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Cartoon Competition: Lands of Disobedience


Political cartoonist and CM member Emanuele Del Rosso is organizing a cartoon competition, together with the Oltreconomia Festival of Trento (Italy).The competition theme is also the theme of the sixth edition of the  Oltreconomia Festival: Lands of Disobedience.

Lands – real or metaphorical – where civil disobedience takes place are everywhere. Positive and peaceful change has been achieved several times in history, and every instance of civil activism taught us something. This competition asks cartoonists to tackle the theme of civil disobedience at large, so to give the public the chance to reflect on it in a fruitful way.The contest is also sponsored by the Dutch and the Norwegian cartoonists collectives Cartoon Movement and Cartoon Home International and by the Italian Association “Strike!”.

Terms of Participation

1 - The competition is organized internationally and it is open to all amateur or professional cartoonists.

2 - The SUBJECT of the competition is "Lands of Disobedience". Under this title are topics like activism, peaceful protests, movements that oppose the status quo. Such lands can be real or imagined/metaphorical.

3 - As the competition is organized on an international scale, works without written text are most welcome. If a text is present, it must be accompanied by a caption in English.

4 - Any illustration technique is accepted. The size of the artwork should be at least A4 (29.7 cm x 21 cm), A3 (29.7 cm x 42 cm), 300 dpi, and JPG format.

5 - The works to be sent to the competition may have been published before but they should not have been awarded a prize in any competition. The award will be cancelled if the award-winning works are documented to have received a prize in another competition.

6 - It is possible to participate in the competition with maximum 3 works. Participants will not be given more than one award.

7 - Illustrations must be sent to the email: [email protected]

8 - The DEADLINE for the reception of the works is April 1, 2019. The illustrations submitted after this date will not be evaluated.

9 - The Oltreconomia Festival and #MyTakeOn project reserve themselves the possibility of using the received cartoons in various media and publications, newspaper and internet sites. All the participants, by sending works to the contest, acknowledge that they accept the conditions of the competition, and will not seek any future compensation in the event that the works they submit are used in the abovementioned ways.

10 - Members of the jury and members of the organizing committee cannot take part into the contest.

11 - The cartoons found appropriate by the jury might be exhibited at various events in different countries other than Italy.

12 - An exhibition will be held showing the first 30 cartoons.

For more information on the prizes and the jury, visit the competition website.


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