Olen / BELGIUM
September 15, 2016
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Between the start and the finish line there is room for hope, euphoria and dissappointment. Great achievements and unexpected failure, both from the individual atlete as the sports team, easily meet the press.
But what about all the other souls, driven by a sport microbe? The conditional sporter, the stubborn amateur, the dubitable beginner, the not so talented enthusiast, ...?
How does it go in that stage when playing becomes sport, fad turns into passion, when the supporter becomes a sportsman, talent is noticed?
With the exception of motorised sports all physical sports are allowed.
Annual Cartoon Contest – Rules and regulation 2016
All contestants will be admitted with no distinction made regarding nationality or age. There are two categories:
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.
The main theme is ‘Sports from start to finish’. This year Amnesty International offers a special prize to the best cartoon with theme ‘Right to medical assistance’.
More information about the main theme is to be found in annex to this regulation.
Contributions have to be digital works. They shouldn’t contain an explanation of the drawing.
The digital works has to be sent in JPEG format with a minimum of resolution of 300 dpi (2480 x 3543 pixels).
Dimensions including any passe-partout 21 x 30 cm (A4).
Number of entries per contestant: maximum five for each theme.
You have to record your contact details through www.olen.be (search: kartoenale).
You can sign up your participation from 1 July 2016.
The originals of the rewarded cartoons will be asked and must be sent to
within 2 days after the request of the organization.
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.
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. Deadline: 15 September 2016
The deadline is 15 september 2016 at 12.00 AM midnight. The entry form you can find on www.olen.be (search: kartoenale) where you also can upload your works.
Do not sent your works to email@example.com!
For the adult category: For the 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
9. Prize Ceremony and Exhibition
The prize ceremony will take place at Friday 11 November 2016 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 personally invited.
A selection of the cartoons will also be exhibited at the same address and can be visited:
Sunday 13 November 2016
All working days from Monday November 14, 2016 till the end of December 2016 during the opening hours of the town hall:
o Monday 09.00 u – 12.00 u13.00 u – 16.00 u17.30 u – 20.00 u
o Tuesday 09.00 u – 12.00 u
o Wednesday 09.00 u – 12.00 u13.00 u – 16.00 u
o Thursday 09.00 u – 12.00