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Culture connects people – cartoonists wanted

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Culture connects people – cartoonists wantedBinding terms and conditions


Anyone aged 18 and over can participate in this international contest. Participants declare that they agree with the terms and conditions of the contest, the rules, and the jury’s decisions. Participation is free. The deadline is December 31st 2021

Definition of a cartoon 

A cartoon is a humorous drawing. This can be a parody of a current situation or simply an image of a comic situation. This cartoon can consist of a single image or take the form of a short comic with a maximum of 3 drawings. Moving images are not allowed. 


The theme of this contest is “Culture connects people”. 


Each entrant may submit a maximum of 5 entries (color or black and white) in A4 format. All drawings must be submitted digitally in sufficiently high quality, at least A4 600 dpi. Accepted file formats are jpg, png, psd, eps and pdf. The drawings must be original, i.e. not previously awarded, published or exhibited. They may not be provided with text, nor may the name ‘vtbKultuur’ and the logo of the association be used. Entries are made through the website www.vtbkultuur-cartoons.be where a registration form can be filled in and files can be uploaded immediately. Another option is to deliver the files via WeTransfer to the email address below. 

Originality of the works 

The participant is responsible for the originality of his works. Disputes and possible claims with regard to all forms of plagiarism, etc. are the responsibility of the participant. 

Ownership rights

By submitting an entry, the participants entitle the organizing association to use their entries to promote the association, especially – but not exclusively – in the context of the celebration year on the occasion of its 100th anniversary (e.g. catalog, image archive, cartoon expo, publicity in the press and on other media, individual printed matter such as posters, leaflets, etc.). All selected works for the exhibition become the property of the organizing association. When using it, the cartoonist’s name will always be mentioned. Contest participants whose work has not been selected are free to use it for other purposes. 


A professional jury makes a selection for the exhibition from the entries received and appoints the prize winners. Determination of plagiarism will result in exclusion from the entry. The laureates will be announced during the opening of the first cartoon expo in early April 2022. There will be no communication whatsoever about the contest. However, the organizing association will inform all participants whether they are among the winners or whether their work has been selected for the traveling cartoon expos.

 Award ceremony and expo 

The winning cartoons, together with an exquisite selection of the submitted cartoons, will travel through Flanders and Brussels with traveling cartoon expos from the end of March 2022 till the end of October 2022. If successful, the period of the exhibition will be extended. With each cartoon the name of the cartoonist is mentioned. The award ceremony will take place during the opening of the first expo. Date to be determined. Cartoon brochure A digital and paper cartoon brochure will be published. Selected participants will receive a digital version and are entitled to one paper copy that they can obtain free of charge upon simple request. However, they are responsible for the postage themselves or collect the brochure themselves from the organizing association. 

The prizes 

1st prize: 1.000 euros 

2nd prize: 500 euros 

3rd prize: 250 euros 

Prize for best Flemish entry: 250 euros 

Audience award: 250 euros (this prize will be awarded after the last cartoon expo, at the end of October 2022) 

Organizing association 

vtbKultuur vzw 

Grotehondstraat 44, b 1/1, 2018 Antwerpen, Belgium 


– www.facebook.com/vtbKultuur


Source: vtbkultuur.

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