. We will announce the final number of awards and their amounts, after choosing our official sponsors, partners and the total collected budget.
The Copyrights
– United Sketches International has the rights to use the submitted artworks for the promotion of the Award in forms of poster, banner, etc., in online media, social networks, websites and in its campaigns about the Climate Change, Human Rights, Women Rights and Equality.
– Each selected cartoonist will receive an official certificate of participation from United Sketches International.
– All selected artworks together with the biography and photo of their authors will be published in the official book of the award.
– Each selected participant will receive one copy of the book by post.
Source: unitedsketches.


Annual Cartoon Contest, Olense Kartoenale 2019, Belgium

Annual Cartoon Contest – Rules and regulation 2019
1. Participation
All contestants will be admitted with no distinction made regarding nationality or age. There are two categories:
• Youth category up to 15 years inclusive;
• Adult category: 16 years and older.
Both professional and non-professional cartoonists are allowed to participate in this contest.
2. Theme
The main theme is ‘From bovine to handbag, from ox to leather pants, from cow to elegant shoe’. This year Amnesty International offers the best cartoon with the theme ‘People and ideas behind bars’ a special prize.
More information about the main theme is to be found in annex to this regulation.
3. Entries
• Contributions have to be digital works. They shouldn’t contain an explanation of the drawing.
• The digital works have to be sent in JPEG format with a minimum of resolution of 300 dpi (2480 x 3543 pixels).
• Dimensions including any passe-partout 21 x 30 cm (A4).
• Number of entries per contestant: maximum five for each theme.
• You have to record your contact details through www.olensekartoenale.be.
• You can sign up your participation from 1 July 2019.
• The originals of the rewarded cartoons and your curriculum vitae will be asked and must be sent to Community Olen, Dorp 1, 2250 Olen, Belgium within 2 days after the request of the organization.
4. Property rights
Prize-winning works will become the property of the organizer or theme sponsor. All works selected may be used by the organizers to promote the contest and the village of Olen.
5. Evaluation
The jury consists of artists, cartoonists and laymen. Decisions made by the jury cannot be challenged.
6. Catalogue/Cartoon book
Selected works will be considered for inclusion in a catalogue. The authors of these works will receive a free copy of the catalogue during the prize ceremony or it will be send afterwards by mail.
7. Deadline: 21 September 2019
The deadline is 21 September 2019 at 12.00 AM midnight. The entry form you can find on www.olensekartoenale.be where you also can upload your works. Do not sent your works to kartoenale@olen.be.
8. Prizes
For the adult category:
1st prize: 1500 euro
2nd prize: 700 euro
3rd prize: 400 euro
4th prize: 300 euro
Prize of the city of Bialogard (only for Polish participants): 200 euro
Special prize Amnesty International: 350 euro
For the youth category:
Prize for best international work: 250 euro
Prize for best Belgian work: 250 euro
9. Prize Ceremony and Exhibition
The prize ceremony will take place at Friday 15 November 2019 at approximately 20.00 h in the council room of the town hall of Olen, Dorp 1, 2250 Olen. Every participating artist will be welcome on that occasion. Only the winners are personally invited.
A selection of the cartoons will also be exhibited at the same address and can be visited:
• Sunday 17 November 2019
• All working days from Monday 18 November 2019 till the end of December 2019 during the opening hours of the town hall:
o Monday 09.00 u – 12.00 u13.00 u – 16.00 u17.30 u – 20.00 u
o Tuesday 09.00 u – 12.00 u
o Wednesday 09.00 u – 12.00 u13.00 u – 16.00 u
o Thursday 09.00 u – 12.00 u
o Friday 09.00 u – 12.00 u
Main theme: From bovine to handbag, from ox to leather pants, from cow to elegant shoe
The Belgian company Sopraco is an important distributor of veal and beef in Europe. This company delivers meat for wholesale, retail, butcheries and catering industry.
Recently Sopraco has been specialising in upgrading the skins of cows and bovines to manufacture leather. Bovines used to produce veal predominantly are male animals from dairy farms.
Next to nothing gets lost in this process of meat production. Even the animal’s skin is being transformed to a fine product: leather.
Explicit images are not welcome.
Theme Amnesty International: People and ideas behind bars
Sitting behind bars, what does that mean to you?
How difficult is it being alone in a cell or with others?
Your thoughts and dreams are they shackled as well?
Is time a gift, an opportunity for reflection or rather a curse?
Are there despite the confinement still positive aspects to this experience?
Is art an option, a voice, a release?
More in languages on source: https://www.olen.be/product/884/olense-kartoenale .

39th International Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon Contest 2019, Turkey

39th International Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon Contest 2019
The Conditions
The Competition is open to caricaturists from all over the world.
Caricaturists can send their published or unpublished works of art to the Competition.
Yet the caricatures must not be awarded by another Competition.
The subject of the Competition is free.
The caricaturists can participate at the Competition with three caricatures.
The dimensions of caricatures shall not be bigger than 30×40 cm.
The caricatures shall unconditionally be original.
The caricaturists have to write in capital letters their names and surnames, address, telephone number and their countries on the back of their works of art.
And their CV’s (curriculum vitae) have to be added to their caricatures.
The caricatures shall be delivered to the given address at the latest 29 July 2019.
The results shall be announced on 5 August 2019.
All caricatures send to the Contest shall be kept at İstanbul Centre of Caricature and Humour by the Association of Caricaturists. The jury will choose the caricatures which will be included in the Album and the caricatures which will be exhibited. Then the Album of the Competition will be published. The Album of the Competition will be send to the caricaturists of whom works of art exhibited and included in the Album. The caricaturists participated at the Competition shall be regarded as accepted all the conditions of the Competition.
The Prizes
Grand Prize: 5000$
Honour Prizes (5): 1000$
Special Prizes
Special Prizes offered by various establishments, associations, newspapers, art magazines, syndicates and agencies.
Meşrutiyet Cad. Konur Sk. No: 31/10 Kat: 4 Kızılay 06420 ÇANKAYA – ANKARA / TURKEY
Source: karikaturculerdernegi.com .


29th International Festival of Cartoon and Humorous Literature, Gura Humorului 2019

Gura Humorului                   Suceava County Council               Mănăstirea Humorului
     Townhall                      The Bucovina Cultural Centre                  Village hall

The 29th edition, 2019

The 29th edition of Humour at ... Gura Humorului, the International Festival of Cartoon and Humorous Literature will be held between July 05 – July 07, 2019.

1. The Edition theme: SPLIT (ÎMPĂRȚIRE)
2. Original works are accepted, in digital format, created after January, 1st, 2019, which were not published and submitted or awarded prizes to other competitions.
3. Each participant will submit two ( 2 ) cartoons to be analysed by the jury.
4. The works will be submitted by JUNE 10th, 2019 (posting date) on the following addresses: email: umorlahumor@gmail.com or postal address: Muzeul Obiceiurilor Populare din Bucovina, Piaţa Republicii, nr. 2, 725300 - Gura Humorului, judeţul Suceava, România.
5. Technical requirements:
- Papers sent by e-mail: minimum1600 x 1200 pixels, JPG format
- Papers sent by regular postal mail: format A 3
- The technique used for the works will be at the free choice of the artist
6. The works are not to be returned. They will be added to the patrimony of the Humour at ... Gura Humorului Festival and the organizers are entitled to use them later as edited materials with the name of their author on them.
7. The participants are required the following documents enclosed with their works: the completed entry form attached, a brief CV and a personal photography/cartoon self portrait of minimum 6x9cm ( on paper) or 710x1065pix. (digital format).
8. The prizewinners will be notified by June 30th, 2019 to be present for the Awards Festivity held on Sunday, July 07th, 2019.
9. Transport expenses, accomodation and meals are the responsibility of the participant or the organization/ institution he/she is part of. The organizers will be notified in due time to make the necessary reservations.
10. The prizes to be awarded:
1st Prize : EUR 500
2nd Prize : EUR 300
3rd Prize : EUR 200
The "George Gavrilean" Prize for the debutantes in Bucovina : EUR 200.
11. The jury are the ones who decide upon awarding or not awarding or re-allocating the prizes. In addition, the jury will decide upon the works or the authors to be rewarded by sponsors, associations, mass-media, institutions, commercial societies or private persons, with their consent.
12. There will be no participation fees.
Further information:
The Bureau of Press Relations of „Humour at ... Gura Humorului” Festival
• Galavan Robert George - Folk Customs Museum in Bucovina ( Muzeul Obiceiurilor Populare din Bucovina )
Telephone: 00 40 757485882
E-mail: umorlahumor@gmail.com
• Professor Sever Dumitrache – cultural counselor
Telepfone : 00 40 723270520.
Source: cartoonblues.


The 18th International Competition of cartoons, Independence 2019, Ukraine

Association of Cartoonists, Ukraine.
Gallery VYSOTSKY on Vozdvizhenka, Kiev
1. Competition based on the works of Vladimir Vysotsky - the legend of the Soviet era, poetry, theater and cinema. His songs have become classics and eternal hits. In details: https://24smi.org/celebrity/249-vladimir-vysockij.htmlhttp://www.kulichki.com/vv/?fbclid=IwAR11RS5pfu0tivfik1_VgXKy0EF5U_3TCYukZx0llwMGbzNa9UA_3vduvhc (Or Wikipedia).
Two categories:
A) The cartoon based on the works of Vladimir Vysotsky.
B) Caricature of Vladimir Vysotsky.
2. The works accepted to the competition: - Originals, including the ones created by using computer.
- Quality copies (on thick paper!).
- Or by e-mail: kazanchevcontest@gmail.com 
By email: Requirements for the file: Jpeg format, A4 size, resolution 300 dpi, maximum file size 3 MB.
Be sure to attach the completed and scanned application form.
Important! The files must have the name: surname_country_number. For example: kazanchev_ukraina_01
3. Format: A4 (297x210 mm). Number of works: maximum 5 (total in two categories).
4. Please indicate on the reverse side of each work (for originals and copies): name, address, e-mail.
5. The deadline for receipt of papers: July 1, 2019.
7. It is necessary to send completed application form with photo attached to the works.
8. Prizes: Cash prizes, diplomas and prizes from sponsors.
9. The organizers are not responsible for any damage in transit. The submitted works will not be re-viewed will not be returned and may be used by the organizers for promotional purposes, in the pub-lications relating to a competition without payment to the authors of works.
10. Winners will be informed additionally. The exhibition of the best works will open in the Gallery of Vysotsky on Vozdvizhenka July 25, 2019.
11. The results will be published on the website: www.cartoon.org.ua.
12. The jury’s decision is final and not subject to revision. By submitting an application the applicants confirm that they agree to these conditions.
13. The works sent to the following address (for originals and copies):
Ассоциация карикатуристов
А/я 185,
г. Киев,
03142, Украина (Ukraine)
14. For all additional questions, call the organizer of the contest Konstantin Kazanchev (www.kazanchev.com): +38 (063) 578-0482, e-mail: kazanchev.ukraine@gmail.com , kazanchev@ukr.net .


The 20th International Salon of Antiwar Cartoon Contest, Kragujevac 2019, Serbia

In memory of the severe crime that happened in Kragujevac in 1941, 78 years ago, when the German occupying forces executed several hundreds of innocent civilians in just one day, also sincerely wishing the peace may prevail in the world, especially today when it sinks into the abyss of the world war, the Memorial Park “Kragujevacki Octobar” a n n o u n c e s
The International jury will make a selection out of submitted cartoons which is to be exhibited and published in the Salon’s catalog. Besides, the following prizes are to be awarded:
The Grand Prix «The Peace Messenger» and €1.500 prize is to be awarded by the International Association of Peace Messenger Cities
The Gold Plaque and €1.000 prize
The Silver Plaque and €800 prize
The Bronze Plaque and €500 prize
The Mayor of Bydgoszcz (Poland) Award, amounts €750
The City of Ingolstadt (Germany) Award, amounts €500
The City of Bielsko-Biala (Poland) Award, amounts €500
The City of Suresnes (France) Award, amounts €500
The City of Pitesti (Romania) Award, amounts €500
The City of Carrara (Italy) Award, amounts €500
The Jury might additionally award several diplomas to close contenders.
Cartoonists and fine artists from all over the world have the right to participate. They should submit at most three (3) cartoons, which have not been awarded by any other international competition, and on the subjects of antiwar as well as solidarity between people and nations. The artworks should be utmost A4-A3 formatted, while art technique is at the artist’s choice, including electronic version of the cartoon with the original signature. On the back of the artwork there should be written data of the artist (such as: name, surname, address, phone/fax, e-mail).
The submission deadline is September 5th, 2019. The jury session is to be held on September 6th and 7th, 2019.
The cartoons are to be sent to the following address:
SALON ANTIRATNE KARIKATURE, Spomen park “Kragujevacki oktobar”, Desankin venac bb, 34000 Kragujevac, Srbija,
or via e-mail:
Submitted artworks are not to be returned, and the Salon keeps the right to use them without special fee.
NOTE: The International Antiwar Cartoon Salon had so far great international promotion and affirmation. On the occasion of the award ceremony the prizes were handed over and the exhibition was opened in Kragujevac. Afterwards, the Salon exhibition displays in many cities and international organisations worldwide. The Salon exhibition was displayed at the United Nations Palace in New York, in the European Commission Charlemagne building showoom, it is permanent guest in Oswiecim (Auschwitz), on the Festival in Ingolstadt (Germany), in Pitesti (Romania), as well as in Polish cities Bydgoszcz, Plonsk, Wielun, Torun. The exhibition was also presented in Mexico City, Limassol (Cyprus), Berlin and Dresden (Germany), Paris (France), Triavni (Bulgaria), Sarajevo (B&H), Skopje (Macedonia), Carrara and Monte Casino (Italy), New Haven (USA), Pltava (Ukraine), Messolonghy (Greece), Kotor (Montenegro), Sloven Gradec (Slovenia).


XXIV International Cartoon Contest Humour a Gallarate 2019, Italy

“Humour a Gallarate 2019”
International Cartoon Contest XXIV Edition
Grand Prix ‘Marco Biassoni’
‘Osvaldo Cavandoli’ Award
Exhibition – from June 29th to September 29th, 2019
Theme: The Sixties
1) The contest is open to all professional cartoonists, caricaturists, illustrators and graphic artists from all over the world.
2) The competition is divided into two sections: A) Humor Graphic B) Caricature
A) Humor Graphic (as a humorous drawing, regarding nowadays real problems)
B) Caricature (caricature means a parody portrait of a well-known character. It is mandatory to mention also the name of the caricature character.
Each participant can submit up to three works for each section, specifying the title.
3) Theme: The Sixties. Years of great social, historical and cultural ferment. The authors can freely draw inspiration from events, facts or characters that have marked this era: music, the Beat Generation, student revolutions, the economic boom in the West, the crisis in Cuba, the Vietnam’s War, scientific discoveries and the conquest of the Moon, only to suggest some.
4) The works must be UNPUBLISHED, accompanied by the participation card, biography and photo. Any work already published on paper or on the web will automatically be excluded from the assignement of prizes.
5) Size: A4 (cm 21 x 29,7).
6) Technique: Free.
The artworks can be made with any technique, including digital techniques.
7) The artworks could be sent in two ways: A) Sending the artworks’ original | B) Electronic submission
A) Sending originals by post: each artwork must be signed by the author, with the personal information (name, surname, address), title and technique. The works, accompanied by the participation card, must be sent to:
"Humour a Gallarate"
Pro Loco Gallarate - Vicolo del Gambero, 10, 21013 Gallarate (VA) ITALY
B) Electronic submission: The file must include the author's name and the progressive number (example: COUNTRY_surname-name01.jpg, COUNTRY_surname-name.jpg, etc). File format: JPG, 300 DPI, Max 2MB for each image.
The files, accompanied by the participation card, should be sent by email to:
IMPORTANT: To all award winners is required to send the original work that will become part of the "Humor at Gallarate Collection". In case of digital artwork, the author is required to send a high-definition print with the "unique copy" caption and signed.
8) Deadline. 12.00 pm May 31st, 2019.
9) Prizes: Jury will assign the following prizes:
- Grand Prix "Marco Biassoni": 1.000 € + diploma for the best artwork among the two sections, Graphic Humour and Caricature
- 1° Prize: 500 € + diploma: best artwork for Graphic Humour section
- 1° Prize: 500 € + diploma: best artwork for Caricature section
- Jury Special Prize + diploma, for Graphic Humour section
- Jury Special Prize + diploma, for Caricature section
- 5 honorary mention for each section
- “Cava Award”: 500 € + diploma. The special "Cava Award" named after Osvaldo Cavandoli, creator of the celebrated "La Linea" character, will be assigned to the artwork, chosen from all the sections, that will combine best the beauty of humorous, satirical or caricatural content with the essence of the core graphic execution.
10) Jury: The selection of works and the awarding of prizes is exclusive jurisdiction of the Jury, appointed by the Pro Loco Gallarate, which will meet in June 2019, in Gallarate.
The jury's decision is final and unquestionable.
11) Exhibition. From June 29th to September 29th, 2019 at Museo Ma*Ga
Opening and award ceremony: saturday June 29th, 2019, at 5 pm, Sala degli Arazzi – Missoni, Museo MA*GA, Via Egidio De Magri, 1 Gallarate.
After the ceremony maxi risotto with Pro Loco Gallarate and 1998 World Guinness Records Pan and concert outside the Museum, in the anfitheater.
12) Catalogue: Each selected author, exhibited in shows and published in the catalog, will receive a complimentary copy of the same.
13) Property and copyrights: Organizers reserve the rights to reproduce the cartoons in catalogue, newspapers, or posters to promote the Contest and to exhibit a selection of works in other locations in Italy or other countries. None of works will be returned but will be included in the "Humour Gallarate Collection".
By submitting the artworks, the author accepts the rules and regulations of the Contest and the decisions of the Jury.
Further information:
Tel/Fax (+39)0331.774968
proloco.gallarate@libero.it | www.prolocogallarate.it
twitter.it/humourgallarate .


XXI International Open Cartoon Contest, Zielona Góra 2019, Poland

XXI International Open Cartoon Contest, Zielona Góra 2019, Poland
Announcement and publication of the Contest: March 2019
Deadline for receiving works: 31st MAY 2019
Jury Sitting: June 2019
Announcement of the Jury decision and the opening of the post contest exhibition: September 2019.
GRAND PRIX: 5.000 PLN and Statuette
1st PLACE: 4.000 PLN
2nd PLACE: 3.000 PLN
3rd PLACE: 2.000 PLN
Special prizes.
The Jury comprises of the Organizer's representatives as well as artists dealing with art in practice or as theoreticians.
The Organizer has the right to change the amount of particular prizes, nonetheless, the total amount of prizes shall remain unchanged.
Both professional and amateur cartoonists are eligible to enter the contest. Unlimited number of personally made original works (format min. A5 – max. A3) in optional technique, with application card, should be sent or delivered by May 31st, 2019 to the following address:
Wojewódzka i Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna im. Cypriana Norwida "CONTEST"
al.Wojska Polskiego 9 
5-077 Zielona Góra 
skr. pocztowa: 170 
The Organizer is not responsible for damage or loss during transportation!
The Organizer of the competition is planning to publish the catalogue. The winners receive their prizes provided that they are either present at the closing of the exhibition or they indicate a bank account where the money could be transfered. The works become the property of the Organizer and shall be included into the collection of C. Norwid Regional and City Public Library in Zielona Góra. Every entrant agrees to his/her free of fees delivery of works to the Organizer. Every work delivered to the contest ought to be accompanied (on the reverse) with the readable author’s signature, address and a telephone number. By sending works to the contest the entrants agree to the mentioned rules and regulations and they agree to the free of fees publication of their works for marketing purposes connected with both the contest and the exhibition.
The Organizer is the final judge in the interpretation of these regulations.
Source: http://www.satyryczny.norwid.net.pl/konkurs
WEB: http://www.satyryczny.norwid.net.pl/
E-mail: satirical-zg@o2.pl