6th International Olive Cartoons Contest 2017, Cyprus

1. The contest is open to all amateur or professional cartoonist or any one who could submit a cartoon regardless individual's race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, age, or other protected characteristic.
2. Themes: Olive, Olive and Time, Olive and History, Olive and Mythology, Olive and Technology, Olive and Cyprus, Olive and Life, Olive and Peace, Olive and Conflict, Olive and War, Olive and Health, Olive and Women, Olive and Men, Olive and Children, Olive Oil, Olive Branch, Olive Tree, Benefits of Olive, Olive and Olive Mill/Press, Banning of Uprooting, Burning and Cutting Down Olive Trees and so forth.
3. All Submissions must be in the form of cartoon. Any painting or illustrations will not be accepted and will be disqualified. Cartoons must be without words
4. All submissions must be originals. Submission dimensions: A4 or A3 in any color or black and white. Each entrant must provide name and surname, address, phone number including country code, and email address on the back of the submission; each entrant should also provide short background and a photo (optional) on a separate A4.
5. Submission of materials, which has previously been submitted and or presented and or published elsewhere, is welcomed providing copyright is not infringed, however previously any award wining material cannot be submitted.
6. All work submitted for evaluation by the International Selection Committee and work of finalist will be published at official web page of the competition. In addition submissions will be reviewed and evaluated for plagiarism by international associations. If Plagiarism detected and or any previously award wining material submitted, submissions will be canceled and the next eligible entry will be considered for the prize.
7. Entrants could submit more than one work, however no more than one award will be awarded to participants.
8. All submission must be received by APRIL 30, 2017 at the address provided below.
9. All submission, awarded or not, will be kept and archived by Cypriot – Turkish Cartoonist Association at the newly established “International Cyprus Cartoon Museum.”
10. All prize winner submissions and selected works by the Steering Committee will be published in a booklet and displayed at the City Center by the Kyrenia Municipality building during the “16. International Olive Festival 2017.”
11. The results of the competition will be published thru media and prizing winning entrants will be informed by contact information provided.
12. Kyrenia Municipality will provide travel and boarding expenses for three prize winners and six special prizewinners as stated in the terms and conditions of the competition. The prize-winning cartoonist must respond to the prize ceremony invitation within 10 days. The responses outside of 10 days are not considered.
13. The Kyrenia Municipality and Cypriot – Turkish Cartoonist Association will have the publishing rights to publish or print, in any media or format, any or all submissions.
14. All persons entering the competition agree that the rules of the competition as set out in these terms and conditions are binding on them. And all submissions could be published and printed by the Kyrenia Municipality and Cypriot – Turkish Cartoonist Association as set out in these terms and conditions without any future compensation.
15. For the exhibition and album, digital works can be sent to the following email address: olivecartoons@gmail.com Digital works are excluded from awards.
1. Prize: 1,000 Euro + Gold Olive
2. Prize: 800 Euro + Silver Olive
3. Prize: 600 Euro + Bronze Olive
6 entrants: Special Prize (Bronze Olive)
100 entrants: Finalist Plaque.
APRIL 30, 2017
Kıbrıs Türk Karikatürcüler Derneği
6. Uluslararası Zeytin Karikatürleri Yarışması
Posta Kutusu: 87 (Post Code: 99000)
Lefkoşa – Kuzey Kıbrıs (Via Turkey)


The 4th International Cartoon Gathering, Cairo 2017, Egypt

(To be held in 7th May 2017)
The Ministry of Culture in Egypt, in cooperation with Egyptian Caricature Association organize the 4th International Cartoon Gathering.
Eligible Participants:
• Opened to all artists from all over the world above 18 years of age.
Theme: The Woman
Technical Criteria:
· All artworks to be prepared at 300 dpi.
· Size A3 (297mmx420mm) in JPG format.
· Entries: Max. 5 cartoons.
· Submitted works can be in color or black and white, in any style or technique.
· Submitted works must not violate copyright laws.
· By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own and permit the organizers have full right to reproduce all or a part of the entered material free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to the exhibition.
· All artworks should be away from sexuality or any other sexual suggestiveness.
• Send your cartoons and your CV (Name - Address - Phone number - Email address) via the following e-mail address: egyptcartoon2020@gmail.com
• Deadline: 10th March 2017
• A catalogue of the selected artworks will be printed, a copy of which will be sent to the selected cartoonists.
For more details please visit:
Or contact us at:
The President of the Gathering:
Gomaa Farahat
The Coordinator of the Gathering:
Fawzy Morsy.

The 6th Sejong International Cartoon Contest SICACO 2017, Korea

The SICACO Committe is inviting world cartoonists to take part in SICACO 2017 (the 6th Sejong International Cartoon Contest).
1. This year's contest comprises a Thema section (titled Success+Failure) and Free section (soccer, etc).
2. The size of works should be smaller than 297mm × 420mm.
3. Any color, free style, and unlimited items(+3 works)
4. Each entrant should provide title, name, age, address, career, e-mail, and telephone number on reverse.
5. The deadline for entry of original works is 31 August 2017.
6. Entries should be addressed to the Sejong Int'l Cartoon Institute, 450, Wolpyeongdong, Daejeon, Seoul 35221, Korea.
7. The most creative cartoon will win the Grand prize of $3,000, Gold prize of $1,000, Silver prize of $500, Bronze prize of $300, and 300 Selected works will be awarded.
8. Exhibit the cartoons at the City Gallery in October 2017.
9. Submitted cartoons will not be returned, but exhibited forever in Korean public halls, art galleries, & museums.
10.Your cartoon may be used for promotional purposes : cards, posters, catalogs, newspapers, magazine, and books, etc.
From Dr. Lim, Cheong San,
President of the Sejong Int'l Cartoon Institute, 450, Wolpyeongdong, Daejeon, Seoul 35221, Korea.
Tel: 82 (42) 487-5034
Cell Phone : 82-10-5425-6115
E-mail : csanlim@naver.com
http://dicaco.kongju.ac.kr(all works).

Winners in 5th Sejong International Cartoon Contest SICACO 2016, Korea

 SICACO 2016 Grand Prize: Mihai Ignat (Romania)
SICACO 2016 Gold Prize: Ali Miraee (Iran).


Second international cartoon contest and exhibition tOOns MaG 2017, Norway

Second international cartoon contest and exhibition tOOns MaG 2017, Norway
The Norwegian Cartoonist Gallery and tOOns MaG /Arifur Rahman invite you to participate in the international exhibition and contest “Freedom of Expression” 2017.
Requirements for participating:
1. The cartoon have to be new, never published before.
2. The cartoon can be produced traditionally or digitally.
3. Participants may send maximum five works. In case of including text, it must be in English.
4. Cartoons with your C.V. , address (in doc. format) and a personal photo have to be sent to the following email address: freedom@toonsmag.com
5. Deadline: 20th of March 2017
6. Size: A3, JPG format with 300 DPI.
Awards and prizes:
1st prize: NOK 3 000.
2nd prize: NOK 2 000.
3rd prize: NOK 1 000.
Nine cartoonists will receive Honorable Mention Award.
Jury and exhibition:
An international jury of eight members will make a selection of the submitted cartoons which are to be exhibited and published in www.toonsmag.com. The jury members will be considered as participants in the exhibition and represent their own countries.
Selected cartoons will be exhibited in Norway, Slovakia and in India so far and can be exhibited in some other countries. Cartoons can only be used for promotion purposes (Printing, Exhibition, Websites, Newspapers, Posters and Invitation cards).
We will publish the results of the contest on 15th of April 2017.
For further information, please visit www.toonsmag.com
Kind regards
Arifur Rahman,
Publisher, tOOns MaG.
Vigdis Wolden,
Curator, Norwegian Cartoonist Gallery.


International Cartoon Competition on Environmental Protection 2016, China

2016 International Cartoon Competition on Environmental Protection
Competition Rules
1. Theme:Innovation & Sustainable Development
Focus on the theme of the competition, though contributions relating to environment protection are also accepted.
2. Participants
1) Students group of those from China and oversea universities,
2) Social group of professional and armature cartoonists
3. Schedule:
Submissions will be accepted beginning November 15, 2016
The deadline for entries is December 20, 2016
Notice: Since the deadline is set upon the receipt of the works, it is suggested to have the works delivered as early as possible.
4. Prize
Student group:
First Prize [1 competitor]: RMB 5,000 (pre-tax) and certification
Second Prize [2 competitors]: RMB 3,000 (pre-tax) and certification
Third Prize [3 competitors]: RMB 1,000 (pre-tax) and certification
Excellent Prize: [50 competitors]: souvenir and certification
Top-over-List Prize: souvenir
Notice: Top-over-list Prize is awarded to the top on the voting rank on the official website.
Social group:
First Prize [1 competitor]: RMB 6,000 (pre-tax) and certification
Second Prize [2 competitors]: RMB 4,000 (pre-tax) and certification
Third Prize [3 competitors]: RMB 2,000 (pre-tax) and certification
Excellent Prize: [50 competitors]: souvenir and certification
5. Organizers
China Daily, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), China Environmental Protection Foundation(CEPF), China Journalistic Caricature Society, China Daily Website, 21st Century, Newscartoon, World Environment.
6. Requirements
1) There is no limitation of numbers of participant’s submission.
2) Paper submissions should not be smaller than 210 mm x 297 mm. Please print the title, participant’s name, college name, address and other contact information on the back of each submission.
3) If you submit your contribution via email, please follow the resolutions: - 300 dpi (file size no bigger than 2MB) - JPG - RGB - Longest side of the file should be under 1000 pixels
4) Criteria for paper submissions: title of the work, participant’s name, and the name of the college or university he or she attends are required, author’s pen name is optional.
Caption of email contribution should be in .TXT format and include the title of the work, participant’s name, institute participant attends, address, and telephone number.
7. Submission Format
1) Register on the competition webpage, fill in your real information and upload your submission.
2) Email your submissions to: mhds@chinadaily.com.cn
3) Mail submissions to the address found below. Please write “Cartoon Contest” on the envelope.
8. Online Entry Form
All participants need to register for the competition by completing an entry form. Fill out the form as accurately and truthfully as possible. Photocopies are acceptable. Click to download here.
10. Contact Us
Address: Newscartoon, 6/F, B3 Tower, Ziguang Building, No.11 Huixin Dongjie, Chaoyang District,Beijing 100029, P.R. China
Tel: 86-10-8488 3652 86-10-8488 3507
Website: www.newscartoon.com.cn
Email: mhds@chinadaily.com.cn
10. Additional Key Points
1) No fees needed for the competition
2) Cartoons and illustrations must be submitted
3) Winning contributions will be displayed on News Cartoon
4) Monthly champions are selected according to the number of votes and views the submission receives.
5) The result will be publicized on News Cartoon, as well as other newspapers or websites.
11. The Jury
1) The jury is made up of famous cartoonists, university professors and experts of environment-protection.
2) The jury will maintain an objective, fair and just principles of the entries submitted for judging and voting, and recommended the winners.
3) The winner will be announced in January 2017
12 Copyrights
1) The organizers reserve the right to refuse entries they consider morally, politically or religiously offensive, as well as work that is considered in violation of the acknowledged moral standards.
2) If a contribution has any intellectual property rights or copyright dispute, the organizer holds the right to revoke the participant’s eligibility to participate in the competition. Participants are solely liable for any consequence that may arise from submitting work to the competition. The participant must be the owner of all rights on the work submitted and it is the responsibility of the participant to ensure that his or her contributions to the competition do not generate any copyright or other intellectual property rights dispute.
3) News Cartoon reserves the right to use the contributions for presentation and media use.
4) Organizers and participants share the copyrights of the contributions; the organizers of the event have the right to display and distribute the works of the contestants.
5) By submitting a contribution to the competition, the participant is agreeing to accept all of the rules.


Invitation: XIX PortoCartoon-World Festival 2017, Portugal

Dear cartoonist friends,
Unhook the humor to make the world better!
Make tourism, helping us to know everything we should not do. And many of us do not want to know. Make sustainable tourism, with your unsustainable humor!
If your humor is caustic and your pencils are pointing to the wounds of the world, all the universe should watch out. Nothing will be left out. Not even the 'sustainable tourism for development'!
In the field of caricature, two great figures call for the exercise of beauty distortion.
Picasso began himself by caricaturing the world of extremely cubic shape; Guterres, with his ups and downs in politics, reaches the top of world diplomacy as a ‘long-distance runner’. Both are a pertinent pretext for a razor-sharp demonstration of the most universal language (after or before the music?).
To participate in this nineteenth edition of PortoCartoon-World Festival is to give the world a precious jewel: an opportunity to laugh and to think.
Porto, 22.11.2016
Luiz Humberto Marcos,
PortoCartoon-World Festival
Museu Nacional da Imprensa
Estrada Nacional 108, nº 206
4300- 316 Porto
Tel.: +351 22 530 49 66
Regulation in languages here .


The 11th Tehran International Cartoon Biennial 2017, Iran

The 11th Tehran International Cartoon Biennial 2017, Iran
Sections and Subjects:
Thematic Cartoon: Safety and Security
Cartoon : Free
Caricature: World Famous People (Actors, Athletes, Politicians ,...)
- Each Participant can send maximum 5 artworks to each section.
- Send artworks must not won a prize before.
- Send artworks must not published in catalogs of this biennial before
- Original artworks must be send by mail post
- Digital artworks must be send with png or jpg format, 300 dpi resolution and 2000 pixel width or length
- Minimum size of original artworks must be A4 and maximum A3
- Name, full name, phone number, email and post address must be written at the back of original artworks.
- Must send (full name, post address, email address, phone number, photo and CV) in word file
- Catalog will be send for the artists that their artworks has been published in the catalog
Grand Prize: (Thematic section) 8000$ with Trophy and Honorable Mention
First Prizes in each section: 2000$ with Trophy and Honorable Mention
Second Prize in each section: 1500$ with Trophy and Honorable Mention
Third Prize in each section:1000$ with Trophy and Honorable Mention
Deadline: 20th April 2017
Mail address:
Iranian house of cartoon, No 44, after Ahmadi Roshan(ketabi) square, west Golnabi st., Shariati st., Tehran, Iran
Email address for sending digital artworks: info@irancartoon.com
Tel: + 98 21 22 86 86 00
Fax: + 98 21 22 84 69 28
Source: resistart.

Regulation of XX International Biennial of Graphic Humor, Cuba 2017

The circle of comic artists and cartoonists of The Cuban Journalists Union and the San Antonio de los Baños Humor Museum, call for the XX International Biennial of Graphic Humor, Cuba 2017, which will take place from April 2nd to April 5th, 2017 co-sponsored by the Artemisa Province Culture Direction.
The participation in the contest is open to all graphic artists. They can compete with free theme sending original artwork or digitally processed (printed and signed by the author) with a maximum format of 30 x 40 cm. It is possible to compete in:
-General Humor
-Political Satire
-Humor comic
-Humor Photography
-"Tomy" Online Award of political humor (in memory of the caricaturist Tomas Rodriguez Zayas) that in this occasion will focus on "Perspectives from the South" (300dpi JPG)
Each author can send one work by each category, besides Tomy Online Award.
In the reverse of the original on paper or cardboard, participants should specify the following information about the author:
-Full name and artistic signature
-Personal Address
-Phone number
The same personal information must accompany the message of the works sent by e-mail for the Tomy Online Award, specified from the subject and the email address: humor@upec.co.cu
The works made on paper or cardboard, conveniently packaged will be received until January 31st, 2017 at:
Unión de Periodistas de Cuba (Upec)
XX Bienal Internacional de Humorismo Gráfico
Calle 23 no. 452, Vedado, Cuba. CP 10 400
Teléfonos: (53) 7832- 37 22/ (53) 7832-45 59 ext. 116
About Jury
The admission jury will select the works presented for the contest that will be exhibited at the XX International Exhibition of Graphic Humor from San Antonio de los Baños.
The international jury is integrated by prestigious persons from the graphic humor will award the prizes whose decision will be final.
About Prizes
-Eduardo Abela Prize, the greatest award of the contest in honor of the outstanding Cuban caricaturist (1889-1965) consisting of a diploma and 1000 cuc.
-1st-2nd and 3nd Prizes in each category and whatever mentions the jury considers consisting of Diplomas.
-Online Tomy Prize consisting of a diploma and a reproduction of Tomy´s work.
As a tradition several cultural and social Cuban institutions join the contest and present collateral prizes.
Source: raedcartoon.


2017 Philosopher Wang Yangming Caricature & Ancient China Int. Competition & Exhibition

2017 Philosopher Wang Yangming Caricature &
Ancient China in the Eyes of Artists
International Competition & Exhibition
2017 Philosopher Wang Yangming Caricature & Ancient China in the Eyes of Artists International Competition & Exhibition is an open competition. The objects of the competition are Cartoon, drawings, graphics and other works of fine arts created by artists.
1. Philosopher Wang Yangming Caricature
2. Ancient China in the Eyes of Artists
Both themes are required to submit without limitation of quantities.
WORKS AWARDED IN OTHER COMPETITIONS Can be included in the competition.
1. Maximum A3 (297 x 420 mm). Works should be sent or delivered(original scripts are preferred)by February 25, 2017 (date of the postmark), packed in a protective cover to: Organizing Committee of “Philosopher Wang Yangming Caricature & Ancient China in the Eyes of Artists” 2017 International Exhibition.
2.Participants can also send electronic edition( JEPG, 300dpi) to cmiassn@163.com.
1. Works for the competition will be qualified by the international Jury.
2. The Jury will award the following prizes + Diplomas for each winner.
3. Jury has the right of final distribution of the statutory prizes, change of their amount, or non-awarding them. Jury's decisions are final.
4. The competition results will be announced after the final selection in March, 2017 at web site: www.cmiassn.org .
Awards and Prizes
Grand Prix (1) 1500 USD
Gold Medal (2)1000 USD
Silver Medal (4) 800 USD
Bronze Medal (6)600 USD
Special Prize (30) 300 USD
1. Participation in the competition is free of charge.
2. Organizers reserve the right to include the submitted works in the Gallery and publishing.
3. The submitted art works would be promoted on the internet and media.
4. Works should be accompanied by their author's photo or caricature, a short biographical note and a filled application form linked on the website & below also (PLEASE USE CAPITALS).
Participants' Privileges
1. Authors of work qualified to the exhibition are given a presentation copy of the catalogue.
2. Works sent to the exhibitions will be exhibited in the country and abroad after the main exhibition.
3. Organizers plan to award the author of the best Debut and will organize her/his individual author’s exhibition at Gallery included in 2017 program as well.
4. Participants wish to participate in the exhibition and in the catalog only, they may send a print copy, or by e-mail (JEPG, 300 dpi)
Final Provisions
1. Organizers reserve the right to use the sent works for advertising purposes without any special fees paid to the authors: to be 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 finial judges in interpretation of the regulations.
4. Sending her/his work the artist agrees to the mentioned above rules and regulations and agrees to the publishing of the author's profile in the post-exhibition album.
Contact Information
E-mail address: cmiassn@163.com
Mailing address: 2801 Suite, No.7 Building, Tianchang Yuan Media
Village, Beiyuan Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100107 CHINA
Tel: 0086-10- 84827182
Fax: 0086-10- 84827182
(Organizers are not responsible for transport damages.)
1. Deadline for works reception February 25, 2017 (date of the postmark)
2. Final Jury Meeting in April , 2017
3. Exhibition in April,2017
Philosopher Wang Yangming Profile
Wang Yangming is one of the most influential philosophers in the Confucian tradition. He is best known for his theory of the unity of knowledge and action. A capable and principled administrator and military official, he was exiled from 1507 to 1510 in Guizhou, Southwest part of China for his protest against political corruption. It was during this period of exile that he developed his contribution to what has become known as Neo-Confucianism (“Learning of the Way”). With Neo-Confucianism in general, Wang Yangming’s thought can be best understood as an attempt to propose personal morality as the main way to social well-being. Wang’s legacy in Neo-Confucian tradition and Confucian philosophy as a whole is his claim that the fundamental root of social problems lies in the fact that one fails to gain a genuine understanding of one’s self and its relation to the world, and thus fails to live up to what one could be.
In order to memorialize this great Neo-Confucian philosopher and inherit his idea at home and abroad, it is our honor to coordinate the Confucian Academy to hold 2017 Philosopher Wang Yangming Caricature & Ancient China in the Eyes of Artists International Competition & Exhibition after successfully launching 2015 Confucius Caricature & China in the Eyes of Artists International Competition. Most welcome you to submit your caricatures of Philosopher Wang Yangming & Ancient China with thanks.


1st Global Caricature Festival on Safe Community 2017, Iran

The 1st Global Caricature Festival on Safe Community 2017, Iran
Simultaneously with the international conference on safe community, Mashhad 2017, the first global caricature festival will be held. The following topics are covered in the festival:
1- Safety and urban transportation
Making sidewalks safe
Making urban streets safe
Clean and safe transportation
Vehicle Safety and Standards
Traffic rules and safe community
2- Health, hygiene, and safe community
Trauma care
Providing health services for prevention and control of health disorders
Safe community and mental health
Nutrition and safe community
3- Safety in public places and urban environments
The promotion of safety in environment with an emphasis on innovative approaches (especially in schools, places of worship, etc.)
The role of ergonomics and environmental health in creating a safe community
4- Safety and municipal services
The role of municipal services in creating a safe city
Environment and safe community
5- Safety in urban design and urbanization
Townscape, visual comfort, and mental health
Planning and urban design indicators which are effective in the promotion of citizen’s safety
The role of urban lighting and safety lighting design in the safety of the city
Making the municipal utilities safe in order to prevent accidents
6- Information technology (IT), communications, smartization, and safe community
The use of IT and communication technology in detecting, recording and analyzing events data
Smartization and safe community
The role of IT, communications, smartization, and safe community
7- The culture of citizenship and safe community
Citizenship education and its role in safe community
Safe culture and citizens’ role in the promotion of safety in the community
Citizenship rights and safe community
Religious teachings and safe community
8- Safety risk management
The indicators of urban disaster risk management
Urban risk prevention strategies
Primary and secondary risks posed by climate change in cities
The specific topic of the festival: what will the future cities look like?
The conditions of participations:
The artists should send their personal data forms and artworks to the festival secretariat email
The artworks, awarded in other festivals or competitions, are not accepted and they will be rejected in the judgment stage
The organizers of the contest are allowed to use all the artworks for advertising the safe community issues
The file should be in JPG format, 2000 pixel, and 300DPI
The artworks entered the exhibition will be published in a festival book, and the artists creating those artworks will receive a copy of the book
Festival prizes:
The first winner: 1500 $, trophy, and honorable Mention
The second winner: 1000$, trophy, and honorable Mention
The third winner: 750$, trophy, and honorable Mention
Special prize:
Three awards (each costs 10 million Rails) will be presented to the three artists
The festival & exhibition date: 6-8 March, 2017
Artwork submission deadline: 23 February, 2017
Telephone and fax: 00985138412321
Email: safe-2017cartoon@mashhad.ir
Secretariat address: Safe Community Conference Office, Charsoogh1, Art Center, Koohsangi Park, Mashhad, Iran.
Submission Registration Form on Source: safe2017.