Saturday, May 4, 2013

Karine Vanasse

Karine Vanasse is a French Canadian actress. She played the role of Colette Valois in the ABC TV series Pan Am. Vanasse is the daughter of council worker Conrad Vanasse and Renée Gamache, who was her manager at the beginning of her career, A blog dedicated to worshipping the multi-award winning French Canadian actress, producer and living embodiment of perfection that is Karine Vanasse, Lors de la séance photo pour la couverture du magazine de février 2013.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

25th Rotary Cartoon Awards 2013, Australia, the International Section with theme: Cycling

Open to cartoonists outside Australia, over 18 years of age.
Any captioning on cartoon must be in English.
Prizes 1st: $1,000 Merit: $500.
Entry between May 12th - 29 August 2013.
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International cartoon contest Young and EUROjobLESS, Ruse 2013, Bulgaria

International cartoon contest Young and EUROjobLESS, Ruse 2013, Bulgaria
"Youth unemployment and employment stimulation"
• Europe Direct Information Center Ruse
• The European Institute, Sofia
• Ruse Art Gallery, 7000 Ruse, 39 Borisova str.
• FECO Bulgaria.
Terms and conditions
The contest will focus at the issue of unemployment in the EU, in order to promote broad strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth "Europe 2020", and in particular youth employment.
In February 2013, 5.694 million young people (under 25) were unemployed in the EU27, of whom 3.581 million were in the euro area. Compared with February 2012, youth unemployment rose by 196 000 in the EU27 and by 188 000 in the euro area. In February 2013, the youth unemployment rate was 23.5% in the EU27 and 23.9% in the euro area, compared with 22.5% and 22.3% respectively in February 2012. In February 2013, the lowest rates were observed in Germany (7.7%), Austria (8.9%) and the Netherlands (10.4%), and the highest in Greece (58.4% in December 2012), Spain (55.7%), Portugal (38.2%) and Italy (37.8%).
The unemployment rate in the USA was 7.7% in February 2013. In Japan it was 4.2% in January 2013.
/These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union., February 2013, Euro area unemployment, STAT/13/50, 2 April 2013/
The challenge for politicians and stakeholders will be to improve opportunities for living and employment of young people in EU.
І. Cartoon;
Terms for participation:
1. The contest is open for professional and amateur cartoon artists over 18 years;
2. Each participant could send up to 3 works /originals/ in A4 or A3 format;
3. Cartoons could be either color or black and white;
4. Deadline for receiving works 15.07.2013 on the following address:
Information Center Europe Direct Ruse
26 Alexandrovska str.,Royal City Center, fl.3,
7000 Ruse, p.b.169 Bulgaria
For Cartoon contest
5. Participants should send a short СV, as well as name and family name, titles of the works, postal address, e-mail address and telephone.
6. Jury:
• Ivaylo Tsvetkov – chairperson of FECO for Bulgaria, cartoon artist for newspaper Monitor, newspaper Telegraph and magazine Tema.
• Valentin Georgiev, cartoon artist, illustrator, artist;
• Elena Velikova, director Ruse Art Gallery;
• Representative of IC Europe Direct Ruse.
7. Prizes:
І prize of the contest – plaque and diploma;
2 special prizes and diplomas;
SBH prize;
RAG prize;
FECO Bulgaria prize.
All awarded and selected works will be part of exhibition in Ruse Art Gallery and IC Europe Direct. Cartoons will not be returned. All cartoons will be included in collection of Europe Direct and will be included in travelling exhibition among Europe Direct Centers in Bulgaria.
8. Postal costs for sending works are covered by participants. There is no fee for participation.
9. Selected and awarded authors will receive paper and electronic catalogue - CD with exhibition.
10. Participation in this contest is considered as author’s agreement with present terms.
11. We wish success to all participants!
Opening of exhibition:
September – October 2013, 17.30 EET.
Ruse Art Gallery, Ruse, 39 Borisova str.
For all questions referring organization and terms of the contest you can write to: to the Europe Direct Ruse or to Valentin Georgiev.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Bead Trunk Lands In Downtown Urbana, IL

Don't want to deal with the Illinois Marathon this weekend? Don't worry, our Bead Trunk Show Starts This Afternoon.

The show will take place April 26, 27 & 28 and May 3, 4, & 5 in our classroom at the shop.

Fridays, April 26th and May 3rd, we will stay open until 7pm to allow later shopping.

PLEASE NOTE: NO DISCOUNTS allowed on show beads.

Trunk show opens on Friday, April 26th @4pm to 7pm
Saturday, April 27th from 10am to 5pm
Sunday, April 28th from 12noon to 5pm

If you cannot make the show the first weekend, IF we have beads left, you can stop by
Friday, May 3rd @4pm to 7pm
Saturday, May 4th from 10am to 5pm
Sunday, May 5th from 12noon to 5pm

If you've never participated in a bead trunk show, the concept is pretty simple. Think of a traveling bead show where you can find all sorts of treasures, but for a limited time. Cha Cha Beads will ship a huge selection to our shop. When the show is finished, we return whatever beads remain back to Cha Cha.

This enables us to offer you a much larger selection of beads. In the Champaign-Urbana area, you will not find a larger, more complete, or fantastic selection of seed beads than you will find at this show. We hope you will enjoy ChaCha Beads as much as we do.

117 North Broadway Ave, Urbana, Illinois 61801
Preview some of our beads for the trunk show.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Miro Stefanovic from Serbia wins PortoCartoon 2013, Portugal

Miro Stefanovic, from Serbia, was the winner of Grand Prize of the 15th PortoCartoon-World Festival, organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, under the theme "Liberty, Equality and Fraternity". The winning work is entitled "Shipwreck" (See top).
The second prize – “Atrapados” (Trapped) was awarded to Boligan, an artist from Cuba living in México, and the third – Libertea” - to Wilem Rasing, from Holland.
The quality of the works, led the international jury to award 8 Honourable Mentions to artists from different countries, such as: Belgium (two), England, Israel, Poland, Romania (two) and Ukraine:
Lucv Descheemaeker - Belgium, "Dilemma"
Luc Vernimmen - Belgium, untitled
Mahmoudi Houmayoun, England, "Liberty"
Alex Bartfeld - Israel, "Libre"
Pawel Stanczyk - Poland, "Liberty Equality Fraternity"
Julian Pena-pai, Romania, "Opening Ceremony"
Mihai Ignat, Romania, untitled
Vladimir Kazanevsky, Ucrania, untitled.
This year's edition included two special awards in tribute to the filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira (which this year will be 105 years old) and to the Nobel Prize José Saramago. The winners were respectively Mauricio Parra, from Colombia, and Ivan Prado, an author born in Peru and living in Germany.
In appreciation were 1700 works from more than 500 artists coming from all continents. Iran is the country with more participation: 121 works from 41 cartoonists, followed by Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Portugal and Belgium.
The international jury of 15th PortoCartoon was chaired by by Peter Nieuwendijk, President-General of Feco (Netherlands) and integrated Xaquin Marín, founder of the Museum of Humor Fene (Spain), Francisco Laranjo, director of the Faculty of Fine Arts of University of Porto and Luis Humberto Marcos, director of PortoCartoon and the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
Winning cartoons on source:

Monday, April 22, 2013

DCMF announces winners of World Press Freedom Cartoon Contest 2013

To mark World Press Freedom Day on May 3, Doha Centre for Media Freedom organised a cartoon competition depicting the theme “Media Freedom” to honour the bravery and creativity of courageous cartoonists around the world.
DCMF received more than 200 entries from 47 countries for its inaugural DCMF World Press Freedom Cartoon Contest.
(From top down):
Alby Letoy - 1st prize winner- Cash prize of $1500
Hani Abbas - 2nd prize winner- Cash prize of $1000
Abdel Naser Z.M. Al-Jafari - 3rd prize winner- Cash prize of $800.
Jan Keulen, Director of DCMF
Ali Ferzat, cartoonist (Syria)
Shujaat Ali, cartoonist, Al Jazeera Network
Mohammed Abdullateef, cartoonist (Qatar), Al Raya newspaper
Robert Russell, Executive Director of the Cartoonists Rights Network International.
DCMF will host all the winners of the contest during the World Press Freedom Celebrations on May 1 in Doha. Apart from the the top three winners, the jury has nominated 25 cartoons that will be showcased in a cartoon exhibition on May 1.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Results of the 8th International Cartoon Contest SYRIA 2013

Theme: We love life... No more blood
321 artist from 67 countries participated in the contest.
Jiang Lidong, China
Julian Pena-pai, Romania
Kifah Al Reefi, Iraq/Holand
Morhaf Youssef, Syria.
First Prize: Grigoris Georgiou, Greece (Top)
Second Prize: Haibat Ahmadi, Iran
Third Prize: Ikhsan Dwiono, Indonesia
Special Prize: Mello, Brazil
Special Prize: Li Kui Jun, China.
All prize-winning cartoons here.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Winners of the 19th Golden Keg 2013, Slovakia

Record of the meeting of the jury of the international competition of cartoons Golden Keg 2013
The jury of XIX. International contest of cartoons on beer under the name
Golden Keg 2013 at its meeting on 4 March 2013 in Saris gallery in Prešov
came to this decision:
Grand Prix (Grand Prix): Oleksy KUSTOVSKY (Ukraine)
1st Prize: Krzysztof GRZONDZIEL (Poland)
2nd Prize: Stephanie SERGEANT (France) - Prize of Nadácie ART. EAST Snina
3rd Prize: Ivailo TSVETKOV (Bulgaria) - Prize of the Bulgarian Cultural Institute
Special Prizes:
Prize of Pivovar Šariš: Luka LAGATOR (Montenegro)
Prize of Igor Sevcik: Marek CINA (Slovakia) (Top)
Prize of Beer Gallery: Andrej MIŠANEK (Slovakia)
Honorable Mentions:
Radoslav REPISKÝ (Slovakia)
Jana MAŤÁTKOVÁ (Czech Republic)
Emil ŠOUREK (Czech Republic)
Iva VALOCKÁ (Czech Republic)
Nikolay SVIRIDENKO ( Uzbekistan )
Jaroslaw WOJTASINSKI (Poland)
Slawomir LUCZYNSKI (Poland)
Michal GRACZYK (Poland)
Milos PANIĆ (Croatia)
Jozef STORINSKÝ (Slovakia)
Leszek HERMANOWICZ ( Australia )
Konstantin KAZANCHEV (Ukraine)
Igor SMIRNOV (Russia)
Run Tang Li (China)
Yhao Yun Sheng (China)
Group of children art school in Beijing (China)
The jury:
Dušan Pončák, President of the Jury
Henryk Cebula, cartoonist, Poland.
Mgr. Margita Rešovský, Šarišská gallery Prešov
Miro Vico, former editor of Boomerang
Fedor Vico, competition manager.
The jury examined 505 works by 202 artists from 37 countries.

Monday, April 15, 2013

2nd International Cartoon Competition, Burdur 2013, Turkey

ARTICLE 1: Burdur Governorship, Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism will organize the 28th National and 2nd International Cartoon Competition in the framework of the Week of Museums to be celebrated on 18 May, 2013.
ARTICLE 2: The smuggling of historical artifacts, the efforts to bring the smuggled cultural artifacts back to our country, historical and natural sites, monumental works and consciousness of historical environment have continuously taken place on the agenda of our country in parallel to scientific researches and archeological excavations.
Our objectives in this competition are, besides encouraging our artists, also receiving their opinions and criticism on these issues, disseminating the love of historical artifacts to a wider section of population, contributing to the development of tourism in the city and ensuring that the messages on these issues will remain on the agenda of our country.
ARTICLE 3: The theme of the competition is “Historical Artifacts-Museum and Human Relations”.
ARTICLE 4: Everybody can participate in the competition, except jury members and their first and second degree relatives.
ARTICLE 5: Artists can send a maximum of 5 works to the competition.
ARTICLE 6: The works to be submitted to the competition must be original and not published before. The submission must be made with originals and not copies such as photocopy etc. The intellectual content of the works are the responsibility of artists.
ARTICLE 7: The works that highlight Burdur and its antique cities and artifacts will be given priority during the evaluation of the works.
ARTICLE 8: The name, surname, address and phone number of the participants must be written on the right hand side at the back of the works. Participants will also submit their brief resume enclosed in the post.
ARTICLE 9: The format of the works will be 35 x 25 cm and the works smaller or bigger than that format will be disqualified.
ARTICLE 10: The works which qualify in the preliminary evaluation (means that they are found worth to be exhibited) will be exhibited in the Burdur Museum or other relevant places.
ARTICLE 11: The cartoons to be submitted to the competition will be the property of the Burdur Governorship Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism. All the copyrights of the works will be considered to have been transferred to the Provincial Directorate of Culture and Tourism. In case the works are published, the artists will not ask for copyright on the possible publications of their cartoons, but the copies of the publications will be sent to them free of charge.
ARTICLE 12: The deadline for participation in the competition is Monday, 06 May 2013. The evaluation will be made on 08 May 2013. The award ceremony will be take place on 20 May 2012 in the framework of the Week of Museums. The owners of the awarded works will receive their awards during their participation in the award ceremony. Their transportation to/from Burdur and the session fees will be covered by the organizers. The works for the 28th International Cartoon Competition can be submitted by post or in person to the following address: Burdur Müze Müdürlüğü, 28. Uluslararası Karikatür Yarışması, Özgür Mh. Halk Pazarı Cd. No: 3 BURDUR.
1 st Award:......... 1.500 $
2 st Award:..........1.000 $
3 st Award:............750 $
Mention:...............500 $
Burdur Municipality
Chamber of Architects of Turkey Burdur Representative Office
Burdur Marble Cutters Association
Burdur Culture and Tourism Association
and Jury
Special Prizes on selected cartoons.
ARTICLE 14: The artists that take part in the competition are considered to have accepted the provisions of the regulation.
Note: The regulation documents can be found at: and
All participants can sent their work by mail.
Address 1:
28. Uluslararası Karikatür Yarışması
Burç Mh. Atatürk Cd. No:13 Kat:1
Tel : 00 90 248 232 22 10
Fax : 00 90 248 234 00 14
Address 2:
Burdur Müze Müdürlüğü 
Özgür Mh. Halk Pazarı Cd. No:3 
Tel :00 90 248 233 10 42
Faks :00 90 248 233 87 63
Responsible personnel:
Şinasi VARLIK (Head of Section)
H. Ali EKİNCİ (Director of the Museum ).
WEB: .

Invitación :: Doble exposición de Agustín Sciammarella

Results of the 4th International Tourism Cartoon Competition 2012, Turkey

Results of the 4th International Tourism Cartoon Competition 2012, Turkey
1. The Grand Award: Klaus Pitter, Austria
2. The Second Award: Ahmet Aykanat, Turkey (Top)
3. The Third Award: Norbert Van Yperzeele, Belgium
4. Professor Atila Özer Recognition Award: Alla and Chavdar Georgievi, Bulgaria
5. Mentions:
Darko Drljevic (Montenegro)
Arif Sutristanto ((Indonesia)
Damir Novak (Croatia)
Jovan Prokopljevic (Serbia)
Ahmet Öztürklevent (Turkey).

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Results the 7th HumoDÆVA International Cartoon Contest, Deva 2013, Romania

Results of the 7th HumoDÆVA INTERNATIONAL CARTOON CONTEST, Deva 2013, Romania
Theme: Free
From 55 countries 343 artists sent in their works by internet; 1095 drawings selected.
Jury: Liviu STANILA, Julian PENA – Pai. Horia CRISAN.
First prize, 1000 $, ex-aequo: Borislav STANKOVIC - STABOR (Serbia) 500 $
First prize, 1000 $, ex-aequo: Romeo RAILEANU (Romania) 500$
Second Prize (500 $): Lubomir KOTRHA (Slovakia)
Third Prize (300 $): Viacheslav BIBISHEV (Russia)
Excellency Prizes (Special Honor Diploma):
1. Hamid SOUFI (Iran)
2. Halasz GEZA (Hungary)
3. Costel PATRASCAN (Romania)
4. Rafael CORREA (Brazil)
5. Ze BIN (China)
6. Javad ALIZADEH (Iran)
7. Zu ZIZUN (China)
8. Ali MIRAEE (Iran)
9. Alireza PAKDEL (Iran)
10. Sun Shen YING (China)
Special Prizes (Special Honor Diploma):
1. Ba BILIG (China)
2. Mihai BOACA (Romania)
3. O-SEKOER (Belgium)
4. Menekşe ÇAM (Turkey) (Top)
5. J.Bosco de AZEVEDO (Brazil)
6. Iulian LALU (Romania)
7. Norbert van YPERZEELE (Belgium)
8. Ramiro ZAPATA (Colombia)
9. Raul Fernando ZULETA (Colombia)
10. Galym BORANBAYEV (Kazakhstan).
All winning cartoons here.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Invitation to the opening of the 18th Dutch Cartoon Festival 2013 on April 14

Michael Kountouris from Greece wins the World Press Cartoon 2013 Grand Prix

Greek artist Michael Kountouris, with the editoril cartoon titled «EU Rescue Team» is the winner of the World Press Cartoon 2013 Grand Prix. The cartoon was published in «Efimerida Ton Syntanton» newspaper, from Athens.
Caricature category
1st Prize: «Evo Morales», by Pablo Lobato, from Argentina, published in the «Qué Pasa» newspaper from Santiago do Chile;
2nd Prize: «Mandela» by Jarbas Domingos, Brazil, published in «Diario de Pernambuco» newspaper from Recife, Brazil;
3rd Prize: «Messi» by Carbajo, Spain, published in «El Jueves» magazine from Barcelona.
Honourable Mentions:
«John Lennon & Yoko Ono», by Glen Batoca, Brazil, published in the «Jornal de Letras» newspaper from Rio de Janeiro;
«Mitt Romney», by Ninja, Philippines, published in the «Gulf News», Dubai;
«Kim-Jong Un», by Tet, Indonesia, published in «Kompas Morning Daily», Jakarta;
«Steve Jobs» by Bóligan, México, published in «El Universal» newspaper, Mexico City;
«François Hollande» by Cost, France, published in «Courrier International», Paris;
«Dictator Hassad», by Agim Sulaj, Albania, published in «Romagna Corriere», from Rimini, Italy.
Gag Cartoon category
1st Prize: «Low Economy», by Saeed Sadeghi, Iran, published in the «Jam-E-Jam» newspaper, from Tehran;
2nd Prize: «Who is...», by Robert Rousso, France, published in «Barricade», from Paris;
3rd Prize: «Free Warrior», by Raul Zuleta, Colombia, published in «El Mundo de Karry», from Lima, Peru.
Honourable Mentions:
«Two Worlds» by Zlatovsky, Russia, published in the «Courrier International» from Paris;
«Child Kingdom» by Firoozeh Mozaffari, Iran, published in «Etemad» newspaper, from Tehran;
«A Sea of Plastic Bottles» by Diego Herrera Yayo, Canada, published in the «L’Actualité», from Montreal;
«Mission Impossible» by Cristobal Reinoso, Argentina, published in «Diario Clarin» newspaper, from Buenos Aires;
«Rain», by Jean Galvão, Brazil, published in «Folha de São Paulo» newspaper, São Paulo, Brazil;
«Summer Tyres», by Ilian Savkov, Bulgaria, published in «Standart Bulgaria», Sofia;
«Hold Up» by Martirena, Cuba, published in «Melaito», Santa Clara;
«Confession» by Chubasco, Mexico, published in «El Chamuco» from Mexico City;
«Untitled», by Zhang Wei, China.
The jury decided to distinguish with a Special Mention the high quality work «Untitled» by late Ukranian artist Yuri Kosobukin, published in «Perets», from Kiev, as a posthumous homage to a great cartoonist.
Editorial Cartoon category
«EU Rescue Team» by Michael Kountouris, Greece, published in «Efimerida Ton Syntanton» newspaper, from Athens;
2nd Prize: «Untitled» by Radulovic Spiro, Serbia, published in «Politika», from Belgrade;
3rd Prize: «USA greatest enemy», by Gregório de Holanda, Brazil, published in the «Diário de Pernambuco» newspaper, from Recife.
Honourable Mentions:
«Innocence of Muslims», by David Rowe, Australia, published in the daily «The Australian Finance Review», from Melbourne;
«Euro Crisis» by Tet, Indonesia, published in the «Kompas Morning Daily» newspaper, from Jakarta;
«Untitled», by Haddad, France, published in «Courrier International», Paris;
«Muhammad Cinema», by Cau Gomez, Brazil, published in «A Tarde» newspaper, from Salvador, Brazil;
«Petrol ways», by Cost, France, published in «Le Vif Express», from Brussels, Belgium;
«World of Sport» by Schot, Nederlands, published in «De Volkskrant» newspaper, from Amsterdam;
«Obama has disappointed...» by Randi Matland, Norway, published in «VG» newspaper, Oslo.
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Pol Leurs from Luxembourg wins 4th International Cartoon Competition Berlin 2013

1st Prize - 1000 €: LEURS, Pol (Poleurs), Luxembourg (Above)
2nd Prize - 500 €: Kosanovic, Milenko (MK), Serbia
3rd Prize - 300 €: Drljevic, Darko (Darco), Montenegro
Awards - 100 €:
Jafari, Saman, Iran
Bhati, Mukesh, India
V. Chmyriov, Ukraine
Despodov, Stefan, Bulgaria
Hendrickx, Nikola (Ioa), Belgium.
KURTUKUNST Gallery Prize - 100 €: Mohylnyy, Valeriy, Ukraine
LIMES Prize - 100 €: Kuczynski, Pawel (Pavel), Poland
Audience Award - 200 €: Sivrilov, Stoyko (Toto), Bulgaria
Contestants: 603 cartoonists
Cartoons: 1379
Countries: 80.
All winning cartoons on

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Bead Trunk Show Coming to Urbana, IL

ChaCha Beads Trunk Show at Beads N Botanicals in downtown Urbana, IL will offer seed beads in Size 15, 11, 11 hex, 10, 8, 8 hex, 6, triangles, bugles, teardrops and squares. ChaCha travelled to Hiroshima, Japan and Murano, Italy to find new and unusual beads in Fancy Finishes and Great Colors to spark your creative imagination!

Japanese seed beads are precision cut to enable you to make precise designs in woven beadwork. The newest finishes are permanent metallic and anodized beads.

The Italian beads are different when compared to Japanese or Czech beads. The color you see is the actual color of the glass, not dyed or coated. The Pinks and Purples have real Gold in the glass, causing it to 'strike' different colors when it is made into beads. They are made in small handmade batches, not by machine like the other seed beads, making them unique. These are not available anywhere else but ChaCha Beads

The show will take place April 26, 27 & 28 and May 3, 4, & 5 in our classroom at the shop. 
If you've never participated in a bead trunk show, the concept is pretty simple. Think of a traveling bead show where you can find all sorts of treasures, but for a limited time. Cha Cha Beads will ship a huge selection to our shop. When the show is finished, we return whatever beads remain back to Cha Cha. 
We hope you will enjoy ChaCha Beads as much as we do.This enables us to offer you a much larger selection of beads. In the Champaign-Urbana area, you will not find a larger, more complete, or fantastic selection of seed beads than you will find at this show.

117 North Broadway Ave, Urbana, Illinois 61801

Bead Trunk Show Updates

Monday, April 8, 2013

Boneyard Arts Festival 2013 Events at Beads N Botanicals in Urbana, IL

The 11th Annual Boneyard Arts Festival
Boneyard Arts Festival Events
at Beads N Botanicals

FEATURED ARTIST: Wynter Harrington Peguero
Sculptor, Painter: Masks, sculptures, dragons
Freelance Professional Photographer

Now living in St. Joseph, IL, born & raised in Phoenix, AZ, Wynter moved to the midwest in 1999 and began taking classes within a few years at Danville Community College, where her sculptures immediately began taking 1st prize honors. Her passion for art and keen eye have also led her into the realm of professional photography, where babies/children and outdoor shoots have become a specialty. With a rich tapestry of Irish and Cherokee Indian heritage, her subject matter and creations are varied and creative, making them excellent collection and decorating pieces for home décor or for gifts.

To truly appreciate her sculptures, you need to view them in person. For the Boneyard Arts Festival, her work will be on display Friday, April 12, 11am to 6pm; Saturday, April 13, 10am to 5pm (Meet the Artist from 3 to 4pm (or later); and Sunday, April 14th. Her works are available for purchase, with pickup AFTER the festival.

The Trikhala Bellydance Troupe, made up of University of Illinois undergraduate and graduate students, will perform their style of tribal fusion dance-- a mixture of American tribal-style bellydance, traditional ethnic bellydance and contemporary dance styles such as hip-hop. Come watch them dance and dance with them.
Saturday, April 13, 1pm to 2pm

“Meet the Artist” Wine & Cheese reception
on Saturday, April 13, from 3pm-4pm (or later)

117 North Broadway Ave, Urbana, Illinois 61801
Boneyard Arts Festival Events at Beads N Botanicals

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Looks like a Seed Bead Trunk Show in the Works in Urbana, IL

What would you say to a TRUNK SHOW offering #SEED #BEADS? Seed beads in Size 15, 11, 11 hex, 10, 8, 8 hex, 6, triangles, bugles, teardrops and squares from Hiroshima, Japan and Murano, Italy in Fancy Finishes and Great Colors? Check back here. We are working out the details, but it looks like this will take place the last weekend in April. I will post this as an "official" event here at Beads N Botanicals in downtown Urbana, IL when everything is finalized.~C

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Entry deadline for the International cartoon contest Haifa 2013, Israel: June 27

International Cartoon Contest Engelsizmir 2013 with theme: "Remove the Obstacles"

Aiming to become a pioneer of life without obstacles, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality is preparing an international congress to find solutions to the problems of the disabled. “International Congress of the Problems and Solutions of the Disabled” will be organised between October 30 and November 3, 2013, under the leadership of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. In addition to being a scientific congress, ENGELSIZMIR 2013 is also a fair containing a series of artistic, cultural and social events. For this purpose, a cartoon contest themed “REMOVE THE OBSTACLES” has been organised.
Ten percent of the world’s population is disabled, meaning they are not able to hear, see and/or walk. They come across many difficulties in social life. When compared to the disabled in developed countries, the disabled living in Turkey are in need of great care. Most of them cannot read and they are leading their lives without any medical care. The discrimination against them and being treated as invisible lead them to live a life as invisible people. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, who has established the first “Education and Cultural Complex for the Disabled” in Turkey, now wants to show the difficulties that the disabled experience with an international cartoon contest which is organised with the Güzelyalı Rotary Club.
Now, we are inviting you to think about them. We believe that the cartoonists can enlighten the “invisible” obstacles and raise awareness regarding this matter.
The theme of the cartoon contest is “Remove the Obstacles”.
Artists from all over the world may participate in the contest. There are no restrictions regarding this issue. Each contestant can enter the contest with 5 cartoons at most. The cartoons can be previously published ones. However, they cannot be ones that have been awarded before. If they are so, they will be disqualified from the contest and the given awards can be taken back from the contestant.
1.) Original:
The drawing technique is not restricted and cartoons can be either coloured or black and white. The size of the cartoons should be 29.7 x 42cm at most on an A3 sheet. Cartoons sent in such a way are preferred.
2.) Digital:
If cartoons are to be sent digitally, cartoonists need to sign their cartoons before. Photographs and/or photocopies of the cartoons will not be accepted. Cartoons should be 29.7 x 42cm at most on an A3 sheet.
3.) Online:
Contestants can also enter the contest online. Cartoons can be sent using the “Cartoon Contest” menu on Cartoons should be sent in 300 Dpi, JPB or RGB formats without being zipped using programs such as Zip and Rar. The contestant will be asked to send the original copy of the cartoon via mail if it wins an award.
Cartoonists who are going to send the original or the digital copies of their work are to write their names and contact numbers on the back of the cartoon and add their photographs and personal backgrounds, bank accounts (IBAN No) and their ID Numbers. Contestants that apply via internet are to fill in the application form on
Contestants under the age of 18 should also add a document regarding their parents’ approval of them participating the contest.
Cartoons entered in the contest will not be sent back to their owners but will be used in media such as brochures and exhibitions to be prepared by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and/or Güzelyalı Rotary Club under copyright. Participants are deemed to have accepted this term.
Cartoonists who do not reside in Izmir and are awarded with a prize will have to pay their own travel and accommodation expenses. For that reason, if an award-winning cartoonist cannot participate in the award ceremony, s/he will receive her/his award via mail. Likewise, award-winning cartoonists residing in foreign countries will be able to receive their awards via banks, Western Union etc.
The cartoons that are thought to be worthy of display by the jury will be displayed in an exhibition and will be included in an album. The owners of the cartoons will be sent a copy of the album.
On the condition that a cartoon does not meet the necessary requirements, it will be disqualified.
Güzelyalı Rotary Club,
International Engelsizmir Cartoon Contest, Cumhuriyet Bulvarı Bulvar İşhanı
No.109 Kat:2 Daire:202 Pasaport 35210 – İzmir / Türkiye.
Last Submission: 02 / 09 / 2013
Evaluation Date: 15 / 09 / 2013
Announcement of results: 18 / 09 /2013
Award Ceremony: 24 /10 / 2013
First Place: $1.500 and a plaque
Second Place: $1.000 and a plaque
Third Place: $750 and a plaque
2 Achievement Awards: $300 and a plaque
The Caricaturists’ Society Special Award: plaque
Latif Demirci ( Head of Committee ), Gören Bulut, Ertan Ayhan Sertöz, Raif Gökkuş, Engin Boğaz, Ömer Çam, Mustafa Yıldız, Cem Güzeloğlu, Hikmet Savatlı.
Tel: Gülşen Kitunur (Güzelyalı Rotary Club)
Tel.+90.232. 441 30 29 Fax +90.232. 441 30 25





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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

25th Olense Kartoenale themes: 'Clear Surface Water' & 'Right to a home and some food'

Theme Kartoenale 2013 :
'clean surface water'
Water used for daily activities such as showering, washing-up, cleaning, … is transported via the
sewage system to a wastewater treatment plant. It is purified there making it clean enough to be
discharged into the surface water. In the past, our wastewater was discharged straight into the
waterways. By first treating it, waterways are reviving and humans and animals are rediscovering
the attraction of the water. Living and relaxing in the vicinity of the water, you see it more and
Annual Cartoon Contest – Rules and regulation 2013
1. Participation
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.
2. Theme
The main theme is ‘Clear Surface Water’. Also this year Amnesty International offers a special prize to
the best cartoon with theme ‘Right to a home and some food’.
More information about this theme is to be found in the application form.
3. Entries
• Contributions have to be originally drawn or printed (digital works) cartoons, in black and white or
colour. They shouldn’t contain an explanation of the drawing.
• Photocopies will not be accepted.
• We prefer digital cartoons (JPEG format; resolution of 300 dpi) which can be sent to In the foreseeable future only digital work will be accepted. This will be announced
in the regulations.
• Dimensions including any passe-partout 21 x 30 cm (A4).
• Works sent rolled and works larger than DIN A4 will not be returned. The cartoons should be appropriately
wrapped before sending in order to prevent damage.
• Number of entries per contestant: maximum five for each theme.
• Following data should be mentioned on the back of your work: name, adress, age and theme.
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.
5. Evaluation
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. Return mail
Return of the cartoons happens only on explicit request of the participant, as mentioned in the entry
form. Every cartoon meeting with the demands but which is not selected for a prize will be sent back
within 18 months. In the foreseeable future contributions will not be sent back to stimulate the submis
sion of digital cartoons.
The organizers will endeavour to handle the return forwardings with the utmost care but cannot be held
responsible for loss or damages.
8. Deadline: 30 September 2013
The deadline is 30 september 2013. The entry form and the cartoon(s) must be sent to:
Olense Kartoenale
Dorp 1
B-2250 Olen – Belgium
9. Prizes
For the adult category:
1st prize: 1000 euro
2nd prize: 500 euro
3rd prize: 300 euro
4th prize: 250 euro
5th prize: 200 euro.
For the youth category:
1st prize: 200 euro
2nd prize: 180 euro
3rd prize: 160 euro
4th prize: 130 euro.
Prize of the city of Bialogard (only for Polish participants): 200 euro
Special prize: “poverty and human rights”: 350 euro.
10. Prize Ceremony and Exhibition
The prize ceremony will take place at Friday 15 November 2013 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 17 November 2013
• All working days from Monday 16 November 2013 till the end of December 2013 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.
Regulation in languages & Entry-Form:

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Results 45th International Graphic Humour Exhibition Umoristi a Marostica 2013, Italy

Umoristi a Marostica 2013 - Jury report – Theme EUREKA!
45th International Graphic Humour Exhibition
On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of March 2013 the “UMORISTI A MAROSTICA” jury came together made up of:
Ross Thomson - President, Margherita Allegri, Antonio Antunes, Marco Tonus, Ferruccio Giromini, Alessandro Tich,
Maurizio Minoggio, Giovanni Sorcinelli and Organizing Committee composed by the Marostica Graphics Group.
The Jury, having examined the works that have reached Marostica from 368 Authors of 62 Countries,
notes of a particularly generous participation and full of inspirations and results in line with the proposed
theme EUREKA! The inventions that led to the progress of civilization.
By unanimity decided to award:

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Results XXI International Exhibition of Drawing for Press, Porto Alegre 2013, Brazil

Winners of the XXI International Exhibition of Drawing for Press, Porto Alegre 2013, Brazil
1 – Awards:
In the category "Caricature" the awarded artist is Fabrício Rodrigues Garcia, “Manohead” with the work entitled "Milton Nascimento"
In the category "Cartoon" the awarded artist is Marcos Leandro Miler with the work titled "Intolerance"
In the category "Charge" the awarded artist is Silvano Rosa Gonçalves de Melo with work titled "Conclave"
In the category "Comics" the winning artist is Carlos Valdir Santos Fereira with work titled "Imperial Tavern".
In the category "Editorial Illustration" the awarded artist is Mikhail M. Zlatkovsky with work titled "Editorial 1 from The New Messages daily".
2 - Honorable mentions:
In the category "Caricature" the artist chosen is João Bosco Jacó de Azevedo with the work titled "Ariano Suassuna".
In the category "Cartoon" the artist chosen is Rafael Bittencourt Correa for the work entitled "Christmas".
In the category "Comics" is the chosen artist Rafael Anderson Bezerra with the work entitled "Deprê Family"
In the category "Charge" is the chosen artist Eder Santos with the work titled "Enemies of Peace".
In the category "Editorial Illustration" is the chosen artist André Simões Debs with the work entitled "Panel Yeah".
Selected authors (Below):

Monday, March 25, 2013

Introduction to Tarot Reading

Introduction to Tarot Reading: With Beads N Botanicals owner Catherine Novak. Great for beginners or as a refresher for experienced readers. We will cover the traditional meanings of the Major & Minor Arcana cards, interpretation of the cards, listening to your inner voice and developing confidence in your reading abilities.

Several spreads will be taught as well. Rider Waite Deck required for this class and available for purchase at the shop for an additional fee. Please note that this class takes place every other week, to allow students to work with the tarot in depth. 

Five Weeks on Wednesday nights, from 6:00pm to 8pm. starting April 3, April 17, May 1, 15 & 29.

Cost: $150 per person, due by March 30th. Or $125 prepaid by March 16th.
Pre-payment and pre-registration required. Minimum of three students required for this class to run with no more than ten students. (we will have a waiting list for more than 10 students)

For more information and updates, check
Introduction to Tarot

Astrology in the 21st Century

Taught by Amalia Pursell, this class includes a basic introduction to the concepts of Astrology, including the zodiac, the natal chart, the planets, and the houses. It also covers the changes in astronomy in our era: the reclassification of Pluto, the precession of the Earth's Axial Tilt, Ophiuchus, the so-called thirteenth sign, and how these alterations affect Astrology.

Amalia Pursell is a practicing astrologer. Her specialties include the trigonometry of the celestial sphere, the mathematics on which astrology is based, and chart synastry: the study of relationships through comparing two or more peoples' astrological charts. She comes from a long line of astrologers, and has created natal charts for people from all over the world.
Cost: $20 pre-paid by March 23rd; $25 thereafter and at the door. Two or more pre-registered students needed for this class to run.

Wednesday, March 27, 6 pm to 8pm

Astrology in the 21st Century

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Results of the 19th edition of the Euro-kartoenale Kruishoutem 'The Bicycle', Belgium

In total we received 2483 cartoons from 718 participants of 79 countries. Most participants were from Europe (57%), followed by Asia (31%), South-America (8%), North-America (3%), Africa (1%) and Oceania (0.5%).
The submitted cartoons approached the bike in all its aspects: the cycling associated with doping scandals, romantic bike rides, bicycle thefts, the bicycle as transportation ...
The winners of this edition are:
First prize: Mohsen Asadi (Iran)
Second prize: Pavel Constantin (Romania)
Third prize: Ross Thomson (UK)
Best European entry: Constantin Sunnerberg (Belgium)
Best Belgian entry: Nikola Hendrickx (Belgium)
Prize of the ECC: Marco D'Angelo (Italy)
Cover award: Angelo Campaner (Italy)
Honorable mention: Peter Ruge (Germany)
Honorable mention: Jorgo Schäfer (Germany).
You can see all winners on our webpage of on our Pinterestboard.
All participating and selected cartoonists for the exhibition and the catalogue are on the participation list.
We thank all participants for their entries and hope to may welcome you on the 20th edition in 2015.
Photos of the ceremony will be available soon on our Facebookpages.
The ECC-team.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Abidin Dino in the Centenary Year of His Birth: Call to Portraits Exhibition in Turkey

The exhibition containing the DINO portraits made by 56 cartoonists, painters and sculptors was prepared in Istanbul and Ankara by "Obur Mizah" in 2008 for the remembrance of 95th birthday of Abidin Dino. Our aim now is to prepare another exhibition, after 5 years from then, to remember him as he deserves, during his 100th birthday with additional artists to reach 100 to increase it to 100 portraits. We will be pleased with the participation of all artists to share our feelings for this aspect.
Theme : PORTRAIT of Pioneer artist Abidin Dino
• Exhibition is open for all artists. All the works done by any kind of technic - cartoon, painting, drawing etc.- are accepted. Each artist can participate the exhibition with one work only.
• The participation will be by e-mail to be sent to the address together with the info regarding name, surname, city and country of the artist.
• Works will be at least A4 ( 21x29,7 cm.) size to be scanned at 300 dpi resolution.
• Of the participating works, best 10 of them will be awarded Diplomas by the exhibition jury
Exhibition jury consists of:
Tan Oral (Cartoonist - Taraf newspaper)
Eray Özbek (Cartoonist)
Nezih Danyal (Founder and the president of The Cartoon Foundation- Cartoonist)
Kamil Masaracı (Cartoonist - Cumhuriyet newspaper)
Erdoğan Karayel (DQ Humor Magazine- Executive Editor)
Halil İ.Yıldırım (Cartoonist)
Emre Yılmaz (Obur Mizah Cartoon Magazine- Editor in chief / Cartoonist).
• The exhibition is limited to a total of 100 works.
• The participants are asked to send their works latest Sept 15th. 2013
• The exhibition will be opened in Istanbul on Dec 7th. 2013.
• "Obur Mizah" will be authorised to use the works in books, posters, brochures, also in promotional and media announcements related to "the exhibition" only.
The exhibition prepared in 2008 can be viewed at the link :
ABIDIN DINO (1913-1993)
He was born in Istanbul in 1913. His interest in art had started by reading cartoon books. Two of his four brothers, Arif and Ali, was doing paintings and cartoons. He spent major part of his childhood in Switzerland and France. After returning back to Istanbul, as a result of his passion for art he quit his education in intermediate school and took his first steps towards the world of art. When he was only 18, his drawings were published in the "Artist" magazine and he pictured the book "The city that lost its voice" written by Nazım Hikmet. When only 20 years old, he established with 5 of his friends the "D group" which originated a revolution in the understanding of art in Turkey. Later, he spent 3 years in Russia where he went to work in the film studio of Sergey Yutgevich. After Russia, he traveled to Paris and met Picasso through a friend. Picasso, in order to support Dino, enabled him to work in his ceramic workshop; thus the friendship of two lasted long years. Dino returned to Turkey and married to Güzin Dino in 1943. Not being able to stand the oppression of the regime, he first moved to Rome and later went to Paris where he was going to live until his death. He made friendship in Paris with the world known artists like Picasso, Chagall, Aragon, Tzara and Topor. He prepared exhibitions in many important cities and art centers of the world. During his artsitic life, he accomplished countless works in painting, cartooning, drawing, book picturing, ceramic and sculpture. He passed away as a world known artist in Paris at the age of 80 in 1993.
Translation: Recep BAYRAMOĞLU.

Catalog Daejeon International Cartoon Contest (DICACO) 2012, South Korea

Received two months ago indeed (been late to blog here cause had to renew the computer), the catalog of Daejeon International Cartoon Contest (DICACO) 2012 keeps the standard size of 21 x 29.7 cm (DIN A4). On the front and back covers is the Theme Prize-winning cartoon by Jovan Prokopljevic (Serbia). It has 96 color pages covering almost 400 works.
This edition received 1408 works in total: 1104 of them by 371 foreign artists, 47 works by Korean artists, and 257 works by (mostly Korean) students.
In the theme section of New Eco City arrived 581 works while in the Free Theme section they received 827.
Cartoonists from 54 nations participated in DICACO 2012. The jury awarded 318 artists. The most awarded of this edition are artists from Korea (59), China (44), and Turkey (23).
Here is the list of the awarded cartoonists from Turkey:
Bronze Prize: Recep Bayramoğlu
Student Honorable Mention: Oğuz Tuna, 15 y.
Student Special Prize: Doğa Zeren Sipahi, 12 y.
Theme Prize: Mete Ağaoğlu, Kamil Yavuz, Musa Gümüş, Bülent Okutan.
Achievement Award: Muhittin Köroğlu.
Best Cartoon Prize: Serdar Kıcıklar, Aşkın Ayrancıoğlu, Mehmet Arslan, Erdoğan Başol, Nuri Bilgin, İ. Serdar Sayar, Ülgen Güllü, Tekin Güreken, Ahmet Ümit Akkoca, Kemal Özyurt, Halit Kurtulmuş Aytoslu, Seyit Saatçi, Sait Munzur, Ercan Baysal (First down).
Honorable Mention: Yasemin Osman.
Many thanks to the organisers: Every awarded artist receives the catalog and the certificate!
See main awards-winning cartoons here and some other Turkish prize-winning cartoons here.

Winners of the Sardine Competition Festas de Lisboa 2013

The 10 winning sardines of the Sardine Competition Festas de Lisboa’13 were chosen among 6446 sardine tenders.
In 2013, the year the competition celebrates its 3rd edition and the Sardine’s 10th anniversary, received 6446 tenders from 3207 candidates, with ages between 7 months and 92 years old.
The totality of contestants represents 53 nationalities and 676 different locations.
Received 5400 sardines from Portugal, 209 from Brazil, 173 from Spain, 172 from Italy, 41 from Rumania, among sardines that came from Ukraine, Serbia, Angola, Bosnia, Cuba, India, Peru, Thailand, Japan or China.
The Jury, composed by Ana Bacalhau (lead singer of Deolinda), Luís Alegre (Ideias com Peso - Creative Director), Pedro Pires (Ivity - Creative Director), Jorge Silva (Silvadesigners) and Rita Castel-Branco (EGEAC), chose the 10 winning sardines, one of them in video.
The winners of the Sardine Competition 2013 are:
- Alberto Faria, 46 years, Portuguese
- Bernardo Anichini, 27 years, Italian
- Bruno Miguel Prezado da Silva, 37 years, Portuguese
- Dário de Sousa Santos, 22 years, Portuguese
- Hugo Alexandre Ribeiro Henriques, 31 years, Portuguese
- João Vieira Alves Ferreira Teigas, 32 years, Portuguese
- Leonor Brilha, 31 years, Portuguese
- Paloma Valdívia Barría, 35 years s, Chilean
- Susana Dulce de Sousa de Matos Marques, 39 years, Portuguese
- Yuichi Fukuda, 34 years, Japonese
Each winner receives a €1.000 prize (tax free) and their sardines will be the brand image of the communication campaign of Festas de Lisboa’13.
The 10 winning sardines can be seen at

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cemalettin Yıldız from Turkey wins the Grand Prix in the 21st Biennial Gabrovo 2013

Submitted the 21st edition of the International Biennial of Humour and Satire in the Arts were 1664 works by 784 artists from 55 countries. The International jury selected 443 works by 329 artists from 44 countries to be shown in the Biennial exhibitions and awarded the following prizes:
* GRAND PRIX - the GOLDEN AESOP statuette: CEMALETTIN YILDIZ, Turkey (Poster above)
* PRIZE of the town of Gabrovo - the GASCAR statuette: ANTON KOLEV, Bulgaria
* PRIZE for CARTOON awarded by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria (there were awarded 2 prizes 500 BNG each): VADIM KONOPLYANSKY, Russia ; DAVID VELA, Spain.
* PRIZE for GRAPHICS & DRAWINGS awarded by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria: DIMITAR KARATONEV, Bulgaria
* PRIZE for PAINTING awared by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria: DYANKO KOLEV, Bulgaria
* PRIZE for SCULPTURE awarded by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria: GALABIN HRISTOV, Bulgaria
* PRIZE for PHOTOGRAPH awarded by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria: MASUMEH ZABETNIA, Iran
* PRIZE for POSTER awarded by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria: KRASIMIRA DRUMEVA, Bulgaria
* PRIZE of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Bulgaria (for the best CARTOON supporting the fight against tobacco consumption): ROMAN MATKIEWICZ, Estonia
* PRIZE of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Bulgaria (for the best CARTOON supporting the fight against alcohol abuse): TEMUR KOZAEV, Russia
* PRIZE of the Directorate of CENTRAL BALKAN National Park: ANGEL RAMIRO ZAPATA MORA, Colombia
* PRIZE of GABROVO Planet Society: DILYAN BAKALSKI, Bulgaria
* PRIZE of SKALNI MATERIALI JS Co. - Rousse awarded to a young sculptor: BOYANA KOYNOVA, Bulgaria ; MIHAELA KAMENOVA, Bulgaria
* PRIZE for the FUNNIEST PHOTO awarded by PHOTOGRAPHIC SYSTEMS Ltd. (a professional Lowepro photo backpack and a certificate): KRISTINA BORISOVA, Bulgaria
* PRIZE for PHOTOGRAPH awarded by PHOTOGRAPHIC SYSTEMS Ltd. (a professional Lowepro photo bag and a certificate): ZHECHO PLANINSKI, Bulgaria
* PRIZE of COALITION FOR LIFE WITHOUT TOBACCO SMOKE (for the best POSTER supporting the fight against smoking): ZLATINA PAVLOVA, Bulgaria.

Results UFEC 2nd International Sports Drawing & 4th Sports Graphic Humour Competitions

First prize: Sebastián Velasco 'Partido de pelota'. Burgos
Honourable mention: Juana Céspedes 'Burbujas'. Barcelona
Honourable mention: Manel Navarro 'L'arribada' . Barcelona.
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First prize: Mehdi Azizi (without title). Arak, (Iran)
Special mention: Vladimir Kazanevsky 'Rowing'. Kiev (Ukraine)
Special mention: Pavel Constantin 'Intersection' Botosani (Romania).