The 6th International Cartoon Contest, Kolašin 2021, Montenegro

CONTEST THEME: Hrabrost / Courage, Bravery, and FREE theme. 
The theme of this year's festival is "courage, bravery." Man is an imperfect being and lives with fears. Can a man be free and just if he does not have the courage? Can he achieve his goals if he is not brave? Is courage madness or the strength of man? Man is surrounded by various dangers, trials, torments, diseases, wars, violence and injustices... Can a man overcome all this if he does not have the courage? Does courage make him stronger and more just? In the end, can a man be an upright, proud, free and conscious being if he does not have the courage? 
The participants can send a maximum of 3 works per one theme to compete (six works in total). 
There must be full name and country of the author, and number of the works on each work. For example: JOHN SMITH USA 1, JOHN SMITH USA 2. 
All entries must be sent on the post address : 
Centar za kulturu Kolasin 81210,Crna Gora-Montenegro  /za medjunarodni festival karikature/ 
 or : 
FIRST PRIZE: 500 Euro, Diploma 
SECOND PRIZE: 300 Euro, Diploma 
THIRD PRIZE: 200 Euro, Diploma 
Seven special prizes –Honorable mention of the salon.
​ DEADLINE: July 20, 2021
The international jury will choose the cartoons. 
THE DECISION of the jury will be published on July 22, on all cartoon websites. Winners will be officially announced and will take place in the Cultural Center in Kolašin. Award ceremony will be on August 5th, 2021, at 20h in the Cultural center Kolasin. 
Festival organizer: JU Culture center Kolasin and Darko Drljevic, free artist. 
General sponsor : Municipality Kolašin. 
Source: Darko Drljević.

Winners in the 26th International Cartoon Exhibition Zagreb 2021, Croatia

(comic book heroes and their authors in caricature)

The 26th International Exhibition of Cartoons ZAGREB 2021
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31st International Festival of Cartoon and Humorous Literature, Gura Humorului 2021

Gura Humorului Townhall
Suceava County Council
The Bucovina Cultural Centre
The 31st edition, 2021
The 31st edition of Humour at ... Gura Humorului, the International Festival of Cartoon and Humorous Literature will be held between July, 28 – July, 30, 2021. 
This year's edition will be held online. 
1. The Edition theme: The Cage of Freedom 
2. Original works are accepted, in digital format, created after January 1st, 2021, 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 JULY 5th, 2021 (posting date) on the following addresses: 
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 A3 
- 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 winners will be announced online on July 30, 2021, and the diplomas will be sent by mail and the cash prizes by bank transfer.. 
9. 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. 
10. 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. 
11. There will be no participation fees. 
Further information: 
The Bureau of Press Relations of „Humour at ... Gura Humorului” Festival 
• Curator Galavan Robert George - Folk Customs Museum in Bucovina (Muzeul Obiceiurilor Populare din Bucovina) 
Telephone: 00 40 757485882 
• Professor Sever Dumitrache – cultural adviser 
Telephone : 00 40 723270520. 
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The 4th CARTUNION Cartoon Contest 2021, USA

The web forum CARTUNION was created 15 years ago to keep cartoonists happy. Because if cartoonists are happy then all the readers are happy, then everybody feels good. That was the goal. 
After 15 years of discussing the art of cartooning one thing became clear: cartoonists as all other human beings need to have fun. So, let's celebrate the forum's 15th anniversary with the funny cartoon contest! The International Jury: Vasiliy Alexandrov (Russia), Andrey Feldshteyn (USA), Yuri Manaev (Russia), Ivailo Tsvetkov (Bulgaria), Mikhail Zlatkovsky (Russia) will choose the best cartoons. 
1. The theme for the 4th CARTUNION Cartoon Contest is: "Just Funny!" Please send us really funny cartoons which make you laugh. 
2. Anybody can participate in the contest if he or she is older than eighteen years of age. 
3. Three prizes will be awarded: a first prize of $700, a second prize of $500 and a third prize of $300. All sums are in US dollars. Ten additional cartoons will receive the Honors Diplomas (in electronic form). 
4. Participants may submit up to three cartoons. Please do not submit works already awarded at any other cartoon contests. 
5. The cartoon format should be A4 (21 x 29.7 cm), JPG, RGB, resolution 300 dpi. The maximum size for a single file is 3 MB. 
6. Please send submission by e-mail to: justfunnycartoon@gmail.com 
7. The participant name, address, telephone and short biography should be included in submission. 
8. Please write your name and country in the "Subject" line of your email submission (Smith_Australia). 
9. Please name the submitted files as follows: Last Name_First Name_Country_work number (Smith_John_Australia_2). 
10. By entering the contest, participant confirms that he or she is the author of the works and agrees that the Contest Organizer has the right to publish works on the Internet or other media, as well as to use them in any other way without restriction. By sending works, author agrees that Contest Organizer has the right to reproduce copies free of charge for publication on electronic resources, in print media and other sources without additional approvals and rewards. The work submitted to the Contest must not violate copyrights or infringe on the rights of others, violate confidentiality or contain defamation and insult against any company or person. The Contest Organizer will not be held liable if the participants do not take these rules into account. Participants pledge to release the Organizer in case of any claims by third parties which may arise if these conditions are not met. 
11. The Jury of the Contest is not responsible for cases of plagiarism and is expecting that cartoonists will help the Jury to identify such works. Shortlist of award nominees will be shown to the general public shortly before the final results are announced. 
12. The contest catalog will be posted online. 
13. The deadline for entries is Friday, August 20, 2021. The results will be announced in September of 2021. 
14. The Contest Organizer is International Forum Cartunion: http://www.cartoonblues.com/forum 
Forum Administrator is Andrey Feldshteyn (USA). 
Source: cartoonblues.


The 7th International Cartoon Festival, Ferizaj 2021, Kosovo

7th International Cartoon Festival, Ferizaj 2021, Kosovo
A. Participation 
The organizer of this festival is HiTHi-Cartoon Association 
The application for participation is open for everyone over 18 all over the world, regardless of nationality, sex, race or proffession. 
B. The Topic 
a) Superstitions 
b) Free Topic
Explaination for superstitions topic: 
Many peoples of the world believe in superstitions and each in his own way. For some we have heard from our country, but sure we don't know more other nations what they belive. 
This edition of our festival will be a good opportunity which through cartoon to learn more about the superstitions of the world nations which we don't know yet. 
As we know the number 13 accounts count, we will present here just 13 superstitions which we heard, and then in other side artists are free to do through the cartoon. 
1/ Do not trim nails, do not clean the body on Tuesday 
2/ Do not whistle at night 
3/ Do not leave your wallet on the ground that it is going bankrupt financially 
4/ Do not stay in front of the mirror at night 
5/ If the black cat crosses the road, bad luck awaits you 
6/ When the cuckoo sings on the chimney of the house, it presage misfortune 
7/ Placing a horseshoe on the door of the house protects you from the devil 
8/ Placing a string of garlic on the door of the house protects you from the pestilence 
9/ If you carry with you the blue stone or the wolf tooth, the evil eye will not catch you 
10/ Tying the red thread on the horns or in the tail of the cow, protects it from the evil eye 
11/ The springling of water on the road behind the back of the boy who goes as a soldier, makes him return home good and safe. 
12/ The cutting of the ram and the shedding of blood on the foundations of the house make it prosperous for their inhabitants 
13/ Do not whistle with the trumpet before Shengiergi, because the animals run out of milk. 
C. Conditions 
1. Will accept the original cartoons only, digital art, signed from the author and to be in the accepted formats: A4, in JPG with 300 dpi, in different technics, in black and white. 
2. The cartoon should not be a winner of any previewed festival. 
3. Application can be no more than 5 cartoons for the same topic. 
4. The author must send a photo, CV, contact number, mail address and e-mail address. 
D. Deadline 13 June 2021 
E. Festival Address 
Shoqata e Karikaturisteve "HiTHi" Qendra e Kutures, Rr, Ramadan Rexhepi, 70000 Ferizaj, Kosove 
E-mail Address: 
F. Prizes and Certifications 
First Prize- Golden HiTHi - Gratitude; (plaque and 300 €) 
Second Prize- Silver HiTHi - Gratitude; (plaque and 200 €) 
Third Prize- Bronze HiTHi - Gratitude; (plaque and 100 €) 
5 Special Prizes- Gratitudes 
With money prizes will award the cartoon with superstitions topic only. 
The special prizes can be awarded with the free topic 
G. The Exhibition 
The Exhibition will open in the Art Gallery- Ferizaj city, on July 4th 2021; 6:00h pm. 
H. Other Conditions 
The authors which will be qualifited for exhibition will take digital gratitude for participation and also the digital catalog too. 
The organizers reserve the rights of the reproductions and promotions without any fee. 
I. Festival Guests 
Special Guest: 
Mrs Luljeta GORANCI - Veteran Kosovar cartoonist who will publish 20 cartoons non-competition. 
Other Guests: 
Everybody is wellcome. Let it be the cartoons as a bridge of corporation through nations, even when all the roads are closed like this situation of pandemy. The cartoon makes its own road crossing borders through virtual exhibitions around the world. 
Imri MUSLIU- Director of Sh. K. "HiTHi" 
tel. +38344224586 
Source: hithi.


The European Cartoon Award 2021

The European Cartoon Award will welcome entries for the 2021 edition from May 6, 2021, to June 18, 2021. 
Any cartoonist that operates in or is from any of the 47 countries of the Council of Europe is eligible to compete in the European Cartoon Award. 
The cartoons need to be accompanied by a description in English (250 words maximum), explaining the theme of the cartoon(s), together with an assessment of its impact and reception. If you need assistance with writing this in English, please reach out to us at info@europeanpressprize.com.  
During the entry period for the European Cartoon Award, a button will become available on our website that brings you to our cartoon entry form. Please submit your cartoon(s) here and fill out the form. 
The entry period for the 2021 edition is: May 6 to June 18
Cartoonists can send in a maximum of three cartoons, either entered separately or in one entry if they are part of a series. 
Submitted cartoons must have been realized between 1 January and 31 December 2020 and published in European online and offline media. 
Entries should be submitted digitally by completing the form on this website. Only complete forms can be entered. Cartoons must be submitted in JPEG format. 
Applicants are required to upload images with a resolution of 1080 x 1080 pixels minimum. 
If your caption is in any other language than English, please submit an English translation of the caption as well. 
Judging procedure 
After the entries have come in, they will be assessed and sifted through by the Laureates Jury and the Panel of Judges, consulting widely. The two juries, the Laureates one composed by 5 nominees of the last edition, and the latter composed by the winner of the last year’s edition together with four expert journalists, cartoonists, or activist, will vote on cartoons and select a shortlist from which the Panel of Judges will select the winner. 
Source: europeanpressprize .


XXI International Salon of Antiwar Cartoons, Kragujevac 2021, Serbia

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: 
Grand Prix "Courier of Peace" and a prize of 1,500 euros from the International Association of Cities of Peace Newspapers 
Gold plaque and 1,000 euros 
Silver plaque and 800 euros 
Bronze plaque and 500 euros 
Award of the Mayor of Bydgoszcz (Poland) in the amount of 750 euros 
Award of the city of Ingolstadt (Germany) in the amount of 500 euros 
Award of the city of Bielsko-Biala (Poland) in the amount of 500 euros 
Prize of the city of Suresnes (France) in the amount of 500 euros 
Prize of the city of Pitesti (Romania) in the amount of 500 euros 
Award of the city of Carrara (Italy) in the amount of 500 euros. 
The jury may also award a number of diplomas to shortlisted works for awards. 
Cartoonists and fine artists from all over the world have to right to participate. They should submit at most 3 (three) cartoons, which have not been awarded by any other international competition, on the subject 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, electronically version of the cartoon with the original signature. On the back of the artwork there should be written data on the artist (such as: name, surname, address, phone/fax, e-mail.) 
The deadline for submission of works is August 17th, 2021. The jury session is to be held on August 21th and 22th, 2021. 
The Cartoons should be sent to the address: 
SALON ANTIRATNE KARIKATURE, Desankin venac bb, 34000 Kragujevac, Serbia 
or to the e-mail address salon@spomenpark.rs . 
The works submitted to the competition are not returned and the Salon reserves the right to use them without special compensation. 
NOTE: The International Salon of Antiwar Catoons had a great international promotion and affirmation. After the announcement of the winners, the presentation of awards and the opening of the exhibition in Kragujevac, the Salon exhibition is being set up in numerous cities around the world and in international organizations. The salon has visited more than 40 cities in 20 countries. Thus, the Salon exhibition was presented in the United Nations building in New York, in the exhibition premises of the European Commission in Brussels. Polish cities Bydgoszcz, Bielsko-Biala, Plonsk, Vielun, Torun. The audience also saw her in Mexico City, Limassol (Cyprus), Berlin and Dresden (Germany), Paris (France), Tryavna (Bulgaria), Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Skopje (Macedonia), Carrara and Monte Cassino (Italy), New Haven (USA), Poltava (Ukraine), Mesolongia (Greece), Kotor (Montenegro), Slovenj Gradec (Slovenia)...The virtual exhibition of the Salon is available on the Salon's website www.antiwarkragujevac.rs.