14th International Haifa Cartoon Contest – Israel

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14th International Haifa Cartoon Contest and Exhibition

This year Haifa Municipality and the Association of Israeli Caricaturists, “Pencom”, are organizing the 14th International Cartoon Contest and Exhibition.

Cash prizes will be awarded as follows:
■ 1st Prize: $500
■ 2nd Prize: $300
■ 3rd Prize: $200
Haifa Carmel Medals will be awarded to artists submitting the best cartoons.
Special Prizes and Honorable Mentions will be offered by various institutions.

The International Cartoon Contest comprises the main topic:
Starting a New Life After 60
■ Retiring at 50 or 80?
■ Dreams and Wishes at any Age
■ Keeping Fit and Happy
■ Love and Intimacy
■ Grandpa, Grandson and the Internet
■ Grandchildren as Anti-Aging Agents.

Entry deadline: July 10, 2008
Our Address:
HAIFA MUNICIPALITY, P.O.B. 4811, HAIFA 31047, Israel
“Pencom” – Association of Israeli Caricaturists, P.O.B. 45598. Haifa 31454, Israel

1. The Contest is open to adult cartoonists from all over the world.
2. The number of cartoons sent by each participant is limited to five per category.
3. The submitted works in all sections must be originals or digital copies (high resolution file – 300 dpi required), standard size being A4 (21 x 29.7 cm, 8 1/2 x 11 inches), using Indian ink, watercolor, pen or other graphic and painting techniques.
4. Name and address should be written on the reverse side of each cartoon.
5. Entrants should pack their works securely and send them at their own expense to the International Cartoon Contest. Organizers are not responsible for damage caused during transportation.
6. By participating in this event, caricaturists agree that all cartoons submitted can be used in exhibitions throughout Israel and abroad.
7. Once the exhibition in Haifa closes, the original cartoons may be returned to the artist at his/her request (The organizers are not responsible for loss of original cartoons).
8. An Exhibition Catalogue featuring the best cartoons will be published and will be sent to the best participating artist free of charge.
9. The organizing committee reserves the right to reproduce the cartoons for the promotion of the Contest.
10. The cartoons for the exhibition will be selected by a jury.
11. Note: Caricatures on political leaders should not be submitted to the Competition.
For further information please contact:
Ronit Eshet – coordinator of marketing, Haifa Municipality, P.O.B. 4811, Haifa, 31047, Israel,
E-mail: ronitcartoon@gmail.com Mobile: 972-54-4913383
You can access our site at: http://www.haifa.muni.il/ by opening the “English site” link of the International Cartoon Exhibition.

Entry form: http://www.cartoonblues.com/Contests/haifa2008.doc