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8th International Speleo cartoon Contest Italy -2019

8th International Speleo cartoon Contest Italy -2019 Deadline: July 31, 2019

Theme: Upside-down, chasing water in the dark

Cheers to you all, cartoonists! 23 years after the latest edition, the GSL (Lavis’ speleological group) calls for pencils back to work as it announces, 
with ‘deep’ pride, the eighth international edition of the speleocartoon concourse. 
Human beings have always been exploring aiming high, towards wide open spaces, mountain peaks, even the furthest reaches of the Universe.

Speleologists, going with their gut, go against the tide and look down, to the deep dark of caves. 
Those places do exist thanks to the unceasing labor of the water, that rushes into mountains drop by drop, turning into a stream and then into an underground river.
Cavers walk across empty spaces, tight passages and wide shafts created by water, as far as the water allows them to do it.
Speleologists chase water in a world without sun, lighting up with exploration and imagination those uncharted sites.
No matter if you’re a speleologist or not, or whether you want to plunge in our world or if you prefer to remain on the surface:
every reason can be a useful boost to set your fantasy free and take part in this blind date.


PARTICIPATION: The concourse is open to all adult artists. Each artist can submit up to three works. These works

have to be original and not rewarded/reported in other contests.

SUBMISSION OF WORKS: The works must be sent in A4 or A3 digital format, with a minimum resolution of 300dpi,

JPG or TIFF format at speleovignetta@gruppospeleolavis.it

DEADLINE: Works must be submitted no later than July 31, 2019

WORKS SELECTION: Works will be selected by a mixed panel, made up of members of the Lavis’ speleological group and of the

Andromeda Art studio1. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into by the judges in relation to that decision. 


1° PREMIO 500 euro 2° PREMIO 300 euro 3° PREMIO 200 euro

The award ceremony will be held on November 9, 2019, on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of Lavis’ Speleological group.
The exhibition will last from October 26, 2019 to November 17, 2019. 
ANNIVERSARY In concurrence with the concourse, artists are advised to design a logo which will promote the 45th anniversary, sending it to speleovignetta@gruppospeleolavis.it.
The author of the selected logo will be rewarded together with the winners of the concourse. 
The logo has to be related to speleology and must be submitted no later than June 30, 2019.

RIGHTS ON WORKS: By participating, authors sign away their non-exclusive rights on publishing of works on any medium for promotional purposes of Lavis’ speleological group.

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