All persons over 18 years of age are eligible to participate in this international contest. Participants shall agree to the terms and conditions of the rules and the decisions of the jury. Belgian law governing withholding tax on prizes won by foreign participants applies. Participation is free of charge. Deadline:15/01/2012.
A cartoon is a humorous drawing.
This may be a caricature of a famous person, a parody of a real situation, or simply a picture of a funny situation. The cartoon may consist of one image or take the form of a short comic strip. The cartoon may be static (drawn) or moving (animated using a computer).
Participants are free to choose the theme of their entries.
A. Drawn cartoons: maximum 5 entries.
What? Black-and-white or colour. The cartoons must not contain text.
Drawings may also be made digitally and submitted on CD-ROM or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
They must not have been exhibited in Belgium or awarded in other countries. They must be packaged flat and not folded.
How? Dimensions (min. 21 x 30 cm) or (max. 30 x 42 cm). If entries are sent on CD-ROM, the cartoon must be no larger than A4 format, in JPEG and TIFF format with a resolution of 300 DPI. Works under glass, framed or in other materials will not be accepted.
B. Animated, moving cartoons: maximum 3 animated cartoons, with a maximum length of 3 minutes per animated cartoon.
How? These animations can be sent on DVD or by wetransfer.com (max. 2 GB).
File: Quicktime film (mov), Codec: H.264, Frame rate: 24, 25 or 30, Data Rate: 5000 kbps, Resolution: 1920x1080, Progressive. We accept no entries by URL (YouTube, MySpace, Google Video or QuickTime uploads). No demo versions: the complete cartoon must be submitted. The works must not contain text.
C. The entrant remains responsible for the originality of his or her work.
Any disputes or claims concerning all forms of plagiarism and the like are the responsibility of the entrant.
5. Entry form:
Your participation is valid only if your date of birth has been filled in and the form has been signed. Your last name, first name and address must appear on the back of each cartoon. Submission is at the expense of the participants.
6. Ownership rights
By participating, entrants grant the organizing body the right to use their entries as advertising for the “International Cartoon Festival” and the seaside resort Knokke-Heist (e.g. as cartoon book, catalogue, advertising in the press and other media, separate promotional printed works such as posters, leaflets, etc., promotional gifts by the city council and/or cartoon festival organizers, calendar).
A jury will make a selection from the entries for the exhibition and will declare the prize winners.
8. Ownership by organizing body
All submitted works shall become the property of the organizing body.
9. Cartoon book
In collaboration with Davidsfonds Leuven, a cartoon book will be published, subject to budgetary and technical constraints. Selected participants will be entitled to one copy.
Golden Hat 3.500 €*
Silver Hat 2.000 €*
Bronze Hat 1.250 €*
Knack cartoon Award 500 €
Publics Prize 500 €
* + fligth and hotel in Knokke-Heist during openingsweekend.
Cultuurcentrum Knokke-Heist vzw
Meerlaan 32 , B-8300 Knokke-Heist
Tel: 00-32-50-630.430 Fax:00-32-50-630.429
Exhibition: 15.07.2012 - 18.09.2012
Opening: 14 july 2012 - Deadline: 15.01.2012