Friday, September 26, 2008


Theme: "TOURISM"
Two categories:
First Category: – Cartoon
First Prize - 300 Euros
Second Prize - 200 Euros
Third Prize - 100 Euros
Special Diploma - 5 diplomas
Honorable Mentioned Diploma - 3 diplomas

Second Category: Short Comics (one table. without words)
Prize - 200 Euros
Special Diploma - 5 diplomas

Technique:Any technique will be accepted.
Deadline: December 31st 2008
Maximum entry (for each category, separately): 7 (seven)
You may send by post or e-mail (A4 - A3 size).

Post address:
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Note: You may send originals, but we will not send you back!

Address for sending by e-mail:
Note: 300 dpi resolution, JPEG format!

In both cases sending, please, write your name, address and e-mail.

Note: Sender must be author of caricature!

Attention: Because, at the same time, we have one more competition, please, write on envelope, or in Subject (depends with what you send): "FOR TOURISM CARTOON/COMICS COMPETITION!'

Mr. Goran Kljajich, president; writer, founder of "RhinoCervs" magazine and this competition; Republic of Srpska
Mr. Miladin Berich, writer, vice-president; Republika Srpska
Ms. Ana von Rebeur, Cartoonist & Writer, Argentina
Miss. Stela Dusanich, Cartoon Gallery Director, Croatia
Mr. Carlos Alberto da Costa Amorim, Cartoonist, Brazil
Mr. Zoran Matich Mazos, Graphical designer & Cartoonist, Serbia (regulations of contest on site)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

12th Hungarian Cartoon Festival: European Year of Intercultural Dialogue

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Hungary and the Hungarian Culture Foundation organize the 12th Hungarian Cartoon Festival between 3-30 November, 2008 in the building of the Hungarian Culture Foundation, at Budapest
.The title of the Festival is "Intercultural dialogue".We invite Hungarian and foreign tenders in the following topics:
I. Defined theme:“European Year of Intercultural Dialogue”
II. Optional theme:Valid only with the defined theme.Prizes:The first prize of the defined theme is 200.000,- HUF
*The prize of the Secretariat of International Affairs of the Ministry of Education and Culture within the theme "about/for youth" is 100.000,- HUF
*Other prizes are draws.The maximum size of the cartoon is A/3.
Deadline: 22 October, 2008.
Address: Magyar Kultura Alapitvany "Intercultural Dialogue - Cartoon Festival", 1014 Budapest, Szentharomsag ter 6, HUNGARY
The jury consists of Hungarian and foreign artist and professionals.You can apply for the Cartoon Festival if you filled, signed and send the attached application form as well. (Application form in English can be obtained by e-mail)The organizers publish the catalogue of the Festival.After the exhibition of Budapest we represent the best cartoons in different Hungarian and European cities.Rules and applicatian form in Hungarian:
More information: Hungarian Culture Foundation: Szilvia Baba, Marica Godolloi
Telephone: (+36-) 224-8122; (+36-1) 224-8113
E-mail:;*The prizes are taxable incomes.
Topics:Intercultural dialogue is a wide-ranging transversal priority of the European Union.To illustrate more concretely what it may cover in the context of the EIYD 2008, eight major topics have been selected:* Culture and the media* Education / Science* Migration* Minorities* Multilingualism* Religion* The workplace* Youth

Friday, September 19, 2008


The Outstanding Colombian caricaturist born in Rionegro-Antioquia (1894-1931), call "The Emperor" of the cartoon. One of the most penetrating and fine Latin American humorists in the XX century, in their work the humor was satire, it was characterized especially by the political cartoon. Their cartoons were true x-rays of the facts and of the individuals. It was pioneer of the graphic publicity in Colombia
The Festival is an event sponsored by the municipal administration of Rionegro during Fourteen serial years in memory of Ricardo Rendon Bravo.The Festival, only in the history of the country for their trajectory and continuity; he has allowed to look at the perception of authors of but of 80 countries, main characters of the changes and experiences of the towns that contribute to the humanity's growth with the same humour. The laughing thought and its universal language, caricature is the most effective weapon against the thought that does not laugh.It is a dream and an universal yearning to erase frontiers so territorial as ideological that prevent us to live in harmony and to visualize the light of the freedom as principle of peace and coexistence.
1-The contest is open to all cartoonists all over the world
2- the deadline for entries is November 8 – 2008
3-The themes of the competition are Three:Theme 1. THE FUTURE, My Future, the immediate future, the one that satisfies the necessities of the human being, the sustainable future, political, social,economic, and environmental.How will human beings face all of the changes that technological, scientific, and cultural advances have brought up on them?Everything concerning to the Future with its effects and consequences.,theme 2. PERSONALITIES FAMOUS, and theme 3. FREE
4-Each participant can present in the competition a maximum of Three cartoons for theme.
5-You can participate with cartoons in white and black or in color.
6-The size of cartoons will not exceed 30 x 40 cms maximum.
7-You can also participate in the competition with cartoons that have already been published or rewarded previously, all the presented cartoons will be original. Photographs, photocopies etc, will not be accepted, and the transport of the cartoons in charge of the participant.
8-Participants are requested to send, together with their cartoons, a short curriculum vitae and a photograph.
9-In the reverse of each cartoon he/she should go the name, surname, address, telephone number and country of origin of the participant.
10-The selected Caricaturist will receive free a catalogue.
11-The jury composed of Colombian and foreign cartoonists.
12-The results will be announced in the month of December of 2008.
13-The cartoons presented in the competition won't be returned.
14-The organization is reserved the right of exhibiting those works that he/she understands they can attempt against individual or collective rights.
15-The Participation in the competition supposes the entire acceptance and without reservations all the conditions.
1° Grand Prix: Theme, THE FUTURE-- US 2.000
2° Prize :Theme PERSONALITIES-- US 500
3° Prize : Theme FREE -- US 500
4° Special Prizes offered by various institutions.
ADDRESS :The works should be sent to :15° FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CARICATURA Palacio de la Cultura / Fernando Pica Cr 50 # 48 - 05, Rionegro Antioquia COLOMBIA

UMO - 4th International Cartoon Contest –India 2008

* Open to everybody

* 5 entries per participant

* No entry fee

* Awards worth Rs 60,000/-

* Deadline: November 3rd, 2008

The UMO - International Cartoon Contest is held by UsabilityMatters.Org towards the World Usability Day. All the awarded and qualified cartoons will be exhibited on 13th November 2008 on the World Usability Day. Participation is open to all cartoonists from every country in the world. There is no Entry fee. Please go through the rules and regulations - and in particular - the conditions applicable to the intellectual property rights.

Theme for the Competition: The wheel rolls onBrief: How long can our planet feed in to all our living needs? We have been thanklessly exploiting the mother of all resources for such mundane acts as driving to a shop just around the corner to buy groceries instead of helping ourselves with a short walk.With so much exploitation already done in digging and boring our planet (the wheel of our survival) for its energy resources, we have punctured our own prospects of continuing the journey of human kind as long as possible.Its time to think of alternative energy sources, efficient means to control fuel usage, rethink transportation be it by road, by air, by water or into space to conserve energy. Reduce pollution and other ill effects of transportation. It's also time to think about efficient ways to optimize the usage of personal vehicles, by taking car/bike holidays, by encouraging mass transportation systems and by bicycling to as many needs as possible.All in all its time to think, live and practice greener ways of leading life on the run. We invite cartoons which humorously communicate the seriousness of the theme, by rethinking transportation and thinking green. Awards and Acknowledgements A jury will select the top 6 winning entries, the cartoonists will be granted a cash prize award of - First prize Rs.25,000/- (Rs. Twenty five thousand only) - Two second prizes of Rs. 10,000/- (Rs. Ten thousand only) each and - Three Third prizes Rs. 5,000/- (Rs. Five thousand only) each - Five Special mention awards.An exhibition of the winning and short listed entries will be held and UMO will publish an exhaustive works report. The jury and the judgment criteria We are in process of putting a jury of well-known professionals and socially active personalities. The names will be announced in due course, depending on confirmation. For Judgment jury will use criteria such as creativity, humor, visual communication, presentation, persuasiveness, originality, cleverness, relevance of content and execution to identify the winner.

Deadline for Submission Cartoon entries will be accepted through November 3rd, 2008

Rules and Regulations: Entries: up to 5 cartoons per personSize (snail mail): A4 (210 X 297 mm) or A3 (297X410) Size (digital): 300dpi and in dimensions that are suitable for printingTechnique: free Entries in hard-copy/paper will not be returned. Entries in digital format may need to be re-posted if the resolution is not found good for printing. Exhibition and Prize distribution On World Usability Day, November 13th, 2008 Submitting your entries Mail your cartoons keeping the competition name in subject line to . If you are sending through the snail mail, use the following address: UMO- 4th International Cartoon ContestUsabilityMatters. Org,202, Rahul Apts,480-Phase 6, JNTU Road,Beside Universal BakeryKukatpally, Hyderabad-500072, Indiaph: +91-9848861432
Please mention a little background information about yourself that may help identify you with your work and the email id that will help us get back to you with any communication.Intellectual property rights UMO may, in its sole discretion to use the art-work (images, photograph, written content) for any purpose, change, alter, amend, add to, delete from and otherwise modify, including but not limited to, any and all cuts, edits, rearrangements and other alterations, additions and deletions.The responsibility for authenticity of all the submitted content, including the including the art-work and the personal information rests solely with the provider, and UMO will assume no role in case of litigations and copied works. The involved parties shall have to settle the matter themselves; within the conditions the original work was published/ released. We respect your privacy and will not be giving out, or sharing your personal information with any third party, for commercial or non-commercial use.-

Monday, September 15, 2008


1. Theme: “Sand, Pebble and Gravel“
2. The number of entries is limited until 5. They shall not have been exhibited or published before. Works must be originals and any kind of graphical technique will be accepted, including digital artwork if they are originally signed and if the print is number one (manual numbered).-----
3. The works have to be sent to the following address:
Our website will inform you if your works have arrived. The list of participants will regularly be updated.
4. The drawings shall have the following dimensions: 210 x 297 mm (A4) - (8.268 x 11.693 inches). The works shall not be provided by a passe-partout, neither be stuck on to a larger paper. The drawing must bear, on the reverse side, the surname, forename and address of the participant. The drawings shall not bear subtitles.
5. By virtue of their participation, the participants authorize the organizers to publish some of their works that they have received (in the catalogue and for the promotion of the exhibition).---
6. The following prizes are foreseen:1st prize € 1.600 + trophy 2nd prize: € 1.400 + trophy 3rd prize: € 1.200 + trophy Prize of the ECC: personal exhibition in the ECC Prize of the EU: €750 Best Belgian Cartoon: €350
7. By participating the participant lends his works to the organizers for exhibitions. The works received will remain at the disposal of the organizers until 01.11.2010.
8. The entries will only be sent back by the organizers on receiving a written request. The awarded works will become the property of the organizers.
9. If after announcement of the prizes, it appears that plagiarism has been committed, the jury can after deliberation withdraw the prize.
10. DEADLINE : 2009 February 15
Exhibition: during the Eastern Weekend and each Sunday from the 19th of April till the 21th of June 2009 – European Cartoon Center Kruishoutem.Opening of the exhibition: Saturday 11th of April 2009.
In order to receive the free catalogue, please attach six (6) coupons "international reply" to cover the postage. These coupons are available in your local post office.
The organisation wants to award a prize to cartoons on the theme “sand, pebble and gravel” (industrial materials, extraction and application). Cartoons on the theme beach, deserts,... are not under consideration for a prize. You can find some more information or inspiration on the site
Entry form...

Friday, September 05, 2008

MELA RIDENS Contest via e-mail for young artists 16-29 years old(with a special section for professional artists over 30 years)

Deadline: September 20, 2008- -
Dear colleague,we remember you to participate in the special intl cartoons contest online MELA RIDENS reserved to young artists 16-29 years old (with a special section for professional artists over 30 years too) and organized by Studio d'Arte Andromeda - Trento (Italy)Theme: AN APPLE A DAY... THE PLEASURE THAT MAKES YOU FEEL GOODPrizes: Special PrizesDeadline: September 20, 2008Sending cartoons via e-mail:
"An apple a day..." A popular motto that has found in scientific research a punctual and precise confirmation. The Lega Italiana per la Lotta contro i Tumori (Italian League for the Struggle against Tumors), appraising the most recent scientific studies, has activated a series of initiatives to favor the daily consumption of apples and a style of life founded on a correct feeding.To comunicate this message there has been organized an ample informative campaign including a space dedicated to the juvenile creativeness.The expressive form chosen is the humorous graphic: cartoons, sketches or brief comic strips in order to provoke a reflection on the benefits deriving from the consumption of this magic fruit that in making us feel good guarantees a dynamic, lively, pleased, seren life.
The apple is pleasant much more than a medicine. On website you can get scientific news about organolettic property of apples.The initiative will last a whole year, a jury composed of the artists of Studio d'Arte Andromeda will select the works to expose and the virtual exibition will continually be adjourned. The project will be enriched as contacts, meetings, exchanges and prizes come along.
1. The contest is intended for young people of the whole world of inclusive age between 16 and 29 years.
2. Professional artists over 30 years of age can also partecipate in a special reserved section.
3. The virtual exibition will be visitable on the site
4. Works have to be sent to the address beginning from November 1st 2007 and up to September 20th 2008.
5. Number of works max 2; size vertical or horizontal A4; 300 DPIs.
6. Admitted: comic strips, cartoons, coloured or white/black illustrations.The works should be sent via e-mail to:
(including entry-form with complete author's data)

HUMOUR A GALLARATE - Grand Prix 'Marco Biassoni'

Deadline: October 6, 2008 - -
Dear colleague,we remember you to participate in
14th edition of HUMOUR A GALLARATE International Cartoon Contest - Gallarate (Italy) organized by Pro Loco of Gallarate and dedicated to Marco Biassoni (1930-2002) one of the greatest italian Masters of graphic, humour, cartoons and advertising.Theme: THE FIRE (Passion, energy, destruction, technique, warmth, firemen, pyromaniacs...)Total Prizes: Grand Prix 'Marco Biassoni + 6 Special PrizesDeadline: October 6, 2008 (the post-mark will provide the proof)
Attached the complete regulations and entry-form (doc format)-

1) The contest is open to all cartoonists, illustrators and graphic artists from all over the world
2) Theme: THE FIRE (Passion, energy, destruction, technique, warmth, firemen, pyromaniacs...)
3) Entries: max. 3 works. The works must be original and accompanied by the author's photo or caricature, entry-form and biography. Each work should bear the signature or mark of the author and name, surname, address, phone number and other data on the back.
4) Size: A4 (21 x 29,7 cm)
5) Technique: Free. Common graphic and digital prints will be accepted but only if signed by the author. Copies of ink and pencil drawings are not applicable.
6) Deadline: October 6, 2008 (the post-mark will provide the proof)
7) Prizes: the Jury will award the following prizes: Grand Prix "Marco Biassoni"; 6 Special Prizes
8) Exhibition: October 25 - November 2, 2008 at Broletto Palace.Opening ceremony: October 26, 2008
9) Catalogue: each selected author will receive a copy
10) Property: the Organizers reserve the rights to reproduce the cartoons in catalogue, newspapers, or posters to promote the Contest and to exhibit a selection of works in other locations in Italy and other countries.
All the works will not be returned and will be included in the "Humour Gallarate Collection".
The works should be sent to: Pro Loco GallarateVicolo del Gambero n. 1021013 Gallarate (VA)ITALY
For any further information and communication:Segreteria Pro Loco Gallaratetel/fax (+39)0331-774968

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


Monday, September 01, 2008



3nd edition 2008
Contest: open to all cartoonists.
Theme: LOVE
Entries: max. 5.
The works and must be accompanied by the author's biography.Size: A4 (210 x 297 mm) - A3 (297 x 420 mm)Technique: freeDeadline: November 10th, 2008Prizes:
Great Prize –1500 €;
First Prize – 1000 €;
Second Prize – 800 €;
Third Prize – 500 €;
3 Special Prizes – 3 x 300 € (each)
Members of jury:
Tudor Octavian – art critic
Vladimir Kazanevsky -cartooist
Mihai Stanescu – cartoonist
Leonte Nastase – cartoonist
Costel Patrascan - cartoonist
Exhibition: December 5th, 2008
Catalogue: each selected artist will receive a copy
Remark: the works will not be returned, they will remain the property of The County Center for Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture Braila
The works should be sent to:
The County Center for Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture Braila
1) Piata Traian 2
Contact details: