* The Aydýn Doðan International Cartoon Competition is held every year in Turkey by the Aydýn Doðan Foundation.
* The competition is open to professional and amateur cartoonists from all over the world.
* The Jury, composed of foreign members, will meet in June 2009.
* The XXVI. Aydýn Doðan International Cartoon Competition will be celebrated with an award ceremony in November 2009 in Istanbul.
1) Choice of subject is free.
2) Only original cartoons or internet print outs signed by the cartoonists will be accepted for the competition. Photographs, photocopies, etc… will not be accepted.
3) Size of cartoons should not exceed 29.7 x 42 cm (A3 paper size).
4) Participants are expected to send the filled out participation form, with a short curriculum vitae and a photograph, together with their cartoons. Please find the form attached to the competition booklet and posted on http://www.aydindoganvakfi.org.tr/ . The documents should be sent to:
Aydýn Doðan Foundation, Oymacý Sokak, No:15, Altunizade 34662, Istanbul / Turkey.
5) The Foundation will not be responsible for any damage that may occur during postage and handling.
6) Award-winning cartoons will not be returned to the artists.
7) By filling out the participation form, the participant declares and accepts in advance that (s)he hands over the financial rights (s)he holds over the cartoons vis-à-vis the public to the Aydýn Doðan Foundation without limitations on location, time period and number including assignment to third parties under Articles 21-25 of the Law on Intellectual Property Rights for publication. (S)he agrees that the Aydýn Doðan Foundation may use such cartoons, exhibit them, keep them in its archives and publish them on the Internet or through other media.
8) The Foundation will cover the travel and accommodation expenses of the first three prize-winning cartoonists for the award ceremony in Turkey.
9) Cartoons which do not win awards will be returned to the artists upon written request.
10) Deadline for entries is Friday, May 1st, 2009.
11. Former jury members can not participate in the competition.
First Prize : 8000 US Dollars and the First Prize of the Aydýn Doðan Foundation
Second Prize : 5000 US Dollars and the Second Prize of the Aydýn Doðan Foundation
Third Prize : 3500 US Dollars and the Third Prize of the Aydýn Doðan Foundation
Awards of Success : 500 US Dollars and the Award of Success of the Aydýn Doðan Foundation
(In the event of a tie, the prizes may be shared equally among the winners. A minimum of 5 and maximum of 12 success awards will be granted.)