In memory of the severe crime that happened in Kragujevac in 1941, 70 years ago, when the German occupying forces executed several hundreds of innocent civilians in just one day, also sincerely wishing something like that never and nowhere to happen again, and that peace may prevail in the world
The City of Kragujevac a n n o u n c e s
THE 16TH ANTIWAR CARTOON SALON INTERNATIONAL CONTEST
The International jury will make a selection out of submitted cartoons which is to be exhibited and published in the Salon’s catalog. Besides, the following prices are to be awarded:
The Grand Prix «The Peace Messanger» and 1.500 euros prize is to be awarded by the International Association of Peace Messanger Cities
The Gold Plague and 1.000 euros prize
The Silver Plague and 800 euros prize
The Bronze Plague and 500 euros prize
The Mayor of Bydgoszcz (Poland) Award, amounts 750 euros
The City of Ingolstadt (Germany) Award, amounts 500 euros
The City of Bielsko-Biala (Poland) Award, amounts 500 euros
The City of Suresnes (France) Award, amounts 500 euros
The City of Pitesti (Romania) Award, amounts 500 euros
The City of Carrara (Italy) Award, amounts 500 euros
The prize fund is 7.050 euros in total.
The Jury might additionally award several diplomas to close contenders.
Cartoonists and fine artists from all over the world have the right to participate. They should submit at most three (3) cartoons, which have not been awarded by any other international competition, on the subjects of antiwar as well as solidarity between people and nations. The artworks should be utmost A4-A3 formated, while art technique is at the artist’s choice, including electronical version of the cartoon with the original signature. On the back of the artwork there should be written data on the artist (such as: name, surname, age, address, phone/fax, e-mail).
The submission deadline is September 15, 2011.
The jury session is to be held on September 16-17, 2011.
The cartoons are to be sent to the following address:
SALON ANTIRATNE KARIKATURE,
Trg Slobode 3,
Submitted artworks are not to be returned, they remain in the Salon’s collection.
NOTE: The 15th International Antiwar Cartoon Salon «Kragujevac 2011» had so far the strongest international promotion and afirmation. On the occasion of the award ceremony the prizes were handed over and the exhibition was opened in Kragujevac. Afterwards, the 15th Salon exhibition was on display at the United Nations Palace in New York. Also, it was a part of programe that marked the 65th anniversary of the victory over facism in the Ukranian historical City of Poltava. The usual tour around the Salon's partner cities took this show to Ingolstadt (Germany), Bielsko-Biala and Bydgoszcz (Poland). It was presented at the City Hall in Limassol (Cyprus) during the session of the General Assembly of the International Association of the Peace Messanger Cities. Then, the chosen artworks at the 15th Salon were exhibited in the Serbian capitol Belgrade. The exhibition's next destination was Romania,where the cartoons were on display in Temisoara during the Days of the Serbian culture, as well as in Pitesti on the Day of the Romanian Statehood. Finally, the exhibition was set at the National Museum of Mexico in Mexico City in last May.
Again, the Salon has got the invitation to set the show in Bar (Montenegro), while negotiations for the visit to the seat of the European Union Brussels are underway.