Master Turkish caricaturist, painter, and architect Gungor Kabakcioglu passes

The famous Turkish caricaturist, painter, architect, and writer, Gungor Kabakcioglu passed away in Istanbul today, June 27, 2011.
Born in Serik, Antalya, Turkey, on Sep 9, 1933, Gungor Kabakcioglu was educated in Izmir and Istanbul, graduating as an architect from the National Fine Arts Academy in 1961. He worked for BP and Kervansaray companies for 20 years as an architect. Then he co-owned the advertising agency Hasajans where he was also the art director for 18 years. He received awards in architecture, painting, poster, and cartoon competitions.
First work of cartoons published in 1949 in Izmir (Anadolu newspaper) and in Istanbul (Dogan Kardes, the children’s magazine). He painted a lot of children’s books (Varlik publishing) and book covers (Dost publishing), also large pictures and cartoons on walls of hotels, restaurants, cinemas, and other social buildings.
Gungor Kabakcioglu had several solo exhibitions of caricatures, cartoons and paintings. Made political cartoons for the newspapers Tercuman, Aksam, Gunes, and strip cartoons for Yeni Yuzyil and Gunes as well.

A hardworking and prolific artist, he published his work in many periodicals and collected some in books: Karikatur Albumu (1955, 2002), Portreler (1994), Karikaturcu Portreleri (2002), Sakipname (2002).

See a few images of his works at http://karikaturculerdernegi.com/2011/01/bir-sanatci-agabey-gungor-kabakcioglu/


Results 16th International Cartoon Exhibition Zagreb 2011 with theme "Vices"

The 16th International Exhibition of Cartoons ZAGREB 2011, Croatia, has seen the arrival of 744 works of 331 authors from 61 countries.
1st Prize: SAŠA DIMITRIJEVIĆ, Serbia
3rd Prize: GRAHAME ARNOULD, Canada
Special Mentions:
See all prize-winning cartoons at http://www.hdk.hr/ soon.


Israeli prize-winning cartoonists boycott Haifa International Cartoon Contest

Leaving the Haifa International Cartoon Contest
For more than 15 years we took part at the Haifa International Cartoon Contest as participants or as judges.
With a great sorrow we note that during the last years, this event gradually deteriorated from professional and organizational point of view.
It's impossible to list here all faults caused by bad selection and careless judging, but results are talking by themselves.
A lot of our friends, well known cartoonists, agree with our feeling, position, and with this statement.
Members of Israeli cartoonist association will not participate in this event.
We tried to discuss those issues with the organizers, but they were not willing to do so.
Therefore we've decided not to take part at the Haifa International Cartoon Contest this year.
Israeli prize-winning cartoonists
Grigory KATZ
(June 21, 2011 http://cartoonall.blogspot.com/).

Rules and regulation for 23rd Annual Cartoon Contest Olen 2011, Belgium

23rd Olense Kartoenale 2011, Belgium
Annual Cartoon Contest – Rules and regulation
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 'Balloons, Zeppelins and other flying beauties'. Also this year Amnesty International offers a special prize to the best cartoon with theme ‘Male and female equality’.
3. Entries
• Original cartoons in black and white or colour, may bear no captions.
• Dimensions including any passe-partout 21 x 30 cm (A4).
• Works sent rolled and works larger than DIN A4 will not be returned. The cartoons should be appropriately wrapped before sending in order to prevent damage.
• Number of entries per contestant: maximum five.
• Following data should be mentioned on the back of your work: name, adress, age and
4. Property rights
Prize-winning works will become the property of the organizer or the major sponsors. All works selected may be used by the organizers to promote the contest and the village of Olen.
5. Evaluation
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. Return mail
Return of the cartoons happens only on explicit request of the participant, as mentioned in the entry form. Every cartoon meeting with the demands but which is not selected for a prize will be sent back within two years. The organizers will endeavour to handle the return forwardings with the utmost care but cannot be held responsible for loss or damages.
8. Deadline: 1 October 2011
The deadline is 1 October 2011. The entry form and the cartoon(s) must be sent to:
Olense Kartoenale
Dorp 1,
B-2250 Olen - Belgium
9. Prizes
For the adult category:
1st prize: 1000 euro
2nd prize: 300 euro
3rd prize: 250 euro
4th prize: 150 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: “poverty and human rights”: 300 euro.
10. Prize Ceremony and Exhibition
The prize ceremony will take place at Friday 11 November 2011 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 peronally invited.
A selection of the cartoons will also be exhibited at the same address and can be visited:
• Sunday 13 November 2011
• All working days from Monday 14 November 2011 till the end of January 2012 during the opening hours of the town hall:
o Monday 09.00 u – 12.00 u 13.00 u – 16.00 u 17.30 u – 20.00 u
o Tuesday 09.00 u – 12.00 u
o Wednesday 09.00 u – 12.00 u 13.00 u – 16.00 u
o Thursday 09.00 u – 12.00 u
o Friday 09.00 u – 12.00 u
• In March 2012 this exhibition is also to be visited in Bialogard (Poland).
Entry-form at source.

The Castle & Free themes in the international forum of visual humor "Fun in Vasylivka Style", Ukraine

Source: licurici

Themes in SmileAnapa Cartoon Festival 2011, Russia

SMILEANAPA Cartoon Festival 2011, Russia
Cartoon theme:
1) Laughter - terapy
2) Free.
Deadline: July 31st, 2011
10 prizes, catalogue and diploma participant.
Format: A4
Copyright issues:
We don't use a caricature in commercial objectives.
Address to send the artworks:
General post-office, box 14,
Anapa, Krasnodarsky region,
353 440 RUSSIA
or by e-mail:
(JPEG (300 dpi), max. 3 MB)
Contact for further information:
feco & licurici

3rd International "Aleksandar Klas" Cartoon Contest 2011, Serbia

The oldest Serbian illustrated review "Ilustrovana politika" is organizing The Second International Cartoon Contest honoring its own the most famous cartoonist Aleksandar Klas (1928-2002).
Since 1950 over 30 000 his cartoons were published in national and international newspapers and magazines, and he had over 60 individual exhibitions. He got more than 130 prizes, so he entered in "Guinness's book of records" as the most rewarded cartoonist in the world. Besides cartoon his occupation is painting, as well as illustration of books.
Participation Rules:
1. Competition is open to professional and amateur cartoonists from all over the world.
2. The theme of the cartoons is free.
3. Participants take part in the competition with original cartoons. Cartoons must be signed by the cartoonist in case that they are submitted as digital prints. Photographs, photocopies, etc., will not be accepted.
4. Size of cartoons should not exceed 30x40 cm.
5. Name, surname, address, phone number, e-mail, country of origin of the participant should be written on the back of his/her piece of work.
6. Works must reach the organizer not later than October 25, 2011, packed in protective cover to:
"Ilustrovana politika" Za konkurs karikatura "Aleksandar Klas"
Cetinjska 1, 11000 Belgrade SERBIA

7. Result will be announced on first half of November 2011.
8. Participating cartoons will be kept at the virtual Cartoon Museum, to be established by the review "Ilustrovana politika".
9. Third International "Aleksandar Klas" Cartoon Contest will be celebrated with an award ceremony and exhibition of selected cartoons in November, 2011 in Belgrade.
10. Jury will award the following prizes:
- Grand Prix A. Klas: 1000 euros and diploma
- Second award A.Klas: 500 euros and diploma
- Third award A. Klas: 300 euros and diploma
- Diplomas A. Klas.

11. Participating cartoons will be put into catalogue. The cartoons for the catalogue and exhibition will be selected by a jury. A catalogue will be sent to the cartoonists whose piece of work are exhibited and published in the catalogue.
12. Organizer reserve the right to use the sent cartoons for ILUSTROVANA POLITIKA 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 in catalogue and review.
13. Participants are considered to have accepted all the conditions.
14. Participants are kindly asked not to post the works via electronic means as these will not be accepted for the competition.
Editor-in-chief of
Srdjan Jokanovic
Spiro RADULOVIC, medical doctor and cartoonist
President of the jury
Source: ecc


16th Antiwar Cartoon Salon International Contest Kragujevac 2011, Serbia

In memory of the severe crime that happened in Kragujevac in 1941, 70 years ago, when the German occupying forces executed several hundreds of innocent civilians in just one day, also sincerely wishing something like that never and nowhere to happen again, and that peace may prevail in the world.
The City of Kragujevac a n n o u n c e s
The International jury will make a selection out of submitted cartoons which is to be exhibited and published in the Salon’s catalog. Besides, the following prices are to be awarded:
The Grand Prix «The Peace Messanger» and 1.500 euros prize is to be awarded by the International Association of Peace Messanger Cities
The Gold Plague and 1.000 euros prize
The Silver Plague and 800 euros prize
The Bronze Plague and 500 euros prize
The Mayor of Bydgoszcz (Poland) Award, amounts 750 euros
The City of Ingolstadt (Germany) Award, amounts 500 euros
The City of Bielsko-Biala (Poland) Award, amounts 500 euros
The City of Suresnes (France) Award, amounts 500 euros
The City of Pitesti (Romania) Award, amounts 500 euros
The City of Carrara (Italy) Award, amounts 500 euros
The prize fund is 7.050 euros in total.
The Jury might additionally award several diplomas to close contenders.
Cartoonists and fine artists from all over the world have the right to participate. They should submit at most three (3) cartoons, which have not been awarded by any other international competition, on the subjects of antiwar as well as solidarity between people and nations. The artworks should be utmost A4-A3 formated, while art technique is at the artist’s choice, including electronical version of the cartoon with the original signature. On the back of the artwork there should be written data on the artist (such as: name, surname, age, address, phone/fax, e-mail).
The submission deadline is September 15, 2011.
The jury session is to be held on September 16-17, 2011.
The cartoons are to be sent to the following address:
Trg Slobode 3,
34000 Kragujevac,
Submitted artworks are not to be returned, they remain in the Salon’s collection.
NOTE: The 15th International Antiwar Cartoon Salon «Kragujevac 2011» had so far the strongest international promotion and afirmation. On the occasion of the award ceremony the prizes were handed over and the exhibition was opened in Kragujevac. Afterwards, the 15th Salon exhibition was on display at the United Nations Palace in New York. Also, it was a part of programe that marked the 65th anniversary of the victory over facism in the Ukranian historical City of Poltava. The usual tour around the Salon's partner cities took this show to Ingolstadt (Germany), Bielsko-Biala and Bydgoszcz (Poland). It was presented at the City Hall in Limassol (Cyprus) during the session of the General Assembly of the International Association of the Peace Messanger Cities. Then, the chosen artworks at the 15th Salon were exhibited in the Serbian capitol Belgrade. The exhibition's next destination was Romania,where the cartoons were on display in Temisoara during the Days of the Serbian culture, as well as in Pitesti on the Day of the Romanian Statehood. Finally, the exhibition was set at the National Museum of Mexico in Mexico City in last May.
Again, the Salon has got the invitation to set the show in Bar (Montenegro), while negotiations for the visit to the seat of the European Union Brussels are underway.
Director of the Salon
Miodrag Stojilovic

tel/fax: +381 34 336 123
E-mail: mstojilovic@kg.org.rs
Source: syriacartoon


International Cartoon Contest Braila 2011, Romania

Contest: open to all cartoonists.
Entries: max. 5
The works must be accompanied by the author's biography.
Size: A4 (210 x 297 mm) - A3 (297 x 420 mm)
Technique: free
Deadline: 1st September, 2011
Great Prize –1500 €;
First Prize – 1000 €;
Second Prize – 800 €;
Third Prize – 500 €;
3 Special Prizes – 3 x 300 € (each)
Exhibition: 30th September, 2011
Catalogue: each selected artist will receive a copy
Remark: the works will not be returned, they will remain the property of The County Center for Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture Braila
The works should be sent to:
The County Center for Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture Braila
no. 1, Aleea Cresei, Cartier Viziru I,
810407, Braila ROMANIA
Contact details:
Source: ecc


Catalog of the 20th Gabrovo International Biennial of Humour and Satire 2011

The catalog of the 20th Gabrovo International Biennial of Humour and Satire in the Arts 2011 arrived today. The 162 pages of the catalog are full of the hundreds of the selected and the awarded works in six categories. This magnificient book is of size 20.5 x 22.2 cm.
From Turkey the following artists are selected and represented with one image of their works each; artists whose names are marked with an asterisk (*) are exhibiting more than one work:
Cartoons: Burhanettin Ardagil, Erdogan Basol*, Kamil Yavuz, Kemal Ozyurt*, Mehmet Kahraman*, Musa Gumus*, Nuri Bilgin.
Graphics & Drawings: İsmet Cavusoglu*, Melihat Tuzun*, Suna Ozgur Keskin*, Yasemin Sari*.
Paintings: Sevki Ozer Cevik.
Sculpture: Aziz Baha Urken, Atila Ozer & Sadettin Aygun, Betul Demir Karakaya & Kamuran Ak.
Posters: Ali Feyyaz Fergogce.
Photographs: M. Cagatay Goktan, Sami Solmaz*.
See the prize-winning works at http://humorhouse.globcom.net/engl/bienale/prizewinners.html .

Catalog International Cartoon Competition Golden Keg 2011

Received today the catalog Golden Keg 2011 as one of the participants. The 17th International Cartoon Competition on the Topic of Beer The Golden Keg 2011 received in total 549 works of 221 authors from 41 countries.

The catalog is 15x21 cm in size and has 20 pages including the awarded and some selected cartoons. It is in two languages: Slovak and English.

Fedor Vico, the competition officer and former "Vico-President" of the Bumerang magazine, tells the most interesting (hi)story of the competition in his article titled "The Keg is Rolling on in spite of the Crisis".

PhDr. Jaroslav Reznik says in his "Jury Chairman's Foreword": "It was a unique experience to choose the best of them (cartoons) in the basement of a historical Presov town house in the company of excellent people. Such experiences are not sold by any adrenaline travel agency.
It is unbelievable how beer, transformed into a cartoon, is able to unite. Maybe even more than the one that is drunk".

There is also a short biography of Igor Sevcik (d.2003), the list of participants and the report of the jury in the catalog.


Results International Cartoon Contest Ruse 2011 on theme "Volunteering"


Today, May 18th, the jury (above) of:
Rudy Gheysens – director of European Cartoon Center Kruishoutem, Belgium
Paul De Ruyck - European Cartoon Center Kruishoutem, Belgium
Dominique Termote - European Cartoon Center Kruishoutem, Belgium
Ivaylo Tsvetkov – chairperson of FECO for Bulgaria, cartoon artist
for The Monitor and The Telegraph newspapers and The Tema Magazine
Valentin Georgiev - cartoon artist, illustrator, artist
Elena Velikova - director Ruse Art Gallery
Irina Jordanova - expert in EIC Europe Direct Ruse
examined all the works, received for the international cartoon contest
organized by European Information Center – Europe Direct, in cooperation with Ruse Art Gallery.
47 artists from 26 countries participated with 101 works and the distinguished ones are:
Ist prize – plaque and diploma – Doru Axinte, Romania (Top above)
Two special prizes – plaque and diploma:
Lubomir Mihailov, Bulgaria
Oleksy Kustovski, Ukraine.
Two special diplomas:
Boris Erenburg, Israel
Rahim Asgari, Iran.

The prize of Ruse Art Gallery - Erdogan Basol, Turkey (Above)
The prize of FECO Bulgaria - Irien Trendafilov, Bulgaria.
All of the distinguished works and some selected ones will take part in an exhibition in Ruse Art Gallery which starts on June, 3rd, at 39 Borisova street, Ruse. The works will not be returned to the authors as they are part of the EIC Europe Direct, Ruse collection now. They will be included in an additional exhibition that will be hosted by all of the European Information Centres in Bulgaria.


Spirito di Vino (Wine and Wit) 2011, Italy

Spirito di Vino 2011 - international competition for cartoonists
On May 28th, inauguration day of Cantine Aperte 2011, the twelfth edition of the international competition Spirito di Vino (Wine and Wit) has been lauched. The competition is organised every year by Movimento Turismo del Vino Friuli Venezia Giulia together with the Istituto Europeo di Design, the Municipality and the University of Udine and the Cassa di Risparmio del Friuli Venezia Giulia. The aim of the competition is to collect and select the funniest satirical cartoons concerning the world of wine produced by cartoonists from all around the world.
Since its first edition, Spirito di Vino has been particulary focussed on young artists, who have always proved very willing to take part to the initiative. Today Movimento Turismo del Vino is still carrying out this project with passion and momentum with the aim of raising awareness, not only among young people but also among wine lovers from all around the world, on the need to drink responsibly. This year the competition will no longer be reserved just to young artists below 35 of age, as a new session of artists above 36 years of age will be opened.
Spirito di Vino has always been characterised by its international allure as, since its first edition, it has been very well received by artists from Europe, Russia, Latin America, Japan and China. This cultural mix has resulted in a rich variety of viewpoints concerning the fascinating world of wine. Thanks to Spirito di Vino, satirical cartoons become a common ground enabling participants to express their thoughts and ideas.
To take part to the competition, applicants can send their works of art from May 28th to August 31th 2011 to Movimento Turismo del Vino Friuli Venezia Giulia (Via del Partidor 7 – 33100 Udine), or by visiting the website http://www.mtvfriulivg.it/.
The satirical cartoons will be assessed by a jury chaired by Alfio Krancic – president of the competition - and Giorgio Forattini – honorary president of the competition - and composed of eminent figures from the field of journalism, satire and graphics such as: Emilio Giannelli (cartoonist), Valerio Marini (cartoonist), Gianluigi Colin (Corriere della Sera art director), Franz Botré and Enzo Rizzo (director and deputy director of the magazine Spirito DiVino), Carlo Cambi (editorial manager of the magazine Wine Passion), Paolo Marchi (journalist of Il Giornale), Aldo Colonetti (scientific manager of the Istituto Europeo di Design), Fede & Tinto (Decanter RadioRai radio programme) , Francesco Salvi (actor).
After August 31th, the jury will meet at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milano to select 30 cartoons for each session. A special exhibition will be organised to put the selected cartoons on display. Then, on September 17th 2011, on the backdrop of the food and wine festival Friuli Doc, the three best cartoons of each session will be awarded a selection of wines produced by Movimento Turismo del Vino Fvg partner wineries.
To have further information on the competition:
Movimento Turismo del Vino
Friuli Venezia Giulia
Tel. +39 0432 289540



International Caricature Festival on Safe and Optimal Consumption of Gas 2011, Iran

Safe and Optimal Consumption of Gas
(Consumption Optimization and observation the gas safety tips)
Each participant can send maximum 5 artworks.
Sending (Name, family name, post address, Email address and Tel) of artists just by word file is necessary.
The catalogue will be send to the entire artist that their artworks published in the catalogue.
Artworks must be in 200 dpi by width or length of 1500 pixel by jpg format.
Catalogue of the festival will be dedicated to all artists whose works are printed in the catalogue.
Secretariat of the festival has the copyright of printing and exhibiting the received works.
Attending in the competition means the artists agree with all rules of the festival.
Grand prize: $1000, Honorable mention & Trophy.
First prize: $750, Honorable mention & Trophy.
Second prize: $500, Honorable mention & Trophy.
Third prize: $250, Honorable mention & Trophy.
5 Honorable mention & trophy.
Address for sending artworks:
Sending through internet: jashnvareh@nigc-nkgc.ir ; talangorcartoons@yahoo.com
Sending through courier:
Public relations Dept. of North Khorasan Gas Company, Behdasht St. (Sarv Alley), South Ferdowsi St., Bojnourd, North Khorasan Province, Iran.
Postal Code: 94186-54145
For more information, please send your questions to the following email address: talangorcartoons@yahoo.com
Source: donquichotte


4th International Caricature Competition Nota Bene 2011, Russia

4th International Caricature Competition Nota Bene 2011, Russia
The project is a collaborative effort by the The Artliga Gallery, the Independent Culture Organization and the Museum of Nonconformist Art continue to develop the project, with support from Department of Culture of the City Administration of St. Petersburg.
"Nota Bene or Pay Attention!"
The project's goal is to raise awareness of social problems, which are the cause for concern in Russia and around the world.
This goal is achieved by capitalizing on the creative power of artists from all around the world by organizing an international caricature competition. Selected entries will be shown in exhibitions. Top entries will be awarded prizes and artists will likely see their work used in awareness campaigns.
The project started with the "Beware: Nazism!" exhibition which took place in 2005.
The second exposition "Watch Out: Femida!" was held in 2006.
The third exhibition "Danger:Corruption" took place in 2008.
Participants included artists from Brazil, Uzbekistan, Spain, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Poland, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Germany, Israel, USA, Italy, Armenia, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, Ukraine, Slovakia, China, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Australia, Iran, Bosnia and Russia.
All of the exhibitions are available on the internet at http://www.notabene.org.ru/, where they have been viewed by more than 60,000 people, who left more than 140,000 comments.
The best artwork was displayed at exhibitions in St. Petersburg and Moscow (The House of Journalists, The Andrei Sakharov Museum and Center, and the Museum of Nonconformist Art).
The project’s success convinced us that it needs to continue.
Thus, the topic of our latest international competition is:"CAUTION: PEOPLE"
We hope the artists can summon enough humor in order to show us a hilarious, multifaceted, contradiction view of the phenomenon known as the contemporary person and a contemporary society.
1. Entries must be submitted by August 1, 2011.
2. The competition will be held at the Pushkinskaya 10 Art Center, 10 Pushkinskaya Ulitsa, St. Petersburg.
3. Exhibition will be displayed at:
The Artliga Gallery,10 Pushkinskaya Ulitsa, St. Petersburg.
4. The jury will evaluate and award entries with prizes. The entry that receives the most online votes will also be awarded a prize.
1st prize – 50 000 RUB
2nd prize – 45 000 RUB
3rd prize – 35 000 RUB
The Viewers Choice Award (determined by online voting at http://www.notabene.org.ru/) – 15 000 RUB.
Each contributor will receive a certificate participation and an exhibition catalog. The catalog will be sent to a number of Russian libraries and public organizations.
5. The format is open. Participants not based in St. Petersburg can submit their works electronically on CD/DVD. Submissions made by e-mail should be either in TIFF or JPEG format and have a resolution of at least 300 DPI.
6. Submissions are not returned. After the competition, the work of the participants will be sent to the fund of the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the "Nota Bene" project will receive the right for the non-commercial use of their art. Artists are required to allow Artliga to publish their submissions free of charge in a catalog and other non-commercial publications.
7. The act of submitting a work to the competition will constitute that the artist(s) agrees and accepts these conditions.
Mailing address:
10 Pushkinskaya Street, Office 1, 191049, St. Petersburg, Russia
Email address for questions or submissions: mailto:uar@notabene.org.ru?subject=Completition
Presiding Jurors: Victor Bogorad, Yuly Rybakov.
For more information call: +7 (812) 764-5371, fax: +7 (812) 764-52-07
Source: http://notabene.org.ru/


International Book Cartoon E-Contest 2011, Iran

International Book Cartoon E-Contest 2011, Iran
Country public Libraries institution holds by cooperation of Iranian House of cartoon.
Theme: Book
Book and Library
I Read Book
Everybody Read Book
Read Good Book
Grownup with Book
Future belongs to book readers
- Each participant can send maximum 5 artworks.
- Sending (Name, family name, post address, Email address and Tel) of artists just by word file is necessary.
- The catalogue will be send to the entire artist that their artworks published in the catalogue.
- Artworks must be in 200 dpi by width or length of 1500 pixel by jpg format.
- Subject of “Book Contest” must be mentioned in the send Email.
-Artworks should not have won any prize before!
First prize: $ 2000, Honorable mention & Trophy.
Second prize: $ 1500, Honorable mention & Trophy.
Third prize: $ 1000, Honorable mention & Trophy.
5 Honorable mention & trophy.
Deadline: 6th Sep., 2011
Address for sending artworks: Info@irancartoon.com
Source: http://irancartoon.com/2010/daily/contest/book2011.htm


9th International Cartoon Biennale 2011 Pisek, Czech Republic

Organisers: City of Písek and the Czech Union of Caricaturists
Potential participants: authors from around the world older than 18 years
Number of works: maximum 5
Size of work: A4, A3
Format: in electronic form only (pdf or jpg format, 300 dpi, up to 3 MB)
Entries to the Biennale must be original and still not evaluated in any international competition. Any apparent plagiarisms will be disqualified from the competition.
Applications: Works are to be sent exclusively by using the entry forms located at http://www.cartoon-pisek.cz/ .
By submitting drawings, the Biennale participant consents to these particulars of the competition and to the rules laid down by the Competition Statute (located on the competition‘s website). Contestants agree, among other things, that the drawings may be used to promote the Biennale.
Deadline for submitting artwork: July 11, 2011
Jury: The jury holds members of the organizers as well as Czech and foreign cartoonists and professionals.
It is the exclusive right of the jury to choose the works to be entered into the competition, to choose a collection for exhibition and for the catalogue, and to award the prizes.
Prizes (5 total):
1st place: 1000 € + diploma + trophy
2nd place: 800 € + diploma + trophy
3rd place: 600 € + diploma + trophy
4th place: 400 € + diploma
5th place: 200 € + diploma
The organizer will invite those awarded to the opening ceremony and pay their accommodations for 2 persons for 1 night. Holders of awards from abroad will also receive a contribution for transportation at the maximum amount of EUR 100.
Award-winning authors absent at the opening of the authors will be sent only a financial reward and a certificate.
Financial awards are paid to the authors in EUR in the amount before taxes and subject to taxation under applicable laws.
The exhibition and catalogue: The exhibition will be launched at the ceremonial announcement of the results on September 21, 2011 and will last until October 26, 2011 in the Sladovna Písek o.p.s. (Malthouse), Velké náměstí 113, 39701 Písek, Czech Republic.
Each of the authors whose work is selected for the Biennale exhibition collection will receive one copy of the catalogue which will specifically name all participants of the Biennale.

21st International Festival of Humor ... at Gura Humorului, Romania

Gura Humorului Townhall
„Best Western Bucovina” Hotel
„Terra Design” Print Shop Gura Humorului
„Bucovina” Cultural Centre
The 21st edition, 2011
The 21st edition of „ Humor......at Gura Humorului”, the International Festival of Cartoon and Humorous Literature will be held between 8th and 10th of July, 2011, as part of the Festive Days of Humor City.
1. The Edition theme: Getting Over the Crisis.
2. Original works are accepted, in digital format, created after January, 1st, 2011, which were not published and submitted or awarded prizes to other competitions.
3. Three (3) is the number of papers accepted.
4. The works will be submitted by June, 30th, 2011 (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 A 3
- 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 „Humor......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 minimum 6x9 cm ( on paper) or 710x1065 pix. (digital format).
8. The prizewinners will be notified by July 9th, 2011 to be present for the Awards Festivity held on Sunday, July 10th, 2011.
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 from 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 „Humor......at Gura Humorului” Festival
prof. Elvira Romaniuc - director, Muzeul Obiceiurilor Populare din Bucovina
telephone: 00 40 730 650 741 ; 00 40 740 926 479
e-mail: umorlahumor@gmail.com


11th Barakaldo International Graphic Humour Contest 2011, Spain

.- To pass the public announcement of the 11th International Graphic Humour contest on new Technologies –Barakaldo Hermes Prize 2011, 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 aforementioned is set at four thousand five hundred Euros (4.500 €) charged against the Budget allocation 00700 451802269902. 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:
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.
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 prizewinner at the previous year’s renewal will not be allowed to submit entries to this year’s official announcement.
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. Works must not exceed a single page, with a format not exceeding 800 x 600 pixels per inch, with a minimum resolution of 72 pixels per inch.
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.
Contestants must send an email containing their name, surname(s), address, date of birth, National I.D. Number or NIE number (Foreign Resident ID Number) and contact telephone no. This email is to be sent with the picture file attached in JPG format.
Works containing the author’s details should be sent exclusively by email to:
hermesbarakaldo@barakaldo.org before October 13th 2011.
Presentation of works will imply the granting of permission to the Local Council for the reproduction of images entered, for purely exhibition purposes only. Any such exhibition of the works does not mean that financial benefit will accrue to the authors of the illustrations.
The awarding of the Hermes de Barakaldo prize carries a financial reward amounting to 4500 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 prize winners will have a maximum three months term to supply their details to the awarding organisation in order for the cash 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 prize winner 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.
Any of the prizes may be declared void if none of the works come up to the required minimum qualitative standards.
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.
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 by Mr. Carlos Fernández Martínez Delegate-Councillor of Culture, Education, Basque Language and Sport, who will assume the title of President of the said panel, and, Mr. Prudencio Díaz Lopez de Armentia, Mr. Sergio Román and Miss Gloria Alvarez Casquete, as people of renown prestige in the world of graphic humour and illustration, and Mr. Juan Manuel de Los Santos Aranaz, a Technician in the sphere of Culture, 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.
Rules in languages at source: http://www.barakaldo.org/hermes_2011bases/