4th International Biennial Masters of Caricature Plovdiv 2009 - Bulgaria

Subject: THE ALCOHOL AND NATIONS (The subject has as many variations as the nations in the world. For example, the Bulgarians and rakia, the Scotsmen and whisky, the Russians and vodka,etc.)*
1. The Biennial for Caricature is open to professional and amateur caricaturists from all over the world;
2. Each participant should send up at least one piece of work 210/297 (A4 format)
3. The caricatures may be colorful or black-and-white;
4. Participants should send their caricatures by 31 July 2009;
5. It is advisable that together with their caricatures, participants also send a photograph or take-off and CV
6. An international jury will nominate 5 caricaturists who will be conferred the title Master of Caricature;
7. Prize caricatures are not sent back;
8. The rest of the caricatures will be sent back if authors state that in written form;
9. The Catalogue of the exhibition will be given free of charge to participants whose caricatures are included in the Catalogue.
Time and venue: on 1 October 2009, at 18.00 p.m. of the Regional Ethnographic Museum.
Submission deadline: 31 July 2009 (mail date)
Address for submissions: Regional Ethnographic Museum, 2, Dr. Chomakov St. 4000 Plovdiv BULGARIA
Caricature is a conception of the world,
Social position, view of life.
It is a human presence,
A peculiar expression of its socially committed author.
Implying signs of serious thinking,
It reflects the essence of movement towards the future.
(after Stefan Fartunov)
* There are lots of nations all over the world having their own favorite alcohol drink which helps them identify to the rest of the world. This special drink has a reserved place among the traditions and rituals of the community, in people’s working days and holidays, in their traditional beliefs and notions. In all cases there is only one intoxicate substance-ethanol (no matter if it is rakia, palinka, tsuika, schnapps, sake, ouzo, cognac, whisky, vodka, gin, rum, tequila, etc.) and only one biological kind (Homo sapiens), but the result is such a big variety of manners.
Can masters of caricature from different parts of the world join in the cross-cultural research on the alcohol?
We are looking forward to your offers.
Phone: ++ 359 32 626328; ++ 359 32 625257
E-mail: etnograph@abv.bg
The Nominated works will be kept in Works of Fine Art Stock of the Ethnographic Museum, Plovdiv.
Source: Cartoon Blues

X International Festival of Aphorism and Caricature - Strumica 2009

X International Festival of Aphorism and Caricature - Strumica 2009 - R. MACEDONIA
Competition Theme: CARNIVAL
APHORISM: In this category each author can participate with a work, consisting of up to 15 aphorisms, printed in three copies, completed with code and particulars of the author, set in a sealed envelope. Authors are allowed to participate even with more works, as group of 15 aphorisms, each with a particular code.
CARICATURE: In this category the author can send up to three caricatures, own choice of technique, max. dimensions A/4.Each caricature to be completed with author's particulars - on its back side.
The cartoons must be sent at the e-mail address.
DEADLINE: The due date for works to be sent is February 14, 2009.
AWARDS: The Organizer will reward three main prizes, (golden plaqe, silver plaqe, bronze plaqe) having the right to decide about some additional prizes.
ADDRESS: The works should be addressed to: National Institution - Culture Centre "Anton Panov" 2400 Strumica R. MACEDONIA with note: For the Competition of aphorism and caricature
COPYRIGHTS: Both categories of received works will stay in the property of author and of the Organizer, who reserves the rights of its public presentation, catalogue preparation or other publication.
JURY AND PRESENTATION: The works received in due date, will be reviewed and estimated by a competent jury. The exhibition and the reward ceremony will be organized on March 2, 2009.
CONTACTS: tel. +389 34 322182 (Correspondence in English: Sofija Dzibulova) e-mail: trimerotikon@yahoo.com
Source: Cartoon Blues

CCWPF 9th Int Editorial Cartoon Competition with theme: Protecting privacy?

The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom 9th International Editorial Cartoon Competition
1. The theme for the 9th International Editorial Cartoon Competition is: “Protecting privacy?”
In the name of national security, governments increasingly encroach on the privacy rights of citizens. At the same time, the privacy of citizens is often invoked by governments and law enforcement bodies as a justification for denying the release of information that should be made public. The privacy of personal information and communication is a key pillar of our individual rights and freedoms - but "protecting privacy" is a concept that is widely abused to hide critical information the powerful do not want the public to see.
2. Prizes: Three prizes will be given: a first prize of $1500, a crystal trophy, plus a Certificate from Canadian UNESCO, a second prize of $750 plus a certificate, and a third of $500 and certificate. All sums are in Canadian dollars. Ten additional cartoons will receive an ‘Award of Excellence.’ Regrettably no financial remuneration accompanies the Awards of Excellence.
3. Only one cartoon will be accepted from each cartoonist. It may be either in color or black and white and may be an original or a print. It must not have won an award and will not be returned.
4. The size of the cartoon should not exceed A4; 21 by 29.2 cm; or 8.50 by 11 inches.
5. The cartoonist’s name, address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address (if available) must be in the e-mail to which the cartoon is attached. A short biography of the Cartoonist should be provided.
6. The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom shall have the rights to use any of the cartoons entered in the Competition for promotion of our World Press Freedom Day Luncheon May 5th, 2009. Entrance by the cartoonist in this Cartoon competition is deemed acceptance of this condition.
7. The winners of the Cartoon Competition will be announced at the World Press Freedom Day Luncheon held at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canada on Friday, May 5th, 2009 as well as being advised by mail/fax or e-mail. The winning names and their cartoons will be posted on the CCWPF web site: http://www.ccwpf-cclpm.ca/
8. The best 30 cartoons will be exhibited at Luncheon.
The deadline for receipt of Cartoons is 5 p.m. Tuesday, 27 March, 2009.
Send submissions by E-mail to: info@ccwpf-cclpm.ca
Cartoons should be in jpeg format at 300 dpi.


International Forum of Visual Humour KARIKATURUM 5, Surgut - Russia

The Surgut Fine Arts Museum invites all artists irrespective of age and nationality to take part in the International Forum of Visual Humour KARIKATURUM – 5.
Topic: PASSION… passion as fascination, craze, dependence, hobby, love, pleasure, fear. It is in everything, that we love and do.
Nominations: Caricature, sculpture (small the plastic arts).
Primary prizes:
The “Golden Ushanka” Prize – 2000 euro
The “Silver Ushanka” Prize – 1000 euro
The “Bronze Ushanka” Prize – 500 euro
According to legislation of Russian Federation prize money are taxable.
Time constraints:
1. The deadline for entry is the 1st of June 2009.
2. Action period of the Jury is 9-12 of June 2009.
3. Opening of the Exhibition and the Rewarding Ceremony will be on the 12th of June 2010.
The Jury: Vladimir Stepanov (Russia), Stefan Despodov (Bulgaria), Irgi Sliva (Czekh), Minsalim Timergazeev (Russia), Svetlana Kruglova (Russia).
1. Only original works either new or having partaken in other competitions participate in the competition. The jury will not reward the cartoons which have won prizes in other competitions and Festivals. Creations sent by e-mail will not be accepted.
2. Any style and technique is available.
3. Size: from A4 (210х297) to A2 (420x590). Size of sculpture (small the plastic arts) at discretion of author. On a competition it is possible to present the unlimited amount of works.
4. The works must be carefully packed up. All postal costs are borne by the participants. The Forum has no responsibility for any eventual damage during the sending of the works.
5. The Form of the participant must be filled in with block letters. The works without the filled Form of the participant will not be accepted to the competition. On the back of each work the following information must appear: name of the author, address, telephone/fax number, e-mail, technique and materials used.
6. Submitted cartoons will not be returned and will stay in the collection of the Surgut Fine Arts Museum. The works can be exhibited in the halls of the Surgut Fine Arts Museum, other galleries to discretion of the Museum. The works may be displayed at the Museum website.
On results 4th of the International competitions in the Surgut artistic museum there was unique collection of ironical art (caricature, picture, sculpture), which is claimed not only in Surgut and Russia, but also abroad.
7. The organizers keep the right to publish and replicate the cartoons in the promotional pack of the Forum for promotional purposes of the Forum without feeing. The organizers promise to name the author and the county in all publications.
8. All works are copyright. Each author is responsible of his own creation, the copyright of the eventual texts, titles and images belong to the creators.
9. By submitting the works, the author accepts the rules and regulations of the Contest.
Special conditions:
1. The organizes of the Forum provide the Primary prize-winners for trip to Surgut for the Rewarding Ceremony and back, and accommodation in Surgut.
2. All participants are invited to the Opening of the Exhibition (trip and accommodation are at the expense of the participants).
3. A catalogue will be issued as a result of the Forum. All the cartoonists whose works will be selected for the catalogue will receive a catalogue.
4. The organizers and the sponsors of the Forum can institute some more special prizes after having received all the works.
Contact us:
Tel./fax: +7 (3462) 51-68-16, 51- 68-08, 51-68-12
E-mail: karikaturum@rambler.ru
Address: KARIKATURUM – 5, International Forum of Visual Humour, The Surgut Fine Arts Museum, 21/2, 30 Let Pobedy Str., Surgut, Tyumen region, 628403, Russia
Please, pass information about Forum the friend-artists.
Regulations & Entry-form in PDF

Results Santa Cruz de Tenerife Biennial International de Caricature and Cartoon

Results of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
"Biennial International de Caricature and Cartoon 2008 / Spain"

Dálcio / Brazil: 1st place - 10.000 Euros (See above)
Turcios / Colombia: 2nd place - 1.800 euros (See below)
Camilo Riani / Brazil: 3rd place - 1.200 euros
Diego Mallo Ferrer: 1st place - 10.000 Euros
Dálcio/ Brazil: 2nd place - 1.800 euros
Vladir Kazanevsky: 3rd place - 1.200 euros
Source: http://www.brazilcartoon.com/

Gabriel García Márquez by Turcios


Main subject in the 9th Tehran International Biennial Cartoon Contest is "Fear"

The First meeting about the 9th Tehran International Biennial Cartoon Contest
In the 25th of January 2009 the First meeting of professional cartoonists has been held in the Iranian House of Cartoon. This meeting has been held by the presence of Gholamali Latifi, Kambiz Derambakhsh, Touka Neyestani, Bahman Abdi, Bahram Azimi, Javad Alizadeh, Mohammadali Baniasadi, Mohammad Amin Aghai, Massoud Ziai, Massoud Shojai Tabatabai, Hossein Safi, Hadi Hehdari, Rahim Baghal Asghari, Bozorgmehr Hosseinpour, Kiyarash Zandi, and Sadegh Bagheri.
They spoke about the 9th Biennial subjects.
At the end of this meeting the idea of “Fear” that was suggested by Mr. Javad Alizadeh, has been chosen for the main subject of the 9th Tehran Biennial International Cartoon contest.
In the caricature of portrait section the idea of “Political portraits” has been selected. In the Comic Strip section the subject “Free” has been chosen.
To see the photos gallery of this event please click here.
The Catalogue of the 8th Tehran International Biennial Cartoon Contest will send with the regulation of the 9th Tehran International Biennial Cartoon Contest!

4th International Cartoon Competition Santomera 2009 - Spain

The Council of Santomera has organised this competition according to the following:
1. All professional cartoonists or not of any countries may take part in this competition.
2. Each cartoonist can submit 2 originals, being essential that the original works have not been submitted to a previous competition.
3. TOPIC: “Immigration and mutual enrichment”.
4. The works must be original, any painting technique being accepted. Top quality prints of works achieved by digital tools will be considered originals as long as the author sings them, and with the indication that it is Print nº 1.
5. The format of the works will be maximum 30x42 cms without frame.
1st PRIZE: 1000 euro
2nd PRIZE: 700 euro
Two runners-up: 200 euro
Special prize best work Murcia: 200 euro.
7. The works should be received by the organization by March 13th, 2009 at 14:00 hours. No works will be accepted after that limit time.
8. Each of the works for submission must carry an identification label, clearly filled in, including name of cartoonist, as well as address, phone number, photograph, e-mail and a brief curriculum.
9. All works must be sent to this address:
Ayuntamiento de Santomera CASAGRANDE (Inmigración)
C/ Cuatro esquinas, 58, 30140 Santomera • Murcia • SPAIN
10. The decisions of the Jury which will be taken by majority vote and will be final, will be made public on March 26th, 2009. The prize might be considered desiertos on the Jury´s decision.
11. The selected works will be exhibited from 1st to 30 April 2009 in Casagrande, in Santomera.
12. The prizewinning works will not be returned to their authors. They will become property of the Council of Santomera. The awarding of a prize to a specific word will automatically imply the waiving of its author's royalties to the organisation.
13. The works not awarded as winners will be returned to their authors, provided theat this has clearly been by the authors in the identification label. These works will be returned once the Council of Santomera do the exhibitions.
14. It must be made clear that accepting all these regulations is the essential requirement to take part in the competition.
Information: http://humor-grafico-santomera.blogspot.com/


3rd Cyprus Cartoon Contest 2009 with theme: Financial Crisis

Cyprus Cultural Association is inviting cartoonists worldwide to take part in the 3rd CYPRUS CARTOON CONTEST.
1) The theme is: "Financial Crisis"
2) Each cartoonist may submit up to 3 cartoons, without captions, size A4 (210X297).
3) Only original cartoons will be accepted.
4) Cartoonists can use any techniques they like.
5) Name and address should be written on the reverse side of each cartoon.
6) The decisions of the jury are final and cannot be appealed.
7) A catalogue will be sent only to the cartoonists who will be included in the catalogue.
8) Entry deadline is the 10th of April 2009
9) The exhibition will be held in May 2009. The winners will be announced at the opening ceremony.
10) The cartoons will not be returned. All participating cartoons will become property of the association and may be used for promotional and other purposes.
11) Participation in this contest, means acceptance of the rules.
12) Entries should be sent to:
Contacts: geocartoons@gmail.com

2009 International Cartoon Festival with theme: World Crisis

Ufficio Premio Satira e Museo della Satira e della Caricatura
2009 International Cartoon Festival
Theme: “World crisis”
Format: A4, 300 dpi
Please send your works by email to
info@museosatira.it or museosatira@gmail.com
Please do not forget to include your home address.
The catalog of the exhibition will be sent to the participants.
Contacts: Comune di Forte dei Marmi
Ufficio Premio Satira e Museo della Satira e della Caricatura
Piazza Marconi,1, 55042 Forte dei Marmi Lu
Tel. +39 0584 280234 (ore 8-14) Fax +39 0584 280263.
Deadline: February 28, 2009
WEB: http://www.museosatira.it/
Source: ECC


3rd Annual Caretoon Contest Award 2009 with theme: Dreams of Peace

The National Liberty Museum’s Caretoon Contest was created after a Danish newspaper published a cartoon which generated terrible violence. To channel this powerful art form for a positive purpose, the Museum invites the public to create cartoons which express their personal vision of peace, diversity and concern for others. Through the generous sponsorship of Allegiance Bank, a $1,000 prize is awarded to one adult and one student winner at a special event at the Museum. The contest draws thousands of submissions from across the country and around the world.
The 2nd Annual Caretoon Winners are now on display, as shown in the photo above. We invite yout to visit soon to enjoy this most creative exhibition.
If you are interested in submitting artwork for our 3rd Annual Caretoon Contest, please click here for complete information, including an entry form. The theme this year is "Dreams of Peace." The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2009.
WEB: http://www.libertymuseum.org/award/caretoon.html


Results International Exhibition "Gaza in Fire" Syriacartoon website 2009

Results of International Exhibition Gaza Syriacartoon website - 2009
Theme: Gaza in Fire
THE JURY: Marcio Leite / Brazil, Dachuan xia / China, Rahim Asgari / Iran, Akdag Saydut / Turkey, Peter Nieuwendijk / FECO, Bedaiwi / Egypt, Giovanni Sorcinelli – Giox / Italy, Yaser Ahmed / Syria, Raed Khalil / Syria.
Number of total participants (313) with (1020) cartoons. Participation countries: 66.
First Prize: Gonzalo Rodriguez / Argentina (See above)
Second Prize: BA.BILIG / China
Third Prize: Nader Genie / Sudan
Special Prize: Hule Hanusic / Austria, Jose Rubio Malagon / Spain, Kessusanto Liusvia / Indonesia, Matteo Bertelli / Italy, RAMIRO / Colombia, Soheil Mohammadi / Iran (See below), ARES / Cuba.

December 2008 Winners in NATURE & MAN International Cartoon Web Contest

December 2008 results of the monthly Man & Nature International Cartoon Web Contest 2008 with theme "Drought & Water" are announced at the competition website: http://www.muhittinkoroglu.com/

Valentin Georgiev – Bulgaria
Milenko Kosanovic – Serbia
Kessusanto Liusvia – Indonesia

December 2008 Finalists
Previous Winners

Citrons strips: exhibition of Lebanese illustrators at 13th Comics Fest, Greece

"Citrons strips: exhibition of Lebanese illustrators"
curated by Elettra Stamboulis and Gianluca Costantini
From 22th January 2009 to 25th January 2009
Babel Festival Technopolis, Pireos 100, Gazi, Athens
Authors in the exhibition:
Zeina Abirached, Mazen Kerbaj, Michèle Standjofski, Farah Nehmé Alba,
Noura Badran, Ralph Doumit, Ghadi Ghosn, Lena Merhaj.

Info: http://www.mirada.it/komikazen - http://www.channeldraw.com/
Galleria MIRADA Libreria Interno 4 Via Mazzini 83 Ravenna
Tel +39 0544 217359 info@mirada.it http://www.mirada.it/



First International Tourism Cartoon Competition, Eskisehir - Turkey

First International Tourism Cartoon Competition, Eskisehir - Turkey
Theme of the competition: Tourism
The First International Tourism Cartoon Competition is held with the cooperation of Anadolu University Research Center for Caricature Art, Association of Tourism Writers and Journalists and Anatolia: Turizm Araştırmaları Dergisi (Anatolia: A Journal of Tourism Research). Tourism is one of the fastest developing sectors in Turkey and all over the World. Individuals’ various experiences during leisure travels are evaluated within the concept of tourism. Cartoonists' comprehension of tourism related issues such as accommodation, transportation, travel agencies, food and beverage, entertainment, recreation, sightseeing, museums, environment, tourist-resident relationships and also of the developmental process and of experiences of tourism, constitute the aim of this competition.
Submission guidelines:
* The competition is open to all amateur and professional cartoonists.
* Each performer is allowed to submit maximum three works.
* The cartoons submitted to the competition may be prepared as original drawings, digital printings or computer printouts. The drawing technique is open-ended. Drawings may be colourful or black and white. On the other hand, performers are required to put signatures on their drawings.
* Drawings must be minimum A4 (21x27,7cm) and maximum A3 (29.7x42.0cm) size and potential deformation during the sending process should be avoided. Participants are responsible for any deformation caused by the posting procedure.
* Participants must write their names, surnames and adressess behind their drawings. Also, they must complete the Participant Information Form placed below in the Windows Word format and post it together with their drawings.
* Cartoons sent may be of the ones previously published somewhere but previously awarded cartoons are not allowed to submit.
* Cartoons submitted for selection will be able to be printed in Anatolia: Turizm Araştırmaları Dergisi, Anatolia: An International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research and in other printed materials of this organization such as books, catalogs, brochures, postcards and posters. All rights for any other publishing except these belong to the owner of drawing.
* Some selected part of the cartoons submitted for selection will be published in the album. Cartoonists whose drawings published in this album will be sent a copy of the album.
* Regardless of award-winning or taking place in the album, all the cartoons submitted for selection will not be returned and will be archieved in The Anadolu University Museum of Cartoon Art.
* All the cartoonists participated in the competition are implied to agree on the conditions and regulations of the competition.
* Award ceremony and the cartoon exhibition will be organized during the The 5th World Conference for Graduate Research in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure which will be held in Cappadocia Dedeman Hotel between 25-30 May 2010. Award-winner cartoonists will be hosted by the scientific committee during the conference.
* Submission deadline is 31 December 2009. The organization committee is not responsible for any delays caused by posting process.
The Grand Award: All inclusive holiday in a five star hotel in Turkey (7 days, 2 persons),
The Second Award: All inclusive holiday in a five star hotel in Turkey (6 days, 2 persons),
The Third Award: All inclusive holiday in a five star hotel in Turkey (5 days, 2 persons),
Five Mentions.
Postal address: Prof. Atila ÖZER, Anadolu University, Eğitim Karikatürleri Müzesi, Akcami Mah., Malhatun Sokak, No: 6 Odunpazarı, 26030 Eskişehir TURKEY


Visual Intifada: exhibition of Palestine cartoonist Naji Al Ali in Ravenna, Italy

Visual Intifada: exhibition of Palestine cartoonist Naji Al Ali http://visualintifada.blogspot.com/
From 16th January 2009 to 14th February 2009
Open: Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 1 pm \ 4 pm to 8 pm. Closed Thursday afternoon.
Opening Friday 16th at 6 pm. The debate on Palestine with Tahar Lamri, Alessandro Taddei, Elettra Stamboulis will follow
Galleria Mirada – Libreria Interno 4 Via Mazzini 83 Ravenna
National Council of Palestine - In: Tom, Dick, Harry, Huey, Dewey Louie. Out: Democracy
Naji Al Ali is the creator of Handala, the young Palestine boy who always turns the shoulder to the reader.
Naji Al Ali (Palestine 1937 – London 1987) did more than 40.000 illustrations published in several Arab countries. He was killed under mysterious circumstances in summer 1987, in London where he was in exile. The exhibition shows some works translated into Italian by Tahar Lamri, Algerian writer who lives in Ravenna.
You can buy the reproductions of his works. The money will be donated to the hospitals run by Mustafa Barghouti - “The Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees” http://www.pmrs.ps/last/index.php - in Cisgiordania and Gaza Strip. People who wish use the exhibition for the same purpose can contact Associazione Mirada.
You can download Naji Al Ali’s works here. http://www.inguine.net/visualintifada/vignette.zip
Visual Intifada is a project born after the invasion of Israel and its army into Palestinian territory and denounces the widespread and devastating silence of the last weeks. http://visualintifada.blogspot.com/
This report by Gianluca Costantini.


Meeting of Cartoon Museum Directors 2009, Eskisehir - Turkey

It is planned to hold an international meeting between 30 September - 2 October 2009 to enable communication and interaction among the directors of cartoon museums in the world by Anadolu University Research Center for Cartoon Art, Eskisehir, Turkey. For details: http://www.krk.anadolu.edu.tr/karw/muze/

First International Cartoon Competition of Ethiopia with free theme

First International Cartoon Competition of Ethiopia
Subject: Free
Number of works: max 3 - 200 dpi
E-mail to send work: ethiopiacartoons@yahoo.com
First prize: 3000 $ and statue
Second prize: 2000 $ and statue
Third prize: 1000 $ and statue
Five of best works will get 500 $ and statue.
Deadline: January 30th
The book will surely publish and will be sent to all of contestants.
The website of this competition will come soon.


14th International Cartoon Exhibition ZAGREB 2009 - Croatia

The organizer of the 14th International festival of cartoon ZAGREB 2009 is the Croatian Cartoonist Association. The festival is opened for everyone regardless of nationality, age, sex, or profession.
B. THEME: BASIC HUMAN NEEDS (food, drink, clothing, sex ...)
Conditions of entry:
1. Original works and digital artwork will be accepted. Digital artwork is to be numbered in pencil on the front and pencil signed.
2. Entries can be either black and white or coloured.
3. There should be the name, the surname and the adress on the reverse side of cartoons.
4. The cartoons must not have been previously awarded on festivals.
5. Maximum 3 entries will be submitted.
6. Size of entries is A4 or A3 format.
D. DEADLINE: Entry deadline is the 25th of April 2009.
First Prize: 1.000 EUR
Second Prize: 500 EUR
Third Prize: 300 EUR
Five Special mentions
G. EXHIBITION: The exhibition will take place in Gallery Klovićevi dvori in Zagreb on the 16th of June 2009.
Authors of works that qualify to the exhibition are given a presentation copy of the exhibition cataloque.
Only on explicit request will remaining (original) works be returned to the owners at the expense of the organizers.
The organizer reserves the right to reproduce the works sent to the festival, Zagreb 2009, as the advertising material without being obliged to pay a fee to an author whose work may be used.
The prize-winning works become property of the organizer.
Entry form on http://www.hdk.hr/
E-mail: hrvdrukar@gmail.com


Results XIII Salon of Humor "Santa Clara 2008" - Cuba

Meeting in the city of Santa Clara (Cuba), on the twentieth day of December 2008, the jury made up of Isel Chacon Diaz, director of the Museum of Humor, Aristides Hernandez Guerrero (Ares), cartoonist, and chaired by Thomas Rodriguez Zayas (Tomy), cartoonist, after analyzing the works, decided to grant the following awards:
International participants
- Third Prize: Jurij Kosobukin, Ukraine
- Second Prize: Omar Figueroa Turcios, Colombia
- First Prize: the author signed TC (Tawan Chuntra?)
National participants
Humor general
- Second Prize: Enrique Lacoste Prince
- First Prize: Martirena Alfredo Hernandez
Erotic Humor
- Mention: Pedro Mendez Suarez
- Third Prize: Douglas Nelson Perez (Chispa)
- Second Prize: Miguel Angel Mora Mendoza
- First Prize: Adalberto Linares Diaz
Report: Melaito Suplemento Humor
Source: NANDO
Translation support: Google Language Tools

This e-card for the New Year 2009 by Laco Torma is from Ivan Hanousek

Laco Torma


Invitation to the Cartoonists - 11th PortoCartoon - The CRISIS

Dear Friend,
The most global word is now CRISIS.
Every citizen of the world feel it on their own way.
There are crises for all tastes and temperament: humanitarian, economic, political, psychological, of food, sports and so on. And so on.
Only there is no crisis in crisis.
It is known that the evolution is largely increasing, in periods of disruption, conflict and crisis. For too bad to say about it the crisis sharpen the human talent and art.
That is why we hope the crisis will stimulate the sharpen pencils of the cartoonists from all around the world, for the PortoCartoon 2009.
Against the CRISIS war, weapons of creativity and humour!
You will find the general rules of the 11th PortoCartoon on the PortoCartoon website: http://www.cartoonvirtualmuseum.org/eventos/pc/xi/xipc_reg.pdf
We wish you a Happy New Year, in spite of the crisis!
Warmest regards
Luís Humberto Marcos
PortoCartoon-World Festival
The Portuguese Printing Museum
Estrada Nacional 108, nº 206
4300- 316 Porto Portugal
Tel: 351+22 530 49 66
Fax: 351+22 530 10 71

More e-cards for 2009 from Hanusic, Kar, Elpen, Massimino, and Trenholm

Hule Hanusic

İsmail Kar

Levent Elpen

Leonardo Massimino

To ring in the new year & send glad, happy tidings of only the very best to those i know, my annual maze of floating celeb heads, all done during the course of '08....
(Clockwise: Actor Paul Newman, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Actor Alec Baldwin, First Lady Michelle Obama, Former Lehman Brothers CEO Richard Fuld, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Actress Keira Knightley, Countrywide's CEO Angelo Mozilo...)
Zach Trenholm / Caricaturist
San Francisco, CA. USA

Beyond silence: let’s re-launch Kufia - Gianluca Costantini

In these tragic hours, while witnessing the atrocities of Israeli military occupation in Palestinian lands, the brave resistance of Palestinian women and men, and the courage of Israeli and international pacifist activists, we feel we must do something quickly and effectively in order to stop the ongoing massacre. Actions are due if we wish to preserve any spark of hope from destruction. We cannot wait while Sharon’s criminal arrogance, supported by part of the Israeli Labour party, tries to extinguish all critical understanding in Israel. There will be no permanent and just solution to the current conflict if they do not recognise the Palestinian people’s historical right to have their own independent and sovereign state. What has been cynically offered to Palestinians so far is a humiliating collection of territories.
We have to denounce U.S. military support of Israel, and the terrible risks this policy entails for our future. As a justification for its attitude toward the Palestinian conflict, the U.S. government is boasting about the need to fight terrorism, and showing once more its absolute indifference to international laws. We firmly believe that the language of violence, used by Bush and Sharon as a political strategy, will only enhance hatred, desperation, and terrorism. Our need to act is not only based on the wish to stop manslaughter in the Middle East, and save the lives of Palestinian and Israeli women and men, but is also an effort to save our own life and future.
Twenty years ago we created “Kufia, Italian pencils for Palestine” with the help of many artists and associations supporting the Intifada. An exhibition of the artists’ original drawings toured more than 70 towns in Italy, Israel and Palestine, including Jerusalem. Prints of the portfolio were sold to raise funds to support Palestinians’ rights over their land and their right to return to their land. Today, we wish to re-launch the Kufia campaign and possibly to widen it. Together with il manifesto, l’Alfabeto Urbano, Mano magazine, and other political organisations and press companies, we are now working on a new edition of the portfolio and exhibition. It will host major Italian comics artists and, hopefully, Israeli and Palestinian artists (as in the past edition). Although we know that humanitarian support and alternative information - offered by important associations such as “Emergency”, “Un ponte per”, “Action for Peace”, “Peace Brigades Interna-tional”, “Indymedia” and others - is absolutely fundamen-tal to many areas in the world, we still think that more can be done in the field of communication, culture, and art for the sake of Palestine. We want to bring together different experiences, all stemming from Palestine’s emergency call, and develop new theoretical and practical strategies. In the following days more information on Kufia will be found in the newspaper il manifesto, including the different steps of our project and other coming publications.
Contributions: Mark Merkeke, Xavier Torcelli, Vauro, David Vecchiato, Oscar Zarate, Andrea Accardi, Giorgios Botsos, Andrea Bruno, Giorgio Carpinteri, Onofrio Catacchio, Blaise Dehon, Elfo, Marco Ficarra, Giacon, Gabriella Giandelli, Nabil Hanani, Jean Lamore, Jean-Christophe Long, Sliman Mansour, Mark Markeke, Marina Comandini, Leila Marzocchi, Josè Munoz, Rula Halawani, Daniele Brolli, Gianluca Costantini, Marta, Squaz, Cinzia Ghigliano, Arnon, Oreste Zevola, Daniele Scandola, David Reeb, Filippo Scozzari, Giacon, Guido Crepax, Erika Pittis, Lorenzo Mattotti, Magnus, Sliman Mansour, Taleb Dweik, Taysser Barakat, Milo Manara, Vera Tamari, Paper Resistance, Ale Staffa, Rocco Lombardi, Marco Corona, Mimmo Manes, Giacomo Nanni, Gipi, Guy Vandervoorde, Paco Desiato, Matteo Bergamelli, Stefano Centonze, Tayseer Barakat, Vincenzo Apicella, Maurizio Ribichini, Alessio Spataro, Serge Ricco, Miki Kratsman, Alessandro Pessoli, Bertrand Panier, Giuseppe Palumbo, Michelangelo Setola, Mark Merkeke, Franco Matticchio, Andrea Pazienza, David B., Igort, Marina Comandini, Vanna Vinci, Sara Colaone, Davide Catania, Renato Calligaro, Maicol & Mirko, Elena Rapa, Miguel Angel Martini, Raul, Enea Riboldi, Davide Reviati, Aleksandar Zograf, Joe Sacco, Matteo Bergamelli.


8th International Carluka Cartoon Contest 2009: Gogol's World & Free Theme

Gogol and Poltava. The genius writer and the land that gave birth to him – all this is engraved not only on the souls of Ukrainians, but also on the souls of all admirers of Nikolai Gogol's writings. It's very symbolic that the great satirist was born on the 1st of April. Therefore it is impossible not to mention the author of such unfading works as Vechera na Khutore bliz Dikan'ki (Evenings on Homestead near Dikanka), Revizor (The Inspector General), Myortvye Dushi (Dead Souls) and many other genius writings, which became classic during Gogol's life and brought him international fame. Among them is a famous Nos (Nose). That's why the official prize in the nomination Gogol's World is "The Gold Nose". This nomination has become the main theme of the International Cartoon Contest CARLUKA, which is traditionally opened in our city exactly on the 1st of April. By the way, The Gold Nose is a quite "natural product", a sculpture designed by famous Russian cartoonists Mikhail Zlatkovskiy and Sergey Tyunin and made by a well-known Ukrainian caricaturist Oleg Dergachov.
The second theme of the Cartoon Contest CARLUKA-2009 is a free theme.
Best works will be published in Ukrainian and foreign papers and magazines and placed on the sites of the professional cartoonists from different countries.
1. Gogol's World in Cartoons (characters, ethnics, mysticism, black humour, etc.)
2. Free Theme
1. Each participant is requested to submit the original cartoons created in any material, as well as computer graphics with the author's signature. The cartoons may be in colour or in black and white, may have the formats 297x420 (A3) or 210x297 (A4). The number of works – no more than 5 (five). The deadline for the entries is 8 March 2009.
2. The participants are requested to give their personal information (name, surname, home address, contact phone number, e-mail) on the back of each cartoon.
3. Works sent by mail should be protected from damage during the forwarding.
4. The cartoons will remain with the organizers of the contest and may be returned to the authors upon their request.
5. The organizers hold the right to publish and use the cartoons sent to the contest without their authors' permission with obligatory reference to the authorship.
6. The cartoons' evaluation is done by secret voting according to three criteria: cartoon's conformity to the theme of the contest, style, humour.
Nomination "Gogol's World in Cartoons" Grand prize – "The Gold Nose", 3000 USD
Nomination "Free Theme" - 1st place - 1000 USD, 2nd place - 700 USD, 3rd place - 300 USD.
ASTREYA-REKLAMA (Cartoon Contest) Chapaeva Str 30, Poltava, 36039, Ukraine
Tel./fax: +38 0532 561134 E-mail: carluka@gala.net WEB: http://www.carluka.com/en/contest/

Rahim and Elpen depict the new year through footprints of the previous one

Rahim Baggal Asgari

Levent Elpen