Caricature Exhibition in Cairo, Egypt: Tagore and Mahfouz

The Indian Embassy in Cairo in cooperation with the Egyptian Caricature Association are pleased to announce that a Caricature exhibition will be held within "Rabindranath Tagore" celebration events that the embassy is about to start.
Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore and Naguib Mahfouz
All artworks to be prepared at 300 dpi. Size A3 (297mm x 420mm) in JPG format.
Send your cartoons via the following e-mail address: egyptcartoon2014@yahoo.com
Deadline: 15th April 2016
To be held in 8th May 2016
In The Egyptian Center for International Cultural Cooperation...


Witty World founder Joseph George Szabo passed away on February 2, 2016

Joseph George Szabo of North Wales Joseph George Szabo, 65, of North Wales, PA, passed away Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at his home, just two days shy of his 66th birthday.
Joe was born February 4th, 1950 in Budapest, Hungary to Jozsef and Erzsebet (Solyom) Szabo. He graduated from the Academy of Journalism in 1974. On July 19, 1975 he married the former Flora Toth of Budapest, Hungary. In 1980, the couple took the brave leap in fleeing the communist country in search of freedom. Joe worked as a writer and editor for various companies, including WittyWorld, an international cartoon magazine he founded.
He was a passionate risk taker, boundless world traveler, and world-class debater. He never once lost an argument. Joe’s friends described him as having an infectious personality with a continuous thirst for knowledge. He had a life-long love affair with politics, swimming and collecting artifacts from the various countries he’d visited.
Joe has launched a variety of print and electronic publications, mostly dedicated, but not limited, to the fine and diverse representation of cartoon art. The former editor, art director, and cartoonist with reputable European and U.S. national newspapers and magazines, was the organizer and chairman of an international cartoon festival that drew professionals to Budapest, Hungary, from over thirty countries.
Among Szabo’s cherished works is “The Finest International Political Cartoons of our Time” series that showcases socio-political cartoons from nearly 60 countries by many world-renowned cartoonists, including fourteen recipients of the Pulitzer Prize. His most widely recognizable publication, *WittyWorld International Cartoon Magazine*, reached 103 countries for over a decade. Szabo is the recipient of twelve international awards, including an International Press Prize from Belgium and a Lifetime Achievement Award from Mexico.
(Memories of Joe Szabo shared by his long-time close friend Joe Bekesi, excellent cartoonist and caricaturist from Budapest, Hungary).
Source: bestcartoons.


43rd lnternational Humor Exhibition of Piracicaba 2016, Brazil

43rd lnternational Humor Exhibition of Piracicaba 2016
The 43rd lnternational Humor Exhibition of Piracicaba 2016, realized bythe Piracicaba City Haii/Cultural Action Secretariat/National Graphic Humor Center of Piracicaba in will be held in accordance with the followings cheduIe – Registration: until July 22. Selection Jury: July 30 and 31. Awards Jury: August 20. Opening Ceremony: August 27. Closing: 08 October.
Professional and amateur artists, Brazilians and foreigners can apply unpublished artworks that were not awarded until the closing date for entries. The theme is free.
The works - all categories - can be sent by MAlL or ELECTRONIC (applications over the Internet on the official website, in the format and 300 DPI, JPEG, attached Images at once). The graphical technique is free. Digital copies signed by author and sculptures with humorous content will also be accepted. Maximum measures allowed: paper- 42 x 30 centimeters (A3) (16,54 x 11,81 inches), sculptures - 42 centimeters or 16,54 inches (height) x 30 centimeters or 11,81 inches (depth) x 30 centimeters or 11,8 1inches (width).
Each artist may enter a maximum of 03 works per category: Cartoon (graphic humor with universal and timeless themes), Charge (graphic humor with journalistic themes of now a days), Caricature (graphic humor that expresses the physical and/or personality of a known celebrity), Comic Strips/Comic Stories (graphic art in sequence. Caution: for comic stories will be accepted a maximum of 02 pages per work) and Theme MOBILITY (only for works that address the theme MOBILITY, proposed by the organization).
Along the registered artwork, the artist must attach a complete registration form with legibly writing. lt is also requested reduced curriculum and photo, for registration in the CEDHU's data base.
2.1 - Sent by MAlL
42º Salão Internacional de Humor de Piracicaba - Av. Dr. Maurice Allain, 454 - Caixa Postal 12 - CEP 13.405-123 Piracicaba SP Brasil
IMPORTANT: The work submitted must be accompanied by the registration form, duly completed and signed by the author.
2.2 - Sent by E-MAIL
Cartoon Category: premiocartum@salaodehumor.piracicaba.sp.gov.br
Charge Category: premiocharge@salaodehumor.piracicaba.sp.gov.br
Caricature Category: premiocaricatura@salaodehumor.piracicaba.sp.gov.br
Comic Stripes/HQ Category: premiotira@salaodehumor.piracicaba.sp.gov.br
Tematic Category-Mobility: premiomobilidade@salaodehumor.piracicaba.sp.gov.br
Health Category: premiosaude@salaodehumor.piracicaba.sp.gov.br 
IMPORTANT: Uploaded files should be named as follows: artist name_country_number. Example: paulosilva_brazil_01
The Awards are a totaI of R$ 55.000,00 (fifty five thousand reais) divided as follows:
a) Five 1st place prizes in the amount of R$ 5.000,00 (five thousand reais) each, divided among the categories.
b) One award of R$ 10.000,00 (ten thousand reais) called GRAND PRIZE INTERNATIONAL HUMOR OF PIRACICABA chosen among the five winners of each category.
c) One prize called Popular Jury "Alceu Marozi Righetto", in the value of R$ 5.000,00 (five thousand reais),chosen by online open voting. The contestants to this award will be selected by the Awarding Committee. The indicated, such as the schedule and the local for the voting will be announced on the event's opening.
d) Also planned: a prize of R$ 5.000,00 (five thousand reais) called CHAMBER OF MUNICIPAL OF PIRACICABA award, exclusively for the caricature category; a prize of R$5.000,00 (five thousand reais) called UNIMED HEALTH AWARD for work for any category that explore the themes of health and a prize of R$ 5.000,00 (five thousand reais) called ÁGUAS DO MIRANTE AWARD, intended to work by Brazilian authors in any category.
Beside the money prize, the awarded artists will be receiving trophies (a creation of Zélio Alves Pinto).
Other awards and honors may be imposed at the discretion of the Organizing Committee. There will be a Selection Jury and an Award Jury composed by qualified people in the area. lf the Award Jury finds any type of fraud or pIagiarism in one or more registered works, the Jury may cancel the award. The result of the award may be contested until a week after the opening of the Exhibition, with reasonable evidence of any wrong doing without acknowledgement of the committee.
In case there is some fraud and plagiarism in award-winning works, the prize awarded will be canceled. In the case of effective cancellation of the prize to the first place, it will be awarded to 2nd place (if any) and so on. The premium payment will be made only on current account in the name of the holder prize winner. If the winner does not present timely banking information, the award will be canceled.
The simple application requires the artist to accept these regulations. The selected artists automatically transfer the authorial rights of his artworks for reproductions and publications in any media, without restriction, aiming promotion of the event. The returning of the artworks after the closing of the exhibition must be formally requested early in the registration form. Otherwise the artworks will ultimately belong to the collection of the NationaI Graphic Humor Center of Piracicaba, which will exercise the right of property, as it finds interesting.
The organization of the 42th lnternational Exhibition Humor of Piracicaba is not responsible for possible damages that may happen when the arts are sent or returned.
The authors transfer automatically Authorial Rights of his artworks when awarded acquisitivetely (including mentions), in accordance with the Law n 9610, February 19st, 1988 (Authorial Rights Law),therefore, universal and definitely in all use modalities and gratuitous, the rights of the author, guaranteed by the mentioned law; referring to the awarded artworks in the lnternational Humor Exhibition of Piracicaba and now integrant part of Municipal Public Property for the purposes of entitlements, in accordance with the Municipal Law n 2249,1976, partially amended by the Municipal Law n 2486-1982 and consolidated by the Municipal Law n 5194-2002.
WEB: http://salaointernacionaldehumor.com.br/.

XXIII International Exhibition of Arts of Humor, Alcala 2016, Spain

The General Foundation of the University of Alcalá, through the Instituto Quevedo del humor announces the XXIII International Exhibition of Arts of Humor around the subject THE BORDERS. There will be more information about the subject in the website.
1 Participation is open to all the persons older than 18.
2 In order to participate in the Exhibition, every artist must send a piece on the theme THE BORDERS. It can be a vignette, a comic strip or a caricature. Together with the piece, the authors must send the filled formulary attached to these requirements, that can also be found and sent online (www.miah.iqh.es). The organization reserves the right to invite those authors that the organization members agree to consider important for the exhibition.
3 The works must be original and must be signed. They can be made with any technique and in any format, with maximum dimensions of A3 (297x420 mm). For digital works, they must be made in formats JPG or TIFF with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi, and they must be sent to miah@iqh.es or to the online form.
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 May 30, 2016, by mail, online form, or to the following address:
Fundación General de la Universidad de Alcalá
XXIII Muestra Internacional de las Artes del Humor
C/ Nueva, 4. 28801 Alcalá de Henares
It is essential to comply with the noted date for the adequate planning of the catalogue and design of the exhibition.
6 A Selection Comission will carry out a selection of the pieces submitted, that will be exhibited in the XXIII Internacional Exhibition of the Arts of Humor in september-november.
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”. The authors who want a donation certificate must write “Certificado” on the reverse of the piece.
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.
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 participants will be responsible before any claim on the authorship of the works. The organization will not be responsible before any claim made by a third party upon the violation of intellectual rights or property of the works.
13 The participation on this Exhibition means the acceptance of these conditions of entry.
More info & Regulation in languages: http://miah.iqh.es/.


The first Cartoon Contest on Waste Management 2016, Iran

The first Cartoon Contest on Waste Management 2016, Iran
Theme: 3 R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)
Pre-Collection Waste Preparation And Separation At Source (Modifying Consumption Patterns, Waste Reduction, Compression, Volume Reduction And Drying The Recyclable Waste)
Recyclablewaste Separation (Paper. Cardboard. Glass. Plastic , Wood ...)
Organic Waste (The Foods, Tea, Vegetables, Fruits, Residue …)
Each Participant Can Send Up To 5 Cartoon.
Must Send His (Full Name, Post Address, Email Address, Phone Number) Via Word File.
All Participants That Their Cartoons Publish In Catalogue Will Receive One Catalogue.
Send Cartoons Must Be 200 Dpi Resolution, Width Or Length 2000 Pixel & Jpg Format.
Send Cartoons Must Not Be Won A Prize Before.
Mention The Title (Waste Management) In The Subject Of Your Artworks
First Prize: $ 1,500, Honorable Mention And Trophy
Second Prize: $ 1000, Honorable Mention And Trophy
Third Prize: $ 700, Honorable Mention And Trophy
And 5 Special Awards.
Deadline: Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Cartoon Must Be Sending To:INFO@IRANCARTOON.IR 
Source: irancartoon.


The 12th International Cartoon Contest SYRIA 2016

The 12th International Cartoon Contest SYRIA 2016
T h e m e : Art against terrorism
• 1 cartoon, A4, 200 dpi, JPG/JPEG and free techniques.
• Deadline: 10 /4 / 2016
Prizes: Golden, Silver, Bronze and 5 Special Prizes.
• Jury members will be considered as participants in the exhibition
and represent their own countries.
Their names will be automatically added to the List of Participants
(They will participate only in exhibition,
Not in contest (just honorary participation).
• Cartoons can be used for any promotion purposes
(Printing, websites, Newspapers, posters, invitation cards....etc)
without the permission of the artist and without any payment.
• Cartoons must be sent to:
Syria Cartoon website: