NINTH CARTOON CONTEST “DE GEUS” RULES 2021
THEME: COLONIZATION AND DECOLONIZATION
Although the people of the former colonies forced their independence in the second half of the 20th century, old colonial ideas and power relations still-often unconsciously – have an influence on our society and our thinking. They contribute to contemporary racism and stereotypical prejudices.
The cultural association ‘De Geus’ (based in Lebbeke, Belgium) holds every two years a cartoon competition.
The competition is open to anyone aged over 18.
The submitted works must not have received an award and must not yet have been published in Belgium.
All graphic techniques are allowed. Text is not allowed.
The cartoons are to be drawn on A4 format and 300 dpi (maximum of 3 MB per cartoon) for digital cartoons.
Cartoons sent by post need to have the name and address of the author on the back-side of each cartoon Each participant can submit a maximum of 5 cartoons only.
Deadline for submission is 10 August 2021
Cartoons need to be sent to:
or by mail:
Cartoonale ‘De Geus’ 2021
5. PUBLICATION RIGHTS
By entering the contest, the cartoonist agrees that his/her work will be exhibited and be published in
the catalog of the contest. The prize-winning cartoons remain property of the organisers.
The jury awards the prizes autonomously. No correspondence with the jury will be allowed on its decisions.
The jury will award five awards.
1st award : 800 Euro
2nd award : 400 Euro
3rd award : 250 Euro
4th award : 200 Euro
5th award : 150 Euro
8. EXHIBITION AND AWARD CEREMONY
The results of the competition will be announced on Friday 15 October 2021 at 7.30 pm in the gallery ‘De Fontein’.
An exhibition of the selected works will take place in the gallery ‘De Fontein’ in Lebbeke on 16, 17, 23 and 24 October.
The original versions of the cartoons will only be returned when clearly specified on the entry form.
Cartoons can also be picked up on appointment with the organisers.
The organiser cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged cartoons during the shipment.
10. CARTOON CATALOG
Selected participants can, on request, get a printed version of the catalog.
The catalog can also be downloaded at the following address: www.curieusdegeus.be
11. By entering the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these rules.