Winners in Olense Kartoenale 2023, Belgium

The results of the Olense Kartoenale 2023 with theme "Litter"
They have received 1.518 entries, sent by 457 different participants from all over the world. The participants are from 63 different countries. 
You can view the winning cartoons and the photos of the award ceremony on their facebook page. Watch also their Youtube video for a nice overview of all winners and the cartoons that were selected for the exhibition and catalog. 
Winners in Olense Kartoenale 2023 
Category adult: 
First prize: Luc Descheemaeker (Belgium) (Top)
Second prize: Angel Ramiro Zapata Mora (Colombia) 
Third prize: Musa Gumus (Turkey) 
Fourth prize: David Hafez (USA) 
Prize of the city of Bialogard (Polish participants): Pawel Kuczynski (Poland) 
Prize Amnesty International: Mahboube Pakdel (Iran) 
Category youth: 
Prize for best international work: Sudem Duran (Turkey) 
Prize for best Belgian work: Wolfgang De Bont (Belgium). 
Olense Kartoenale 2024
The main theme 2024 is 'Road signs'.

The theme of Amnesty International 2024 is 'Right to protest'.

How to to participate?
You can sign up your participation from 1 July 2024:


The 10th KalDer Bursa International Cartoon Contest 2024, Turkey

10th KalDer Bursa International Cartoon Contest
Last date for application: Tuesday, January 16, 2024 
The contest is receptive internationally for all amateur and professional caricaturists. 
Numerous factors that reduce the momentum towards the sustainability of economic growth and the increase in social welfare do not disappear from our agenda. The power struggles disrupting the steady and consistent growth of the world economy do not allow the markets to calm down; we also get our share. 
There is no time to lose to perceive the loss of natural resources. We need to continue life by taking the right steps in the direction indicated by science, recognize the problems in all their reality. 
Urgent and common problems faced by the earth stand as a blacklist waiting to be solved in front of all countries. Life is almost like an ebb and flow the waters rise and recede. 
It starts from a metaphor to expand the meaning; We need to meet for the purpose of a better life in the main atmosphere of 'When the Waters Recedes'. While the waters rise, we try to adapt to the changing environment; and as the waters receded, we experience constructing a more resilient life by building bridges between the past and the future revealed by profound remnants. 
The contest is receptive internationally for all amateur and professional caricaturists. 
Limited with three (3) caricatures, may be e-mailed to bursa@kalder.org in 300 dpi jpg format. 
The caricatures can be published, yet should not be awarded in another competition. The caricatures will be published at www.facebook.com/kalder.bursa social media account for detection of plagiarism and resemblance. Beginning date and expiry date of publishing will be announced later. Objections will not be considered after the dates specified. 
Competing caricatures may be printed and used in KalDer organisations (posters, books, albums, postcards, brochures, invitations, exhibitions, etc.) and published in internet environment. One of the artworks may be used as the main visual of the 21th Quality and Success Symposium which will be held in Bursa on the date of 9th May 2024. All remaining publication rights belong to the author. Competitors are considered to have an agreement in these conditions. 
Categories (You need to indicate your category for which you applied on the form.): 
Adult Category (at the age of 17 and above) 
- 1st Place 12.000 TL + Plaque 
- 2nd Place 8.000 TL + Plaque 
- 3rd Place 4.000 TL + Plaque 
- Three Honorable Mention Plaques 
- Anatolian Caricaturists Society Special Award (Plaque) 
Young Category (at the age of 16 and below) 
- 5 achievement medals 
- 15 finalist certificates 
Explanation: Reward money and plaques will be sent to respective winners in March 2024. Reward money will be paid according to exchange rates of the date of payment in USD for international artists. 
Results will be announced at www.facebook.com/kalder.bursa social media account on Thursday, February 7, 2024. 
Adult Category Jury Members 
- Ahmet Aykanat (Türkiye) - Cartoonist 
- Mehmet Kahraman (Türkiye) - Cartoonist 
- Halit Kurtulmuş (Türkiye) - Cartoonist 
- Emin Direkçi (Türkiye) - KalDer Bursa 
- Damir Novak (Croatia) - Cartoonist 
- Wesam Khalil (Egypt) - Cartoonist 
- Mümin Durmaz (Türkiye) - Cartoonist 
- Kutlu Şahin (Türkiye) - KalDer Bursa 
- Aykan Kurkur (Türkiye) - KalDer Bursa 
- Arzu Özel (Türkiye) - KalDer Bursa 
Young Category Jury Members 
- Ahmet Esmer (Türkiye) - Cartoonist 
- Mehmet Zeber (Türkiye) - Cartoonist 
- Recep Özcan (Türkiye) - Cartoonist 
- Olga Güler (Türkiye) - Cartoonist 
- Valeri Alexandrov (Bulgaria) - Cartoonist 
- Nenad Ostojic (Croatia) - Cartoonist 
- Arzu Özel (Türkiye) - KalDer Bursa 
Person in Charge of Organisation: Arzu Ozel 
E-mail Adress for the works to be sent: bursa@kalder.org 
Contact Information: 
Phone: +90224 241 60 10 
KalDer Bursa (Turkiye Kalite Derneği Bursa Branch Office) 
Yuzuncu Yil Mah. 416 Sok. No:2/1 Nilufer / Bursa / Türkiye. 


Whoosh International Cartoon Contest 2023, Indonesia

Indonesia is set to launch Southeast Asia's first high-speed railway, a multibilliondollar project backed by China that will cut travel between capital Jakarta and another major city, by hours. The Chinese-made bullet train named "Whoosh" is built to take more than 600 people to and from Jakarta and Bandung in West Java in 45 minutes and is part of China's Belt and Road infrastructure initiative. 
The Indonesian Chinese-language newspaper "Guo Ji Ri Bao" is organizing a cartoon contest from November to December 2023 collaborating with Kereta Api Cepat Indonesia China, The Indonesian Cartoonist Federation (Pakarti). 
This event is supported by Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in China, China Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia, PT Chinadesk Indonesia Global, Indonesia Global Law Firm, PT Sinde Budi Sentosa, PT DANATAMA MAKMUR, PT OBOR SUMBERDAYA NUSANTARA, SAHARA NANA, FKS GROUP, FOBI. House Of Cartoon mania (HOCA) and Carma-Cartoon Magazine. 
Creative Direction 
1. The full completion and commissioning of the high-speed railway. It is a great achievement of Indonesia and China's commitment to cooperation and mutual benefit. 
2. The full completion and commissioning of the high-speed railway Widely welcomed by all social circles of Indonesia, by all levels of government, relevant political parties, the national army and police system, and etc. 
3. The full completion and commissioning of the high-speed railway. Let the people along the route to travel more convenient, fast, so that life has a new experience; 
The direction of creation is not limited to the above, we look forward to imagining the colorful Indonesia of "high-speed rail era" through the lens of cartooning. 
4. Target audience 
Indonesian people, Citizens from other countries and regions who are willing to participate 
Relevant requirements 
1. Logo (No Logos allowed, artist signature only) 
Artwork should be Original personal creation, with non-controversial intellectual property rights, healthy content, clear theme, original story idea, positive story; no corporate logos, commercial advertisements or exaggerated publicity shall be shown in the drawing. 
2. Forms include but not limited to, hand-drawn, digital comics, and other graphic comics, which can be single-panel comics, four-panel comics, 
02 Category: 1. Cartoon (Cartoon) 2. Comics 
03 All professional and amateur artists of any nationality can participate; 
04 The size specification is A3 paper size (Portrait or Landscape), manual or digital. Black White or Full Colour. File should be JPG format, Equal to or larger than 500KB/300 DPI. 
05 The submitted works must be accompanied by the respective registration forms, which must be full and legibly filled out; 
06 The works must be submitted until December 07th, 2023 and sent to the following e-mail: xw196111xw@gmail.com
07 The participation in The Whoosh International Cartoon Contest automatically implies the transfer of rights to the publication and reproduction of the works sent via any medium, within the scope of the production and dissemination of the Festival. Thus, the act of registering the submitted work automatically implies the transfer of the respec-tive reproduction rights for non-commercial purposes; 
08 The awarded prizes are as follows: 
Cartoon Category 
1st = 15 million 
2nd = 7.5 million 
3rd = 2.5 million 
Merit Prize 10 @1 million 
Sub Total: 35 million 
Comics Category 
1st = 25 million 
2nd = 15 million 
3rd = 5 million 
Merit prize 10 @2 million 
Sub Total: 65 million 
amounts are before taxes. 
Other prizes: Prize certificates for all winners. 
09 The Jury's decisions are irrevocable and cannot be subject to any type of appeal or claim.
10 The composition of the jury is made up of invited professionals and elements of the festival's organization. 
Awarding and Exhibition 
1. The organizer, in conjunction with relevant institutions, enterprises and associations as well as judges and award-winning authors, will hold an award ceremony at Halim High Speed Railway Station on Monday, December 18, 2023, and at the same time hold a roving cartoon exhibition at the four stations of the Yavan High Speed Railway (tentative). 
2. International daily newspapers and other cooperative media will publish the winning cartoons in their newspapers. 
3. The winning cartoons will be used for the public service promotion of China High Speed Railway Corporation in Indonesia.


Manga Pandemic Web Exhibition 2023, Japan

Submission guidelines: 
‘Pandemic’, ‘peace’ and ‘pandemic + peace’ themed manga or illustrations.
Size, Shape: Any size and shape are welcome. 
File requirements:Please submit in JPEG format with the file not exceeding 10MB. Resolution should be at least 2000 pixels on the longest side.
Language: Japanese or English. We will attach a Japanese or English translation for the exhibition if necessary. 
Color: Either monochrome or color is acceptable. 
Submission method: Please send your submission by email. Please include: 
(1) The theme of your work ‘pandemic’/‘peace’/’pandemic+peace’ 
(2) Your name (pen name is acceptable), including notation in the Roman alphabet if your name is written in another script. 
(3) Title of your work (Japanese and English) 
(4) Nationality 
(5) Date of production, and 
(6) Your contact information (email address and phone number). 
Details 1-5 will be open to the public.
Eligibility: Applications are open to both professionals and amateurs, living inside or outside of Japan. 
Submission deadline: Saturday 31 January 2024
Submissions and enquiries e-mail address: Kyoto Seika University International Manga Research Center c/o Mr. Ito, mandemic2023@kyotomm.jp 
- We cannot offer any form of monetary reward or remuneration. This is a not-for-profit project. 
- Copyright is retained by the creator, but images of the work may be used for publicity (including on SNS) or may be included in business reports. In addition, unless the executive committee determines it to be ‘exceptional commercial use’, the work may be used as an exhibit in another exhibition.
Source: mangapandemic .