Thursday, November 08, 2007

International Cartoon - and Comedy - Festival "Winterberger Winterspott"

Cartoon competition regulations
The theme of the contest 2007/08 is:
”Alles im grünen Bereich” (winter sports and climate change)
Participation conditions
Participants: European cartoonists, cartoonists who are living in Europe, cartoonists who publish in Europe and cartoonists who publish about Europe
Number of cartoons
Max. number of entries per cartoonist: free
NEW Deadline
The deadline for receipt of cartoons: 12th November 2007.
Technique: two-dimensional, otherwise no limits
The size of the cartoons should be:
minimum: 105 x 148,5 mm (DIN A5)
maximum: 297 x 420 mm (DIN A3)
– signed originals, colour or black and white
– Analogue originals have to be submitted plane, unframed and unmounted.
– signed digitally created works, file and prints of digital artworks
– signed high-quality copies, reproducible for print
– Prints of digital artworks have to be numbered and dated in pencil on the front and pencil signed.
– Requirements for digital works:
minimum size: DIN A5 (148 x 210 mm), minimum resolution: 300 dpi, colour representation: RGB, format: jpeg or pdf, delivery by e-mail: up to 5 MB per mail
– Not high-quality copies or ”digital originals” are not accepted!
The cartoons must be the original work of the artist. If the jury should come to the conclusion that a work is conspicuously similar to the work of another artist, it will be disqualified and excluded from the competition.
The name, address, telephone number, e-mail and web address of the artist have to be stated on the back of each cartoon.
In case of entries via e-mail this information must be included in the mail.
Biography / Photo
A short biography of the artist and a photograph (or self-caricature) shall be attached.
Biography must contain: place of birth and accurate date of birth
Previous awards
The cartoons may not have been previously awarded of other contests.
Previous publishing
The cartoons may not have been previously published in books or catalogues.
Returning of entered works
Normally entered works will not be returned. The return of original works is only possible at the author's explicit request at the time of entry in the competition. Therefore a self-addressed and prepaid envelope is necessary.
Cartoons that got paid out prize money remain in possession of the publishing company and advertising agency ”ad medien GmbH”.
via mail to: ad medien GmbH, Blumenstraße 8, 58739 Wickede, Germany
via e-mail to:
Prizes and awards
The European cartoon-contest ”Winterberger Winterspott” is endowed with prize money and material prizes, altogether amounting to 10.000,00 Euros.
1st prize / gold: 2.000,00 Euros incl. arrival (by train, 2nd class) and overnight stay in Winterberg
2nd prize / silver: 1.000,00 Euros incl. arrival (by train, 2nd class) and overnight stay in Winterberg
3rd prize / bronze: 500,00 Euros incl. arrival (by train, 2nd class) and overnight stay in Winterberg
First European Cartoon-Award/Competition/Contest/Exhibition ”Winterberger Winterspott”
The German city of Winterberg and the publishing company "ad medien GmbH" from Wickede (Ruhr) in Germany announce for the first time an European cartoon-contest.
Artists from all over Europe are challenged to explore the topic ”Alles im grünen Bereich” (winter sports and climate change).
Contact for further information:
ad medien GmbH
Bildagentur für Cartoon und Karikatur
Blumenstraße 8,
58739 Wickede (Ruhr)
Phone: +49 (0) 2377 – 809083-0
Fax: +49 (0) 2377 – 809083-1
City of origin
Health resort city of Winterberg (Sauerland), North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
The jury’s awards will be made on 15th November 2007.
The exhibition will open on 14th December 2007, 19.30 pm in the ”Kursaal” of the City of Winterberg.
Presentation of the cartoons– Online-Gallery– Exhibition– Catalogue/book– other prints
Selected works will be exhibited.
City of Winterberg, ”Kursaal”, 15th December 2007 – 2nd March 2008


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