Results of the 49th International Cartoon Contest Osten WGC, Skopje 2017, Macedonia

These are the results of the decision of the International Jury on the 49th WORLD GALLERY of CARTOONS Skopje 2017!
The first selection was made by prominent cartoonist Damir NOVAK from Croatia, while members of the international jury deciding on the prizes were: Rudy GEYSENS (Belgium), Angel BOLIGAN (Mexico), Massoud Shojai TABATABAI (Iran), Seyran CAFERLI (Azerbaijan) and Mice Jankulovski (Macedonia). Due to the high quality of the submitted works, the selection and judging process was difficult, still they agreed on this results:
FIRST AWARD FOR CARTOON - Claudio Antonio GOMEZ (Brazil) (Top)
CICO AWARD (for Macedonian Cartoonist) - Blaze DOKULESKI.
SPECIAL AWARDS were granted to:
Musa GUMUS (Turkey)
Branko ILIC (Croatia)
Klaus PITTER (Austria)
Milanko KALICANIN (Serbia)
Bob DARROCH (New Zealand)
Makhmudjon ESHONKULOV (Uzbekistan)
Ross THOMSON (United Kingdom)
Vladimir KAZANEVSKY (Ukraine)
Hamidreza MOSAYEBI (Iran) (Down).
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners, and many thanks to all participants of the 49th WORLD GALLERY OF CARTOONS Skopje 2017!
You have all made a contribution to the universal struggle for freedom of speech and expression, and it was our honor to provide you with a platform to communicate your points of view, ideas and inner feelings on matters which are relevant!
See you next year!
This report by OSTEN World Gallery of Cartoons.


Exhibition of Graphic Humor Nomad, Forced Migration 2017, Spain

La Coordinadora d’ONGD I aMS and Humoràlia organize the Graphic Humor Show NOMADIC, Forced migration.
The aim of the exhibition is to carry out an awareness-raising campaign aimed at society to raise awareness of the causes of migration processes and to highlight the importance of the Right to Migrate as set out in the Charter of Emerging Human Rights. The graphic art is a visual journalistic genre of denunciation and civic commitment that seeks to contribute to the reflection, in this case the causes of forced migration.
1. Any professional artist or amateur can take part in the exhibition.
2. The exhibition topic is: FORCED MIGRATION: armed conflict, structural violence, post conflict situation, economical, environmental/ecological, ideological/policy, gender, sexual identity, ethnical, religious and/or cultural.
3. The Deadline for sending the works finishes on June 25, 2017.
4. The works may be carried out in any technique, with Din A4 format (210 mm x 297 mm) or proportional.
5. Participants may send a maximum of 3 works, in black and white or in colour, if it is possible without text. In case of including a text, this must be in Catalan, Spanish, English or French.
6. Works have to be sent by e-mail to odm@coordinadora-ongdlleida.cat to 300 dpi in JPG o JPEG format.
7. In the same e-mail, include a document containing the following information: Title of the work, name and surname, pseudonym, postal address, telephone (with the corresponding international prefix), e-mail, a brief CV and a photography or caricature of the author. The organization undertakes to confirm receipt of the work via e-mail.
8. Due to the character of the Exhibition, the selected works will be not rewarded with any economical amount. On the contrary, the organization undertakes to send by post mail 2 copies of the printed catalogs to the authors of the selected works.
9. An on-line catalog with the selected works will be edited and published on the website of the Coordinadora www.coordinadora-ongd-lleida.cat.
10. A jury made up of qualified specialists in Solidarity and Graphic Humour will make a selection of 50 works among the presented ones.
11. The jury’s decision will be unappealable.
12. The selected drawings will be part of an itinerant exhibition of Humoràlia i la Coordinadora d’ONGD i aMS de Lleida
13. The works, as are digitals, will not be returned.
14. The author’s participation in the contest implies permission for the work to join the works presented and take part in the publication in an exhibition and a virtual gallery. The only aim of that use is to raise awareness between the populations about the causes of migrations processes. The use of the work will have no lucrative purpose. In all media where the work is published, the author’s name will always be indicated.
15. Taking part in the Exhibition implies accepting the entire terms and conditions. The Jury will solve any doubt that can arise.
Regulation in languages on source.

Winners in the 22nd International Cartoon Exhibition Zagreb 2017, Croatia

The 22nd International Exhibition of Cartoons ZAGREB 2017
has seen the arrival of 590 works of 249 authors from 55 countries.
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8th International Award of Humor and Satirical Customs, Premio Novello 2017, Italy

“Novello: a good family gentleman”
8th Edition of International Award of Humor and Satirical Customs
Art director Andrea Fedeli
We are announcing the 8th edition of International Award of Comic and Satirical Customs:
“Novello: a good family gentleman”
promoted by the Town of Codogno with the support of public and private organizations.
The Award’s secretary office is located at
Town of Codogno
Services to the Citizens (Sector)
Culture Office
Via Gandolfi, 6
26845 Codogno (LO) Italy
Phone number +39 0377/314263- 31424- 314247
Each participant to the Novello Competition will submit a maximum of three inedited comic-satirical cartoons.
Are considered inedited all drawings never published on web or on paper magazines and never shown on any exhibition.
The participation to this Competition is open to professional and non-professional artists.
They will compete in two different categories.
At registration to this Competition all candidates will clearly indicate their professional category confirmed by at least one easily verifiable publication.
Present the requested credentials, based on the choosen category (professional category: have to indicate at least one simply verifiable publication).
Applications not specifying their professional category will be rejected.
(Where is not going to be declared the category of participation, the work will be void considerated.)
In case of junior competitors the family consent is requested in case of victory at the Competition.
Terms of participation
Each competitor can submit a maximum of three cartoons, according to the theme:
All authors will present their works according to this theme in its many variable aspects, giving an innovative and original vision in a satirical aspect.
Being a theme of great interest and hard debate, the Commission allows artists to use their personal vision about it. However all works must not be related to any political position or suggest messages that can be offensive against decency.
The judgement on works will be the unique and irrevocable decision of the Commission of Evaluation.
All works must be according to the real spirit of the Award, that is humour and satirical customs.
All works can be realized using any drawing technique, in fact works can be in black and white or in colours and they can contain written texts.
Technical peculiarities and expiration date
All drawings must be sent in electronic format and must be loaded (loading them) in the provided form on the following web site: www.premionovello.it not later than 1st October 2017.
All works must have these peculiarities:
JPG 300 dpi - high resolution - print size A4 - information characteristics max 10 Mbyte.
Other formats of presentation are not accepted.
The Jury
The Jury is set up by professional artists and well-known names in the world of Comics and Humour Cartoons, as well as journalists, critics and well-read personalities in the world of culture.
All works with a good evaluation by the Jury will be exposed at the exhibition “International Award of Humour and Satirical Customs” that will take place in January 2018 in the premises of the historical “Vecchio Ospedale Soave”, Viale Gandolfi 6- Codogno (LO)- Italy.
The winners will receive the following prizes:
Amateur Artists (COLLECTORS)
First Prize Euro 1000 + diploma
Second Prize Euro 500 + diploma
Third Prize Euro 300 + diploma.
Professional Artists
First Prize Euro 1000 + plate
Second Prize Euro 500 + plate
Third Prize Euro 300 + plate.
Winners will enclose to their application their personal identity documents.
All works received for this Competition will be filed in the archives of the Award and will be used for its promotion purposes or for other cultural activities of the Town of Codogno in public or private communication as magazines, daily newspapers, books, on web, etc. in Italy or abroad.
Therefore, with the participation to this Competition all authors give their consent to the reproduction of their works, not for profit. (provided it has not lucre purposes)
Prize ceremony
The prize ceremony will be celebrated at the same time of the inauguration of the exhibition dedicated to the Award, in the premises of “Vecchio Ospedale Soave”-Codogno, at the presence of the members of the Selecting Jury.
This ceremony will be on January 2018 on a day to be chosen.

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.