Regulations of the International Exhibition Satyrykon 2011 - Poland

1. The SATYRYKON 2010 International Exhibition is an open competition.
2. The objects of the competition are drawings, graphics and other works of fine arts and photography created with the use of optional techniques, being originals, completed within the recent two years (2010-2011), and qualified by artists to:
> HUMOR (drawing without captions preferred)
> SOCIAL SATIRE (drawing without captions preferred).
3. WORKS AWARDED IN OTHER COMPETITIONS will be excluded from the competition.
4. The format of works - maximum A3 (297 x 420 mm).
5. Works should be sent or delivered by February 7, 2011, packed in a protective cover to:
Miedzynarodowa Wystawa SATYRYKON - LEGNICA 2011 Akademia Rycerska, Chojnowska 2, 59-220 Legnica POLAND
Organisers are not responsible for transport damages.
Works sent via electronic means will not be accepted.

6. Participation in the competition is free of charge.
However, organisers reserve the right to include one of the submitted works in the Satyrykon Gallery.
The work, chosen by the author, will in this way cover our costs of mailing.
7. Works should be accompanied by their author's photo or caricature, a short biographical note and a filled application form (please use capitals).
1. Works for the competition will be qualified by the International Jury.
2. The Jury will award the following prizes:
* GRAND PRIX SATYRYKON 2010 - pure gold key and purse amounting to 6.000 PLN
* 2 gold medals and purses amounting to 5.500 PLN
* 2 silver medals and purses amounting to 5.000 PLN
* 2 bronze medals and purses amounting to 4.500 PLN
* 4 special prizes amounting to 4.000 PLN each
* the Legnica Culture Centre director's award and purse amounting to 4.000 PLN for photographic work.
Jury has the right of final distribution of the statutory prizes, change of their amount, or non-awarding them or non-awarding the GRAND PRIX SATYRYKON. Jury's decisions are final.
The competition results will be announced on March 1, 2011 at Satyrykon web site: http://www.satyrykon.pl/ .
N o t e !
Awards are subject to taxation according to the current regulations. The condition to pay the authors is their arrival for the opening of the exhibition and collection of their awards by December 15, 2011, or it can be transferred into a bank account in a currency specified by the author.
1. Authors of work qualified to the exhibition are given a presentation copy of the exhibition catalogue and a free-of-charge place in the catalogue.
2. Organisers provide competition prize-winners with gratuitous participation in the SATYRYKON 2010 event on June 16-19, 2011.
3. Works sent to the exhibitions will be exhibited in the country and abroad after the main exhibition, and then will be returned to their authors by the end of 2012. We kindly ask the authors to notify us about any changes to their address data.
1. The organisers reserve the right to use the sent works for SATYRYKON advertising purposes without any special fees paid to the authors: to be 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 organisers and will be included in the collection of the Satyrykon Gallery.
3. The exhibition organisers are the final judges in interpretation of the regulations.
4. Sending her/his work the artist agrees to the mentioned above rules and regulations and agree to the publishing of the author's profile in the post-exhibition catalogue.
5. Legnica Centre of Culture and Fundation Satyrykon are organisers of the SATYRYKON-LEGNICA 2011 International Exhibition
59-220 Legnica, Chojnowska 2, tel. 0-048 76 / 852-23-44; e-mail: satyrykon@wp.pl).
* Deadline for works reception: February 7, 2011
* Jury meeting: February 18-20, 2011
* Post-competition exhibition: June 4 - September 4, 2011
* Return of works after the exhibition cycle: December 31, 2012.

Cartoonist Nacaro's letter about not serious cartoon competitions

Dear colleague cartoonist:
This is very important to avoid being scammed or wasting time and work by participating in not serious cartoon contests.
I saw in Caricaturque a critique for the colleague Cafareli for to advertise on his website a call for an not serious humour contest. The colleague Boligan also reports a scammer competition and revealed how the organizers use the name of some colleagues by putting as jurors to appear serious.
About the first case I think that Mr Cafareli it's not his fault, but in the future sites of humor should find out first data as the name of the organizing institution, post address, etc., before publishing the information. And the cartoonists can find out before on the Internet.
But is unusual and accomplice that humour sites, knowing that some competitions defraud winners, publish and keep advertising these bad events. And worse still, never publish the report of the cartoonist who claim his prize.
This is the case with sites like Brazilcartoons, Irancartoon, FECO Europe, etc. I sent my report about WORLD PRESS CARTOON, Sintra, Portugal, (that do not pay me the prize I won in 2007) to managers of these sites. They never answered my messages or published my complaint.
But they are inviting to participate in World Press Cartoon. (And these gentlemens are also cartoonists!!!).
The case of FECO Europe is pathetic because this organization is supposed defending the interests of the cartoonists. But Mrs. Marlene Phole (from FECO) is a personal friend of the director of World Press Cartoon and therefore he has his supports (of course, she has been invited to Portugal as a juror in WPC). Mr. Bernard Bouton, a manager of FECO Europe, initially became interested in my case, asked for more information ... and never answered again. This is the bureaucracy of the cartoon. (The only one that do a good work by FECO is Ana Von Rebeur......from FECO Argentina).
All these union leaders and site managers prefer to silence my demand and support to the organizers of the competition that does not pay the promised prize. I guess they do with the hope of being rewardeds with a trip to Portugal, invited as jurors of the scamed contest.
Is this ethical? I doubt. Is this serious?. Much less.
But I must also congratulate the directors of humor sites that have the courage to publish my complaint. I will continue to denounce every year until wpc pay me. (No matter that Mr. antunez threaten me again with his lawyers).
And I recognize and I am grateful with the messages of solidarity sent me many colleagues (some did not sent more artworks to world press cartoon, in solidarity.) To all my gratitude, and wish them success in their work and in life.
Colleagues, I propose you to make a BLACKLIST of Scammers CONTESTS.
Here are some that have won instead:
ETHIOPIACARTOON, of Ethiopia, do not pay the prize won by Ares.
WORLD PRESS CARTOON, Sintra, Portugal, does not pay the award to Nacaro from 2007. Do not sent the catalog. They do not return the originals to the participants, as promised in their rules.
PRODUCTOON, Productivity cartoon festival, organized by the humour site Irancartoon.com and Humour House, from Iran. In its rules they promise to send the catalog to the selected cartoonists, but never send it.
BLUE SKY Cartoon Contest, supposedly from Spain, they do not inform the address or name of the organizers. Do not pay prizes.
With best regards,
Freddy Pibaque (Nacaro).


Winners in “Naci Talat” Portrait Cartoon Exhibition 2010, Cyprus

Winners in the International “Naci Talat” Portrait Cartoon Exhibition 2010, Cyprus
Jury: Musa Kayra, Hüseyin Çakmak, Mustafa Tozakı, Arif A. Albayrak, M. Serhan Gazioğlu, Sıla Usar İncirli, Mehmet İncirli.


First Prize:
Osman Güral Suroğlu (Turkey).

Second Prizes:

Wesam Khalil (Egypt)

Seyran Caferli (Azerbaijan).

Third Prizes:

Uğur Pamuk (Turkey)

Şevket Yalaz (Turkey)

Omar Zevallos (Peru).

Special Prizes:

Valentin Georgiev (Bulgaria)

Raul Alfonso Grisales (Colombia)

Kürşat Zaman (Turkey)

Henryk Cebula (Poland).

Special Prize of Naci Talat Foundation:
Şenil Çakmak (Cyprus).
All the 53 works sent in by 52 artists from 22 countries are to be exhibited at Naci Talat House of Peace & Friendship from Friday, 26 November 2010.


Karpik 2010 winners and regulations for 2011 - Poland

See the winning cartoons in 8th International Cartoon Contest Karpik 2010 and Regulations for 9th Karpik 2011 at http://hajnos.miroslaw.w.interia.pl/karpik2010.htm . Deadline: 30 September 2011


Internet is the theme in 43rd Umoristi a Marostica 2011 - Italy

The "Gruppo Grafico Marosticense" announces and organizes the 43th International Graphic Humour Exhibition "Umoristi a Marostica 2011"
1. The contest is open to all the cartoonists, illustrators and graphic artists from all over the world. It's possible to participate out of the competition. That request excludes the author from award of the prizes.
2. The theme of the contest is: INTERNET
3. The authors can participate with a maximum of 3 works (Cartoons or Strips) inherent to the theme proposed in connection with the man, his existence and the society, seen in humorous view-point. The works, for being able to be comprised all over the world beyond every linguistic barrier, will have to be without dialogue or texts.
The works, realized with free technique, should be originals or digital prints numbered and signed by the author. The photocopies will not be accepted.
The format of works is free, within a maximum of 60x60 cm.
The works should bear the author's name, surname, address, email and possible title on the back.
4. The deadline for works reception is january 18, 2011 (based on the postmark).
The works, accompanied by the author's entry-form, must be sent (pastage paid by the sender and without frames or glass) to the following address:

5. The acceptance of the works, the selection, and the assigning of the prizes are completely up to the Jury nominated by "Gruppo Grafico Marosticense". The Jury's decisions are final.
6. The Jury will award the following prizes:
"International Grand Prix Scacchiera"
12 Special prizes "Umoristi a Marostica".
Special prize "Sandro Carlesso" (for the graphic research)
Special prize "Marco Sartore" (for well-known author)
Other special prizes or honorary mentions may be awarded.
7. The results of the Jury will be given directly to all the participating artists by email or mail and published on the web site www.umoristiamarostica.it within february 2011.
8. The opening ceremony and the prize distribution will have place on april 16, 2011 at Castello Inferiore of Marostica. The exhibition will remain opened till 29 may, 2011.
9. All the authors selected will receive a free copy of catalogue.
All the other participants not selected will be able to demand the catalogue compiling the module on the site http://www.umoristiamarostica.it/
10. The prize-winning works will not be returned and will be included in the collection of "Umoristi a Marostica Museum".
Only the original works of authors selected will be returned after the exhibition and with postage paid by "Gruppo Grafico Marosticense". The works of authors not selected and all the digital prints will not be returned. The authors selected may give their works to "Umoristi a Marostica Museum" in any case.
11. The "Gruppo Grafico Marosticense" reserves the right to authorize the reproduction of the work citing the author with the words "Taken from Umoristi a Marostica", without any payment. The "Gruppo Grafico Marosticense" is not responsible for transport damages.
12. The participation in the contest implies the complete acceptance of all the conditions and rules from the author.
For further informations:
phone/fax: +39-0424-72150
Timetable Umoristi a Marostica 2011
Deadline: january 18, 2011
Jury meeting: february 5-6, 2011
Opening and prize distribution: april 16, 2011
Exhibition: april 16 - may 29, 2011
Jury 2011
Massimo Bucchi - graphic artist - President
Matteo Bertelli - illustrator
Ferruccio Giromini - journalist
Valeri Kurtu - cartoonist (Germany)
Elzbieta Pietraszko - Satyrykon organizer (Poland)
Alessandro Tich - journalist
Piero Zanotto - journalist
Gruppo Grafico Marosticense and City Culture coincillor of Marostica
Gióx & Maurizio Minoggio - cartoonists artistic directors of "Umoristi a Marostica".
Complete Regulations & Entry-form in PDF: http://www.fanofunny.com/guests/umoristimarostica/umoristi_a_marostica_2011_eng.pdf


First International City and Citizen Cartoon Contest 2011 - Iran

The first International City and Citizen Cartoon Contest 2011, Tabriz - Iran
We address to all the professional and amateur cartoonists regardless their age from all over the world.
Theme: City & Citizen.
For example: Traffic, Apartment living culture, Citizen right, Air pollution, neighbor right, city imagine pollution, Irregular city constructions, Garbage Repelling, Destruction of traditional shape of the cities.
- The number of sent cartoons is 5.
Please write your surname and first name, address, e-mail address, a photo.
- All participants that their works enter in exhibition will receive the catalogue of the contest.
- Sent works should be in 300 dpi with 1500 pixel width or length and jpg format.
Sent works could be published or won in a contest before.
- First Prize: $1000, Honorable Mention and Trophy.
- Second Prize: $ 500, Honorable Mention and Trophy.
- Third Prize: $ 250, Honorable Mention and Trophy.
- 5 Honorable Mentions
The cartoons must be sent at the e-mail address:
and by post:
Address: Tabriz Cartoonists Association, Azerbaijan Cartoon Museum, Former Tabriz Estate Library, Golestan Garden, Tabriz, Iran
Deadline:19 Feb 2011
Tel: (+98 411)2843094
Holding by Tabriz municipality culture and art organization.