3rd International Cartoon Competition, Talinn 2017, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia
1. The organizers of the INTERNATIONAL CARTOON COMPETITION are the Estonian Humour Union, the Estonian Humour Union and humour magazine „Pilkaja“ (Mocker). Exhibition will be dedicated as the present to Estonia Republic 100 anniversary.
2. Theme: Jubilee
3. Entries: Entrants could submit more than one work, however no more than one award will be awarded to participants. All graphic techniques are allowed. Text is not allowed, but can use internationally known expressions. digitally at least 300 dpi, RGB, JPG, colored or black and white. The work may have been published, but not won the prize.
Works will be not returned to the autor. Each entrant must provide name and surname, address, phone number including country code, and email address , the author’s first and last name, title (if applicable), year of creation, e-mail.
All persons entering the competition agree that the rules of the competition as set out in these terms and conditions are binding on them.
Address digitally to: info@eestihuumor.ee
Original works to: Eesti Huumoriliit Vana-Viru 4 Tallinn 10111 Estonia
4. Entry deadline is the 17th of September 2017.
5. Awards: 1st Prize: 700 Euro, 2nd Prize: 500 Euro, 3rd Prize: 300 Euro.  Totally 1500 €.
6. Prize-giving and exhibition: The results of the competition will be announced on 1st of October and will be published on www.eestihuumor.ee. Cartoon exhibition will be opened in different cultural institutions throughout Estonia and will run from November 2017 to November 2018.
7. Other conditions: All participants will receive a free electronic exhibition catalog. The copyright of the works sent to the competition can be used by the Estonian Association of Humor and may be published in the humor magazine “Pilkaja” free of charge, as well as 100 related events and publications in the Republic of Estonia. Works are preserved at the Estonian Humor Museum. The catalog can be downloaded: www.eestihuumor.ee
Cartoons competition is supported by the: Estonian Humour Union, Estonian Humour Museum, Humorr Magazine Pilkaja (Mocker www.pilkaja.ee)), National Foundation of Civil Society, Estonia 100 organising committee, transport company Mootorgrupp.
More information:
Andrus Tamm
phone: +372 51 77 861
e-mail: andrus@eestihuumor.ee
www.eestihuumor.ee .


International Cartoon Contest, Braila 2017, Romania

Braila County Council
Braila County Center for Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture
The contest is open to all cartoonists.
THEME: Black humor
ENTRIES: max. 3.
The cartoons will be original and accompanied by a brief biography (including photo, address and phone number).
The making technique of the cartoons is free.
Deadline: The cartoons will be sent until the 27th August 2017.
Mandatory technical conditions
Size: A3 (297 mm x420 mm).
The cartoons will be sent in electronic format, JPG, 300 dpi, CMYK
Each sent cartoon will contain in the name of the file the author's name and title of the work/the cartoons’ numbering.
Mailing address : cartooncontestbraila@gmail.com 
Participants must own all the rights to the cartoons entered in the contest.
The cartoon’s author gives the Organizer the right to use the cartoon, according to the Romanian legislation, in order to promote the event, the institution and the city's image, by any means.
The Organizer does not assume any responsibility for any breaches of copyright. Exclusive responsibility lies with the one who sent the cartoon.
The Big Prize –1.500 €;
First Prize – 1.000 €;
Second Prize – 800 €;
Third Prize – 500 €;
3 Special Prizes – 3 x 300 € (each)
Prizes are taxed according to Romanian legislation.
Please note! To be able to receive their prize, winners must send the winning cartoon in original (with the author's signature on the back of the work) within 30 days from the announcement and communicate the bank account in lei ( for the Romanian competitors) or the euro account (for foreign competitors ).
The winning cartoons will be mailed to the following address: Romania, Braila, Traian Square, No. 2, Postal code 810 153.
The Organizer shall not be responsible for failure of a winner to receive the prize for reasons that are not related to the Organizer. If the competitor does not comply with the obligations imposed by this regulation, the Organizer is relieved of any liability.
Mention! In the absence of interbank relations between Romania and the country of origin of the winner, the Organizer is relieved of any liability.
Salon opening and award ceremony: the 22nd of September 2017
Edition catalog will include a selection of the most valuable works in the competition;
The awarded artists will receive a copy of the mentioned catalogue for free.
The County Center for Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture Braila
No. 2, Piata Traian, postal code 810153, Phone no.: +40.239.614.710, Braila, Romania
Email: cult.traditional@gmail.com
Source: bestcartoons.


Catalog of 4th International Olive Cartoons Contest 2015 of Kyrenia Municipality, Cyprus

Today received the recently published (April 2017) catalog of the 4th International Olive Cartoons Contest 2015 of Kyrenia Municipality, Cyprus. It is 20x21.5x2.5 cm in dimensions and has 240 full color pages plus the covers.
As Nidai Güngördü, the Mayor of Kyrenia Municipality, points out in his foreword, "Although the International Olive Cartoons Contest was interrupted for 4 years, which is a long period of time, owing to the efforts and meetings of the Organising Committee, 224 illustrators attended this year's contest from 56 countries with 459 pieces of artwork. This great success shows us that at the heart of this project, there is an endeavour, a collective collaboration, solemnity and the sense of "union is strength"."
And Musa Kayra, the President of Cypriot-Turkish Cartoonists Association, reminds in his introductory words that "the Olive that is one of the most important products of food culture of Mediterranean countries is our roots, our culture and our future."
This colossal book of cartoon art perfectly covers the short bios plus cartoons or portraits and declarations of the jury members and prize-winners in both Turkish and English languages, snapshots of the jury meeting, the prize-giving ceremony and some touristic scenes from the historical town along with the winning and the many selected cartoons.
The cartoon on the front cover is by the Slovenian artist Radko Oketic and the one on the back belongs to the Turkish cartoonist Cemalettin Güzeloğlu. Possible to see many winning and participating cartoons on the special website of the contest: http://www.zeytinkarikaturleri.com/.


Results of Caneva Ride Contest 2017, Premio Toni Zampol, Italy: In Vino Veritas?

Caneva Ride Contest 2017, Premio Toni Zampol, Italy
Theme: In Vino Veritas?
We report that upon the reporting of a large number of people and participants, after appropriate verifications the work that was the winner of Canza Ride 2017 "In Wine Veritas" by Behzad Ghafarizadeh Canada can not be admitted to the competition because it does not respect the regulation as work already winner of another competition and therefore not unpublished.
For this reason, the ranking of the winners is modified as follows:
First ranked: Bruno Hamzagic
- Bruno Hamzagic, the brilliant vignettist, has remarkably effective use of color, with a genial combination of technology connectors and natural shadows that make us laugh at taste. The design is also very effective, framing two subjects, certainly not on the cover, but from which a genuine beauty comes out. The aspect that struck the sticker in question is the ability in the synthesis of these elements to reproduce a situation that is contemporary but at the same time ancient, atavistic, and Dionysian. Use the Wine - Fi text to close and complete the image. Connected!
Second Classified: Konstantin Kazanchev
- Second, but not least noteworthy, is the design by the artist Konstantin Kazanchev that surprises us with a definite theme and solution: our consciousness. Well-made, the illustration suggests the theme of wine as a possible pacifying element of conflicts, difficult decisions, and moral issues to which we all, for good and for evil, have daily to do. To enrich the concept of the man's profile we can perceive is a man with important decisions, with his gut and 'wide' shoulders. Prosit!
The third prize is not awarded. (Source: facebook).
Selected Artists:
1. Bruno Hamzagic Brazil (primo)
2. Konstantin Kazanchev Ukraine (secondo)
3. Seyran Caferli Azerbaijan
4. luc descheemaeker Belgium
5. Paulo Sergio Brazil
6. Rafael Corrêa Brazil
7. Rodrigo Serra Brum Machado Brazil
8. Jovcho Savov Bulgaria
9. Lyubomir Mihaylov Bulgaria
10. Bilig (bi li ge) China
11. Slobodan Butir Croatia
12. Roberto Castillo Rodriguez Cuba
13. Sergey Sichenko Israel
14. Angelo Campaner Italy
15. Coan Italy
16. Davide Bassi Italy
17. Gianni Barro Italy
18. Irina Selivanova Italy
19. Marco Gavagnin Italy
20. Roberto Feletto Italy
21. Selivanov Andrey Italy
22. Sergio Tessarolo Italy
23. Dariusz Dabrowski Poland
24. Jacek Majcherkiewicz Poland
25. Evžen David Repubblica Czechia
26. Aurel Stefan Alexandrescu Romania
27. Doru Axinte Romania
28. Julian Radu Romania
29. Liviu Stanila Romania
30. Ivan Anchoukov Russia
31. Maxim Smagin Russia
32. Zlatkovsky Mikhail Russia
33. Goran Celicanin Serbia
34. Mileta Miloradovic Serbia
35. Zoran Mihailović Serbia
36. Cenk Alparslan Turkey
37. Hilal Özcan Turkey
38. Menekse Çam Turkey
39. Konstantin Kazanchev Ukraine
40. Oleksy Kustovsky Ukraine
41. Makhmud Eshonqulov Uzbekistan.
(Source: facebook.)


Final results of the 6th International Olive Cartoon Contest 2017, Cyprus


Nidai Güngördü (Cyprus), Juli Sanchis Aguado (Spain), Musa Kayra (Cyprus), M. Serhan Gazioğlu (Cyprus), Bülent Faiz Arabacıoğlu (Turkey), Mustafa C. Azizoğlu (Cyprus), Derman Atik (Cyprus), Hüseyin Çakmak (Cyprus), Ioannis Geroulias (Greece), Sait Munzur (Turkey), Saadet Demir Yalçın (Turkey), Shirin Gholipour (Iran), Nicoletta Ionescu (Romania).
Country: 62
Participant: 300
Work: 790
First Prize: 1.000 Euro + Gold Olive Sculpture + First Degree Diploma
Toso Borkovic (Serbia)
Second Prize: 800 Euro + Silver Olive Sculpture + Second Degree Diploma
Mikhail Zlatkovsky (Russia)
Third Prize: 600 Euro + Bronz Olive Sculpture + Third Degree Diploma
Doru Axinte (Romania)


Saeed Sadeghi (Iran)
Halit Kurtulmuş Aytoslu (Turkey)
Vladimir Kazanevsky (Ukraine)
Sajad Rafeei (Iran)
Zygmunt Zaradkiewicz (Poland)
Ahmet Aykanat (Turkey).

(See prize-winning cartoons here)

Filiz Naldöven Special Prize:
Stefaan Provijn (Belgium)

Nidai Güngördü Special Prize:
Amir Beigzadeh Nonakaran (Iran)
Narges Tavan Majidi (Iran)
Kürşat Zaman (Turkey)

Kyrenia Municipality Assembly Members Special Prize:
Peter Puszta (Germany)

Hakan Çakmak Special Prize:
Aidarbek Gazizov (Kazakhstan)

Ramiz Gökçe Special Prize:
Roman Kubec (Czech)

Salih Oral Special Prize:
Hristina Belousova (Uzbekistan)
Khodayar D. Naroei (Iran)

Erten Kasımoğlu Special Prize:
Miroslav Jakovljev (Serbia)

Kyrenia Municipality Special Prize:
David Evzen (Czech).

Abbas Naaseri (Iran)
Ali Shafei (Iran)
Alexei Talimonov (England)
Achmad Cholid (Indonesia)
Agim Krasniqi (Kosovo)
Agoes Jumianto (Indonesia)
Ahmet Ümit Akkoca (Turkey)
Aimeur Youcef (Algeria)
Aleksandr Zudin (Russia)
Amalijus Narbutas (Lithuania)

Antonio Garci (Mexico)
Aytur Şahinbay (Turkey)
Azuka Nwokocha (Nigeria)
Babic Sava (Serbia)
Behzad Ghafarizadeh (Canada)
Borislav Josipovic (Croatia)
Borta Ambrozie Ovidiu (Romania)
Cansu Berberoğlu (Turkey)
Cemalettin Güzeloğlu (Turkey)
Derin Bilecenoğlu (Turkey)

Derya İçköprü (Turkey)
Devran Öztunç (Cyprus)
Dina Abdelgawad Shosha (Egypt)
Dolgun Dalgıçoğlu (Cyprus)
Engin Selçuk (Turkey)
Emine Fida Rüzgar (Turkey)
Ertan Ayhan Sertöz (Turkey)
Evelyn Soraya De Paz Samayoa (Guatemala)
Fahri Eyican (Turkey)
Fahriye Çıtaklı (Turkey)

Farrukh Teshaev (Uzbekistan)
Grigoris Georgiou (Greece)
Gorbatenkaia Tatiana (Moldova)
Gustavo Caballero Talavera (Mexico)
Gülşah Demir (Turkey)
Halit Önür (Turkey)
Hasan Ceylan (Turkey)
Heino Partanen (Finland)
Helmut Jacek (Germany)
Henry Ezeokeke (Nigeria)

Husan Sodiqov (Uzbekistan)
Hülya Erşahin (Turkey)
İbrahim Tuncay (Turkey)
İsmail Çelebi (Turkey)
İsmail Kar (Turkey)
Jalal Pirmarzabad (Iran)
Jiliang Wu (China)
Jesús Francisco Carreño (Spain)
Jitet Kustana (Indonesia)
Kemal Özyurt (Turkey)

Konda Ravi Prasad (India)
Qasımhanlı Bayram (Azerbaijan)
Qiao Wei (China)
Leonardo Zaza (Italia)
Louis Pol (Australia)
Luka Lagator (Montenegro)
Makhmud Eshonkulov (Uzbekistan)
Marina Gorelova (Belarus)
Mehmet Arslan (Turkey)
Mehmet Kahraman (Turkey)

Mehmet Zeber (Turkey)
Meret Gylyjov (Turkmenistan)
Mert Erdiş (Turkey)
Miro Georgievski (Macedonia)
Muammer Kotbaş (Turkey)
Mohammad Ali Khalaji (Iran)
Mojmir Mihatov (Croatia)
Muhammed Zahid Aksoy (Turkey)
Musa Keklik (Turkey)
Nikolay Arnaudov (Bulgaria)

Nikolay Sviridenko (Uzbekistan)
Omar Perez (Spain)
Omar Zavallos Velarde (Peru)
Osman Güral Suroğlu (Turkey)
Önder Önerbay (Turkey)
Passaprawas A – Chinoboonwat (Thailand)
Paul Kempeneers (Belgium)
Raimundo Rucke Santos (Brazil)
Raimundo Waldez C. Duarte (Brazil)
Raul Fernando Zuleta (Colombia)

Roberto Castillo Rodriguez (Cuba)
Run Tang Li (China)
Sanaz Khadem Yahyavi (Iran)
Samaneh Saberi (Iran)
Serafim Bakoulis (Greece)
Serdar Günler (Turkey)
Serdar Kıcıklar (Turkey)
Sergei Semendyaev (Ukraina)
Seyran Caferli (Azerbaijan)
Shahram Rezai (Iran)

Slava Kazanevskyi (Ukraine)
Slobodan Butir (Croatia)
Sittipunt Tumying (Thailand)
Stanislaw Gajewski (Poland)
Trayko Popov (Bulgaria)
Uğur Pamuk (Turkey)
Viacheslav Bibishev (Tatarstan)
Victor Crudu (Moldova)
Vladimir Semerenko (Russia)
Wesam Khalil (Egypt).
(*) The transfer and accomodation expenses of the cartoonists who will win the first six awards will be paid by the Municipality of Kyrenia…
Only the accomodation expenses of the cartoonists who will win particular/distinctive awards will be paid by the Municipality of Kyrenia…


See you in SICACO 2017 Contest: Notice of SICACO 2017 Contest, Korea

Thanks for your interests & participating in SICACO 2017. Our committee will establish Korea Int'l Cartoons Museum within 3 years by your 35,000 works / and World Cup Cartoons Gallery by your 15,000 soccer cartoons.
We have extended the deadline of SICACO 2017 by two months due to new theme within World Cup Cartoon.
Please inform it your cartoonists and mass com. We hope many cartoonists take part in my SICACO 2017 contest.
1. This year's contest comprises a Thema section (titled Success+Failure /+ World Cup) and a Free section
2. The size of works should be smaller than 297mm × 420mm.
3. Any color, free style, and unlimited items (+2 hand drawing original best works - not so bad, color printed 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 August. 31, 2017.
6. Entries should be addressed to the Sejong Int'l Cartoon Institute, 450, Wolpyeongdong, Daejeon 35221, Seoul 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, selected works will be awarded.
8. Exhibit the cartoons at the Sejong & Daejeon Galleries in Oct. 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, magazine, books and web etc.
From Dr. Lim, Cheong San, President of SICACO (the Sejong Int'l Cartoon Institute) 450, Wolpyeongdong, Daejeon 35221, Seoul KOREA
C/P : 82-10-5425-6115, Tel: 82-70-7757-9944
E-mail: csanlim@naver.com
http://dicaco.kongju.ac.kr (all works DB checking).
(Last update 30 July 2017 15:40).


New theme and new deadline in DLRM Cartoon and Graphic Contest 2017, Hungary

The popular Hungarian DLRM band’s latest record was just realesed.
1. Theme: GARAGE ROCK!
The new album contains the „Stalemate” song.
2. Theme: Please, listen to this song and get inspired!
Draw a cartoon based on the lyric and music that you had heart before than 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 31 August 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).


9th International Tourism Cartoons Competition 2017: VACATIONS from the past to present

The theme of the competition in 2017 is VACATIONS from the past to present
Cartoons will be accepted in two sections:
 Adult Category: This category is open for the all of cartoonists who are 17 and older. Category should be noted when cartoons are submitting. Grand award, second award, third award, Professor Atila Özer recognition award and three mentions will be given in this section. Finalist cartoons in this section will be published in the album.
Young Category: This category is open for the cartoonists who are 16 and younger. Category should be noted when cartoons are submitting. Grand award and two achievement awards will be given in this section. Finalist cartoons in this section will be published in the album.
Submission Guidelines
* The competition is open to all amateur and professional cartoonists.
* Each performer is allowed to submit maximum three works.
* The cartoons submitted to the competition may be prepared as original drawings, digital printings or computer printouts. The drawing technique is open-ended. Drawings may be colorful or black and white. On the other hand, performers are required to put signatures on their drawings.
* Participants must write their names, surnames and addresses behind their drawings. Also, they must complete the Participant Information Form placed under submission page and send it together with their drawings.
* Cartoons sent may be of the ones previously published somewhere but previously awarded cartoons are not allowed to submit.
* Cartoons submitted for selection will be able to be printed in the publication of Anatolia Tourism Academy and in other printed materials of this organization such as books, catalogs, brochures, postcards, web sites and posters. All rights for any other publishing except these belong to the owner of drawing.
* The cartoons that will be selected after the first evulation will be announced between January 16 and 22, 2018. The objections will took into account between January 16 and 22, 2018.
* Finalist cartoons will be published in the album. Cartoonists whose drawings published in this album will be sent a copy of the album.
* Regardless of award-winning or taking place in the album, all the cartoons submitted for selection will not be returned.
* All the cartoonists participated in the competition are implied to agree on the conditions and regulations of the competition.
* Cartoons can be sent by way of postal service or Cartoon Submission system.
* Submission deadline is 31 December 2017.
* The cartoons can be mailed to the below address:
Anadolu University,
Faculty of Tourism
Yunus Emre Campus,
26470 Eskisehir/TURKEY
More in languages on source.

Xilingol International Cartoon Competition 2017, China

1. The Competition is open to all Caricaturist, Cartoonist, Painter around world regardless of nationality, age, sex, etc.
2. Theme: Green Grassland, Earth, Environment, Green Home
3. Entries: At most 8 works
4. The size of the works: A3 (420mm x 297mm). Digital works: The shortest side length 2480 pixel,300dpi, Size no more than 5MB.
5. Technique and medium of works are unlimited. Any painting, Print making, Traditional Chinese Painting, Oil painting, Watercolor, Crafts art will be accepted.
6. Artist should the original works. Please send electronic copy of your work to the following email address: xlhtcartoon@126.com / fecochina@126.com . After your works was selected, the committee will notify you, send your original works mail to the committee, to participate in the final awards.
7. Works have been awarded in other contests previously will not accepted.
8. Author's resume and photo (entry-form and biography) should be submitted with entries together. First name, Last name, Address, Email, Telephone number should be written on the reverse side of the works.
9. Please download the entry form on site: www.redmancartoon.com/en
10. Authors should have full copyright and be responsible for all the legal responsibilities related to the productions copyright.
11. Organizer will not be responsible for any damage that may occur during postage and handling.
12. Deadline: August, 20, 2017
13. Prizes:
GRAND PRIZE : 15000 RMB(pre-tax) + Certificate of merit + Catalog
1ST PRIZE : 10000 RMB(pre-tax) + Certificate of merit + Catalog
2ND PRIZE : 5000 RMB(pre-tax) + Certificate of merit + Catalog
3RD PRIZE : 3000 RMB(pre-tax) + Certificate of merit + Catalog
EXCELLENT PRIZES : 300 RMB(pre-tax) + Certificate of merit + Catalog
HONOURABLE PRIZES : Certificate of merit + Catalog
SELECT : Certificate of merit + Catalog.
14. E-mail: xlhtcartoon@126.com
After your works was selected, the committee will notify you, send your original works mail to the committee, to participate in the final awards.
15. Some of accepted works will be printed in a brochure, on posters, in the world press or other printed matter for the purpose of publicizing the exhibition without additional information and cost.
16. Remark: the works will not be returned.
17. All the copyrights are reserved by the authors. Host unit may use some works on web site and other media for spreading competition and artists.
18. Participation in the contest means the complete acceptance of all the above conditions and agreements with jury's decision.
Entry Form on source: redmanart.