The Outstanding Colombian caricaturist born in Rionegro-Antioquia (1894-1931), call “The Emperor” of the cartoon. One of the most penetrating and fine Latin American humorists in the XX century, in their work the humor was satire, it was characterized especially by the political cartoon. Their cartoons were true x-rays of the facts and of the individuals. It was pioneer of the graphic publicity in Colombia.




The Festival is an event sponsored by the municipal administration of Rionegro during  Fourteen serial years in memory of Ricardo Rendón Bravo.

The Festival, only in the history of the country for their trajectory and continuity; he has allowed to look at the perception of authors of but of 80 countries, main characters of the changes and experiences of the towns that contribute to the humanity’s growth with the same humour. The laughing thought and its universal language, caricature is the most effective weapon against the thought that does not laugh.

It is a dream and an universal yearning to erase frontiers so  territorial as ideological that prevent us to live in harmony and to visualize the light of the freedom as principle of peace and coexistence.


The Conditions :


1)       The contest is open to all cartoonists all over the world.

2)       The deadline for entries is November 8 – 2008

3)       The themes of the competition are Three:

            Theme 1. THE FUTURE, My Future, the immediate future, the one that satisfies

            the necessities of the human being, the sustainable future, political, social,

            economic,  and environmental.   

            How will human beings face all of the changes that technological, scientific, and

            cultural advances have brought up on them?

            Everything concerning to the Future with its effects and consequences.,                             

            theme 2. Personalities Famous, and theme 3. Free

4)       Each participant can present in the competition a maximum of Three cartoons for theme.

5)       You can participate with cartoons in white and black or in color.

6)       The size of cartoons will not exceed  30 x 40 cms maximum.

7)       You can also participate in the competition with cartoons that have already been published or rewarded previously, all the presented cartoons will be original. Photographs, photocopies etc, will not be accepted, and the transport of the cartoons in charge of the participant.

8)       Participants are requested to send, together with their cartoons, a short curriculum vitae and a photograph.

9)       In the reverse of each cartoon he/she should go the name, surname, address, telephone number and country of origin of the participant.

10)  The selected Caricaturist will receive free a catalogue.

11)  The jury composed of Colombian and foreign cartoonists.

12)  The results will be announced in the month of December of 2008.

13)  The cartoons presented in the competition won’t be returned.

14)  The organization is reserved the right of exhibiting those works that he/she understands they can attempt against individual or collective rights.

15)  The Participation in the competition supposes the entire acceptance and without reservations all the conditions.


The Prizes :


  Grand Prix  Theme  THE FUTURE                     US  2.000 

  Prize           Theme  PERSONALITIES               US     500

  Prize           Theme  FREE                                  US     500

  Special Prizes offered by various institutions.


 Address :


The works should be sent to :

15° FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CARICATURA Palacio de la Cultura / Fernando Pica Cr 50 # 48 – 05, Rionegro Antioquia COLOMBIA