27.8.16

2nd International Cartoon Festival 2016, Kosovo

KrAgiKozvak - Cartoon and Art of Kosova Association announces cartoon contest of Second International Cartoon Festival with theme "Humans and Technology". Cartoon contest starts from 26 August 2016 - 15 October 2016. You can find application form in https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3PSQHqGsNleR08tY1djWExpUGs/view and other details about KrAgiKozvak in https://kragikozvak.blogspot.com .

22.8.16

20.8.16

8th International Tourism Cartoons Competition 2016, Turkey: Future of Tourism

Theme
The theme of the competition in 2016 is Future of Tourism.
Categories
Cartoons will be accepted in two sections:
 Adult Category: This category is open for the all of cartoonists who are 17 and older. Category should be noted when cartoons are submitting. Grand award, second award, third award, Professor Atila Özer recognition award and three mentions will be given in this section. Finalist cartoons in this section will be published in the album.
Young Category: This category is open for the cartoonists who are 16 and younger. Category should be noted when cartoons are submitting. Grand award and two achievement awards will be given in this section. Finalist cartoons in this section will be published in the album.
Submission Guidelines
* The competition is open to all amateur and professional cartoonists.
* Each performer is allowed to submit maximum three works.
* The cartoons submitted to the competition may be prepared as original drawings, digital printings or computer printouts. The drawing technique is open-ended. Drawings may be colorful or black and white. On the other hand, performers are required to put signatures on their drawings.
* Participants must write their names, surnames and addresses behind their drawings. Also, they must complete the Participant Information Form placed under submission page and send it together with their drawings.
* Cartoons sent may be of the ones previously published somewhere but previously awarded cartoons are not allowed to submit.
* Cartoons submitted for selection will be able to be printed in Anatolia: A Journal of Tourism Research and Association of Tourism Writers and Journalists and in other printed materials of this organization such as books, catalogs, brochures, postcards, web sites and posters. All rights for any other publishing except these belong to the owner of drawing.
* The cartoons that will be selected after the first evulation will be announced between February 1 and 10, 2017. The objections will took into account between Februrary 1 and 10, 2017.
* Finalist cartoons will be published in the album. Cartoonists whose drawings published in this album will be sent a copy of the album.
* Regardless of award-winning or taking place in the album, all the cartoons submitted for selection will not be returned.
* All the cartoonists participated in the competition are implied to agree on the conditions and regulations of the competition.
* Cartoons can be sent by way of postal service or Cartoon Submission system.
* Submission deadline is 31 December 2016.
* The cartoons can be mailed to the below address:
Nazmi KOZAK
Anadolu University,
Faculty of Tourism
Yunus Emre Campus,
26470 Eskisehir/TURKEY
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More in languages on source.
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First blogged on 08.08.2016 22:30.

14.8.16

Similarity: Panayot Gelev - Huseyin Cakmak - Konstantin Kazanchev

Source: Jovcho Savov.
Huseyin Cakmak
1987 International Humourfest Cartoon Contest Album (Foligno, Italia)
1990 1st National Cankaya Municipality City and Life Cartoon Contest Album (Ankara, Turkey)
2002 1st International Molla Nasreddin Cartoon Contest First Prize (Baku, Azerbaijan).

13.8.16

Winners in the 22nd International cartoon contest, Haifa 2016, Israel

Winners for the main category - Urban planning in large cities, Heavy traffic, Crowded roads
The 22nd International cartoon contest - Haifa 2016:
Grand Prix by the Mayor of Haifa to Konstantin Kazanchev, Ukraine (Top)
Victor Hulob, Ukraine – First Prize
Kostenko Alexander, Ukraine – Second Prize
Li Jingshan, China - Second Prize
Vadym Shevchenko, Ukraine - Third prize
Raul Fernando Zuleta, Colombia – Third Prize
Oleksy Kustovsky, Ukraine – Fourth Prize
Andrea Pecchia, Italy - Special Prize
Sergey Sichenko, Israel - Special Prize
Yuriy Borts, Israel - Appreciation Prize.
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The winners for the second Category - Free Humor
The International cartoon contest - Haifa 2016:
Silvano Mello, Brazil - First Prize (Above)
Dr. Jan Tomashoff, Germany - Second Prize
Anatoli Radin, Russia - Third Prize
Angelo Campaner , Italy - Special Prize
Liviu Stanila, Romania - Special Prize
Kostenko Alexander, Ukraine - Special Prize
Jordan Pop Iliev, Macedonia - Award of Appreciation
Vladimir Stefovic beluga, Serbia - Award of Appreciation.
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This report by Ronit Eshet, The Coordinator of the cartoon contest - Haifa 2016.

1.8.16

Jaboatão dos Guararapes - Pernambuco International Graphic Humour Salon (SIHG-PE) 2016

REGULATIONS FOR THE JABOATÃO DOS GUARARAPES
INTERNATIONAL GRAPHIC HUMOUR SALON
​The works will be exhibited from 25th July to 21th August at 24:00, 2016.
ABOUT THE THEME
The Jaboatão dos Guararapes - Pernambuco International Graphic Humour Salon (SIHG-PE) has the OLIMPIC SPIRITS AND ATHLETES as theme. The idea is to put at the centre of discussion issues related with the Olympic spirit, sports practice, health, well-being, healthy body and mind. Homage is paid to worldwide known athletes who have contributed to sports in all its categories.
2) ABOUT THE JABOATÃO DOS GUARARAPES INTERNATIONAL GRAPHIC HUMOUR SALON
The idea is to promote, through the cartoons and caricature contest, the reflection about Human Rights and about personalities who contributed with their ideas and thoughts to humanity.
3) ABOUT THE CONTESTANTS
a) Both, Brazilian or foreigners, amateur or professional, graphic artists in general may participate.
b) Each contestant can send up to 2(two) pieces of work for each category: cartoon or caricature, as long as they have not been awarded the price by the time they do so.
c) The candidate to enrol on this contest acknowledges being solely responsible for the veracity of the data and authorship of the work presented, being held liable on a civil and criminal basis, during or after the contest, if proven guilty.
d) Anyone working directly with the organisation, awarding committee and production of SIHG-PE is not allowed to participate, including and up to their second degree relatives.
4) ABOUT ENTRY
a) Registration forms will be provided on the website www.sihgpe.com
b) The registration must be done exclusively via website.
c) The contestant must fill in a form for each category, attaching the corresponding pieces of work.
d) The pieces of work must be sent in A3 format (297 mm x 420 mm), horizontally or vertically, in JPEG, with resolution of 300 DPI.
e) The organising committee takes no responsibility for entries or work not received due to technical problems with computers, network congestion, communication failure, or any other factor that prevents the successful electronic entry.
f) The homologation of the entries will be published through the confirmation email.
g) The entry will imply accepting this rules and regulations in all its terms, including the deference of the final result of the contest and the items related to the destination and use of the drawings.
5) ABOUT THE FINAL DESTINATION AND USE OF THE WORKS OF ART
a) The pieces of work will go through a pre-selection process and the chosen ones will be shown at the SIHG-PE exhibition. The full list of selected works will also be published on the site www.sihgpe.com
b) The authors of the selected works will assign the copyright to SIHG to their use at the salon during the event and advertisement of the next ones. The prizewinner pieces may be permanently used for advertisement purpose of the current and future editions of the SIHG. In either case, it is not possible to charge for the use of the works, considering the selection and awarding criterion described in this rules and regulations.
6 - DEADLINES
a) The works will be exhibited from 25th July to 21th August at 24:00, 2016.
b) The selection of works will be on 27th August 2016.
c) The judgement of the selected works will occur on 10th September 2016.
d) The exhibition will take place from 11th September to 11th October 2016.
7) ABOUT THE JUDJEMENT, SELECTION AND PRIZE
a) For the selection and prize awarding, the obeyed criteria will be: creativity, originality and pertinence to the proposed theme. The selection will be made by a judging commission whose decision must be accepted by the participants, with no possibility of being challenged.
b) The works sent to SIHG will go through two juries: a selection and an awarding one. The first one, formed by qualified professionals from the graphic humour field will select around 80 (eighty) works which will compose the exhibition and catalogue. Among these, the awarded works will be selected by the awarding commission.
c) From the selected works, 3 (three) will be awarded: one Grand Prix among all the works selected and a 1st place in each category.
d) The jury may choose up to two works from each category to be awarded an Honourable mention, which does not include a monetary prize.
e) Possible omissions will be remedied in due time by the jury.
8) ABOUT THE PRIZE AWARDING
a) The selected will be awarded the following prizes per category:
GRAND PRIX
R$ 4.000,00 and trophy.
CARTUM
R$ 2.000,00 and trophy;
Honourable mention ................. Certificate.
CARICATURE
R$ 2.000,00 and trophy;
Honourable mention ................. Certificate.
b) A total of R$8.000,00 (eight thousand reais) will be awarded in prizes.
c) All selected works for the exhibition will have their works published in the SIHG catalogue.
d)The winners will be announced on 11th September, 2016, upon the exhibition opening at 15pm and through the site of the event. The winners will be informed via telegram, phone call and/or email about their awards.
e) The winners will receive the amount of their prize within 40 days from the disclosure via bank account deposit.
f) The amount will be subject to the tax in force at the moment of accreditation.
g) In order to receive the amount of the prize it is compulsory to be a bank account holder in their country.
Samuca Andrade
Organiser
Clériston Andrade
Coordinator
Bruno Alves
Coordinator.
Source: sihgpe.

28.7.16

Catalog of the International Cartoon Competition on Community of Common Destiny for All

Received a couple of days ago the catalog of the 2015 International Cartoon Competition on Community of Common Destiny for All from China as being one of the Runner Up Prize winners. When I participated, I had no idea if they would publish a catalog of the competition. 21x28.4 cm in size, this color catalog of quality paper and print has 50 pages including the covers.
The International Cartoon Competition on Community of Common Destiny for All is co-hosted by China Daily and the China Journalistic Caricature Society and organized by China Daily Website and News Cartoon Website. The organizing committee of the competition received more than 2000 cartoons from more than 20 countries, including China, the United States, India, Denmark, Turkey, Bulgaria and Cote d’Ivoire.
The judges selected one First Prize winner, two Second Prize winners, three Third Prize winners and 80 Runner Up Prize winners. The main prize-winners are:
First Prize: Per Marquard Otzen (Denmark) (Top).
Second Prize: Song Chen (China), Zhou Xiyue (China)
Third Prize: Daryl Cagle (US), Mowfak Hussin Galy (US), Sun Shenying (China).

26.7.16

Catalog of the 21st International Cartoon Contest Haifa 2015, Israel

Received yesterday the catalog of the 21st International Cartoon Contest Haifa 2015, Israel. 16.5x21.1 cm in size, it is composed of 96 color pages, covers not included. The 15 members of the Judging Committee evaluated the 920 works submitted by 320 artists from 64 countries in two main themes: 1. Freedom of Speech, 2. Life in Multi-cultural Cities (The winners).
From Turkey, cartoonist Muammer Kotbas was a member of the Jury and the following artists are included in the catalog with their cartoons: Recep Bayramoglu, Erdogan Basol, Oguz Gurel, Cem Koc, and Salih Kutukcu (2nd Prize in theme Freedom of Speech).
My thanks to the organizers for sending me this great collection of cartoon art.

22.7.16

1st Int Cartoon Competition on the Freedom of Expression in Memory of Anna Politkovskaya

FIRST INTERNATIONAL
CARTOON COMPETITION
ON THE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION.
IN MEMORY OF ANNA POLITKOVSKAYA.
ANNOUNCED BY:
Organizers: Llibreria Papasseit and Associació l’Oliva (Programme for Human Rights)
Collaborators: PEN Català and Instituto Quevedo del Humor
Mass media partners: LaMarea and La Directa
PARTICIPATION:
Who can participate: Professional or amateur artists and illustrators over the age of 18 years old.
Theme: Graphical Freedom of Expression in Memory of Anna Politkovskaya
How to Participate: Digital or postal submission of artists’ own, original pieces of work
Funding: €700 distributed in 3 Prizes: 1st place: €400; 2nd place: €200; 3rd place: €100.
Deadline for entry: 31st August 2016
Postal adress and e-mail of job submission: Gran Via Carles III, 53, 5è – 3a. 08028 – Barcelona. / convocatorias@iqh.es
PRESENTATION OF THE COMPETITION:
The “First International Cartoon Competition on the Freedom of Expression in Memory of Anna Politkovskaya” is a joint initiative between the Associació l’Oliva and the Llibreria Papasseit de Manresa bookshop, with the support of PEN Català and Instituto Quevedo del Humor (IQh), and the support of the magazines Revista LaMarea and La Directa.
The Associació l’Oliva is a charitable organization which works developing educational, awareness investigation and cultural projects across four large areas: peace, human rights, democracy and sustainable human development.
All six organizations have come together to run this competition, in memory of Anna Politkovskaya, on the tenth anniversary of her murder. With this competition we want to pay homage to those people who have defended freedom of expression and the freedom of the press in spite of attempts to silence them and make them invisible. The competition aims to be a tribute to journalists, writers, illustrators, bloggers, painters and other artists who have suffered persecution, too much, to the point of giving everything for unacceptable and unforgettable acts of flagrant injustice which continue to take place.
The defence of civil and political rights, and work so that their guarantee is a reality, necessitates and requires initiatives which bring these matters closer to citizens: raising questions; promoting reflection; generating debate and discussion; exercising rights.
RULES OF PARTICIPATION:
1. This competition is open to participation from any artist in the world over 18 years of age, whether professional or amateur.
2. The theme of the competition is the freedom of expression and the press.
3. Participants can enter a maximum of three of their own, original pieces of work to the competition. These works cannot have previously won a competition.
4. There is no restriction on the format in which works are presented. The work can be created using any painting technique.
5. The work can be without words or in Catalan, Spanish, English or French. If another language is employed, the work will have to be accompanied by a translation to one of the indicated approved languages.
6. Entries must be sent by email to the address convocatorias@iqh.es or to the postal address:
Gran Via Carles III, 53, 5è – 3a.
08028 – Barcelona.
7. For those works presented online, they must be in .jpg format and a resolution of at least 300ppi.
8. The deadline for submissions is midnight (in Barcelona) on 31st August 2016.
9. The submission of work must be accompanied by a sheet containing the name, surname/s, postal and electronic addresses, contact telephone number and a photograph (or caricature) of the work’s author, as well as a brief explanation of their journey as an artist (maximum 8 lines).
The photograph or caricature, as well as their biography, may be used in the production of materials for education and increasing awareness of human rights once the competition has ended and may, therefore, be published unless a wish to the contrary is expressly stated.
10. Three prizes will be awarded.
• First prize of €400
• Second prize of €200
• Third prize of €100
11. The judges’ decision is final.
12. The judging committee is formed of:
• Salem Zenia. Journalist and persecuted amazigh author, refugee in Catalunya.
• Míriam Iscla. Catalan actress, T de Teatre co-founder. Currently she’s representing the monologue «Dona No Reeducable», inspired by Anna Politkòvskaia (by Stefano Massini directed by Lluís Pascual).
• Anna Roca. Designer and Art Historian, cultural promoter and Llibreria Papasseit cofounder.
• Somebody from the IQh.
• Carme Arenas. PEN Català’s president.
• Arcadi Oliveres. Economist, activist and member of various social movements in Catalonia that are fighting for peace and social justice.
• Mass media observers: La Marea, La Directa
13. Winners will be notified of the judges’ decision by email during September 2016 and it will later be published on the competition blog and social media.
14. The top 80 selected entries will form a touring exhibition and be used to create educational and/or informative and/or awareness materials as the organizers’ associations consider appropriate. The use of material in this way will always be accompanied by the name of the author, unless a wish to the contrary is expressed.
15. The electronic version of all entries can be visited in the virtual gallery which will be produced after the virtual competition spaces (https://humorgraficllibertatexpressio.wordpress.com) and social networks (on Facebook: Anna Politkovskaia in Memoriam and on Twitter: @InMemoriamAnna) and, if applicable, those of Llibreria Papasseit and Associació l’Oliva or their collaborators.
16. The institutions organizing and collaborating in the competition will be able to distribute and reproduce the competition entries without express permission of the author and without that presenting any obligation on the part of the author. The educational and awareness materials which can be created from the submitted work will be the intellectual copyright of CopyLeft. Any profits gained from these materials will be wholly reinvested into the continuation of the project.
17. The organizing institutions will resolve any query which may arise and is not covered in these rules.
18. Participation in the competition implies full acceptance of these rules.
Rules + Entry Form in PDF .
Weblog: https://humorgraficolibertadexpression.wordpress.com/
Source: certameneshumorgrafico .

19.7.16

8th International Cartoon Contest / International Festival of Brilliant Minds 2016, Mexico

ANNOUNCEMENT
8th INTERNATIONAL CARTOON CONTEST
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF BRILLIANT MINDS
“LA CIUDAD DE LAS IDEAS”
R U L E S
1. The contest is open to professional or amateur artists from anywhere in the world. You must be at least 18 to participate.
2. All work submitted must be completely original and unpublished. No entries can simultaneously participate in any other contest or event.
3. The idea to be developed as a cartoon is this year’s theme for La Ciudad de las Ideas Festival:
Play the Game
Context:
We have many years, many ink occupied pointing out what is wrong with the world and everything remains the same. Many times we make a drawing with the idea that it will make a change of consciousness in someone, in somewhere, will make a change, a difference. In this edition of the Festival of brilliant minds we want to know something different, what would you do to win? win peace, win more love in the world, win economic stability, win global equity, win empathy, win respect, win social growth, personal , politic, win in everything that you perceive that we are losing as humanity.
A game has players, rules, you can win and lose in some way, what do you propose that our game is TO WIN? In which ways can we win? or maybe to win, should we lose something ?, What should we lose that leads us to win? What games should we be playing to win? .... And what are we going to win?
Play the Game
Give us your views on, or your answer to this question, (or even another question) in a cartoon. Entries will be judged, among other things, on the following: ability to approach the core theme of the contest, creativity and mastery of the technique(s) used in the creation of the cartoon you submit.
*The organization reserves the right to eliminate from the contest any work it deems offensive, or contrary to human rights.
4. Contestants are limited to only 3 cartoons (authors who send in more than three will be disqualified). Entries may be submitted via the official webpage of the Ciudad de las Ideas Festival.
5. All techniques are eligible (digital or manual, color or b&w.)
6. Cartoons may be submitted in a size proportional to 21cm x 29cm, but not larger than that. Digital entries must be submitted in a resolution no less than 300dpi but not greater than 10Mb.
7. If you mail the original version of your cartoon, please do so in a closed envelope together with the following information:
• Full name of the author and pseudonym:
• Photo or self-portrait cartoon of the author:
• Address:
• Telephone:
• E-mail:
• Nationality:
• Title of each cartoon:
• Is this the first time you participate?:
• Brief biographical summary (CV, maximum 15 lines).
8. Contestants must sign to certify they accept the potential use of their work. If you send your entry online, fill out the form and click on the acceptance box; if you send your entry by mail, include and sign a printout of the following legend:

“I, (name of the author), certify that I am the author of this entry that I hereby submit to the 2016 La Ciudad de las Ideas contest, ‘Play the Game’ I, (name of the author), accept that by submitting this entry in accordance to the rules of the contest, I am allowing Poder Cívico, A.C. to use it for the purposes it deems pertinent.”

SIGNATURE: ________________________

9. Entries may be submitted either as originals or as electronic files.
Original: Send mail in an envelope together with the author’s information to the following address:
8th International Cartoon Contest
Play the Game
Reforma 222, Piso 12, Colonia Juárez, Delegación Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 06600, México D.F.
Electronic: Most fill out the form and upload the cartoon(s) to this page:
www.ciudaddelasideas.com/caricaturas
* Fill out one form for every entry, the resolution of which should not be below 300dpi and not above 10 Mb.
10. Selected entries will be displayed at Puebla, Mexico, on November 18-20, 2016 and will also appear in various Poder Cívico A. C. communications as social media of La Ciudad de las Ideas.
These cartoons will only be used in Festival releases to various media, and will therefore be reproduced in catalogs, postcards or books; on the internet or television as per agreements with sponsors of the Festival.
11. This invitation will remain effective as of July 15 through September 18, 2016. Entries delivered by e-mail or courier must bear a date or stamp with a date no later than the deadline.
12.The results of the contest will be released on the official webpage of La Ciudad de las Ideas www.ciudaddelasideas.com, on Twitter @cddelasideas, and on Facebook www.facebook.com/Cddelasideas .
Winners will be notified via e-mail, to the address included in their entry information. Please ignore any confirmation mail other than those from the domain ciudaddelasideas.com or podercivico.org.mx
13. The jury will be appointed by Poder Cívico A. C. and will be empowered to settle any situation in the contest resulting from a breach in these rules. Should the jury, whose decision is final, deems that none of the entries meet quality standards it may refrain from selecting a winner. The names of the jury members will be released once this announcement becomes effective.
14. Unawarded original entries may be claimed by their authors at the offices of Poder Cívico A. C. three months after the decision of the jury is made public. Any unclaimed work will remain in the custody of Martha Barragán Méndez, who will address any requests for the return of entries after the date established by Poder Cívico A. C.
15. PRIZES
• First Place:
- A fully paid trip to Puebla, Puebla, Mexico including: transportation, lodging and meals.
- A ticket to attend the International Festival of Brilliant Minds “La Ciudad de las Ideas”, with more than 30 conferences from personalities who are changing the world.
- Access to alternative activities at the festival, theme parties, artistic interventions, exhibits and more.
- Presentation of the winner’s entry during the International Festival of Brilliant Minds “La Ciudad de las Ideas.” - A diploma that will be presented to the winner during the International Festival of Brilliant Minds “La Ciudad de las Ideas.”
• Second Place:
- A fully paid trip to Puebla, Puebla, Mexico including: transportation, lodging and meals.
- A ticket to attend the International Festival of Brilliant Minds “La Ciudad de las Ideas”, with more than 30 conferences from personalities who are changing the world.
- Access to alternative activities at the festival, theme parties, artistic interventions, exhibits and more.
- Presentation of the author’s entry during the International Festival of Brilliant Minds “La Ciudad de las Ideas.”
- A diploma that will be presented to the author during the International Festival of Brilliant Minds “La Ciudad de las Ideas.”
• Third Place:
- A fully paid trip to Puebla, Puebla, Mexico including: transportation, lodging and meals.
- A ticket to attend the International Festival of Brilliant Minds “La Ciudad de las Ideas”, with more than 30 conferences from personalities who are changing the world.
- Access to alternative activities at the festival, theme parties, artistic interventions, exhibits and more.
- Presentation of the author’s entry during the International Festival of Brilliant Minds “La Ciudad de las Ideas.”
- A diploma that will be presented to the author during the International Festival of Brilliant Minds “La Ciudad de las Ideas.”
There will be three honorable mentions and each one of them will earn a diploma that will be sent to the recipients in the days following the festival.
Note: Prizes cannot be paid in cash nor transferred to another person.
If you come from abroad, please have your passport and visa ready to attend the Festival in Puebla, Mexico and collect your award.
Yours truly,
Martha Barragán Méndez “Mar”
concursocaricaturas@ciudaddelasideas.com
Coordinator of the International Cartoon Contest of
International Festival of Brilliant Minds “La Ciudad de las Ideas”
Social Networks:
Twitter:
@cddelasideas
@RoemerAndres
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/LaCiudaddelasIdeas
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cddelasideas
Instagram: https://instagram.com/cddelasideas/
Webpage: www.ciudaddelasideas.com
For questions or comments contact:
Tel: +52 (55) 5140-3660 / +52 (55) 8582-5340
E-mails:
concursocaricaturas@ciudaddelasideas.com
contacto@ciudaddelasideas.com
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Source: fb.

17.7.16

XXII Exhibition Humour a Gallarate, International Cartoon Contest 2016, Italy

Pro Loco of Gallarate holds the XXII exhibition Humour a Gallarate. International Cartoon Contest – Grand Prix “Marco Biassoni” for cultural purposes, to attest the worthy creative contents of thought and the humoristic graphic art which contribute to the development of conscius, innovative, pluralistic and open-minded social relationship.
Regulations
1) The contest is open to all professional cartoonists, caricaturists, illustrators and graphic artists from all over the world. The contest is articulated in 3 sections (Graphics/Cartoon, Satire, Caricature)
2) Theme: Tear down the Wall
Sections: A) Graphics/Cartoon | B) Satire | C) Caricature
It’s possible to participate in all the sections.
3) Entries: max. 3 works. The artworks must be original, UNPUBLISHED WORK, and accompanied by the author's photo or caricature, entry-form and biography. Each work should bear the signature or mark of the author and name, surname, address, phone number and other data on the back.
The authors have to indicate the section for each work.
4) Size: A4 (21 x 29,7 cm)
5) Technique: Free.
The artworks produced with graphics programs, will be accepted for the competition ONLY if sent also in hard copy, signed by the author.
The artworks submitted in digital format, via email or digital devices, will not be considered for the awards, but only for the exhibition and the catalogue.
6) Deadline: October the 18th 2016
Artworks must be received at Pro Loco offices by the 18th of October 2016
7) Jury: The selection of works and the awarding of prizes is exclusive jurisdiction of the Jury, appointed by the Pro Loco Gallarate, which will meet on 22nd of October 2016 in Gallarate.
The jury's decision is final.
8) Prizes: the Jury will award the following prizes:
Grand Prix "Marco Biassoni" for the best work among all the sections (Graphics/Cartoon, Satire, Caricature) - 1.000 € + diploma
1st Prize for each section (Graphics/Cartoon, Satire, Caricature) – 500 € + diploma
One special Mention of Jury – Diploma for each section
5 works selected for each section (Graphics/Cartoon, Satire, Caricature) – diploma
1 Special Prize Osvaldo Cavandoli "Cava" (creator of the famous character “La Linea”) for the best work of all sections, that combines humoristic beauty with the essentiality of graphic execution - 500 € + diploma
9) Exhibition: November 6th – December 18th 2016 at the Minoletti building situated in Garibaldi Square (Gallarate).
Opening ceremony: Saturday November the 6th 2016, at 11:00 AM
All authors who will attend the opening ceremony are invited to a rustic lunch.
9) Catalogue: Each selected author, exhibited in shows and published in the catalog, will receive a complimentary copy of the same.
10) Property: the Organizers reserve the rights to reproduce the cartoons in catalogue, newspapers, or posters to promote the Contest and to exhibit a selection of works in other locations in Italy and other countries. None of works will be returned but will be included in the "Humour Gallarate Collection".
By submitting the works, the author accepts the rules and regulations of the Contest and the decisions of the Jury.
The works should be sent to:
Pro Loco Gallarate
Vicolo del Gambero n. 10
21013 Gallarate (VA)
ITALY
For further information
Phone/Fax (+39)0331.774968
proloco.gallarate@libero.it | www.prolocogallarate.it
www.fanofunny.com/guests/humourgallarate .
ENTRY-FORM on source: feco-spain and also in PDF here .
Read about the theme of the contest here .

11.7.16

Call to Artists: A cartoon exhibit on voting as a civic duty and a citizens’ right

WE THE VOTE
A cartoon exhibit on voting as a civic duty and a citizens’ right
CALL TO ARTISTS
Miami Dade College, West Campus, and the online magazine SuiteHumor.com invite all cartoonists to take part in the WE THE VOTE Salon. The Salon will open on September 29, 2016 at MDC West, 3800 NW 115th Ave. Doral, FL 33178, USA.
The Salon will exhibit cartoons that reflect voting as a civic duty and a right of the citizens. The event will be a way of expressing the importance of voting, especially in a presidential election year.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Participants will submit up to three cartoons on voting as a civic duty and a citizens’ right, in jpg format with a 300 dpi resolution (high resolution). The participants can use any technique, color or combination of colors.
The participating cartoons could not have been previously published or have won awards in any contest or event.
The deadline to submit works is September 2, 2016.
Participating cartoons will be sent as email attachments to the event’s official email address:
mdc-event@suitehumor.com .
Participants whose works are selected to be part of the Salon will receive a Certificate of Participation.
The jury will be made up by internationally recognized Miami cartoonists, SuiteHumor.com humorists, and MDC West representatives. The jury’s decision cannot be appealed.
Each participant will fill out an Entry Form with his/her name, home and electronic addresses, phone number and country of residence. The Entry Form can be found at the event’s official website: SuiteHumor.com.
The submission of the Entry Form implies that the participant accepts these Rules and Regulations, turns over all rights to his/her cartoons to the WE THE VOTE organizing committee and authorizes the event organizers to publish the cartoons on the media and/or the Internet. The acceptance of these Rules and Regulations also conveys the turnover of the aforementioned rights to third parties without limitations. Both Miami Dade College West and SuiteHumor.com have the right to exhibit, archive, and publish those cartoons on the media and/or the Internet without limitations.
The event organizers reserve the right not to exhibit cartoons that may be found offensive or attempt against individual and/or collective rights.
Participation in this event supposes the acceptance of these Rules and Regulations without reservations.
Source: http://suitehumor.com/ .

3.7.16

Xinguofeng International Cartoon and Animation Competition 2016, China

2016 XINGUOFENG INTERNATIONAL CARTOON AND ANIMATION COMPETITION
Animation (Film \ TV \ Short Subject)
Cartoon (Cartoon \ Comics \ illustration \ Caricature \ CG)
Competition sponsored by the people's Government of CHINA-Xi An.
Cultural Industry Division of the ministry of culture of the People's Republic of China as a guide unit.
France ANNECY international film festival, Mediterranean film festival, Japan TBS Asian digital Contest, South Korea animation festival , Canada animation festival as partners.
Competition is dedicated to integrate the world and China cultural resources, promote the influence of the world and China animation and cartoons, provide a platform of information exchange, and to boost the world and China animation industry development.
1.THEME:
Humor of the life \ Free
2.ENTRY DEADLINE
The entry deadline will be on August 10, 2016.
3. THE RULES
(A) ANIMATION:
Film of animation \ TV of animation \ Short Subject of animation
Any of the following animation types are acceptable: painted cel, computer-assisted or computer-generated, stop-motion (including clay animation), 2D work, 3D work, FLASH, puppet animation, paper-cutting work.
1). Format:  
a. All works must be submitted on DVD (CD) or by Email with high definition.   
b. compressed work such as “ .RAR ”format is not allowed
c. animated submissions (including FLASH) should be submitted in “.MPG”, “.AVI”, “.MOV” format. For each FLASH work, a copy of “.SWF” submission and 5 still images are required separately, which is used to present character and background with a minimum size of “300 dpi” in “.TIFF” or “.JPG”. A poster: 6cm x 8cm,“300 dpi” “TIFF” or “JPG”.A life photos of director.A entry form of author.
d. In case of multiple submissions, please separate each individual submission. An uninterrupted multi-work submission is not allowed.
2). Resolution and Length:
a. Film of animation: The resolution is not less than 1920*1080. Time is not less than 60 minutes. The trailers for 30 seconds .
b. TV of animation : The resolution is not less than 720*576. At least 10 sets .
c. Short Subject of animation : Not less than 3 mins, no more than 30 minutes.
d. Character Design: 10 pictures (Front, back, positive side, 3/4 side, display figure)
e: Expression: 30 pictures.
3). Language:
a. All works must be subtitled in English or China.
b.The story background, synopsis, brief introduction, and character description are required in either Chinese or English electronic-version.
4). Eligibility
a. The applicant has the copyrights of the work.
b. Anyone living in the world, is eligible to enter; groups and individuals are eligible for entry.
c. Professional and amateur artists are eligible for entry.
d. The applicant must be the copyright owner of the submission.
e. The applicant may enter multiple works.
f. Group entries that win prizes are responsible for sharing/apportioning any prize money won among themselves.
(B) CARTOON:
Cartoon \ Comics \ illustration \ Caricature \ CG
You can E-mail the digital cartoons to: xingcartoon2015@126.com
Digital cartoons: “A3” \“300 dpi” \“TIFF” or “JPG”. A photo of artist. entry form of artist.
4. AWARDS
COMPREHENSIVE CLASS AWARDS:
(A)Best Film of Animation Awards [Not less than 60 minutes](1):
20.000RMB+ A round trip ticket+ accommodation+ the awards ceremony
The Nomination Awards(2): 2.000RMB
(B)Best TV of Animation Awards [At least 10 sets](1):
10.000RMB+ A round trip ticket+ accommodation+ the awards ceremony
The Nomination Awards(2): 2.000RMB
(C)Best Short Subject of Animation Awards [Not less than 3 mins, no more than 30 minutes](1):
10.000RMB+ A round trip ticket+ accommodation+ the awards ceremony
The Nomination Awards(2): 2.000RMB
(D)Best Cartoon Awards [Cartoon \ Comics \ illustration \ Caricature \ CG](1):
10.000RMB+ A round trip ticket+ accommodation+ the awards ceremony
The Nomination Awards(2): 2.000RMB
SINGLE AWARDS:
(E) Best Theme of Chinese style Awards [The theme in Chinese style](1):
10.000RMB
The Nomination Awards(2): 2.000RMB
(F) Best Character Design Awards [Character Design or Expression](1):
10.000RMB
The Nomination Awards(2): 2.000RMB
(G) Best Animation of students Awards [The theme in Environmental](1):
10.000RMB
The Nomination Awards(2): 2.000RMB
(H) Best Cartoon of students Awards [The theme in Environmental](1):
10.000RMB
The Nomination Awards(2): 2.000RMB
All prizewinners are solely responsible for paying taxes in connection with any monetary award, in accordance with all applicable local laws.
5. THE SELECTION MEETING
All entries go through three procedures. They are preliminary selection, semi selection, and final selection.
1). Preliminary selection
The organizing committee will select qualified works from all entries for the semi selection.
2). Semi selection
The Jury will select nomination works in the semi selection.
3). Final selection
All nomination works shall be judged by the International Jury. The final results will be announced during the Awarding Ceremony.
6. INVITATION
The organizing committee will be invited the nomination author to attend the awards ceremony, the organizing committee will provide accommodation and reception.
7. NOTICE
1). Works awarded in other contests can be submitted.
2). Submission will not be returned; so please do not send us your only copy!
3).The applicant agrees that the organizing committee has the rights to publish and broadcast the submission for promotion purposes.
4). The organizing committee reserves all rights for final explanation.
8.CONTACT INFORMATION
Please send your works to the following address :
EMAIL: xingcartoon2015@126.com
Source: http://www.redmanart.com/en/bencandy.php?fid=6&id=648 .