The contest is open to all persons irrespective of age and nationality.
There are 2 categories:
• Youth Category: 15 years and younger.
• Adult Category: 16 years and older.
Both professional and non-professional cartoonists are allowed to participate in this contest.
The main theme is ‘Shopping: yesterday, today, tomorrow’.
This year, Amnesty International is offering a special prize to the best cartoon with the theme ‘There is nothing wrong with solidarity, so certainly don’t prosecute’.
More information about the themes can be found in annex to this document.
• The entries have to be submitted in digital format and shouldn't contain any explanation of the drawing.
• The entries have to be uploaded in JPEG format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi (2480 x 3508 pixels)..
• Dimensions include any passe-partout 21 x 30 cm (A4).
• Number of entries per contestant: maximum 5 submissions for each theme.
• You have to fill in your contact details at www.olensekartoenale.be (Click “Register”).
• You can sign up for participation from 1st July 2020 onwards.
• Winners will be requested to send the original drawings of the winnings cartoons.
• This should be sent to Community Olen, Dorp 1, 2250 Olen, Belgium within 2 days after the request is made by the organization.
Prize-winning drawings will become the property of the organizer or theme sponsor.
The selected drawings may be used by the organizers to promote the contest and the village of Olen.
The jury consists of artists, cartoonists and laymen.
Decisions made by the jury cannot be challenged.
Selected entries will be considered for inclusion in a catalogue.
The authors of these entries will receive a free copy of the catalogue during the prize award ceremony or afterwards by mail.
The deadline is 14 september 2020 at 12.00 AM midnight.
The entry form can be found at www.olensekartoenale.be (Click "Register") where you can also upload your entries.
|Adult Category||Youth Category|
|1st Prize : 1500 euro||1st Prize : 200 euro|
|2nd Prize : 700 euro||2nd Prize : 175 euro|
|3rd Prize : 400 euro||3rd Prize : 150 euro|
|4th Prize : 300 euro||4th Prize : 100 euro|
Prize of the city of Bialogard (only for Polish participants) : 200 euro
Special prize Amnesty International : 350 euro
The prize award ceremony will take place on Friday, 13 November 2020 at approximately 20.00h in the council room of the town hall of Olen, Dorp 1, 2250 Olen.
All contestants are welcome to the occasion.
Only the winners will be personally invited.
A selection of the cartoons will also be exhibited at the same address and can be visited on:
• Sunday, 15 November 2020
• All working days from Monday, 16 November 2020 till the end of december 2020:
|Monday||09.00 u – 12.00 u 13.00 u – 16.00 u 17.30 u – 20.00 u|
|Tuesday||09.00 u – 12.00 u|
|Wednesday||09.00 u – 12.00 u 13.00 u – 16.00 u|
|Thursday||09.00 u – 12.00 u|
|Friday||09.00 u – 12.00 u|
What evolution has shopping gone through over the centuries? How will shopping be like in the future? Does online shopping only have advantages? Or do we go back to the time when shopping becomes a social event?
Nowadays showing solidarity and helping each other is often regarded as a crime. More and more people who want to help refugees, asylum seekers and migrants are being threatened, intimidated and harassed. They are put on trial and convicted only because they want to help people in need.
When governments punish and condemn natural acts of solidarity, it threatens our own values and human rights.