Subject:"21 MAY 1864 BIG CIRCASSIAN EXILE" "To enter the villages in the darkness became our usual thing. Russian soldiers were entering the houses one by one under the darkness of the night. This and following scenes were such horror scenes that none of the reporters were courageous enough to report them…" (Count Leo Tolstoy) "Half of those who left to go to Ottoman Empire died before they reached there. Such a state of wretchedness is rare in the history of the humankind."(Russian I. DZAROV) “Sailors were acquisitive. They were letting 200-300 people in to the ships that have a capacity of 50-60. The people left with a little bread and water. In 5-6 days these were all consumed and then they caught epidemic illnesses from starvation, they were dying in the way to Ottoman Empire, and those who die were dumped into the sea. The ship that started the trip with 600 people ended up with only 370 people alive…"(French Reporter A. Fonvill) Such was the 21 May 1864 imprinted on the memory of the Circassian people. Day of victory for the Tsar and his armies, and the day of bitterness, sorrow, exile, disunity and death… Despite everything, May 21 represents the resistance of the Circassian people for survival. It is resistance, rebellion, and rebirth. It is the struggle of Circassia to survive against all tyrants. May 21 is the day on which we want to cry out all these bitterness, wars, insane practices which have been imprinted onto our memories to the world.
GENERAL INFORMATION: 1- The exhibition is open to all professional and amateur artists all over the world. 2- Each artist can attend the exhibition with three caricatures at most. 3- Cartoons may be in black or colour. 4- Size of the works will be min. A4 max. A3. 5- Cartoons will be sent by their artists taking all the measures to prevent injury. KAFDER will not be responsible for any injuries to the works in the post. 6-Original works, signed copies and digitally created works will be accepted. Requirements for digitally works : min. A4 max. A3, resolution 300 dpi, color mode : RGB, format JPG. Delivery e-mail up to 5 MB per mail. 7- Works will not be returned. 8- KAFDER keeps all rights to publish, exhibit and copyrights of the cartoons attending the contest. 9- Artists will write their name, surname, address, telephone and e-mail on the back of the work.
10- Deadline: 27 April, 2007 e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org ADDRESS: Senyuva mahallesi Kafkas sokagi no: 60 Bestepe/ ANKARA AWARDS: 1- Golden plaque + album 2- Silver plaque + album 3- Bronze plaque + album 4- Honourable mention plaque (three) + album AWARD CEREMONY AND EXIBITION OPENING: May 20, Sunday, ANKARA. Deadline: 27 April, 2007 For additional information please visit our website. www.kafder.org.tr