All persons 18 years of age and older are eligible to participate in this international contest. Participants declare to agree to the terms and conditions of the regulations, and the decisions of the juries. Belgian law governing withholding tax on prizes won by foreign participants applies. Participation is free of charge.
A cartoon is a humorous drawing. This includes a caricature of a famous person, a parody of a real situation or simply an image of a funny situation. The cartoon can consist of one image or take the form of a short comic strip. The cartoon can be static (drawn) or moving (animated using a computer).
a. Drawn cartoons: maximum 5 submissions. What? black/white or colour. The cartoons may not contain text. Drawings may also be made digitally and submitted on CD-ROM.
They may not have been exhibited in Belgium or awarded in other countries. They must be packaged flat and not folded.
How? Dimensions (min. 21 x 30 cm) or (max. 30 x 42 cm). If submissions are sent on a CD-ROM, the cartoon must be no larger than A4 format, in TIFF format with a resolution of 300 DPI. Works under glass, framed or other materials are unacceptable.
b. Animated, moving cartoons: maximum 3 animated cartoons, with a maximum length of 3 minutes per animated cartoon.
How? These animations must be sent on a DVD (PAL format). We can accept no submissions via URL (YouTube, MySpace, Google Video or Quicktime uploads), No demo versions, but the complete cartoon must be submitted. The works must be in Dutch or English, or subtitled in one of these languages.
c. The sender remains responsible for the originality of his or her work. Discussions and possible claims concerning all forms of plagiarism and the like are for the expense of the sender.
5. REGISTRATION FORM
Participation is valid only if your date of birth has been filled in and the form has been signed. The back of each cartoon must indicate: last name, first name.
Submission is at the expense of the participants.
6. OWNERSHIP RIGHTS
By participating, participants grant the organising body the right to use their submissions as advertising for the "International Cartoon Festival" and the seaside resort Knokke-Heist, (e.g. as cartoon book, catalogue, advertising in the press and other media, separate promotional printed works such as posters, leaflets etc., promotional gifts by the city council and/or photo festival organisation, calendar).
An international jury will make a selection from the entries for the exhibition, and will select the prize winners.
8. VISITING THE EXHIBITION
All participants may visit the exhibition free of charge upon presentation of their proof of participation.
9. OWNERSHIP BY ORGANISING BODY
All submitted works become the property of the organising body.
10. CARTOON BOOK
In collaboration with "Davidsfonds" Leuven, a cartoon book will be published, subject to budgetary and technical constraints. Selected participants will be entitled to one copy.
1 Golden Hat - 3.500 Euro + *
2 Silver Hat - 2.000 Euro + *
3 Bronze Hat - 1.250 Euro + *
4 Knack Cartoon Award - 500 Euro
5 Publics Prize - 2013 - 500 Euro
+ Flight and hotel accommodations in Knokke-Heist for opening weekend
CULTUURCENTRUM KNOKKE-HEIST vzw
Meerlaan 32, B-8300 Knokke-Heist / Belgium
Tel: 00-32-50-630.430 Fax: 00-32-50-630.429