Wednesday, June 20, 2012


1- The contest is open to all cartoonists.
2- The caricatures may be published before the contest. But they shouldn’t be rewarded at another contest.
3- The technique is free. Cartoonists can join the contest with maximum of 3 caricatures. But the arts must be original. Digital prints will be accepted only if they are signed by the artist with wet signature.
4- The maximum size for caricatures which will be sent must be 30×40 cm.
5- The contestants must write their name, surname, address, e-mail , country, and their telephone numbers with the big letters to the back of the cartoon. The contestants must put their personal history into the envelope.
6- The caricatures must be sent to the following address until July 13th 2012:
Milas Belediyesi Kültür Sanat Birimi
Milas – Muğla / TÜRKİYE
7- The result of the contest will be explained on the date of August 08th 2012.
8- The caricatures that are sent to the contest will not be posted back. The caricatures which are in degree or non degree can be published with purpose of culture. The contestants who join the contests are acknowleding these conditions. The caricatures will be kept in Turhan Selçuk Caricature House.
9- The contest album will be sent to the holders of the caricatures which will be selected by the Jury .
10- The award ceremony will be on the date of August 31st 2012. The gallery opening of the caricatures which will be exhibit and the caricatures which carried off will be in Turhan Selçuk Caricature House. The gallery will be open until September 15th 2012.
11- The accommodation expenses of the winners will be paid. But transportation expenses belong to them.
Muhammet Tokat ( Mayor of Milas)
Kamil Masaracı (Cartoonist)
Darius Ramazani (Cartoonist- Iran)
İzel Rozental (Cartoonist)
Piyale Madra (Cartoonist)
Nuray Çiftçi (Cartoonist)
Ersin Yeniceli (Director of Milas Municipality Culture Art Department).
The First : 3.000 USD
The Second : 2.000 USD
The Third: 1.000 USD
Other Private Awards: Private awards are by different enterprises, associations, newspapers, art magazines, agents, unions or persons.
MİLAS MAYORALTY / CULTURE ART DEPARTMENT – Tel: +90 252 512 14 16 Fax: +90 252 512 80 29 * *


2.The competition is open to professional and amateur cartoonists from all over the world.
3.Only original cartoons or internet print outs signed by the cartoonists will be accepted for the competition. Photographs, photocopies, etc... will not be accepted.
4.Each entrant should provide title, name, age, address, career, e-mail, and telephone number on reverse.
5.Entries can be either black and white or colour.
6.Size of cartoons should not exceed 100 x 150 cm.
7.Maximum 20 entries will be submitted.
8.Deadline for entries is July 12, 2012.
FIRST PRIZE - 3000 RMB + Medal + Catalogue
SECOND PRIZE - 1500 RMB + Medal + Catalogue
THIRD PRIZE - 1000 RMB + Medal + Catalogue
Five SPECIAL PRIZES + Medal + Catalogue.
THE BEST CARICATURE PRIZE - 3000 RMB + Medal + Catalogue
Three SPECIAL PRIZES - Medal + Catalogue.
11.Submitted cartoons will not be returned.
12.All cartoonists whose cartoons are published in the catalogue will receive a free copy.
13.The organizers take no responsibility of the damages caused by postal service or bad transport.
14.The organizers reserve the right to publish the cartoons submitted to the festival and use them in any forms. Your cartoon may be used for promotional purposes: cards, posters, catalogs, newspapers, magazine, and books etc.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Invitation to Cartoon Festival - Karikatür Festivali'ne Davet

7th International Eskisehir Cartoon Festival ‘PHILOSOPHY’
7 November-30 November 2012, Eskisehir, Turkey

Dear cartoonist friend,

Cartoonists all around the world participated to the international cartoon festivals which were organized by Active philosophy-Yeni Yuksektepe Cultural Assosiation in Istanbul 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), the sixth festival’s subject was “Energy” (2009) – in total 30 countries, 431 cartoonists, 1209 cartoons-. This year, the festival will be held in Eskisehir which is the cultural capital of Turkey. The festival is called 7th International Eskisehir Cartoon Festival and will be organized by Active philosophy- Yeni Yuksektepe Cultural Assosiation as usual. Anadolu University which is a world wide known university, Anadolu University Center of Investigation and Application of Cartoon Art and Museum of Cartoon Art will incorporate and participate in the festival.
The subject of the 7thInternational Cartoon Festival which will be held in Eskisehir this year is‘philosophy’.
Philosophy comes from Philosophia meaning ‘the love of wisdom’. It contains theory and practice together regarding the definition of wisdom although it is underestimated to a speculative brain gymnastics in which some mental ropes are tied and untied today.
Because wisdom is the experiences that leads individuals and communities to virtue and kindness in the light of true knowledge. With this aspect, philosophy emphasizes the togetherness of thought, feeling and action as an art of living despite being thought otherwise. The individual who studies philosophy or who is a philosopher applies what is learned, doesn’t ignore the problems related to nature or mankind and chooses to be the part of the solution not the problem by knowing one’s self and nature while learning throughout whole life.
Regarding this definition, philosophy means working because of love without losing humanist values or sensitiveness, doesn’t mean watching below from ivory towers.
Our association taking these values which have been emphasized by the tradition of ‘Philosophy Schools in the classical manner’ throughout ages as a model, applies the real definition of philosophy into the life by doing many activities in different areas with the professional volunteer consciousness and calling this ‘ACTIVE PHILOSOPHY’.Because of this, this year’s subject was chosen as ‘PHILOSOPHY’ after the sixth year of the festival. Moreover, 20 November 2012 will be celebrated as World Philosophy Day. In these celebrations, there will be exhibitions with the subject ‘philosophy’.
We, Active philosophy-Yeni Yuksektepe Cultural Association, expect different comments on the subject ‘Philosophy’from all cartoonists.
The cartoons to be exhibited during the festival in Eskisehir will also be exhibited in other branches of our association which are in other cities of Turkey such as Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Eskisehir, Adana, Antalya, Van, Bursa, Izmit, Mersin, Manisa, Aydın and associations in abroad which collabarates with Active philosophy, Yeni Yuksektepe; for people who are interested in art. Anadolu University and Museum of Cartoon Art will exhibit these cartoons in other international museums of cartoon which they cooperate with.
We would like to invite you to the 7thInternational Cartoon Festival which will be held on 7 November-30 November 2012 with your talented cartoons.
1) EXHIBITIONS : Exhibitions of the cartoons under the theme of “Philosophy” will take place during 7 November-30 November 2012. More than 200 well-known cartoonists are expected to participate to the exhibition as before.
2) PANEL: An opportunity is created for inter-disciplinary works by performing a symposium under the theme of “Philosophy” with participation of guests on arts, science, philosophy.
3) CONCERT: A concert of AFMA music group will be held.
4) DANCE SHOW: A modern dance show related with Plato’s Cave Myth will be performed.
7 November 2012 Wednesday
17:30 Opening of the exhibition, Museum of Cartoon Art
19:00 AFMA Concert, Anadolu University Social Sciences Institute
19:30 Modern Dance Show, Anadolu University Social Sciences Institute
19:45 Panel, Anadolu University Social Sciences Institute, red hall
1) The theme of the exhibition is “Philosophy”. 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.
1) Technique: Free. Black/white or colour.
2) Dimension: A4 or A3. No passé partout, no frame.
Sending Way (Possible in 3 ways):

1) By E-mail: Cartoons should have 300 dpi resolution and JPEG formatted. (Max. 2 MB)
Work should be named. Example: nameandsurnameofartist_nameofcountry.jpeg Please
send them with filled participation form to
2) 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.
Aktiffelsefe-Yeni Yuksektepe Kultur Dernegi,
Isiklar Mah. Gultugrul Sok. No:6 26120 Eskisehir-TURKEY
3) By website: Cartoons should have 300 dpi resolution and JPEG formatted. (Max. 2 MB)
Work should be named. Example: nameandsurnameofartist_nameofcountry.jpeg
4) No limitation for the number of works to be sent for the exhibition.
Sending Back the cartoons:

1) All cartoons will be kept in the cartoon archives of Yeni Yüksektepe Cultural Association
and archives of Anadolu University Museum of Investigation of Cartoon Art 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 belong to Yeni Yuksektepe Cultural Association without any commercial purposes and Anadolu University which supports the 7thInternational Festival. 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 Yuksektepe 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 Yuksektepe. Anadolu University can use the works in classes or class books or TRT School broadcasting channel with educational purposes. Even if the cartoonist sends the originals or the copies to Yeni Yuksektepe, 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.
The deadline for the cartoons to arrive to the Festival Organizational Committee is1st October 2012.
Please send a reply e-mail to notice that you have received this e-mail.
What is Yeni Yuksektepe Cultural Association?
Yeni Yuksektepe Cultural Association is a non-profit, non-governmental, philosophical-cultural organisation which does not have a religious or political identity.
Yeni Yuksektepe 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
Eskisehir Branch
Public Relations Department
For your questions you can send an e-mail.
Yeni Yuksektepe Cultural Association Eskisehir Branch
Isiklar Mah. Gultugrul Sok. No:6 26120 Eskisehir-TURKEY
Tel: +90 222 220 51 66




Date of birth:








I accept all terms and conditions of the festival which is organized by Yeni Yüksektepe Cultural Association.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Nuevo concurso de Humor Gráfico: BRUJAS Y BRUJOS. / New Graphic Humor Contest: WITCHES & SORCERER.

Bases en español
Rules in english
1 Puede participar en este concurso cualquier artista amateur o profesional, siendo un concurso abierto internacionalmente.
2 El tema objeto del Concurso es: "La brujería, brujas y brujos"
3 Sólo se pueden presentar 2 obras por participante, que serán originales y no deberán haber sido premiadas anteriormente. Las obras que según criterio del jurado sean plagios de otras obras serán inmediatamente descalificadas.
4 Las obras pueden ser realizadas en cualquier técnica gráfica o pictórica en un tamaño máximo de un DINA3 (420x297 mm) y con una resolución mínima de 300 dpi.
5 Si en la obra u obras presentadas existe cualquier tipo de texto, se deberá presentar un documento adjunto en Word o PDF con la traducción al catalán o español.
6 Las obras deberán ser enviadas a través de Internet en jpg o JPGE, junto con un archivo Word o PDF donde consten los datos del autor (nombre, apellidos, dirección, nacionalidad, teléfono, e-mail, página web, etc) a la siguiente dirección de
7 El plazo de admisión de las obras finalizará el 29 de Julio de 2012. Durante la primera semana de Agosto se reunirá el jurado para la selección de obras y selección del ganador.
8 Se constituirá un jurado, formado por miembros de la Paeria de Cervera, la Comisión de Fiestas del Aquelarre, del Museo de Cervera, y de Humoràlia. La decisión del jurado será inapelable y tendrá la potestad de resolver cualquier duda que pueda surgir en el proceso.
9 A partir del día 22 de Agosto de 2012, las obras seleccionadas serán expuestas en el Museo Comarcal de Cervera en las páginas web y El Jurado se reserva el derecho de declarar desierto el premio en el veredicto del concurso si la calidad de los originales no es suficiente, así como si la participación no ha sido suficiente.
10 El autor se compromete a ceder los derechos de imagen de la obra presentada para su publicación y exposición tanto física como digital, exclusivamente por concurso y por la difusión de convocatorias futuras del mismo concurso. Fuera de estos casos, la organización se compromete a la no utilización de la imagen de la obra ganadora y de las demás obras no premiadas sin autorización previa del autor. Una vez finalizada la exposición, las obras recibidas, al ser en formato digital, no se devolverán a sus autores, También laorganización se hace cargo del buen uso de los dibujos en sus publicaciones o medios digitales. La
organización se compromete a informar de la recepción y la aceptación de las obras participantes a sus autores a través de e-mail.
11 Se otorgará un premio único de 1000 euros para el ganador.
12 El veredicto se dará a conocer mediante la página web de la Paeria de Cervera informando previamente al ganador de concurso durante el mes de Agosto de 2012.
13 La participación en el concurso supone la aceptación de sus bases y plazos. Cualquier duda o problema que pueda surgir durante este tiempo, la organización a través de sus miembros dará solución de este mediante un comunicado.
Cervera, Abril de 2012.

1 Whoever can participate in this contest any artist, amateur or professional, is a competition open internationally.
2 The competition theme is: "Witchcraft, Witches & Sorcerer
3 The participant may only send 2 originals. The works must be original and should not have been awarded previously. Works considered plagiarism will be disqualified by the jury
4 The works can be executed in any graphic or pictorial technique in a maximum size of DIN A3 (420x297 mm) and with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
5 If the work or works presented have any text must present a document in Word or PDF attachment to the translation into Catalan or Spanish.
6 Artwork must be sent through the Internet in jpg or jpeg, along with a Word or PDF file which declares the author's data (name, address, nationality, phone, email, website, etc.) at the following e-mail:
7 The admission of the works will be until on 29 July 2012. During the first week of August will meet the judges for the selection of works and selection of the winner.
8 It shall be a jury consisting of members of the Town Council of Cervera, the Festival Committee of Aquelarre, Museum of Cervera and Humoràlia. The decision will be without appeal and shall have the authority to resolve any questions that may arise from the process.
9 From of 22 August 2012, selected works will be exhibited in the Cervera Museum and in the websites - . The jury reserves the right to declare nule prize if the works quality is not good, and if participation is not enough.
10 The author is obliged to give the image rights of the work submitted for publication and exhibition, both physical and digital, exclusively for the competition and the diffusion of future editions of the same competition. Out of these cases, the organization is committed to not using the image of the winning and other award winning pieces, without prior permission of the author. Once the exhibition finished, the works printed, will not be send to the authors. The organization also is responsible for the proper use of pictures in their publications or digital media. The organization undertakes to inform the reception and acceptance of the works to its participating authors via e-mail
11 There is an only single prize of 1000 euros for the winner.
12 The verdict will be announced through the website of the Town Council of Cervera previously informing the winner of the contest during the month of August 2012.
13 Participation in the competition implies acceptance of the terms and conditions. Any questions or problems that may arise during this time, the organization through its members will solve this in a statement.
Cervera, April 2012.