Thursday, March 27, 2014

26th Annual Cartoon Contest Olense 2014, Belgium

Annual Cartoon Contest – Rules and regulation 2014

1. Participation
All contestants will be admitted with no distinction made regarding nationality or age. There are two categories:
• Youth category up to 15 years inclusive;
• Adult category: 16 years and older.
Both professional and non-professional cartoonists are allowed to participate in this contest.
2. Theme
The main theme is ‘Cows’. Also this year Amnesty International offers a special prize to the best cartoon
with theme ‘Right to education’.
More information about this theme is to be found in annex to this regulation.
3. Entries
• Contributions have to be digital works, in black and white or colour. They shouldn’t contain an explanation of the drawing.
• The digital works has to be sent in JPEG format with a minimum of resolution of 300 dpi.
• Dimensions including any passe-partout 21 x 30 cm (A4).
• Number of entries per contestant: maximum five for each theme.
• You have to record your contact details through the (digital) entry form that you can reclaim by sending an e-mail to 
kartoenale@olen.be. You also can find this entry from on www.olen.be (search: kartoenale).
4. Property rights
Prize-winning works will become the property of the organizer or theme sponsor. All works selected may be used by the organizers to promote the contest and the village of Olen.
5. Evaluation
The jury consists of artists, cartoonists and laymen. Decisions made by the jury cannot be challenged.
6. Catalogue/Cartoon book
Selected works will be considered for inclusion in a catalogue. The authors of these works will receive a free copy of the catalogue during the prize ceremony or it will be send afterwards by mail.
7. Deadline: 30 September 2014
The deadline is 30 september 2014. The entry form and the cartoon(s) must be sent to digital to
kartoenale@olen.be.
8. Prizes
For the adult category:    For the youth category:
1st prize: 1500 euro         1st prize: 200 euro
2nd prize: 500 euro          2nd prize: 175 euro
3rd prize: 400 euro          3rd prize: 150 euro
4th prize: 300 euro          4th prize: 100 euro
5th prize: 200 euro
Prize of the city of Bialogard (only for Polish participants): 200 euro
Special prize: “Right to education”: 350 euro.
9. Prize Ceremony and Exhibition
The prize ceremony will take place at Friday 14 November 2014 at approximately 20.00 h in the council room of the town hall of Olen, Dorp 1, 2250 Olen. Every participating artist will be welcome on that occasion. Only the winners are personally invited.
A selection of the cartoons will also be exhibited at the same address an can be visited:
• Sunday 16 November 2014
• All working days from Monday 17 November 2014 till the end of December 2014 during the opening hours of the town hall:
o Monday 09.00 u – 12.00 u 13.00 u – 16.00 u 17.30 u – 20.00 u
o Tuesday 09.00 u – 12.00 u
o Wednesday 09.00 u – 12.00 u 13.00 u – 16.00 u
o Thursday 09.00 u – 12.00 u
o Friday 09.00 u – 12.00 u.
Cows, bulls, calves and oxen
An ordinary cow? Can an ordinary cow also be an interesting one ?
We think however that this rather trivial theme has many sides to explore. Not only its typical physical aspects catch the eye or the differences between the races, our cow is a major supplier of nutrition.
In Kenia and Tanzania cows not only get milked but the Masai also drink their blood and even the urine is used to counteract acidification of the cows’ milk.
The animal was and still is honoured as a manifestation of one or other divinity, whether as the Egyptian Hathor or as the Minoan bull of Kreta. And who isn't aware of the holy cows in India ?
In many countries cow manure is gathered and dried to be used as fuel. Cattle horns are used as a cup, as powder box or helmet decoration...
In Spain and in the south of France, local varieties of the corrida recall a long gone religious experience, roots going back all the way to the shamanic prehistory. American cowboys speed from one bullfight to another rodeo.
Are cows boring? We don't think so.

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