Cartoons Osten: Important announcement !!!

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ostenDear friends cartoonists,
2015 is very important year for OSTEN, as this year we are celebrating the 70-years anniversary of its establishment (it was established 1st January 1945), while last 2014 was the 45-years anniversary of the 1st World Gallery of Cartoons (20 August 1969). These are respectful jubilees, but therefore the responsibility for running OSTEN and the World Gallery of Cartoons is huge…
Over the time, OSTEN has experienced different fortune – from being completely supported by the community and institutions, to transitional inability for realization of the basic activities. In that transitional period, from 2005 to 2008 – three editions of the World Gallery of Cartoons were not held, and that affects with disorder in the years of its organizing. That is why, the last edition of the World Gallery of Cartoons, instead of jubilee 45th, it was 42nd World Gallery of Cartoons – Skopje 2014.
Last year, 2014, on the occasion of the 45-year anniversary of the World Gallery of Cartoons, OSTEN made a resolution to organize three thematic digital cartoon competition, who will fulfill the missed editions and thus will ensure the continuity of the World Gallery of Cartoons.
That was the intention for organizing:
43rd World Gallery of Cartoons – Skopje 2014
(Digital Cartoons Competition on theme ‘Summer’)
Selector: Miroslav Georgievski Miro, Macedonia (cartoonist)
Awarded cartoonist:
Ross THOMSON, United Kingdom
Participants: http://on.fb.me/1w5HVx6
44th World Galley of Cartoons – Skopje 2014
(Digital Cartoons Competition on theme ‘Wine’)
Selector: Dragan Popovski, Macedonia (cartoonist)
Awarded cartoonists:
Doru AXINTE, Romania
Ilja KATZ, Israel
Valentin GEORGIEV, Bulgaria
Participants: http://on.fb.me/14D9uIz
45th World Gallery of Cartoons – Skopje 2014
(Digital Cartoons Competition on theme ‘Football’)
Selector: Mice Jankulovski, Macedonia (cartoonist)
Awarded cartoonists:
Seyran CAFERLI, Azerbaijan
Igor SMIRNOV, Russia
King Shan LI, China
Participants: http://on.fb.me/1Dte629.
For each edition of the World Gallery of Cartoons (Thematic Competition of Digital Cartoons), catalog will be published, where all participants of the competition will be presented. The catalog will be sent to each participant via post mail.
According to the propositions, for the awarded artists an exhibition will be organized in OSTEN Gallery Skopje.
To all cartoonists who took part on the 43rd / 44th / 45th World Gallery of Cartoons Skopje 2014
THANK YOU FOR THE PARTICIPATION!
And… Follow us, other thematic competitions for digital cartoons will follow, as a counterbalance to the established proposition on the World Gallery of Cartoons from 2014 on – to be eligible only original, hand drawn cartoons, satiric drawings and comic/strips with free theme.
This year, as a result of the continual organization of the World Gallery of Cartoons from 1969, we are announcing 46th WORLD GALLERY OF CARTOONS Skopje 2015.
You are very welcome to take part in this prestigious event!
(the application form is attached)
With respect:
Mice JANKULOVSKI, Director

OSTEN – art on paper
World Gallery of Cartoons
8 Udarna Brigada 2, 1000 Skopje
Republic of Macedonia
T +389 2 3213665
M +389 71 225950
E cartoons@osten.com.mk
www.osten.com.mk
Application Form: 46.WGC_application_ACTIVE

PORTOCARTOON 2015 – INVITATION

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17.PortoCartoon2015Dear Cartoonist,
2015 has been declared by the United Nations as the International Year of Light . Illuminating this subject with the light of the cartoon seems to us one of the best appeals to the artists of humor.
This is an issue of sovereign importance, which also shows many inequalities that exist worldwide. The light of the sun and moon is the same for everyone. But the other lights, electricity and all that goes with it, are the reason for the darkness in different parts of the world. This is the reflection that we intend to evoke. Come on with a humorous light! With the bright focus on progress and distortions in the spotlight and behind the scenes. In between is an undeniable truth: there is no light without shade!
Two great figures have been appointed for the 2015 edition of the Caricature Special Awards:
1 – The Portuguese football player (born in Madeira) Cristiano Ronaldo, a sports icon, winner of Golden Balls and Golden Boots;
2 – and the American writer Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), Nobel Prize for Literature, who participated in the First World War a century ago. This participation, as a driver of the Red Cross and the correspondent of the Kansas City Star newspaper, inspired him A Farewell to Arms (1929), an emblematic work of his literary career.
The choice of this figures aim to target the ingeniousness of humour artists, and arises from other designations made since 2013: Manoel de Oliveira and José Saramago (in 2013); Nelson Mandela and Siza Vieira (in 2014).
We will be looking forward to receiving your most appreciated participation, with our best wishes for a 2015 full of humour,
Luís Humberto Marcos
Director
Contacts:
PortoCartoon-World Festival
The Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Estrada Nacional 108, nº 206
4300- 316 Porto
Portugal
Tel: +351 22 530 49 66
portocartoon@museudaimprensa.pt
www.cartoonvirtualmuseum.org
17 PortoCartoon 2015: General Rules & Regulations in PDF

14th International Cartoon Contest «Independence» 2014, Ukraine

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independence-ukr.ass.cartoonistsAssociation of Cartoonists, Kiev, Ukraine
XIV International Cartoon Contest «Independence»
Competition conditions:
1. Contest theme: «New World Order».
2. Are accepted:
• the originals
• high-quality copies (on thick paper!)
• works done by a computer.
Works on electronic media and e-mail are not accepted!
3. Format: A4 (297 x 210 mm.).
4. Number of works is unlimited.
5. On the back of each work it is necessary to specify: name and surname, address, phone number, e-mail.
6. The deadline for submission of works: November 10, 2014.
7. Along with the work required to send a fully completed application form with a photograph (see below).
8. The prize fund: $ 1,400.
9. Organizers are not responsible for damages incurred during the shipment. The submitted works are not reviewed, are not refundable and can be used by the organizers for promotional purposes in the publications associated with the Cartoon Contest «Independence».
10. Winners will be informed separately. According to the results of the contest it will be published a catalog, which will be sent to all the artists whose works will be included in this catalog. The exhibition of the best works and the awards ceremony will take place in Kiev.
11. The results of the contest will be published on the website: www.cartoon.org.ua.
12. The jury’s decision is final and cannot be revised. Participation in the contest means that all applicants accept these terms.
13. The works sent to the address:
Асоциация карикатуристов
А/я 185,
Киев,
03142,
Ukraine
www.cartoon.org.ua, e-mail: kazanchev@ukr.net, phone: +38 063 578-0482
Organizer of competition: Konstantin Kazanchev.
Application Form in PDF: 14. Competition Independence 2014.