WORLD PRESS CARTOON has its ninth edition in 2013. An edition to be accomplished in the context of severe budgetary restraints as result of the international
financial crisis and subsequent cuts of the art’s sponsoring. In order to maintain,
with the available sponsorships, the high quality that is the touch of this organization, we were obliged to redesign the monetary prize´s structure, with a Grand
Prix that has now the value of ten thousand euros. To distinguish, exhibit, promote
and award the best drawings published in the world press is still our mission.
Caricatures, editorial and gag cartoons that will make a retrospective view of the
world’s current affairs in 2012, views from different cultures, drawings where the
cartoonists picture and criticize the ways of the world with humour and a sharp
eye. The Jury’s task is always hard: many works from various cultures and a growing quality. To make judging easier and to guarantee the quality and rigour to
the final selection, it is of the most importance that the authors read carefully
the regulation and present their works in conformity with the rules it defines. A
universal saloon demands a universal participation and clear and equal rules for
everyone. Because the World Press Cartoon aims at gathering the best in the international production of humour drawings published in the Press every year, this is
a meeting the professional cartoonists should not miss!
1. SPECIFICATIONS AND SCOPE
a) The World Press Cartoon covers three main categories: editorial cartoon, caricature and
b) The World Press Cartoon is not a thematic event. Its objective is to distinguish the best
cartoons created and published in 2012.
c) In the category EDITORIAL CARTOON, all entries must represent events and issue that
marked the news in 2012.
d) In the category CARICATURE, only works in the strictest sense of the term will be
considered, i.e., exclusively humorous portraits.
e) In the category GAG CARTOON, the works to be considered will feature subjects that are
not directly related to current issues.
f) Authors are free to submit what they consider to be their best work, although clearly,
those personalities, themes and events of a more universal nature will be best suited to
such an international salon as the World Press Cartoon.
a) The exhibition of the selected works and the prize-giving ceremony and will take place
in the spring of 2013 at the following venue: Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna – Olga
Cadaval Cultural Centre, in Sintra, Portugal.
a) Only the originals of the works will be accepted.
b) Top quality printed versions of works produced by digital or mixed techniques will be
considered originals when they are signed by hand by the author, who must indicate the
techniques and software used on the competition application form.
c) The original files of works produced by digital or mixed techniques must also be sent,
either on CD, DVD or flash drive.
d) The format of the works cannot exceed the European standard A3: 420 x 297 mm.
e) Cartoonists are permitted to submit to the competition one original entry in each of the
three categories of the salon: editorial cartoon, caricature and gag cartoon.
f) It is an essential pre-requisite for eligibility that the works were originally printed
between January 1 and December 31, 2012 in newspapers or magazines, published on a
regular basis and on sale to the public.
g) As proof of compliance with the preceding paragraph, each original must be
accompanied by the respective full page of publication, on which the date and title of the
newspaper or magazine is clearly visible (note that cuttings, pasted versions, photocopies
or digital prints of the publication are not acceptable).
h) The author must also attach the header of the newspaper or magazine in which the work
was published, making sure that both the size and quality will allow for its reproduction.
i) If the original work appears with a title, caption or any other wording, these must be
translated into English, to be clearly written on the identification label that will be sent
with the original.
j) The participating works should be received by the organization’s secretariat in Lisbon by
January 31, 2013
a) Participating works must be posted in flat packaging, between two hard boards.
5. WORKS AND AUTHORS IDENTIFICATION
a) Each of the works for submission must carry an entry form and identification label,
clearly filled in, and attached to the reverse side of the original.
a) The Jury of five members will be presided by the Salon director.
b) The WPC organisation under the management of the chairman of the Jury shall select
the original works to be included in both the exhibition and the catalogue.
c) It is up to the Jury the award of prizes and honourable mentions.
d) The decisions of the Jury will be taken by majority vote and will be final.
7. RETURN OF THE WORKS
a) All of the works which comply with the terms of eligibility will be returned to their
authors, whether they are selected or not to appear in the exhibition, except for works that
have won a prize or an honourable mention in the competition.
b) All exhibited works will be returned after the closure of the main exhibition in Sintra and
subsequent tour exhibitions.
c) Digital prints will not be returned.
d) The author must provide his/her full postal address as indicated on the application form,
including street, town/city, postcode and country.
e) Postal Office Box numbers are not accepted.
a) All authors whose works are selected to appear in the exhibition will receive a copy of
a) The submission of a completed entry form and identification label will automatically
imply the waiving of the author’s royalties vis-à-vis the non commercial reproduction
of his/her work.
b) The awarding of a prize to a specific work will automatically imply the waiving of its
author’s royalties to the organization of the World Press Cartoon.
a) The structure of the prizes will be as follows:
GRAND PRIX € 10 000
EDITORIAL CARTOON CARICATURE GAG CARTOON
1st Prize € 3000 1st Prize € 3000 1st Prize € 3000
2nd Prize € 2000 2nd Prize € 2000 2nd Prize € 2000
3rd Prize € 1000 3rd Prize € 1000 3rd Prize € 1000
b) Chosen from all the entries in the competition, the World Press Cartoon will award the
best work with the Grand Prix of 10 000 euros.
c) The Grand Prix winning work will be chosen from the three first-prize winners.
d) The Grand Prix winner will only receive the amount indicated for this prize, i.e., it will not
be added to the amount indicated for winning the category first
e) The prize values indicated above refer to gross amounts and therefore are subject to
Portuguese taxation at the rate in force.
f ) According to the standard of the works submitted to the competition, the Jury reserves
the right not to award prizes in every category and level indicated in the table above.
g) All the prizes will be authenticated with a diploma and the winners will receive a trophy.
h) In addition, the Jury is permitted to select other works for the distinction of Honourable
Mention, which will be symbolised by a medal and authenticated by a diploma.
i) All prize-winning works and those awarded honourable mentions become the property
of the World Press Cartoon organisation.
j) Every newspaper or magazine in which a prize-winning work was published will receive
a diploma in recognition of the World Press Cartoon award.
k) Every artist whose work is selected to appear in the exhibition and catalogue will receive
a certificate to mark the participation in the salon.
SEND YOUR WORKS TO
World Press Cartoon AP. 1179 EC Picoas 1050-001 Lisboa – Portugal
For Express Mail, TNT, DHL, Fedex, UPS, etc. use:
World Press Cartoon Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo, 30-9° 1050-122 Lisboa Portugal
Reception deadline: 31 January 2013