"Humour a Gallarate" International Cartoon Contest /2011/ ITALY
Grand Prize 'Marco Biassoni'
October 30 – November 13, 2011
Theme: " H2O "
The 17th edition of the International Cartoon Contest is organized by the “Pro Loco” of Gallarate for cultural purposes, to attest the worthy creative contents of thought and the humoristic graphic art which contribute in no mean way to the development of attentive, innovative, pluralistic and open-minded social relationship. This year the Pro Loco will organize the Humoristic Exhibition in the prestigious "MAGA" Museum Art Gallarate www.museomaga.it
In collaboration with: "MAGA" Museum Art Gallarate, FanoFunny Festival, Province of Varese, Gallarate town Council, Fondazione Culturale "1860 Gallarate Città", Associazione Nazionale Umoristi
1) The contest is open to all professional cartoonists, caricaturists, illustrators and graphic artists from all over the world. The contest is articulated in 3 sections (Graphics/Cartoon, Satire, Caricature)
2) Themes: H2O | Free theme
Sections A) Graphics/Cartoon | B) Satire > H2O
Section C) Caricature > Free theme
It’s possible to participate in all the sections.
3) Entries: max. 3 works. The works must be original and accompanied by the author's photo or caricature, entry-form and biography. Each work should bear the signature or mark of the author and name, surname, address, phone number and other data on the back.
The author have to indicate the section for each work/s.
4) Size: A4 (21 x 29,7 cm)
5) Technique: Free. Common graphic and digital prints will be accepted but only if signed by the author. Copies of ink and pencil drawings are not applicable. The works sent in digital form, by email or informatic devices, will not be considered for the awarding of prizes of Grand Prix "Marco Biassoni"; the works will be taken into consideration only for the exhibition and for the catalogue.
6) Deadline: October 3, 2011 (the post-mark will provide the proof)
7) Prizes: the Jury will award the following prizes:
Grand Prix "Marco Biassoni" for the best work of main theme “H2O” (Sections Graphics/Cartoon and Satire)
1st Prize | Special Prize of Jury | 5 Special Mentions for each section (Graphics/Cartoon, Satire, Caricature)
Special Prize Osvaldo Cavandoli "Cava" (creator of the famous character “La Linea”) for the best work of all sections, that combines humoristic beauty with the essentiality of graphic execution.
8) Exhibition: October 30 – November 13, 2011 at the "MAGA" Museum Art Gallarate.
Opening ceremony: October 20, 2011 at 11,00 AM
9) Catalogue: each selected author will receive a copy
10) Property: the Organizers reserves the rights to reproduce the cartoons in catalogue, newspapers, or posters to promote the Contest and to exhibit a selection of works in other locations in Italy and other countries. All the works will not be returned and will be included in the "Humour Gallarate Collection".
By submitting the works, the author accepts the rules and regulations of the Contest and the decisions of the Jury.
The works should be sent to:
Pro Loco Gallarate
Vicolo del Gambero n. 10
21013 Gallarate (VA)
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