Third International Productivity Cartoon Festival - Iran

Third International Productivity Cartoon Festival - Iran
Two caricature festivals on productivity have already convened successfully and active participation of artists in depicting non-productivity has taken place. Now the third caricature festival on productivity is on its way. All artists are hereby invited to contribute to the world productivity culture and do their parts on promoting such a social issue and passing it on to the next generation. This year, as past years, world thinkers and scholars working on productivity will delineate the judgment indices as follows:
1. Genuineness of works in innovation and creativity
2. conveyance of productivity concepts and its pedagogical aspect
3. relatedness to scientific and theoretical aspects of productivity (as efficiency and effectiveness)
4. skill and techniques employed.
Submitted works will fall under the two following categories:
A) critiques on current situation
B) directive works recommending wise solutions.
The latter, which deals with solutions, has a specific privilege over the first one.
Hints on Theme:
Productivity in Organizations
Productivity at Home
Productivity and Technology
Productivity in Transportation
Productivity and Human Resources
Productivity and Urban Life
Productivity in Education
Productivity in Production and Industries
Productivity in Banking, Finance and Fiscal Policy
Productivity and …
New themes added 22 Jan 2011: Vehicle & environment ; Vehicle & Fuel (Source: http://www.rahimcartoon.com/festivals/96-new-themes-in-the-third-international-productivity-cartoon-festival)
A maximum of 3 works.
Only original art works are accepted (computer based copies are also acceptable, provided that the prints are signed by the cartoonist. The computer version should be in TIFF format with 300-DPI resolution on a CD, and sent along with the print out.)
NO photocopies or photographs will be accepted.
The size of the works should be A4 or A3.
There is no limit as for the techniques employed for cartoons.
Art works must be submitted along with a completed application form, a passport size photo and the CV of the artist.
The participating cartoons will not be returned.
The organizers will do their best to protect all submitted cartoons from any probable damage, but takes no responsibility of the damages.
Secretariat of the festival reserves the right to publish and showcase the submitted cartoons.
The published catalogue of the festival will be sent to all whose works are published. Therefore, apply care in printing your address and contact information in the application form.
Signing the form means the artist has accepted all regulations of the festival.
Send your works to the following address before 20/01/2011 (Deadline extended until 10 March 2011: http://www.rahimcartoon.com/festivals/53-cartoon-festival1 )
Festival Secretariat: Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Campus, Poonak Square, End of Ashrafi Esfehani Highway, towards Hesarak, Faculty of Humanities, sixth floor, room No. 608 Tehran - IRAN
Telfax: 0098 – 21 – 44865231
P.O. Box No.: 14515/755 & 14155/4933
Zip Code: 1477893855

First prize: 3000 Euros and a Trophy
Second prize: 2000 Euros and a Trophy
Third prize: 1000 Euros and a Trophy
The top ten works will be awarded by the festival sponsors.
The jury consists of international referees and include Art (caricature specialists), and science (Management thinkers) referees.
The Prizes awarding ceremony will be on the National Day of Productivity, May 22nd, 2011.
Send your questions to: info@productoon.com
Source: http://www.tabrizcartoons.com/en/Third-International-Productivity-Cartoon-Festival-Iran-


Theme in PortoCartoon 2011: Communication & Technologies

13th PortoCartoon World Festival 2011 - Portugal
General Rules and Regulations
1.An invisible and slow revolution is happening in the world. The epicentre of this revolution lies in communication and technologies. Therefore, after twelve themes of great international impact, the theme of COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGIES is the chosen one for the 13th PortoCartoon.
Communication and Technologies penetrate so much in the everyday world that become almost equivalent to the air we breathe. Or the electricity we can not do without. They are goods we need most, and their roots are in the social essence. Despite that, they express and cause social differences, conflicts, discrimination, censorship, myths, loneliness, inequality, war, etc..
With the further development in this 21st century, will we have a world more fairly and balanced? Or will we have a more demonic, less communicative and more asymmetrical world?
In addition to participating with cartoons on the main theme, the cartoonists can also send works for the FREE CATEGORY, as per the previous editions.
2. The artists who do not wish to compete can send their works to the EXTRA-COMPETITION section informing of this decision.
3.1. Works must be originals and any kind of graphical technique will be accepted, including digital artwork, sent by Internet, if the prints are SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR and if they are indicated as PRINT NUMBER ONE, or a original to this contest.
3.2. Can also be presented sculptures pieces of humour, in any kind of material.
4. The works can have at the maximum the following measures:
- in paper, 42 x 30 cm (DIN A3);
- sculpture pieces, 42 x 30 x 30 cm.
5. The works should present on the reverse the following information: author´s name and address, title, theme section and year. The author’s CV in Portuguese or English (publications, exhibitions, prizes…) should also be sent.
6. The works should arrive at the PORTUGUESE PRINTING PRESS MUSEUM until February 27th 2011 (EXTENDED UNTIL 28 MARCH 2011), with the entry form.
7. The works should be sent to:
PortoCartoon-World Festival, The Portuguese Printing Press Museum, Estrada Nacional 108, nº 206, 4300-316 Porto, Portugal.
General Rules and Regulations

8. The participation in PORTOCARTOON means automatically that the author is waving copyrights of his works in any kind of support, concerning the production and diffusion of the festival.
9. The AWARDS, including a TROPHY and a DIPLOMA, will be the following:
GRAND PRIZE PORTOCARTOON 7000 Euro (half in money and half in Port wine), travel and stay costs for the Awards Ceremony in Portugal
2ND PRIZE PORTOCARTOON 2500 Euro (half in money and half in Port wine), travel and stay costs for the Awards Ceremony in Portugal
3RD PRIZE PORTOCARTOON 1500 Euro (half in money and half in Port wine), travel and stay costs for the Awards Ceremony in Portugal
HONORABLE MENTIONS PORTOCARTOON 50 Euro, stay costs for a weekend in Portugal
10. The Jury will have an odd number of judges and their decision will be final with no subjection to any kind of appeal or reclamation.
11. The awarded works will become property of the PORTUGUESE PRINTING PRESS MUSEUM and will be part of the INTERNATIONAL CARTOON GALLERY.
The others will be sent to the artists, if formally requested, after its public exhibition during the PORTOCARTOON and possible exhibition in other cities and countries.
12. In case of using non-awarded works in other cases except PORTOCARTOON exhibition or its promotion, copyright payment will be made to the artists whenever it takes place.
13. All the artists whose works are selected for the exhibition will receive a catalogue.
14. The prizes will be delivered in a public ceremony.


International Cartoon Exhibition in Hymettos, Greece

Announcement - Invitation
The Progressive Club of Hymettos (F.O.Y) and the Cartoon Friends’ Association
organize the International Cartoon Exhibition
Theme: “Global Financial Crisis
3 -18 December
at the Progressive Club Hall of Hymettos
Lentaki -Amissou - Smirnis st., Hymettos
The cartoons will be black and white or color.
Up to 3 projects, size A4 or A3, per participant.
Drawings must be using JPEG file at 300 dpi.
We prefer drawings with no text but if a drawing has text, this text must be written in English or in Greek.
The original drawings will be returned to their authors after the 01-01-2011.
Projects will be evaluated by The Artistic Committee.
Must be accompanied by brief bio of the artist.
The drawings that participate to the exhibition will be exhibited in Greece and abroad after the main exhibition.
The artist's participation implies accepting the rules above
and the submission of respective author's rights, only to be used
to promote and inform about the event as well as the edition of
the catalogue and the itinerary exhibition. As there is no profit
involved in these procedures, no payment will be made to any
of the participants.
Submission of drawings until October 30
We kindly ask the authors to notify us about their participation to the exhibition until October 30 by e-mail.
Mailing Address for the cartoons:
F.O.Y.: PO Box 79029 172 37 Hymettos - GREECE
or e-mail: info@foy.gr
All participants will receive a digital catalog of the exhibition.
Cartoon Friends’ Association
With the support of Feco Group Levadia.
Request to those who received the invitation by snail mail : if you have an e-mail please send it to us to keep you informed. Use the e mail: info@foy.gr or , alternatively, geroulias@ath.forthnet.gr
For F.O.Y.: John Kaltsas, Chairman of the Board
For A.F.C.: John Geroulias, Chairman of the Board
For more information:
John Kaltsas
21075625856 (7-9 pm)


24 Hour Comics Day at Lambiek from Sat 2 October 11:00 AM

24 Hour Comics Day at Lambiek
Saturday 2 October, at 11:00 AM local time, Lambiek will host 30 artists who dare to fight fatigue and sleep in the enduring battle called ’24 Hour Comics Day’!
It’s possible to see the results of this event online by visiting
Wondering about comics made in the rest of the world? Please watch
Of course you’re welcome to witness this event in store. Please come and encourage your favorite artist!