Theme: CLIMATE CHANGE, CLIMATE JUSTICE
Cartoons are an important and effective tool to show political or social grievances.
The drawings can be grasped quickly, bring complex content visually to the point and through their humorous and exaggerated presentation, an also be entertaining.
With the Kaktus Cartoon Award we would like to promote this art form and give cartoonists a stage.
In 2023, the 1st Kaktus Cartoon Award will grow out of the barren, stony ground.
A prize that is awarded to international cartoonists who take a critical and humorous look at our society.
The 1st Kaktus Cartoon Award is dedicated to the topic: CLIMATE CHANGE.
We can see the effects of climate change everywhere – locally and globally.
It is high time to change our behavior to avert the worst.
Cartoons can make a convincing contribution by making grievances visible and comprehensible.
They can inspire us to new ideas and solutions.
As part of the Cartoon Award a prize will be awarded in the category “Cartoon & Law” donated by Austrian law firm Haslinger / Nagele Rechtsanwälte
The Kaktus “Cartoon & Law” is dedicated to the topic: CLIMATE JUSTICE.
Who is primarily responsible for climate change and who are the most affected?
Does Law encourage or block the necessary transformation?
Do protests work and do they make a difference? Is there justice?
All cartoonists on this earth are invited to submit their best cartoons on Climate Change and/or Climate Justice.
Our independent Kaktus Jury will determine the winners out of all submissions.
Who can submit?
– Professional Cartoonists.
– Prerequisite for participation in the Award is compliance with requirements stated below and a minimum age of 18 years. Publications in the media are not a prerequisite for participation.
What can be submitted?
Own cartoons on “Climate Change” and/or “Climate Justice”. Submitted cartoons will automatically be included in the submissions for both topics.
How can I submit my cartoons?
– Cartoons can only be submitted digitally via our Upload-Button (see below).
Allowed file formats: .pdf, .psd, .jpg, .tif, .png
– Resolution: minimum of 300dpi with a dimension of minimum 10 x 10 cm per drawing (at a quality good enough for a presentation in the Award Exhibition)
– A maximum of three cartoons per person may be submitted.
– Each submitting artist must also fill out and sign the data sheet (Entry Form) for each cartoon.
Language: Subtitles or text in speech bubbles must be written in German or English. If it is not possible to change the text in the cartoon, the translation must be entered in the data sheet (Entry Form).
Submissions must reach us by March 31, 2023,11:59 p.m.
Winners will be announced at our Award Ceremony and will receive the world’s first Kaktus for their cartoon and a prize money:
Kaktus 2023 “Climate Change”:
1st Prize: 2.500 €
2nd Prize: 1.500 €
3rd Prize: 1.000 €
Kaktus 2023 Cartoon & Law “Climate Justice”: 2.500 €
Determination of Winners:
All submitted works will be checked in advance. Submissions that meet the requirements (both technically and in terms of content) will be presented to all members of the jury.
In a first round, the jury determines the best works for the shortlist (30-40 cartoons). The focus lies on the statement of the cartoon and the artistic implementation.
The Cartoons selected for the shortlist will all be shown in the “Kaktus Cartoon Award” Exhibition.
In a second – and if necessary a third – round, the jury will determine the three best works for the Kaktus 2023 – Climate Change prize and the best work for the Kaktus 2023 – Climate Justice prize.
Copyright and Rights of Use:
All participating artists must be the authors of submitted works and have the rights of use of the works. By submitting the cartoons, participating artists agree that their submitted work may be shown free of charge in the Kaktus Cartoon Award Exhibition and may be printed free of charge in a catalogue accompanying the exhibition. Furthermore, participating artists agree to the free publication in media in connection with the Kaktus Cartoon Award for purposes of media reporting (print and online media), documentation and promotion.
The best Cartoons will be presented in the Kaktus Cartoon Award Exhibition.
A selection of the best submitted cartoons can be seen in an exhibition at the Schlossmuseum Linz.
The exhibition will also be shown in Vienna in autumn 2023.
Exhibition “Kaktus Cartoon Award”
Place: Schlossmuseum Linz, Schlossberg 1, 4020 Linz, Austria.
Duration: 11th May 2023 until July 2023
Opening Event: Thursday, 11th May 2023
Opening times: Tue-Sun & holidays 10-18
Webpage Schlossmuseum Linz
The Award Ceremony will be held on May 11th in Linz, Austria. Moderated by Dominika Meindl, with live music and DJ.
Gerhard Haderer, chairman of the jury, awards the prizes in the categories “Climate Change” and “Climate Justice”.
Dr. Wilhelm Bergthaymposiums „Cartoons and Law”.
In addition we will open the exhibition “Kaktus Cartoon
Award” showing the best submitted cartoons.
Date: 11th May 2023, Start: 19:00
Place: Schlossmuseum Linz, Schlossberg 1, 4020 Linz, Österreich
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