5th International Cartoon Competition New Izvestia 2013, Russia

New Izvestia announces its 5th International Cartoon Competition devoted to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi
Contest Rules: 
The international contest, «Faster, Higher, Funnier» is open for participation to everyone. The New Izvestia's jury accepts new caricatures as well as the works which were previously exhibited or awarded at other contests. However, the jury will give preference to authors of new pictures while choosing the contest prize winners.
Techniques: Authors are allowed to use any kind of drawing techniques including computer graphics.
Images: All caricatures must be submitted only electronically at the New Izvestia website. Maximum size of a submitted picture is 3 MB, minimum length of the caricature's bigger side is 1200 px. We accept only .jpg files. For submitting images to New Izvestia you may be asked to install a free Java software.
Deadline: The deadline of the contest is December 31, 2013.
Contest Prizes:
* Main prize – $1.500
* Second prize – $1.000
* Third prize – $500
* Ten Diplomas of Honor.
According to the laws of the Russian Federation, all money prizes are taxable.
Chairman of the contest jury is Mikhail Zlatkovsky – a political caricaturist, New Izvestia.
The contest organizers reserve the right to use submitted works at their discretion with no compensations to authors.
Announcement of the new cartoon contest.
Contest Rules & Prizes.

The exhibition "Spirit of Gandhi in Egypt" at the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture

Inauguration of an Exhibition "Spirit of Gandhi in Egypt" at the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture
To mark the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi on 2 October, which was announced as the International Day of Non-violence by the UN General Assembly in 2007, the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC) will organize an exhibition entitled "Spirit of Gandhi in Egypt." The exhibition will contain prize winning entries for the poster competition which was conducted by the Indian Embassy in 2012 under the title "Did you sense the Spirit of Gandhi in Tahrir?" as well as caricatures on Mahatma Gandhi by prominent artists of the Egyptian Caricature Society. Ambassador Suri will talk about the relevance of Gandhi’s philosophy and ideas in today’s world.
The exhibition of posters consists of a symbolic number of colourful designs from India, Egypt and other African countries received by the Embassy for the poster design contest which was launched on 2nd of October, 2012. The contest was open for youth from Egypt, India and other African countries. The jury, which included Head of Fine Arts Sector Dr. Salah El Meleigy, artist Mohamed Ablah and Director of a leading design firm 'the Ideaworks', Mr. Sudhir Horo, received 84 entries for the adult section and 37 entries for the children’s section. About 20 of these posters will be exhibited. The Egyptian winner, Amr Shalaan, who visited the National Institute of Design in India as part of his prize, will give a short presentation on his experiences.
The exhibition will also see a selection of caricatures on Mahatma Gandhi, including various facets of his life, by prominent artists of the Egyptian Caricature Society. The Caricature Society is actively collaborating with the Embassy in creating a collection of portraits of prominent Indian personalities, including politicians, filmstars, and other leading figures.
The Exhibition will be inaugurated by the Ambassador Mr. Navdeep Suri, at 6:00pm on 2 October at the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC), 23, Talaat Harb, Downtown Cairo. The exhibition will remain open till the 10th of October, except for Fridays and Saturdays.
WEB: www.indembcairo.com.
(Also on facebook.)


Green is the theme in VI. Baja Cartoon Competition 2013, Hungary

VI. Baja Cartoon Competition 2013, Hungary
Theme: GREEN (everything is green)
Competition details:
1.) Participants can submit up to three original cartoons in A/4 or A/3 size, using any technique. Prints of cartoons produced or coloured with software can also be submitted on condition that it has the cartoonist’s original signature and the print’s serial number.
2.) The participants should write their name, address, phone number and e-mail address on the back of the cartoons.
3.) Deadline for entries: 15. 12. 2013.
4.) Postal address for entries (please note the order!):
István Kelemen
Bajza J. u. 19.
5.) For information or enquiries about the competition contact:
e-mail: grafikuskelemen@gmail.com
6.) Awards:
I. prize: 100.000 HUF
II. prize: 60.000 HUF
III. prize: 50.000 HUF
+ three diploma.
7.) The opening ceremony and prize distribution will be at 01. 2014.
8.) The organizer will use the entries in the following locations:
- Digital or paper catalog
- The material exhibition of invitation, poster, leaflets, etc.
- Report on media television, newspapers, magazines, etc.
9.) For the list and works of participants and for any other information visit: www.grafikuskelemen.hu.
10.) We do not send back the cartoons.


Winners in the 8th International Cartoon Contest Brăila 2013, Romania

Results of the 8th International Cartoon Contest Brăila 2013, Romania
Theme: Free
34 country / 118 cartoonists / 418 cartoons.
Tudor Octavian - art critic
Mihai Stănescu - cartoonist
Leonte Năstase - cartoonist
Mihai Boacă - cartoonist
Costel Pătrăşcan - cartoonist.
GRAND PRIZE: Julian Pena-PAI (Romania)
FIRST PRIZE: Nir Molad & Amos Ellenbogen (Israel)
SECOND PRIZE: Luc Descheemaeker - O-Sekoer (Belgium)
THIRD PRIZE: Peter Nieuwendijk (Holland).
Sergey Sichenko (Israel)
Slobodan Srdic (Serbia)
Makhmudjon Eshonkulov (Uzbekistan).
Source: caricaturi-dum-dum.


Results the 17th Salon of Antiwar Cartoons, Kragujevac 2013, Serbia

The jury:
1. Antonio Antunes, cartonist (Portugal), president
2. Miodrag Stojilovic, director of Salon of antiwar cartoon, journalist (Serbia)
3. Toso Borkovic, cartoonist (Serbia)
4. Jugoslav Vlahovic, cartoonist (Serbia)
5. Spiro Radulovic, cartoonist (Serbia).
The awards:
Grand prix "The Peace Messanger" (1500 euros): MASSOUD SHOJAI TABATABAI (Iran) (Top)
2. Gold plaque (1000 euros): OMER CAM (Turkey) (Second top)
3. Silver plaque (800 euros): PAWEL KUCZYNSKY (Poland)
4. Bronze plaque (500 euros): ALEKSANDAR BLATNIK (Serbia)
5. The Mayor of Bydgoszcz award (750 euros): COSTANTIN SUNNERBERG (Belgium)
6. The city of Ingolstat award (500 euros): MUHAMED DJERLEK MAX (Serbia)
7. The City of Bielsko-Biala award (500 euros): PAOLO DALPONTE (Italy)
8. The City Surenes award (500 euros): JOVAN PROKOPLJEVIC (Serbia)
9. The City of Pitesti award (500 euros): MILANKO KALICANIN (Serbia)
10. The City of Carrara award (500 euros): NIKOLA PETKOV (Serbia)
The Diplomas:
1. ROSS THOMSON (Great Britan)
2. MIHAI IGNAT (Romania)
Source: http://www.cartoonas.com/results/kragujevac13.pdf.


International Cartoon Contest Knokke-Heist 2014, Belgium

RULES 2014
All persons over 18 years of age are eligible to participate in this international contest. Participants shall agree to the terms and conditions of the rules and the decisions of the jury. Belgian law governing withholding tax on prizes won by foreign participants applies. Participation is free of charge. Deadline 22.12.2013.
A cartoon is a humorous drawing. This may be a caricature of a famous person, a parody of a real situation, or simply a picture of a funny situation. The cartoon may consist of one image or take the form of a short comic strip. No moving images allowed.
Participants are free to choose the theme of their entries.
a. Regulations
Maximum 5 submissions per person, black and white or colour.
The cartoons must not contain text. Drawings can also be made digitally.
They must be packaged flat and not folded. Works under glass, framed or in other materials will not be accepted.
They must not have been exhibited in Belgium or awarded in other countries.
b. Entries
Digital entries
Digital entries may be sent after completing the form on the website www.cartoonfestival.be and attaching the cartoons. The name of the cartoons must contain the entrant’s name, first name and title. The cartoons must not be larger than A4 format (21 x 30 cm) resolution of 300 DPI in JPEG and TIFF format.
Entries by post
Entries may only be sent by post after the form has been completed on the website and the form is enclosed with the entry. Dimensions min. 21 x 30 cm or max. 30 x 42 cm.
The entrant’s name, first name and address must be written on the back of each cartoon.
Your participation is only valid if we have received your fully completed entry form on our website. Entries are submitted at the expense of the entrants. The selected cartoons wil be tramed with a passe-partout for the exhibition.
By participating, entrants grant the organizing body the right to use their entries as advertising for the “International Cartoon Festival” and the seaside resort Knokke-Heist (e.g. as cartoon book, catalogue, advertising in the press and other media, separate promotional printed works such as posters, leaflets, etc., promotional gifts by the city council and/or cartoon festival organizers, calendar).
A professional jury will make a selection from the entries for the exhibition and will declare the prize winners.
All submitted works shall become the property of the organizing body.
In collaboration with “Davidsfonds” Leuven, a cartoon book will be published, subject to budgetary and technical constraints. Selected participants will be entitled to one copy.
Entry Form + Rules in languages here.


Results of the Accessible Izmir 2013 International Cartoon Contest, Turkey

ACCESSIBLE IZMIR 2013 International Cartoon Contest Results
Theme “Remove the Obstacles
520 cartoons were submitted from all over the world for the contest.
On the 7th of September the jury convened and chose the best works
and the cartoons which will be exhibited.
Jury Members:
Latif Demirci (Chair)
Gören Bulut
Ertan Ayhan Sertöz
Raif Gökkuş
Engin Boğaz
Ömer Çam
Mustafa Yıldız
Cem Güzeloğlu
Hikmet Savatlı.
The Winners:
First Prize: Ikhsan Dwiono (Indonesia) (See top)
Second Prize: Reynerio Tamayo Fonseca (Cuba)
Third Prize: Norbert Van Yperzeele (Belgium)
Honorable Mention: Konstantin Kazanchev (Ukraine)
Honorable Mention: Oleksy Kustovsky (Ukraine)
Special Prize (Association of Cartoonists): Halit Kurtulmuş Aytoslu (Turkey).
Cartoonists whose works will be exhibited:
Abbas Naseri
Yücel Meral
William H. Lockett
Vladimir Kazanevsky
Luc Vernimmen
Oğuz Gürel
Valery Momot
Arnis Sotirios
Aşkın Ayrancıoğlu
Slobodan Butik
Birol Çün
Rail Fernando
Pitter Klaus
Nuhsal Işın
Nikola Listes
Mete Ağaoğlu
Mehdi Afradi
Makhmud Eshonqulov
Jordan Pop Iliev
Irien Trendafilov
Güray Gönültaş
Fredy Martinez
Fırat Saraç
Engin Selçuk
Luc Descheemaeker
Darko Drljevic
Dariush Ramezani
Daniel Edvardo
Constantin Pavel
Andrea Bersani
Amir Amini
Ahmed Reza Sohrabi
Rafael Correa.
See all prize-winning-cartoons here.


Results of the 4th International City and Citizen Cartoon Contest, Tabriz 2013, Iran

Results of the 4th International City and Citizen Cartoon Contest, Tabriz 2013, Iran
Theme: Municipal Waste
JURY: Vladimir Kazanevsky / Ukraine - Oleg Goutsol / Ukraine - Sayid Rahimi / Iran.
First prize: Trip to Tabriz next year -1200 dollar - Diploma: Grzondziel Krzysztof - Poland
Second prize: Trip to Tabriz next year - 750 dollar - Diploma: Tsvetkov Ivailo - Bulgaria
3rd prize: Trip to Tabriz next year - 500 dollar - Diploma: Benjamim Cafali - Brazil (See top).
Mahmood Nazari - Iran
Atefe Yariyan - Iran
Makhmudjon Eshonkulov - Uzbekistan
Popov Andrei - Russia
Nodar Khodeli - Georgia
First prize: Alisa Koryakina - Russia
Second prize: Armin Morsali - Iran
3rd prize: Amin Shahmohammadi - Iran.
All prize-winning cartoons here.


Winners in the 1st Tety Humorfest 2013, Romania

And the WINNERS are...
1st Prize / GOLDEN BEARD / 500 €: Fadi Abou Hassan - Damasc, SYRIA, for the work “Freedom";
2nd Prize / SILVER BEARD / 300 €: Joao BOSCO Jaco de Azevedo - Belem, BRAZILIA, for the work “Van Gogh";
3rd Prize / BRONZE BEARD / 200 €: Willem Rasing - Amsterdam, HOLLAND, for the work "Past & Future".
Honorary Prize "In Memoriam MOLNAR DENES": Ion Sfariac - Tg. Mures, ROMANIA.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Winners & Thanks to ALL those who've been submitted ALL the 649 Cartoons for the First Edition of TETY HUMORFEST 2013. Soon we'll publish the Winner works on www.facebook.com/TetyHumorfest and later albums with the selected works. Keep on SMILING! :)


7th International Salon of Humor from Paraguaçu Paulista 2013-14, Brazil

7th International Salon of Humor from Paraguaçu Paulista 2013-14, Brazil
Registrations until December 02, 2013. Opening - January 16, 2014.
All the professional or amateur cartoonists can register unpublished works, since they have not been rewarded in another contests and expositions until the date of closing of the registrations (12-02-2013). Each author can register up to three (3) works for category, developed in any technique including them elaborated by computers. For each work sent, the author must fill one(1) registration form. In the case of shipping for CD, to enclose file with the author's data.
The theme will be free for the two categories
(Political Cartoon and Caricatures) and with theme specified in Thematic Cartoon. The format will be the A3 (297X420mm) without frames and mounted on cardboard in case of the originals.
All the works, including the originals, they can be sent through for e-mail or CD, digitalized in 300DPI, color way RGB, in the format JPG (high quality) or PDF obeying the maximum limit of 2,0 MB for each work. The works can be sent through the website in the section Registration Form.
Political Cartoon (Charge) - Graphic representation and well tempered of a political fact and/or social on present time.
Caricature - Graphic representation with well tempered anatomical alteration of well-known personalities.
Thematic Cartoon - This category will have a specific theme - "Idolatry" (Idolatry is rooted, even if unconsciously, in everyday modern man. The worship of power, money, the body, the ego and popularity, technology, among others, without forgetting his own religiousness).
Three will be given (3) three prizes for each category. In the total amount of R$ 10.500,00 divided like this:
Three prizes of 1st place, worth of R$ 2.000,00 each, distributed among the categories;
Three prizes of 2nd place, worth of R$ 1.000,00 each, distributed among the categories;
Three prizes of 3rd place, worth of R$ 500,00 each, distributed among the categories;
All the categories will have three Honorable Mentions through diplomas totalized 9 mentions.
The values of the prizes for the international works will be exchanged with base into the value of the Commercial Dollar of the date of dispatch of the consignment abroad, no more than three months after opening the event.
PS.: The award jury the right is reserved of not destining prizes to the categories that don't reach the enough level, transferring for another categories, or creating a special reward of the Saloon.
When registering in the Exhibition, the author automatically transfers the Cession of the copyrights of his work(s) when awarded, getting, in a total, universal and definitive way, in all the use modalities and gratuitous title, that starts to integrate the Patrimony of the Salon of Humor from Paraguaçu Paulista in Brazil for all the right ends.
In case of the award jury verifies some fraud species or plagiarism in an/ or more registered works, it can cancel the reward for the candidate. The works will be released in the site of the Exhibition after the judgment they will be able to be feed backed up to 10 days after the opening of the Exhibition, with fitting tests of any irregularity made from the jury.
Other prizes and mentions will be able to be instituted the approach of the Organizing Commission.
Works out of the regulation or considered plagiarisms will be automatically declassified.
The works should be sent for the following postal address:
Salão de Humor de Paraguaçu Paulista – Rua Salmen Zauhy, 300, Vila Nova ,
Paraguaçu Paulista – SP – Brasil – CEP 19700-000 –
Tel.: +55 (18) 3362 - 0906 – (18)3361- 4538 – (18) 9636-8354
until December 02, 2013 (it is worth the arrival date).
E-mail: salao@salaodehumordeparaguacu.com.br
Site: www.salaodehumordeparaguacu.com.br
The works will be returned until one year after the closing of the event, on January 16, 2015. In case of the artist wants to receive his work before, he should remove from the Salon.


30th International Humor Exhibition of Piaui 2013, Brazil

NATIONAL FOUNDATION OF HUMOR, aiming to encourage and publicize the work of creation of graphic artists, invites everyone to attend the 30th SALON INTERNATIONAL HUMOR OF PIAUÍ 2013.
Delivery of work: until October 31, 2013
Opening of the Salon: November 13, 2013
Closing Salon: November 17, 2013
Open to professional and amateur artists. Each author may submit up to three works.
Artists can participate in any country.
- Cartoon-free theme
The winner will receive the trophy Mandu Ladino and a prize of R $ 3.500,00.
- We will only accept original and unpublished works, developed in any technique: 30.0 X 40.0 cm (11.8 x 15.8 inches), scanned at 300 DPI, RGB color mode, in JPG format or PDF, obeying to a maximum of 2 MB, sent over the Internet.
The jury will be composed of professionals.
Also be chosen the best job in the opinion of the visiting public. The assessment shall be made through the Research Institute of sampling. Not be awarded prize money.
The list of selected papers will be posted on the website of the Hall.
The selected works will be shown during the 30th International Humor Exhibition of Piaui, in exhibitions and publications assigned to them to assist in promoting the event.
Papers should be sent to: 30salao@humorglobal.com.br 
Entry-Form on WEB: http://www.humorglobal.com.br/
(Many thanks to Julian Pena-Pai for the correct e-mail address).


15th PortoCartoon 2013: On-line Voting until 31 December 2013

Dear Friend,
We would like to remind you that is open the on-line voting for the PortoCartoon 2013.
You can choose your favourite cartoon, independently of the choice of the jury of this festival. People all around the world can vote in the Cartoon Virtual Museum at:
19 works are in contest, and each one can be seen in detail.
The candidates are the awarded, the honourable mentions and the finalist ones of the 15th PortoCartoon-World Festival.
The voting is open on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum and on the Cartoon Virtual Museum until 31st December.
Your vote is very important for the better decision!
With my very best regards
Luís Humberto Marcos