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CALICOMIX Cartoon Contest/ Colombia 2024

CALICOMIX Cartoon Contest/ Colombia 2024 Deadline: Aug. 15, 2024

Theme: Humor in times of anger

CALICOMIX INVITATION to graphic artists from around the world to participate in the following call:
HUMOR IN TIMES OF ANGER CONTEST – Let’s give the planet a smile.
We attach contest rules:
Humor in times of anger
Let’s give the planet a smile.
In the most unexpected corners, where anger and sadness intertwine like vines in the jungle, the spark of humor arises. It is in those moments of unrest, when the world seems to fall apart, that human ingenuity rises as a beacon of hope.
Thus, the Calicomix Foundation of Cali, Colombia, calls on all artists, dreamers and lovers of pencil and ink to participate in the “Humor in times of cholera” contest.

I. Objective
The objective of this contest is twofold: on the one hand, to promote creativity and artistic expression; on the other, raise awareness about the importance of biodiversity and the protection of the planet. Through humor, we want to weave bridges between reflection, tolerance and fun, reminding us that even in the darkest moments, laughter can be a healing balm.

II. Issue
The central theme is the relationship between cholera and biodiversity. How can we use humor to address conflicts that threaten our natural environment? What characters, situations or metaphors can illuminate our understanding and spark smiles? Let your imagination fly and create works that make us reflect while making us laugh.

III. Participants
The contest is open to all ages and nationalities. From the smallest to the wisest, everyone has a place in this adventure. Diversity is our greatest wealth, and we want to see it reflected in every stroke and every word.

IV. Format
1. Caricatures or Illustrations:
o Create vignettes that address the proposed topic. You can use any style.
o Satire and irony are welcome.
o Express your ideas and send up to three works.
Shipping format:
2. The works must be digital files in A4 format and with a resolution of 300 dpi.

V. Awards
1. First Place:
o Two million Colombian pesos. COP $2,000,000.oo
2. Second Place:
o One million Colombian pesos COP $ 1,000,000.oo
3. 10 honorable mentions
The winning works will be exhibited within the framework of the celebration of the 30 years of Calicomix created in 1994.
Adult Category: participants from 18 years of age can send up to three works, a participation certificate will be awarded.
Children’s Category: Participants can send up to three works each. A participation certificate will be awarded.
Note: The Children’s Category will not receive monetary prizes. Their works will be disseminated in a virtual exhibition on the Calicomix Foundation page www.calicomix.com.co

SAW. Submission of Works
Instructions for participants:
The works must be sent before August 15, 2024 to the email address calicomixcolombia@gmail.com
All works must be accompanied by the author’s name, nationality, age and contact email.
Works created with artificial intelligence are not admitted, and they must be original works. If proven, they would not be eligible for prizes or mentions and the responsibility falls exclusively on the participant.
Publication rights:
• By participating, you transfer the publication rights of your work, both printed and digital, to the Calicomix Foundation. This non-profit organization will use the works in environmental education, ecological campaigns and promotional literature.
• The copyright remains with the participant, and their name and nationality will be mentioned in each published piece.

Donation of the reproduction of the work:
• By sending your work, you understand that the reproduction of your work is not remunerated, the Calicomix Foundation is a non-profit organization.

Prizes and donations:
Prize money will only be awarded in the name of the participant, no transfers will be made to third party accounts.
• For winners who have difficulties receiving their prize, it is suggested that they send a document donating the money to environmental foundations determined by the winner.

VII. Conclusion
In these times of anger, let us make laughter our shield and creativity our sword. May every stroke, every word, be a song to life and a reminder that, even in the storm, we can find beauty and hope.
Let the celebration of humor in defense of the planet begin!
This event is supported by the National Concertation Program of the Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Knowledge, the District Concertation program of Artistic and Cultural Projects of the Secretary of Culture of Santiago de Cali and El Bando Creativo Advertising agency specialized in social and environmental marketing.


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