is a grouppowered portfoliosite. here we feature interesting talent and hope to stimulate the use of illustration.
The Lumen Prize Exhibition Award 2014
The Art of Watercolour's first World Watercolour Competition
Japan Media Arts Festival Call For Entries
Embracing Our Differences
Tapirulan Illustrators Contest 2014
International Visual Humour Karikaturum Contest/non digitial
Aydin Doğan International Cartoon Competition
call for entries: 3x3 Int’l Professional Show
Deadline: March 29, 2013
We’re celebrating our tenth year with more categories. And a brand new entry process. 
¶ We’ve added several new categories to more closely cover all aspects of illustration and divided the Editorial category into sub-categories so our judges judge related types of illustrations, giving our entrants a more level playing field. 
¶ This year we continue to streamline our entry process adopting the same entry system used by other leading publications making it even easier to enter and pay online. And added PayPal as an option for our international entrants. 
And as always we’ve lined up an impressive international panel of judges. 
Enter ProShow now.
World Press Freedom Cartoon Competition

When journalists and cartoonist face economic uncertainty or threats to their employment, there is great pressure to give up on tackling tough stories, give in to self-censorship or give attention to sensationalist journalism in the service of commercial sustainability. But can free speech survive hard times? Only one cartoon will be accepted from each cartoonist. It may be either in color or black and white and must not have won an award. The size of the cartoon should not exceed A4; 21 by 29.2 cm; or 8.50 by 11 inches. Cartoons should be in jpeg format at 300 dpi. The winners of the Cartoon Competition will be announced at the World Press Freedom Day, on May 3, 2013. There is no entry fee. Eligibility This is an international competition open to any cartoonist worldwide. Prize Three prizes will be given: • a first prize of $1500 plus a certificate from the Canadian Commission for UNESCO • a second prize of $750 plus a certificate • a third of $500 and certificate. All sums are in Canadian dollars. Ten additional cartoons will receive an Award of Excellence.
Poster For Tomorrow 2013

Poster for tomorrow announces its 5th annual call for entries for social communication poster designs. The project has been running its yearly contest since 2009 and this year topic will be the right to housing . ‘Home’ means something different to all of us. The place where we grew up, the place where we live at the moment, the place we come to relax or entertain our friends after work. But for far too many people home remains a distant dream, a place to aspire to, as they try to eke out an existence in sub-standard accommodation or sleep rough on the streets because they have nowhere else to go. It doesn’t have to be this way. The United Nations has enshrined the right of every man, woman and child to a place to live. Not somewhere to shelter from the elements, but a place to live in safety, security and ‘in peace and dignity’. This is what poster for tomorrow is campaigning for in 2013: the universal right to housing. It’s a huge issue, which is why we’re going to be approaching it slightly differently this year. There’ll be one central brief as usual, but every month from February until June we’ll release a new brief addressing a different aspect of the issue: causes, facts, consequences and solutions. But for now we’d like to invite you to concentrate on one thing: the right to housing. Contest’s website will be open to receive entries starting 10 March. There is no entry fee. Eligibility Open to designers and design students from all over the world. Prize An international panel of 100 online jury members will shortlist received entries, while our 12 jurors will meet in Paris next October to judge the 100 best posters entries. These will make up the exhibition and catalogue that will be displayed worldwide next 10 December, International Human Rights Day and third edition of A day for tomorrow .
call for entries!

Blizzard Student Art Contest

Blizzard Entertainment’s university relations and World of Warcraft development teams are proud to present the second annual Blizzard Student Art Contest! This year, we’re calling on college and university students to submit an original environment piece and/or original character piece that would be a great fit for World of Warcraft. There are two categories: • Environment Using your creativity and ability to work within the World of Warcraft art style, create a small environment diorama that would fit well in the game world. Your quest: Concept, model, and texture an environment piece that you could imagine stumbling upon during your travels across Kalimdor, the Eastern Kingdoms, Outland, Northrend, or Pandaria. Required elements are trees, rocks, grass, and props, plus a small structure (such as a shrine). • Character Using your creativity and ability to work within the World of Warcraft art style, concept, model, and texture a non-player character (NPC) or creature that you could imagine roaming the plains of Durotar, exploring the depths of Deepholm, or just sitting in the Pig and Whistle Tavern knocking back a mug o’ Thistle Tea. Required elements are the character or creature, along with some sort of clothing or armor. Feel free to go further by adding weapons or other accessories. In short, show us something we’ve never seen before but that still fits within World of Warcraft. Each submission shall be a high resolution JPEG file of no more than 5MB in size. There is no entry fee. Eligibility This contest is open only to residents of the United States and Canada which are: • over the age of eighteen years of age • are currently enrolled in a college or university • not residents of the states of north dakota, vermont, connecticut, or marylyand in the united states, or the province of quebec, canada. If you are under the legal age of majority, you have to provide your parent’s or legal guardian’s consent to participate. Prize Grand prize winners will be chosen by the World of Warcraft art team, and will receive the following epic prizes: • A three-month mentorship by a member of the World of Warcraft art team, in the form of email or phone critique of portfolio work. (Contact frequency will be roughly every two weeks.) • A one-year subscription to World of Warcraft • A Blizzard Entertainment notebook (featuring an original sketch by a Blizzard artist) • A Blizzard T-shirt
fm4 stehkalender wettbewerb.

Fernweh / Heimweh
Wohin auch immer euch die Sehnsucht treibt. Schickt uns eure Fotos, Collagen und Kunstwerke.

as i is for a good cause i couldn`t resist and tried a little illustration for this.
FM4 Stehkalender 2013 für "Licht ins Dunkel", deadline 20.09.
The Young Illustrator Awards 2012
 aims to promote the love of doodling and drawing among young children and teenagers. It provides a platform for young artists to showcase their talents to a wide audience and also encourages networking among art lovers through a buzzing online community. There are two categories: • Dr. Doodle (Primary School Category) • Manga Master (Secondary School Category) Participants are to submit entries online and winners will be selected based on judges decision (70%) and online voting (30%). Images must be a maximum file size of 2.0MB and not larger than 1280 pixels in width. There is no limit to the number of entries that each participant can submit. There is no entry fee. Eligibility These awards are open to all students in Singapore attending primary and secondary schools. Prize The winner in the Dr. Doodle category will receive $200, a Corel Painter 12 software package and a trophy. The five MERIT Awardees in this category will each receive $50, a Comic Studio Debut OEM software package and a trophy. The top 20 participants of the Manga Master category will have the opportunity to attend a series of Master-Classes in September 2012. They will be split in two groups. Each group will be mentored by a renowned comic artist. Selected works from both categories will be showcased in an exhibition in December 2012.

32nd International Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon Contest.

Conditions of Participation at the Competition

The Competition is open to all the caricaturists of the world.
2 . Caricaturist can send their published or unpublished caricatures to the Competition. The necessary condition is that the caricatures send must not awarded by any competition organization.

The caricatures send must be “original work”.
There is no subject limitation for caricatures.
A caricaturist can take part in the Competition with maximum 3 caricatures.
The dimensions of caricatures must not be larger than 30x40 cm.
Caricaturist must add a document into the envelope in which we can find her/his name, surname, address, telephone number, country and a short biography of the artist.
The caricatures send must arrive until August 31, 2012 (due time) to the address given. The results will be made public on September 10, 2012.
All the caricatures which will take part in the Competition will be preserved at ‹stanbul Museum of Caricature and Humor.
All the caricatures taken part in the Competition will be  collected in an album . The Jury will select  the caricatures for  the album and for the exhibition.
The Album of the Competition will be sent to the artists who created the works.
The caricaturists taken part in the Competition shall be counted as accepted the Conditions of Participation at
the Competition.