Humour a Gallarate International Cartoon Contest Grand Prix 'Marco Biassoni'
The 15th edition of the International Cartoon Contest is organized by the "Pro Loco" of Gallarate for cultural purposes, to attest the worthy creative contents of thought and the humoristic graphic art which contribute in no mean way to the development of attentive, innovative, pluralistic and open-minded social relationship.
1) The contest is open to all cartoonists, illustrators and graphic artists from all over the world.
2) Theme: STARS (2009 International Year of Astronomy)
It's possible to participate in all the sections.
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. The author have to indicate the section for each work/s.
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. The works sent in digital form, by email or informatic devices, will not be considered for the awarding of the various prizes; the works will be taken into consideration only for the exhibition and for the catalogue.
6) Deadline: September 28, 2009 (the post-mark will provide the proof)
7) Prizes: the Jury will award the following prizes:Grand Prix "Marco Biassoni"1st Prize; Special Prize of Jury; 5 Special Mentions for each section (Graphics/Cartoon, Satire, Caricature); 6 Special Prizes.
8) Exhibition: October 17-25, 2009 at Broletto Palace.Opening ceremony: October 18, 2009
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".
By submitting the works, the author accepts the rules and regulations of the Contest and the decisions of the Jury.
The works should be sent to:
Pro Loco Gallarate, Vicolo del Gambero n. 10, 21013 Gallarate (VA) ITALY
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