International Cartoon Contest, Golden Hat 2023, Belgium

All persons over 18 years of age are eligible to participate in this international contest. Participants shall agree to the terms and conditions of the rules and the decisions of the jury. Belgian law governing withholding tax on prizes won by foreign participants applies. 
Participation is free of charge. Deadline 31.12.2022
A cartoon is a humorous drawing. This may be a caricature of a famous person, a parody of a real situation, or simply a picture of a funny situation. The cartoon may consist of one image or take the form of a short comic strip. No moving images allowed. 
Participants are free to choose the theme of their entries. 
Maximum 5 submissions per person, black and white or colour. 
The cartoons must not contain text. 
Drawings can also be made digitally. 
They must be packaged flat and not folded. 
Works under glass, framed or in other materials will not be accepted. 
They must not have been exhibited in Belgium or awarded in other countries. 
Digital entries: min. 2480 x 3500 pixels (A4 300dpi). Allowed file types: jpg jpeg eps tif psd pdf.
Entries may only be sent by post after the form has been completed on the website and the form is enclosed with the entry. Dimensions min. 21 x 30 cm or max. 30 x 42 cm. The entrant’s name, first name and address must be written on the back of each cartoon. 
Your participation is only valid if we have received your fully completed entry form on our website. 
Entries are submitted at the expense of the entrants. 
The selected cartoons wil be framed with a passe-partout for the exhibition. 
The sender remains responsible for the originality of his work. Discussions and possible claims concerning all forms of plagiarism are the responsibility of the contributor.
By participating, entrants grant the organizing body the right to use their entries as advertising for the “International 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 cartoon festival organizers, calendar).
A professional jury will make a selection for the exhibition from the submissions received and will select 10 nominees. 
This selection will be checked for plagiarism after which the jury can decide to make a selection. 
The winners will be announced on the opening date of the festival.
All submitted works shall become the property of the organizing body related to the cartoon festival.
You can ask for a return of the submitted items on your expence. Submitted works will be stored for maximum 2 years.
In collaboration with “Davidsfonds” Leuven, a cartoon book will be published, subject to budgetary and technical constraints. Selected participants will be entitled to one copy.
Golden Hat 5.000 € *
Silver Hat 2.000 € *
Bronze Hat 1.000 € *
Audience Award 500 €
* + flight and hotel accommodation in Knokke-Heist during the opening (one night).
City of Knokke-Heist / Culture House
Maxim Willemspad 1 , 8300 Knokke-Heist
Phone +32 50 63 04 30
Source: myknokke.


The 5th International Cartoon Competition, Morocco 2022

The 5th edition of the International Cartoon Competition, Morocco 2022
The weekly Le Canard Libéré in partnership with the Moroccan Association of Caricature (MAC) and the Association Atlas de la Caricature (AAC) organizes International Festival of Caricature in Africa FICA 2022 
Anyone who participates in the competition subscribes to the conditions of the rules and to the Jury decisions. 
Theme 1:  Environment 
Man, a danger to the planet 
Conditions of participation in the competition 
• The number of works per participant is limited to 2 (two). 
• The works cannot have been published, or exhibited, or have won awards in Morocco or abroad. 
• Format: A4, 300 dpi, JPG / JPEG and free techniques 
• Deadline : 01 December 2022 
• Works that do not meet the conditions set In these regulations will not be taken into consideration for the competition. 
• The following prizes are planned: 
First Prize (duck) 
Second Prize (Africa) 
Third Prize (pencil stroke). 
6 (Six) Special Prizes. 
• Cartoons should be sent to: magrebtoon@gmail.com 
• 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 participate only in the exhibition, not in competition (just participation of honor). 
• 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: Sketch of the cartoonist Mohamed Filali 
Mohamed Filali, this native of Essaouira in 1949, at the age of 19, decided to "go up" to Rabat to seek his fortune there, armed only with his lost talents. We are in 1969. And as it was necessary to earn a living, the young Mohamed proposed some caricatures to the daily Opinion. 
Seduced by the stroke of the pencil as daring as it is intelligent, the leaders of the organ of Istiqlal were quickly going to hire him. 
And there you have it, Mohamed, bombarded caricaturist designer, who is quickly noticed by increasingly daring boards. He still remembers his first clearly committed caricature: the drawing represented a man and his little boy looking up at a figure floating in the air, a towel in his hand. The latter strangely resembled the Minister of Finance at the time. In the bubbles, the child said to his father “Look at daddy, he is flying”. “But what is he stealing? replied the father. “It happened without censorship getting involved,” recalls Mohamed Filali. 
Meeting with censorship 
A good reason to be bold and dare to draw more and more incisive designs. “The authorities were always quick to censor the writings. But it was more complicated when it came to drawings. They were, after all, “mikiates!” This will last until the day he commits an openly anti-American box, criticizing the United States' commitment to Viet Nam; then another attacking the Algerian government. It was enough for us to be more interested in his case. Mohamed Filali escapes a kidnapping attempt, and the "accidental" exposure of his car will cause him some burns, but will cost his life to the person who accompanied him.
More on maghrebtoon.


The Sejong Techno Park will hold the Sejong International Cartoon & Webtoon Contest(SICACO 2022). 
1. Part(Cartoon & Webtoon), Theme (Crisis & Opportunity), Free (Soccer, Football) 
2. Deadline of Last Application (Oct.3-20), works (within 3), 
3. Original Cartoons receive by Int’l mail (Sejong Post Office Box 2, Jochiwon- eup, Sejong-si, Korea
4. Digital Works re-accept by E-mail between Oct. only 3-20.(webtoon.SJ@gmail.com
*Compressed attachment, 300dpi or higher 
5. Application for Contest and Submission of License Agreement download our attached form. (Egypt cartoon Homepage) 
6. The judges are experts strictly examine them in consideration of creativity, artistry, subject matter and content, and inform the winners. 
7. The Award shall be paid by taxing higher prizes money($8,000) for the Grand Prize 1, Gold Prize 1, Silver Prize 2, Bronze Prize 3, and other winners. 
8. The submitted and donated works shall not be returned, but the right of use necessary to protect the copyright shall be held by the Organizer. ( -Egypt cartoon Homepage) 
9. Points to Note: 
Works submitted to the DICACO Institute will be delivered in advance, but digital works will be re-submitted by the new email. (webtoon.SJ@gmail.com
10. For other inquiries, we mainly ask for your participation by e-mail. 
Phone: 82-44-850-3842 Lee Hee-jin 
Guide: csanlim@naver.com / Dr. Lim.


Rose al-youssef Gate: Call to action to combat climate change 2022, Egypt

Big Greeting from Egypt to All of You
Rose al-youssef Gate 
The news portal of one of the oldest and most famous press institutions in Egypt and the Middle East, and the cradle of the art of caricature in the land of the pharaohs. 
Which carried the banner of creativity, enlightenment and political struggle since its inception and its first launch a hundred years ago. 
Here we present our second initiative and launch a new call to action to combat climate change. 
All the cartoonists and talented youth around the world are invited to use their paintings and drawings to raise awareness of the issue of climate change and its causes and negative repercussions on the life and future of humanity, so that everyone takes their responsibilities to reduce harmful emissions. 
Besides, human solidarity is required to alleviate the suffering caused by disasters caused by climate change, such as fires, floods, and droughts, which necessitates combining efforts and exchanging information technology to find successful solutions to this crisis. 
Kindly, send all your details and caricatures to the following E-mail or WhatsApp: 
WhatsApp: (+20)01099934770 
We Look Forward to your creativity as usual. 
It is allowed to participate through the paintings that have been published. 
Editor-in-Chief: Ayman Abd El-Maguid


Winners in the 38th Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition 2022, Turkey

Results of the 38th Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition 2022, Turkey

Antonio Antunes/Chair (Portugal), Ercan Akyol (Turkey), Fawzy Morsy (Egypt), Gürbüz Doğan Ekşioğlu (Turkey), Liza Donnelly (USA), Marlene Pohle (Argentina), Piyale Madra (Turkey), Pol Leurs (Luxembourg), Tan Oral (Turkey).

1st Prize: Engin SELÇUK (Turkey) (Top)

2nd Prize: Mahmood NAZARI (Iran)
3rd Prize: Marco De ANGELIS (Italy)

Special Award (Empowered Girls, Empowered Futures):
Fethi Gürcan MERMERTAŞ (Turkey)

Success Awards:
Nikola LISTES (Croatia)
Şevket YALAZ (Turkey)
Halit KURTULMUŞ (Turkey).
Source: aydindoganvakfi.


Results of the 6th Beavers Laugh International Cartoon Competition 2022, Ukraine

Winners in Beavers Laugh 2022
6th International Cartoon Competition
Bobritsa village, Ukraine
1st Prize: Martin Rybar (Czech Republic) (Top)
2nd Prize: Enver Malkoç (Turkey)
3rd Prize: Abbas Naaseri (Iran)
Appreciation Award: Luc Vernimmen (Belgium)
Appreciation Award: Giorgio Gino Giunta (Italy)
Appreciation Award: Bartosz Styrna (Poland)
Beaver Award 2022: Wouter Van Ghysegem (Belgium).
Source: Beavers Laugh.


International Exhibition of Portraits and Caricatures: The writer Urmuz, Romania

In preparation for the celebration of the CENTENARY OF URMUZ (1883-1923), the Prahova Branch of the Union of Professional Journalists from Romania is preparing an international exhibition dedicated to one of the most important Romanian avant-garde writers, precursor of surrealism and the literature of the absurd, Urmuz. We invite you to participate in this cultural project. We are waiting for portraits and caricatures of the writer URMUZ at our postal address or in the case of digital drawings at our e-mail address. 
- Theme: The writer URMUZ (1883-1923) 
- Number of drawings: Unlimited 
- Dimensions: A4 - A3 
- Deadline: December 20, 2022 
- Numerous prizes will be awarded.  


International Festival of humor and satire In Vinica Veritas 2022, N. Macedonia

The House of Culture „Tosho Arsov“ – Vinica
and the Council of the International Festival of humor and satire
(In caricature)
Theme: „A woman/wife is a head of the family
1. One author can take participation with 3 caricatures, but not more than 3.
2. The size of the cartoons should be A4 or A3, resolution 300 dpi.
3. The cartoons can be sent in their original version or via e-mail to: 
4. The House of Culture provides the following awards:
– First prize: 300 euro
– Second prize: 200 euro
– Third prize: 100 euro
5. The works should be sent at the address: 
House of Culture „Tosho Arsov“ – Vinica, ul. „Bel Kamen“ 13, Macedonia, indicated for the competition „In Vinica Veritas“.
–  The works should be sent by 1st October 2022.
6. The authors will receive their awards at The Festival of Humor and Satire „IN VINICA VERITAS“ held from 17th to 21st October 2022.
7. The festival organizer keeps the rights to use the awarded works at any time.
8. The received caricatures will not be sent back to the participants of the competition.
9. After the announcement of the results, the awarded works from the competition need to be sent in original form because only in that way it will be paid to you.
Person for contact: Blagica Stojanovska, phone number: +389 (0)33 361-150 
e-mail: invinicaveritasfestival@gmail.com
Municipal facility
House of culture
„Tosho Arsov“ – Vinica, Macedonia. 

The 3rd International Competition for Caricature & Satirical Portrait, Caricatunis 2022

Under the auspice of the Ministry of Culture, Fayoum Art Center is pleased to announce the details of the annual international competition for caricature & satirical portrait “CARICATUNIS 2022” 
1️⃣ Cartoon Theme: Climate Change 
Climate change challenges and their impacts on future generations are more and more visible. YOU, the ARTISTS are visionaries and foretellers. Are you the optimist that can show us how an utopian future can look like? What would our world look like in the near future if nations in collaboration with the public and private sector, civil society and development partners work together towards a much needed change. Or warn us from the dystopian outcome that awaits us if we fail to act now to save generations to come. 
2️⃣ Satirical Portrait: George Bahgoury 
Through this year’s edition we would like to celebrate the iconic Egyptian cartoonist and visual artist George Bahgoury. His influences and contributions to the Egyptian as well as the international art scene in general, and caricature in particular deserve to be highlighted by your talents. 
● Open to artists from anywhere in the world 
● Works must be in JPEG format, 300 dpi, A3 size 
● Works can be black and white or color, in any style or technique 
By submitting an entry, the entrant certifies that the work is his own and permits the organizers to reproduce all or part of the entered material for publication free of charge and/or display in media related to the competition. 
Prizes (in each Category): 
1st Prize 500$ (awarded by jury) 
2nd Prize 250$ (public vote on social media platforms) 
Please submit your artwork with a short bio stating your nationality, personal photo to the following email: caricature@fayoumartcenter.com 
Please send us your facebook and/or instagram 
Deadline 1st October 2022 
Source: fayoumartcenter.

Call for the 21st International Exhibition of Graphic Humor, Santa Clara 2022, Cuba

Call for the 21st International Exhibition of Graphic Humor
The humorous publication Melaíto and the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba in Villa Clara call for the 21st International Exhibition of Graphic Humor Santa Clara 2022, which on this occasion is dedicated to Egypt as the guest country. 
The categories in competition will be general humor and erotic humor. The works, previously identified, will be received at the following electronic addresses: 40melaito@gmail.com; archegaleria.vc@uneac.co.cu in jpg format, at 300 dpi resolution. Each author can submit a maximum of three works per category. These will be received until the 1st November 2022
The jury — whose opinion will be unappealable — will be made up of prestigious cartoonists and will award three prizes per category, as well as the mentions it deems pertinent. 
The endowments are detailed below: 
First prize: 2,000 CUP and diploma. 
Second prize: 1,300 CUP and diploma. 
Third prize: 800 CUP and diploma. 
The foreign creators who are awarded will receive a work of art by a renowned Cuban artist and an accrediting diploma. 
The opening of the exhibition and award ceremony will take place on December 20, at 10:00 am at the headquarters of the Uneac Provincial Committee in Villa Clara and the results will be immediately disclosed by the media and social networks. . 
To specify details about this call, you can call the telephone numbers 42202661 or 42207080 (extensions 110 and 114) or write to the following electronic addresses of the organizing committee: 
Source: cmhw
Translation by Google.