Sunday, August 16, 2009

UMO-5th International Cartoon Contest'09

UMO is happy to announce the competitions for the year 2009 and is also thankful for the numerous participation for the past years.
Expecting the same for this continuous year and wishing you all the best for your participation.
UsabilityMatters.Org - International Cartoon Contest09
The UMO-5th International Cartoon Contest'09 is organized by UMO towards the World Usability Day2009. Participation is open to all cartoonists from every country in the world.Theme for the Competition:
So tweet earth - toon tweeting for sustainabilit

UsabilityMatters.Org -Boycott Bad-Design Contest09UMO is holding this competition for identifying Bad-Designs as part of our activities towards the World Usability Day-2009.Participation is open to everybody from every country in the world, and from any background- designers and design sensitive consumers!Theme for the Competition:So tweet earth - rethink, refresh and recycle ideas for a sustainable world

Get Involved as UMO2009 Volunteer

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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

4th International Cartoon Contest Urziceni 2009 - Romania

Contest is open to all cartoonists, both professional and amateurs.
Theme: “O tempora, o mores” (Oh the times!, Oh the customs!)
Entries: max.5The works must be accompanied by the author’s biography.
Size: A4 (210 x 297 mm) – A3 (297 x 420 mm)
Technique: free
Deadline: 18th November, 2009
Prizes:First Prize – 1000 $Second Prize – 700 $Third Prize – 500 $
Two Special Prizes with a value of 400 $ and 300 $ for a portrait of a well-known world personality – any domain.
Catalogue: each selected artist will receive a copy.
Remark: the works will be not returned, they will remain the property of the House of Culture Urziceni for the future exhibitions.
The works should be sent to:
Director Festival,NICOLAE PETRACHE
Contact details:
Tel: 0040 722 433 933 ; 0040 243 254 020.

5th Salon Of Humor From Paraguaçu Paulista – Brazil

Regulation - For 5th Salon Of Humor From Paraguaçu Paulista – Brazil -
International Dates
Registrations until October 10, 2009. Opening - November 27, 2009.ParticipationAll the professional or amateur cartoonists can register unpublished works, since they have not been rewarded in another contests and expositions until the date of closing of the registrations (10-10-2009), and in the case of Comic Strip the character should be unpublished. Each author can register up to three (3) works for category, developed in any technique including them elaborated by computers. For each work correspondent a will own be filled (1) registration record. In the case of shipping for CD, to enclose file with the author's data.CategoriesThe theme will be free for the four categories (Cartoon, Political Cartoon, Comic Strip and Caricatures) and with theme specified in Thematic Cartoon. The format will be the A3 (297 x 420 mm) without frames and mounted on cardboard in the case of the originals. In the category Comic Strip three will be accepted (3) boards with at the most four (4) comic strip in each board (format A3).All the works, besides the works done with the hands, they can be correspondents for e-mail or CD, digitalized in 300 DPI, color way RGB, in the format JPG (high quality) or PDF obeying the maximum limit of 1,5 MB. The works can be sent through this site in the section Record of Registration.
Cartoon - Joke graph with universal theme and temporaries.
Political Cartoon - graphic Representation criticizes and well tempered of a political fact and/or social on present time.
Comic Strip - graphic Humor in sequence tans of pictures similar to published them in newspapers.Caricature - graphic Representation with well tempered anatomical alteration of well-known personalities. This year with the theme - "ARTISTS OF WORLD MUSIC”.
Thematic Cartoon - That category will have a specific theme - "MUSIC".
AwardThree will be checked (3) prizes for each category. In the total of R$ 22.500,00 like this divided:
Five prizes of 1st place, in the value of R$ 2.500,00 each, distributed among the categories;
Five prizes of 2nd place, in the value of R$ 1.500,00 each, distributed among the categories;
Five prizes of 3rd place, in the value of R$ 500,00 each, distributed among the categories;
All the categories will have three Honorable Mentions through diplomas totalized 15 mentions.
The values of the prizes for the international works will be transformed with base into the value of the Commercial Dollar of the date of dispatch of the consignment abroad.
NB.: The award jury the right is reserved of not destining prizes to the categories that don't reach the enough level, transferring for another categories, or creating a reward special of the Saloon.
When registering in the Salon, the author automatically transfers the Cession of the copyrights of your work(s) when winning, getting, in a total, universal and definitive way, in all the use modalities and gratuitous title, that starts to integrate the Patrimony of the Saloon of Humor from Paraguaçu Paulista in Brazil for all the right ends.In case the award jury verifies some fraud species or plagiarism in an/ or more registered works, it can cancel the reward checked. The works will be disclosed in the site of the Saloon after the inauguration of the same and they can be answered up to 10 days after the opening of the living room [sic], with fitting tests of any irregularity made from the jury.Other prizes and mentions can be instituted the approach of the Organizing Commission.Works out of the regulation or considered plagiarisms will be automatically declassified.
The works should be correspondents for the following postal address:
Salão de Humor de Paraguaçu Paulista.Alameda Gaspar Ampúdia s/n - Centro de Convergência Turística - Jardim Aeroporto - Paraguaçu Paulista - São Paulo - BrasilCEP 197000-000 -
Tel. +55(18) 3361-6165,until October 10, 2009 (it is worth the arrival date).
The works will be returned until one year after the closing of the event, on March 27, 2011.
In case the artist wants to receive its work before, it should remove in the Salon.

Competition for 2009 ICC Comics Award with theme Astronomy and the Universe

Competition for 2009 ICC Comics Award
This year, Competition for ICC Comics Award is being held for the first time. Art works created for the competition by cartoonists and comic artists from around the world will be displayed at the 10th International Comic Artist Conference in Taiwan. The theme for competition is all kinds of contents related with Astronomy and the Universe.
The year 2009 commemorates the 400th year since Galileo Galilei first used an astronomical telescope to observe the skies, and has been designated by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and UNESCO as the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009). As one of the oldest branches of fundamental study, astronomy has had a significant influence on every culture, epitomizing the apex of human intelligence.
Astronomy has made shining and brilliant advances in recent decades. IYA2009 is a global celebration to remember and celebrate the contributions astronomy has made to society and culture, with the theme ‘The Universe, Yours to Discover.’ Currently, many countries in the world are participating in IYA2009 in a variety of ways. Through these various events, the wonders of the Universe discovered through astronomy can be shared and appreciated by a multitude of people in many different ways.
Especially in light of the 2009 ICC Comics Competition event, based on the theme of the Universe, this global celebration of astronomy is expected to be enriched through comics and the value of astronomy will be shared from the perspective of comics’ art.
* Schedule* Application period: June 15~August 16, 2009*
Announcement of winners: October 25, 2009*
Exhibition: To be exhibited at the ICC Taiwan venue, October 23~26, 2009
Online exhibition on ICC Website* Guidelines
1. Hosted by: ICC Secretariat
2. Operated by: ICC Secretariat, Taiwan ICC Organizing Committee
3. Sponsored by: Taipei Comic Artist Labor Union, The Korea Cartoonist Association, Urimana Association, Manga Japan, Hong Kong Animation & Comic Association, Chinese Cartoon Studies Association, Bucheon Cartoon Information Center, Korean organizing committee for the International Year of Astronomy 2009
4. Theme: All contents related with Astronomy and the Universe (refer to
5. Categories of Application Materials:
- Category 1: One-cut cartoon or illustration
- Category 2: Comics under 8 pages in length
6. Size of Application Materials: (jpg, gif, png file only)(1) Single cartoon or illustration category- Size: A3 (297 x 420 mm)
- Color: free, whether black-and-white or color
- Resolution: 300 dpi or higher(2) Comics (under 8 pages) category
- Size: B4 (180 x 240 mm)
- Color: free, whether black-and-white, or color
- Resolution: 300 dpi or higher
- Note: If work includes dialogue or text, submission of text in English is required.
7. Eligibility: All cartoonists, illustrators, and comic artists in the world8. Application Materials:
- Copy of artwork and application form
- Artwork data
- Application form (Downloadable from ICC Website or from Websites of member organizations in various countries)
- How to submit- Online: Apply through ICC website
- Postal delivery: Mail toICC Secretariat8, Chuneui-dong, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, 420-857, South Korea
Please note:1. If using postal delivery, work must be submitted on CD in a graphics file with a resolution over 300 dpi. The final appearance of the printed version after submission may differ from artist’s original intention.
2. Submissions must be in digitized format. Paintings or drawings are not eligible for submission.
3. Submitted CDs will not be returned.Application period: June 15~August 16, 2009 (2009.06.15~2009.08.16)
* Judging and Awards
1. Judging method and criteria→ 1st Round: Entries will be nominated based on quality of work and potential, among other criteria, by a panel of judges recommended by ICC standing committees.→ 2nd Round: Awards for first prize, excellence awards, and recognition awards for nominated entries will be selected from among the nominated works by visitors viewing the works, using an on-site voting method during the ICC period at the exhibition venue.
2. Announcement of results: Announcements will be made at the competition venue on the final day of the ICC competition. Notice of winners will be posted on the ICC Website.
3. Awards
Category Prizes and Cash AwardsSingle Cartoon or Illustration Category
First Prize (one) - Trophy - Cash award: USD $1000Awards of Excellence (two) – Trophy - Cash award: USD $500Nominated entries - recognition awards - Commemorative book of drawingsComics CategoryFirst Prize (one) – Trophy - Cash award: USD $1000Awards of Excellence (two) – Trophy - Cash award: USD $500Nominated entries - recognition awards - Commemorative book of drawings
4. Award presentation and exhibition- Exhibition period: October 23~26, 2009
- Venue: Taiwan ICC contest venue
- Exhibition content: Works nominated from submissions and invitational works
- Award announcement: Competition closing ceremony on October 25, 2009If awardees are not present at the ceremony, they will be notified and presented with their award at a later time.
5. Reminder
- Although all rights for works submitted belong to artists, ICC reserves the right to reproduce prize-winning works on the ICC Website and for projects and pertinent promotions of ICC.
- The ICC Secretariat is not responsible for any loss or damages that may be suffered by submitted works, in cases where works and applications are submitted by mail.
- If the work of any prize recipient proves to be stolen or plagiarized, the winner will be disqualified, the award must be rescinded, and the cash prize returned.
Address: ICC Secretariat 8, Chuneui-dong, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon-shi, Kyonggi Province, 420-857, South Korea
Office: 82-(0)32-650-0561 / 82-(0)32-650-0563

Saturday, August 01, 2009

6th International Istanbul Cartoon Festival - ENERGY

10-18 October 2009, Istanbul, Turkey
Dear cartoonist friend,

Cartoonists all around the world participated to the international cartoon festivals which were organized by Yeni Yuksektepe Cultural Assosiation in the recent years. The first festival’s subject we arranged was mixed(1997); the second festival’s subject was “East and West”(2000); the third festival’s subject was “Water and Life”(2003), the fourth festival’s subject was “Global Warming”(2005), the fifth festival’s subject was “Intercultural Tolerance”(2007) – in total 30 countries, 431 cartoonists, 1209 cartoons-.

Even from now on, The Energy Issue has priority among the Sustainable Development Objectives of The United Nations, so we have decided to arrange the 6th International Istanbul Cartoon Festival on the this issue.

Energy is changing the map of the world; in the near future the most important issue which is underscored will be the energy problem. As Yeni Yüksektepe Cultural Association, we will be waiting different explanations from the cartoonists all over the world to be able to draw people’s attention to this increasing energy problem and its possible solutions.

The cartoons to be exhibited during the festival in Istanbul will also be exhibited in other branches of our association which are in other cities of Turkey such as Ankara, Izmir, Adana, Antalya, Van, Bursa, Izmit, Mersin, Aydın and associations in abroad which collabarates with Yeni Yüksektepe; for people who are interested in art.

We would like to invite you to the 6th International Cartoon Festival which will be held on 10-18 October 2009 with your talented cartoons.


1) EXHIBITIONS : Personal and collective exhibitions of the cartoons under the theme of “Energy” will take place during 10-25 October 2009. More than 200 well-known cartoonists are expected to participate to the exhibition as before.

2) SYMPOSIUM: An opportunity is created for inter-disciplinary sworks by performing a symposium under the theme of “Energy” with participation of guests on arts, science, philosophy.

3) WORKSHOP : The aim is to highlight the importance of “Energy” once more and also to increase the interest to the art of cartoon among people in the workshops which is participated by cartoonists and people.

Detailed information about the place and the daily programme of events will be announced by our website soon.



1) The theme of the exhibition is “Energy”. Cartoons not related with the main theme and the sub- themes, may not take part in the festival and the exhibition. The final decision is to be given by the Organizational Committee, and this committee works with cartoonist Tan Oral’s chairmanship.

2) Technique: Free. Black/white or colour.
3) Dimension: A4 or A3. No passé partout, no frame.

Sending Way:

4) By post: If this way is preferred, cartoons shouldn’t have passé partout and frame. Please send them with filled participation form to the below address.
Yeni Yuksektepe Kultur Dernegi,
Muhurdar Cad. Gunesli Bahce Sok. No: 50 34710 Kadikoy-Istanbul-TURKEY
5) By website: Cartoons should have 300 dpi resolution and JPEG formatted. (Max. 2 MB)
6) Work should be named. Example: nameandsurnameofartist_nameofwork.jpeg
7) No limitation for the number of works to be sent for the exhibition.

Sending Back the cartoons:

8) All cartoons will be kept in the cartoon archives of Yeni Yüksektepe Cultural Association and will not be sent back, unless there is a special request from the artist to send his/her work back.

Usage Rights of the cartoons:

All the usage rights of the cartoons are belong to Yeni Yuksektepe Cultural Association without any commercial purposes. The originals may be printed or exhibited in Turkey or abroad; used for the books, magazines, catalogues, brochures, VCD’s and DVD’s to be printed by Yeni Yüksektepe and its corporative associations in Turkey or abroad; sent to another association in Turkey or abroad for the purpose of exhibiting or printing without commercial purpose by Yeni Yüksektepe. Even if the cartoonist sends the originals or the copies to Yeni Yüksektepe, the cartoonist will be the owner of the publication and financial rights. Cartoons that were exhibited in the festival will be covered under a booklet. A copy of the booklet will be uploaded on the Internet web site free for download. News covering the festival will also be available on the same web site. The originals may be used in the news coverage about the Festival in the Print and TV Media.


9) The deadline for the cartoons to arrive to the Festival Organizational Committee is 1thSeptember 2009.
10) Please send a reply e-mail to notice that you have received this e-mail.

What is Yeni Yuksektepe Cultural Association?

Yeni Yüksektepe Cultural Association is a non-profit, non-governmental, philosophical-cultural organisation which does not have a religious or political identity.

Yeni Yüksektepe organises helpful activities for public interest and community awareness; aims to improve the world of culture with cultural activities; helps people in need in emergency situations by the GEA search and rescue team; protects nature through ecological activities. All activities organised by Yeni Yuksektepe are based on universal principles:

· To unite human beings regardless of their creeds, races, and social status around an ideal of love, respect, tolerance and universal fraternity.
· To awaken a global vision in men and women through the comparative study of sciences, religions, arts and philosophies.
· To enable men and women to live as a part of nature and to express their true personalities, by developing the capacities of each individual.

We would be pleased to stay in contact with you and thank you very much for your attention.

Best Regards,

Yeni Yuksektepe Cultural Association Kadikoy Branch
Public Relations Department Manager
Anıl Aykan

For your questions you can call us (after 18:30 on weekdays, after 13:30 on Saturdays) or send an e-mail.

Yeni Yuksektepe Cultural Association Kadikoy Branch
Tel: +90 216 336 36 11
Fax: +90 216 418 11 07
Mobile: +90 535 472 34 74 (Ms. Anıl Aykan,) +90 544 327 29 61 (Mrs. Ayça Burcu Tan)