The 11th International Eskisehir Cartoon Festival 2020, Turkey

11. International Eskisehir Cartoon Festival
Eskisehir, TURKEY
Dear Cartoonist Friend,
Eskisehir International Cartoon Festival is a cultural organisation organized once in two years by Aktiffelsefe Cultural Association. We organize the eleventh one which started in Istanbul first and then moved to Eskisehir. The themes before were Mixed (1997), East – West (2000), Water and Life (2003), Global Warming (2005), Intercultural Tolerance (2007), Energy (2009), Philosophy (2012), Voluntariness (2014), World Heritage (2016) and the theme of the tenth festival was Black-White ‘Compromise’. The tenth festival was organized in cooperation with Eskisehir City Council and 287 cartoonists from 52 different countries participated with 961 cartoons. Festival took place with a panel and an exhibition held in Eskisehir Haller Youth Center.
The theme of this year’s eleventh International Eskisehir Cartoon Festival has been determined as “Our Differences and Similarities”.
Aktiffelsefe suggests a wholistic development way that can make it possible for both the individual and the society to create solutions for the problems of the modern world by doing voluntary works in different subjects.
With this regard, the idea that the differences and the similarities constitute a way for us to understand all the living things and our place in the whole, that they don’t seperate but unite, form the theme of the 11th International Eskisehir Cartoon Festival.
Hypatia the philosopher who pioneered the education of many people in The School of Alexandria which is known for its famous library and which is one of the most effective institutions in ancient ages, lived in a time when many differences and different views emerged. She tried to prevent these differences from seperating the people and she gave importance to the things that unite us rather than seperate us. With the inspiration of Hypatia, it is worth considering that our differences besides our similarities can unite us and can help us to create a better society.
Millions of sand particles in a beach are different from each other but they can be together in harmony in a whole. We too are one of the millions of different creatures living on earth. Each one of them being unique is a part of harmony on earth. Our differences and similarities are not good or bad, they are natural factors that move us forward when we realize them.
Similarity is a very good opportunity to empower two things. Difference always shows us that there are new things we can learn from another. We think that differences and similarities don’t create a problem, on the contrary, they are indispensable in creating a better society which tolerances different life styles and different points of view. Our starting point is the differences and similarities are natural. We expect your cartoons with the theme ‘Our Differences and Similarities’.
The cartoons that will be exhibited in this festival will also be exhibited later in other cities of Turkey such as Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Bursa, Eskisehir, Istanbul, Izmir, Izmit, Mersin where there are branches of Aktiffelsefe and also in other exhibitions which will be organized abroad by other institutions that collaborate with Aktiffelsefe Cultural Associaton.
• EXHIBITION: There will be an exhibition of the cartoons with the theme ‘Our Differences and Similarities’ on November 2020.
• PANEL: There will be a symposium with the theme ‘Our Differences and Similarities’ with the participation of invited guests from art, science and philosophy branches.
• ACTIVITIES: There will be different activities in the exhibition area.
1. The theme of the exhibiton is “Our Differences and Similarities”. Cartoons with different subjects can not participate in the festival nor the exhibition. Organizing Committee has all the rights. The Committee works under the leadership of the cartoonist Tan Oral.
1. Technique is free. It can be black white or coloured.
2. Size is A4 or A3. Cartoons with sizes other than these will be evaluated but not be exhibited.
3. One or more than one cartoon can be sent.
1. Via E-mail: contact@cartoonfest.org
The works that will be sent via e-mail should be scanned with 300 dpi resolution and uploaded as JPEG format. (2 MB max.) Names of the works should be as follows: name and surname of the artist_country_work no.jpeg (alikorkmaz_turkiye_1)
2. Via postal office: The works that will be sent via post should not be framed or paspartu. The participation form attached should be filled and resent.
Postal Address: Aktiffelsefe Kultur Dernegi Visnelik Mah. Gul Sok. No:18 26020 Eskisehir – Turkey
1. The works will be archived in Aktiffelsefe International Cartoon Festival archives and will not be resent. (If resending is required, it should be declared.)
• All the rights belong to Aktiffelsefe Cultural Association with the exception of being used with commercial purposes. Aktiffelsefe Cultural Associaiton can publish the works domestic and abroad, can exhibit them, can use them in the published media such as books, catalogs, magazines etc., can send to another association abroad for publishing or exhibiting without commercial purposes. The cartoonist has all the publishing and commercial rights. The cartoons exhibited will be collected in a festival catalog and the news in the press with this catalog will be announced on the website of Aktiffelsefe Cultural Association (www.aktiffelsefe.org) and on the website of the cartoon festival (www.cartoonfest.org). Aktiffelsefe Cultural Association is responsible for its own sharings.
1. The deadline for the cartoons to arrive to the Organizing Committee of the Cartoon Festival is
August 15th, 2020.
Participation Form and more on http://cartoonfest.org/.


30 April is the new deadline for the 25th International Exhibition Zagreb 2020, Croatia

Dear cartoonists,

Because of the well known reasons and the situation regarding the corona virus, the deadline for submitting the works for the 25th International Exhibition Zagreb 2020 (theme: CUISINE) shall be extended until April 30, 2020.

You can send original works by mail, but it’s even better to send scanned works by e-mail.
The exhibition will probably take place in the autumn.


Best regards to everyone, we hope you are all well!
Zdenko Puhin, Secretary HDK/CCA

Savska 100, 10000 ZAGREB, CROATIA
hrvdrukar@gmail.com .

Social networks : First International Competition "IT In Cartoons"

1st International Competition "IT In Cartoons"
Independent TV channel I-UA.TV and ADAMANT group of companies.
The competition is open to everyone, regardless of nationality, age, gender or profession. Contestants agree with the terms of the competition and the decision of the international jury.
3. THEME: Social networks.
Social networks are more and more often influencing our lives. Increasingly, we see people literally not taking their eyes off the screens of their gadgets, even on the go. They have fun, study, travel in the virtual world, communicate with people from any corner of the planet, share their secrets ... There are no borders or other obstacles for social networks. Information is spreading across the globe more than ever before, and this is accelerating the movement of mankind to freedom and progress. Is this good or bad? Social networks have already changed the world. Reporting the secret information on networks by WikiLeaks, igniting and managing the color revolutions, using personal data of users to interfere in the US presidential election and leaving Great Britain off the European Union are largely due to social networks. The role of social networks in the course of world history is growing and no one knows how they will affect humanity in the future. All this is the subject of an international cartoon competition. As always, cartoonists in their witty form will not only be able to show the strengths and weaknesses of social networks, their positive or negative role in human development, but also to foresee their future. Sharpen your pencils and turn on your gadgets! But the main thing - think! Although computer viruses are easily spread through social networks, fortunately, they are not a threat to human health.
Maximum number of works is no more than 3 by one author, black and white or color. Cartoons should not be accompanied by text or include it. Cartoons can be done on a computer. Minimum size: 500 KB, maximum size: 3 MB. Format: A4, JPG. Works cannot be awarded at other international cartoon competitions.
The submission of works will end on September 1, 2020.
The works send to the e-mail: contest@adamant.ua
First prize - $ 500,
Second prize - $ 300,
Third Prize - $ 200,
Special prize of ADAMANT group of companies
and other awards.
An exhibition of cartoons will be held in one of the museums of Kyiv city, online catalogue will be published.
The organizers invite private, state and municipal institutions and organizations to participate in the award ceremony as sponsors of the Contest with special prizes.
Famous artists from different countries.
Organizers reserve the right to publish works submitted for the competition as promotional material without being obliged to pay the author's fee. All copyrights belong to the author of the cartoons. The jury's decision is final.
For more information contact: contest@adamant.ua
Dear artists, we are waiting for your сartoons, as always witty, original, reflecting independent ideas of the author.
Source: Vladimir Kazanevsky.


Invitation: HUMOR fights COVID-19, Gallery PortoCartoon 2020, Portugal

Gallery PortoCartoon
HUMOR fights COVID-19
Dear Artists

We are preparing a Virtual Gallery to show the world that there is no monster that destroys humor.
Like the gallery created on Charlie Hebdo (and Wolinski) and 9/11, we would like to combine the best humor in an open space to the world. Cyberspace.
It is not a contest. It is a virtual exhibition of a worldwide character.

As the drawings arrive, they will be inserted in the platform that is being created, inside
www.cartoonvirtualmuseum.org. It will be called ANTI-COVID-19 GALLERY

In this time of quarantine and confinement, world humor is needed.
Sharing is necessary. With humor, the ‘screen-evidence society’ is also built.
If COVID is drama, humor is shout, battle cry…

Waiting for your participation, we send greetings

By the PortoCartoon team.
Luiz Humberto Marcos


The 10th International Cartoon Contest Grafikatur® on the topic of “Mobility”, Germany

The Town of Lübben (Spreewald)/Lubin (Błota) announces the 10th International Cartoon Contest Grafikatur® on the topic of “Mobility”.
You may submit photocopies (no return) of up to three cartoons per contestee. A single item should not exceed a size of 297 x 420 mm and must be colored.
The cartoons may not contain any words.
The Sender’s Address must be clearly indicated on the back of each photocopy, where applicable containing the contestant‘s Facebook Address.
Your submissions need to be received by the 30th of June 2020 by the City Council of Lübben:
Stadt Lübben (Spreewald)
Fachbereich IV
Postfach 1551-1561
D-15905 Lübben (Spreewald)
Please note: Submitted Cartoons may be used for advertisement of the Grafikatur® Event and may be put on public display by the Sponsors.
˝Goldene Feder˝ (Golden Plume) – EUR 1000
˝Silberne Feder˝ (Silver Plume) – EUR 800
˝Bronzene Feder˝ (Bronze Plume) – EUR 600.
Rules in languages: Grafikatur.


The 1st International Prize for Graphic Humor “Francisco de Quevedo” 2020, Spain

1st International Prize for Graphic Humor “Francisco de Quevedo” 2020, Spain
The entities promoting this award are:
• City Council of Ciudad Real
• Villanueva de los Infantes Town Hall (Ciudad Real)
Organized by:
• Francisco de Quevedo Foundation
Hosted by:
• Manchego Cheese Denomination of Origin
• Wine from Valdepeñas Denomination of Origin
• Cooperativa Ntra. Sra. De la Antigua de Villanueva de los Infantes
Anyone who wishes to participate in the contest may do it, without age limit, both individually and jointly between two or more cartoonists or between writer and artist. Each participant may submit a maximum of three works.
The theme of the works will deal directly or indirectly with the figure of Francisco de Quevedo and Villegas and will have a clear humorous intention.
The works submitted must be of their own creation and unpublished, may be in vignette, strip, comic page, etc. and not to have been awarded in another contest or to be pending of failure in similar contests. The presentation of the works will necessarily be in paper, original and signed, even for the works done digitally, in this case, in addition, it will be sent in JPG at 300dpi and 100% of the original size. They can be in color or black and white, the maximum dimension will be 29.7 x 42 cm (A3) and can be presented in horizontal or vertical format.
The texts of the works can be written in any of the official languages ​​of Spain. Those that come from outside Spain and contain text, must be written in Spanish.
Humor works are accepted without words.
The deadline for the delivery of the works will be at 23.59 hours on July 15, 2020. The date and time of the postage will be considered valid at the corresponding post office.
The presentation of the works will be made at the following postal address:
Premio de Humor Gráfico de Quevedo
Fundación Francisco de Quevedo
Paseo de la Estación, 17 – 5º D
28904 – Getafe (Madrid) SPAIN
The works in digital format will be sent by email or WeTransfer to:
In all cases, the works must be accompanied by the registration form where participants’ data are reflected, such as: name and surname, telephone number, year and place of birth, postal address and email address.
The submission of the works to the contest implies the express authorization to the Museum of Graphic Humor of Quevedo to use the images for exhibition purposes in the Museum itself and / or in the facilities of any of the promoters, organizers or sponsoring entities.
The organization reserves the right to select the works to be exhibited. The exhibition of the works will not generate any economic right for the authors of the works.
This 1st edition of the International Prize for Graphic Humor “Francisco de Quevedo” consists of the following awards and financial endowment:
1st Prize: 1,500 euros and plate
2nd Prize: 750 euros and plate
3 Accésit of 250 euros each and plate
The amounts of the prizes will be subject to the taxes and legal withholdings that apply to them.
The winners must provide the number of a bank account and its corresponding IBAN in which the payment of each of the prizes regulated in these bases will be effective.
The winners with the 1st and 2nd Prize, who live in the Spanish territory, undertake to collect the prize in person at the event scheduled for this purpose.
The jury of the Graphic Humor Contest will consist of:
• A representative of the City Council of Ciudad Real
• A representative of the Villanueva de los Infantes Town Hall
• A representative of the Francisco de Quevedo Foundation
• Two specialists in graphic humor or graphic humorists: Pepe Gallego (of Gallego & Rey) and Arturo Molero.
The Jury will act in full, being necessary the assistance of the simple majority of its members. The Jury reserves the right to declare empty any of the prizes, if in its opinion works wouldn’t have enough quality. The jury’s decision will be made within 2 months after the deadline for submission of the work and its verdict will be communicated to all participants and published on the websites of the institutions and organizing entities as well as in different media and social media.
The works awarded with the 1st and 2nd prize will become part of the Museum of Graphic Humor of Quevedo Fund. The works awarded with an accesit will remain the property of each of the private sponsors or be transferred by them to the Museum for exhibition. The authors assign all their rights for publication, exhibition and divulgation by any means, always citing their authorship.
Non-awarded works will be returned by the organization, in case the shipment is expressly requested by the author. Otherwise they will also be part of the Museum of Graphic Humor of Quevedo Funds.
In all cases, whenever requested, a Certificate of Donation of the work will be delivered.
The presentation of the works implies the acceptance of these bases by all the authors.
Source: https://franciscodequevedo.org/premio-de-humor-grafico-de-quevedo/.

25th International cartoon humour and satire competition, Bombura sword 2020, Slovakia

The Town of Brezno
in co-operation with HLP grafik, Ltd.
XXVth International cartoon
humour and satire
(Bombura sword)
CANCELLED due to the coronavirus pandemic: Source.
Competition works can be made in black and white or colour or any technique, paper size A4. One author can submit up to 5 competition works.
The topic for this year is: FORESTS (LESY) 
Please label each work on its back side with the following: the name of the competition work, author's data: name and surname, age, occupation, phone number and e-mail address.
Competition is devided into two categories according to the age. First up to 15 years of age, second over 15 years of age.
The deadline to post all competition works is 30 April 2020 (based on the post stamp date).
The jury nominated by the organizers, will award prizes for the best cartoons in each category as followed:
Up to 15 years of age:
1st place: material prize, 2nd place: material prize, 3rd place: material prize.
Over 15 years of age:
1st place: financial reward 200 € and golden Bombura sabre.
2nd place: financial reward 150 € and silver Bombura sabre.
3rd place: financial reward 100 € and bronze Bombura sabre.
If the winner is not able to attend prize-giving event, all deposit fees will be withdrawn from the winnings.
The jury has the right not to award any of the prizes or to propose only Honorable mention. The best works will be exhibited at a seperate exhibition as a part of the event “Days of Brezno 2020” held in May 2020.
The exhibition opening and award ceremony with authors will be held on May 30, 2020 in the Synagogue, Štúrova 11, Brezno.
The competition works are not being returned and organisers reserve the right to publish and promote them.
Competition works should be sent to:
Veronika Cerovská
Technické služby mesta Brezna
Rázusova 16 
97701 Brezno 
Please label the envelope as follows: “O Bomburovu šabľu 2020
Veronika Cerovská
E-mail: veronika.cerovska@tsbrezno.sk
Mr. Peter Zifčák
E-mail: zifo@brnet.sk
HLP grafik s.r.o. Brezno
Mr. Ferdinand Hrablay
E-mail: ferdinandhrablay@gmail.com .
Source: bestcartoons.


XXII International Open Cartoon Contest PLASTIC, Zielona Góra 2020, Poland

XXII International Open Cartoon Contest PLASTIC, Zielona Góra 2020, Poland
The competition is organized by the Cyprian Norwid Regional and City Public Library in Zielona Góra.
1. Both professional and amateur cartoonists are eligible to enter the contest. Unlimited number of personally made original works (format min. A5 max. A3) in an optional technique with application card, should be sent or delivered by May 31st, 2020 to the following address:
Wojewódzka i Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna im. Cypriana Norwida
al.Wojska Polskiego 9 
65-077 Zielona Góra 
skr. pocztowa: 170 
2. Only non-awarded works may take part in the competition.
3. Each work should be signed by the author.
4. By participating in the competition, each participant agrees to a free donation of works submitted to the competition to the Organizer.
5. Participants agree to publication of  their work free of charge.
6. By personal participation in the post-competition exhibition, the participants agree to the processing of their images captured by photography and for sharing the images to promote Organizer's cultural events.
7. The condition for paying out the prizes to the winners is their personal participation in the post-competition exhibition or indication of the bank and account number to which the prize is to be transferred. Participation in the competition, as well as works and obligations related to it, including any prize claims, cannot be transferred to third parties.
8. The cost of sending the work is covered by the participant.
1. Announcement and publication of the Contest: March 2020
2. Deadline for receiving works: 31st May 2020
3. Jury Sitting: June 2020
4. Announcement of the Jury decision and the opening of the post-competition exhibition: September 2020.
1. The Jury comprises of the Organizer's representatives as well as artists dealing with art in practice or as theoreticians.
2. The Organizer has the right to change the amount of particular prizes, nonetheless, the total amount of prizes shall remain unchanged.
GRAND PRIX: 5.000 PLN and Statuette
1st PLACE: 4.000 PLN
2nd PLACE: 3.000 PLN
3rd PLACE: 2.000 PLN
Special prizes.
1. Only authorial works of submitting persons may be entered to the Competition and these persons have exclusive personal and property rights to the submitted works.
2. At the time of submitting the works to the Library, the authors transfer property rights to the Library free of charge.
3. The authors of the submitted works take responsibility for claims on the copyrights by other parties.
In connection with the entry into force on 25 May 2018 of the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repeal of the Directive 95/46/EC, hereinafter referred to as "the Regulation", in order to fulfill the information obligation specified in Article 13 of the Regulation we inform about the rules for processing personal data of contest participants and the rights of participants in this contest.
1. The Organizer is the administrator of personal data of the competition participant.
2. The Data Protection Officer is Rafal Wielgus, e-mail contact: iod@bhpex.pl, tel.: 68 411 40 00.
3. Personal data of competition participants will be processed on the basis of  the provisions of art.6 par. 1 letter a of Regulation.
4. Recipients of personal data of participants of the competition may only be entities authorized in justified cases and on the basis of relevant legal provisions.
5. The data is obtained from the competition participant.
6. Personal data collected during the processing will be stored for the time specified by law.
7.The competition participant has the right to request from the Organizer as an administrator of personal data of the competition participant to access their personal data, the right to rectify them, remove or limit processing, the right to object processing.
8. In the case of information about unlawful processing of personal data, the participant of the competition has the right to lodge a complaint to the supervisory body competent in matters of personal data protection.
9. Providing personal data by the participant is voluntary. The consequence of not providing the required personal data will be the inability to take part in the competition carried out by the Organizer.
10. Personal data of the participant will not be processed in an automated manner and will not be profiled.
1. The Organizer is the final judge in the interpretation of these regulations.
2. The Organizer is not responsible for damage or loss during transportation.
3. The Organizer of the competition is planning to publish the catalogue and reserves the right to choose drawings for the catalogue and the post-competition exhibition.
4. By sending works to the contest the entrants agree to the mentioned rules and regulations.
Source: http://www.satyryczny.norwid.net.pl/images/stories/2020/ang2.jpg
WEB: http://www.satyryczny.norwid.net.pl/
Application Card.


3rd International Competition of Satirical Drawing, Dzhmelyk 2020, Ukraine

III International Competition of Satirical Drawing
Dolyna, Ukraine, 2020
The founder: Dolyna City Council.
Organizers: «The City Center of Culture, Sport and Tourism»
of Dolyna City Council, Ukraine Association of Cartoonists.
1. The Competition can be attended by citizens of Ukraine, foreigners, stateless persons.
Participation in the Competition is free.
2. Competition is held in the following age categories:
Category I (from 7 to 11 years old);
Category II (12 to 17 years old)
Category III (17 years and older)
3. Theme of work: bumblebee, bee, wasp, bee products and others.
4. The winners of the Competition will be awarded with prizes and monetary rewards. Prize fund
of the Competition is 40 thousand hrn. The organizer may assign additional prizes in any
form or quantity determined by him.
5. To participate in the Competition, the competitioner fills in the Entry Form and sends the work.
The works are accepted in two variants on a choice:
- original versions of the handwritten drawing or qualitative copies on a dense paper at the address:
Dolyna city council
5 Prospect Nezalezhnosti,
Dolyna, Ivano-Frankivsk region,
Ukraine 77504
- by e-mail: contestdolyna@gmail.com
Necessarily! For an electronic version the title of the file has to be next:
surname → space → country → space → work number
6. A competitioner can submit no more than 3 works, on a sheet of paper from A4 to A3. For the electronic version: A4 format, RGB color concept, 300 dpi resolution, maximum file size up to 3 MB.
7. The deadline for submitting works is May 20, 2020.
8. Each work (original or copy) must be described in reverse way as follows: surname, name and address of the author, year of birth, telephone or electronic contact, optional work title. Also, with the drawings, the participant's Entry Form must be sent in printed or electronic form (if the work was sent by e-mail).
9. The submitted work must be authored. The participant accepting the terms of this Regulation confirms that he is the author of the work he sent and has the right to his unlimited copyright and related rights to use and dispose of the work submitted.
10. Works submitted to the Competition that do not meet the conditions set forth in this Regulation will not be included in the Competition. Also, works that promote violence, religious and ethnic hatred are not allowed to the Competition.
11. Submissions will be evaluated according to the following main criteria:
- having a sense of humor;
- interesting plot;
- creative approach;
- technique of execution;
- conformity of works to the subject of the Competition.
12. The quantitative and personal composition of the jury is determined by the organizer, approved by the mayor's decree. The jury selects works for the exhibition and defines the winners of the Competition in three age categories. The jury's decision is final and can not be appealed.
13. The organizers of the contest provide catalog printing. Each participant of the Competition, whose work is included in the number of selected works of the winners, will receive a catalog of the Competition.
14. The winners of the Competition will be announced and awarded during the Festival of Humor «Vesela Kopytcya» on July 7, 2020. The selected works will be exhibited in The Dolyna Regional Museum of Tetyana and Omelan Antonovych «Boykivschyna» (Dolyna, Chornovola St., 2a).
15. This Regulation is the only document that determines the conditions of the Competition. Changes and additions to this Regulation are made in the order of its adoption.
16. The organizers of the Competition reserve the right to use works in conducting further exhibitions, to prepare and publish informational materials, printed products (catalogs, calendars, booklets), publications on the competition, etc. in the media and on the Internet. The organizers are obliged to provide the corresponding reference to the author of the work in any public reproduction of the works of the participant.
17. E-mail for help: dmckst@gmail.com
Tel.: +38 (050) 6405330 - Galyna Kurus, Director of the Organizing Committee of the Competition.
Dolyna city council, Nezalezhnosti ave. 5, the city of Dolyna, Ivano-Frankivsk region. Ukraine 77504.
More on http://www.cartoon.org.ua/?page=dgmelik_20.


Participation regulations of Festas de Lisboa Sardine Contest 2020, Portugal

Article 1
(Object and copyright)
1. The “Festas de Lisboa'20 Sardine Contest” is an initiative run by Empresa de Gestão de Equipamentos e Animação Cultural, E.M., S.A, hereinafter referred to as EGEAC. Open to everyone, it aims to encourage people to produce sardine designs to be used in the Festas de Lisboa’20 publicity campaign.
2. A contest called “Turma da Sardinha’20” (Sardine Class´20) will run alongside the “Festas de Lisboa’20 Sardine Contest” to encourage the participation of basic education school pupils from across the country. This contest also involves the creation of sardine designs, which will then be used in the Festas de Lisboa’20 publicity campaign.
3. Ownership of the copyright of winning sardine designs belongs to EGEAC, in accordance with the provisions set out in article 14, paragraph 1 of the Code for Copyright and Related Rights. As such, EGEAC will hold the rights over them as provided for in articles 67, 68 and 159 of the abovementioned Code, namely the right to: reproduce, distribute and publicly communicate the designs, including the right to disseminate and publish them in the press or otherwise display them in public; to distribute them or disseminate them by any means of sign, sound or image reproduction; to adapt them to any physical structure; to make any modifications to them; to use them within other pieces of work; and to reproduce them, directly or indirectly, temporarily or permanently, by any means and in any form, as a whole or in part.
4. The foregoing provision (paragraph 3) includes any type of use for non-commercial purposes, with their commercial use being the subject of a specific and separate contract.
5. The attribution of copyright ownership for winning sardine designs to EGEAC is definitive and not time limited as far as non-commercial use is concerned, with commercial use being the subject of a specific agreement to be defined within the contract mentioned in the previous paragraph.
6. In relation to the provisions set out in article 14, paragraph 4 of the aforementioned Code, it is hereby established that the use of winning entries for the purposes described in these Regulations does not confer on the respective author(s) the right to any supplementary payments or benefits, be they financial or of any other nature, with copyright ownership belonging to EGEAC.
7. Entrants give their consent for their sardine contest design entries to be used for promotional or publicity purposes (in accordance with paragraph 2 above), such as in exhibitions or in freely-distributed publications, in accordance with the terms set out in paragraphs 1 and 2 of article 159 in the abovementioned Code.
8. Sardine contest design entries must make reference to their participation in the “Festas de Lisboa’20 Sardine Contest” or “Turma da Sardinha’20” whenever they are used by their creators or third parties. EGEAC must also be made aware of their use beforehand.
9. Participation in this contest, through registration, presupposes the complete acceptance of the conditions set out in these Regulations, as well as acceptance of the collection, use and processing of the personal data provided during the application process, in accordance with the terms of the Declaration of Informed Consent, which is a part of the entry form.
Article 2
(Conditions of Participation)
1. “Festas de Lisboa'20” Sardine Contest:
a) Aimed at people of all ages: Portuguese nationals and foreigners, both residents of Portugal and non-residents, groups and individuals;
b) The following persons may not participate in the contest: employees of EGEAC; employees of the Câmara Municipal de Lisboa; members of the Jury. The spouses, partners, children and parents of the aforementioned persons also may not participate;
c) Entries may be submitted individually or jointly (co-authorship), with each applicant allowed to submit a maximum of three sardine design entries.
2. “Turma das Sardinhas’20” Contest
a) Aimed at all Portuguese basic education schools;
b) Entries must be submitted by a school staff member representing the creators
c) Part of the Festas de Lisboa’20 Sardine Contest;
3. Entrants are responsible for the originality of the designs submitted, which must be of their own authorship, and are legally liable for any third-party claims relating to copyright, related rights and personality rights
Article 3
(Essential requirements for design entries)
1. Sardine design entries must be previously unpublished and original.
2. Design entries submitted must be recognisable as sardines and not confused with other any fish; a sardine-shaped outline is available on the following website: www.culturanarua.pt.
3. Sardine design entries may be produced using any technique, manually (on paper/cardboard, collages, photographs or three-dimensional objects) or digitally.
4. Sardine design entries may not contain any element identifying their creator(s), or make reference to brands or logos, including Festas de Lisboa.
Article 4
(Registering for the contest and submitting design entries)
1. You can register for the contest on www.culturanarua.pt or by completing the entry form included at the end of this document.
2. Registration of contest entrants must follow the following rules, where applicable:
a) “Sardinhas Festas de Lisboa’20” Contest:
i) Entries by Minors: registration must be completed in the name of the minor, with the responsible adult entering their own details in the relevant section;
ii) Entries by entities, companies, educational institutions, IPSS (Private Social Solidarity Institutions), non-profit organisations, and other groups: the registration must be completed under the name of the group, with the person responsible for the application entering their own details in the relevant section.
b) “Turma da Sardinha’20” Contest
i) School entries: registrations on the website must be made under the name of the school, with the entry representative identifying himself/herself in the appropriate section.
3. Each entrant must submit their designs in one of the following ways:
a) digitally on www.culturanarua.pt: as a photograph or digitalisation in a JPEG/JPG file (max. 50MB), A3 size (42cm x 29.7cm) and with a resolution of 300dpi;
b) by CTT (Portuguese postal service), via registered mail, in a sealed envelope and accompanied by the completed entry form (included at the end of this document). Design entries should be sent to: GPEP, Rua Manuel Jesus Coelho, 4, 4.º andar, 1150-228 Lisboa. It should not exceed 250g, should be no larger than 50 x 50 x 50cm and must not be made of perishable or degradable materials.
Article 5
(Contest calendar and announcement of results)
1. The contest calendar is as follows.
a) “Sardinhas Festas de Lisboa’20” Contest – deadline for submission of designs is by 18:00 on 6th April, 2020 (EXTENDED:) 30th April, 2020.
b) The winning designs will be announced by 31st May, 2020.
2. “Sardinhas Festas de Lisboa’20” contest winners and honourable mentions, as well as the winning school in the “Turma da Sardinha’20” contest, will be informed by email and/or telephone.
Article 6
(Contest stages)
This contest consists of the following stages:
1. Stage 1: Checking of design entries and disqualification of “Festas de Lisboa’19 Sardine Contest” design entries which do not comply with the regulations set out in this document.
2. Stage 2:
2.1. “Sardinhas Festas Lisboa’20” Contest
a) Shortlisting of 100 (one hundred) sardine design, as selected by a Jury designated by EGEAC, from amongst all the designs accepted at Stage 1;
b) Selection of 6 (six) winning sardine designs, chosen by a Jury designated by EGEAC, from the one hundred shortlisted designs mentioned above;
c) Selection of 3 (three) sardine designs earning an honourable mention, chosen through a public vote held on social networks from the one hundred (100) shortlisted designs, excluding the six (6) winning sardine designs set out in b).
2.2. “Turma da Sardinha’20” Contest:
a) The selection of 1 (one) winning design by a Jury designated by EGEAG from amongst the design entries accepted at Stage 1.
Article 7
1. “Sardinhas Festas Lisboa’20” Contest:
1.1 6 (six) winning sardine designs will be awarded prizes.
1.2. Each winning design will be awarded a net cash prize of €1,500 (one thousand, five hundred euros).
1.3. 3 (three) designs will receive an honourable mention and be awarded a non-cash prize, to be decided by EGEAC.
2. “Turma da Sardinha’20” Contest:
2.1 – There will be 1 (one) winning sardine design.
2.2. The basic education school with the winning design will be awarded a net cash prize of €1,500 (one thousand, five hundred euros).
2.3. Honourable Mentions may also be given should the Jury deem them justified.
3. Prizes will be awarded with a receipt in accordance with Portuguese financial law.
Article 8
(Contest Jury and selection)
1. All accepted design entries are selected by a Jury to be designated by EGEAC.
2. The design entries will be selected anonymously, with no elements identifying their authors allowed.
3. The Jury selecting the winning sardine designs will take the following factors into consideration:
3.1. “Sardinhas Festas de Lisboa’20” Contest:
a) The design’s legibility and adaptability to other publicity materials;
b) The design’s creativity and originality.
3.2. “Turma das Sardinhas’20” Contest:
a) The originality and creativity of the design.
4. The Jury’s selections will be made by majority decision and are not subject to appeal or complaint.
Article 9
(Return of non-winning designs)
1. Designs sent by post, which have not won a prize, can be collected until 30th October, 2020, by prior appointment by emailing concursosardinhas@culturanarua.pt.
2. Designs not collected in the manner described in the previous paragraph, will become the property of EGEAC.
3. The originals of the winning designs are the property of EGEAC and therefore cannot be collected by the respective entrants.
Article 10
1. Any queries relating to the interpretation of these Regulations must be sent to the following email address: concursosardinhas@culturanarua.pt.
2. The resolution of any issues provided for in the previous paragraph, as well as any other issues, is the exclusive responsibility of EGEAC and will be communicated by EGEAC by whatever means it deems appropriate.
Entry Form + Declaration of Informed Consent and a sardine-shaped outline are available on culturanarua.


14th International George van Raemdonck Cartoon Contest of Boechout 2020, Belgium

vzw. International humour in art with their partners Boechout Municipality, Boechout Cultural Council, DF-Boechout-Vremde are pleased to announce their :
1. Subject: The Clear Line
2. Deadline: 31st of May 2020
3. Prizes:
1st prize: 1500 € Prize George van Raemdonck – Boechout Municipality
2nd prize: 750 € Cultural Council
3rd prize: 500 € ZEPPO (cartoonist – 21)
4th prize: 250 € IHA
5th prize: 150 € DF-Boechout-Vremde (Best Flemish cartoonist).
…. other prizes possible, they will be announced on the website ….
4. Entries:
Initially each participant can send before 31.05.2020, at most 10 works in digital form via this link. The author must indicate in his e-mail the following information: his first name, last name, his complete address, his e-mail address, his phone number, his birth date, the category and the title or the number of each work. The characteristics of these electronic sending are as follows: format JPEG, good quality and max. 500 KB per picture. The organizers agree the sending of originals by post for those who do not have a computer.
Out of these e-mails the jury will make a selection of 100-150 drawings and will request from the authors of these works the sending by mail of the originals for the choice of the prizes and the publication in the catalogue. All these originals will be shown in the exhibition and in the catalogue. Their size will be DIN A4 (210x297mm), good quality paper, not folded and without a passe-partout.
On the back side of every work must be clearly mentioned the first name, last name, complete address, e-mail address, phone number, birth date of the author, the category as well as the title or the number of the work. This deadline is 17.07.2020.
5. Technique:
Free, black and white or in color, without subtitles. The organizers prefer classic cartoon artwork but digitally created works are accepted but will not be sent back. They must be signed by their creator on the back side and be numbered by 1/1. Photos and copies of original works will be eliminated.
6. Exhibition:
The award ceremony will be held on Saturday the 3rd of October 2020 at 20 h. in Theater Boechout Vooruit, St.-Bavoplein 17, Boechout where also the exhibition will take place in the Foyer from the 3rd of October until the 8th of November 2020 during the events in the Theater (see: www.Boechout.be) and also specially on Tuesday the 6th of October (Annual Market Day and Boechout Fair) from 10 until 17 h. and on Sunday the 8th of November 2020 from 13 until 17 h.
It’s possible that the exhibition will travel to other cities and countries.
7. Returns:
After these exhibitions and only if the author asked for it the selected original works will be returned to their authors except the works selected for one of the prizes. The awarded works will become property of vzw. IHA. The organizer cannot be held responsible for the loss or damage of the return postage.
8. Catalogue:
The authors whose works will be selected for the exhibition will receive a free catalogue by mail together with his work(s). Prize winners will get their catalogue during the award ceremony.
9. Results:
The publication of the results will be done on the website www.iha.be after 3rd of 0ctober 2020. The award winners selected by the jury will be personally informed by e-mail or by phone. The final decisions of the jury, which will meet on the 25th of July 2020, are incontestable.
11. Copyright:
The selected participants allow the organizers to use their works only for promoting the author, as well as the event. All other copyright remains property of the author.
11. Generalities:
The works should not have been awarded before. By taking part to this contest the participants agree to the abovementioned rules.
12.Address to send the originals to:
Culturele dienst gemeente BOECHOUT
George van Raemdonck Kartoenale
Jef van Hoofplein 21/A
B2530 Boechout
13. Further information:
Ronald Vanoystaeyen (iha@yucom.be – Phone: 32.(0)3.455.58.44)
Cultuur Dienst Boechout (cultuur@boechout.be phone:32.(0)3.460.06.84)
Source: https://www.iha.be/kartoenale-2020/regulations-eng/.


Theme for Caneva Ride 2020, Italy : You learn by making mistakes

Pro Castello di Caneva promotes the international award Caneva Ride! (Caneva Laughs!) for humoristic sketches and satirical costume about the theme “Sbagliando si impara” You Learn by Making Mistakes
The award is open to all cartoonists of the world from 16 years old. Participants can apply individually or in groups (in case of several authors, the referent for all communications with the award’s promoters shall be indicated).
Up to three unpublished works, realized by any technique, color or black and white, which haven’t been awarded in other prizes. The maximum format shall be A4 (21 X 29.7 cm).
The works must be received no later than midnight on 24 May 2020 at canevaridecontest@gmail.com in .jpg, .tiff or .pdf format at a resolution of 300 dpi, together with a registration form with personal data (name, surname, full address, telephone number, in the case of minors the name of one parent authorizing the participation). The individual files must not exceed the weight of 5 MB. For more works, proceed with individual submissions.
5 - JURY
Luca Salvagno Cartoonist, President of the Jury
Pietro Francesco Manfè Pro Castello Caneva
Mario Zorzetto Heirs Toni Zampol
Vicenzo Bottecchia Cultural comics operator
Giancarlo Rupolo Photographer
FIRST PRIZE euro 600,00
SECOND PRIZE euro 250,00
THIRD PRIZE euro 150,00.
The premium is gross of witholding tax, according to the tax legislation in force in the relevant countries.
The Jury reserves the right to report further works, which will not receive cash prizes.
During the exhibitions of the works there will be the possibility for visitors to indicate their favorite work. The authors, participating in the competition, give the non-exclusive right to publish the works on any support for promotional purposes of the Pro Loco Castle without having anything to claim as copyright.
Opening of the exhibition and prize giving will be held Saturday, 14 June 2020 at Villa Frova, Caneva.
Registration Form on Source.


International Cartoon Contest " We Defeat Coronavirus" 2020, Iran

International Cartoon Contest " We Defeat Coronavirus"
Theme: We Defeat Coronavirus
- Each participant can submit up to 5 works.
- Artworks must be emailed in png or jpg format, 300 dpi resolution and 2000 pixel width or length.
- A word file containing full name, postal address, email address, phone number, photo and CV is kindly needed.
- A PDF copy of the catalog will be sent to all the artists.
- Only the Finalists will receive a volume of the catalog.
- Email address for sending artworks: coronacontest@gmail.com
First Prize: 1500 € with Trophy and Honorable Mention
Second Prize: 1000 € with Trophy and Honorable Mention
Third Prize:500 € with Trophy and Honorable Mention.
Deadline: March 30, 2020 (EXTENDED:) April 09, 2020
Closing Ceremony and Award Ceremony: We will announce as soon as possible.
Site: www.irancartoon.com
List of Participants
Source: irancartoon.


The 3rd International Cartoon Festival Cartoonmag.com, Bojnourd 2020, Iran

Third International Cartoon Festival Cartoonmag.com, Bojnourd 2020, Iran
Theme: Corona virus
- Personal hygiene, the way to deal with coronavirus.
- How to protect ourselves from coronavirus?
- Nurses and Doctors, pioneers in the fight against Coronavirus.
- Maintaining individual peace of mind, an effective way to prevent coronavirus.
- Coronavirus and the Global economy.
- How to defeat Coronavirus?
- Don’t be afraid of Coronavirus.
- And everything relatead to Coronavirus.
Terms and Conditions:
- The competition is open to all amateur and professional cartoonists.
- Each artist can submit up to 6 works.
- There is no limit on the techniques you can use.
- Artworks must not be larger than A3 paper.
- Artworks format must be “JPG” with 300 DPI resolution and the size of each artwork must not exceed 5 megabytes.
- Selected artworks will be included in the festival catalog.
(Festival catalog will be published as a downloadable PDF file in the Cartoonmag.com website and if we publish the print edition of the catalog, a copy will be sent to all participants.)
- Along with the artworks you must also send this information: full name, mobile number, exact mailing address, biography and a photo of the artist. (All included in a word document).
- The Organizer reserves the right to publish the submitted artworks in the internet, press and … by artist’s name.
First Prize : Exquisite Persian handicraft, statue and honorary diploma.
Second Prize : Exquisite Persian handicraft, statue and honorary diploma.
Third Prize : Exquisite Persian handicraft, statue and honorary diploma.
10 Honor Prize : honorary diploma.
Deadline for submission: 31 March 2020 (EXTENDED:) 11 April 2020
Address: cartoonmagfest@hotmail.com
Festival Director: Abbas Naaseri
The festival website: www.cartoonmag.com
The cartoon used in the festival poster is the work of master Igor Smirnov.


Cairocature International Exhibition 2020, Egypt: Ahmed Zaki

Cairocature  Exhibition
Egypt 2020
Conditions for participation
THEME: Ahmed Zaki ( November 18, 1949 – March 27, 2005)
He was an Egyptian film actor. He was characterized by his talent, skill and ability in impersonating. He was also famous for his on-screen intensity, often genuinely hitting co-stars during scenes of violence. He is widely regarded as the greatest and most talented male star in the entire history of the Egyptian cinema.
DEADLINE: 15 March 2020
PARTICIPANTS: cartoonists from all countries, of all ages, male or female.
ENTRIES: maximum 3 works.
by e-mail: cairocature@gmail.com
All artists whose artwork is selected for the Exhibition will receive a certificate
COPYRIGHT: The participants allow the organizers to publish certain works in the media, with the sole purpose of promoting the artist and the event, without restriction or request for financial participation. Any other copyrights remain the property of the artist.
Source: cartoonandcaricature.


Mugla Metropolitan Municipality 1st International Caricature Competition 2020, Turkey

Application Conditions:
1) The competition has been organized for national and international for competitors who is amateur or professional throughout world.
2) The caricatures including out of public decency, containing offence and politics, undesirable and harmful declarations cannot attend the competition.
3) The relatives of jury cannot attend the competition.
4) Drawing style is optional. If the caricature is wanted to be sent as printed out, it must contain the sign (wet signature) of artist.
5) Caricature size must be at least A4 (21 x 29.7 cm) and uttermost A3 (29.7 x 42 cm) and it mustn’t be glued on any surface.
6) Caricatures that will be sent must haven’t been get any award. Any caricature that is subjected to replica, similar or comprint will not be received for consideration.
7) Caricatures that ranked as a result of the competitioun will be exhibited on the official website of Muğla metropolitan Municipality between the 3rd and 10th of June. Carricatures that are found to be similar will be disqualified from the competition. In case of such a determination, the reserved works will be rewarded. Participant will be responsible for all possible discussions, stolen and similar claims.
8) Short autobiography of the artists must be added to their caricatures.
9) Participants can send 3 (three) caricatures maximum.
10) Participants must write their names, surnames, addresses, cell-phone number and country name at the back of the caricature.
11) Any participants under the age 18 must add their identification copy to their caricatures.
12) The deadline for the delivery of the works is 18th May 2020. “Muğla Büyükşehir Belediyesi 1. Uluslararası Karikatür Yarışması”, name and surname of the artist and the work must be sent to the Muğla Büyükşehir Belediyesi Müştakbey Mahallesi Belediye Sokak no:6 Menteşe/Muğla till 18th May 2020.
13) Any participants under the age of 18 one of his/her parents’ accommodation and transportation fee will be paid. (The expenses of the guests who came with competitors will be their own.) The transportation and accommodation expenses of the competitors, who won the honourable mention and special prizes, will not be covered. Accommodation and transportation expenses of our award-winning participants under 18 and a parent will be covered.
14) The prize winners reward will be transferred to their IBAN which will be given before the competition. Beneficiary must have completed the papers in full and sign it. If the beneficiary doesn’t inform his/her IBAN number, the prize is going to be lapsed within a year. In case of lapse, participants cannot have any rights on prize, copyright.
15) Any caricatures sent to the competition won’t be sent back. The ranked or unranked caricatures may be used or shared by Mugla Metropolitan Municipality for cultural purposes. Among the sent caricatures, an album will be organized by Mugla Metropolitan Municipality with the help of Jury members. These albums will only be sent to the participants who are ranked in the competition and published in the album.
16) The right of publication of the works awarded as prize, honourable mention or works that will be exhibit at the end of the competition will belong to Mugla Metropolitan Municipality according to Law of Intellectual Property Rights numbered 5846, 21st title, 22nd, 23rd title, 24th title and 25th title. According to these rights Mugla Metropolitan Municipality can use these works in Turkish or all other languages, all kind of publishing contents by indicating the artist’s name for indefinitely. Muğla Metropolitan Municipality doesn’t allow using of the works for any other purposes under any circumstances. No payment will be done for the works that will be exhibited or chosen for album. All participants who have submitted their work for the competition are deemed to have accepted the conditions above.
First Prize: 7.500 TL
Second Prize: 5.000 TL
Third Prize: 3.500 TL
Honorable Mention (3): 1. 500 TL
Under the age of 18 (10-18) : 750 TL
Turan Özdemir Special Prize: 1.000 TL
Gürbüz DOĞAN EKŞİOĞLU (Ass. Doc. Yeditepe University Lecturer – Caricaturist)
Savaş ÜNLÜ (Humourist)
Şevket YALAZ (Caricaturist)
Abdül Kadir USLU (Caricaturist)
Mehmet SELÇUK (Caricaturist, General Coordinator)
Sait MUNZUR (Caricaturist)
Rudy GHEYSENS (President of Belgium Caricaturist Association – Caricaturist)
An Authorized person from Muğla Metropolitan Municipality
1. The deadline is until the end of working hours on Monday, 18 May 2020
2. The jury evaluation meeting will be held on Saturday, 30 May 2020
3. The results of the competition will be announced on Tuesday, 15 June 2020
4. The award ceremony will be held on a date determined by Muğla Metropolitan Municipality. Carricatures that the jury deems worth exhibiting will be exhibited on the date, time and place is going to be decided by Muğla Metropolitan Municipality.
Competition Coordinator: Ahsen GÜNAY
Phone: 0 537 983 61 03
Operator: 444 48 01 Interior: 1142
Address: Muğla Büyükşehir Belediyesi
Müştakbey Mahallesi Belediye Sokak No:6 Menteşe/Muğla
E-Mail: ahsengunay@mugla.bel.tr; cihanbulut@mugla.bel.tr
Web. www.mugla.bel.tr
Application form of Muğla Municipality Carricature Competition here (PDF).


The 44th Italian Lies championship graphics section contest dedicated to Lie 2020, Italy

The Italian Championship of Lies was born in 1966. The reasons that led to the creation of this competition are to be found in the traditions of our little village over the Pistoia’s mountains, on the Italian Apennines, when in last century people used to meet in front of a fireplace to tell stories that mixed reality and fictious. The Italian Lie Academy, in occasion of the 44th Italian Lies championship, declares the graphics section contest dedicated to Lie.
This year theme is:
Fables and Lies
Traditional fairy tales-tales-tales revised in a liar tone.
1. The competition is structured in a single section.
2. Participation is free. Deadline for cartoon submission is Wednesday, 1st July 2020. Each participant can send up to 2 cartoons.
3. The entry form below (also in PDF on source: labugia) must be completed in all its parts and sent along with the presentation of the works that take part in the competition.
4. The paper must be sent by postal mail to: Accademia della Bugia - Pro Loco Alta valle del Reno, via della chiesa, 27 - 51100 Le Piastre PT, Italy. Otherwise you can use our electronic mail address: accademiabugia@gmail.com
5. The comics can be written in italian or in english, but we advice that you can make a cartoon simply draw, without any text.
6. Italian Lie Academy will award the top three as follows: 1st place: "Gold Bugiardino". 2nd: "Silver Bugiardino". 3rd: "Bronze Bugiardino". The Bugiardino is the symbol made in resin of the Championship and is the bell tower of the village with a long nose, like the Pinocchio’s one.
It will be awarded with the "International Bugiardino" the best cartoon coming from abroad or drawn by a foreign national.
7. All the winning cartoons will be published on the website of the Italian championship of Lies (www.labugia.it).
8. The authors waive any fee related to copyright.
9. Prizes will be delivered during the 44th Italian Championship of Lies that will take place in Le Piastre on the 1st and 2nd August 2020.
10. The works will be judged by a jury headed by the italian cartoonist Marco Fusi.


Catalog of the 11th Salão Medplan de Humor 2019, Brazil

Received yesterday the color catalog of the 11th Salão Medplan de Humor 2019, Brazil + the 2020 calendar showing the awarded works in the event. The book is 20.8 cm x 30.7 cm in size and arrived a bit damaged in the post which is no surprise nowadays! It has 80 pages and contains the awarded + selected cartoons of  the 11th Salon with theme Narcissism.
The awarded + selected works in the Caricature section are also included in the catalog in 18 pages, each with 3 portraits on average. There are the awarded + selected works in the Comic Strip section in 6 pages. Yet not finished: in the following 5 pages are the awarded + selected works by young cartoonists that took part in the 2nd Salãozinho Medplan de Humor 2019. Totally are 216 cartoons/caricatures covered in this great catalog.
It is noted that they received 1.445 artworks from 41 countries mostly via internet I suppose. While this helps more artists to participate, it might have some negative consequences: The files of some cartoons are of less weight so that they are not clear enough on the printed page. This is obvious in the Honorable Mention winning charge in the event: the contour lines are all blurred. Some other works in the catalog also lost some effect due to this technical matter. This makes one contemplate on why some organizations still insist on accepting only original works, or some offer the prizes only if the originals are sent to the organization after the prizes are awarded to the electronically sent in works.
Engin Selçuk, Menekşe Çam, and Oğuz Gürel are the cartoonists from Turkey whose works are published in the catalog.
Possibly because this event was announced through some emphasis on taking a selfie, there are a lot of works depicting the act. And that is the reality of these days of course. But the theme was Narcissism which has never needed a cell phone to manifest itself. The 1st Prize winning charge by Rafael Corrêa shows one of such instances and deserves the front cover page as well (Top).
Thank you to the organizers, esp. Welington Teixeira de Araújo Júnior, for sending me this super collection of international humor.


International Cartoon Festival Competition & Exhibition, Malaysia 2020

The organizer of the competition is the Rossem Cartoon House (BKR), Malaysia Cartoon & Comic House (RKKM), Perbadanan Muzium Negeri Kelantan.
Eligible Participants:
• Opened to all artists from all over the world above 18 years of age.
Save Our Heritage
Technical Criteria:
• All artworks to be prepared at 300 dpi.
• Size A3 (297mmx420mm) in JPEG format.
• Entries: Max. 3 cartoons.
• Submitted works can be in color or black and white, in any style or technique.
• Submitted works must not violate copyright laws.
• By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own and permit the organizers to have full right to reproduce all or a part of the entered material free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to the exhibition.
• Send your cartoons and your CV (Name - Address - Phone number - Email address) via the following e-mail address:
• Deadline: 23 May 2020
• Exhibition: 01 June 2020
• All participants whose works will be exhibited will receive a digital catalogue and a digital certificate of participation.
Prizes and awards
First prize : RM 2,000.00
Second prize : RM 1,500.00
Thirt prize: RM 1,000.00
Five special mentions
The Coordinator of the Gathering: Rossem
Facebook : Balai Kartun Rossem https://www.facebook.com/kartunrossem/ .
(Updated: 02 February 2020 17:30).

20th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition 2020, Canada

20th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition
(Theme and Regulations)
1. The theme for the 20th International Editorial Cartoon Competition is:
Pulling the plug on social media
After a storm over the publication of a cartoon deemed anti-Semitic, the New York Times stopped publishing editorial cartoons in their international publication.
In August, India stripped Kashmir of its constitutional autonomy and isolated it from the world by cutting it off from the Internet.
Thirty years after the fact, the Chinese are still kept in the dark about the Tiananmen Square massacres.
Iran can claim, without risk of contradiction, that its response to the attack on General Soleimani killed 80 American soldiers.
Increasingly, we see that the powers in place do not suffer contradiction.
2. Three prizes will be awarded: a first prize of $1500 plus a Certificate from Canadian UNESCO, a second prize of $750 and a third prize 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 colour 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 8.5 by 11 inches. Cartoons should be in jpeg format at 300 dpi.
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 right to use any of the cartoons entered for promotion of the Editorial Cartoon Competition.
7. The winners of the Cartoon Competition will be announced at the World Press Freedom Day luncheon to be held at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Tuesday May 5, 2020 and will be 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 published in a program distributed at the luncheon.
The deadline for reception of cartoons is midnight (Eastern Daylight Saving Time), Friday, March 27, 2020.
Send submission by e-mail to: info@ccwpf-cclpm.ca .
Source: bado-badosblog .


1st International Coast to Comix Contest 2020, Italy

LA proloco di Appignano organizes the contest (INTERNATIONAL) COAST TO COMIX! for humorous and satirical cartoons of costume on the theme:
“WALKING - total green travel, walking holidays.
With a particular eye to the Coast to Coast route from the Adriatic Sea to the Tyrrhenian Sea PORTONOVO - ORBETELLO "
The competition is open to designers from all over the world / Italy, without any territorial limit and will be divided into two categories, as follows:
You can send up to five unpublished works, made with any technique, in color or in black and white, in the maximum A4 format (21x29.7 cm).
The works must be received no later than midnight on 10/05/2020
- at coastocomix@gmail.com in .jpg, .tiff or .pdf format at a resolution of 300 dpi, together with the participation form (different for adults and minors, in the latter case a parent will send us the module). NB: the individual files must not exceed 5 MB in weight
5 - JURY
Jury President Valentina Lo Surdo, RAI journalist, collaborates with Lonley Planet and avid walker
Riccardo Messi - artist
Isabella Manfrini - designer and walker
Riccardo Chitarrari - artist
Gianfranco Borgani - creator of paths
1st Italian Prize € 100 recognition plaque, typical products: artistic crockery, legumes
the winner will be hosted with a companion on the evening of Saturday 27/06/2020 at a local facility
2nd Italian Prize recognition plaque, typical products: artistic crockery, legumes
3rd Italian Prize identification plate, typical products: legumes
1st Foreign Prize € 100 recognition plate
2nd Foreign Prize recognition plate
3rd Foreign Prize recognition plate
1st Prize "Public Vote" for the work most voted by the public
recognition plaque, typical products: artistic crockery, legumes.
The Jury reserves the right to report further works, which will not receive prizes and to exclude from the tender notice any works deemed unsuitable for the proposed theme or not ethically correct.
During the exhibits of the works there will be the possibility for visitors to indicate their favorite work to compete for the assignment of the "1st Prize voted by the Public".
By participating in the competition, the authors assign the non-exclusive right to publish the works on any medium for promotional purposes without having anything to claim as copyright.
Participants will be distributed online the "Coast-to-comix CATALOG" with the collection of the best participating works of the two categories.
The selected works will also be exhibited as a kilometric sign of the Coast to Coast trekking route.
INAUGURATION: the Works will be exhibited on the occasion of the Award Ceremony in Appignano and along the streets of the town where it will take place with a walk during the day of 28/06/2020
On this date, important cartoonists from all over Italy will intervene in the town, who will create and give the public autographed caricatures and cartoons, as well as selfies for the dissemination of the initiative on social networks (instagram, facebook, etc.)
In one of the areas set up for the exhibition, the final award ceremony will be held on 27/06/2020 from 15:00 to 16:00 with the coveted presence of all participants.
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The 7th International Cartoon Gathering - Egypt 2020

(To be held in 12th July 2020)
The Ministry of Culture in Egypt, in cooperation with Egyptian Caricature Association organizes the 7th International Cartoon Gathering.
Eligible Participants:
• Opened to all artists from all over the world above 18 years of age.
1- Music.
2- Caricature: Egyptian singer (Umm Kulthum).
Technical Criteria:
· All artworks to be prepared at 300 dpi.
· Size A3 (297mmx420mm) in JPEG format.
· Entries: Max. 3 cartoons.
· Submitted works can be in color or black and white, in any style or technique.
· Submitted works must not violate copyright laws.
· By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own and permit the organizers to have full right to reproduce all or a part of the entered material free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to the exhibition.
• Send your cartoons and your CV (Name - Address - Phone number - Email address) via the following e-mail address: egyptcartoon2020@gmail.com
• Deadline: 15th April 2020
• Opening Ceremony: 12th July 2020
• All participants whose works will be exhibited will receive a digital catalogue and a digital certificate of participation.
For more details please visit: https://www.facebook.com/egyptcartoon
Or contact us at: egyptcartoon2020@gmail.com
The President of the Gathering: Gomaa Farahat
The Coordinator of the Gathering: Fawzy Morsy.