20th International PORTOCARTOON FESTIVAL/ Portugal 2018
Main theme CLEAN THE PLANET The disorderly growth of cities, the use of polluting energies, uncontrolled industrialization, global warming, garbage and lack of water are making the world less and less healthy.Following the call of the Let’s Do It Foundation, we must make the Earth a cleaner and healthier planet. In great powers are agreements and disagreements. Abuses of power. Intrigues. Many
speeches, few changes. In addition to the lack of sensitivity to protect the future of humanity, there are distortions and crimes against the environment. For all this, it is necessary to intervene with humor from all over the world. The appeal of the Let’s Do It foundation, which combines different NGOs, fully tunes with PortoCartoon goals. Cleaning the planet has several meanings. It is a strong theme for the 20th anniversary celebration of PortoCartoon-World Festival.
Special Awards FOR CARICATURE Following the line started in 2013, with the introduction of this field of Caricature at PortoCartoon, we have chosen for 2018 two world icons: the fado singer Amália Rodrigues and the filmmaker Woody Allen. AMÁLIA RODRIGUES (1920 - 1999) Acclaimed internationally as the “Queen of Fado”, the Portuguese artist was one of the most brilliant female singers of the 20th century and a true ambassador of Lusophone culture on all continents. World-wide, her live performances sold out and thrilled mythical audiences like the Canecão carioca or the Parisian Olympia. She sold more than 30 million records and the recognition of Fado as “intangible heritage of humanity” (UNESCO, 2011) is very much due to her voice. Besides being a fado singer, Amália Rodrigues was also an actress and a singer of other musical genres of popular tradition. WOODY Allen (1935 - ) The iconic figure of Woody Allen is mixed with the international film culture. He made dozens of films and he participated as an actor in some of them. His baffling neurotic characters continue to amaze by the nonsense and daring of the dialogues. Especially in New York, where he is also practicing his inseparable clarinet, but also in European cities such as London, Paris or Barcelona, Allen makes cinema a restless inspiration about modern society. And he just launched a new movie.
Cartoonists can submit works for the MAIN THEME and for the FREE CATEGORY, as in the previous editions.
Artists who don’t wish to compete can send us their works EXTRA-COMPETITION, informing of their decision.
5.1. Cartoons must be original. We accept any kind of graphical techniques, including digital artwork sent by e-mail, as long as the drawings are SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, are identified as PRINT NUMBER ONE and as an original for this contest. 5.2.Can also be presented sculptures pieces of humour, in any kind of material.
The artworks cannot exceed the following measurements: - in paper, 42 x 30 cm (DIN A3 - sculpture pieces, 42 x 30 x 30 cm Cartoons should be sent with the author’s Resumé, in Portuguese or English, (publications, exhibitions, prizes and must be identified on the reverse with the following information: -Author’s name and - Year, title and theme section.
Entries should arrive at the Portuguese Printing Press Museum until February 28th 2018, along with the filled Entry Form
The participation in PortoCartoon automatically implies that the author waives copyrights of his works in any kind of platform, concerning the production and diffusion of the festival. The organization does not ensure to send prizes on bottles of wine.
11-AWARDS, including a TROPHY and a DIPLOMA will be the following Grand Prize Porto Cartoon 4000 Euro
travel and stay costs for the Awards Ceremony in Portugal 2nd Prize Porto Cartoon 1250 Euro
travel and stay costs for the Awards Ceremony in Portugal 3rd Prize Porto Cartoon 750 Euro
travel and stay costs for the Awards Ceremony in Portugal Special Award for CARICATURE 1st Prize 500 Euro Special Award for CARICATURE 2nd Prize 200 Euro Special Award for CARICATURE 3rd Prize 100 Euro HONORABLE MENTIONS 50 Euro 12-The Jury will have an odd number of judges and their decision will be final with no subjection to any kind of appeal or reclamation. 13-The awarded works will become property of the PORTUGUESE PRINTING PRESS MUSEUM and will be part of the INTERNATIONAL CARTOON GALLERY. The others will be sent to the artists, if formally requested, after its public exhibition during the PORT OCART OON and possible exhibition in other cities and countries. 14-In case of using non-awarded works in other cases except PortoCartoon exhibition or its promotion, copyright payment will be made to the artists whenever it takes place.
15-All the artists whose works are selected for the exhibition will receive a catalogue (paperback or digital version). The winning artists will receive the prizes in june 2018, in a public ceremony.
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