4th International Tourism Cartoon Competition 2013, Eskisehir - Turkey

4th International Tourism Cartoon Competition 2013, Eskisehir - Turkey
International Tourism Cartoon Competition is held with the cooperation of Anadolu University Research Center for Caricature Art, Association of Tourism Writers and Journalists (TUYED) and Anatolia: A Journal of Tourism Research. The objective of the competition, which was first held in 2009, is to examine tourism, which is one of the biggest sectors in the world, with its various dimensions. Also, the competition aims to put forward cartoonists’ aspects in terms of travelling population’s experiences and relations during their travel. In this respect, the main objective of this competition is to assess such topics, developments and experiences within the tourism industry as accomodation, transportation, food and beverage, recreation, sightseeing, museums, envirenment, tourist-resident relationships, from cartoonists’ point of view.
Competition is held annually and is open to all cartoonists from all over the world, both amateur and professional. Nearly 100 submitted works which get to the final elimination take place in the Cartoon Book and the reward ceremony of the competition is held in İstanbul.
Theme: Resident* and tourist relationship
The topic of the Fourth International Tourism Cartoon Competition is resident (indigenous people) and tourist (vacationist) relationship.
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 colorful or black and white. On the other hand, performers are required to put signatures on their drawings.
•Drawings must be minimum A4 (21x29,7cm) 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 addresses behind their drawings. Also, they must complete the Participant Information Form placed under submission page and send 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 Anadolu University, Anatolia: A Journal of Tourism Research, Association of Tourism Writers and Journalists and in other printed materials of this organization such as books, catalogs, brochures, postcards, web sites 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 achieved 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 will be organized in April 2013 in Istanbul.
•Cartoons can be sent by way of postal service or Cartoon Submission system.
•Submission deadline is 18 January 2013.
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)
Professor Atila Özer Recognition Award: All inclusive holiday in a five star hotel in Turkey (7 days, 2 persons)
5 (Five) Mentions.
Selection CommitteeAbbas NAASERI Cartoonist, Iran
Hüseyin ÇAKMAK Cartoonist, The Cyprus President of the Federation of Cartoonists Organizations (FECO)
Yoshiaki YOKOTA Cartoonist, The Japanese President of the Federation of Cartoonists Organizations (FECO), Japan
Eray ÖZBEK Cartoonist, Turkey
İbrahim YAZAR Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Turkey
Fehmi KÖFTEOĞLU Tourism Journalist, www.turizmgazetesi.com, Turkey
Osman Nihat AYDOĞAN General Secretary of Association of Tourism Writers and Journalists, Turkey
Bülent ÇELİK Cartoonist, Turkey
Nazmi KOZAK Editor of Anatolia: A Journal of Tourism Research, Anadolu University, Turkey
Mehmet KAHRAMAN Cartoonist, Turkey.
Important Dates
First Announcement: May 2012
Deadline for Submission: 18 January 2013Meeting of the Selection Committee: 25 January 2013
Notification of Winners: March 2013
Award Ceremony: April 2013.
For Further Information
Nazmi KOZAK, Ph.D.
Anadolu University,
School of Tourism and Hotel Management,
Yunus Emre Campus,
26470 Eskisehir/TURKEY
Tel: +90 (222) 335-0580/2133
Fax: +90 (222) 335-6651
Gsm: +90 (532) 286-7584
E-mail: nkozak@anadolu.edu.tr
Postal Address
Volkan GENCE
Anadolu University,
Eğitim Karikatürleri Müzesi,
Akcami Mah., Malhatun Sokak, No: 6,
Odunpazarı, 26030 Eskişehir/TURKEY.
*Resident who living in a place for some length of time.( Source: http://www.tourismcartoons.com/?p=1&l=en ).
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8th International Cartoon Festival Solin 2012, Croatia

The organizer of 8th International festival of cartoon Solin 2012. Is the city Solin. The festival is opened for everyone regardless of nationality, age,sex, or profesion.
Conditions of entry:
1. All entries must be original cartoons. Framed works, also, will not be accepted.
2. Entries can be either black and white or colored.
3. There should be the name, surname and the address on the reverse side of cartoons.
4. Maximum 5 entries will be submitted.
5. Maximum size of entries is A3 format (40x30 cm)
Entry deadline is the 10. August. 2012. Please write ; PRINTED MATTER - NO VALUE.
Kralja Zvonimira 50,
21210 Solin, CROATIA
PLAQUE....................................................1008 EUR
PRIZE CITY SOLIN................................... 3 PRIZE
The exhibition will take place in the galery of the culture home „ZVONIMIR“ Solin on the 24.08.2012.
Authors of works that quality to the exhibition are given a presentation copy of the exhibition catalogue (DVD). The works will be returned only on the special reqest of an autor. The postage EUR5 will be paid by autor. The organizer reserves the right to reproduce the works sent to the festival, Solin 2012, 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.


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2nd International contest of cartoon «Fun in Vassylivka style» 2012, Ukraine

2nd International contest of cartoon «Fun in Vassylivka style» 2012, Ukraine
We declare new International competition of visual humour "Fun in Vassylivka style”. Held competition for development and support of cartoon, humour and satire in the genre of small graphic arts, strengthening of creative and professional international contacts, popularizations of local and other brands too.
Also to the exposure and support of young cartoonists.
Main theme: «Castle». Ancient, old, new, ultranew castles
1 prize - gold medal + diploma
2 prize - silver medal + diploma
3 prize - bronze medal + diploma
Another theme: «Rest and entertainment»
1 prize - gold medal + diploma
2 prize - silver medal + diploma
3 prize - bronze medal + diploma
The terms of work of the contest:
Start sending - from 1 June, 2012 - to 15 August, 2012
Juri work: from 25 August, 2012
The choice of prize works of judge and organizational committee of competition reserve, in obedience to position about a competition. Opening of exhibition and awarding ceremony - from Septembers, 2 - for October, 15 in 2012
Conditions and rules
1. The competition is open, in contest can take part both professional artists and amateurs.
2. On a competition is accepted only author original works.
3. Works, sent an e-mail, are examined ( .jpg, 300 dpi ).
4. Technique of execution - any.
5. The amount of works is unreserved, minimum 2 works from every theme.
6. The works sent on a competition remain in collection of organizational committee of competition.
7. The inquiry of participant must be filled in a letter of seal by English, Russian or Ukrainian ( the form of participant is added ).
8. The works sent on a competition can be exhibited in show-rooms of Vassylivka, other museums, galleries, in decision of organizers and also can be placed on the site of museum.
9. Organizators must write name, surname author, his contry on all works.
10. Copyrights on image, names and texts of works, belong to the author, they do not change. An author carries responsibility for the works in obedience to the current legislation of Ukraine.
11. Pictures which were the before recipients of an award on other competitions, sending is possible, but with an obligatory mark, where and when they were the recipients of an award. The fact of participating means in a competition, that participant accept all terms of competition.
Special conditions
1. On opening of exhibition and ceremony of rewarding of winners can arrive all persons interested, before that warning the organizers of competition. For passage and dwelling they bear expenses.
2. As a result of competition "Fun in Vassylivka style" there will be given out catalogue. All authors, whose works, will enter in a catalogue after the conclusions of judge, will get the free catalogue of competition by mail.
3. Organizers and sponsors of competition can enter a few special prizes after receipt all works on a competition.
International contest of cartoon «Fun in Vassylivka style»
Tchekist str. 7/96
Vassylivka city, Zaporozhye reg.
71600 Ukraine.
Web-page: vasarthumor.at.ua
e-mail: vasarthumor@mail.ua
Source: http://vasarthumor.at.ua/index/uslovija_konkursa/0-6 .


Results 17th International Cartoon Exhibition Zagreb 2012, Croatia

The 17th International Exhibition of Cartoons ZAGREB 2012
has seen the arrival of 728 works of 347 authors from 53 countries.
THE WINNERS (From top down)
More info on hdk .


AYACC 2012 • International Cartoon and Animation Competition

AYACC 2012 • International Cartoon and Animation Competition
Host Units:
Joint hosts:
Germany Cartoon (http://www.donquichotte.org/)
Iranian House of Cartoon (http://www.irancartoon.com/)
Brazil Cartoon (http://www.brazilcartoon.com/)
Cartoon News Center (http://www.cartooncenter.net/)
Red Man Art International (http://www.redmanart.com/)
• • • • •
Still image work (Cartoon \ Comics \ illustration \ Caricature) section
The competition is open to amateur and professional cartoonists from all over the world.
1) AYACC Contest is authorized by the Asian–Pacific Animation & Comics Association and hosted by the Culture Industry Development Dept. of Culture Ministry of China and Guiyang government.
2) AYACC aims to be the top annual award for world original animation and comics.
3) Theme:
A) Art and Artist
B) Sport / Olympic / Football
C) Crisis
D) Free.
4) Format(Section)
(A) Animated work: pass over
(B) Still image work:
Single-frame work(cartoon); comic strips; illustration.
5) Qualification:
The applicant has the copyrights of the work.
(A) Entry for the Category (A) (Animated Works):
Sent electronically to:

(B) Entry for the Category (B) (Still Image Works):
Digital works can be sent electronically to:
The format should be ".JPG " in a minimum size of 300 dpi.
Any compressed work such as ".RAR " format is not allowed.
Original work should be mail to adress:

Please to write more clearly the “AYACC 2012” in the envelope.
All works must be subtitled in English.
6) Eligibility
(A) The competition is open to amateur and professional cartoonists from all over the world.
(B) The applicant may enter multiple works, there are no limited of entry number.
7) Award and Prizes
(A)Animation Awards: pass over
(B)Still image work (for Cartoon and Comics) Awards
General Prize:
Special Jury Prize——Best artworks:
Best cartoon (1)---------------------------10000RMB
Best Comics Strips(1)---------------------------10000RMB
Best Illustration(1)---------------------------10000RMB
Best Character Image (1)---------------------------3000RMB
Most Innovative Design (1)---------------------------3000RMB
Best Students’ works(5)---------------------------2000RMB/each
Other honors.
- The organizing committee will inform all nominated prize winners the results of the contest before the awarding ceremony.
- The organizing committee will invite ONE representative from each award to be present at the awarding ceremony and provide the invitees the transportation tickets and accommodations during the time of the awarding ceremony.
- The nominated applicants who participate in the awarding ceremony will have a free-of-charge pass, offered by the organizing committee.
- Trophies and certificates will be awarded prize winners and nominated applicants.
- All prizewinners are solely responsible for paying taxes in connection with any monetary award, in accordance with all applicable local laws.
8) Submission Period
Entry Deadline: August 10, 2012
9) Condition
(A) Each submission is allowed to submit to AYACC once. Works awarded in other contests can be submitted.
(B) Entry form (see above) is not required for each submission. But entries must be accompanied by author's full name, address, telephone (or fax) and email. Please download the entry form on web site:
http://www.redmanart.com/en/bencandy.php?fid=6&id=426 .
(C) Submission will not be returned; so please do not send us your only copy.
(D) Any submission sent by Internet will be accepted.
10) Awarding Ceremony
The Awarding Ceremony will be held on August 21, 2012, in Guiyang, Guizhou Province, China.
(A) The organizer of the Contest will issue the prizes and certificates.
(B) The organizing committee reserves all rights for final explanation.
11) The Right to Utilize the Work
- The applicant acknowledges and agrees that the Work (in whole or in part) may be reproduced and be widely utilized by the Organizer or its affiliated companies by means of broadcast (regardless of media), online transmission (including but not limited to the internet and mobile communications), exhibition, and distribution (e.g. in the form of a videogram).
- For the sole purpose of publicizing the Award and the future AYACC or similar award(s) organized by the Organizer, the Organizer shall have the right, without notice to the applicant, to utilize the Work in whole or in part by means of broadcast (regardless of media), online transmission (including but not limited to the internet and mobile communications), exhibition, and distribution (e.g. in the
form of a videogram) free of any payment to the applicant, in perpetuity.
12) Contact Information
Any questions:
Web site: http://www.redmanart.com/en/bencandy.php?fid=6&id=426
Web site: http://www.ayacc.org/ .


22nd "Humor......at Gura Humorului", the International Festival of Cartoon and Humorous Literature 2012, Romania

Gura Humorului Townhall
„Best Western Bucovina” Hotel
„Terra Design” Print Shop Gura Humorului
The „Bucovina” Cultural Centre
The 22nd edition, 2012

The 22nd edition of „ Humor......at Gura Humorului”, the International Festival of Cartoon and Humorous Literature will be held between 13th and 15th of July, 2012.
1. The Edition theme: The Opportunists.
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. Two (2) is the number of papers accepted.
4. The works will be submitted by June, 25th, 2012 (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 7th, 2012 to be present for the Awards Festivity held on Sunday, July 15th, 2012.
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 .


Results 3rd International Ramiz Gokce 2012 Cartoon Contest, Cyprus

WORK: 483
THEME: A World without Engineers
Musa Kayra, M. Serhan Gazioğlu, Hüseyin Çakmak, Cemal Tunceri, Mustafa Tozakı, Arif A. Albayrak, Hasan Amca, Sıtkı Gökçe, Gamze Yaman, Melih Kinaş, Barış Balcıoğlu, Murat Kabakuşak.
First Prize: Uğur Pamuk [Turkey] 1000 USD + Plaque;
Second Prize: Ufuk İpek [Cyprus] 500 USD + Plaque;
Third Prize: Ilya Katz [Israel] 300 USD + Plaque;
Special Prizes [Plaque]: Sergey Sichenko [Israel], Ivailo Tsvetkov [Bulgaria], Cengiz Beysoydan [Cyprus], Aytur Şahinbay [Turkey], Dolgun Dalgıçoğlu [Cyprus], Stefan Despodov [Bulgaria], Henryk Cebula [Poland], Karoly Lugosi [Hungary], Valeriy Mohylnyy [Ukraine], Shaharam Rezaei [Iran], Sergey Elkin [Russia].
Winning works are among the Candidate Works for Award Candidacy .


La Ghignata 2012: XVIII International Exhibition of Satire, Humor and Comics


Event organized by Fondazione Franco Fossati, in collaboration with Comune of Monza - Town Hall of Monza City.
From Saturday the 10th to Sunday the 25th November 2012 the exhibition site of Galleria Civica of Monza will host GHIGNATA IN PINK “THE WOMAN” featuring works from Italian and International artists.
The theme for this year 2012 is The WOMAN.
The annual appointment of "LA GHIGNATA" has reached the eighteenth edition, collecting both national and international appreciations, in previous editions were faced great topics and big issues of EXPO 2015 such as food, energy, transport and school, trying to stir up reflections, thoughts and comparisons with different realities, with the collaboration of authors from all around the world by means of their drawings. This feature has always attached great importance to the festival, as a way to point attention on major issues, often controversial, definitely serious, but using a "weapon" as the humor which becomes a kind of direct, popular and global language.
This year “LA GHIGNATA” is tinged in rose, facing the female universe crosswise its thousand of facets, hosts and protagonists will be the authoresses from all the world, deliberately free to express a different view about equality, family, violence, love, and so on, through their drawings and a female sense of humor.
At the beginning of the third millennium conditions and life of women idolized or murdered pass from the highest positions of political and economic power to slavery, and in the middle of these opposite poles a universe of diatribes, conflicts, victories or lost in which women, mothers, daughters or lovers are the main characters.
Always satellites of male chauvinist and victims of machismo, denied of their own light, but able to brighten the most dark scenery. Strong, tenacious, sweet and sensitive, when women express themselves in all fields of art allows the overflow of all their passion, wit and intelligence. With these premises LA GHIGNATA will be definitely a special edition, full of expectation and critical contents.
Luigi F. Bona, Fondazione Franco Fossati - President
Liviano Riva, Creator and Editor - La Ghignata.
• Artists can send up to 4 works, which will then be judged and chosen for the exhibition.
• The deadline for the submission of the works is the 30th of July 2012, so to allow enough time for the creation of the exhibition catalogue and its effective advertising plan.
• All the images need to be submitted electronically (300 DPI min., HiRes JPG) to both these addresses:
la.ghignata@livianoriva.it e fondazione@francofossati.eu .
• By participating to “La Ghignata” artists will implicitly agree to give their consent to exhibit their work at the exhibition and to reproduce it for the relevant catalogue. The reproduction of the work(s) will be part of the road show held by Fondazione Franco Fossati; no commercial use of the works will be allowed without the artists’ authorisation.
Artists are kindly required to fill and send the below entry form via email.
Please write EXPO GHIGNATA 2012 as the subject of your email.
For further info:
Melina Gatto (Head of International Relations & Exhibitions)
Mobil phone 389 1650276 e-mail melina.gatto@museowow.it
Liviano Riva (Director)
Mobil phone 338 6798441 e-mail: liviano@rivaliviano.it .
Entry-form on source: ecc-kruishoutem .

XIX International Exhibition of Arts of Humor, Alcalá 2012 - Spain

The General Foundation of the University of Alcalá, through the Instituto Quevedo del humor announces the XIX International Exhibition of Arts of Humor around the subjects of The Economic Crisis.
1.‐Participation is open to professional Graphic Humour and Cartoon artists who publish or have published in national or international media.
2.‐In order to participate in the Exhibition, every artist must send a piece on the theme "The economic crisis”. It can be a vignette, a comic strip or a caricature. Together with the piece, the artist will properly fill out and send the form that is available in the web page: http://www.miah.iqh.es/ . The organization reserves the right to invite any author/s it considers appropriate.
3.‐All art pieces must be original and can be made using any technique and medium. They must be signed and dated. When using a digital technique, the artist must send a signed impression of the work and send a digital copy in JPG or TIFF format and 300 dpi minimum resolution. The maximum format will be 297 x 420 mm. (A3 11.7 x 16.5 inches).
4.‐All pieces will be sent properly wrapped (it is recommended to protect them with flat cardboard). The organization won't take responsibility on any possible damage occurred during transportation. All shipping charges will be at the participant's expense.
5.‐All art pieces will be sent before June 30, 2012 to the following address:
Fundación General de la Universidad de Alcalá
XIX Muestra Internacional de las Artes del Humor
C/ Nueva, 4. 28801 Alcalá de Henares.
Madrid. España.

It is essential to comply with the noted date for the adequate planning of the catalogue and design of the exhibition.
6.‐A selection of the pieces submitted (carried out by the Selection Commission) will be exhibited in the XIX International Exhibition of the Arts of Humor (MIAH 2012).
7.‐All pieces submitted will be kept at the Graphic Humour Archives of the General Foundation of the University of Alcalá (except specific indication to the contrary, for which the artist must write on the reverse of the piece “Devolución”), and will be used for its spaces, travelling exhibitions and publications.
8.‐The submission of the piece means that the author authorizes the General Foundation of the University of Alcalá to reproduce it and exhibit it, as long as the name of the artist is displayed and the objective is the media coverage of the Exhibition and the rest of activities of the General Foundation of the University of Alcalá within the field of Graphic Humour and/or of this call (edition of catalogues, posters, leaflets, media coverage, web page, etc.), and in any case it generates any type of obligation on the author's part.
9.‐The organization will communicate through the Exhibition web page the list of participants with submitted piece and the list of selected pieces. Those people whose piece is selected will be able to attend the opening and all other parallel activities, for which they will be informed of the accommodation and maintenance conditions.
10.‐At the end of the exhibition in Alcalá, those people with selected pieces will receive a copy of the catalogue, which will be edited to mark the celebration of the Exhibition.
11.‐The organization reserves the right to not exhibit those pieces considered to infringe individual or collective rights.
12.‐The participation on this Exhibition means the acceptance of these conditions of entry.


1st International Graphic Humor Salon of Pernambuco with theme "Woman"

1st International Graphic Humor Salon of Pernambuco (SIHG-PE) 2012, Brazil
The theme for the 1st International Graphic Humor Salon of Pernambuco (SIHG-PE) is THE WOMAN. Our goal is to promote a reflection on gender equality and inequality, as well as the differences between sexes, by way of a contest of cartoons and caricatures. You’re invited to pour some ink over this discussion. Through this exhibition, and through an all-female jury, the SIHG-PE also wants to pay homage and give visibility to artists who actively contribute to the development of graphic humor in Brazil and abroad.
This is a competitive exhibition, divided into two categories of cartoon and caricature, and with THE WOMAN as a specific theme.
a) All graphic artists, be them amateurs or professionals, Brazilian or foreign, are allowed to participate.
b) Each contestant can send 1 (one) or up to 2 (two) original works in each category: cartoon and caricature.
c) When applying to this contest the candidate is aware that he’s the sole responsible for the veracity of all information and authorship of the works presented, being susceptible to civil and criminal charges, both during and after the contest, if the provided information or the work’s authorship is proved to be false.
d) People working directly with SIHG-PE’s organization, production and marketing are not allowed to participate.
a) Application forms are available at http://www.sihg.com.br/ .
b) Application can only be done via the website.
c) Each contestant must fill in one application form for each category, attaching in it the correspondent work.
d) Works must be in A3 format (297 mm x 420 mm), horizontal or vertical, in JPEG format, and with a resolution of 300 DPI.
e) The Salon’s organization is not responsible for applications or works invalidated due to technical difficulties in computers, network traffic, malfunctions in communication lines, as well as any other issues that makes impossible for the correct application via the Salon’s website.
f) Applications will be confirmed via e-mail.
g) Application implies that the contestant accepts the rules for the contest in its full terms, including acceptance of the contest’s results as well as the destination and use of the original works of art.
a) The property of ALL the enrolled works sent to the contest will be transferred to the SIHG, which will use its property rights in unrestricted and exclusive ways according to its interests. This will not incur in any kind of indemnification to the authors.
b) After selection, the selected works will be displayed at the SIHG-PE exhibition. The list with all the selected works will be published at www.sihg.com.br.
a) Works will be received until 0h00 am (Brasília Time), 1 September 2012.
b) Judgement will occur on 19 October 2012.
c) Exhibition will occur from 21 October to 19 November 2012.
a) Creativity, originality and pertinence to the theme will be the criteria for the selection and prize of all works. Evaluation will be within the responsibility of a judging commission, whose decisions must be accepted and not refuted in any way.
b) Works sent to the SIHG will be submitted to two juries: one for the selection and another one for the prize. The first, formed from professionals in the graphic humor field, will select 120 (one hundred and twenty) works for the exhibition and the catalog. The prizewinners will be chosen among the selected works.
c) From the 120 (one hundred and twenty) selected works, 6 (six) will be rewarded and given 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes within each category.
d) The judging commission may select up to three works in each category to be rewarded with a Honored Mention, which does not include prize in money.
e) Cases not described within the present rules will be analyzed by the jury.
a) The selected artist will be rewarded with the following prizes, according to the categories:
1st Place ................................R$ 6.000,00 (six thousand reais) plus trophy;
2nd Place ................................R$ 3.000,00 (three thousand reais) plus trophy;
3rd Place ................................R$ 1.000,00 (one thousand reais) plus trophy;
1st Place ................................R$ 6.000,00 (six thousand reais) plus trophy;
2nd Place ................................R$ 3.000,00 (three thousand reais) plus trophy;
3rd Place ................................R$ 1.000,00 (one thousand reais) plus trophy;
Honored Mention ................. Certificate
Rewarded prizes totalize R$ 20,000 (twenty thousand reais).
b) All the selected artists for the exhibition will have their works published in SIHG’s catalog.
c) Winners will be disclosured at 4 pm on 20 October 2012, upon the opening of the exhibition and at SIHG’s website. Winners will be informed of their prizes via mail, phone or e-mail.
d) Prizes will be paid up to 40 (forty) days after disclosure, via bank deposit.
e) Prizes are subject to legal taxes in force at the time of its attribution.
Source: http://www.sihg.com.br/regulamento_eng.php .


International Cartoon Contest 2012 Sinop, Turkey


The purpose of this contest is to encourage cartoonists to think and work on “Youth, Sports, Peace, and Tolerance”, and contribute to the friendship among countries and people by using the cartoons.
1- The contest is open to all amateur and professional cartoonists.
2- The subject of the contest is “Youth, Sports, Peace, and Tolerance”. The cartoonists can handle the subject either as a whole topic or separate topics.
3- The technique is free. The work of the cartoonist may have been published before. However, it cannot have won any awards previously.
4-A cartoonist can join the contest with maximum of 5 cartoons, but each cartoonist can only have one award.
5- The maximum size fort he cartoons must be A3 (29,9 cm X 42 cm), 300 dpi by width in jpg format.
6- The cartoons must be sent to the following e-mail address until 1st August 2012 (DEADLINE EXTENDED: 1 SEPTEMBER 2012):
7-The contestants are expected to write their name, surname, e-mail address, phone number, and short bio and send them in a word file with an attached photo. The contestants under the age of 18 must write their ages as there will be a “Youth Award” category.
8- The cartoons which are in degree or in exhibition will be published in an album which will also be sent to the holders of these cartoons.
9- The exhibition will be held with the Award Ceremony whose exact date will be announced later.
The First: $ 1000 + plaquet
The Second: $ 750 + plaquet
The Third: $ 500 + plaquet
Three contestants whose ages are under 18: $ 100.
There will be private awards of other associations.
11- All the expenses of the winners except for the transportation will be paid.
12- Selector Board: Aşkın Ayrancıoğlu (Turkey), Erhan Yaşar Babalık (Turkey), Vladimir Kazanevsky (Ukraine), Seyit Saatçi (Turkey), Agim Sulaj (Albania), and Mikhail Zlatkovsky (Russia).
13- The cartoons will be kept in the archive of the institution and can be used in posters, handouts, calendars, magazines, and newspapers. The publication will be sent to the holder of that cartoon.
14- By sending his/her works, and participating in the contest, the cartoonists agree to the mentioned rules and conditions.
Organization Committee.


Main theme in 24th Olense Kartoenale 2012: Puzzles and puzzlers

Annual Cartoon Contest – Rules and regulation 2012
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 ’Puzzles and puzzlers’. Also this year Amnesty International offers a special prize to the best cartoon with theme ‘everyone has right to energy’.
3. Entries
• Contributions have to be originally drawn or printed (digital works) cartoons, in black and white or colour. They shouldn’t contain an explanation of the drawing.
• 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 theme.
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: 24 September 2012
The deadline is 24 september 2012. 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: 400 euro
3rd prize: 250 euro
4th prize: 200 euro
5th prize: 150 euro.
For the youth category:
1st prize: 225 euro
2nd prize: 200 euro
3rd prize: 175 euro
4th prize: 125 euro.
Prize of the city of Bialogard (only for Polish participants): 200 euro
Special prize: “poverty and human rights”: 350 euro.
10. Prize Ceremony and Exhibition
The prize ceremony will take place at Friday 9 November 2012 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 personally invited.
A selection of the cartoons will also be exhibited at the same address an can be visited:
• Sunday 11 November 2012
• All working days from Monday 14 November 2011 till the end of January 2013 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.
Entry Form here .
WEB: http://www.olen.be/ .
Regulation in languages .


Results 12th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition

Results of the 12th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition 2012, Canada
The jury of the 12th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition, composed of Rod Macdonell, Gord McIntosh and Bado, met last month to choose the winners.
Their picks will be announced at the World Press Freedom Day Luncheon at the NAC in Ottawa today.
Grand Prize: Liz França (Brazil)
Second Prize: Riber Hansson (Sweden)
Third Prize: Hicabi Demirci (Turkey) (See top)
Awards of Excellence:
Ali Miraee (Iran)
Bruce MacKinnon (Canada)
Didie SW (Indonesia)
Haddad (France)
Le Hic (Algeria)
Marco De Angelis (Italy)
Pierre Brignaud (Canada)
Trayko Popov (Bulgaria)
Wand Da Peng (China)
Pov (Mauritius).
Source: bado-badosblog .

Results of the 5th International "Smiling Cat" Cartoon Web Contest 2012

Results of the 5th International "Smiling Cat" Cartoon Web Contest 2012, Azerbaijan
THEME: 1) Cartoon: Jury
Golden Cat Prize: Trophy+Diploma: Tsocho PEEV - Bulgaria
Silver Cat Prize: Trophy+Diploma: Nekra - Kosova
Bronze Cat Prize: Trophy+Diploma: Oguz Gurel - Turkey
Honorable Mention: Valentin Georgiev - Bulgaria
Honorable Mention: Ahmet Ozturklevent - Turkey
Encouragement award: Mohammad Akbari - Iran
Special Prize of "Don Quichotte": Darko Drljevic - Montenegro
Special Prize of "Humor" Cartoon Magazine: Clayton Rabelo – Brasil.
THEME: 2) Caricature: World cartoonists
Golden Cat Prize: Trophy+Diploma: Alireza PAKDEL - Iran (Angel Boligan)
Silver Cat Prize: Trophy+Diploma: GUAICO - Colombia (Massoud S. Tabatabai)
Bronze Cat Prize: Trophy+Diploma: Marco DAgostino - Italy (Ronald Searle)
Honorable Mention: Walter Toscano - Peru (Omar F. Turcios)
Honorable Mention: Pablo Lopez - Uruguay (Picasso)
Encouragement award: Hülya Erşahin - Turkey (Ronald Searle) (See top)
Special Prize of "Cartoon News Center": Nicola Jennings - England (Seyran Caferli).
All prize-winning cartoons on source: http://www.cartooncenter.net/the_results_SC_2012.htm .