The 9th Biennial of Humor "Luis d'Oliveira Guimarães", Penela 2024, Portugal

An Organization: Penela City Council / Junta de Freguesia de Espinhal / Oliveira Guimarães Family House. 
A Production: Humorgrafe - Artistic Director: Osvaldo Macedo de Sousa (humorgrafe.oms@gmail.com
The Biennale where humor does not need colors, just a smile, philosophical intelligence and a simple and direct color – white and black and their (monochromatic) hues. More important than the awards is having an active voice, expressing your humor, your irreverent ideas in communion with the community. 
1 - Theme: Human Resistance and Resilience as the survival of Humanity against oppression, abuse, bad education, stupidity, demagoguery, fake news, radicalism and fundamentalism, religious / sexual / social phobias, tribalism / clubism, environmental destruction... The importance of humor as a weapon of resilience (denouncement, indignation, irreverence) in pacifying conflicts with the smile of intelligence. In this plethora of resilience that artists can comment on, be it human rights (racism, xenophobia, bullying...), politics, the environment, everyday society, we cannot also forget the resilience of those who, instead of fleeing their homeland, of emigrating to other more favorable areas, such as the city, they remain in the villages, in the mountains with resilience, abandonment, loneliness... 
a) Cartoon – Human resistance and resilience 
b) As a subgroup, within the scope of the portrait-charge / Caricature – Consul Aristides de Sousa Mendes (Portugal) 
2 - Open to the participation of all humorous graphic artists, professionals or amateurs. 
3 – Deadline: May 25, 2024. They must be sent to humorgrafe.oms@gmail.com, humorgrafe@hotmail.com or humorgrafe_oms@yahoo.com (If you do not receive confirmation of receipt, resend again SFF). 
4 - Each artist can send, via email in digital format (300 dpi A4 format) up to 4 monochromatic works (a single color with all its shades – drawings in 2, 3 or 4 colors are not accepted – open to all techniques and styles such as caricature, cartoon, humor drawing, strip, comics (story on a single board)... and these must be accompanied by information on name, date of birth, address and email and telephone number (data mandatory to be able to later receive the catalog if selected). 
5 - The works will be judged by a preliminary selection jury made up of experts in the field (Siri Dokken (Norway) / Kal (Kevin Kallaugher) (USA) / Cheng Zhu (Popular Rep. China – President of China Red Man Cartoon Center) / the BHLOG International Homage Award - 2024 - Agim Sulaj (Albania) / the BHLOG Homage Award 2024 - António Antunes (Portugal) and Osvaldo Macedo de Sousa - Artistic Director of BHLOG) whose result will then be submitted to a final jury made up of the same members two more representatives from Penela City Council; a representative of the Junta de Freguesia de Espinhal, a representative of the Penela School Group and a representative of the Oliveira Guimarães family, with the following Awards being granted
1st Prize of IX BHLOG- 2024 (€ 2,000) 
2nd Prize of IX BHLOG- 2024 (€ 1,500) 
3rd Prize of IX BHLOG- 2024 (€ 1,000) 
IX BHLOG Caricature Prize - 2024 (€1,200) 
The Jury, if it so wishes, may award “Special Awards” (António Oliveira Guimarães, Leonor Oliveira Guimarães, Municipality of Penela, Parish Council of Espinhal and Humorgrafe), on an honorary basis, with the right to a trophy. 
6 - The Jury grants itself the right to make a selection of the best works to exhibit in the available space and edit the catalog (which will be sent to all artists whose work has been reproduced). 
7 – The Organization will inform all artists by email whether they have been selected for the exhibition and catalogue, and which artists will be awarded. Works awarded with remuneration are automatically acquired by the Organization. The originals of the winning works must be delivered to the Organization (the original for works done on a computer is a high-quality print in A4, signed by hand and numbered 1/1), because without this delivery, the monetary Prize will not be unlocked. 
8 - Reproduction rights are the property of the Organization, as long as it is for the promotion of this organization, and discussed promptly with the authors, in the case of other uses. 
9 - For further information, contact the Artistic Director: Osvaldo Macedo de Sousa (humorgrafe.oms@gmail.com) or IX Bienal de Humor Luíz d'Oliveira Guimarães, Mário Duarte - Culture Sector, Penela City Council, Praça do Município, 3230-253 Penela - Portugal. 
10 - The IX Luís d’ Oliveira Guimarães Humor Biennial – Espinhal/Penela 2024, Opens on August 31st at the Centro Cultural do Espinhal, but can also be exhibited in other locations. 
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Languages on source: humorgrafe.

The 6th Rhubarb International Cartoon Contest 2024, Romania: Rhubarb – Eternal youth!

Rhubarb – Eternal youth!
The contest is open to all cartoonists. 
Cartoons theme: RHUBARB – Eternal youth! 
Deadline: 17th April, 2024 
Entries: max 5 
The cartoons will be uploaded (in electronic format), after creating an account with a username and password to: https://cartoons.rabarbura.ro 
Will be accepted only original works (created for this contest). 
The techniques used while making the cartoons are up to participants. 
First prize - 500 EUR 
Second prize - 300 EUR 
Third prize - 200 EUR 
Other Special Prizes offered by the sponsors may be awarded. 
The jury’s decisions are final. 
The cartoon’s author consents that the cartoon or cartoons sent will become the property of the Organizer. The Organizer is entitled for all reproduction right for any cartoon registered in competition. 
The Organizer does not assume any responsibility for any breaches of copyright, exclusive responsibility for copyright lies with the one who sent the cartoon. 
The cartoons that will win the first, second and third prize will be sent mandatorily in original version to the Organizer. 
In the absence of interbank relations between Romania and the country of origin of the winner, the Organizer is relieved of any liability. 
By submitting the works to International Rhubarb Cartoons Contest 2024, the artist accepts the decisions of the jury and the rules printed above. 
Calendar of the Contest: 
Deadline to submit the cartoons: 17th April 2024
Preselection: Phase one: vote of the jury 20th-24th April 2024 (based on this vote, will be preselected 50 cartoons for the final vote of the Jury) 
FINAL VOTE: 30th April 2024, 13:00 GMT (16:00 EET Bucharest time), online streaming on https://www.facebook.com/rabarbura/ and https://www.facebook.com/rabarburaERP/ 
The description of the RHUBARB can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhubarb 
Transilvania CLOUD 
Munteanu Mircea - President.
Source: rabarbura.


The 24th World Press Freedom Canada International Editorial Cartoon Competition 2024

24th World Press Freedom Canada International Editorial Cartoon Competition
The theme of the 24th International Editorial Cartoon Competition is: 
Artificial Intelligence: yes or no? 
Some believe that artificial intelligence (AI) will solve all our problems while it inspires apocalyptic talk in others. 
AI can help journalists gather information, but “deep fakes” and voice simulators capable of generating believable audio segments, can sow doubt about the authenticity of content and put democracy at risk. 
On the other hand, some politicians brandish the term “fake news” to denounce opposing opinions or deny reality. 
Finally, using AI to generate illustrations on demand robs artists of their work and infringes on their copyright. 
Fortunately, AI hasn’t yet figured the number of fingers on one hand. 
Competition rules 
Three prizes will be awarded: 
First prize: $1500 plus a Certificate from the Canadian Commission for UNESCO 
Second prize: $1000 
Third prize: $500. 
All sums are in Canadian dollars. 
Ten additional cartoons will receive an Award of Excellence, which are not remunerated. 
Only one cartoon may be submitted by each participant, either in colour or black and white. It must not have won an award previously. 
World Press Freedom Canada reserves the right to use the winning cartoons for promotion of the Cartoon Competition. 
The winners of the Cartoon Competition will be announced on Thursday May 2, 2024, the eve of World Press Freedom Day. 
The names of the winners and their cartoons will be posted on our website. 
The deadline for reception of the cartoon is midnight (Eastern Daylight Saving Time), Friday, April 5, 2024.
Please submit your cartoon to: 
Source: bado-badosblog.

XXXII International Festival of Satire and Humor “City of Trento“ 2024, Italy

Art. 1 
Studio d’Arte Andromeda announces the XXXII International Festival of Satire and Humor “City of Trento“. 
The contest will identify three winning artworks for the satire/humor/illustration category (A) and one in the comics category (B). 
For each category there will be a cash prize. 
The jury, also, will decide a selection of approximately 150 artworks that will form an exhibition that will be inaugurated in the course of 2024. 
Art. 2 
The participation to the contest is free and opened to italian and international artists from the age of 16. 
Art. 3 
Every artist must register by filling and sending, with the artworks, the form attached to the last page of this document. 
Each author can send a maximum of three artworks, with the possibility to join both categories, as long as it’s specified in the form. 
The artworks must be in A4 or A3 (vertical or horizontal) and be sent in JPG or TIFF format with resolution of 300 dpi. 
Art. 4 
Every artist, joining the contest, takes responsability for the originality of the artworks and declare to be their authors, relieving the Organization from possible requests of reimbursement coming, at any scale, from thirds. 
Art. 5 
The artworks will be judged by a jury made of members of Studio d’Arte Andromeda and personalities of the world of satire, comic and illustration. 
The decisions of the jury are unquestionable. 
Art. 6 
The results of the jury selection will be announced to the participants via email. 
Art. 7 
From all the artworks received will be selected three winners for the satire/humor/illustration category and one for the comics category. 
For the satire/humor/illustration category there will be a First Prize of the amount of 1.000 €, a Second Prize of 500 € and a Third Prize of 300 €. 
For the comics category there will be a First Prize of the amount of 500 €. 
The jury will also signal seven artworks for the satire/humor/illustration category and two for the comics category. 
The jury has the possibility of assigning special mentions to worthy artworks. 
The jury will also award the Alessandro Alfonsi Special Prize to the artwork closest to the graphic imagery of our member prematurely passed away. 
Art. 8 
For the final exhibition, the Organization will print at its own expenses every panel of the artworks selected from the jury. 
Art. 9 
The authors, joining the contest, give to the organization the non exclusive right for printing the artworks on any support to promote the Festival. The Organization commits to quote every artists’ name in each case. 
Art. 10 
The participation to the contest implies the approval of all the rules included in this document. 
10 June 2024 
The contest is opened to italian and international artists from the age of 16. Each artist can send maximum three artworks, not awarded or selected in other contests. 
A) Satire/Humor/Illustration - max 3 artworks 
B) Comics - max 3 artworks (each artwork con be made of one or two pages) 
The artworks must be sent in A4/A3 format and be sent at 
Minimun resolution of 300 dpi, in JPG o TIFF. 
Images sent by email must not be over 10MB, for bigger files use www.wetransfer.com 
First Prize 1.000,00 € 
Second Prize 500,00 € 
Third Prize 300,00 € 
First Prize 500,00 € 
300,00 € 
The award cerimony and exhibition will be held in the course of 2024. 
Download the Competition Notice with the Form on source: studioandromeda


2nd “Carpe Vinum” International Cartoon Contest 2024: A look at the funny side of wine

2nd edition “CarpeVinum” International Cartoon Contest 2024:
A look at the funny side of wine
Participation is free of charge. The competition is open to any cartoonist. 
Cartoons theme: CARPE Vinum 
Deadline: 14.05.2024 
Entries: Max 5 submission per person, format JPEG, size A3, 300 dpi, max 3 MB per cartoon. The satirical cartoons can be drawn manually or digitally with any technique, black and white or colour. The manually works are to be signed in a non invasive way with Name and Surname of the author. 
The participants should create an account on the https://carpevinum.art , setting up the user name and password, and upload the works on the web site. 
This is the only way to participate în competition. 
Grand prize - 1000 EUR 
Second prize - 700 EUR 
Third prize - 500 EUR 
Other Special Prizes offered by the sponsors may be awarded. 
The jury’s decisions are final. 
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. All cartoons, whether they have won a prize or not, may be used for cultural purposes and may be published. The winning original cartoon works will be sent by post at an address indicated by the organizer within 30 days. 
The cartoon’s author consents that the cartoon or cartoons sent will become the property of the Organizer. The Organizer is entitled for all reproduction right for any cartoon registered in competition. 
The organizer shall not be responsible for the impossibility of a winner to take possession of the prize for reasons not related to it. If the competitor does not comply with the obligations imposed by this regulation, the organizer is exonerated from any liability. 
In the absence of interbank relations between Romania and the country of origin of the winner, the organizer is exonerated from any liability. 
Participants assumes acceptance of these conditions. 
By submitting the works to International Cartoons Contest 2024 Carpe Vinum, the artist accepts the decisions of the jury and the rules printed above. 
Calendar of the Contest: 
Deadline to submit the cartoons: 14th May 2024
Preselection: Phase one: vote of the jury 18th -21th May 2024 (based on this vote, will be preselected 50 cartoons for the final vote of the Jury) 
FINAL VOTE: 24th May 2024, 16:00 GMT, online streaming on https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100089447310028 .
Transilvania CLOUD 
Munteanu Mircea - President. 
Source: carpevinum .


Theme for the 11th Caneva Ride 2024, Italy: Is life a movie?

Pro Castello di Caneva promotes the International Contest Caneva Ride! (Caneva Laughs!) for humorous and satirical cartoons on the theme "Is life a movie?".
The Contest is open to all cartoonists of the world from the age of 16. Participants can apply individually or in groups (if there are several authors, a referent for all communications with the Contest promoters should be indicated).
The contestants may send up to three unpublished works, realized by using any technique, color or black and white, which haven’t been awarded in other contests. The maximum format should be A4 (21 X 29.7 cm).
The works should be sent to canevaridecontest@gmail.com no later than midnight of 16 June 2024 in one of the following formats: .jpg, .tiff or .pdf with a resolution of 300 dpi, together with the registration form including personal data (first name, last name, full address, telephone number; if the contestant is under the age of 18, the name of a parent authorizing the participation needs to be added). 
The individual files should not exceed the weight of 5 MB. If more than one work is submitted, please send them one at a time.
5 - JURY
Stefano Disegni Satirical cartoonist and television writer - President of the Jury
Davide Perin Pro Castello - Caneva
Mario Zorzetto Heirs Toni Zampol
Vicenzo Bottecchia Cultural comics operator
Domenico Florio Photographer
FIRST PRIZE euro 600,00
SECOND PRIZE euro 250,00
THIRD PRIZE euro 150,00.
The amounts are to be considered pre-tax applied by the country of origin. 
The Jury reserves the right to point out further works, which will not receive cash prizes. During the exhibitions of the works, it will be possible for visitors to indicate their favorite. The authors participating in the competition will transfer to Pro Castello the non-exclusive right to publish their works on any support for promotional purposes, without claiming copyrights.
The opening of the exhibition and the prize giving ceremony will be held on Saturday, 6 July 2024 at Villa Frova, Caneva. 
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13. International Cartoon Contest, Kyrenia 2024, Cyprus





Cartoon is line art reflected in black and white colors. Colored cartoons, which became widespread with computer technology in the 1990s, create some problems. 1-It increases printing and photocopying costs. 2-As a result of the cartoons being drowned in colors, the main subject that is intended to be reflected is pushed into the background. However, the essence of the cartoon is black and white. The cartoon should reflect the subject it will explain in a practical way, with only lines. For this reason, starting from this year, we will accept the cartoons sent to the contest ONLY WITH BLACK LINES ON A WHITE BACKGROUND (Grayscale is not accepted).

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 Subject
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 – Cartoons to be sent to the contest must be BLACK - WHITE and original. Size: A4 or A3. Each participant will write their name, surname, address, telephone and e-mail address on the back of the cartoon and send a photo and short CV. 

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 (in Olive or Free subjects) with any number of works, but a participant cannot be given more than one prize in each section. Additionally, any cartoonist cannot receive a second award in the section in which he won the Grand Prize. 

8 – The works must be sent to the specified address by regular or insured mail or cargo by 31 MAY 2024 at the latest. HAND DELIVERY IS NOT ACCEPTED. 

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, they will be exhibited in the 23rd International Olive Festival 2024. 

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: 30.000 Turkish Liras + Golden Olive Statue. 

First Prize: 15.000 Turkish Liras + Golden Olive Statue. 
Second Prize: Silver Olive Statue. 
Third Prize: Bronze Olive Statue. 
10 or 20 Special Prizes (Olive Statue). 

First Prize: 15.000 Turkish Liras + Golden Olive Statue. 
Second Prize: Silver Olive Statue. 
Third Prize: Bronze Olive Statue. 
Special Prize for 10 to 20 Cartoonists. 

DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2024 

Kıbrıs Türk Karikatürcüler Derneği 
12. Uluslararası Karikatür Yarışması 
Posta Kutusu: 455 (Post Code: 99000) 
Lefkoşa – Kuzey Kıbrıs (Turkey) 



The XVI International Contest Snail Graphic Humor 2024, Spain

RULES 2024
1. Any professional or amateur artist can participate in this contest. 
2. The theme of the contest is the SNAIL
3. The participants can send a maximum of 3 works to compete, as long as they have not been previously awarded in another contest. 
4. The works (only in comic strips) can be made with any pictorial technique, with unique format of A-4 size (210 mm X 297 mm) or proportional. 
5. Works can be without words or, in case of having them, they must be in Catalan, Spanish or English. 
6. Only works sent to the email info@ilertravel.es will be accepted. You can send up to 3 images to that email which must have the format indicated in point 4. We will not accept any work sent by regular mail. 
7. The deadline for works admission ends on April 12, 2024
8. The email sent must include, besides the work, the name and surname, address, telephone, short curriculum vitae and photograph or/and an author’s caricature. 
9. The winning work will recieve a single prize of 1,016 euros (amount on which the corresponding tax deduction will be applied); and a trip to Lleida for two people and, if so expressed by the winner, two nights of accommodation in the city to attend the award ceremony that will take place on May 24, 2024, coinciding with the opening of the XLIII Aplec del Caragol. It is recommended not to modify the dates of the trip since the expenses that any change of the agreed dates will be borne by the winner. 
10. The decision of the jury will be unappealable. 
11. The Jury will be composed by people representig the Fecoll, Iler Travel and Humoràlia. 
12. The decision of the Jury will be notified to the winner during the last two weeks of April or the first two weeks of May 2024 by electronic mail and it will be published later to websites and social media by Humoràlia and Fecoll (www.aplec.org). 
13. The author of the winning work will have to give the original work in hand on the award ceremony, or by certified mail properly protected, to the organization of the contest (if the author cannot come to receive the award in person). In case the work is made, totally or partially, by digital tools, a copy signed by hand by the author must be sent. The address of the Federació de Colles de l’Aplec del Caragol is: C/Obradors, 2. 25002 Lleida. 
14. The selected words –with a maximum of 50– chosen by the jury, they will be exhibited in the Fecoll’s head office or, if necessary, in other facilities. 
15. The electronic version of the works can be visited on a virtual gallery that will be published afterwards on the websites of Humoràlia and Fecoll. 
16. The organization reserves the right to spread and reproduce the winning work and the others selected, only during the promotion of the Aplec and this same contest in future calls, without express permission of the author or authors, and without this representing any obligation to the artist. 
17. Participation in the contest implies full acceptance and no reservation of these bases. Any doubt that may arise will be solved by the Jury. 
Lleida, 2024 February.