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The 9th Cartoon Contest "De Geus" 2021, Belgium

NINTH CARTOON CONTEST “DE GEUS” RULES 2021
THEME: COLONIZATION AND DECOLONIZATION
Although the people of the former colonies forced their independence in the second half of the 20th century, old colonial ideas and power relations still-often unconsciously – have an influence on our society and our thinking. They contribute to contemporary racism and stereotypical prejudices. 
1. ORGANISER 
The cultural association ‘De Geus’ (based in Lebbeke, Belgium) holds every two years a cartoon competition. 
2. PARTICIPATION 
The competition is open to anyone aged over 18. 
3. ENTRIES 
The submitted works must not have received an award and must not yet have been published in Belgium. 
All graphic techniques are allowed. Text is not allowed. 
The cartoons are to be drawn on A4 format and 300 dpi (maximum of 3 MB per cartoon) for digital cartoons. 
Cartoons sent by post need to have the name and address of the author on the back-side of each cartoon Each participant can submit a maximum of 5 cartoons only. 
4. DEADLINE 
Deadline for submission is 10 August 2021 
Cartoons need to be sent to: 
by email: 
or by mail: 
Clement Vlassenroot 
Cartoonale ‘De Geus’ 2021 
Duivenkeetstraat 16 
B-9280 Lebbeke 
5. PUBLICATION RIGHTS 
By entering the contest, the cartoonist agrees that his/her work will be exhibited and be published in the catalog of the contest. The prize-winning cartoons remain property of the organisers. 
6. JURY 
The jury awards the prizes autonomously. No correspondence with the jury will be allowed on its decisions. 
7. PRIZES 
The jury will award five awards. 
1st award : 800 Euro 
2nd award : 400 Euro 
3rd award : 250 Euro 
4th award : 200 Euro 
5th award : 150 Euro 
8. EXHIBITION AND AWARD CEREMONY 
The results of the competition will be announced on Friday 15 October 2021 at 7.30 pm in the gallery ‘De Fontein’. 
An exhibition of the selected works will take place in the gallery ‘De Fontein’ in Lebbeke on 16, 17, 23 and 24 October. 
9. RETURN 
The original versions of the cartoons will only be returned when clearly specified on the entry form. 
Cartoons can also be picked up on appointment with the organisers. 
The organiser cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged cartoons during the shipment. 
10. CARTOON CATALOG 
Selected participants can, on request, get a printed version of the catalog. The catalog can also be downloaded at the following address: www.curieusdegeus.be 
11. By entering the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these rules. 
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