Aydin Dogan Foundation 2007

The Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition is held every year in Turkey by the Aydin Dogan Foundation. The competition is open to professional and amateur cartoonists from all over the world.

General Information

1) Participants take part in the competition with an original cartoon. Cartoons must be signed by the cartoonist in case that they are submitted as computer print outs. Photographs, photocopies, etc., will not be accepted.
2) Size of cartoons should not exceed 29.7 x 42 cm (A3 paper size).
3) The Foundation will not be responsible for damage that may occur during postage and handling.
4) Competition is open to professional and amateur cartoonists from all over the world.
5)subject is free.
6) Participants are expected to send the filled in participation form, a short curriculum vitae with photograph together with their cartoons. Otherwise applications will not be considered.
7) The Jury composed of foreign members will meet in June 2007.
8) The Foundation will cover the travel and accommodation expenses of the first three prize-winning cartoonists for the award ceremony in Turkey.
9) Award-winning cartoons will not be returned to the artists.
10) By filling in the entrance form attached, the participant declares and accepts in advance that (s)he has turned over the financial rights (s)he holds over the cartoon or cartoons vis-୶is the public to the Aydin Dogan 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 Aydin Dogan Foundation may use such cartoons, exhibit them, keep them in its archives and publish them on the Internet or through other media.
11) Cartoons which do not win awards will be returned to the artists upon written request.
12) Participants may also leave the cartoons to the Cartoon Museum, to be established by the Foundation.
13) XXIV Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition will be celebrated with an award ceremony in November 2006 in Istanbul.
Deadline for entries is Friday May, 18th 2007.

The Prizes

First Prize : 8000 US Dollars and the First Prize of the Aydin Dogan Foundation
Second Prize : 5000 US Dollars and the Second Prize of the Aydin Dogan Foundation
Third Prize : 3500 US Dollars and the Third Prize of the Aydin Dogan Foundation
Awards of Success : 500 US Dollars and the Award of Success of the Aydin Dogan Foundation

Should the vote be tied, the prizes will be jointly awarded to the winners. A minimum of 5 and maximum of 12 success awards will be granted.

XXIV. Aydin Dogan Uluslararasi Karikatur Yarismasi, Dogan TV Center, 34204 Bagcilar, Istanbul, Turkey