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First world hall of graphic humor National University of Colombia

First world hall of graphic humor National University of Colombia Deadline: Dec. 31, 2020

Theme: Peace



A day without laughing is a day lost.

Charles Chaplin


The cartoon covers many nuances and critical situations of the human being in their relationships with others and with their environment, these situations include what is a reason for academic attention for the University. We turn to caricature for its universal language, for its power to communicate and change the heavy into the light.

From the National University of Colombia, Medellín Headquarters we offer a space for the academic community and society in general: The First CartUNAL World Cartoon Exhibition.

We invite you to this meeting that widely summons cartoonists from around the world to present unpublished works that invite you to discuss, reflect, create and propose on a topic of global relevance: Peace.



Contest prizes:

1st. place: A laptop and Honorable Mention.

Specifications: 14 "Dell brand laptop with the following features: Windows 10 Pro operating system; Intel® Core ™ i3 processors; 8 GB of DDR4 memory; 1 TB HD 5400 rpm storage; VGA-RJ45-HDMI ports, Webcam Integrated / Audio Hight Quality, BluetooTh 4.0; A year of warranty.

2nd. place: 1'000,000 = (One million Colombian pesos) and Honorable Mention.

3rd. place: 500,000 = (Five hundred thousand Colombian pesos) and Honorable Mention.

4th., 5th. and 6th. place - Digital Honor Certifications.

Competition rules:

Theme: Peace

Each participant can submit a single (1) work of their complete authorship. Clarification: any artist who submits more than one work will be disqualified

Only unpublished works can participate.

To participate in the contest, the author must fill out the form "Copyright" with which he declares that it is an original, unpublished work, that he owns all rights to the work and that he authorizes the National University of Colombia to reproduce the work with academic purposes and in everything related to the contest. 

Contestants close to the contest jury or the organizers, in any degree of consanguinity or affinity, are not accepted. Clarification: if an artist wishes to participate in the contest and has the disability described in this paragraph, he will have the option to participate without competing, in any case he must comply with the other items described in the contest rules. To do so, in the registration form you must add the text "Participate without contest" after the title of the work.

The work must be done in a minimum size A4 (210 X 297mm.), Maximum size A3 (297 X 420mm.)

The technique is free, hand drawing or digital, black and white or color.

The work must be graphically explicit, without text or explanation, without photographic or image support

The work, which with its content is exclusive or violates individual or collective rights, will be withdrawn from the contest and will not be considered in any way.

The submission of the works is only through the mail cartunal_med@unal.edu.co, size 300 dpi, in JPG format. In the submission you must indicate: title of the work, full name of the author, nationality, email, photo and brief CV of the author, in English or Spanish. 

The deadline for receipt of works is punctual without exception, December 31, 2020. Note: Colombia's time zone must be taken into account.

The works of the contest will be evaluated anonymously, by a national and international jury, which will privilege the universal concept and objectivity of the subject (70% of the qualification), and the technique used (30% of the qualification).

The works that meet all the requirements of the contest and are shortlisted will be published on the official website of the event prior to the award ceremony, in order to put into public consideration everything related to similarities, foreign copyright or any other type of objection.

The 40 best selected works will be printed and exhibited in the "Espacio del Hombre" of the Efe Gómez Library of the National University of Colombia, Medellín Headquarters, in April 2021, if conditions allow it.

The jury is completely autonomous to choose the winning works and also those that will be included in the exhibition and the Virtual catalog (PDF).

It is understood that the participant fully accepts the rules and conditions stipulated in the contest, with their participation.

The results will be announced through the Salóncartunal.edu.co page in the month of April 2021. The winners will be previously notified via email.

The winner of the first place agrees to send the original work to the National University of Colombia, Medellín Headquarters, and assume the shipping costs. If the work is digital, the author must print the work (with the measures indicated in the contest) and sign it with the number "1", for submission.

All postal costs and bank deductions will be borne by the winner.

The prize will be paid in Colombian pesos as described, except for the first prize, which is in kind. It is clarified that all the costs of sending the prizes and others will be assumed in full by the winner.

On the website www.cartunal.com everything related to the passing and news of the event will be reported (calendars, exhibition sites, workshops, etc.)

The organizers have the willingness to address the concerns that are generated, via email.

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