16.12.17

The color catalog of the 6th SICACO 2017 arrives from Korea

Received yesterday the color catalog of the 6th SICACO 2017 from Korea with my Theme Prize certificate. Many thanks to Dr Cheong San Lim, the President of the Sejong International Cartoon Institute, and the members of the Selection Committees.
The classical A4 sized (21x29.7 cm) catalog has 104 pages of many cartoons each that it really deserves the title "World Cartoons Encyclopedia Vol.26". The cover cartoon is by the Russian artist Alexander Shmidt.
They received 1397 works by 415 entrants from 54 countries of whom 309 are prized. 98 entrants are students. 43 artists sent in 78 works by e-mail, yet digitoons are not prized. The most entrants from Korea (54) are followed by 50 artists from Iran, 32 from Serbia, 29 cartoonists from Turkey, 25 from China, 24 from Indonesia, and 19 entrants from Rumania.
From Turkey they received 98 works and 25 artists are prized:
Silver Prize: Halit K. Aytoslu.
Student Special Prize: Rumeysa Gül Tunç (14 y), Didar Aşkın Ayrancıoğlu (11 y), Serkan Güdükoğlu (14 y).
Student Honorable Mention: Birsel Berru Erdemir (13 y), Defne (12 y), Sude Nimet Kılıç (12 y), Toros Önce (13 y).
Theme Prize: Menekşe Çam, Kamil Yavuz, Kemal Özyurt, Hilal Özcan.
Achievement Award: Kaan Saatçi, Musa Gümüş, Musa Keklik.
Best Cartoon Prize: Mete Ağaoğlu, Ahmet Ümit Akkoca, Bülent Okutan, Erdoğan Başol, Ömer Çam, Raşit Yakalı, İsmet Lokman, Seyit Saatçi.
Honorable Mention: Aşkın Ayrancıoğlu, Hayrettin Oturgan.

15.12.17

The 7th Sejong International Cartoon Contest SICACO 2018, Korea

The SICACO Committe is inviting world cartoonists to take part in SICACO 2018 (the 7th Sejong International Cartoon Contest).
1. This year's contest comprises a Thema section (titled ConxDe+struction) and a Free section (race, etc).
2. The size of works should be smaller than 297mm × 420mm.
3. Any color, free style, and unlimited items (+3 works).
4. Each entrant should provide title, name, age, address, career, e-mail, and telephone number on reverse.
5. The deadline for entry of original works is 31 August 2018.
6. Entries should be addressed to the
Sejong Int'l Cartoon Institute
450, Wolpyeongdong, Daejeon
Seoul 35221, Korea.

7. The most creative cartoon will win the Grand prize of $3,000, Gold prize of $1,000, Silver prize of $500, Bronze prize of $300, and 300 Selected works will be awarded.
8. Exhibit the cartoons at the City Gallery in October 2018.
9. Submitted cartoons will not be returned, but exhibited forever in Korean public halls, art galleries, & museums.
10.Your cartoon may be used for promotional purposes : cards, posters, catalogs, newspapers, magazine, and books, etc.
From Dr. Lim, Cheong San,
President of the Sejong Int'l Cartoon Institute, 450, Wolpyeongdong, Daejeon, Seoul 35221, Korea.
Tel: 82 (070) 7757-9944
Cell Phone : 82-10-5425-6115
E-mail : csanlim@naver.com
www.dicaco.com
http://dicaco.kongju.ac.kr (all works).

7.12.17

International Cartoon Competition: The Art of Resistance 2018, the Netherlands

Cartoon Competition: The Art of Resistance
Rules of Participation
1. This competition is open to all cartoonists from all over the world. Cartoonists can send in work that is unpublished, or work that has been published before.
2. The cartoons should reflect the theme resistance.
3. Cartoon can be black and white or in color, and be created using any technique.
4. Cartoons must be sent in via email to cartoons@cartoonmovement.com.
5. Cartoon size must not exceed A3 at 300dpi, in PNG or JPG format.
6. Each cartoonist can send in a maximum of three works.
7. Participants must include the following in their submission:
a) Full name & address.
b) Email & telephone number.
c) Short bio (max. 250 words).
8. The deadline of the competition is February 23, 2018, 23:59 GMT.
Prizes
1. A jury will convene in March 2018 to select cartoons for the exhibition and to determine the winners.
2. The first prize winner will receive €1000 and a plaque. In addition, the winner will receive one night accommodation for two persons to attend the opening of the exhibition on May 24, 2018 in Middelburg, the Netherlands. (Please note that travel costs are not included.)
3. The second prize winner will receive €750 and a plaque.
4. The third prize winner will receive €500 and a plaque.
5. Ten honorable mentions will receive a plaque.
6. Selected works will be included in the exhibition The Art of Resistance, which will be on display in de ZB in Middelburg and (optionally) other locations during in spring/summer 2018. Selected cartoon will also be published on the website of Cartoon Movement.
7. Winners and artists of selected works will be informed by the end of March 2018.
Copyright
1. Copyright of the submitted cartoons will remain with the artist.
2. Submitted cartoons may be used (non-exclusively) by the competition organization for the exhibition and for promotional purposes, in print and online.
'The Art of Resistance' is a joint project organized by ZB, Switch, Cultuurwerf and Cartoon Movement. 'The Art of Resistance' is part of Four Freedoms Throughout The Year, also made possible by the Province of Zeeland and vfonds/Year of Resistance.
Source: cartoonmovement.

6.12.17

6th Niels Bugge Cartoon Award 2018, Viborg - Denmark

6th Niels Bugge Cartoon Award 2018, Viborg - Denmark
Theme explanation: Artificial Intelligence
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Artificial Intelligence is coming. I don’t mean computers playing chess or go against human beings… and winning. No, I mean machines, manufactured by humankind, thinking, inventing, creating and perhaps, in the future, feeling and suffering.
Science fiction literature and movies from the 20th and 21st centuries have developed the concept of robots, clones, androids at the service of humans. Robots, clones and androids that suddenly start thinking, and even thinking for themselves, and then, possibly, rebel and fight against us - their creators, their masters, their gods.
The US writer Philip K. Dick, author of the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Blade Runner on the screens, as well as Total Recall and The Adjustment Bureau), was one of the most amazing visionaries concerning artificial intelligence.
Steven Spielberg, with his movie A. I. Artificial Intelligence (following an idea of Stanley Kubrik), also went quite far away on the very deep philosophical question of the android, a perfect charming child, who wishes to become human.
But, for the moment, this is not our present. Our present is for instance the industrial robotics which is already invading our factories, and the housework robots which will soon occupy our homes and doing all our domestic chores. That means less jobs for working people outside and less work for us inside. So, surely more free time for all of us inside but perhaps also less freedom and social autonomy outside.
And then, one thing led to another, shall we have robotic soldiers to make war someday and android sex toys to make love... instead of us.
In short, dear cartoonists from all over the world, with our 2018 theme Artificial Intelligence, all the possibilities are opened for you to express, thanks to your natural intelligence, your most terrific and free artistic creativity about this very important subject concerning our present and future as living social species on Earth.
Carlos Brito
For the jury of the 6th Niels Bugges Cartoon Award 2018

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Conditions and rules:
Initially, each participant can submit up to 3 entries in digital format by sending them before March 15th, 2018 via internet (Upload) to the following address:
www.nielsbuggeaward.org/sendcartoon.html
together with the digital entry form with the informations about the author. Size for the first round: A4 Format, 300dpi, 2480x3508 pixel (approximately), Max. 5 MB each file.
The cartoons received after the deadline will be rejected.
Out of these submissions, the jury will make a selection of 100-120 drawings. Only the selected artists will be asked to send the original work by post. All these works will be shown at the exhibition.
The works can be made in black & white or color, with any drawing technique, we accept only wordless cartoons, without subtitles. The submitted work should not have been awarded before the deadline of this contest.
Cartoon works will be appreciated by the International Jury.
The award winners selected by the jury will be personally informed via e-mail. The final decisions of the jury are incontestable.
The Prizes are :
1st Prize : 3.000 €, Gold plate and diploma
2nd Prize : 2.000 €, Silver plate and diploma
3rd Prize : 1.000 €, Bronze plate and diploma
The selected participants give the organizers permission to use their drawings only for promoting the artist and the event itself. Every other aspect of the copyright remains with the artist (except for the awarded submissions). It ensures that the awarded works can no longer be submitted in other contests or published by their authors or third parties after the official publication of the results. The drawings that were awarded one of the prizes will become property of the organizer. The exhibition and the award ceremony will take place in late May 2018.
By taking part in this contest the participants accept the above mentioned rules.
Contact for further information: award18@hae.de .
Source: http://www.nielsbuggeaward.org/.
Also on facebook.

29.11.17

50th World Gallery of Cartoons - Skopje 2018, Macedonia

50th World Gallery of Cartoons - Skopje 2018
Dear friends cartoonists,
It is a time to conquer the world with your cartoons again!
OSTEN is inviting you to participate in the 50th WORLD GALLERY OF CARTOONS Skopje 2018
Download the APPLICATION FORM, fill it, submit it along with your works and you can win one of the following awards:
FIRST AWARD for Cartoon (1000$)
FIRST AWARD for Satiric Drawing (1000$)
FIRST AWARD for Comic / Strip (1000$)
10 SPECIAL AWARDS (Plaques)
CICO AWARD (for Macedonian cartoonist).
Following our principle of creating and preserving the art on paper, only ORIGINAL WORKS (hand drawn cartoons, satirical drawings and comics) will be considered in the selection process. They should be sent no later than 31st March 2018 to our address:
OSTEN WORLD GALLERY OF CARTOONS
8.Udarna Brigada 2, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
Selector:
Erdogan BASOL, Turkey (Cartoonist)
Jury members:
Ann TELNAES, USA (Editorial Cartoonist in the Washington Post)
Ross THOMSON, UK (Cartoonist)
Mostafa RAMEZANI, Iran/France (Cartoonist & Graphic Designer)
Vladimir KAZANEVSKY, Ukraine (Cartoonist and Lecturer on the Theory of Cartoon Art)
Mice JANKULOVSKI, Macedonia (Artist, Cartoonist and representative of OSTEN).
The jury activities will take place in April 2017, and the official opening of the 50th WORLD GALLERY OF CARTOONS Skopje 2018 and the announcement of the awards will take place on 25th May 2018 at the OSTEN Gallery, Skopje.
Download the APPLICATION FORM, fill it, submit it, follow us on FB, and do not forget to share this information with your colleagues and friends. For additional information, you can always contact us on: cartoons@osten.com.mk .
Source: www.osten.mk .

18.11.17

"A Colorful Human World” International Cartoon Contest & Exhibition, Norway 2018

“A Colorful Human World” International Cartoon Contest & Exhibition, Norway 2018
Theme: Colorful Human World.
Deadline: 15th of March 2018.
Size: A4, jpg format, 300 dpi.
Email: colorworld2018@gmail.com
A Colorful Human World!
"It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair", Dickens wrote. Words, we recognize only too well. Or rather, we instantly recognize the despair, seeing it in the eye of refugees, who travel across the sea in spite of the danger, because staying would be infinitely more dangerous. We see the refugees, who never make it to Europe, drowning in the attempt, and those who make it ashore, only to be met with hate speech and the suspicion that they are extremists. Mainstream media are stimulating that populist speech, which incites hate, while right wing parties everywhere in Europe are calling on the nation state and closing of the borders to the exclusion of others. There is always some "other" to blame for everything. In fact, our societies consist of many "others" at the risk of a situation of fracture in which everyone is made scared of one another. Cartoonists have an important task at hand, and The International Cartoon Contest & Exhibition 2018 invites all cartoonists to make us forget to be scared and find different ways of (re)connecting. Cartooning at its finest is a spring of hope. It gives us ways to critically rethink and find alternatives to bridge the "us" and "them". We get to see the human in the other. Differences in culture or language are no longer too strange or too much to take in. We see that differences are what make for a colorful world. We deserve to be living in a colorful human world and The International Cartoon Contest & Exhibition 2018 invites all cartoonists to take part to make it a reality.
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION:
The Contest is open to cartoonists from all over the world. Cartoonists can send their published or unpublished works of art to the Contest.
The cartoon can be produced traditionally or digitally.
Deadline :15th of March 2018
Each participant may present up to 3 cartoons (size A4). Resolution must be at least 300 dpi.
The Prizes
Grand Prize: 5,000 kr.
Second Prize:3,000 kr.
Third Prize: 2, 000 kr.
Honour Prizes (5): 1000kr.
All participants whose works will be exhibited will receive a Digital Certificate of Participation
A short CV, personal photo, the e-mail address, Skype account (if available), and the postal address of each participant is required.
JURY and EXHIBITION:
Norwegian and International Jury of ten members will make a selection of the submitted cartoons which are to exhibited in the Norwegian Literature House in Oslo and published in Cartoon Home Network International (Facebook platform): https://www.facebook.com/CHNI2016/
The jury members can be participants only in the exhibition.
They will be exhibited to 100 drawings to be evaluated by the Jury Committee.
All participating drawings may be exhibited in a touring exhibition in Norway or abroad.
RIGHTS:
The drawings may be used in the advertising campaign of the exhibition. On no account should drawings or copies be sold. Commercial exploitation of part or the whole exhibition is prohibited.
Copyright of the exhibition belongs to the organizers.
Participants will receive a digital catalog of the exhibition.
If you have any questions, we’ll be happy to answer them. Please send an email to: chni2016@gmail.com
or
You can visit our Cartoon Home Network International on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CHNI2016/
Good Luck
Cartoon Home NetworkInternational / CHNI.

15.11.17

Winners Olense Kartoenale 2017 and the new theme 2018, Belgium

Olense Kartoenale 2017
We have received 1.057 entries, sent by 336 different participants from all over the world. The participants are from 54 different countries.
Winners Olense Kartoenale 2017:
Category adult:
First prize: Negin Naghiyeh (Islamic Republic of Iran)
Second prize: Anon Anindito (Indonesia)
Third prize: Konstantin Kazanchev (Ukraine)
Fourth prize: Musa Gumus (Turkey)
Prize of the city of Bialogard (Polish participants): Jacek Lanckoronski (Poland)
Prize Amnesty International: Marco D'Agostino (Italy)
Category youth:
First prize: Rojina Fetanat (Islamic Republic of Iran)
Second prize: Lara Maylen Scidone (Italy)
Third prize: Maelys Hendrickx (Belgium)
Fourth prize: Nina Khmelyova (Russia).
Winning works on facebook page: Olen
Participants selected for the exhibition on source:
http://www.olen.be/product/884/olense-kartoenale.
Olense Kartoenale 2018
The main theme 2018 is 'Safety at work'.
The theme of Amnesty International 2018 is 'Right to decent work'.
How to to participate?
You can sign up your participation from 1 July 2018.

2.11.17

5th KalDer Bursa International Cartoon Contest 2018, Turkey

5. KalDer BURSA
INTERNATIONAL CARTOON CONTEST
SPECIFICATION
The Caricature Contest will be held with collaboration of KalDer Bursa Department and Anadolu Karikatürcüler Derneği (Anatolian Caricaturists Society) for the 5th time within the 16th Quality and Success Symposium which is going to take place in Bursa between 13th - 14th of April 2018.
1. Topic of the Contest: "MANAGING TRANSFORMATION"
Explanation about the topic of the contest: The Ephesian philosopher Herakleitos explains the problem of being in the metaphysical understanding of ancient times with the word 'Panta rei'. According to him, the universe is a constantly flowing process, a change that has no beginning and end. In this process there is nothing that does not change and goes on.
Cities are being reshaped according to needs. The sources that are at risk of extinction, necessitate harmonious production with nature. Innovative ideas stand out in the face of changing customer expectations. Countries are examining their economic, social, cultural and technological structures. New strategies are identified in national development policies and plans. Today's changes and transformations seem to make it possible for us to grant Herakleitos, the ancient metaphysical thinker. Today's young and equipped managers take their place in the business world and see the inevitability of using the time effectively and keeping up with the times quickly. The industry and the service sectors know the necessity as much as in whole life, to keep pace with this transformation.
Thus, the Topic of the KalDer International Cartoon Contest, which we carried out this year, is "MANAGING TRANSFORMATION".
1. Last date for application: 17 January 2018, Wednesday
2. The contest is receptive internationally for all amateur and professional caricaturists.
3. Application: Limited with three (3) caricatures, may be e-mailed to bursa@kalder.org in 300 dpi jpg format.
4. The caricatures can be published, yet should not be awarded in another competition. The caricatures will be published at www.facebook.com/kalder.bursa social media account between 22.01.2018 - 31.01.2018 for detection of plagiarism and resemblance. Objections will not be considered after these dates.
5. Competing caricatures may be printed and used in KalDer organisations (posters, books, albums, postcards, brochures, invitations, exhibitions, etc.) and published in internet environment. One of the artworks may be used as the main visual of the 16th Quality and Success Symposium which will be held in Bursa between 13th to 14th of April 2018. All remaining publication rights belongs to the author. Competitors are considered to have an agreement in these conditions.
6. Prizes:
• 1st Place 3.000 TL and Plaque
• 2nd Place 1.500 TL and Plaque
• 3rd Place 750 TL and Plaque
• Three Honorable Mention Plaques
• Anatolian Caricaturists Society Special Award (Plaque).
Explanation: Reward money and plaques will be sent to respective winners in March 2018. Reward money will be paid according to exchange rates of the date of payment in USD for international artists.
7. Results will be announced at www.facebook.com/kalder.bursa social media account on 10 February 2018, Saturday.
Jury
- Ahmet Aykanat (Turkey) Cartoonist
- Mehmet Kahraman (Turkey) Cartoonist
- Cüneyt Şenyavaş (Turkey) Cartoonist
- Mehmet Zeber (Turkey) Cartoonist
- Halit Kurtulmuş (Turkey) Cartoonist
- Klaus Pitter (Austria) Cartoonist
- Ivailo Tsvetkov (Bulgaria) Cartoonist
- Erdal Elbay (Turkey) KalDer Bursa
- Aykan Kurkur (Turkey) KalDer Bursa
- Arzu Özel (Turkey) KalDer Bursa.
Person in Charge of Organisation: Arzu Özel
E-mail Adress for the Works to be sent: bursa@kalder.org
Contact Information:
Phone: +90224 241 60 10
KalDer Bursa (Türkiye Kalite Derneği Bursa Department)
Fethiye Mah. Sanayi Cad. No:317/2 Nilüfer / Bursa / Turkey.

1.11.17

Results of the 4th International Cartoon Contest Aleksandar Klas 2017, Serbia

Results of 4th International Cartoon Contest
Aleksandar Klas 2017, Serbia
Theme: Free
First prize - Julian Pena Pai (Romania) (Top)
Second prize - Vladimir Semerenko (Russia)
Third prize - Sava Babic (Serbia)
Diploma- Saeed Sadeghi (Iran)
Diploma- Bernard Bouton (France)
Diploma- Luka Lagator (Montenegro)
Diploma- Sergei Semendyaev (Ukraina)
Diploma- Milanko Kaličanin (Serbia).
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This report by Spiro Radulovic,
president of the jury and
editor of review Ilustrovana politika.

28.10.17

International Tobacco Cartoon Exhibition 2017, Indonesia

International Tobacco Cartoon Exhibition 2017
World Tobacco Grower’s Day (WTGD) is celebrated every date October 29th. In order to commemorate the day, Gold Pencil Indonesia in cooperation with The Union of Media Worker (Serikat Pekerja Lintas Media) and The Association of Indonesian Tobacco Growers (Asosiasi Petani Tembakau Indonesia) will hold an exhibition “International Tobacco Cartoon Exhibition 2017” on November 20th, 2017.
The committee invites cartoonists around the world to participate in sending cartoons with the theme:
Save The Tobacco Growers
DEADLINE: November 12th, 2017
The Criterion of Works:
1. This cartoon exhibition can be followed by cartoonists from all over the world.
2. Cartoon must be colorful, not black and white.
3. Please send your cartoon work to: goldpencil.id@gmail.com
4. File size / format: minimum size: 1 MB; maximum size:15 MB; file format: JPG; Resolution: 300 dpi; Color mode: RGB. In other words the work must be safe and good to be printed on A3 paper.
5. Each cartoonist is entitled to submit maximum work: 5 (five) cartoons.
6. Cartoons are the cartoonists original idea.
Participants will get certificates and digital catalogs.
7. The copyright of the work of the contest remains in each cartoonist.
8. The exhibition committee is entitled to use the work received for the purposes of publication, branding and others that are still relevant to the exhibition.
APPRECIATION:
10 best works will get “GOLD PENCIL AWARD” and each gift 2.000.000 IDR
JURY:
Jitet Koestana (Cartoonist, Gold Pencil)
Suratno (Cartoonist, Gold Pencil)
Representative of APTI.
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Source: Jitet Koestana.

20.10.17

International Kaplanlar Refrigeration Cartoon Competition 2017, Turkey

INTERNATIONAL KAPLANLAR REFRIGERATION CARTOON COMPETITION
SPECIFICATIONS
Theme: Environment and Climate Change
Driven by technological development and economic growth, our world is subject to constant changes. The problems of global warming, deforestation, extinction of plant and animal species, depletion of natural resources and pollution are all associated with these changes, issues which threaten life on the planet, its nature and our future.
Aware of the changes since it was founded, Kaplanlar Refrigeration has always striven to develop eco-friendly products and services, to reduce carbon footprints and support sustainable living. In fact, we believe that the cooling and refrigeration sector can make a positive contribution to the challenge of getting climate change under control.
Therefore, with the aim of keeping the public's attention focussed on environmental issues, Kaplanlar Refrigeration announces its International Cartoon Competition on the theme of  'Environment and Climate Change.'
2. Participation Deadline: December 31, 2017
3. Participation: Each participant may submit up to 3 works. The works should be in 300-dpi jpg format and in A4 size (21x29.7 cm). The works should be sent to cartoon@kaplanlar.com
4. The cartoons may have been published before but they should not have been awarded in any other contest. In order to identify plagiarization and similarity, the cartoons sent are going to be published on the Facebook account of Kaplanlar Refrigeration: https://www.facebook.com/kaplanlarsogutma between the dates 2-9 January 2018. The objections raised after these dates are not going to be taken into consideration.
5. By participating in this competition, the artists who have sent their works to the competition are going to be deemed to have accepted that they have given all rights of use of their works (such as poster, newsletter, TV commercial, internet, exhibition, invitation, brochure, calendar, CD, DVD, video etc.) to Kaplanlar Refrigeration Industry and Trade Inc. on condition that they are not going to be used for commercial purposes.
6. Jury Members:
• Ahmet Aykanat (Cartoonist)
• Mehmet Kahraman (Cartoonist)
• Cüneyt Şenyavaş (Cartoonist)
• Halit Kurtulmuş (Cartoonist)
• Kürşat Zaman (Cartoonist)
• Kaplanlar Refrigeration Industry and Trade Inc. Representatives (4 persons).
7. Prizes:
• 1st prize: $ 1.000
• 2nd prize: $ 750
• 3rd prize: $ 500
• Honourable Mention: $ 250
• Honourable Mention: $ 250
• Honourable Mention: $ 250
• Association for Supporting Contemporary Life, ÇYDD Special Prize (Award Plaque)
• Anatolian Cartoonists Association Special Prize (Award Plaque)
8. The results of the competition are going to be declared on 16 January 2018.
9. Contact Information:
Person in charge of the organization: Mrs Derya Sönmez
Tel: + 90 224 2610573 (667) E-mail: dsonmez@kaplanlar.com.

18.10.17

17th International Salón Humor Santa Clara 2017, Cuba

XVII International Salón Humor Santa Clara 2017, Cuba
The humoristic monthly Melaito and the Cuban Association of Authors and Artists (UNEAC) in Villa Clara, call for the XVII International Salón Humor Santa Clara 2017.
Regulations:
The themes for the salon will be “free” and “erotic”.
The works must not exceed 25 x 35 cm in any technique including printed copies of digital images. The Organizing Committee will print digital images selected for the competition, received by email in jpg, with 300 dpi resolution.
Each participant can send a maximum of three works for each theme.
Entries should be posted no later than November 30th, 2017
to the following address:
XVII Salón Internacional de Humor Santa Clara 2017
Casa de la Uneac:
Máximo Gómez no. 107
entre Julio Jover y Martí,
Santa Clara, Villa Clara,
Cuba.
And electronical address:
40melaito@gmail.com
archegaleria.vc@uneac.co.cu
Awards:
The Organizing Committee will award three prizes for each category and other discretionary prizes.
Prizes for international participants will consist of an original painting by a well-known local artist and a prize certificate, which will be posted by secured delivery.
A panel of prestigious cartoonist will decide the winners and its decision is final.
The awards will be given on December 20th at the UNEAC venue.
Shortlisted cartoons and works will be part of an exhibition.
For more details about this announcement you can emails:
40melaito@gmail.com
archegaleria.vc@uneac.co.cu
Organizing Committee.
Source: cartoonblues.

Received catalog of the 19th Novomestsky Osten Cartoon Contest 2017, Slovakia

Received today the color catalog of the 19th Novomestsky Osten Cartoon Contest 2017 in the Slovak Republic. The 14.75 x 21 cm sized catalog of quality paper has 48 pages including the covers. The cartoon on the back cover is by the 1st Prize-winning artist Oleksy Kustovsky from Ukraine. Below is the complete list of winners in the contest this year with theme "Happy Life". And some scans of cartoons in the catalog are followed.
The Novomestsky Osten Cartoon Contest was first organised in 1982 as the first festival of humorous drawings in the then Czechoslovakia. "Not only did it come into existence, it took firm roots," reminds Mr Josef Trstensky, the Mayor of Nové Mesto nad Vahom, in his foreword to the catalog: "A duo of enthusiasts - former Academy of Performing Arts graduates - were later joined by other Bratislava based artists, chief among them Viktor Kubal, the nestor of the Slovak caricature.
The Novomestsky osten took firm roots, and grew to such extent that in 2013 it became an international event." At present, they "are in the process of preparing the project documentation for the new gallery (of humorous drawings and satire), and if all goes to plan, the premises should be refurbished until the end of 2018, following which the gallery will be open."
Many thanks to the organizers for sending me this precious book of humor. It includes the works by four Turkish cartoonists as well, namely Musa Gümüş, Ömer Çam, Kaan Saatçi, and Kemal Özyurt.