13th International Graphic Humour Contest on New Technologies - Barakaldo Hermes Prize 2015




Barakaldo / ESPANA
October 14, 2015
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THE BARAKALDO 2015 BIENNIAL XIIIth INTERNATIONAL GRAPHIC HUMOUR CONTEST ON NEW TECHNOLOGIES
FIRST
To pass the public announcement of the 13th International Graphic Humour contest on new Technologies -Barakaldo Hermes Prize 2015, which is an officialannouncement regulated by the guidelines established in the regulations of the BarakaldoCultural Competitions, published in the Official Biscayan Bulletin on February 12th, 2010.
SECOND
The budgetary limit for the aforementioned is set at four thousand five hundred Euros (4.500 €) charged against the Budget allocation 00700 33000 4810300, to face the obligations derived from the prizes to grant, in compliance with rules established under Article 7 of the regulation, prizes awarded will be as follows: 
First Prize - 1.500 €
Second Prize -1.000 €
Third Prize - 800 €
Fourth Prize - 700 €
Fifth Prize - 500 €.
THIRD
Legal regulations which the competition will adhere to are as follows:
1. OBJECT
Sketchers will send in a scene depicting graphic humour relating to new technologies which impacts on daily life (INTERNET, BIOLOGY, SPACE, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, MEDICINE, ETC ...) and which allows the citizens to reflect on new spheres of scientific progress. It can also be vignettes depicting geek attitudes generated by users of social networks or taking part in Web 2.0.
2. CONTESTANTS
Anyone who so desires may take part with no age restrictions. Each contestant may submit up to three pieces of work. Anyone who was a Hermes prize-winner at the previous year's renewal will not be allowed to submit entries to this year's official announcement.
3. CATEGORY AND FORMAT
Scenes and characters must be the personal creation of the author and unpublished.Work can be submitted either in black and white or in colour. Works must not exceed a single page, with a format not exceeding 800 x 600 pixels per inch, with a minimum resolution 72dpi. None the less it will be convenient to carry out the work initially on an A-3or A4 format and 300dpi resolution, horizontally or vertically.
4. LANGUAGES
Works may be labelled in Spanish or Basque. It is permissible to enter humorous scenes without text written for those artists from different linguistic and geographical backgrounds.
5. PRESENTATION
The participants will register in the web page of the contest and will insert later on their work in format JPG.
6. SUBMISSION PLACE AND DEADLINE
Works containing the author's details should be sent exclusively through the web page: www.barakaldo.org/hermes before October 14th 2015.
7. VIRTUAL EXHIBITION
Presentation of works will imply the granting of permission to the Local Council for thereproduction of images entered, for purely exhibition purposes only. Any such exhibition of the works does not mean that financial benefit will accrue to the authors of the illustrations. The winning artworks and other selected illustrations will be exhibited in the Virtual Museum established for that purpose, by the City of Barakaldo. This city launched a specialized website as an expression of the different subjects on which contestants have been providing creative illustrations with an humorous consideration.
8. PREMIOS
The awarding of the Hermes de Barakaldo prize carries a financial reward amounting to 4.500 Euros and is divided into five categories: 
First Prize: 1.500 €
Second Prize: 1.000 €
Third Prize: 800 €
Fourth Prize: 700 €
Fifth Prize: 500 €. .
After the winners are notified individually, and by email, of the resolution, the winners of theses prizes will have a maximum three months term to supply their details to the awarding organisation in order for the prize to be transferred to them. Should the time period of three months since the first communication have already elapsed, without the relevant data having been supplied, it is understood that the winner of the prize will relinquish his / her right to the relevant prize and the corresponding illustration will likewise be withdrawn from any medium the local council has published it in.

Required data:

Personal Data:
- Name and Surname
- Identity card / Passport
- Address
- Town
- Postal code
- County
- Phone
- E-mail

Bank Data:
- SwiftCode BIB
- IBAN
- Document written and signedby thebankto certify thatthe above datacorrespondto the awarded person.
9. JURY
Any of the prizes may be declared void if none of the works come up to the required minimum qualitative standards.
10. SELECTION CRITERIA
Prizes will be awarded according to the following criteria:
a.- Quality and artistic relevance of the work: 50 points.
b.- Adherence to the theme of the Competition and to the humorous language pertainingto it: 30 points.
c.- Social and cultural impact of the cartoon in relation to the thematic aspect set out regarding new technologies and their implications for everyday life: 20 points.
11. FURTHER POINTS
Participation in the competition implies acceptance of the rules and regulations as already laid down in the current Decree.
FOURTH
Prizes will be awarded in accordance with the competition rules system, through comparisons of the works presented, and through the establishment of priority criteria amongst them, in conformity with the already outlined criteria, and the awarding of the corresponding financial amounts in compliance with the same with limits as stated in the official announcement, not exceeding the available credit.
FIFTH
In order to analyse and evaluate the works presented, a Qualifying Panel or Jury will be convened, composed by Mr. Carlos Fernández Martínez Delegate-Councillor of Culture, Education, Basque Language, Sports, Youth and Quality who will assume the title of President of the said panel, and, Mr. Alfonso Berroya Elosua, Mr. Enrique Martínez-Inchausti, Mr. Juan García Cerrada, as people of renown prestige in the world of graphic humour and illustration, and Mr. Juan Manuel de Los Santos Aranaz, a Technician in the sphere of Culture, who will take part as Secretary.
SIXTH
The maximum allowable timescale for the resolution and notification of the prizes' awarding procedure will be two months, starting from the closing date for the submission of entries.
SEVENTH
All interested parties will receive notification under terms outlined in Article 58 of the Law 30/1992, dated November 26th, of the Law Regulation of Public Administrations and Common Administrative Procedures.
EIGHTH
In case of any appeal against the decision, which exhausts the administrative procedures, an optional administrative reconsideration appeal may be lodged with the Council President to set aside the current resolution within a timeframe of one month starting from the day after the announcement of the results, alternatively an Administrative Reconsideration Appeal can be entered at the Court for Contentious Administrative Proceedings by virtue of the distribution of authority outlined in Articles 8 and 10 of the Law 29/1998, dated July 13th, which regulates the Contentious Administrative Jurisdiction within a timeframe of two months, also commencing, like the previous, on the day after receipt of official 
notification