Karikaturum is an international contest of ironic arts held once every two years. There are two main categories: • Cartoon - theme ’Beauty’ • Poster - them ’The beauty will save the world’ Techniques: painting, graphics, printed graphics (etchings, lithography, xylograph and linocut), collage. The cartoons must be original, and the copyright remains to the participant. Photocopies, printouts and works sent by e-mail will not be evaluated. The works that have won awards earlier have to contain information where and when they were awarded. Both individuals and teams of artists can participate in the contest. Any number of works will be accepted from each cartoonist. There is no entry fee. Eligibility Karikaturum is an open contest, where both professional and amateur artists can take part, regardless of their education, age, sex and nationality. Prize • First Prize: 100,000 Rubles (approx. 3,200 USD) • Second Prize: 60,000 Rubles (approx. 1,900 USD) • Third Prize: 30,000 Rubles (approx. 970 USD) Moreover, the works sent to the competition may be exhibited in Surgut Fine Arts Museum, other museums, galleries and exhibition halls. The works can also be displayed on the Museum website. The catalogue will be published after the contest. All authors, whose works will be included into the catalogue by the jury decision, will receive a free copy of the catalogue.
Deadline: May 10, 2013
In a world where violence and discrimination threaten global stability, the Aydin Doğan International Cartoon Competition was started on the premise that tolerance is more important than ever and that cartoons rely on tolerance and wisdom, and form one of the building blocks of societies open to differences of opinion and beliefs. Today the Aydin Doğan International Cartoon Competition is acknowledged in the world as the Oscar of cartoons. The competition has been organised for 27 years. So far, more than 6500 artists from 128 countries have taken part in the competition. These figures are indicative of the scope and importance of the award. Choice of subject is free. Only original cartoons will be accepted. Cartoons sent as printouts should bear original signatures of cartoonists. Photographs, photocopies, etc. will not be accepted. Size of cartoons should not exceed 29.7 x 42cm (A3 paper size). There is no entry fee. Eligibility The competition is open to professional and amateur cartoonists from all over the world. Prize • Winner: 8,000 USD • First Runner up: 5,000 USD • Second runner up: 3,500 USD • Success Award: 500 USD The jury, composed of leading cartoonists of Turkey and the world, will choose the fifteen cartoons worthy of the award. In addition to the awards for First Place, Second Place, and Third Place, twelve artists are given honorable mention. The remaining cartoons submitted to the International Jury are exhibited and printed in the annual album. The award ceremony will be held in November 2013 in Istanbul.
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
call for entries
deadline: 20. September 2012, 12:00 Uhr
Fernweh / Heimweh
Wohin auch immer euch die Sehnsucht treibt. Schickt uns eure Fotos, Collagen und Kunstwerke. Denn 2013 wird kommen. Allen Pessimisten zum Trotz.
Die Eckdaten Thema Fernweh / Heimweh
Persönliche Angaben Bitte fügt eurer Einsendung euren Namen, eine gültige Telefonnummer und eure Postadresse bei. Schreibt uns auch kurz, worauf sich euer Fernweh / Heimweh bezieht.
Bitte nur eine Einsendung pro Person. Alle Jahre wieder: Eine. Einsendung. Pro. Person. Ihr habt zwar hunderte kleine Dinge, die euch das Heimweh nehmen und mit tausenden Bildern assoziiert ihr Fernweh. Das können wir alles verstehen. Aber wir wollen dennoch ein Foto von euch. Nehmt einfach das Beste.
Bitte schickt uns eure Einsendung als .jpg (beste Qualität einstellen), .eps, .tiff oder .pdf Damit euer Bild auch druckfähig ist, sollte es ca./mindestens 154x111mm groß sein und 300 dpi haben. Dateien mit so einer Größe können schon ein paar MB haben.
Info zum Format der Postkarte: Querformat, Breite 148mm x Höhe 105mm Abfallend mit 3mm Überfüller - d.h. das Motiv geht über dieses Format 3mm drüber - somit verhindert man weiße Blitzer, falls beim Druck etwas nicht exakt liegen sollte. Da der Überfüller nur für alle Fälle eingeplant wird, aber im Idealfall nicht gedruckt wird, sollte auf dem auch keine wichtige Info drauf sein. Bei 300 dpi sind das 1819x1311 pixel bei 154x111mm. Und noch mal: bitte Querformat!
Ganz wichtig: Stellt bitte vorher klar, dass die Rechte für die von euch verwendeten Schriften, Fotos und Bilder bei euch liegen.
Die Arbeiten werden nicht an Dritte weitergegeben. Einsendungen via Mail an email@example.com.
Einsendeschluss ist Donnerstag, 20. September 2012, 12:00 Uhr. Die ausgewählten Gestalterinnen und Gestalter werden Anfang Oktober benachrichtigt.!
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
Utopie: Jugend Ein Zeichenwettbewerb, ausgeschrieben vom Europäischen Forum Alpbach, der Albertina und dem Magazin The Gap
Die Albertina, das Europäische Forum Alpbach und The Gap präsentieren gemeinsam einen Zeichenwettbewerb, der sich an junge kreative Menschen zwischen 18 und 27 Jahren wendet. Vom 16. April bis zum 18. Mai 2012 können diese ihre Zeichnungen zum Thema “Utopie: Jugend” über die Facebook-Seiten der drei Partner sowie über http://utopiejugend.at digital einreichen, um am Wettbewerb teilzunehmen. Die Originalzeichnungen werden an die Albertina gesandt, wo eine sechsköpfige Jury, bestehend aus Vertretern der drei Institutionen - darunter auch Klaus Albrecht Schröder - die zehn besten Arbeiten auswählen wird. Darüber hinaus wird ein/e weitere/r Gewinner/in über ein online Publikumsvoting auf Facebook ermittelt.
Alle 11 Gewinner/innen haben die einmalige Möglichkeit, ihre Arbeiten im Rahmen einer Ausstellung während des Europäischen Forums Alpbach vom 18. August bis zum 1. September 2012 zu präsentieren. Dem/Der Hauptgewinner/in winkt darüber hinaus ein Sonderfeature in der Augustausgabe des Magazins The Gap.
Der Wettbewerb richtet sich ausdrücklich auch an Amateure. Das weit gefasste Thema “Utopie: Jugend” erlaubt unzählige Assoziationen. Angestrebtes Ziel ist Vielfalt sowohl hinsichtlich der verwendeten Zeichenmaterialien und -techniken, als auch in Bezug auf den Zeichenstil.
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i dont`t list this because its a great competition but i think cycling has to be promoted as much as possible so why not like that…..
Win $200 by Designing This Year’s DH and XC BC Cup Poster!
Cycling BC is calling all graphic designers to create a unique, eye-catching poster promoting this year’s DH & XC BC Cup Circuit. Enter to win $200 CAD cash and the chance to have your poster showcased in selected bike shops along the BC Cup circuit!
British Columbia is known as the “mountain bike mecca” by mountain bikers around the world, so why not be the one who creates the poster showcasing the epic adventures that mountain biking in BC brings!
Your work should reflect the exhilarating, heart pumping excitement of mountain biking in BC.
Here are the specific details that you should follow:
* Include the Cycling BC Mountain Biking logo (full-colour required and can be downloaded here) * Poster size should be 11×17 (legal size paper) * Dates of all Mountain Bike BC Cup Races in 2012 * Dates and locations of all Mountain Bike BC Cup Race (PDF can be downloaded here). * “Cycling BC presents the 2012 Mountain Bike BC Cup Circuit” * If using an image of a rider, remove all distinguishing marks, sponsors, plate number and logos.
- Email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with “BC CUP Poster” in the subject line. (if it’s a big file, e-mail a link to download it from.)
- Submissions should be a full color, high resolution Press-Ready PDF (all fonts outlined).
- You should be able to provide the InDesign or Adobe Illustrator files.
- Design for 11×17 inches, but also be able to scale (with tweaks) to various sizes: 1. Handbill (4.5in x 5.5in) 2. Website banner (approx. 290px x 323px)
Deadline: All entries must be received no later than 9am Monday, April 23 2012.
Winner: Announced on Tuesday, April 24 2012.
Entry fee: FREE
Create the official logo for the International Center for Women Artists – ICWA, a new UNESCO Category II museum and arts education center in Amman, Jordan, celebrating the genius of international women artists. As a UNESCO Category II center, the winning logo will be integrated and presented side by side with the UNESCO “temple” logo.
Calling European Artivists
Water is life’s most precious resource. Those of us who have it, take it for granted. Change begins at home — Drop by drop. Join us. Make an ad for the UN to inspire others to use water wisely.
DropbyDrop is part of ‘The Future We Want’: the UN’s global conversation on the Rio+20 Conference.
To enter you must use the logo. Deadline 29 Feb 2012.
Three prizes will be awarded.
deadline 24th of february 2012
All women cartoonists around the world are called to enter the first Women on the World Competition. The contest is designed to offer women cartoon artists a unique opportunity to express themselves within the cartooning arena. Entries should convey a woman’s social comment on world issues today. There are no restrictions on the number of entries submitted. Entries can be either previously published or unpublished, in colour or black and white. All entrants are invited to attend the gala award presentation event which will be held at The Bunker Cartoon Gallery of Coffs Harbour (Australia) in celebration of International Women’s Day, Thursday, 8 March 2012. Eligibility The Women on the World International Cartoon Competition is open to all women cartoonists worldwide over the age of 18 years. Prize The entry judged to be the winning entry will receive prize money of $1,000 and a medallion. Two merit awards will also be awarded each to the value of $750 each.