UMO  3rd International Cartoon Contest 07

UMO – 3rd International Cartoon Contest ’07

Announcement for the UMO – 3rd International Cartoon contest, here is the summary, the details follow…

• Open to everybody  
• 5 entries per participant
• No entry fee
• Awards worth Rs 60,000/-
• Deadline: October 31st, 2007

The UMO – International Cartoon Contest is held by UsabilityMatters.Org towards the World Usability Day. All the awarded and qualified cartoons will be exhibited on 30th November 2007 on the World Usability Day.

Participation is open to all cartoonists from every country in the world.
There is no Entry fee. Please go through the rules and regulations – and in particular – the conditions applicable to the intellectual property rights.

Theme for the Competition

Health Via Technology
In today’s world of touch-button technology, we’re gently reminded about the human frailty when we, or someone amongst near and dear ones have to pay a visit to the”Hospital”. An activity inherently associated with the physical well-being of the human body is now surmounted by the platitude of the machines that surround the process.

The days of ”healing-touch”, and an emphatic year of a neighbourhood physician are fast being replaced by the regular hum of a machine taking stock of your full body.

Scans, Monitors, reports, tests, x-rays, and more artifacts like these dominate the health landscape today. But this is not all that bad as it has also helped improve the quality of healthcare.

Now, this is the theme for the cartoon contest. The participants have to highlight the chasm and the charm created by the use of Technology to aid Health.

Awards and Acknowledgements

A jury will select the top 6 winning entries, the cartoonists will be granted a cash prize award of

• First prize Rs.25,000/- (Rs. Twenty five thousand only)
• Two second prizes of Rs. 10,000/- (Rs. Ten thousand only)each
• Three Third prizes Rs. 5,000/- (Rs. Five thousand only)each
• Five Special mention awards

An exhibition of the winning and short listed entries will be held and UMO will publish an exhaustive works report.

The jury and the judgment criteria

We are in process of putting a jury of well-known professionals and socially active personalities. The names will be announced in due course, depending on confirmation. For Judgment jury will use criteria such as creativity, humor, visual communication, presentation, persuasiveness, originality, cleverness, relevance of content and execution to identify the winner.

Deadline for Submission

Cartoons will be accepted through October 31st, 2007

Rules and Regulations

Entries : up to 5 cartoons per person
Size (snail mail) : A4 (210 X 297 mm ) or A3 (297X410)
Size (digital) : 300dpi and in dimensions that are suitable for printing
Technique : free

Entries in hard-copy/paper will not be returned. Entries in digital format may need to be re-posted if the resolution is not found good for printing.

Exhibition and Prize distribution

On World Usability Day, November 30th, 2007

Submitting your entries

Mail your cartoons keeping the competition name in subject line to usabilitymatters [at] gmail [dot] com.If you are sending through the snail mail, use the following address:

UMO- 3rd International Cartoon Contest, Plot no.12, Penthouse,
ICRISAT colony, Road no.11,
Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. India.500 045,
ph: +91-0-9849301500

Please mention a little background information about yourself that may help identify you with your work and the email id that will help us get back to you with any communication.

Intellectual property rights

UMO may, in its sole discretion to use the art-work (images, photograph, written content) for any purpose, change, alter, amend, add to, delete from and otherwise modify, including but not limited to, any and all cuts, edits, rearrangements and other alterations, additions and deletions.

The responsibility for authenticity of all the submitted content, including the art-work and the personal information rests solely with the provider, and UMO will assume no role in case of litigations and copied works. The involved parties shall have to settle the matter themselves, within the conditions the original work was published/released.

We respect your privacy and will not be giving out, or sharing your personal information with any third party, for commercial or non-commercial use.