The times of "crisis" are not democratic.
Inequality increases, even if solidarity is not decreasing.
Only humor can bring order to the world!
Therein is the reason for the proposed theme for the PortoCartoon
2012: “The rich, the poor, the protester”.
It is hoped a “Tsunan of indignation”?
Are we looking for new kinds of democracy?
We shall see.
But the clues are released to the excellence of the universal humour.
These are challenges for the cartoonists’ pencils.
The jury chaired by George Wolinski will choose the best works for
PortoCartoon 2012! The opportunity reinforces our wishes of a Happy
Come then storms of humour!
Be indignant dignifying the art!
Luís Humberto Marcos, Director PortoCartoon
Note: We would like to remind you that is open until 31st December
the on-line voting for the People's Award PortoCartoon 2011 at: http://www.cartoonvirtualmuseum.org/f_portocartoon_2012_vote.htm
The Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Estrada Nacional 108, nº 206
4300- 316 Porto - Portugal
Tel: +351 22 530 49 66 Fax: +351 22 530 10 71
General Rules and Regulations:
1-THE RICH, THE POOR, THE PROTESTER is the main theme for the
Statistical indicators show that the world is becoming more asymmetrical.
The rich get richer and the number of poor is increasing. The crisis enlarges the inequalities. The “outraged movement” is extending to several countries. With the social networking envolved.
There will be a Tsunami of indignation? Looking for new kinds of democracy?
In addition to participating with cartoons on the main theme, the cartoonists can also send works for the FREE CATEGORY, as per the previous editions.
2-The artists who do not wish to compete can send their works to the EXTRA-COMPETITION section informing of this decision.
3-a. Works must be originals and any kind of graphical technique will be accepted, including digital artwork, sent by Internet, if the prints are SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR and if they are indicated as PRINT NUMBER ONE, or a original to this contest.
3-b. Can also be presented sculptures pieces of humour, in any kind of material.
4-The works can have at the maximum the following measures:
- in paper, 42 x 30 cm (DIN A3);
- sculpture pieces, 42 x 30 x 30 cm
5-The works should present on the reverse the following information: author´s name and address, title, theme section and year. The author’s CV in Portuguese or English (publications, exhibitions, prizes…) should also be sent.
6-The works should arrive at the PORTUGUESE PRINTING PRESS MUSEUM until March 12th 2012, with the
7-The works should be sent to: PortoCartoon-World Festival, The Portuguese Printing Press Museum, Estrada Nacional 108, nº 206, 4300-316 Porto, Portugal.
Address: Estrada Nacional 108, nº 206 (ao Freixo), 4300-316 Porto - Portugal