Results of the 49th International Cartoon Contest Osten WGC, Skopje 2017, Macedonia

These are the results of the decision of the International Jury on the 49th WORLD GALLERY of CARTOONS Skopje 2017!
The first selection was made by prominent cartoonist Damir NOVAK from Croatia, while members of the international jury deciding on the prizes were: Rudy GEYSENS (Belgium), Angel BOLIGAN (Mexico), Massoud Shojai TABATABAI (Iran), Seyran CAFERLI (Azerbaijan) and Mice Jankulovski (Macedonia). Due to the high quality of the submitted works, the selection and judging process was difficult, still they agreed on this results:
FIRST AWARD FOR CARTOON - Claudio Antonio GOMEZ (Brazil) (Top)
CICO AWARD (for Macedonian Cartoonist) - Blaze DOKULESKI.
SPECIAL AWARDS were granted to:
Musa GUMUS (Turkey)
Branko ILIC (Croatia)
Klaus PITTER (Austria)
Milanko KALICANIN (Serbia)
Bob DARROCH (New Zealand)
Makhmudjon ESHONKULOV (Uzbekistan)
Ross THOMSON (United Kingdom)
Vladimir KAZANEVSKY (Ukraine)
Hamidreza MOSAYEBI (Iran) (Down).
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners, and many thanks to all participants of the 49th WORLD GALLERY OF CARTOONS Skopje 2017!
You have all made a contribution to the universal struggle for freedom of speech and expression, and it was our honor to provide you with a platform to communicate your points of view, ideas and inner feelings on matters which are relevant!
See you next year!
This report by OSTEN World Gallery of Cartoons.


Exhibition of Graphic Humor Nomad, Forced Migration 2017, Spain

La Coordinadora d’ONGD I aMS and Humoràlia organize the Graphic Humor Show NOMADIC, Forced migration.
The aim of the exhibition is to carry out an awareness-raising campaign aimed at society to raise awareness of the causes of migration processes and to highlight the importance of the Right to Migrate as set out in the Charter of Emerging Human Rights. The graphic art is a visual journalistic genre of denunciation and civic commitment that seeks to contribute to the reflection, in this case the causes of forced migration.
1. Any professional artist or amateur can take part in the exhibition.
2. The exhibition topic is: FORCED MIGRATION: armed conflict, structural violence, post conflict situation, economical, environmental/ecological, ideological/policy, gender, sexual identity, ethnical, religious and/or cultural.
3. The Deadline for sending the works finishes on June 25, 2017.
4. The works may be carried out in any technique, with Din A4 format (210 mm x 297 mm) or proportional.
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 o 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 (with the corresponding international prefix), e-mail, a brief CV and a photography or caricature of the author. The organization undertakes to confirm receipt of the work via e-mail.
8. Due to the character of the Exhibition, the selected works will be not rewarded with any economical amount. On the contrary, the organization undertakes to send by post mail 2 copies of the printed catalogs to the authors of the selected works.
9. An on-line catalog with the selected works will be edited and published on the website of the Coordinadora www.coordinadora-ongd-lleida.cat.
10. A jury made up of qualified specialists in Solidarity and Graphic Humour will make a selection of 50 works among the presented ones.
11. The jury’s decision will be unappealable.
12. The selected drawings will be part of an itinerant exhibition of Humoràlia i la Coordinadora d’ONGD i aMS de Lleida
13. The works, as are digitals, will not be returned.
14. The author’s participation in the contest implies permission for the work to join the works presented and take part in the publication in an exhibition and a virtual gallery. The only aim of that use is to raise awareness between the populations about the causes of migrations processes. The use of the work will have no lucrative purpose. In all media where the work is published, the author’s name will always be indicated.
15. Taking part in the Exhibition implies accepting the entire terms and conditions. The Jury will solve any doubt that can arise.
Regulation in languages on source.

Winners in the 22nd International Cartoon Exhibition Zagreb 2017, Croatia

The 22nd International Exhibition of Cartoons ZAGREB 2017
has seen the arrival of 590 works of 249 authors from 55 countries.
More on hdk.


8th International Award of Humor and Satirical Customs, Premio Novello 2017, Italy

“Novello: a good family gentleman”
8th Edition of International Award of Humor and Satirical Customs
Art director Andrea Fedeli
We are announcing the 8th edition of International Award of Comic and Satirical Customs:
“Novello: a good family gentleman”
promoted by the Town of Codogno with the support of public and private organizations.
The Award’s secretary office is located at
Town of Codogno
Services to the Citizens (Sector)
Culture Office
Via Gandolfi, 6
26845 Codogno (LO) Italy
Phone number +39 0377/314263- 31424- 314247
Each participant to the Novello Competition will submit a maximum of three inedited comic-satirical cartoons.
Are considered inedited all drawings never published on web or on paper magazines and never shown on any exhibition.
The participation to this Competition is open to professional and non-professional artists.
They will compete in two different categories.
At registration to this Competition all candidates will clearly indicate their professional category confirmed by at least one easily verifiable publication.
Present the requested credentials, based on the choosen category (professional category: have to indicate at least one simply verifiable publication).
Applications not specifying their professional category will be rejected.
(Where is not going to be declared the category of participation, the work will be void considerated.)
In case of junior competitors the family consent is requested in case of victory at the Competition.
Terms of participation
Each competitor can submit a maximum of three cartoons, according to the theme:
All authors will present their works according to this theme in its many variable aspects, giving an innovative and original vision in a satirical aspect.
Being a theme of great interest and hard debate, the Commission allows artists to use their personal vision about it. However all works must not be related to any political position or suggest messages that can be offensive against decency.
The judgement on works will be the unique and irrevocable decision of the Commission of Evaluation.
All works must be according to the real spirit of the Award, that is humour and satirical customs.
All works can be realized using any drawing technique, in fact works can be in black and white or in colours and they can contain written texts.
Technical peculiarities and expiration date
All drawings must be sent in electronic format and must be loaded (loading them) in the provided form on the following web site: www.premionovello.it not later than 1st October 2017.
All works must have these peculiarities:
JPG 300 dpi - high resolution - print size A4 - information characteristics max 10 Mbyte.
Other formats of presentation are not accepted.
The Jury
The Jury is set up by professional artists and well-known names in the world of Comics and Humour Cartoons, as well as journalists, critics and well-read personalities in the world of culture.
All works with a good evaluation by the Jury will be exposed at the exhibition “International Award of Humour and Satirical Customs” that will take place in January 2018 in the premises of the historical “Vecchio Ospedale Soave”, Viale Gandolfi 6- Codogno (LO)- Italy.
The winners will receive the following prizes:
Amateur Artists (COLLECTORS)
First Prize Euro 1000 + diploma
Second Prize Euro 500 + diploma
Third Prize Euro 300 + diploma.
Professional Artists
First Prize Euro 1000 + plate
Second Prize Euro 500 + plate
Third Prize Euro 300 + plate.
Winners will enclose to their application their personal identity documents.
All works received for this Competition will be filed in the archives of the Award and will be used for its promotion purposes or for other cultural activities of the Town of Codogno in public or private communication as magazines, daily newspapers, books, on web, etc. in Italy or abroad.
Therefore, with the participation to this Competition all authors give their consent to the reproduction of their works, not for profit. (provided it has not lucre purposes)
Prize ceremony
The prize ceremony will be celebrated at the same time of the inauguration of the exhibition dedicated to the Award, in the premises of “Vecchio Ospedale Soave”-Codogno, at the presence of the members of the Selecting Jury.
This ceremony will be on January 2018 on a day to be chosen.

Theme in Caneva Ride Contest 2017, Premio Toni Zampol, Italy: In Vino Veritas?

In order to resume the ability to smile on ourselves, our vices and our everyday life and invite us to a break of lightness, the Association Pro Castello di Caneva proposes the fourth edition of the Caneva Ride Contest! Open to designers around the world.
The theme of 2017 edition: In Vino Veritas? In wine there is truth? Does wine or alcoholic beverages generally help to be more sincere? Under the livelihood we are less liars? Does a glass pull the other one? Pencil your judgment. The award was born to celebrate the memory of Toni Zampol, who for many years veiled the vices and virtues of Caneva and its inhabitants with his pencil.
THEME: In Vino Veritas?
DEADLINE: 30 June 2017
EXHIBITION 15 July 2017
Pro Castello di Caneva promotes the international award Caneva Ride! (Caneva Laughs!) for humoristic sketches and satirical costume about the theme In vino Veritas? In wine there is truth?
The award is open to all cartoonists of the world from 16 years old. Participants can apply individually or in groups (in case of several authors, the referent for all communications with the award’s promoters shall be indicated)..
Up to three unpublished works, realized by any technique, color or black and white, which haven’t been awarded in other prizes. The maximum format shall be A4 (21 X 29.7 cm).
Works shall be submitted within 24:00 of 30 June 2017 at the address canevaridecontest@gmail.com, as a .jpg, .tiff or .pdf file with resolution of 300 dpi, and report all personal data (first name, surname, complete address, phone number, in case of minors the name of one parent authorizing the participation). Every single file shall not exceed 5 MB. If more than one single work is submitted, then send each by single mail.
5 - JURY
Manuel de Carli, Cartoonist - President of the Jury; Pietro Francesco Manfè, Pro Castello - Caneva; Vicenzo Bottecchia, Cultural Comics Operator; Giancarlo Rupoloç, Photographer.
FIRST PRIZE euro 600,00
SECOND PRIZE euro 250,00
THIRD PRIZE euro 150,00.
The jury reserves the right to report other works, which shall not receive any money prize. The authors, by participating the competition, agree with the non-exclusive right to reproduce the works on any support for promotional purposes of Pro Loco Castello, without any claims of copyright.
Opening of the exhibition and prize giving will be held Sunday 15th July 2017 during Castello in Festa 2017.
Source: canevaride.


DLRM Cartoon and Graphic Contest 2017, Hungary

The popular hungarian DLRM band’s latest record was just realesed. The new album contains the „Stalemate” song.
OBJECTIVE: Please, listen to this song and get inspired!
Draw a cartoon based on the lyric and music that you had heard before, then make some graphic or video content and paint something related to the song.
Note! Best videos will be played at concerts promoting also the artists!
The music can be found here -> (just click ont he link , and you will be directed to youtube)
The lyrics can be found here, for your help:

Stalemate (lyrics)

I dont wanna spend my time being overhypnotized
But to be honest it is happening at every single night
What the bloody hell do you think when you look into my eyes
Cause i can see an angel who's too cheeky to fly

I'll be your super clown you
Could use me any time but you dont know
That i might be older, i'll risk to be sober so its might be over

If you were just hangin around i'd probably just take my time
But the night was short and im still not sober yeah i've gone too far but i'll text you later

Make me your your terror your pistol

You should make your decision cause i've already chosen mine
But in a stalemate situation nobody knows what its all about

Why why are you talking like we
Were something else that we used to be

You should make your decision cause i've already chosen mine
But in a stalemate situation nobody knows what its all about
You should make your decision
In a stalemate situation
You should make your decision
In a stalemate situation

The DLRM’s website can be found here by clicking on the link HERE -> http://dlrm.hu/
1. Those people can participate who at least 18 years old
2. The competition has only 1 round.
Each aspirant can provide a maximum of 10 graphic content that DOES NOT HAVE lyric provided within.
The file extension MUST BE the following… ( CYMK, jpg etc..) and has to be HIGH quality.
video: .avi, .wmv, .mov, .mp4,
(Please be aware of that, gmail can store the attachment which is maximum 10MB)
3. All the cartoons should be sent to the following email address; grafikuskelemen@gmail.com
4. The deadline is July 31, 2017
5. Prizes are the following…
1st place -> 300€
2nd place -> 200€
3rd place -> 100€
6. All the aspirants are aware of that sending their Graphic Content, they ARE AGREED that the jury’s decision is definitive and all rights are reserved.
7. The aspirant contribute that the given graphic content can be used by the DLRM band FREELY and WITHOUT BEING CHARGED, refering to the cartoon competition.
All the public information can be accesed here ->
Asking further information can be required; grafikuskelemen@gmail.com
We wish all the aspirants a succesful competition!
8. Prohibited
- the use or unauthorized use of trademarks, logos or copyrights. The uploaded content may not contain any intellectual property rights that are protected by law or are in force, unless the right of use is granted to the player.
- Promotion of commercial products and services.
- Using pornographic or sexual content.
- Any kind of hateful content (including racism, sexism, etc.).
- Any violent, offensive content or any offensive / indecent, obscene, inappropriate content (hate speech, political symbols, demonstration).


Results of the 8th International Tourism Cartoon Competition 2016, Turkey

Theme: Future of Tourism
Adults Category
The Grand Award: Oleksy Kustovsky, Ukraine (Top)
The Second Awand: Ali Shafei, Iran
The Third Award: Cemalettin Güzeloğlu, Turkey
Professor Atila Özer Recognition Award: Hilal Özcan, Turkey
István Kelemen, Hungary
Sergei Semendyaev, Ukraine
Trayko Popov, Bulgaria
Youth Category
The Grand Award:: Giray Mert Keçeci, Turkey (Age: 10)
Nina Khmelyova, Russian Federation (Age: 10)
Cennet Külcü, Turkey (Age: 10).
More info + catalog on tourismcartoon.


Yıldırım Municipality International Cartoon Contest 2017, Turkey

No matter if we call it “modern” or “postmodern” we are passing through in such an era inwhich we frequently question our humanity. We are no more sure about what actually it does mean to be a human being. Do we really behave as one? We are trying to find an answer to that question from the point of the artistic perspective.
Theme: Being Human Being
The contest welcomes both professional and amateur cartoonist of all countries. The jury will gather between 02-10 September 2017. The date of award ceremony of the International Cartoon Contest will be announced by Yıldırım Municipality.
1. Cartoonists who will participate in the contest may participate with max. 5 cartoons related to the theme.
2. The contestant will send his/her work to yildirimcartoon@gmail.com with his/her contact information and resume. Contestants who pass the preliminary process will send or deliver the original of their work by mail, cargo or hand.
3. The works to be submitted should be in JPG format, maximum 5 MB, which will be 300 dpi at most and at A3 (29.7 x 42 cm) size.
4. Contestants will send their short biographies, contact information and a photograph with their works to the address of Culture and Social Affairs of Yıldırım Municipality: Barış Manço Kültür Merkezi, Mimar Sinan Mh. Mimar Sinan Cd. Yıldırım-Bursa, TURKEY by filling in the participation form attached here to or published on the www.yildirim.bel.tr.
5. The Yıldırım Municipality is not responsible for the loss of or any damage to the work in the period of postage and/or cargo.
6. The recieved cartoons will not be returned.
7. If the contestant’s cartoon (s) is/are awarded with degrees and / or prizes, the contestant accepts, agrees and declares that he/she licenses, permits and transfers to the Yıldırım Municipality the rights he/she has pursuant to articles 21 to 25 of the Turkish Intellectual and Artistic Works Law No. 5846 and equivalent articles of any other applicable law, such as processing, reproduction, dissemination, representation and signage, transmission to the public by audio and/or visual devices, usage, financial usage and transfer of the each to third parties without any restrictions on the number, place, duration and number He/she also accepts agrees and declares that the Yıldırım Municipality will have any usage rights including but not limited to exhibit such caricature (s), to keep them in archive, to publish them on the internet or in other forms and he/she expressly waives any rights he/she may have with respect to such caricature(s), agrees, accepts and declares that he/she will not act with third persons in relation to the transferred rights and for the caricature(s). The contestant may only use his / her work by making express reference to the award.
8. The Yıldırım Municipality will cover the domestic travel and accommodation costs in Turkey of all awarded contestants to attend the award ceremony. The travel costs from other countries schould be covered by contestants.
9. The deadline for application to the contest is 01 September 2017 / Friday.
10. Jury members and their relatives can not participate in the contest.
11. Yıldırım Municipality has the authority to decide whether the cartoons sent to the contest should be published in its web site.
12. The contestants under age of 18 have to give also written permission of their parents.
Awards: First Prize 5.000 Turkish Lira, Second Prize 4.000 Turkish Lira, Third Prize 3.000 Turkish Lira, Success Awards 750 Turkish Lira (x 3) Encouragement Award (for under age of 18) 500 Turkish Lira
Jury Members: Onur Atagün, Zeki Bulut, Kemal Akkoç, Turgut Demir, İsmail Kar, Sadık Pala
Coordinator: Yusuf Kocamaz.
Adress: Barış Manço Kültür Merkezi, Mimar Sinan Mh. Mimar Sinan Cd. Yıldırım-Bursa, TURKEY
E-mail: yildirimcartoon@gmail.com
Web: www.yildirim.bel.tr


Application Form


Age: Under 18 / Over 18
Short Biography

3rd Biannual Global Mobility Cartoon Contest 2017, Belgium

3rd Biannual Global Mobility Cartoon Contest 2017, Belgium
1. Participation
All persons 18 years of age and older are eligible to participate in this international contest. Participants declare to agree to the terms and conditions of the regulations, and the decisions of the juries. Belgian law governing withholding tax on prizes won by foreign participants applies. Participation is free of charge.
2. Definition
A cartoon is a humorous drawing. This includes a caricature of a famous person, a parody of a real situation or simply an image of a funny situation. The cartoon can consist of one image or take the form of a short comic strip. The cartoon can be static (drawn) or moving (animated using a computer).
3. Theme
4. Submissions
Drawn cartoons, maximum 5 submissions. The cartoons may not contain text. They may not have been exhibited or awarded in any country. Drawings should be sent digitally and submitted by uploading them on the global mobility website >> here. Exceptionally they can be delivered by WeTransfer or by post.
The deadline to do this is 20 September 2017!
5. Registration form
Participation is valid only if your date of birth has been filled in and the form has been signed. The back of each cartoon must indicate: last name, first name.
Submission is at the expense of the participants.
6. Ownership rights
By participating, participants grant the organising body the right to use their submissions as advertising for the "Global B&C Cartoon Festival" and the seaside resort Knokke-Heist, (e.g. as cartoon book, catalogue, advertising in the press and other media, separate promotional printed works such as posters, leaflets etc., promotional gifts by the city council and/or photo festival organisation, calendar).
7. Jury
An international jury will make a selection from the entries for the exhibition, and will select the prize winners.
8. Visibility of the contest
All participants can visit the virtual exhibition free of charge upon presentation of their proof of participation.
9. Ownership by organising body
All submitted works become the property of the organising body.
10. Cartoon Book
In collaboration with Busworld INTL, a cartoon book will be published, subject to budgetary and technical constraints. Selected participants will be entitled to one copy.
The winners will be anounced on 20 October 2017.
First prize is 500 Euro
Second prize is 250 Euro
Third prize is 100 Euro.
Global Mobility Cartoon Contest 2017
Kasteel van Rumbeke, Moorseelseweg 2, 8800 Roeselare - Belgium
Tel: (+32) 051/22.60.60
E-mail: participate@globalmobilitycartooncontest.com
Source: globalmobilitycartooncontest.


IV Tragaluz International Illustration Award 2017, Colombia

IV Tragaluz International Illustration Award
Rules for participation
This competition is open to illustrators from all countries who meet the following criteria: adult participants who submit illustrations that are unpublished and have not been submitted to other competitions recently.
The artists will keep ownership of their works. In case of winning the award, they will sign a contract for seven million Colombian pesos (COP 7,000,000) to create the illustrations for a book that Tragaluz will publish.
For this version of the award, we are asking illustrators to choose a fragment of a book they have always dreamed to illustrate. The text can be of any genre, and can be by a dead or a living author from any nationality. The selected fragment must not exceed one page (one page from the chosen book) or a text with 2,000 characters including spaces, in Spanish or English. Based on the chosen fragment —whose source must be cited—, the participant should make an illustration and send us a digital copy to concurso@tragaluzeditores.com
The submission message should include the contestant’s personal data (full name, age, ID number, nationality) attaching the selected fragment and the illustration. The fragment must be a separate file (either DOC or PDF). The attached illustration must be a high-quality JPG image file (100% – RGB). It can be either horizontal or vertical in direction, and must not exceed five megabytes and 150 dpi.
Tragaluz will choose one single winner. A contract will be signed with the winner to be the illustrator in one of the books published by us in 2018. The contract is equivalent to COP 7.000.000 (seven million Colombian pesos). If the winner is a foreigner, this amount will be converted to dollars according to the exchange rate of the day of the transaction.
This amount will be paid in two instalments: 50% in advance at the time of signing the contract, and the remainder 50% at the time of publication of the book. The wire transfer costs will be on the winner.
Tragaluz Editorial Board will make the decision on the winning submission. This call for submissions can be considered void if no illustration meets the expected quality.
Illustrations can be submitted starting June 1 and no later than August 15, 2017. The results will be published on Tragaluz’s website and social networks (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook) during Fiesta del Libro y la Cultura de Medellín, September 15, 2017.
More on website: tragaluzeditores.



- Theme: "Love story - Mihai Eminescu and Veronica Micle"
- Exhibition: In every month
- Prize: 10 GREAT PRIZE for the best artworks.
- Participation: Send digital portraits of Mihai Eminescu at resolution 300 dpi, A3 size, maximum quality. Email: ionita_ploiesti@yahoo.ro
- The artworks nominated for the GREAT PRIZE, must be sent originals, by post (if is not digital art).
- Deadline: December 15, 2017.
More on FB.


The Winners of HumoDEVA 2017, Romania

GOLD PRIZE, ex aequo 400 $, Special Honor Diploma
and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net:
Rodrigo da Silveira, Brazil (200 $)
GOLD PRIZE, ex aequo 400 $, Special Honor Diploma
and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net:
Gabriel Rusu, Romania (200 $).
SILVER PRIZE, 300 $, Special Honor Diploma
and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net:
Alecus Clement, El Salvador (300 $) (Top).
BRONZE PRIZE, 200 $, Special Honor Diploma
and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net:
Valentin Chibrit, Romania (200 $).
EXCELLENCY Special Honor Diploma
and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net:
Borislav Stankovic, Serbia
Constantin Pavel, Romania
Javad Takjoo, Iran
Elena Ospina, Colombia
Halit Kurtulmus, Turkey
Julian Pena-Pai, Romania
Oguz Gurel, Turkey
Zaman Kursat, Turkey
Lucio Trojano, Italy
Marcin Bondarowicz, Poland
Ivailo Tsvetkov, Bulgaria
Sharam Shirzadi, Iran
Boris Erenburg, Israel
Ehsan Ganji, Iran
Jovcho Savov, Bulgaria
Cristian Topan, Romania
Sergei Semendyaev, Ukraine
Dariusz Dabrowski, Poland
Ilya Katz, Israel
Armen Hamonangan, Indonesia.
The Special Prize for Portrait Special Honor Diploma:
Arash Foroughi, Iran.
The Special Prize of CRISAN Publishing House Special Honor Diploma:
Oleg Gutsol, Ukraine
FadiToon, Norway
Edwin Perales, Peru.
The Special Prize of "ACCES" Association Special Honor Diploma:
Sogand Seyjoo, Iran
Nenad Ostojic, Croatia.
The Special Prize of Deva Culture Center Special Honor Diploma:
Julian Radu, Romania.

The Fifth International Productivity Cartoon Festival 2017, Iran

In the course of Productivity Cartoon Festival central theme, "The fourth industrial revolution" is called "Industry 4.0". Its output will eventually need to maintain the dignity and humanity, the military clean and green, reduce the consumption of resources such as water and energy, and access to goods and property demands of lead. Creating systems and smart production process on smaller scales is one of them. Smart farming, self-driving cars, robots, smart doctor and hospital system are examples of a comprehensive picture of the revolution. Internet and smartphones, as well as sensors, and super computers and data on this revolutionary heart and arteries. The rapid flow Darad and the pros and cons of the many opportunities that will create challenges and problems associated with them will have to be devised.
Suggested topics:
• Intelligent House
• Car
• Three-dimensional printers
• drone
• Intelligent drugs
• surgical robotics
• Number of works: maximum 5 works
• Entries must be submitted in jpeg format with DPI 300 precision
• size A4 or A3 is the maximum.
• There is no limit on the techniques employed for cartoons.
• Works with the completed form must be submitted photograph and brief biography of the artist.
• Festival the right to publish and showcase their works to the festival is significant.
• Catalog of the festival artists whose works will be presented in it are published.
• signing the entry form from the artist does he agree with all the provisions of the festival.
• Deadline for entries: 26 June 2017
• Email entries productoon@industry40.ir
New email for Productivity Festival/Iran (21.05.2017): info@tabrizcartoons.com
First prize: 3,000 € and a sculpture festival
Second prize: 2,000 € and Statues Festival
Third prize: 1,000 € and a sculpture festival
• The ten winners of the special prizes from the sponsors of the festival will be dedicated.
• It should be noted that the combination of international arbitration and the arbitration Art (Jury cartoonist) and science (management thinkers) will be.
Source: tabrizcartoons.


29th Biennale Internazionale dell'Umorismo nell'Arte 2017, Italy

for humour in art on the theme of
€ 2,500.00
will be awarded to the winner of the 2017 Exhibition.
In case of a tie, the prize money awarded will be split among the winners.
The winner of the 29 Festival will be an invitee to the 2019 Biennial
where up to thirty of his artworks will be displayed in a dedicated exhibition.
€ 1,000.00
€ 500.00
for caricatures of illustriuous figures
€ 2,000.00.
It's possible to send a maximum of three works which
must be unreleased and authentic, free in size and technique,
and performed in whatever form of visual art, material and support
- pictorial, graphics, sculpture and installation, photography and video.
SEPTEMBER 18, 2017.
Regulation, Entry Form and
Coupons to be attached are on


Theme in the 11th International Zagreb Car Cartoon Exhibition 2017: Car is on Vacation

Respected cartoonists!
The time has come when we send invitations to you dear cartoon friends, whom we invite for participating on our traditional International Zagreb car cartoon exhibit. This year is the 11th International Zagreb car cartoon exhibit.
Past years of this well-known exhibit has been very pleasing in eyes of fantastic cartoons and number of cartoonists all around the globe that have participated on our exhibit.
So with that in mind, we are sending you attached below these .pdf files:
1. Aplication form for participating on 11th International Zagreb car cartoon exhibit 2017
( fill the aplication form and return it signed to us along with your cartoons )
2. Propositions of participating on 11th International Zagreb car cartoon exhibit 2017
3. Information for cartoonists about 11th International Zagreb car cartoon exhibit 2017
As past years we have uploaded these files which we are sending you here in this mail, so you can check them out on our website www.huna.hr, and download them.
You can send your original cartoons in letter by mail, or if you are working on computer, as digital cartoon then you can send us your cartoons by e-mail: info@huna.hr, but please do convert them in .tiff format.
Thank you and kind regards
With respect
Ivan Palatinuš
Huna d.o.o.


Green Gem International Competition ICACF 2017, China

ICACF 2017 • Green Gem International Competition
“Libo International Children Animation & Comics Festival 2017” (ICACF 2017)——Green Gem International Competition organized by Culture & Multimedia International Association is an open competition.
The entries for the competition include all artworks and animation which reflect content about ethnic children using various subjects by qualified artists implementing a variety of techniques. Children are encouraged to submit their works for competition, exhibition and publication.
1. The Ethnic Children in My Eyes
2. Topics about Children
◆ Categories
1. Category (A): Still image works
Single-frame work, comic strips, illustrations, caricature, drawings, graphics and other works of original fine art. It is encouraged that the artists create ethic children with unique characteristics and customs from their own countries and regions in order to reflect the rich and various races of the world.
2. Category (B): Animation works
All animation works suitable for children submitted must be 1-22 minutes in length. Any of the following animation types are acceptable: Computer-assisted or Computer-generated, stop-motion (including clay animation), 2D works, 3D works, FLASH, puppet animation, paper-cutting works, in fact, any format except live action!
◆ Qualifications
1. Entry for the Category (A) (Still Image Works):
a) Maximum A3 (297mm x 420 mm), minimum A4 (210mm×297mm).
b) Any printed submission will not be accepted (work can be submitted in either computer or hand drawing; however, the electronic-version of submission is definitely required).
c) Participants can also send electronic edition (scanned copy) with a minimum size of “300 dpi” in “.TIFF” or “.JPG” to cmiassn@163.com.
2. Entry for the Category (B) (Animated Works):
a) All works must be PAL formal with high definition (prefer to be minimum size of 720×576,minimum bit rate of 1000 bps)
b) Animated submissions (including FLASH) should be submitted in “.MPG” or “.AVI” or “.MOV” format 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”. For each FLASH works, a copy of “.SWF” submissions are required.
c) In case of multiple submissions, please separate each individual submission. An uninterrupted multi-work submission is not allowed.
3. Language:
a) All works are preferred to be subtitled in English.
b) The story background, synopsis, brief introduction, and character description are required in either Chinese or English electronic-version.
4. Entry Form and Photo
Artwork should be accompanied by their author’s photo or caricature, a short biographical note and a completed Application Form (PLEASE USE CAPITAL LETTERS).
5. Copyright
The applicant must be the copyright owner of the submission.
◆ Awards and Prizes
1. Adult Group
Artwork submitted for competition will be judged by an International Jury. The Jury will award the following cash prizes along with a certificate for each award.
2 Gold medals, each 1500 USD (1 for category A and 1 for category B)
4 Silver medals, each 1000 USD (2 for category A and 2 for B category)
4 Bronze medals, each 800 USD (2 for category A and 2 for B category)
20 Special prizes, each 300 USD (10 for category A and 10 for B category)
a) The jury has the right of final distribution of statutory prize and all of the jury’s decisions are final.
b) Organizers plan to award the artist with the best debut and will give him/her the opportunity for an individual exhibition at the Gallery which will be included in the 2017 program.
2. Children Group
a) Artwork submitted for competition will be judged by an International Jury. The Jury will award the certificate to the finalists.
b) Submission finalists would be included in the album. And the certificates and albums or presents (if the album is not released on time), will be sent to the finalists.
All results will be announced on July 2, 2017.
◆ Participant Privileges
1. Artists of work qualified for the exhibition will be given a presentation copy of the catalogue.
2. Artwork sent to the exhibitions will be exhibited in the country and abroad after the main exhibition.
◆ Competition Provisions
1. Organizers reserve the right to use all submitted artwork for advertising purposes without any special fees paid to the artists that include being exhibited and reproduced in a variety of advertising materials as well as printed and circulated in catalogues.
2. The prize-winning works become the property of the organizers and will be included in the collection of the Gallery.
3. The exhibition organizers are the final judges in interpretation of the rules and regulations.
4. By sending his/her work, the artist agrees to the mentioned above rules and regulations.
5. By sending his/her work, the artist agrees to the publication of the author's profile in the post-exhibition album.
6. All the submissions will not be returned.
◆ Timetable and Contact Information
1. Submissions(original scripts are preferred) for receipt of artwork:
From April 25, 2017 to July 2, 2017
Deadline: Date of the postmark July 2, 2017
Deadline: Electronic submissions midnight July 2, 2017
Please send your submission(s) to the following mailing address or send to our email address via the internet:
Organizing Committee ICACF
Building 6-2 #39, Xiaoshicheng Yunyan
Guiyang, Guizhou 550004 CHINA
TEL:+86 10 84937681
Mobile: +86 15185169898
Email: cmiassn@163.com
Website: www.cmiassn.org ; www.icacf.com .
First blogged 26 April 07:30.


Annual Cartoon Contest, Olense Kartoenale 2017, Belgium

Annual Cartoon Contest – Rules and regulation 2017
1. Participation
All contestants will be admitted with no distinction made regarding nationality or age. There are two categories:
 Youth category up to 15 years inclusive;
 Adult category: 16 years and older.
Both professional and non-professional cartoonists are allowed to participate in this contest.
2. Theme
The main theme is ‘Agriculture’. This year Amnesty International offers a special prize to the best cartoon with theme ‘Human Rights’.
3. Entries
 Contributions have to be digital works. They shouldn’t contain an explanation of the drawing.
 The digital works has to be sent in JPEG format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi (2480 x 3543 pixels).
 Dimensions including any passe-partout 21 x 30 cm (A4).
 Number of entries per contestant: maximum five for each theme.
 You have to record your contact details through www.olensekartoenale.be.
 You can sign up your participation from 1 July 2017.
 The originals of the rewarded cartoons will be asked and must be sent to Community Olen, Dorp 1, 2250 Olen, Belgium within 2 days after the request of the organization.
4. Property rights
Prize-winning works will become the property of the organizer or theme sponsor. All works selected may be used by the organizers to promote the contest and the village of Olen.
5. Evaluation
The jury consists of artists, cartoonists and laymen. Decisions made by the jury cannot be challenged.
6. Catalogue/Cartoon book
Selected works will be considered for inclusion in a catalogue. The authors of these works will receive a free copy of the catalogue during the prize ceremony or it will be send afterwards by mail.
7. Deadline: 12 September 2017
The deadline is 12 September 2017 at 12.00 AM midnight. The entry form you can find on www.olensekartoenale.be where you also can upload your works. Do not sent your works to kartoenale@olen.be!
8. Prizes
• For the adult category:
1st prize: 1500 euro
2nd prize: 700 euro
3rd prize: 400 euro
4th prize: 300 euro
• For the youth category:
1st prize: 200 euro
2nd prize: 175 euro
3rd prize: 150 euro
4th prize: 100 euro
• Prize of the city of Bialogard (only for Polish participants): 200 euro
• Special prize Amnesty International: 350 euro
9. Prize Ceremony and Exhibition
The prize ceremony will take place at Friday 10 November 2017 at approximately 20.00 h in the council room of the town hall of Olen, Dorp 1, 2250 Olen. Every participating artist will be welcome on that occasion. Only the winners are personally invited.
A selection of the cartoons will also be exhibited at the same address and can be visited:
 Sunday 12 November 2017
 All working days from Monday November 13, 2017 till the end of December 2017 during the opening hours of the town hall:
o Monday 09.00 – 12.00; 13.00 – 16.00; 17.30 – 20.00
o Tuesday 09.00 – 12.00
o Wednesday 09.00 – 12.00; 13.00 – 16.00
o Thursday 09.00 – 12.00
o Friday 09.00 – 12.00.
Regulation in languages on source.
Since man noticed a connection between fallen seeds and the growing of crops, some 9.000 years ago, the possibilities to influence and improve this process have increased. So today we have arrived at the stage of genetic manipulation.
The scale of cultivation, monocultures, irrigation, mechanisation, industrialisation and robotics, the improvement of crops, the immunity against drought, cold and insects, the accelarated aging…
However, this isn’t a mere positive evolution. More can be less: depletion of soils, deforestation, pollution by toxic additives, market related crops that are not cultivated in the need for food supply rather than financial purposes.
Agriculture has ushered a global revolution since the dawn of the human history. What can we expect from it in the future? Fields on Mars, mushrooms from the Moon?


14th International Graphic Humour Contest on New Technologies, Barakaldo Hermes 2017

FIRST.- To pass the public announcement of the 14th International Graphic Humour contest on new Technologies –Barakaldo Hermes Prize 2017, which is an official announcement regulated by the guidelines established in the regulations of the Barakaldo Cultural Competitions, published in the Official Biscayan Bulletin on February 12th, 2010.
SECOND.- The budgetary limit for the afore mentioned is set at four thousand five hundred Euros (4.500 €) charged against the Budget allocation 00700 33000 4810300, to face the obligations derived from the prizes to grant, in compliance with rules established under Article 7 of the regulation, prizes awarded will be as follows: First Prize – 1.500 €, Second Prize –1.000 €, Third Prize – 800 €, Fourth Prize – 700 €and Fifth Prize – 500 €.
THIRD.- Legal regulations which the competition will adhere to are as follows:
1. OBJECT Sketchers will send in a scene depicting graphic humour relating to new technologies which impacts on daily life (INTERNET, BIOLOGY, SPACE, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, MEDICINE, ETC...) and which allows the citizens to reflect on new spheres of scientific progress. It can also be vignettes depicting geek attitudes generated by users of social networks or taking part in Web 2.0.
2. CONTESTANTS Anyone who so desires may take part with no age restrictions. Each contestant may submit up to three pieces of work. Anyone who was a Hermes prize-winner at the previous year’s renewal will not be allowed to submit entries to this year’s official announcement. (2015)
3. CATEGORY AND FORMAT Scenes and characters must be the personal creation of the author and unpublished. Work can be submitted either in black and white or in colour. Work will be prepared as a Din-A4 (210mm x 297mm) dimension, either horizontally or vertically. Resolution will be not less than 300 dpi.
4. LANGUAGES Works may be labelled in Spanish or Basque. It is permissible to enter humorous scenes without text written for those artists from different linguistic and geographical backgrounds.
5. PRESENTATION The participants will register in the web page of the contest and will insert later on their work in format JPG.
6. SUBMISSION PLACE AND DEADLINE Works containing the author’s details should be sent exclusively through the web page: http://www.barakaldo.org/portal/web/cultura/hermes before October 14th 2017.
7. ONLINE AND PAPER EXHIBITION AND CATALOG The presentation of works will entail the authorization to the City of Barakaldo to use the images for merely expository purposes and, or possible writing contests on the illustrations. The exhibition of the works does not mean that financial benefit will accrue to the authors of the illustrations. The winning artworks and other selected illustrations will be exhibited in the Virtual Museum established for that purpose, by the City of Barakaldo. This city launched a specialised website as an expression of the different subjects on which contestants have been providing creative illustrations with an humorous consideration. The publication of the works will not imply any retribution to the authors of the illustrations.
8. PRIZES The awarding of the Hermes de Barakaldo prize carries a financial reward amounting to 4.500 Euros and is divided into five categories: First Prize: 1.500 €, Second Prize: 1.000 €, Third Prize: 800 €, Fourth Prize: 700 € and Fifth Prize: 500 €.
After the winners are notified individually, and by email, of the resolution, the winners of theses prizes will have a maximum three months term to supply their details to the awarding organisation in order for the prize to be transferred to them. Should the time period of three months since the first communication have already elapsed, without the relevant data having been supplied, it is understood that the winner of the prize will relinquish his/her right to the relevant prize and the corresponding illustration will likewise be withdrawn from any medium the local council has published it in.
Required data:
Personal Data:
Name and Surname
Identity card / Passport
Postal code
Phone e-mail
Bank Data:
Swift Code BIB
Document written and signed by the bank to certify that the above data correspond to the awarded person.
9. JURY Any of the prizes may be declared void if none of the works come up to the required minimum qualitative standards.
10. SELECTION CRITERIA Prizes will be awarded according to the following criteria: a.- Quality and artistic relevance of the work: 50 points. b.- Adherence to the theme of the Competition and to the humorous language pertaining to it: 30 points. c.- Social and cultural impact of the cartoon in relation to the thematic aspect set out regarding new technologies and their implications for everyday life: 20 points.
11. FURTHER POINTS Participation in the competition implies acceptance of the rules and regulations as already laid down in the current Decree.
FOURTH.- Prizes will be awarded in accordance with the competition rules system, through comparisons of the works presented, and through the establishment of priority criteria amongst them, in conformity with the already outlined criteria, and the awarding of the corresponding financial amounts in compliance with the same with limits as stated in the official announcement, not exceeding the available credit.
FIFTH.- In order to analyse and evaluate the works presented, a Qualifying Panel or Jury will be convened, composed of Mrs. Nerea Cantero Gurtubay, Councillor for Culture, Education, Basque Language, Youth and Prevention of Drug Addiction, or who occupies this position at the time. She will assume the title of President of the said panel, and Mrs. Amaia Ballesteros, Mrs. Judit Allende, Mr. Juan García Cerrada, as people of renown prestige in the world of illustration and graphic humour and Mr. Juan Manuel de Los Santos Aranaz, a Technician in the Culture Department, who will take part as Secretary.
SIXTH.- The maximum allowable timescale for the resolution and notification of the prizes’ awarding procedure will be two months, starting from the closing date for the submission of entries.
SEVENTH.- All interested parties will receive notification under terms outlined in Article 58 of the Law 30/1992, dated November 26th, of the Law Regulation of Public Administrations and Common Administrative Procedures.
EIGHTH.- in case of any appeal against the decision, which exhausts the administrative procedures, an optional administrative reconsideration appeal may be lodged with the Council President to set aside the current resolution within a timeframe of one month starting from the day after the announcement of the results, alternatively an Administrative Reconsideration Appeal can be entered at the Court for Contentious Administrative Proceedings by virtue of the distribution of authority outlined in Articles 8 and 10 of the Law 29/1998, dated July 13th, which regulates the Contentious Administrative Jurisdiction within a timeframe of two months, also commencing, like the previous, on the day after receipt of official notification.
Source: ecomic-experience.


The Second International Cartoon Contest, Kolašin 2017, Montenegro

Dear colleagues ,
I would like to inform you that Cartoon festival "Kolašin, Montenegro 2017" has announced The Second International Cartoon Contest. Therefore, we carry on with the festival in Kolašin, Montenegro, after ten year break. Despite having far fewer resources this time, we are more optimistic and therefore we hope that this festival will last and will become a traditional one. We start with modest means but we are convinced that the festival will become more significant and notable in years to come. Well, may this new beginning be happy!
You shall send two of your works you consider to be the best. Cartoons can previously be published or rewarded and should be creative, funny and amusing. Works have to be graphically convenient for printing on T-shirts. The participants may send a maximum of 3 works to compete.
TECHNIQUE: Free All entries must be send by e-mail only.
Your works send on this e mail address : festivalkarikature@opstinakolasin.me
DEADLINE: 31st of May 2017
FIRST PRIZE: 300 Euro, Trophy, Honorable mention and a T-shirt
SECOND PRIZE: 200 Euro, Honorable mention and a T-shirt
THIRD PRIZE: 100 Euro, Honorable mention and a T-shirt
Three special prize –Honorable mention of the salon.
The international jury will choose the cartoons. THE DECISION will be published on 15th of June 2017, on all cartoon websites. Winners will officially be announced with the beginning of July and the announcement will take place in the Cultural Center in Kolašin.
Festival organizer: Municipality Kolašin,
Darko Drljević.


1st International Festival of Satirical Graphics and Humorist Literature, Iasi 2017, Romania

The first International Festival of Satirical Graphics and Humorist Literature
"Umor pe sapte coline" (Humor on seven hills") 2017, Romania
The event will be held in Iasi, Romania, from 25 to 28 May 2017 and the theme for Satirical Graphics is "General Humor – Humor without words".
The following prizes will be awarded:
- First Prize – 500 euro;
- Second Prize – 400 euro;
- Third prize – 300 euro;
- "Traian Benţa" Special Award – 200 euro;
- Three unpaid special prizes;
- Other awards from local institutions and private persons.
The works' format is A4, B/W or color (minimum 2), scanned with a resolution of 600 dpi and they shall be sent until May 1, 2017 (date of postmark), by e-mail to: fui2017@yahoo.com
Winners will be announced in time to attend the Festival and received the prizes.
Organizers will reimburse transport costs, food and accommodation.
More info on FB.

The 9th Salon Medplan de Humor 2017, Brazil

1- INSCRIPTIONS: April 5 to June 16, 2017.
The 9th Salon Medplan de Humor is open to all graphic artists, who can enter works that have not been awarded until the closing date of the entries, in the modalities cartoon, caricature and comic strips.
The comic strip should have only one page. If you choose the comic strip, the artist can put up to 5 comic strips on the page.
The opening of the hall will be on July 30, with the announcement of the winners.
Each artist can register with a maximum of 5 (five) works in the format 30X40 cm and using any technique in the three categories: cartoon, caricature and comic strips.
The full name of the author, address, e-mail, telephone number, ID number, CPF and bank account must be written on the back of each drawing or in the e-mail.
The artist can participate by sending his works through the website www.medplan.com.br (with a maximum size of 3 megabytes) or sending the originals to:
9th Medplan Humor Lounge
Rua Coelho Rodrigues, 1921 - Centro
Zip Code: 64000-080
Teresina - PI
The theme of the 9th Medplan Hall of Humor will be MARRIAGE
First place (cartoon): R 5,000.00 (five thousand reais)
Second place: R 3,000.00 (three thousand reais).
Medplan Caricature Prize: R 2,000.00 (two thousand reais) for those who make the best caricature. Free theme.
Medplan Award for Comics / comic strips: R 2,000.00 (two thousand reais) for those who make the best comic / comic strip. Free theme.
Internet Premium: R 2,000.00 (two thousand reais). The Internet Prize will be chosen by Internet users, from July 10 to 14, at: www.medplan.com.br
The best works will be part of the traveling exhibition of the 9th Salon Medplan de Humor. The awarded works will be considered acquisitive and will become part of the Medplan collection. The works will not be returned.
Medplan employees, their relatives, or anyone involved in the organization may not participate in this meeting.
Simple sign-up automatically sets up participant agreement with all terms.


The First Nishkhat International Cartoon Contest 2017, Iran

The First Nishkhat International Cartoon Contest 2017, Iran
1- Cartoon makes the world a better place.
2- The press as the fourth principle of democracy.
Each Participant can send maximum 5 cartoons
Size: A4 or A3, JPG Format, 300 dpi
The works with artist’s name, e-mail and postal address must be sent to festival@nishkhat.com
Deadline: June 20, 2017
Contest Album will be printed.
The Prizes:
First prize: $1000+Trophy
Second prize: $500 +Trophy
Third prize: $300+Trophy
10 honorable mention
The Jury:
Javad Alizadeh, Iran
Vladimir Kazanevsky, Ukraine
Musa Gümüş, Turkey
Ali Miraee, Iran
Keyvan Varesi, Iran.
Source: Javad Takjoo.


27th Gura Humorului International Festival of Cartoon and Humorous Literature 2017

The International Festival of Cartoon and Humorous Literature
The 27th edition, 2017
Gura Humorului Suceava County Council
Mănăstirea Humorului Townhall
The Bucovina Cultural Centre Village hall
The 27nd edition of Humour at ... Gura Humorului, the International Festival of Cartoon and Humorous Literature will be held between 16th and 18th of June, 2017.
2. Original works are accepted, in digital format, created after January 1st, 2017, which were not published and submitted or awarded prizes to other competitions.
3. Two (2) is the number of papers accepted.
4. The works will be submitted by May 31th, 2017 (posting date) on the following addresses:
email: umorlahumor@gmail.com or postal address: Muzeul Obiceiurilor Populare din
Bucovina, Piaţa Republicii, nr. 2, 725300 - Gura Humorului, judeţul Suceava, România.
5. Technical requirements:
- Papers sent by e-mail: minimum 1600 x 1200 pixels, JPG format
- Papers sent by regular postal mail: format A3
- The technique used for the works will be at the free choice of the artist
6. The works are not to be returned. They will be added to the patrimony of the Humour at ... Gura Humorului Festival and the organizers are entitled to use them later as edited materials with the name of their author on them.
7. The participants are required the following documents enclosed with their works: the completed entry form attached, a brief CV and a personal photography/cartoon self-portrait of minum 6x9 cm (on paper) or 710x1065 pix. (digital format).
8. The prizewinners will be notified by June 14th, 2017 to be present for the Awards Festivity held on Sunday, June 18th, 2017.
9. Transport expenses, accomodation and meals are the responsibility of the participant or the organization/institution he/she is part of. The organizers will be notified in due time to make the necessary reservations.
10. The prizes to be awarded:
1st Prize : EUR 500
2nd Prize : EUR 300
3rd Prize EUR 200
The "George Gavrilean" Prize for the debutantes in Bucovina - EUR 200
11. The jury are the ones who decide upon awarding or not awarding or re-allocating the prizes. In addition, the jury will decide upon the works or the authors to be rewarded by sponsors, associations, mass-media, institutions, commercial societies or private persons, with their consent.
12. There will be no participation fees.
Further information: The Bureau of Press Relations of „Humour...at Gura Humorului” Festival
· Professor Elvira Romaniuc - Folk Customs Museum in Bucovina ( Muzeul Obiceiurilor Populare din Bucovina )
Telephone: 00 40 740 926 479
E-mail: umorlahumor@gmail.com
· Professor Constantin Logigan – cultural counselor
Telepfone : 00 40 742 925 259
Gura Humorului Suceava County Council Mănăstirea Humorului Townhall The Bucovina Cultural Centre Village hall
NAME, SURNAME ………………………………………………………………
EMAIL/ WEB SITE…………………………………...........................
Please include your biography and your personal photo.
The organizers will not give back the art works received!

Source: humorgrafe.



The CULTURE CENTER of Deva city,
The International Site BestCARTOONS.net,
CRISAN Publishing House,
The ACCES Association and The Founders,
Are very glad to invite you to participate in
The 11th HumoDEVA INT’L CARTOON CONTEST Deva, Romania, 2017
The event is a part of the 17th edition of Deva Humor Festival Liviu Oros
R U L E S 2017
1. The 11th HumoDEVA ICC is an open competition for cartoonists all over the world. The participation is free of charge.
2. The artworks must be presented in a FREE THEME - MY BEST OF 2016-2017.
3. Deadline: May 3, 2017.
4. You can submit max 10 works, made in 2016-2017. The cartoons must not contain text.
The name of the cartoons must contain the entrant’s family name, first name, country and title of work (in english). Example: JOHN Doe - Romania - Victory.
The works must be digitized in 300 DPI resolution, RGB, JPG format, with the maximum limit of 3 MB.
5. Please send at the e-mail address humodeva@gmail.com your cartoons, your photo or caricature and a short biography in English, including date of birth, education, profession, awards, publications and exhibitions.
6. The cartoons selected for the contest will be exhibited free of charge on the HumoDEVA 2017 web site for the attention of all cartoonists to prevent similarity, copying and stealing. Any cartoon which is similar, copied or stolen will not be awarded. The contest results will be announced on the HumoDEVA 2017 web site.
7. The Jury will award the following prizes for the best works, no matter the categories:
GOLD PRIZE 400$, Special Honor Diploma and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net
SILVER PRIZE 300$, Special Honor Diploma and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net
BRONZE PRIZE 200$, Special Honor Diploma and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net
10 EXCELLENCY Special Honor Diploma and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net.
Jury’s decisions are final.
Other Special Prizes offered by the sponsors may be awarded.
The prizes can be paid in Deva or can be posted to the cost of the receiver. The organizer does not assume any liability regarding taxes or bank charges.
The original drawings of the prize winning entries should be sent in maximum two weeks from the results announcement, well-wrapped and protected against damages.
The mail address for sending winning originals is:
CRISAN Publishing House, Mihai Viteazu street , bl. 47, ap 1, 330091 Deva, jud. Hunedoara, ROMANIA.
8. By participating, entrants grant the organizing body the right to use their entries as advertising for the HumoDEVA International Cartoon Contest and for the site BestCARTOONS.net (e.g. as cartoon books, catalogues, advertising in the press, internet and other media, separate promotional printed works such as posters, leaflets, etc., promotional gifts by the city council and/or cartoon contest organization, calendars, etc) without any special fees paid to the authors.
9. By submitting the works to The HumoDEVA INTERNATIONAL CARTOON CONTEST, the artists accept the decisions of the Jury and the rules printed above.
Horia CRISAN, Founder.
Co-founder and art director.
Source: www.bestcartoons.net.

International cartoon contest “Down with…!” 2017, Russia

The Big Digital Encyclopaedia of Caricature has announced
an international cartoon contest, “Enough!”, dedicated to
the centenary of Russia’s October Revolution
(November 7th, 1917)
Conditions of Entry:
Participants are expected to produce work that is based conceptually on the theme of revolution, whether this references specifically the events of 1917 or any other revolution in history, be it red, black-and-white or indeed of any other colour.
We encourage the participants to caricature famous historical figures, making use of allegory and allusion.
Technical requirements:
We will accept works employing any drawing technique, in digital format, size A4, at a resolution of 300 dpi.
An individual artist may enter any number of works without limit.
Collages will be judged along with cartoons in the same category.
Caricatures in the form of portraits will be judged in a separate subcategory.
Deadline for submission:
Works must be submitted by email to postmarat@gmail.com no later than November 1st, 2017
Winners will be announced on November 7th, 2017.
1st Prize: 300 USD
2nd Prize: 200 USD
3rd Prize: 100 USD
Best caricature portrait: 50 USD
The Contest catalogue, poster and diplomas will be emailed in PDF format.
Please note:
At the close of the competition, we are planning to exhibit the best works in Barcelona. We will be happy to provide the works to those wishing to organize their exhibition at another location.
April 10th, 2017.
Source: cartoonia.
Theme title updated 25.04.2017


25th University Humor Exhibition of Piracicaba 2017, Brazil

Universitarian HUMOR Exhibition of PIRACICABA
01- The 25th Universitarian Humor Exhibition of Piracicaba/UNIMEP, organized by the Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba UNIMEP (Methodist University of Piracicaba), will be held in accordance with the following schedule:
Applications until: May 20th, 2017
Art selection: May 29th, 2017
Awards: June 2nd, 2017
02- Only students enrolled in an under-graduate or graduate program, of any University or College acknowledged by its local government, can apply to the Universitarian Humor Exhibition. They must send the Application Form attached to a document that can prove his enrollment in a University or College.
CHARGE: humoristic drawing related to a recent fact
CARTOON: humoristic drawing with no relation with any specific fact
CARICATURE: face reproduction with anatomic distortion, usually from a well-known person.
COMIC STRIP: sequential story in stages/frames.
SPECIAL: thematic category specific to humor artworks that deal with ENVIRONMENTAL / ECOLOGICAL issues.
There is no charge or cost for the application and it can be done in person or by electronic or regular mail.
03- Each participant can apply to as many categories as he or she wishes, with no limit regarding the quantity of works sent. However, THEY MUST BE FROM HIS OWN AUTHORSHIP AND NEVER BEEN PUBLISHED BEFORE. In the cases which these conditions are not followed, the committee will proceed with the cancellation of the application or the annulling of the awards and the mentions received. In addition, the committee may decide to take legal action against the transgressor.
Obs 1: COPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED (photocopies, photography, heliography) of the artworks.
Obs 2: Artworks made in the computer and printed will be accepted since they follow the rules of authorship and must not have been published before.
Obs 3: Regardless of the number of works sent by the authors (free), there will be a limit for the selection of a maximum of 03 works by each artist in each category.
04- The Artworks sent by email or delivered in person must respect the following observations: 30 x 40 centimeters (12x16 inches), no frames attached, identification in the overleaf containing first and last name, country, telephone, e-mail, the category in which the specific artwork is being submitted and the name of Educational Institute (in clear script). The address is:
Salão Universitário de Humor de Piracicaba/UNIMEP
Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba
A/C: Laboratório de Comunicação
Rodovia do Açúcar, Km 156 - C. Taquaral
Caixa Postal 68 - CEP: 13400-911 Piracicaba/SP/Brasil
Telefone: 55 (19) 3124-1611
05- Copies of the Application Form will be accepted if they are perfectly readable.
06- The Artworks sent by e-mail to salaodehumor@unimep.br must be formatted in JPEG, 300 dpi, limit file size: 3MB. Other procedures for sending an electronic file can be found at www.unimep.br/salaodehumor. The set of artworks must be attached to the completed Application Form, in addition to the image of the DOCUMENT CONFIRMING that the student has regular academic link (or finished the course in the last two years)
07- The applications will be valid if, besides the observation of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th items, are received by the Organizational Committee until May 20th, 2017. For the application by mail, the date of postage will be considered.
08- All valid Artworks applied, according to the 7th item, will be submitted, to a pre-selection process, and only these will be eligible for the awards.
Obs 1: All applied Artworks can be reproduced by UNIMEP with the purpose of promoting the Universitarian Humor Exhibition.
09- Many awards in cash will be granted, in total R$ 6.000,00 (six thousand reais), divided into:
Four (04) awards in cash of R$ 1.000,00 (one thousand reais) each, indicated by the Award Jury among the selected artworks (regardless category).
One (01) special/thematic Award, entitled Meio Ambiente/Centro Cultural Martha Watts-Unimed, in the value of R$ 1.000,00 (one thousand Reais), given to the best artwork that deals with ENVIRONMENTAL/ECOLOGICAL issues.
One (01) special award entitled Prof. Almir de Souza Maia, in the value of $1.000,00 (one thousand reais), among the SELECTED artworks, defined by voting via INTERNET from the indication of the artists themselves/Selected authors in that edition.
Obs 1: Other awards and mentions can be created by the Organizational Committee.
Obs 2: CASH Prizes will only be deposited in Current Account (Individual) in the NAME OF ARTIST WINNER, who shall inform all data of that bank account to the Organizing Committee, after requested.
10- The selection of the Artworks to be presented in the Exhibition and the selection of the winners will be conducted, respectively, by the Selection Jury and the Award Jury. Members of the Jury are people with acknowledgeable talent in the area.
11- The awarded Artworks in conformity with items 9 and 10, will be considered property of the Methodist University of Piracicaba. The ownership, utilization rights and any other rights over the Artwork will pertain to UNIMEP and Centro cultural Martha Watts-Unimed, that maintains to itself the right to use it as wanted.
12- The non awarded Artworks can be withdrawn by the authors in person or by written permission to a third party in the period from August 24th to October 30th, 2017 in the same location mentioned in item 04. The Artworks can also be returned by mail; for that the author must send a written request authorizing the mailing of the work, which will be paid by the recipient.
13- The Organizational Committee and the Methodist University of Piracicaba are not responsible for eventual damage or loss of the artworks sent by mail or internet.
14- The formalization of the application will indicate that the participant is in accordance with this regulation.
15- Problems not foreseen by this regulation will be solved by the Organizational Committee and Rectory of UNIMEP.
Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba - Unimep
A/C Laboratório de Comunicação
Rodovia do Açucar Km 156 Campus Taquaral; Caixa Postal 68
CEP 13400-911 Piracicaba-SP. Tel. (19) 3124-1611.
Application Form on source.