Theme in Caneva Ride Contest 2017, Premio Toni Zampol, Italy: In Vino Veritas?

In order to resume the ability to smile on ourselves, our vices and our everyday life and invite us to a break of lightness, the Association Pro Castello di Caneva proposes the fourth edition of the Caneva Ride Contest! Open to designers around the world.
The theme of 2017 edition: In Vino Veritas? In wine there is truth? Does wine or alcoholic beverages generally help to be more sincere? Under the livelihood we are less liars? Does a glass pull the other one? Pencil your judgment. The award was born to celebrate the memory of Toni Zampol, who for many years veiled the vices and virtues of Caneva and its inhabitants with his pencil.
THEME: In Vino Veritas?
DEADLINE: 30 June 2017
EXHIBITION 15 July 2017
Pro Castello di Caneva promotes the international award Caneva Ride! (Caneva Laughs!) for humoristic sketches and satirical costume about the theme In vino Veritas? In wine there is truth?
The award is open to all cartoonists of the world from 16 years old. Participants can apply individually or in groups (in case of several authors, the referent for all communications with the award’s promoters shall be indicated)..
Up to three unpublished works, realized by any technique, color or black and white, which haven’t been awarded in other prizes. The maximum format shall be A4 (21 X 29.7 cm).
Works shall be submitted within 24:00 of 30 June 2017 at the address canevaridecontest@gmail.com, as a .jpg, .tiff or .pdf file with resolution of 300 dpi, and report all personal data (first name, surname, complete address, phone number, in case of minors the name of one parent authorizing the participation). Every single file shall not exceed 5 MB. If more than one single work is submitted, then send each by single mail.
5 - JURY
Manuel de Carli, Cartoonist - President of the Jury; Pietro Francesco Manfè, Pro Castello - Caneva; Vicenzo Bottecchia, Cultural Comics Operator; Giancarlo Rupoloç, Photographer.
FIRST PRIZE euro 600,00
SECOND PRIZE euro 250,00
THIRD PRIZE euro 150,00.
The jury reserves the right to report other works, which shall not receive any money prize. The authors, by participating the competition, agree with the non-exclusive right to reproduce the works on any support for promotional purposes of Pro Loco Castello, without any claims of copyright.
Opening of the exhibition and prize giving will be held Sunday 15th July 2017 during Castello in Festa 2017.
Source: canevaride.


DLRM Cartoon and Graphic Contest 2017, Hungary

The popular hungarian DLRM band’s latest record was just realesed. The new album contains the „Stalemate” song.
OBJECTIVE: Please, listen to this song and get inspired!
Draw a cartoon based on the lyric and music that you had heard before, then make some graphic or video content and paint something related to the song.
Note! Best videos will be played at concerts promoting also the artists!
The music can be found here -> (just click ont he link , and you will be directed to youtube)
The lyrics can be found here, for your help:

Stalemate (lyrics)

I dont wanna spend my time being overhypnotized
But to be honest it is happening at every single night
What the bloody hell do you think when you look into my eyes
Cause i can see an angel who's too cheeky to fly

I'll be your super clown you
Could use me any time but you dont know
That i might be older, i'll risk to be sober so its might be over

If you were just hangin around i'd probably just take my time
But the night was short and im still not sober yeah i've gone too far but i'll text you later

Make me your your terror your pistol

You should make your decision cause i've already chosen mine
But in a stalemate situation nobody knows what its all about

Why why are you talking like we
Were something else that we used to be

You should make your decision cause i've already chosen mine
But in a stalemate situation nobody knows what its all about
You should make your decision
In a stalemate situation
You should make your decision
In a stalemate situation

The DLRM’s website can be found here by clicking on the link HERE -> http://dlrm.hu/
1. Those people can participate who at least 18 years old
2. The competition has only 1 round.
Each aspirant can provide a maximum of 10 graphic content that DOES NOT HAVE lyric provided within.
The file extension MUST BE the following… ( CYMK, jpg etc..) and has to be HIGH quality.
video: .avi, .wmv, .mov, .mp4,
(Please be aware of that, gmail can store the attachment which is maximum 10MB)
3. All the cartoons should be sent to the following email address; grafikuskelemen@gmail.com
4. The deadline is July 31, 2017
5. Prizes are the following…
1st place -> 300€
2nd place -> 200€
3rd place -> 100€
6. All the aspirants are aware of that sending their Graphic Content, they ARE AGREED that the jury’s decision is definitive and all rights are reserved.
7. The aspirant contribute that the given graphic content can be used by the DLRM band FREELY and WITHOUT BEING CHARGED, refering to the cartoon competition.
All the public information can be accesed here ->
Asking further information can be required; grafikuskelemen@gmail.com
We wish all the aspirants a succesful competition!
8. Prohibited
- the use or unauthorized use of trademarks, logos or copyrights. The uploaded content may not contain any intellectual property rights that are protected by law or are in force, unless the right of use is granted to the player.
- Promotion of commercial products and services.
- Using pornographic or sexual content.
- Any kind of hateful content (including racism, sexism, etc.).
- Any violent, offensive content or any offensive / indecent, obscene, inappropriate content (hate speech, political symbols, demonstration).


Results of the 8th International Tourism Cartoon Competition 2016, Turkey

Theme: Future of Tourism
Adults Category
The Grand Award: Oleksy Kustovsky, Ukraine (Top)
The Second Awand: Ali Shafei, Iran
The Third Award: Cemalettin Güzeloğlu, Turkey
Professor Atila Özer Recognition Award: Hilal Özcan, Turkey
István Kelemen, Hungary
Sergei Semendyaev, Ukraine
Trayko Popov, Bulgaria
Youth Category
The Grand Award:: Giray Mert Keçeci, Turkey (Age: 10)
Nina Khmelyova, Russian Federation (Age: 10)
Cennet Külcü, Turkey (Age: 10).
More info + catalog on tourismcartoon.


Yıldırım Municipality International Cartoon Contest 2017, Turkey

No matter if we call it “modern” or “postmodern” we are passing through in such an era inwhich we frequently question our humanity. We are no more sure about what actually it does mean to be a human being. Do we really behave as one? We are trying to find an answer to that question from the point of the artistic perspective.
Theme: Being Human Being
The contest welcomes both professional and amateur cartoonist of all countries. The jury will gather between 02-10 September 2017. The date of award ceremony of the International Cartoon Contest will be announced by Yıldırım Municipality.
1. Cartoonists who will participate in the contest may participate with max. 5 cartoons related to the theme.
2. The contestant will send his/her work to yildirimcartoon@gmail.com with his/her contact information and resume. Contestants who pass the preliminary process will send or deliver the original of their work by mail, cargo or hand.
3. The works to be submitted should be in JPG format, maximum 5 MB, which will be 300 dpi at most and at A3 (29.7 x 42 cm) size.
4. Contestants will send their short biographies, contact information and a photograph with their works to the address of Culture and Social Affairs of Yıldırım Municipality: Barış Manço Kültür Merkezi, Mimar Sinan Mh. Mimar Sinan Cd. Yıldırım-Bursa, TURKEY by filling in the participation form attached here to or published on the www.yildirim.bel.tr.
5. The Yıldırım Municipality is not responsible for the loss of or any damage to the work in the period of postage and/or cargo.
6. The recieved cartoons will not be returned.
7. If the contestant’s cartoon (s) is/are awarded with degrees and / or prizes, the contestant accepts, agrees and declares that he/she licenses, permits and transfers to the Yıldırım Municipality the rights he/she has pursuant to articles 21 to 25 of the Turkish Intellectual and Artistic Works Law No. 5846 and equivalent articles of any other applicable law, such as processing, reproduction, dissemination, representation and signage, transmission to the public by audio and/or visual devices, usage, financial usage and transfer of the each to third parties without any restrictions on the number, place, duration and number He/she also accepts agrees and declares that the Yıldırım Municipality will have any usage rights including but not limited to exhibit such caricature (s), to keep them in archive, to publish them on the internet or in other forms and he/she expressly waives any rights he/she may have with respect to such caricature(s), agrees, accepts and declares that he/she will not act with third persons in relation to the transferred rights and for the caricature(s). The contestant may only use his / her work by making express reference to the award.
8. The Yıldırım Municipality will cover the domestic travel and accommodation costs in Turkey of all awarded contestants to attend the award ceremony. The travel costs from other countries schould be covered by contestants.
9. The deadline for application to the contest is 01 September 2017 / Friday.
10. Jury members and their relatives can not participate in the contest.
11. Yıldırım Municipality has the authority to decide whether the cartoons sent to the contest should be published in its web site.
12. The contestants under age of 18 have to give also written permission of their parents.
Awards: First Prize 5.000 Turkish Lira, Second Prize 4.000 Turkish Lira, Third Prize 3.000 Turkish Lira, Success Awards 750 Turkish Lira (x 3) Encouragement Award (for under age of 18) 500 Turkish Lira
Jury Members: Onur Atagün, Zeki Bulut, Kemal Akkoç, Turgut Demir, İsmail Kar, Sadık Pala
Coordinator: Yusuf Kocamaz.
Adress: Barış Manço Kültür Merkezi, Mimar Sinan Mh. Mimar Sinan Cd. Yıldırım-Bursa, TURKEY
E-mail: yildirimcartoon@gmail.com
Web: www.yildirim.bel.tr


Application Form


Age: Under 18 / Over 18
Short Biography

3rd Biannual Global Mobility Cartoon Contest 2017, Belgium

3rd Biannual Global Mobility Cartoon Contest 2017, Belgium
1. Participation
All persons 18 years of age and older are eligible to participate in this international contest. Participants declare to agree to the terms and conditions of the regulations, and the decisions of the juries. Belgian law governing withholding tax on prizes won by foreign participants applies. Participation is free of charge.
2. Definition
A cartoon is a humorous drawing. This includes a caricature of a famous person, a parody of a real situation or simply an image of a funny situation. The cartoon can consist of one image or take the form of a short comic strip. The cartoon can be static (drawn) or moving (animated using a computer).
3. Theme
4. Submissions
Drawn cartoons, maximum 5 submissions. The cartoons may not contain text. They may not have been exhibited or awarded in any country. Drawings should be sent digitally and submitted by uploading them on the global mobility website >> here. Exceptionally they can be delivered by WeTransfer or by post.
The deadline to do this is 20 September 2017!
5. Registration form
Participation is valid only if your date of birth has been filled in and the form has been signed. The back of each cartoon must indicate: last name, first name.
Submission is at the expense of the participants.
6. Ownership rights
By participating, participants grant the organising body the right to use their submissions as advertising for the "Global B&C Cartoon Festival" and the seaside resort Knokke-Heist, (e.g. as cartoon book, catalogue, advertising in the press and other media, separate promotional printed works such as posters, leaflets etc., promotional gifts by the city council and/or photo festival organisation, calendar).
7. Jury
An international jury will make a selection from the entries for the exhibition, and will select the prize winners.
8. Visibility of the contest
All participants can visit the virtual exhibition free of charge upon presentation of their proof of participation.
9. Ownership by organising body
All submitted works become the property of the organising body.
10. Cartoon Book
In collaboration with Busworld INTL, a cartoon book will be published, subject to budgetary and technical constraints. Selected participants will be entitled to one copy.
The winners will be anounced on 20 October 2017.
First prize is 500 Euro
Second prize is 250 Euro
Third prize is 100 Euro.
Global Mobility Cartoon Contest 2017
Kasteel van Rumbeke, Moorseelseweg 2, 8800 Roeselare - Belgium
Tel: (+32) 051/22.60.60
E-mail: participate@globalmobilitycartooncontest.com
Source: globalmobilitycartooncontest.


IV Tragaluz International Illustration Award 2017, Colombia

IV Tragaluz International Illustration Award
Rules for participation
This competition is open to illustrators from all countries who meet the following criteria: adult participants who submit illustrations that are unpublished and have not been submitted to other competitions recently.
The artists will keep ownership of their works. In case of winning the award, they will sign a contract for seven million Colombian pesos (COP 7,000,000) to create the illustrations for a book that Tragaluz will publish.
For this version of the award, we are asking illustrators to choose a fragment of a book they have always dreamed to illustrate. The text can be of any genre, and can be by a dead or a living author from any nationality. The selected fragment must not exceed one page (one page from the chosen book) or a text with 2,000 characters including spaces, in Spanish or English. Based on the chosen fragment —whose source must be cited—, the participant should make an illustration and send us a digital copy to concurso@tragaluzeditores.com
The submission message should include the contestant’s personal data (full name, age, ID number, nationality) attaching the selected fragment and the illustration. The fragment must be a separate file (either DOC or PDF). The attached illustration must be a high-quality JPG image file (100% – RGB). It can be either horizontal or vertical in direction, and must not exceed five megabytes and 150 dpi.
Tragaluz will choose one single winner. A contract will be signed with the winner to be the illustrator in one of the books published by us in 2018. The contract is equivalent to COP 7.000.000 (seven million Colombian pesos). If the winner is a foreigner, this amount will be converted to dollars according to the exchange rate of the day of the transaction.
This amount will be paid in two instalments: 50% in advance at the time of signing the contract, and the remainder 50% at the time of publication of the book. The wire transfer costs will be on the winner.
Tragaluz Editorial Board will make the decision on the winning submission. This call for submissions can be considered void if no illustration meets the expected quality.
Illustrations can be submitted starting June 1 and no later than August 15, 2017. The results will be published on Tragaluz’s website and social networks (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook) during Fiesta del Libro y la Cultura de Medellín, September 15, 2017.
More on website: tragaluzeditores.



- Theme: "Love story - Mihai Eminescu and Veronica Micle"
- Exhibition: In every month
- Prize: 10 GREAT PRIZE for the best artworks.
- Participation: Send digital portraits of Mihai Eminescu at resolution 300 dpi, A3 size, maximum quality. Email: ionita_ploiesti@yahoo.ro
- The artworks nominated for the GREAT PRIZE, must be sent originals, by post (if is not digital art).
- Deadline: December 15, 2017.
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The Winners of HumoDEVA 2017, Romania

GOLD PRIZE, ex aequo 400 $, Special Honor Diploma
and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net:
Rodrigo da Silveira, Brazil (200 $)
GOLD PRIZE, ex aequo 400 $, Special Honor Diploma
and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net:
Gabriel Rusu, Romania (200 $).
SILVER PRIZE, 300 $, Special Honor Diploma
and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net:
Alecus Clement, El Salvador (300 $) (Top).
BRONZE PRIZE, 200 $, Special Honor Diploma
and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net:
Valentin Chibrit, Romania (200 $).
EXCELLENCY Special Honor Diploma
and a Personal Gallery on BestCARTOONS.net:
Borislav Stankovic, Serbia
Constantin Pavel, Romania
Javad Takjoo, Iran
Elena Ospina, Colombia
Halit Kurtulmus, Turkey
Julian Pena-Pai, Romania
Oguz Gurel, Turkey
Zaman Kursat, Turkey
Lucio Trojano, Italy
Marcin Bondarowicz, Poland
Ivailo Tsvetkov, Bulgaria
Sharam Shirzadi, Iran
Boris Erenburg, Israel
Ehsan Ganji, Iran
Jovcho Savov, Bulgaria
Cristian Topan, Romania
Sergei Semendyaev, Ukraine
Dariusz Dabrowski, Poland
Ilya Katz, Israel
Armen Hamonangan, Indonesia.
The Special Prize for Portrait Special Honor Diploma:
Arash Foroughi, Iran.
The Special Prize of CRISAN Publishing House Special Honor Diploma:
Oleg Gutsol, Ukraine
FadiToon, Norway
Edwin Perales, Peru.
The Special Prize of "ACCES" Association Special Honor Diploma:
Sogand Seyjoo, Iran
Nenad Ostojic, Croatia.
The Special Prize of Deva Culture Center Special Honor Diploma:
Julian Radu, Romania.

The Fifth International Productivity Cartoon Festival 2017, Iran

In the course of Productivity Cartoon Festival central theme, "The fourth industrial revolution" is called "Industry 4.0". Its output will eventually need to maintain the dignity and humanity, the military clean and green, reduce the consumption of resources such as water and energy, and access to goods and property demands of lead. Creating systems and smart production process on smaller scales is one of them. Smart farming, self-driving cars, robots, smart doctor and hospital system are examples of a comprehensive picture of the revolution. Internet and smartphones, as well as sensors, and super computers and data on this revolutionary heart and arteries. The rapid flow Darad and the pros and cons of the many opportunities that will create challenges and problems associated with them will have to be devised.
Suggested topics:
• Intelligent House
• Car
• Three-dimensional printers
• drone
• Intelligent drugs
• surgical robotics
• Number of works: maximum 5 works
• Entries must be submitted in jpeg format with DPI 300 precision
• size A4 or A3 is the maximum.
• There is no limit on the techniques employed for cartoons.
• Works with the completed form must be submitted photograph and brief biography of the artist.
• Festival the right to publish and showcase their works to the festival is significant.
• Catalog of the festival artists whose works will be presented in it are published.
• signing the entry form from the artist does he agree with all the provisions of the festival.
• Deadline for entries: 26 June 2017
• Email entries productoon@industry40.ir
New email for Productivity Festival/Iran (21.05.2017): info@tabrizcartoons.com
First prize: 3,000 € and a sculpture festival
Second prize: 2,000 € and Statues Festival
Third prize: 1,000 € and a sculpture festival
• The ten winners of the special prizes from the sponsors of the festival will be dedicated.
• It should be noted that the combination of international arbitration and the arbitration Art (Jury cartoonist) and science (management thinkers) will be.
Source: tabrizcartoons.


29th Biennale Internazionale dell'Umorismo nell'Arte 2017, Italy

for humour in art on the theme of
€ 2,500.00
will be awarded to the winner of the 2017 Exhibition.
In case of a tie, the prize money awarded will be split among the winners.
The winner of the 29 Festival will be an invitee to the 2019 Biennial
where up to thirty of his artworks will be displayed in a dedicated exhibition.
€ 1,000.00
€ 500.00
for caricatures of illustriuous figures
€ 2,000.00.
It's possible to send a maximum of three works which
must be unreleased and authentic, free in size and technique,
and performed in whatever form of visual art, material and support
- pictorial, graphics, sculpture and installation, photography and video.
SEPTEMBER 18, 2017.
Regulation, Entry Form and
Coupons to be attached are on


Theme in the 11th International Zagreb Car Cartoon Exhibition 2017: Car is on Vacation

Respected cartoonists!
The time has come when we send invitations to you dear cartoon friends, whom we invite for participating on our traditional International Zagreb car cartoon exhibit. This year is the 11th International Zagreb car cartoon exhibit.
Past years of this well-known exhibit has been very pleasing in eyes of fantastic cartoons and number of cartoonists all around the globe that have participated on our exhibit.
So with that in mind, we are sending you attached below these .pdf files:
1. Aplication form for participating on 11th International Zagreb car cartoon exhibit 2017
( fill the aplication form and return it signed to us along with your cartoons )
2. Propositions of participating on 11th International Zagreb car cartoon exhibit 2017
3. Information for cartoonists about 11th International Zagreb car cartoon exhibit 2017
As past years we have uploaded these files which we are sending you here in this mail, so you can check them out on our website www.huna.hr, and download them.
You can send your original cartoons in letter by mail, or if you are working on computer, as digital cartoon then you can send us your cartoons by e-mail: info@huna.hr, but please do convert them in .tiff format.
Thank you and kind regards
With respect
Ivan Palatinuš
Huna d.o.o.


Green Gem International Competition ICACF 2017, China

ICACF 2017 • Green Gem International Competition
“Libo International Children Animation & Comics Festival 2017” (ICACF 2017)——Green Gem International Competition organized by Culture & Multimedia International Association is an open competition.
The entries for the competition include all artworks and animation which reflect content about ethnic children using various subjects by qualified artists implementing a variety of techniques. Children are encouraged to submit their works for competition, exhibition and publication.
1. The Ethnic Children in My Eyes
2. Topics about Children
◆ Categories
1. Category (A): Still image works
Single-frame work, comic strips, illustrations, caricature, drawings, graphics and other works of original fine art. It is encouraged that the artists create ethic children with unique characteristics and customs from their own countries and regions in order to reflect the rich and various races of the world.
2. Category (B): Animation works
All animation works suitable for children submitted must be 1-22 minutes in length. Any of the following animation types are acceptable: Computer-assisted or Computer-generated, stop-motion (including clay animation), 2D works, 3D works, FLASH, puppet animation, paper-cutting works, in fact, any format except live action!
◆ Qualifications
1. Entry for the Category (A) (Still Image Works):
a) Maximum A3 (297mm x 420 mm), minimum A4 (210mm×297mm).
b) Any printed submission will not be accepted (work can be submitted in either computer or hand drawing; however, the electronic-version of submission is definitely required).
c) Participants can also send electronic edition (scanned copy) with a minimum size of “300 dpi” in “.TIFF” or “.JPG” to cmiassn@163.com.
2. Entry for the Category (B) (Animated Works):
a) All works must be PAL formal with high definition (prefer to be minimum size of 720×576,minimum bit rate of 1000 bps)
b) Animated submissions (including FLASH) should be submitted in “.MPG” or “.AVI” or “.MOV” format and 5 still images are required separately, which is used to present character and background with a minimum size of “300 dpi” in “.TIFF” or “.JPG”. For each FLASH works, a copy of “.SWF” submissions are required.
c) In case of multiple submissions, please separate each individual submission. An uninterrupted multi-work submission is not allowed.
3. Language:
a) All works are preferred to be subtitled in English.
b) The story background, synopsis, brief introduction, and character description are required in either Chinese or English electronic-version.
4. Entry Form and Photo
Artwork should be accompanied by their author’s photo or caricature, a short biographical note and a completed Application Form (PLEASE USE CAPITAL LETTERS).
5. Copyright
The applicant must be the copyright owner of the submission.
◆ Awards and Prizes
1. Adult Group
Artwork submitted for competition will be judged by an International Jury. The Jury will award the following cash prizes along with a certificate for each award.
2 Gold medals, each 1500 USD (1 for category A and 1 for category B)
4 Silver medals, each 1000 USD (2 for category A and 2 for B category)
4 Bronze medals, each 800 USD (2 for category A and 2 for B category)
20 Special prizes, each 300 USD (10 for category A and 10 for B category)
a) The jury has the right of final distribution of statutory prize and all of the jury’s decisions are final.
b) Organizers plan to award the artist with the best debut and will give him/her the opportunity for an individual exhibition at the Gallery which will be included in the 2017 program.
2. Children Group
a) Artwork submitted for competition will be judged by an International Jury. The Jury will award the certificate to the finalists.
b) Submission finalists would be included in the album. And the certificates and albums or presents (if the album is not released on time), will be sent to the finalists.
All results will be announced on July 2, 2017.
◆ Participant Privileges
1. Artists of work qualified for the exhibition will be given a presentation copy of the catalogue.
2. Artwork sent to the exhibitions will be exhibited in the country and abroad after the main exhibition.
◆ Competition Provisions
1. Organizers reserve the right to use all submitted artwork for advertising purposes without any special fees paid to the artists that include being exhibited and reproduced in a variety of advertising materials as well as printed and circulated in catalogues.
2. The prize-winning works become the property of the organizers and will be included in the collection of the Gallery.
3. The exhibition organizers are the final judges in interpretation of the rules and regulations.
4. By sending his/her work, the artist agrees to the mentioned above rules and regulations.
5. By sending his/her work, the artist agrees to the publication of the author's profile in the post-exhibition album.
6. All the submissions will not be returned.
◆ Timetable and Contact Information
1. Submissions(original scripts are preferred) for receipt of artwork:
From April 25, 2017 to July 2, 2017
Deadline: Date of the postmark July 2, 2017
Deadline: Electronic submissions midnight July 2, 2017
Please send your submission(s) to the following mailing address or send to our email address via the internet:
Organizing Committee ICACF
Building 6-2 #39, Xiaoshicheng Yunyan
Guiyang, Guizhou 550004 CHINA
TEL:+86 10 84937681
Mobile: +86 15185169898
Email: cmiassn@163.com
Website: www.cmiassn.org ; www.icacf.com .
First blogged 26 April 07:30.


Annual Cartoon Contest, Olense Kartoenale 2017, Belgium

Annual Cartoon Contest – Rules and regulation 2017
1. Participation
All contestants will be admitted with no distinction made regarding nationality or age. There are two categories:
 Youth category up to 15 years inclusive;
 Adult category: 16 years and older.
Both professional and non-professional cartoonists are allowed to participate in this contest.
2. Theme
The main theme is ‘Agriculture’. This year Amnesty International offers a special prize to the best cartoon with theme ‘Human Rights’.
3. Entries
 Contributions have to be digital works. They shouldn’t contain an explanation of the drawing.
 The digital works has to be sent in JPEG format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi (2480 x 3543 pixels).
 Dimensions including any passe-partout 21 x 30 cm (A4).
 Number of entries per contestant: maximum five for each theme.
 You have to record your contact details through www.olensekartoenale.be.
 You can sign up your participation from 1 July 2017.
 The originals of the rewarded cartoons will be asked and must be sent to Community Olen, Dorp 1, 2250 Olen, Belgium within 2 days after the request of the organization.
4. Property rights
Prize-winning works will become the property of the organizer or theme sponsor. All works selected may be used by the organizers to promote the contest and the village of Olen.
5. Evaluation
The jury consists of artists, cartoonists and laymen. Decisions made by the jury cannot be challenged.
6. Catalogue/Cartoon book
Selected works will be considered for inclusion in a catalogue. The authors of these works will receive a free copy of the catalogue during the prize ceremony or it will be send afterwards by mail.
7. Deadline: 12 September 2017
The deadline is 12 September 2017 at 12.00 AM midnight. The entry form you can find on www.olensekartoenale.be where you also can upload your works. Do not sent your works to kartoenale@olen.be!
8. Prizes
• For the adult category:
1st prize: 1500 euro
2nd prize: 700 euro
3rd prize: 400 euro
4th prize: 300 euro
• For the youth category:
1st prize: 200 euro
2nd prize: 175 euro
3rd prize: 150 euro
4th prize: 100 euro
• Prize of the city of Bialogard (only for Polish participants): 200 euro
• Special prize Amnesty International: 350 euro
9. Prize Ceremony and Exhibition
The prize ceremony will take place at Friday 10 November 2017 at approximately 20.00 h in the council room of the town hall of Olen, Dorp 1, 2250 Olen. Every participating artist will be welcome on that occasion. Only the winners are personally invited.
A selection of the cartoons will also be exhibited at the same address and can be visited:
 Sunday 12 November 2017
 All working days from Monday November 13, 2017 till the end of December 2017 during the opening hours of the town hall:
o Monday 09.00 – 12.00; 13.00 – 16.00; 17.30 – 20.00
o Tuesday 09.00 – 12.00
o Wednesday 09.00 – 12.00; 13.00 – 16.00
o Thursday 09.00 – 12.00
o Friday 09.00 – 12.00.
Regulation in languages on source.
Since man noticed a connection between fallen seeds and the growing of crops, some 9.000 years ago, the possibilities to influence and improve this process have increased. So today we have arrived at the stage of genetic manipulation.
The scale of cultivation, monocultures, irrigation, mechanisation, industrialisation and robotics, the improvement of crops, the immunity against drought, cold and insects, the accelarated aging…
However, this isn’t a mere positive evolution. More can be less: depletion of soils, deforestation, pollution by toxic additives, market related crops that are not cultivated in the need for food supply rather than financial purposes.
Agriculture has ushered a global revolution since the dawn of the human history. What can we expect from it in the future? Fields on Mars, mushrooms from the Moon?