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31.1.10

Sad news: Pyotr Kulinich passed away on January 20

Pyotr Kulinich passed away on January 20, 2010
He was born in 1950. He lives and works in Sochi - a Russian health resort on the Black Sea coast. He has published many thousands of his works in the central and local press of Russia and abroad since 1970. A number of books, collections of humorous drawings was done, among them: "Do you have a sense of... humour?" (Krasnodar, Russia), "The history of Moscow mouse Verochka" (Cologne, Russia).
He is a laureate of many cartoon contests held in such towns as Ancona (1987), Montreal (1988), Zelena Gura (1988), Tokio (1987, 1990), Moscow (1991), Seoul (1991), Istanbul (1992, 1994), Mexico City (1994). He organized a number of his personal exhibitions in his native town of Sochi, visited by tens of thousands of residents and visitors of Sochi. His personal cartoon exhibitions also took place abroad, particularly in Germany, Bergisch Gladbach (1991) and Ludwigshafen (1996). He is a member of the Union of Artists of the Russian Federation.
For more info: http://users.livejournal.com/_cartoonist_/204862.html
Source: irancartoon

30.1.10

Results 9th Tabriz International Cartoon Contest - Iran

Results of 9th Tabriz International Cartoon Contest - Iran

Section: Correction of Consumption Habits
First Prize: Ali Shabani / Iran (Above)
Second Prize: Valentin Georgiev / Bulgaria

Third Prize: Omer Cam / Turkey
Special Prize of Tabriz Cartoon Association: Bayram Hajizadeh / Azerbaijan.

Section: Editorial Cartoons

First Prize: Ahmet Umit Akkoca / Turkey
Second Prize: Vladimir Kazanevsky / Ukraine
Third Prize: Jordan Pop-Iliev / Macedonia.

See prize-winning and selected cartoons at
http://www.tabrizcartoons.com/en/detail.asp?ID=1470

International Cartoon Exhibition – Exploitation and workers’ rights

International Cartoon Exhibition – Exploitation and workers’ rights, a critical look through a humoristic Line!
At a moment like this, in which, with the excuse of the actual economic crisis, the exploitation and the assault to the rights of the workers, in order to pursue with the accumulation of scandalous profits by economic groups, the Portuguese Communist Party challenged Humorgrafe to collaborate in some journeys of reflection with the participation of cartoonists from all around the world and from different political and ideological choices to, from their own philosophical and humoristic thoughts, contribute to this initiative - Exploitation and workers’ rights through a humoristic line, with their artistic works about the important questions that at this moment, affect millions of Portuguese and worldwide workers: the unemployment, the low wages and the precarious job.
a) The P C P, in collaboration with Humorgrafe prepares a journey of enlightenment about the rights of workers. The struggle for the dignity of labour, the exploitation of millions of human beings and the outrageous profits of big business, increasing unemployment and social trail of destruction, the struggle of workers as a factor of rupture and change the life of the population, are elements compelling when we look at the world in which we live. We invite cartoonists from around the world to meditate on various topics within this area include: job insecurity as a factor in the return to a past without rights, low wages versus paying a fortune for managers and scandalous profits, unemployment and its trail of poverty, destruction wealth and productive capacity.
b) Each artist can participate up to 4 entries, in black and white (one colour) sent by e-mail (300 dpis - jpeg) to humorgrafe_oms@yahoo.com . Sending work to the exhibition requires the waiver of copyright for publications (with no lucrative aims) of these journeys.
c) The deadline is February 26th 2010, and the exhibition opened next March 18th, in Lisbon. Eventually the exhibition will be displayed in other locations.
d) The work will be selected by jury for the exhibition catalogue and other publications involved in this event - Exploration and workers' rights by the stroke of humor. The campaign held it during the years 2010 / 2011. Selected works may be used by prosecutors in this period of this initiative. All artists will be notified and will receive two copies of all publications (on paper) where they used their work.
e) It is a project with the organization of the Portuguese Communist Party, Humorgrafe production, and as artistic director Osvaldo Macedo de Sousa.
Source: http://regulamentoscartoon.blogspot.com/

29.1.10

Results Cartoon Contest Strumica 2010, Rep. Macedonia

Result of Cartoon contest Strumica 2010, Republic of Macedonia
Theme: Carnival - Mild erotic
First prize: Rumen Dragostinov - Bulgaria (Above)
(See SIMILARITY at http://www.ismailkar.com/)
Second prize: Mikhail Zlatkovski - Russia
Third prize: Spiro Djajkov - Macedonia
Special prize: Valeri Aleksandrov - Bulgaria.

23.1.10

16th International Haifa Cartoon Contest and Exhibition

16th International Haifa Cartoon Contest and Exhibition 2010 - Israel
This year Haifa Municipality and the "Pencom" - Association of Israeli Caricaturists are organizing the 16th International Cartoon Contest and Exhibition.
Cash prizes will be awarded as follows:
■ 1st Prize: $500
■ 2nd Prize: $300
■ 3rd Prize: $200
Special Prizes and Honorable Mentions will be awarded to artists submitting the best cartoons.
The International Cartoon Contest comprises the main topic: Positive Thinking, "Healthy Mind in Healthy Body". Sport Activities, Entertainment and Hobbies, or Preventing ilness by Fighting Alcohol and Smoking Abuse.
Entry deadline: 21.7.2010
Our Address:
HAIFA MUNICIPALITY, P.O.B. 4811, HAIFA 31047, Israel
or:
"Pencom" - Association of Israeli Caricaturists, P.O.B. 45598. Haifa 31454, Israel
Conditions:
1. The Contest is open to adult cartoonists from all over the world.
2. The number of cartoons sent by each participant is limited to five per category. (by post mail!)
3. The submitted works in all sections must be originals or digital copies (high resolution file – 300 dpi required), standard size being A4 (21 x 29.7 cm, 8 1/2 x 11 inches), using Indian ink, watercolor, pen or other graphic and painting techniques. (only two cartoons by email!)
4. Name and address should be written on the reverse side of each cartoon.
5. Entrants should pack their works securely and send them at their own expense to the International Cartoon Contest. Organizers are not responsible for damage caused during transportation.
6. By participating in this event, caricaturists agree that all cartoons submitted can be used in exhibitions throughout Israel and abroad.
7. Once the exhibition in Haifa closes, the original cartoons may be returned to the artist at his/her request (The organizers are not responsible for loss of original cartoons).
8. An Exhibition Catalogue featuring the best cartoons will be published and will be sent to the best participating artist free of charge.
9. The organizing committee reserves the right to reproduce the cartoons for the promotion of the Contest.
10. The cartoons for the exhibition will be selected by a jury.
11. Note: Caricatures on political leaders should not be submitted to the Competition.
For further information please contact:
Ronit Eshet - coordinator of marketing, Haifa Municipality, P.O.B. 4811, Haifa, 31047, Israel, E-mail: ronitcartoon@gmail.com Mobile: 972-54-4913383
You can access our site at: http://www.haifa.muni.il/ by opening the "English site" link of the International Cartoon Exhibition.
Source: ecc

18.1.10

Carica..ter International Cartoon Contest – Arabcartoon

Carica..ter International Cartoon Contest – Arabcartoon
Arabcartoon website invites you to participate in international cartoons contest: Carica..ter *
Theme: How the cartoonist sees himself, and how people see him?
Few days before New Year, two daily Jordanian newspapers, inform 5 cartoonists they will be fired at the New Year!!
What kind of relation between the cartoonists and the journalism, editor in chiefs, etc.
Rules:
- Open to all cartoonists, all over the world.
- Deadline: 30 March 2010
- Each cartoonist can submit a max of 2 cartoon works
- A4 size. 150 dpi.
- Only JPEG format.
- Black & white or colored, any style, any technique will be accepted.
- The text should be in Arabic or English languages
- All cartoons must send in one e-mail, attached with the following entry-form: Here
- The first winner will be awarded a symbolic award, one month cartoonist salary equal to 422 $, and other awards.
- Competition organizers have the right to use the participated cartoons for non-profit tendencies.
- Send your cartoons to: ter@arabcartoon.net
Who we can make the cartoon is the tools and the subject in same time?
*carica..ter: is a combination between a "cartoons" and "go away" in Arabic language.
Source: tabrizcartoons

17.1.10

3rd International Sporthumor, the Smile Olympics

3rd INTERNATIONAL "SPORTHUMOR" THE SMILE OLYMPICS / ITALIA
Theme: All Sports (Football, Cycling, Athletics, Boxing, Motorcycling, Skiing, Motor Racing, Swimming, Running, Speedboat Racing, Basketball, Baseball, etc...)
Sections: Cartoon and Caricature.
Size: A4 (21x30 cm) only.
Works: Originals "without words", done using the freestyle technique. The digital works, printed on paper with original signatures, participate in the competition.
Maximum 3 works.
Deadline: 28 FEBRUARY 2010
Prizes:
A prize of 2.500 € will be given to the artist who receives the most votes from the public.
500 € will be given to the most interesting and funny digital work by a technical committee.
The most deserving and representative works will form part of a coloured catalogue specially created and sent free of charge to all the published authors.
The works sent could be used to promote the event.
The works sent will not be returned but form the basis for a future International Humor Museum.
Address: Emilio Isca, Via Dante 4, 10098 RIVOLI/TO - ITALIA
Responsible: Emilio Isca. Phone-Fax: +39 011 2483046 emilioisca@libero.it
Source: ecc

First International Contest of Cartoon Against Racism

First International Contest of Cartoon Against Racism - Brazil
Deadline: July 30, 2010
RULES
Colors can live in peace. If the world were painted a single color would not grace. It's fun to realize that there are millions of colors that live in peace making our world colorful and interesting.
But as it is still possible to create human beings so many differences in defense of black or white?
The famous Flicts book the Ziraldo. The book says that the world is made of colors, but none is Flicts. A rare color, fragile, sad, who sought in vain for a friend.
This contest expects cartoons against racism and the problems that cause this feeling in the world.
PRIZES:
1st Place: R$ 1.000,00 (REAIS) + Troféu + book Flicts + shirt Brazilcartoon
2st Place: Troféu + book Flicts + shirt Brazilcartoon
3st Place: Troféu + book Flicts + shirt Brazilcartoon
2 Mentions: book Flicts + shirt Brazilcartoon.
Warning: The value of the prize may be increased during the registration period. This will occur if the Brazilcartoon get sponsors.
Dateline: July 30, 2010
Submit your cartoon by e-mail: info@brazilcartoon.com TITLE E-MAIL (RACISM)
Realization: http://www.brazilcartoon.com/

14.1.10

The International Competition of Caricature and Cartoon “OPERA & BALLET”

Association of Polish Cartoonists and Opera Foundation, in cooperation with Museum of Caricature in Warsaw, invites you to participation in The International Competition of Caricature and Cartoon “OPERA & BALLET”.
Final Regulation of the Competition
Participation condition: All professional cartoonists.
Subject: Opera and ballet (history, present time, famous artists, famous works, etc.)
Technical conditions:
Works must be orginals; any kind of graphical technique will be accepted, including digital artwork if the prints are signed and if they are Print Number One. Prints digital artworks must be min. 300 dpi TIFF. Copies will be not accepted.
Number of caricatures or cartoons: Maximum 5.
Size / File format: Min 210 X 297 mm (DIN A 4) - Max 297 X 420 mm (DIN A 3).
The works should present on the reverse the following informations: author`s name and surname, post address, phone, mailing address, title of work.
The author's CV, in English or Polish, should also be sent.
Deadline for works reception: 30.03.2010
Address: The works should be sent to:
Stowarzyszenie Polskich Artystów Karykatury, ul. Kozia 11, 00-070 Warszawa, Poland, with note: “OPERA & BALLET”
Prizes and jury: The winners will be awarded the following prizes:
I - 1250 EURO
II - 1000 EURO
III - 750 EURO
and other mentions.
All awarded and mentioned works will stay property of organizers competition. Jury will select works to the exhibition. Jury will examine all works send to the Competition, without eliminate works previously published, exhibited and awarded on other competitions.
Exhibition: Exhibition will be opening in Polish National Opera House in Warsaw, in May 2010. After the exhibition in Warsaw will be other exhibition in Poland and other country and the works will be returned to their authors by end of 2011.
Catalogue: All the artists whose are selected for the exhibition will receive a catalogue.
Final Provision: Organizers reserve for themselves right to use selected to the exhibition works for promotion subject “Opera & Ballet” on poster, catalogue or other materials connected with Competition. Beyond promotion of Competition authors keep all their authors rights (copyrights).
Any questions about this competition may be sent to organizers:
Superintendent - Jacek Frankowski: jacek@franek.com.pl
Artdirector - Witold Mysyrowicz: wmysyrowicz@aster.pl .

New Year message from cartoonist Vyacheslav Shilov arrived a week ago, yet at another e-address of mine

Merry Christmas!
Joy, health, happiness, good luck and do not you ever lose heart!
Sincerely,
Vyacheslav Shilov
http://best-cartoon.spb.ru/
PS. Drawing - my friend and colleague, ch. artist newspaper "Financial Times" Jeremy Banks (United Kingdom).

Final List of Winners in TALIDE's "Just Explain it Simply"

Minutes of Jury Meeting about exclusion and changes concerning the winners of the competition for cartoons and caricatures „JUST EXPLAIN IT SIMPLY – FINANCIAL CRISIS AND POVERTY“.
Date: 29 December 2009
Jury: Osgit Cárdenas, Peter Bauer, Michael Klamp
The jury members have come to the unanimous decision to divest Mr MASOUD ZIAEI ZARDKHASHOEI (registration number 96) the 1st prize as he conflicted with the conditions for participation in point 4.
His work had been proposed already to the „Cartoonale Brugge Cartoon Contest 2009 -
Crisis!“ and had also been awarded there..
Ref: http://cultuur.brugge.be/CartoonaleBrugge09/Index.html
The Jury has decided in an unanimous decision to change the awards as following:
1st prize WESAM KHALIL (registration number 64)
2nd prize REGGE VOM SCHULZENHOF (registration number 49)
3rd prize HORACIO PETRE (registration number 116)
Osgit Cárdenas - Peter Bauer - Michael Klamp.
minutes: Hartmut Porsch.

10.1.10

20th International Satire Exhibition Studio d’Arte Andromeda

20th International Satire Exhibition “Trento between reality and madness” - Italy
Subject: Italian Land
On 2 August 1847 the Austrian chancellor Klemens von Metternich, wrote: “The word Italy is a geographical expression...”
After 13 years Italy became a State despite the skepticism of those who pretended to forget that the word “Italy” to the greatest artists of Europe meant more than just a geographical oddity, but represented civilisation, knowledge, culture, art and all the highest expressions produced by humans throughout history.
The most enlightened leaders of world culture, for centuries, considered the “Grand Tour”, travelling in Italy, as an essential step in their education and training.
What remains today, after 150 years of that hope to merge the different souls present on the peninsula called Italy and the desire to make a single witness and continuation of the immensity of which we are custodians of gifts?
Our review of XX satire is devoted to a discussion on Italy, which for us is first of all, cultural identity, identity that we feel, every day, in danger of extinction.
We are dealing with a world that continually sacrificed in the name of globalising short term illusions, that wealth of knowledge built with slow wisdom from those who lived with the thought, turning to us, to the future.
To you, to your poetic, ironic, irreverent, bright, satiric ferocity, pick these signals, the thoughts and emotions related to the land of Italy and represent them in terms of your art and your land.
REGULATION
Authors may submit an unlimited number of works, Studio d’Arte Andromeda reserving the right to expose those, which, in its sole discretion, considers most adherents to the theme.
The works must be original, can be made with any technique, and must adhere strictly to the theme.
Maximum size allowed: A3.
The works must arrive at the Studio d’Arte Andromeda via Malpaga, 17 - 38122 Trento ITALY, before (DEADLINE EXTENDED) 15 May 2010.
The date of the inauguration will be notified in time to all participants.
The works will be returned on demand.
The Organisation Committee will keep the prize-winner and signal works.
The Studio reserves the right to print a catalog with the most significant works and the right to use the same access to information, news and documents about the exhibition.
The catalog will be delivered during the opening or sent on request with the works.
Studio d’Arte Andromeda don’t answer of possible damaged or missing works, but maximum care of the delivered works is assured.
The contest has the following prizes:
1st Prize: € 1000,00
2nd Prize: € 700,00
3rd Prize: € 500,00
Visitors Prize: € 300,00.
Complete regulations & Participation Form: fanofunny .

7.1.10

9th Euro-FruitCatoonale Sint-Truiden 2010 - Belgium

RULES 9de EURO-FRUITCARTOONALE SINT-TRUIDEN 2010
FRUIT: ON TOUR
If we opt for the theme Fruit: On Tour, we like to send our fruits from Haspengouw on tour with all positive and delicious qualities, who creates our fruit like real worldstars. Healthy, tasty and beautiful goes our fruit on tour, all over the world, among all cultures, among all nationalities. How are treated their qualities through the world?
Our fruit is ON TOUR. And success is revolutionary: among other VIP’S is our fruit all year round in the spotlights and is worn by their fans, it is celebrated, and is really to bite. Our main sponsors Veiling Borgloon and Belgische FruitVeiling already give many hints and provide special perspectives on their professional site http://www.fruitrevolution.be/
RULES
1.PARTICIPATION
Everybody can participate at this Eurofruit-cartoontest. The participants agree with the regulations and the decisions of the jury. The jury has the right to refuse works for ethical reasons.
2.THEME:
FRUIT: CULINARY
All humorous situations about things,actions,emotions,people and events on the theme Fruit: on Tour, used in a positive and artistic way are eligible. Texts may not be used to bring the message in the drawing. Only original drawings linked to Haspengouws * Fruit (pears, apples, plums, cherries, strawberries, raspberries ... (see site:www.fruitrevolution.be) qualify on prices.
It is forbidden to send in works that have been awarded before, and works that are subjected to third-party rights.
3.CONTRIBUTIONS
Number of works: maximum 5 (without frame)
Dimensions: only A4 size (297x210 mm).
All imaging and graphical techniques are allowed.
Please write on the back side of every cartoon in capital letters: Name, first name, address, telephone, fax,mobile number and e-mail address.
By participating,participants give the organisation the right to participate at the differents exhibitions (not-commercial) and publishing the works in the catalogue. The rewarded en nominated works remain the organizers property. Non-rewarded works will resend - on demand - after 15/12/2010.
4.DEADLINE 18 FEBRUARY 2010
SEND BY POST before February 18th 2010 (thoroughly packed and not folded) and sufficiently prepaid to: EURO-FRUITCARTOONALE 2010, P/A JOHNY VANDERHEYDEN, HAMELSTRAAT 39, B-3800 SINT-TRUIDEN - BELGIUM
5.PRIZES
GOLDEN, SILVER AND BRONZE AWARDS.
and money prizes € 1000, € 300, € 200, € 200.
Several special prizes.
Baskets with fruit for all the winners.
Certificates for the 25 nominations.
6.OPENING RECEPTION 2010 WITH PROCLAMATION OF THE PRIZES
Friday April 2th 2010 at 8 pm in Cultural Centre “de bogaard” Capucienessenstraat 8, 3800 Sint-Truiden. The participants whose works are nominated and rewarded will be personally invited. All cartoonists who are present receive a cartoon book free of charge.
7.EXHIBITION 2010
The selected works will be exposed from Thuesday 6th of April until 30th of April 2010 in the white hall of the cultural centre “de bogaard”, Capucienessenstraat 8 in 3800 Sint-Truiden.
8.INFO EUROFRUITCARTOONALE 2010
Voorzitter Eurofruitcartoonale
JOHNY VANDERHEYDEN, Maarschalk Keizerlijke Commanderie
HAMELSTRAAT 39, 3800 SINT-TRUIDEN
TEL 0032 (0)11 68 92 59 ( 8-18U30) FAX 0032 (0)11 68 92 59
eurofruitcartoonale@telenet.be

Source: ecc

6.1.10

15th International Cartoon Exhibition Zagreb 2010

INTERNATIONAL CARTOON EXHIBITION ZAGREB 2010 - CROATIA
A. PARTICIPATION
The organizer of the 15th International festival of cartoon ZAGREB 2010 is the Croatian Cartoonist Association. The festival is opened for everyone regardless of nationality, age, sex, or profession.
B. THEME
MUSEUMS / GALLERIES
C. ENTRIES
Conditions of entry:
1. Original works and digital artwork will be accepted. Digital artwork is to be numbered in pencil on the front and pencil signed. Copies cannot be admitted.
2. Entries can be either black and white or coloured.
3. There should be the name, the surname and the address on the reverse side of cartoons.
4. The cartoons must not have been previously awarded on festivals.
5. Maximum 3 entries will be submitted.
6. Size of entries is A4 or A3 format.
D. DEADLINE
Entry deadline is the 29th of April 2010.
E. ADDRESS
HRVATSKO DRUŠTVO KARIKATURISTA (CROATIAN CARTOONIST ASSOCIATION) SAVSKA CESTA 100, 10000 ZAGREB, CROATIA
F. PRIZES AND AWARDS
First Prize 1.000 EUR
Second Prize 500 EUR
Third Prize 300 EUR
Five Special mentions.
G. EXHIBITION
The exhibition will take place in Gallery Klovićevi dvori in Zagreb on the 16th of June 2010.
H. OTHER CONDITIONS
Authors of works that qualify to the exhibition are given a presentation copy of the exhibition cataloque. Only on explicit request will remaining (original) works be returned to the owners in the end of the exhibition cycle (in the second half of the year 2011), at the expense of the organizers.
The organizer reserves the right to reproduce the works sent to the festival, Zagreb 2010, as the advertising material without being obliged to pay a fee to an author whose work may be used.
The prize-winning works become property of the organizer.

5.1.10

V The Competition of a Caricature and a Short Comic Strip, "V KIKS Zikison 2010"

V The Competition of a Caricature and a Short Comic Strip, "V KIKS Zikison 2010"
Continuous web competition from now on the front pages Zikison.net & KIKS.net & Comics-Stripovi-ExYu ... Unique in the world, respected friends, send your cartoons and comics!
http://www.zikison.net/ , http://www.kiks.site90.net/, http://www.zikison-weekly.comoj.com/ , http://www.comics-stripovi-exyu.blogspot.com/ and The Satirical Manufactory "Zikison" are announcing in the categories, the themes:
1. PORTRAIT (within cartoon shape): "Zivojin Pavlovic ZIKISON" (famous cartoonist, satiric, editor and publisher of satiric magazine from Serbia), Radoje Domanovic (the most famous satire writer of all times in SERBIA), Jaroslav Hašek (famous writer of the antiwar satire „Good soldier Svejk“ from CZECH REPUBLIC) and Stanisław Jerzy Lec (establisher and founder of the modern world aphorism from POLAND) and WITHOUT WORDS. How cartoonists sees them, "ZIKISON" and his age, technology-free, for all three categories of works to send the full?
1. PORTRAIT cartoon
Zivojin Pavlovic ZIKISON, (1885 - 1950) Was a Satirist, a caricaturist, an editor, a publisher, and a printer. Between two wars in Serbia he was an actuator, a Co – Author editor of many newspapers for humor and satire. He has been suffering and imprisoned by Communist Regime in 1949. Soon after that torture and seizing his property, he was died in 1950.
Stanisław Jerzy Lec, (6 March 1909 – 7 May 1966) (born Baron Stanisław Jerzy de Tusch-Letz) was a Polish poet and aphorist of Polish and Jewish noble origin. Often mentioned among the greatest writers of post-WW2 Poland, he was one of the most influential aphorists on the 20th century.
Lyrical poetry, sceptical philosophical-moral aphorisms, often with a political subtext.
Jaroslav Hašek, (April 30, 1883 – January 3, 1923) was a Czech humorist and satirist best known for his novel The Good Soldier Švejk, an unfinished collection of farcical incidents about a soldier in World War I, which has been translated into sixty languages. He also wrote some 1,500 short stories. He was a journalist, bohemian, and practical joker. His short life had many odd parallels with another Prague contemporary, the Jewish writer Franz Kafka (1883–1924).
Radoje Domanovic, (February 4, 1873 - August 4, 1908) was a Serbian writer and teacher, most famous for his satirical short stories. In 1899, he published two collections of short stories and his famous story "Danga" first appeared. The following year, he got a post as a clerk in the State's Archive. In 1902, after he published "Stradija", he was again dismissed from his post. He started writing editorials for magazine "Odjek" ("Reflection"). After the coup in 1903, Domanovic returned to his post, and soon got a stipend to work on his stories. It was rumoured that the coup saved his life, since he was on a list for liquidation of the previous government. In 1904, he started a magazine "Stradija", that had 35 editions.
2. Caricature WITHOUT WORDS - FREE, free technique.
3. SHORT ALTERNATIVE COMIC STRIP, WITHOUT WORDS - FREE, free technique.
The competition will be opened and free for all of the professionals and amateurs, for affirmed and unknown authors from 7 to 77 years of age, for all people on this planet but in the case if someone appears from other planet then we will become the first interplanetar competition.
AWARDS:
First prize in all three categories, the presentation of the special page http://www.zikison.net/ Weekly electronic journal ZIKISON and http://www.kiks.site90.net/ kiks (Caricature and Short Comic Cartoon). All authors whose works jury selects, will be presented in your gallery Zikison.net and KIKS.net. All authors whose works are going to be selected by the jury will get ŽIKIŠON Charter or Diploma.
Works can be sent by E-mail zikison@zikison.net & zikison.mazos@gmail.com & kiks.zikison@yahoo.com with author’s short biography and photography. All of received works will not be returned to the senders. The organization of this project keeps the right for using and publishing of received works for the organization’s needs.
Deadline: No deadline (Permanent Exhibition)
The competition is open Non-Stop!
(Results: December 2010 / January 2011)
Jury for "V KIKS Zikison 2010", January 2010 in Paracin, SERBIA - For The SRZ /SRŽ & KIKS Zikison: Zoran Matic Mazos, & ...
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Zoran Matic Mazos, Graphical designer & Satirist and Cartoonist
Address: Zoran Matic Mazos
Kneza Ive od Semberije 20,
35 250 Paracin, SERBIA
Telephone:+ 381 - (0)35/56-55-63+ 381 - (0)62/25-30-60
E-mail:
zikison@zikison.net
kiks.zikison@yahoo.com
zikison.mazos@gmail.com
zikison13@nadlanu.com
mazospn@gmail.com
caricature.comics@gmail.com
spz.srz@hotmail.com
mazos.zikison@yandex.ru
Web & Blogs:
http://www.zikison.net/
http://www.kiks.site90.net/
http://www.zikison-weekly.comoj.com/
http://www.diogenis.0fees.net/
http://www.mazos.0fees.net/
http://zikison.forumotion.net/
http://kiks.blogalerie.com/
http://www.comics-stripovi-exyu.blogspot.com/
http://www.mazos.blogspot.com/.

Iranian "Green" International Cartoon Exhibition - France

Iranian “Green” International Cartoon Exhibition - France
"Green" has a very specific meaning now: Iranian people named "Protesters" are now the symbol of freedom, braveness, and liberation. They chose "Green" as their symbol. The subject for this exhibition is these people. The people they going to be the most brave people in 2009. You can send your cartoons on this theme. There is no money prize, no trophy and party! but we will organize an exhibition of selected cartoons in Paris. Your prize will be proud of involvement of the Iranian Green Movement.
Regulations:
- Participating in this Exhibition is free.
- Any Cartoonist without considering age, nationality and religion can participate in this Exhibition.
- The Technic of Cartoons are free.
- Each participant can send up to 5 entries.
- Size limitation is minimum A4 and Maximum A3.
- Each Cartoonist must send his Biography beside his artworks.
- The deadline for sending entries is (extended for a month) until 20th March 2010 (http://regulamentoscartoon.blogspot.com/2010/02/iranian-green-international-cartoon.html)
- The Entries should be sent to "37 Rue Chaude, 78240 Chambourcy, France"
- Selected artworks will be exhibited in Paris, France and also published in the websites and this group page on Facebook.
- The organizing committee can use the received cartoons for its promotions, publishing in the website, in posters, brochures, etc.
- The Artworks can not be returned.
For any extra information please call to: +33 (0)660 939 718.
Kianoosh Ramezani - Illustrator, Cartoonist, Graphic Designer. Mobile: +33 (0)660 939 718
Source: http://regulamentoscartoon.blogspot.com/

Humour can save the daily -The Australian

Hi all,
Cartoonists have received some good pro-active coverage in today's The Australian.
CARTOONISTS may have played a crucial role in the Australian newspaper industry - and they may have been lauded by John Hartigan, chairman and chief executive of News Limited (publisher of The Australian) at an exhibition opening several weeks ago - but the scribblers fear they are being slowly squeezed out of existence.
Nevertheless, they believe cartoons could be the key to luring younger readers back to newspapers.
Hartigan called a truce with his occasional foe ABC managing director Mark Scott last month to launch an exhibition of some of Australia's best political cartoons.
"Mark and I don't agree on everything," Hartigan said. "But I am sure he would acknowledge that while there are things broadcasters do better than newspapers, political cartooning isn't one of them.
"This great craft is not immune to new technology, but it remains an art that finds its best expression in newspapers."
To read the rest of the article by Simon Canning visit http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/humour-can-save-the-daily/story-e6frg6z6-1225816052212
This report from: Australian Cartoonists' Association
http://www.cartoonists.org.au/

4.1.10

Catalog of the 29th International Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon Contest 2009

The catalog of the 29th International Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon Contest 2009 is published in November 2009. It is of the traditional size again 19 x 19 cm, only getting thicker every edition and this time: 2.5 cm (!) for it has 324 color pages that contain 309 cartoons each on a full page.
The Association of Cartoonists are planning to post the free copies of the selected artists as soon as the new brochure of the 30th edition of the contest is published (in April I suppose).

As usual, I publish only one among the many cartoons I liked the best.Blogger's choice: Vladimir Stepanov - Russia.

3.1.10

International Cartoon Competition "Plagiarism” 2010 - Germany

International Cartoon Competition "Plagiarism” 2010 - Germany
Cartoon theme: Plagiarism
Deadline: March 15th, 2010
Prizes:
1st prize: golden He-Goat
2nd prize: silver He-Goat
3rd prize: bronze He-Goat
and special awards.
Award ceremony on 1st April 2010, 19.00 pm in the SSENKO Garo Galerie (Berlin).
Number of entries: max: 3
Digital: yes
Exhibition: yes
Free catalogue: PDF Catalogue by Internet. Download is for free.
Copyright issues: The copyrights remain to the artists. We will use the artworks for the exhibition, promotion and for the catalogue.
Address to send the artworks: The transmittal of the cartoons takes place in digital form via the internet page of the LIMES Image Agency.
First you have to registry as a participants of the competition. After registration an email will be sent to you with your password for your personal area. In this area you can upload your cartoons on our server.
The size of the cartoons should be:
minimum: 105 x 148,5 mm (DIN A5), 300dpi
maximum: 297 x 420 mm (DIN A3), 300 dpi.
The file has to be maximum size: 25 MB. File format: JPG (The caption takes place only via internet after uploading of the cartoons).
Register now
Contact for further information contact@limes-net.com
WEB: http://www.limes-net.com/
Source: fecocartoon

2.1.10

Marjan Pecev sends greetings for the New Year 2010

Happy New Year
Marjan Pecev
XI IFAK Strumica 2010.

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(This is also a reminder for me to send my cartoon for the International Festival of Aphorism and Caricature 2010 organised in Strumica, Republic of Macedonia, with the approaching deadline: January 11. Sure will I on Monday, because I am finishing it tomorrow.)

New Year 2010 greeting card from caricaturist Zach Trenholm

A Special Health Care Reform Bill Edition of bobbing celeb heads from 2009....
(Apologies to those from outside the U.S.! Clockwise: Sen. Joe Lieberman, Majority Leader Harry Reid, Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Sen. Chuck Grassley, Sen. Max Baucus, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Lindsey Graham....)

Zach Trenholm/ Caricaturist
San Francisco, CA. USA
http://www.zachtrenholm.com/