Monday, January 23, 2012

THE 2nd YILMAZ GÜNEY FESTIVAL OF CULTURE AND ART THE INTERNATIONAL CARTOON CONTEST

For the “2nd Yılmaz Güney Festival of Culture and Art”, organized by Yüz Çiçek Açsın Cultural Center, there will be a “2nd International Cartoon Contest” in addition to the movie, theatre, short story, poetry and photography contests. The general understanding which we wish to disseminate with these contests is not one of competition but one where different artistic interpretations and ideas come together and are shared with the people. Therefore, the goal is not to “compete and win” but to contribute to the development of art.

1-The contest is open to artists from all over the world, professional or amateur.

2- The contest will be comprised of two separate branches: a) “Cartoons about cinema” b) “Cartoons of Yılmaz Güney’s portraits” (For pictures of, or information about Yılmaz Güney visit: http://www.yilmazguneyksf.org/index.php?option=com_content&%3Bview=article&id=392&Itemid=97

3-The work submitted must not have received an award at another contest. The works will be judged for their progressive, realistic and critical aspects which are important qualities of Yılmaz Güney’s cinema and are integral to the nature of the art of caricature.

4- Participants may submit any number of cartoons they wish. But a participant cannot receive more than one prize.

5-The drawing sent should not be any larger than a sheet of A3 paper (29,7 cm x 42 cm). They must be in jpg format, with 300 dpi resolution.

6- Works must be submitted until the 15th of February,2012, via e-mail to the address karikatur.yilmazguneyksf@gmail.com

7- Participants must specify which branch of the contest they wish to take part in (“cinema” or “portrait”). When sending the work, the artists must send a word document containing their names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses along with a short resume and a photo of themselves. Artists under 18 must definitely specify their age as there will be a “promising young artist award.”

8- Works which have received awards and/or were seen worthy of display will be brought together and published as an album. Those artists whose drawings are in the album will receive a copy.

9- The exhibition of the contest will be displayed in various parts of Istanbul during the month of March. The award ceremony will take place on the 31st of March 2012, which is the final evening of the festival, in Istanbul. The participants who could attend the ceremony will have their prizes sent to their home addresses.

10- Once the works have been evaluated, 4 participants for each category will receive the “Yılmaz Güney Honorary Award.” In addition, two participants from prison will receive the “Yılmaz Güney Freedom Award”, two participants under 18 will receive the “Promising Young Artist Award,” and one participant will receive the “Judge’s Special Award.”

11- The jury will be comprised of the following artists: Paolo Dalponte (İtaly), Elena Maria Ospina Mejia (Spain), Canol Kocagöz (Turkey), Musa Gümüş (Turkey), Kamil Yavuz (Turkey), and Aşkın Ayrancıoğlu (Turkey).

12- The works which have been submitted to the contest will stay in the archives of the organization organizing the festival. The organization will have the right to use these works in its publications, posters, brochures, calendars etc. The artist will receive a copy of the publication whenever his/her work is used.

13- All artists participating in the contest are assumed to have read and agreed with the terms stated above. *For information on the “Yılmaz Güney Festival of Culture and Art” visit: www.yilmazguneyksf.org * We sincerely thank those artists who will enrich the festival with their works and we wish them success…
 

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