27.4.17

14th International Graphic Humour Contest on New Technologies, Barakaldo Hermes 2017

THE BARAKALDO 2017 BIENNIAL
XIVth INTERNATIONAL GRAPHIC HUMOUR CONTEST ON NEW TECHNOLOGIES,
HERMES PRIZES
RULES
FIRST.- To pass the public announcement of the 14th International Graphic Humour contest on new Technologies –Barakaldo Hermes Prize 2017, 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 afore mentioned is set at four thousand five hundred Euros (4.500 €) charged against the Budget allocation 00700 33000 4810300, to face the obligations derived from the prizes to grant, 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:
1. OBJECT 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.
2. CONTESTANTS 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 prize-winner at the previous year’s renewal will not be allowed to submit entries to this year’s official announcement. (2015)
3. CATEGORY AND FORMAT Scenes and characters must be the personal creation of the author and unpublished.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. Work will be prepared as a Din-A4 (210mm x 297mm) dimension, either horizontally or vertically. Resolution will be not less than 300 dpi.
4. LANGUAGES 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.
5. PRESENTATION The participants will register in the web page of the contest and will insert later on their work in format JPG.
6. SUBMISSION PLACE AND DEADLINE Works containing the author’s details should be sent exclusively through the web page: http://www.barakaldo.org/portal/web/cultura/hermes before October 14th 2017.
7. ONLINE AND PAPER EXHIBITION AND CATALOG The presentation of works will entail the authorization to the City of Barakaldo to use the images for merely expository purposes and, or possible writing contests on the illustrations. The exhibition of the works does not mean that financial benefit will accrue to the authors of the illustrations. The winning artworks and other selected illustrations will be exhibited in the Virtual Museum established for that purpose, by the City of Barakaldo. This city launched a specialised website as an expression of the different subjects on which contestants have been providing creative illustrations with an humorous consideration. The publication of the works will not imply any retribution to the authors of the illustrations.
8. PRIZES The awarding of the Hermes de Barakaldo prize carries a financial reward amounting to 4.500 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 winners of theses prizes will have a maximum three months term to supply their details to the awarding organisation in order for the 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 winner of the prize 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.
Required data:
Personal Data:
Name and Surname
Identity card / Passport
Address
Town
Postal code
County
Phone e-mail
Bank Data:
Swift Code BIB
IBAN
Document written and signed by the bank to certify that the above data correspond to the awarded person.
9. JURY Any of the prizes may be declared void if none of the works come up to the required minimum qualitative standards.
10. SELECTION CRITERIA 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.
11. FURTHER 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 of Mrs. Nerea Cantero Gurtubay, Councillor for Culture, Education, Basque Language, Youth and Prevention of Drug Addiction, or who occupies this position at the time. She will assume the title of President of the said panel, and Mrs. Amaia Ballesteros, Mrs. Judit Allende, Mr. Juan García Cerrada, as people of renown prestige in the world of illustration and graphic humour and Mr. Juan Manuel de Los Santos Aranaz, a Technician in the Culture Department, 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.
Source: ecomic-experience.

23.4.17

The Second International Cartoon Contest, Kolašin 2017, Montenegro

Dear colleagues ,
I would like to inform you that Cartoon festival "Kolašin, Montenegro 2017" has announced The Second International Cartoon Contest. Therefore, we carry on with the festival in Kolašin, Montenegro, after ten year break. Despite having far fewer resources this time, we are more optimistic and therefore we hope that this festival will last and will become a traditional one. We start with modest means but we are convinced that the festival will become more significant and notable in years to come. Well, may this new beginning be happy!
RULES:
CONTEST THEME: HAPPY T-SHIRTS
You shall send two of your works you consider to be the best. Cartoons can previously be published or rewarded and should be creative, funny and amusing. Works have to be graphically convenient for printing on T-shirts. The participants may send a maximum of 3 works to compete.
TECHNIQUE: Free All entries must be send by e-mail only.
Your works send on this e mail address : festivalkarikature@opstinakolasin.me
DEADLINE: 31st of May 2017
PRIZES:
FIRST PRIZE: 300 Euro, Trophy, Honorable mention and a T-shirt
SECOND PRIZE: 200 Euro, Honorable mention and a T-shirt
THIRD PRIZE: 100 Euro, Honorable mention and a T-shirt
Three special prize –Honorable mention of the salon.
The international jury will choose the cartoons. THE DECISION will be published on 15th of June 2017, on all cartoon websites. Winners will officially be announced with the beginning of July and the announcement will take place in the Cultural Center in Kolašin.
Festival organizer: Municipality Kolašin,
Darko Drljević.

20.4.17

6th International Olive Cartoons Contest 2017, Cyprus

KYRENIA MUNICIPALITY
CYPRIOT – TURKISH CARTOONIST ASSOCIATION
16. OLIVE FESTIVAL
6. INTERNATIONAL “OLIVE” CARTOONS CONTEST – 2017
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
(KYRENIA – CYPRUS)
1. The contest is open to all amateur or professional cartoonist or any one who could submit a cartoon regardless individual's race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, age, or other protected characteristic.
2. Themes: Olive, Olive and Time, Olive and History, Olive and Mythology, Olive and Technology, Olive and Cyprus, Olive and Life, Olive and Peace, Olive and Conflict, Olive and War, Olive and Health, Olive and Women, Olive and Men, Olive and Children, Olive Oil, Olive Branch, Olive Tree, Benefits of Olive, Olive and Olive Mill/Press, Banning of Uprooting, Burning and Cutting Down Olive Trees and so forth.
3. All Submissions must be in the form of cartoon. Any painting or illustrations will not be accepted and will be disqualified. Cartoons must be without words
4. All submissions must be originals. Submission dimensions: A4 or A3 in any color or black and white. Each entrant must provide name and surname, address, phone number including country code, and email address on the back of the submission; each entrant should also provide short background and a photo (optional) on a separate A4.
5. Submission of materials, which has previously been submitted and or presented and or published elsewhere, is welcomed providing copyright is not infringed, however previously any award wining material cannot be submitted.
6. All work submitted for evaluation by the International Selection Committee and work of finalist will be published at official web page of the competition. In addition submissions will be reviewed and evaluated for plagiarism by international associations. If Plagiarism detected and or any previously award wining material submitted, submissions will be canceled and the next eligible entry will be considered for the prize.
7. Entrants could submit more than one work, however no more than one award will be awarded to participants.
8. All submission must be received by APRIL 30, 2017 at the address provided below.
9. All submission, awarded or not, will be kept and archived by Cypriot – Turkish Cartoonist Association at the newly established “International Cyprus Cartoon Museum.”
10. All prize winner submissions and selected works by the Steering Committee will be published in a booklet and displayed at the City Center by the Kyrenia Municipality building during the “16. International Olive Festival 2017.”
11. The results of the competition will be published thru media and prizing winning entrants will be informed by contact information provided.
12. Kyrenia Municipality will provide travel and boarding expenses for three prize winners and six special prizewinners as stated in the terms and conditions of the competition. The prize-winning cartoonist must respond to the prize ceremony invitation within 10 days. The responses outside of 10 days are not considered.
13. The Kyrenia Municipality and Cypriot – Turkish Cartoonist Association will have the publishing rights to publish or print, in any media or format, any or all submissions.
14. All persons entering the competition agree that the rules of the competition as set out in these terms and conditions are binding on them. And all submissions could be published and printed by the Kyrenia Municipality and Cypriot – Turkish Cartoonist Association as set out in these terms and conditions without any future compensation.
15. For the exhibition and album, digital works can be sent to the following email address: olivecartoons@gmail.com Digital works are excluded from awards.
AWARDS:
1. Prize: 1,000 Euro + Gold Olive
2. Prize: 800 Euro + Silver Olive
3. Prize: 600 Euro + Bronze Olive
6 entrants: Special Prize (Bronze Olive)
100 entrants: Finalist Plaque.
DEADLINE:
APRIL 30, 2017
SUBMISSION ADDRESS:
Kıbrıs Türk Karikatürcüler Derneği
6. Uluslararası Zeytin Karikatürleri Yarışması
Posta Kutusu: 87 (Post Code: 99000)
Lefkoşa – Kuzey Kıbrıs (Via Turkey)
WEB PAGE:
http://www.zeytinkarikaturleri.com
STEERING COMMITTEE.
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(First blogged: 9.12.2016 00:40).

1st International Festival of Satirical Graphics and Humorist Literature, Iasi 2017, Romania

The first International Festival of Satirical Graphics and Humorist Literature
"Umor pe sapte coline" (Humor on seven hills") 2017, Romania
The event will be held in Iasi, Romania, from 25 to 28 May 2017 and the theme for Satirical Graphics is "General Humor – Humor without words".
The following prizes will be awarded:
- First Prize – 500 euro;
- Second Prize – 400 euro;
- Third prize – 300 euro;
- "Traian Benţa" Special Award – 200 euro;
- Three unpaid special prizes;
- Other awards from local institutions and private persons.
The works' format is A4, B/W or color (minimum 2), scanned with a resolution of 600 dpi and they shall be sent until May 1, 2017 (date of postmark), by e-mail to: fui2017@yahoo.com
Winners will be announced in time to attend the Festival and received the prizes.
Organizers will reimburse transport costs, food and accommodation.
More info on FB.

The 9th Salon Medplan de Humor 2017, Brazil

MEDLIN 2017 HALL REGULATION
1- INSCRIPTIONS: April 5 to June 16, 2017.
The 9th Salon Medplan de Humor is open to all graphic artists, who can enter works that have not been awarded until the closing date of the entries, in the modalities cartoon, caricature and comic strips.
The comic strip should have only one page. If you choose the comic strip, the artist can put up to 5 comic strips on the page.
The opening of the hall will be on July 30, with the announcement of the winners.
Each artist can register with a maximum of 5 (five) works in the format 30X40 cm and using any technique in the three categories: cartoon, caricature and comic strips.
The full name of the author, address, e-mail, telephone number, ID number, CPF and bank account must be written on the back of each drawing or in the e-mail.
The artist can participate by sending his works through the website www.medplan.com.br (with a maximum size of 3 megabytes) or sending the originals to:
9th Medplan Humor Lounge
Rua Coelho Rodrigues, 1921 - Centro
Zip Code: 64000-080
Teresina - PI
2- THEME
The theme of the 9th Medplan Hall of Humor will be MARRIAGE
3- AWARDS
First place (cartoon): R 5,000.00 (five thousand reais)
Second place: R 3,000.00 (three thousand reais).
Medplan Caricature Prize: R 2,000.00 (two thousand reais) for those who make the best caricature. Free theme.
Medplan Award for Comics / comic strips: R 2,000.00 (two thousand reais) for those who make the best comic / comic strip. Free theme.
Internet Premium: R 2,000.00 (two thousand reais). The Internet Prize will be chosen by Internet users, from July 10 to 14, at: www.medplan.com.br
The best works will be part of the traveling exhibition of the 9th Salon Medplan de Humor. The awarded works will be considered acquisitive and will become part of the Medplan collection. The works will not be returned.
Medplan employees, their relatives, or anyone involved in the organization may not participate in this meeting.
Simple sign-up automatically sets up participant agreement with all terms.

18.4.17

FINISHED CONTESTS & EXHIBITIONS 2017

17 April 2017 Speaking Truth to Power KENYA

15 April 2017 Culture ITALY

14 April 2017 Communication DENMARK

13 April 2017 International Zagreb CROATIA

11 April 2017 Free theme in Amasya TURKEY

07 April 2017 Snail Graphic Humor SPAIN

07 April 2017 Comic Art Exhibition: Freedom MACEDONIA

02 April 2017 Bee Happy LUXEMBOURG

31 March 2017 F for Fake CANADA

31 March 2017 Free theme in Osten MACEDONIA

31 March 2017 Transportation INDONESIA

31 March 2017 Free theme for exhibition in Surgut RUSSIA

24 March 2017 World Press Cartoon PORTUGAL

21 March 2017 Hilden Cartoon GERMANY

20 March 2017 You, the West & the Middle East BELGIUM

20 March 2017 Freedom of Expression NORWAY

20 March 2017 Slow City Seferihisar TURKEY

19 March 2017 Tabriz International IRAN

15 March 2017 Sardine Contest PORTUGAL

15 March 2017 International Bucharest ROMANIA

15 March 2017 Respect differences! GERMANY

15 March 2017 MKMA Best Foreign Cartoon Award INDIA

12 March 2017 Biennial Gabrovo BULGARIA

10 March 2017 Cartoon Gathering: "The Woman" EGYPT

03 March 2017 Golden Keg theme Beer SLOVAKIA

28 February 2017 PortoCartoon-World Festival PORTUGAL

28 February 2017 Fax for Peace ITALY



23 February 2017 Safe Community IRAN

18 February 2017 Fantastic Cities COLOMBIA

06 February 2017 Satyrykon International POLAND

03 February 2017 Bruegel in 2017 BELGIUM

31 January 2017 International Biennial CUBA

31 January 2017 Autoszektor Caricature Contest HUNGARY

27 January 2017 Digital entry FCW CHINA

25 January 2017 International Contest for the Young SERBIA

25 January 2017 Migration SERBIA

21 January 2017 Safe Natural Gas IRAN

20 January 2017 Salon of Latin America BRAZIL

19 January 2017 International Book Cartoon IRAN

19 January 2017 Theme: New Life TURKEY

17 January 2017 Carnival - Erotica REP. MACEDONIA

08 January 2017 Eropean Cartoon Contest - Kruishoutem, BELGIUM

17.4.17

The First Nishkhat International Cartoon Contest 2017, Iran

The First Nishkhat International Cartoon Contest 2017, Iran
Themes:
1- Cartoon makes the world a better place.
2- The press as the fourth principle of democracy.
Each Participant can send maximum 5 cartoons
Size: A4 or A3, JPG Format, 300 dpi
The works with artist’s name, e-mail and postal address must be sent to festival@nishkhat.com
Deadline: June 20, 2017
Contest Album will be printed.
The Prizes:
First prize: $1000+Trophy
Second prize: $500 +Trophy
Third prize: $300+Trophy
10 honorable mention
The Jury:
Javad Alizadeh, Iran
Vladimir Kazanevsky, Ukraine
Musa Gümüş, Turkey
Ali Miraee, Iran
Keyvan Varesi, Iran.
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Source: Javad Takjoo.