International Cartoon Competition Warsaw

     Category:  Illustration
     Deadline:  May 15, 2013  (expired!)
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    The Museum of Caricature and Cartoon Art in Warsaw celebrates its 35th anniversary by inviting artists to take part in an International Cartoon Competition whose topic is ’The Great and the Little Warsaw’ (or whatever good or even better things we can say about our capital).

    Warsaw – the capital of Poland – has one of the largest populations among European cities. Its long history, dating back to the 9th century, can often prove fascinating. It is a city that was razed to the ground, burnt and gutted during World War II, and still, rebuilt after 1945, it continues to live, though it was supposed to disappear from the face of the earth. It is a city that received the Silver Cross of Poland’s highest military decoration for heroism and courage – the Virtuti Militari.

    Fascinating as the city can be, it is certainly not devoid of problems that may get on its inhabitants’ nerves. Like every great agglomeration it can delight with life on a grand scale, but also – irritate with its traffic jams. What does the city look like in the eyes of those who live here, but also – of visitors from other Polish cities and of foreigners? What do they find amusing, and what – annoying? What delights the onlooker? This is the topic that we ask our astute observers – the cartoonists – to illustrate.

    Each participant may submit up to 5 works. The cartoons must be original and signed by their Authors; the maximum dimensions are 42 x 30 cm. The awarded works become the exclusive property of the Museum of Caricature and Cartoon Art in Warsaw, together with copyright and property rights.

    There is no entry fee.


    The competition is open to artists from all over the world.


    The Jury, chaired by Mr Zygmunt Zaradkiewicz, Director of the Museum of Caricature and Cartoon Art in Warsaw, will announce its verdict by the end of June 2013.

    • Grand Prix – 8,000 PLN (approx. 2500 USD)
    • 1st Prize 4000 PLN
    • 2nd Prize 3000 PLN
    • 3rd Prize 2000 PLN
    • 3 honourable mentions - 1000 PLN each

    Authors of all the works selected for the post-competition exhibition will receive the exhibition catalogue free of charge.