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 kartoenale@olen.be. 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: www.olen.be.

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