The Future's Future: XVIII Festival of Economy in Trento 2023, Italy

Dear artist friends, like every year Studio d’Arte Andromeda has been invited to join the Festival of Economy that will take place in Trento from 25th to 28th May 2023. 
Theme: The future’s future. Challenges of a new world 
It’s a pleasure to invite you to join the exhibition “Sorrisi dal Mondo”, to think about this year’s theme for the XVIII edition of Festival of Economy of Trento. A theme that, in a post-pandemic scenario that keeps on pressuring us, gets artists to wonder about the possible scenarios that rise in front of their own gaze. 
The exhibition will take place in Trento during the days of the Festival (25th - 28th May 2023), the artworks will also be visible on the Festival’s website (www.festivaleconomia.it) and Andromeda’s (www.studioandromeda.net). 
On our website, visitors will also have the chance to vote for their favorite artwork. 
Deadline: 18th May 2023 
Sending address: economia@studioandromeda.net 
Artworks: max 3 images, max 1mb each, 300 dpi, JPG 
Nadia Baldo 
President of Studio d’Arte Andromeda. 
More on studioandromeda.

Peace is the only way: Humoralia Graphic Humor Show 2023, Spain

Humoralia Graphic Humor Show 2023
The Coordinator of No-Governmental Development Organisations and others Solidarity Movements of Lleida and Humoralia organize the Graphic Humor Show “PEACE IS THE ONLY WAY“. 
The aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness about Peace Culture as the only way to create possibilities of dignity and a livable future for all people; since peace is not only the absence of conflicts, but also requires a positive, dynamic and participatory process in which dialogue, understanding and mutual cooperation are promoted, and requires the elimination of all forms of discrimination and oppression , the will to promote justice and equality and the practice of a deep respect for life. 
1. Any professional artist or amateur can take part in the exhibition. 
2. The topic of the exhibit is Peace Culture understood as a set of values, attitudes and behaviors that reflect respect for life, human beings and their dignity, and that put Human Rights in the foreground, the rejection of violence in all its forms and adherence to the principles of freedom, justice, solidarity and tolerance, as well as understanding and respect between peoples, groups and individuals (United Nations, declaration for a culture of peace, 1999). 
3. The reception of works ends on June 25th, 2023
4. The works can be made in any technique, with the DIN A4 (210mm x 297 mm) or proportional format. 
5. Participants may send a maximum of 3 works, in black and white or in colour, if it is possible without text. In case of including a text, this must be in Catalan, Spanish, English or French. 
6. Works have to be sent by e-mail to odm@coordinadora-ongdlleida.cat to 300 dpi in JPG or JPEG format 
7. In the same e-mail, include a document containing the following information: Title of the work, name and surname, pseudonym, postal address, telephone number with international prefix, e-mail, social networks (instagram, twitter, facebook or artist’s website) brief resume and photo or caricature of the author. The organization undertakes to confirm receipt of the work via e-mail. 
8. Due to the non profit nature of the Exhibition, the selected works will not be awarded financially. However, the organization undertakes to send 2 copies of the printed catalog to the authors of the selected works by post. 
9. An on-line catalog with the selected works will be edited and published on the Coordinadora’s website www.coordinadoraongd-lleida.cat 
10. A jury made up of qualified specialists in Human Rights and Graphic Humor and design will make a selection of 50 works from among those presented. 
11. The jury’s decision will be irrevocable. 
12. The selected drawings will be part of a touring exhibition by Humoràlia and the Coordinadora d’ONGD i aMS de Lleida. 
13. The works, as they are digital, do not need to be returned to the authors. 
14. The participation of the author in the contest implies the authorization of the publication and exhibition of the work, and in an online catalog, solely for the purpose of sensitizing the population about the need to act for peace, and will never be for profit. In all the supports where the work is published, the name of the author will always be indicated. 
15. Participation implies full and unreserved acceptance of these conditions. Any questions that may arise will be resolved by the jury. 
Coordinadora d’ONGD i aMS de Lleida 
Tlfn (+34) 973 268 278 


VIII International Cartoon Festival "Smile of the Sea", Novorossiysk 2023, Russia

Smile of the Sea” 2023
VIII International Cartoon Festival in Novorossiysk, Russia
Cartoonists are given the opportunity to show their creativity in two sections of the festival: 
- the main theme: "Wealth and poverty",
- the additional: Free theme
The age of participants is not limited. 
The number of works at the discretion of the author. 
Together with the works, the author must send the full name, a short autobiography, postal address and e-mail address. 
According to the results of the International Competition, the best works will be awarded with diplomas, certificates and special prizes. 
All participants will receive a catalog of the festival in electronic format. 
Works are accepted in electronic format. 
Technical requirements: A4, JPEG, 300 dpi. 
Send your works to the e-mail address: 
Source: cartoonblues.


International Biennial for Caricature, ХII Masters of Caricature, Plovdiv 2023, Bulgaria

M A S T E R S  O F  C A R I C A T U R E
The theme of the current edition is focused on the world of the supernatural and magic, which have accompanied humanity since ancient times. In its essence, magic is a set of knowledge and ritual practices based on the belief in the possibility of influencing people, animals and natural phenomena in a supernatural way. 
Every nation has good and demonic characters united by magic in its traditional culture. By resorting to her help, people seek to compensate for the impossibility of achieving the desired through rational means. Magic is called upon to fill this gap, replacing the lack of knowledge with the wrong association of ideas and absolutizing the principle that "liking begets liking". 
The figure of the sorcerer/sorceress is central to magical beliefs and practices, customs and rites around the world. We hope it will also find a place in your caricatures. 
1. The Biennial for Caricature is open to professional and amateur caricaturists from all over the world. 
2. Each participant should send up at least one piece of work 210/297 (A4 format). 
3. The caricatures may be colourful or black-and-white; 
4. Participants should send their caricatures by July 31, 2023
5. Caricatures, sent only via email can be included in the exhibition but will not participate in the competition and will not be awarded. 
6. It is advisable that participants also send a photograph or take-off and CV, along with their caricatures. 
7. An international jury will nominate five caricaturists who will be conferred the title of Master of Caricature. 
8. Awarded caricatures are not sent back. 
9. The rest of the caricatures will be sent back if authors state that in written form. 
10. The Catalogue of the exhibition will be given free of charge to participants whose caricatures are included in the Catalogue. 
Address for submission: 
Regional Ethnographic Museum – Plovdiv 
2 Dr. Stoyan Chomakov str. 
4000 Plovdiv BULGARIA 
Time and venue: October 1, 2023, at 18:00 
 in the Regional Ethnographic Museum. 
Submission deadline: July 31, 2023 
The nominated works will be kept in Works of Fine Art Stock of Regional Ethnographic Museum – Plovdiv 
Phone: ++ 359 32 626339. 
Source: egyptoons .

Purple Highlights: XXX International Exhibition of Arts of Humor, Alcala 2023, Spain

XXX International Exhibition of Arts of Humor 2023
The Quevedo Institute of Arts of Humor through The General Foundation of the University of Alcalá announces the XXX International Exhibition of Arts of Humor around the subject «PURPLE HIGHLIGHTS: Woman, life, freedom». There will be more information about the subject in the website iqh.es. 
1. Participation is open to all the persons older than 18. 
2. In order to participate in the Exhibition, every artist must send a piece on the theme «PURPLE HIGHLIGHTS: Woman, life, freedom». It can be a vignette, a comic strip or a caricature. The organization reserves the right to invite those authors that the organization members agree to consider important for the exhibition. 
3. The works must be original and must be signed. They can be made with any technique and in any format, with maximum dimensions of A3 (297x420 mm), and preferably in portrait format for printing in the catalogue. 
4. All art pieces will be sent before June 5th 2023. Together with the piece, the authors must send the filled formulary attached to these requirements. 
 Those made using traditional techniques will be sent to the following address: 
Fundación General de la Universidad de Alcalá Muestra Internacional de las Artes del Humor C/ Nueva, 4. 28801 Alcalá de Henares Madrid (España) 
 For digital works, they must be made in formats JPG or TIFF with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, and they must be sent to miah@iqh.es. It is essential to comply with the noted date for the adequate planning of the catalogue and design of the exhibition. 
5. Entries sent by post must be suitably packaged. It is recommended to protect them with flat cardboard. The organization won't take responsibility on any possible damage occurred during transportation. Mailing costs will be the responsibility of the participants in this call, and the organisation will not assume any costs (e.g. customs charges) or any liability in the event of damage or loss of the work. 
6. A Selection Comission will carry out a selection of the pieces submitted, that will be exhibited in the XXX Internacional Exhibition of the Arts of Humor in september-november. 
7. All pieces submitted will be kept at the Graphic Humour Archives of the General Foundation of the University of Alcalá, except specific indication to the contrary, for which the artist must write on the reverse of the piece “Devolución/Return”. 
 8.The submission of the piece means that the author authorizes the General Foundation of the University of Alcalá to reproduce it and exhibit it, as long as the name of the artist is displayed and the objective is the media coverage of the Exhibition and the rest of activities of the General Foundation of the University of Alcalá within the field of Graphic Humour and/or of this call (edition of catalogues, posters, leaflets, media coverage, web page, etc.), and in any case it generates any type of obligation on the author's part. 
9. The organization will communicate through the Exhibition web page the list of participants with submitted piece and the list of selected pieces. 
10. At the end of the exhibition in Alcalá, those people with selected pieces will receive a copy of the catalogue, which will be edited to mark the celebration of the Exhibition. 
11. The organization reserves the right to not exhibit those pieces considered to infringe individual or collective rights. 
12. The participants will be responsible before any claim on the authorship of the works. The organization will not be responsible before any claim made by a third party upon the violation of intellectual rights or property of the works. 
13. The participation on this Exhibition means the acceptance of these conditions of entry. 
Source in languages: https://iqh.es/bases-miah-2023/.


Rules of Coast to Comix 2023, Italy

1 - TEMA 
The Proloco of Appignano organizes the competition (INTERNATIONAL) COAST TO COMIX! for humorous and satirical cartoons of costume on the theme: "JOGGING - Running as a sporty and healthy lifestyle
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 format A4 (21x29.7 cm). 
The works must be received no later than 24.00 on 30/6/2023 to the address coastocomix@gmail.com
in .jpg, .tiff or .pdf format to a resolution of 300 dpi, together with the participation form (different for adults and minors, in the latter case it will be a parent to send us the form). NB: The individual files must not exceed the weight of 5 MB.
5 – JURY
President of the Jury Riccardo Messi – designer, musician, all-round artist 
Paola Anaclerio – Ass. "Pedala diritto" 
Riccardo Chitarrari – artist 
Giacomo Scattolini – walker and animator Pro Loco Appignano. 
1st Prize Italy: plaque of recognition, typical products: artistic terracotta, legumes 
2nd Prize Italy: certificate of recognition 
3rd Prize Italy: certificate of recognition. 
1st Foreign Prize: identification plate 
2nd Foreign Prize: certificate of recognition 
3rd Foreign Prize: certificate of recognition. 
1st Prize "VOTE of the Public" for the work most voted by the public: plaque of recognition, typical products: artistic terracotta, legumes. 
The Jury reserves the right to report further works, which will not receive prizes and to exclude from the call for tenders any works deemed unsuitable for the proposed theme or not ethically correct. 
During the exhibitions 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". 
The authors, by participating in the competition, assign the non-exclusive right topublish 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 works will be exhibited on the occasion of the Award Ceremony in Appignano and along the streets of the village where it will take place with a walk during the days of the 29 - 30 July 2023 
In one of the areas in charge of the exhibition, on 30/7/2023 from 15:00 to 16:00 the final award ceremony will be held with the coveted presence of all participants. 
Follow Coast to Comix on Facebook: coastocomix 
Participation form 

Name: ............................... 

Surname:... .............................. 

Alias:... .............................. 

Address:... .............................. 

Telephone: .............................. 

Email:... ..............................


The 32nd International Festival of Humor and Satire "Golden Helmet" for the Young, Serbia

International Festival of Humor and Satire "Golden Helmet" posted
32nd Reward for the Young of up to 18 years old
Krusevac 2024, Serbia
Theme: "Friend"
1. Caricature 
2. Written Form (satirical short story, poem or aphorism). 
3. Strip Cartoon 
4. Short humorous and witty video form 
1. Caricature: minimum A4 size (210x297mm). 
Maximum A3 size (297x420), technics free one 
2. Written Form: maximum two typed pages. 
3. Strip Cartoon: Original, up to 8 plates, technics free one 
4. Short humorous and witty video form of maximum of up to 60s in AVI or else in MP 4 format. Rewards: 
- Reward for Caricature: Plaque GOLDEN HELMET and monetary amount of 100€ 
- Reward for Written form: Plaque GOLDEN HELMET and monetary amount of 100€ 
- Reward for Strip Cartoon: Plaque GOLDEN HELMET and monetary amount of 100€ 
- Reward for humorous and witty video form: Plaque GOLDEN HELMET and monetary amount of 100€ 
- Participation in MASTER CLASS workshop in Cultural Center of Krusevac. In addition to the awarded authors from the above categories, the jury will select up to five best participants in the Competition who will participate in the MASTER CLASS workshops. During the participation in MASTER CLASS workshops, the organization of the festival will pay all transportation and accommodation costs. 
Notification: For each category one single reward has been conferred only. The Works are to be signed, giving one's name, surname, alongside providing one's address. Telephone number is to be delivered  likewise and mail address. Written Works are to be sent exclusively under the Code. 
The Works are to be properly packed up and sent to the following address: 
Cultural Centre of Krusevac 
International Competition for the Young 
Toplicina 2, 37000 Krusevac, Serbia 
Telephone / Fax.: +381 (37) 423 025, 421-877 
Announcement of the Resolutions of the Jury shall have been passed by February 15th, 2024. 
Grant of the rewards shall be carried out on the closing evening of the Festival, on April, 1st, 2024. The organizer bears the accommodation costs of the rewarded Authors. Official languages of the Festival are Serbian and English. 
The Deadline of the Works to be delivered by is December 31st, 2023. 
Website: www.kck.org.rs .

The 32nd International Festival of Humor and Satire Golden Helmet, Krusevac 2024, Serbia

1. Caricature 
2. Written form (satirical short story, poem or aphorism) 
1. Caricature: original one, minimum up to the format of A4 (210x297 mm), maximum up to the format of  A3 (297x420 mm), technics-free choice (usage of computers in the course of making also permitted). 
2. Written form: maximum two typed pages and up to 20 aphorisms. One author may apply for the competition exclusively under one single code! 
Plaque GOLDEN HELMET and monetary amount of....600 € 
One-man exhibition in 2024.
Written form 
Plaque "GOLDEN HELMET" and monetary amount of....400 € 
Special Reward RADE BRKA...200 €.
Only shall unpublished works be taken into consideration.  A short biography is mandatory, address, phone number and mail address of the Author.
Written works are to be sent exclusively under the CODE and via post in three copies. 
Caricatures are to be sent by post or else in a digital form (to mail address), in the format JPG, resolution of 300 dpi and in maximum size of 4 MB. We are specifying that the selected authors have to send the original caricatures. Caricatures done on the computer have to be sent in a printed form in the format of A4 and have to be signed personally, with the indication No1.
Announcement of the Resolutions of the Jury shall have been passed by  February 15th, 2024.
Grant of the rewards shall be carried out on the closing evening of the Festival, on April 1st, 2024.
The Organizer bears the accommodation costs of the rewarded Authors. Official langauges of the festival are Serbian and English.
The works remain in the proprietorship of the Festival itself. The organizer is entitled to use the works, having been delivered for the Competition's sake, with the aim of promoting the very Festival. 
Notification: For each category one single reward has been conferred only. 
Cultural Center Kruševac 
International Festival of Humour and Satire "Golden Helmet" 
Toplicina No 2; 37000 Kruševac SERBIA 
+381 (37) / 423 025, 421 877 


Comics Competition BDFIL - Caran d'Ache Prize 2023, Switzerland

In 2023, BDFIL is partnering with Caran d'Ache and the Espace des inventions for its BDFIL - Caran d'Ache Prize for emerging comic artists competition. With a prize of CHF 5’000.- divided between the winners, it is open to anyone aged 15 and over who has never been published. The theme of the 2023 edition is "Eureka". The winners of the three BDFIL prizes will be invited to the opening of the exhibition and the prize-giving ceremony (August 31, 2023). The deadline for entries is Thursday the first of June, 2023 (postmarked). 
The competition BDFIL - Caran d'Ache Prize is open to anyone 15 years of age or older, living in Switzerland or abroad, whose work has never been published in the form of album, regularly in a large-circulation newspaper or magazine, or an expert reviewed online platform or under any editorial license. Participants whose work is being published on the 31 of August 2023 will be disqualified. Each participant may enter one project only. As the competition aims to encourage and recompense complete artiste, collective entries will not be accepted. Winners of previous editions of the competition, except for special mentions, are not allowed to participate. 
Every project should present a complete original story, in one panel, with or without text, closely related to the theme of the contest: "Eureka". This theme can be freely interpreted. The project has to be presented on an A3 format (29,7 x 42 cm) in the French format (vertical). Projects that do not comply with this format will be automatically excluded from the competition. The style, form and materials used for the project are left to the free choice of the author. The language used for the texts and dialogues must be English or French. 
The contact information of the participant must be clearly indicated on the back of the project: last name, first name, date of birth (day/month/year), complete postal address, telephone number (landline and/or mobile) and e-mail address. He or she must also indicate the working technique used for the creation and the coloring if needed. 
Participants in the competition have to send their work to BDFIL (BDFIL, Comics competition BDFIL 2023, Place de la Cathédrale 12, 1005 Lausanne - Switzerland) by Thursday 1st of June at the latest (postmarked). If the submission is made in the week before or on June 1st, please send it by priority/first class mailing. 
The submission of a project implies the acceptance of the present rules and must be accompanied by the completed form and the proof of payment if the participant wants the work to be send back (point 10 of the present rules). 
Each project (original or print) must arrive at BDFIL flat, neither folded and rolled, and packaged in such a way as to ensure optimum protection. BDFIL will send by e-mail an acknowledgement of receipt of the projects received, by the 15th of June 2023 at the latest. Any projects sent from outside of Switzerland must contain the information "no commercial value"* clearly indicated on the customs document. The submission of projects to the BDFIL office is only possible from Monday to Thursday, from 2 to 5 pm, until June 1st. 
* BDFIL declines all responsibility in case of blocking of the project at customs and does not commit itself to pay additional fees related to value declarations. 
The jury, headed by a comic book artist, will be composed of a member of a museum, a specialized journalist, a publisher, a member of the University of Lausanne's Comics Study Group, a Caran d'Ache member and a festival representative. The jury will evaluate the respect of the conditions of the present rules, the originality as well as the particular qualities of the scenario (execution, cut-out, etc.) and the graphic design. 
Three BDFIL prizes: 
1st Prize CHF 2’000.- 
2nd Prize CHF 1’500.- 
3rd Prize CHF 1’000.- 
The three winners will be notified personally, by phone and email, by Friday, 30th of June at the latest. Their names will be publicly announced at the opening on August 31, 2023 and published on the website in the following week at www.bdfil.ch. In addition to the three prizes, the jury may award one or more special mentions to distinguish projects. The special mentions will, unless otherwise specified, be honorary awards, not endowed with prize money. 
No correspondence may be entered into regarding the competition or its jury. No legal appeals will be accepted. The winners of the BDFIL awards who are domiciled in Western Europe are invited to the award ceremony and the exhibition opening (travel, accommodation and meals are at the expense of the festival). Prize-winners from outside Western Europe enjoy the same benefits, with the exception of travel expenses (covered up to a maximum of CHF 300.-, upon presentation of receipts). 
All of the projects will be available for viewing in an exhibition that will be held from 1 to September 24, 2023 at the Espace des inventions (Vallée de la Jeunesse 1, CH-1007 Lausanne). The winning boards will be displayed for the Lausanne public on the occasion of the Night of the Museums of Lausanne and Prilly on September 23, 2023 (Caran d’Ache creatives spaces, Plateforme 10 – Arcades 8 to 11, Place de la Gare 16, CH-1003 Lausanne). 
A public prize of CHF 500.- will be awarded by visitors to the exhibition and during the Night of the Museums. The winner will be announced the following week on www.bdfil.ch
The prize-winning projects remain the property of the festival. No royalties will be charged to the authors for publications in the press or for the promotion of BDFIL (catalogs, anniversary books, exhibitions, etc.). The entrant can nevertheless publish his or her board for other projects (website, exhibition, etc.), as of Thursday 28th of September, 2023
All competition projects will be kept by BDFIL and remain available at the festival’s office (Place de la Cathédrale 12, Lausanne) from Monday, 16th of October 2023, by appointment, on +41 (0)21 312 78 10 or via info@bdfil.ch, and until 15th of February 2024
Participants who have sent an original project and wish to receive it back are requested to enclose proof of payment in accordance with the following fee schedule according to their location: 
- Residents of Switzerland CHF 12.- 
- Residents of Western Europe CHF 15.- 
- Residents outside Western Europe CHF 25.- 
The payment of the fees in case of return is to be addressed to the following account: 
Beneficiary            Fondation lausannoise pour le rayonnement de la BD 
                              Place de la Cathédrale 
                              1000 Lausanne 
IBAN                      CH77 0900 0000 9166 6CHF 
Account number   14-669166-6 
BIC                         POFICHBEXXX 
Bank address        PostFinance SA 
                              Mingerstrasse 20 
                              3030 Bern 
It is necessary to add the mention "Comics competition BDFIL 2023" as well as your name and surname as references when making your payment. 
These financial contributions are intended to cover the shipping costs and logistics related to the return of the projects. The projects claimed will be returned on March 15, 2024 at the latest by second-class post. BDFIL declines all responsibility in case of loss by the competent postal services. 
The festival strongly recommends participants to make a copy of their project for any useful purpose. The festival declines all responsibility for the loss or damage to projects, but undertakes to treat all projects with the utmost care. 
BDFIL, Comics competition BDFIL 2023, Place de la Cathédrale 12, 1005 Lausanne (Switzerland) 
Phone +41 (0)21 312 78 10 info@bdfil.ch, www.bdfil.ch .


Winners in the 24th Euro-kartoenale Kruishoutem 2023, Belgium

Iranian cartoonists at the top in Euro-kartoenale Kruishoutem
EURO-KARTOENALE 'Future of Mobility: On the way to Cartopia'
The big winner of the Euro-kartoenale Kruishoutem is Shahrokh Heidari Sorjani. Sorjani is an Iranian cartoonist who has been living in Reims, France for several years. And he is not the only Iranian to win prizes at this year's 24th edition of the biennial cartoon competition. After all, Javad Takjoo was second and there was another honorable mention for Jamal Rahmati. Third place went to Luka Lagator from Montenegro. This year's theme was 'The Future of Mobility: On the way to Cartopia'. The winners themselves received their prize on Saturday during the festive award ceremony in Kruisem.
Cartoons from 83 countries and the 5 continents with Iran and Turkey in the lead
Traditionally, the organizers were again sent cartoons from all over the world. 543 cartoonists, from 83 countries and the 5 continents, submitted their humorous take on the theme 'Future of Mobility: On the way to Cartopia'. 
For the first time there were also cartoons from Guatemala, Zambia, Tunisia and Myanmar. But it is the big cartoon countries Iran and Turkey that take the crown in the number of participants. Ukraine and Italy are also well represented.
Exhibition : The 130 best cartoons
A selection of the best 130 cartoons will be exhibited until June 18 at the European Cartoon Center in Kruishoutem. The exhibition shows a diversity of cartoons that both provide entertainment and food for thought. A simple joke is interspersed with beautiful colorful cartoons. As if the beautiful packaging like a soft blanket makes the harsh criticism easier to digest. In addition to the works from the competition, you can also view some cartoons from the host country Egypt. 
A beautiful cartoon book with 100 of the best works will also be published for the 24th edition of the Euro-kartoenale. This catalog is available at the desk of the European Cartoon Center or in the webshop www.ecc-kruishoutem.be and costs 20 Euro. 
The full list of winners
The international jury, led by the Italian cartoonist Marilena Nardi, had the very difficult task of selecting some 150 cartoons from 1776 entries for the exhibition and appointing the prize winners. After much discussion, the following prizes were awarded: 
• First Prize: Shahrokh Heidari Sorjani (France) 
• Second Prize: Javad Takjoo (Iran) 
• Third Prize: Luka Lagator (Montenegro) 
• Best Entry European Union: Alessandro Gatto (Italy) 
• Best Belgian Entry: Stefaan Provijn (Sint-Martens Latem) 
• Prize of the ECC: Muzafar Yulchiboev (Uzbekistan) 
The jury also awarded honorable mentions to Jamal Rahmati from Iran and Pieter Lefevere (Kruisem). 


Virtual exhibition of cartoons dedicated to Pablo Picasso inaugurated in Brazil

Virtual exhibition of cartoons dedicated to Pablo Picasso inaugurated in Brazil, for the 50th anniversary of his death
With the title of Picasso among us, this is an exhibition that consists of more than 220 works by authors from 35 countries, and is organized by the Association of Cartoonists of Brazil, chaired by José Alberto Lovetro. 
In the most varied and enriching ways, just as graphic humor is characterized, with its nourishing, innovative, and provocative virtues, the cartoonists offer us their respective perspectives on the art of painting, where they include portraits of Picasso or reinterpretations of some of his most famous paintings, where the author, in a very personal way, faces a blank canvas. It is all or nothing. 
In this link you can see the complete exhibition: 
This report by Francisco Puñal Suárez.


International Cartoon Festival “Kindness”, Razavi 2023, Iran

International Cartoon Festival “Kindness”, Razavi 2023, Iran
Theme : Kindness 
Kindness is a type of behavior marked by acts of generosity, consideration, rendering assistance or concern for others, without expecting praise or reward in return. 
Participation in the festival is free for all artists and enthusiasts and it means accepting the criteria and decision of the jury. 
The artists are responsible for the originality of their works. 
The technique and method of creating works is free. 
Each artist can submit unlimited works. 
Submitted works should not have been awarded in another festivals. 
Submitted works must be at least A4 in size and JPG format with a resolution of 300 dpi. 
The secretariat of the festival will hold workshops with the aim of improving the quality of the works of artists from different regions of Iran. The place and time of the workshops will be announced later. 
First winner: Cultural and artistic souvenir (soghat), certificate of appreciation, festival statue, 500 USD cash prize. 
Second winner: cultural and artistic souvenir, certificate of appreciation, 375 USD cash prize. 
Third winner: cultural and artistic souvenir, certificate of appreciation, 250 USD cash prize. 
Deadline: 24 April 2023 
Email Address: info@irancartoon.com 
Source: irancartoon.

The 12th International Cartoon Contest, Kyrenia 2023, Cyprus


1 – The contest is open to all (over 18 years) amateur or professional cartoonist or any one who could submit a cartoon regardless individual's race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, age, or other protected characteristic. 
2 – THEMES: 
A) Olive 
Olive and Time, Olive and History, Olive and Mythology, Olive and Technology, Olive and Cyprus, Olive and Life, Olive and Peace, Olive and Conflict, Olive and War, Olive and Health, Olive and Women, Olive and Men, Olive and Children, Olive Oil, Olive Branch, Olive Tree, Benefits of Olive, Olive and Olive Mill/Press, Banning of Uprooting, Burning and Cutting Down Olive Trees and so forth. 
B) Free Subject 
Any topic can be drawn. 
3 – All Submissions must be in the form of cartoon. Any painting or illustrations will not be accepted and will be disqualified. Cartoons must be without words 
4 – All submissions must be originals. Submission dimensions: A4 or A3 in any color or black and white. Each entrant must provide name and surname, address, phone number including country code, and email address on the back of the submission; each entrant should also provide short background and a photo (optional) on a separate A4. 
5 – Submission of materials, which has previously been submitted and or presented and or published elsewhere, is welcomed providing copyright is not infringed, however previously any award wining material cannot be submitted. 
6 – All work submitted for evaluation by the International Selection Committee and work of finalist will be published at official web page of the contest. In addition submissions will be reviewed and evaluated for plagiarism by international associations. If Plagiarism detected and or any previously award wining material submitted, submissions will be canceled and the next eligible entry will be considered for the prize. 
7 – It is possible to participate in the contest with two works in both sections. (2 + 2 = 4) However, one participant receives only one prize per episode. If any cartoonist has won the Grand Prize, he cannot receive another prize in that department. 
8 – All submission must be received by MAY 31, 2023 at the address provided below. 
9 – All submission, awarded or not, will be kept and archived by Cypriot – Turkish Cartoonist Association at the newly established “International Cyprus Cartoon Museum.” 
10 – All prize winner submissions and selected works by the Steering Committee will be published in a album. In addition, the 22th International Olive Festival will be exhibited in 2023. 
11 – The results of the contest will be published thru media and prizing winning entrants will be informed by contact information provided. 
12 – The Kyrenia Municipality and Cypriot – Turkish Cartoonist Association will have the publishing rights to exhibition, publish or print, in any media or format, any or all submissions. 
13 – All persons entering the contest agree that the rules of the contest as set out in these terms and conditions are binding on them. And all submissions could be published and printed by the Kyrenia Municipality and Cypriot – Turkish Cartoonist Association as set out in these terms and conditions without any future compensation. 
Grand Prize 
20.000 Turkish Lira + Golden Olive Statue. 
First Prize: 10.000 Turkish Lira + Golden Olive Statue. 
Second Prize: Silver Olive Statue. 
Third Prize: Bronze Olive Statue. 
10 or 20 Special Prizes (Olive Statue) 
First Prize: 10.000 Turkish Lira + Golden Olive Statue. 
Second Prize: Silver Olive Statue. 
Third Prize: Bronze Olive Statue. 
Special Prize for 10 to 20 Cartoonists. 
DEADLINE: May 31, 2023 
Kıbrıs Türk Karikatürcüler Derneği 
12. Uluslararası Karikatür Yarışması 
Posta Kutusu: 455 (Post Code: 99000) 
Lefkoşa – Kuzey Kıbrıs (Turkey) 


The 7th International Cartoon Competition, Bobritsa 2023, the Ukraine

1 – PARTICIPATION: 1 April to 1 August 2023
The 7th "BEAVERS LAUGH" Bobritsa Village Cartoon Competition (the Ukraine) is open to all graphic artists, who can enter works that have not been awarded until the closing date of the entries, in the cartoon, caricature and comics modalities (the comic strip should have only one page). 
The official opening of the Exhibition will take place on 9 September 2023, with the announcement of the winners of the contest. 
Each artist can enroll with the maximum of five (5) UNPUBLISHED works in the preferable format 30x40 cm (А4 minimum) and using any technique. On the back of each drawing, or in registration you must provide the author's full name, address (with ZIP code), email, phone number. 
The artists can participate by sending their work: 
(a) by email: beaverslaugh@yahoo.com (with maximum size of 10 megabytes of each artwork sent separately or 10 megabytes for all artworks) 
(b) by post or courier mail: 
Bobritsa Cartoon Competition 
27 Naberezhaya Street, 
Bobritsa, Buchansky District, 
Kiev Region, 08142, UKRAINE 
The main theme of the 7th Bobritsa Cartoon Competition is GOOD MORNING! 
Although the name of the contest is BEAVERS LAUGH (in Ukrainian language the name of the village Bobritsa originates from "beaver"), this does NOT mean that the artworks should be only about beavers. First of all, they should be original, smart and funny, so, please, do not restrict yourself to beavers as heroes! 
Meantime, apart to the main theme of the contest we have our SPECIAL BEAVER AWARD for all «beavers» artworks as well! 
First prize for the main theme: EURO 500 (five hundred). 
Second prize for the main theme: EUR) 300 (three hundred). 
Third prize for the main theme: EURO 200 (two hundred). 
Appreciation awards (2): EURO 100 (one hundred) each. 
Special BEAVER AWARD (awarded for artworks where BEAVERS are the heroes regardless if they «fit» the main theme): EURO 300 (three hundred). 
Before the official announcement of the winners by the Jury, the organizers reserve the right to publish electronic copies of the preliminary selected artworks (from which the Jury will make its final selection) in the internet with the purpose to determine with the help of the public if any of submitted artwork repeats or copies previously published cartoons. 
By sending his / her artwork to the contest the author gives to the organizers his / her permission to display publicly the artwork during the award ceremony as well as to publish it electronically on the official sites / pages of the contest on the internet or in other electronic and print media in connection with the promotion of the contest, advertisement and news / reports publishing. If you are not agreeing with this you should not send your artwork to us. 
The awarded artworks will be considered acquisitive and will become part the property of the organizers, and all winning artists assign their copyright and property rights worldwide to the organizers from the date when their artworks were submitted. 
The works will not be returned. 
May not participate in this competition officials of Bobritsa village community, the Jury, their relatives and anyone involved in the organization. 
The award cash amounts are payable only upon the receipt of the original artworks by the organizers of the Competition to the personal bank accounts (IBAN or another appropriate bank account number, full name of the bank, bank code (BIC / SWIFT), correspondent bank’s name and account (for non-EU banks)) of the winners provided in writing (email) along with copies of their passports / IDs (if required by our bank). 
The organizers have full discretion to decline any submission before the Jury's consideration and to revoke / cancel any prize awarded by the Jury in case of confirmed facts of plagiarism, repetition of the plot etc. 
By sending your artwork to the organizers you (participant) confirm his/her full agreement to all terms above. 
For any information, please, contact: beaverslaugh@yahoo.com or send a message via our Facebook page.

XXII. Biennial of Cartoon Humor and Satire, Novomestský osteň 2023, Slovakia

Novomestský osteň 2023
FISH ON A PLATE (fish salads, spreads, boiled and baked fish…) 
30. 06. 2023 
• The author sends together with the work a completed participation form which he downloads from the website www.galeriahumoru.sk and fills it in Slovak, Czech or English. 
• Each author can participate in the competition with a maximum of three works that have not been awarded in other competitions. 
• The competition is open to anyone over 18 years of age. The method of artistic execution is not limited. 
• The works should not exceed the A3 format. 
• The competition is non-anonymous. Each drawing must be marked on its back with the name and the full address of the author and place the author’s signature on the front page (name, 1/XX). 
• The submitted drawings will not be returned to the authors but will become the property of the Municipal Cultural Centre in Nové Mesto nad Váhom. 
• Works are to be delivered by post to the address: 
Mestské kultúrne stredisko, Hviezdoslavova 4, 
915 01 Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Slovakia
or electronically: osten@galeriahumoru.sk 
• The file name must match the following pattern: 
A4 horizontal or vertical, resolution 300 DPI, format JPG, TIFF. 
• If you have submitted your work electronically and it will be awarded a prize, you will be asked to send the original drawing to the organizer within one month of the announcement of the results of the competition to the address of the Municipal Cultural Centre (see above). 
1. prize Golden Novomestský osteň and 500 € 
2. prize Silver Novomestský osteň and 300 € 
3. prize Bronze Novomestský osteň and 200 € 
• Material and financial prizes are awarded at the ceremonial opening of the Novomestský osteň exhibition which will be held on September 22, 2023. 
• In the case you will not be able to participate in person, the prizes will be sent to you. 
• The jury of the competition reserves the right not to award any of the above mentioned prizes, or to award 10 honorable mentions or other special prizes. The jury’s decision is final. 
• By participating in the competition, the participant confirms that he or she is the author of the works and agrees that the organizer of the competition has the right to publish the drawings on the Internet or in other media and also to use them in any other way without restriction. 
• By submitting the works, the author declares that the organizer of the competition has the right to reproduce copies free of charge for publication in electronic means, in printed media and other sources without further consent and rewards. 
• Entries may not infringe copyright or the rights of others, may not infringe confidentiality or contain defamation or insult to any company, community or person. 
• The author sends together with the work a completed participation form which he downloads from the website www.galeriahumoru.sk and fills it in Slovak, Czech or English. 
• By sending the completed form, the author or his legal representatives agree to the processing of their personal data for the purpose of organization of the competition. 
Mária Volárová, director of MsKS 
Vladimír Pavlík, director of the competition 
Download Form on source: https://galeriahumoru.sk/.