38th.Edition International Festival Of Satire And Humore ,,MĂRUL DE AUR”-BISTRIȚA/Romania,2022
Rules and Guidelines of Participation
The organizers of the festival’s 38th edition are: Syndicate Culture House Bistrita, with the support of: Bistrita City Hall (Local Council), Bistrita Palace of Culture, National Association of Syndicate’s Culture Houses of Romania, Epigrammatist Union of Romania, Pomiculture Station Bistrita and Humoristic Association of Bistrita.
The International Festival of Satire and Humour ‘Golden Apple’ will take place between 1st and 3rd of April 2022, encompassing the following sections:
I. Satirical Graphics:
The 38th edition of the International Satirical Graphics Contest ’Golden Apple’ Bistrita, 2022 is open for participation from all caricaturists around the world.
The contest has two subsections:
1. Humoristic drawings on the theme:
“MIRROR... REAR-VIEW MIRROR”
2. Caricatures on the theme of: “IRON LADIES”
A maximum of 5 works per theme are allowed. The drawings will need to be accompanied by a CV in either Romanian or English, comprising of: First and Last name, address, contact phone number and e-mail address, country of origin, a copy of passport or any other form of ID.
Entries for both subsections are mandatory.
Works can be sent in original form via post at the following address:
The deadline for sending your entries in is 10th of March 2022.
After all entries are evaluated by a jury formed of notable persons of the domain, the prize-winning entries will be included in the 2022 Golden Apple Satirical Graphics Salon in Bistrita.
II. Creative Writing:
1. Creative Writing – Manuscript Subsection
a. Epigram Contest on the theme: ‘‘I’D VACCINATE YOU MYSELF...BUT WHAT FOR?’’, for which authors are required to send through a compilation of 3 thematic epigrams and 3 other epigrams of their choice.
b. Short Prose Contest: a maximum of 4 pages on the same theme.
Manuscripts for the Short Prose subsection have to come in A4 format, typefont Times New Roman, 12 pt and1.5 line spacing.
2. Creative Writing – Published Volume Subsection
For this subsection, humour literature authors can enter the contest with 2 copies of their desired volume, published between April 2021 – March 2022, together with their CV and copy of passport/ID. Entries for both Manuscript and Published Volume subsections need to be sent in by the 10th of March 2022.
III. Satirical Interpretation
This section can be entered by satire bands, groups or theatres, individual or pairs of comedy performers, from either professional cultural institutions or amateur backgrounds and army clubs around the country.
Their repertoire should consist in either classical or contemporary texts or their own creations, with the only requirement that it does not exceed the 15 minute limit for groups, 5 minute for individual performers or duos. Groups can be made out of a maximum of 8-10 members.
Indecent content is not allowed.
In order to enter this section, the contestants are expected to send over the completed application form (annexed herewith) along with a DVD of their proposed repertoire by 10th of March 2022.
As the closing of the Festival, an Awards Gala will be held, in which the prize-winning bands and epigrammatists will participate, along with various special guests. Winners of the Epigram section will need to prepare 5 epigrams to be presented on stage.
Awards for the 3 competing sections consist in prize money, diplomas and trophies. It is exclusively up to the jury to rank and award the entries of the 3 contest sections.
Please note that contestants will not be returned their works at the end of the festival, these will in turn remain in the festival’s archive.
Entries containing vulgarities or any type of obscene or pornographical substance are not accepted.
After the jury ranking, the award-winners of the graphic satire and creative writing sections will be notified via phone in due time, in order to facilitate their participation at the Awards Gala.
All correspondence concerning the Golden Apple festival should be addressed at:
CASA DE CULTURĂ A SINDICATELOR BISTRIŢA
Str. Alexandru Odobescu, nr. 3, ZIP 420043, Bistriţa, ROMÂNIA
For any additional information please reach out to:
phone/fax: 0040 263 233 345, 0040 745 970 250
Festival Director,Al. Câţcăuan
„MĂRUL DE AUR” 2022
„GOLDEN APPLE” 2022 / "LA POMME D’OR” 2022
FIŞĂ DE ÎNSCRIERE
Application form / Fiche d’inscription
Formaţia, grupul, interpretul, creatorul / Band, group, artist, creator:
Instituţia reprezentată / Represented Institution / Institution représenté:
Adresa / Adress / AdresseH:
Telefon/fax/email / Adress phone/fax/email:
Data înJinţării (naşterii) / Foundation date / Date de naissance:
BI / CI, seria ____ nr. ____________ CNP ___________ ___
Numéro de carte d’identité _____________________ ______
Secţiunea de concurs / Section contest / Catérogie choisi pour le concours:
Repertoriul, manuscrisul, volumul, lucrarea / Repertoire, manuscripts,
volume, work / Répertoire, manuscrits, volume, oeuvre:
Autor texte / Texts author / Auteur du texte:
Instructor/autor / Instructor/author / Instructeur/auteur:
Titlul volumului/lucrării / Title of volume/work / Titre du volume/travail:
Regia artistică / Editura / Artistic Director / Publisher: Maison d’Édition /
Éditeur: ________________________________ ________
Participări la alte concursuri / Participation in other competitions /
Participation à d’autre(s) concour(s): ___________ ____________
Număr persoane în grup_______din care_____femei
Number of people in group_____of wich______Women
Nombre de personne dans le groupe_____avec ______femmes.
Data sosirii la Bistriţa / Check Bistriţa / Date d’arrivée à Bistrita:
Mijloc de transport / Means of transport / Moyen de transport:
Data/Date Semnătura şi ştampila
Signature and stamp/Signature et tampon
_____________ _______ _______