The new regulation of the Olense Kartoenale 2014 is available. The main theme is 'Cows'. Also this year Amnesty International offers a special prize to the best cartoon with theme 'Right to education'.
Contributions have to be digital works and the deadline is 30 september 2014.
You can find the regulations here: olen.be/product/247/olense-kartoenale
You can find the entryform here: olen.be/eloketdetailv2/34/deelnameformulier--entryform-olense-kartoenale
Met vriendelijke groeten,
Afdeling samenleving, dienst vrije tijd
Hilde Driesmans, beleidsmedewerker vrije tijd - cultuurbeleidscoördinator
Telefoon: 014 27 94 21
Fax: 014 22 47 60
All contestants will be admitted with no distinction made regarding nationality or age. There are two
• Youth category up to 15 years inclusive;
• Adult category: 16 years and older.
Both professional and non-professional cartoonists are allowed to participate in this contest.
The main theme is ‘Cows’. Also this year Amnesty International offers a special prize to the best cartoon
with theme ‘Right to education’.
More information about this theme is to be found in annex to this regulation.
• Contributions have to be digital works, in black and white or colour. They shouldn’t contain an explanation
of the drawing.
• The digital works has to be sent in JPEG format with a minimum of resolution of 300 dpi.
• Dimensions including any passe-partout 21 x 30 cm (A4).
• Number of entries per contestant: maximum five for each theme.
• You have to record your contact details through the (digital) entry form that you can reclaim by sending
an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You also can find this entry from on www.olen.be (search: kartoenale).
4. Property rights
Prize-winning works will become the property of the organizer or theme sponsor. All works selected may
be used by the organizers to promote the contest and the village of Olen.
The jury consists of artists, cartoonists and laymen. Decisions made by the jury cannot be challenged.
6. Catalogue/Cartoon book
Selected works will be considered for inclusion in a catalogue. The authors of these works will receive a
free copy of the catalogue during the prize ceremony or it will be send afterwards by mail.
7. Deadline: 30 September 2014
The deadline is 30 september 2014. The entry form and the cartoon(s) must be sent to digital to
For the adult category: For the youth category:
1st prize: 1500 euro 1st prize: 200 euro
2nd prize: 500 euro 2nd prize: 175 euro
3rd prize: 400 euro 3rd prize: 150 euro
4th prize: 300 euro 4th prize: 100 euro
5th prize: 200 euro
Prize of the city of Bialogard (only for Polish participants): 200 euro
Special prize: “poverty and human rights”: 350 euro
9. Prize Ceremony and Exhibition
The prize ceremony will take place at Friday 14 November 2014 at approximately 20.00 h in the council
room of the town hall of Olen, Dorp 1, 2250 Olen. Every participating artist will be welcome on that occasion.
Only the winners are peronally invited.
A selection of the cartoons will also be exhibited at the same address an can be visited:
• Sunday 16 November 2014
• All working days from Monday 17 November 2014 till the end of December 2014 during the opening
hours of the town hall:
o Monday 09.00 u – 12.00 u 13.00 u – 16.00 u 17.30 u – 20.00 u
o Tuesday 09.00 u – 12.00 u
o Wednesday 09.00 u – 12.00 u 13.00 u – 16.00 u
o Thursday 09.00 u – 12.00 u
o Friday 09.00 u – 12.00 u
Cows, bulls, calves and oxen
An ordinary cow? Can an ordinary cow also be an interesting one ?
We think however that this rather trivial theme has many sides to explore. Not only its typical
physical aspects catch the eye or the differences between the races, our cow is a major supplier
In Kenia and Tanzania cows not only get milked but the Masai also drink their blood and even
the urine is used to counteract acidification of the cows’ milk.
The animal was and still is honoured as a manifestation of one or other divinity, whether as the
Egyptian Hathor or as the Minoan bull of Kreta. And who isn't aware of the holy cows in India ?
In many countries cow manure is gathered and dried to be used as fuel. Cattle horns are used
as a cup, as powder box or helmet decoration...
In Spain and in the south of France, local varieties of the corrida recall a long gone religious
experience, roots going back all the way to the shamanic prehistory. American cowboys speed
from one bullfight to another rodeo.
Are cows boring? We don't think so.