53rd World Gallery of Cartoons, Skopje 2021, North Macedonia

53rd WORLD GALLERY of CARTOONS Skopje 2021
• The organizer of the competition is OSTEN Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia.
• The SELECTOR assigned by the organizer will select the submitted works, and the INTERNATIONAL JURY will appraise the short-listed works.
• Opening of the exhibition and the official announcement of the awards will take place in September 2021 in Skopje, N. Macedonia.
• Types of works – cartoons | satirical drawing | comic/strip (one panel of non-linguistic strip).
• Theme | technique | format – by the author's choice.
• Number of works – unlimited.
• Only ORIGINAL, hand-created works are eligible. If the author works exclusively in digital technique, printed DIGITAL WORKS numbered and signed in pencil on the front will be accepted 
• Only original works from the NEWER PRODUCTION, which have not previously been PUBLISHED or AWARDED, will be considered 
- Works that are deemed by the jury to be identical or closely similar to the known works by another cartoonist will NOT be judged 
- If detected the cartoonist has violated any of the rules for participation after the awarding, the jury has the right to withdraw the award 
- According to the organizer’s directions, the selector and the international jury will pay particular attention to the visual expression of the submitted works 
- Fill out the APPLICATION FORM (electronically or manually) and send it to the e-mail: cartoons@osten.com.mk along with a photo, short bio and digital images of the submitted works 
- Send the electronically submited works BY POSTAL MAIL along with the printed and signed Application Form 
Note: the name of the author, the title of the work and the technique should be stated on the back of each work 
• By completing the application, the author gives to the organizer a NON-EXCLUSIVE RIGHT to use, exhibit, study and publish his works for the needs of the event. 
For selection will be considered the works that will arrive up to
30th April (EXTENDED:) 31 MAY 2021 to the address:
8 Udarna Brigada 2, 1000 Skopje, N. Macedonia
While sending the works, make sure to write on the package:
You should choose one of the options below:
O To participate WITHOUT A PARTICIPATION FEE (the submitted works remain in the OSTEN Collection)
O To participate WITH A PARTICIPATION FEE of 10 $ (non-selected works to be returned to the author).
The payment should be done via money transfer to the OSTEN Skopje account:
Beneficiary: OSTEN DOOEL SKOPJE, 8 Udarna Brigada 2, Skopje 1000, N. Macedonia
IBAN: MK07210701000702188 | SWIFT: TUTNMK22
Bank: NLB AD SKOPJE, Majka Tereza 1, Skopje 1000, N. Macedonia
• The SELECTOR decides about the CARTOONISTS who go to the next level of jurying with all
submitted works and makes a short-list of FINALISTS
• The INTERNATIONL JURY reviews the works of the selected cartoonists, chooses the work that will be presented in the catalog and decides on the awards envisaged by the organizer
• The organizer will notify all registered cartoonists about the results of the selection (until the end of
May 2021) and the jury decision (by the end of June 2021) by email and will publish the results on its
website - osten.mk, and other printed, electronic and social media.
• The works by the SELECTED CARTOONISTS will be exhibited in the official exhibition
September 2021 / Skopje, N. Macedonia
• The FINALISTS and AWARD-WINNING CARTOONISTS who will be present in Skopje during the opening of the exhibition and presentation awards ceremony, receive print portfolios of their works
produced by OSTEN
• The AWARD-WINNING CARTOONISTS receive appropriate monetary award (where envisaged),
appropriate printed Plaques and printed copy of the catalog via postal mail. Their works remain
in the OSTEN Collection
• The OTHER CARTOONISTS receive appropriate digital Certificate and a catalog in .pdf via e-mail.
The ones, who like to have the Certificate / catalog in hard copy, can order it for a price of 30 $ and
they will be sent to the appointed address by registered postal mail
• The organizer invites ALL PARTICIPATING CARTOONISTS to attend the opening of the exhibition
and presentation awards ceremony in September 2021 in Skopje.
GRAND PRIX for LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT (1500 $ & Sculpture) – decision by the Ambassadors of OSTEN
FIRST AWARD ($1000 & Plaque) – decision by the International Jury
SECOND AWARD ($500 & Plaque) – decision by the International Jury
5 THIRD AWARDS (Plaque) – decision by the International Jury
5 SPECIAL AWARDS (Plaque) – decision by the International Jury
CICO AWARD * for a Macedonian Cartoonist (Plaque) – decision by the OSTEN Board
* In honor of the great Macedonian cartoonist Vasilije Popovic – Cico.
(Updated: 30 April 2021 23:00).

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