Global warming is currently categorized as one of the greatest threats to life. Within the last decades, this phenomenon has been causing an increase in the average temperature on the surface of the earth, announcing the escalating condition of the greenhouse effect that is destabilizing the energy balance of the planet. The greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide (CO2), methanol (CH4), nitrate oxide (N2O), CFC�s (CFxCl) absorb ultared radiation emitted by the earth’s surface, which then radiates energy that is absorbed by the earth’s surface again, consequently getting hotter, and when in excess, is damaging. Therefore, the excess of gases responsible for the greenhouse effect, initiates a phenomenon known as global warming. The proposal for the Eco Cartoon is a warning for life! The cartoonists will have the challenge of showing the risk that the planet and humanity are running. They are, therefore, invited to create an illustration that depicts global warming and alerts society to the seriousness of the problem.

II – FROM THE 1st International Patio Brazil Humor Saloon On The Environment – ECO Cartoon

It is a competitive exhibition, of cartoon humor, where the main objective is to cause one to reflect on the global warming theme and quality of life. The tools to be used are charges, cartoons, caricatures and comic strips on the theme: Global Warming.


a) Graphic artists in general can compete, be they armatures or professionals, Brazilian or foreigners; b) Each artist can participate entering up to 2 (two) unpublished pieces of work, be it charge, cartoon, caricature or comic strips. c) The standard size of each piece of work would be 30 X 40 cm (horizontal or vertical); d) Each piece of work should be sent in the appropriate packaging, freeing the organizers of the event from the responsibility of any damages caused to the project during shipping; e) No work will be accepted via CD or internet; f) The participants that send more than 2 (two) projects, as well as those who are directly involved in the process of the event will be excluded from participating in this campaign.


a) All of the enrolled work sent for selection will become the permanent property of the Patio Brazil Shopping Condominium, which will exercise, exclusively and without restraint, the right of property, in order to use it to its best interests, which will not bring, by any means, any liability of any nature to the authors; b) After selection, the work that is selected will be on exposition inside the Patio Brazil Shopping and promoted on the www.patiobrasil.com.br
site and could, along with all the others participating works, still have other final destinations; c) The organization will not take the responsibility for any damages caused by third parties when on exposition to the public or due to deterioration from handling of the work during the event.


a) Forms for enrollment will be available at the site: www.patiobrasil.com.br
 b) All work should be sent by September 15 along with the filled our enrollment form, via the mail or direct delivery at the Patio Brazil Shopping administration from Monday to Friday, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm at the address: SCS Qd. 07 Bl. Administracao � CEP: 70307-902,Brazil
with a highlighted marking of the name of the event on the outside of the package or envelope saying: ECO CARTOON; c) The enrollment is free of charge and will be in effect on act of delivery of the work(s) and the participant should fill out the respective enrollment forms correctly with true updated information; d) The enrollment holds bearing on the acceptance of this regulation, in all its terms, as well as in accepting the final results of the contest and the destination and use of the work.


a) The works will be accepted up to September 15th, 2008.

b) The works of art will be selected on September 17, 2008 and judgment given on September 18, 2008;

c) The exposition will take place from September 19th to the 28th, 2008.


a) In selecting and awarding the works of art, certain criteria, based on creativity, originality and how pertinent it is to the proposed theme, will be followed while judging, which will be the responsibility of the commission of judges, whose decisions should be accepted by the participants without possibility of impugn; b) The selecting commission will choose up to 100 pieces, from all the works of art received, for exposition at the Patio Brazil Shopping. c) From the 100 (one hundred) selected works of art, 4 (four) will be awarded, 3 (three) of them being chosen by the commission of judges and 01 (one) work of art (aside from the 3 winners) will be chosen by popular vote which will occur via coupons placed in an urn located there at the competitive exposition. d) Any eventual issues omitted from the present regulation will be resolved by the commission of judges before a Patio Brazil Shopping referendum at the most opportune time. e) 3 (three) works of art will be awarded by the commission of judges, of which their decisions will be unappeasable.


a) A purchasing award of the following values will be given to those selected:

1st Place …………………………..R$ 3,000.00

2nd Place ………………………….R$ 1,500.00

3rd Place …………………………..R$ 1,000.00 Popular

Vote Winner…………….. R$ 500. 00

b) The announcement of the winners will take place on 09/19/08 at the opening of the exposition at 10:00 am. The winners will be informed of their awards via telegram. c) The awards will be given within 30 days after the announcement, at the mall administration or via the bank if the winner lives outside of Brasilia/DF.

Entry Form: