Annual Cartoon & Satirical Portrait

Competition

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1st Edition 2020

Organized by Fayoum Art Center In collaboration with the Egyptian Caricature Association

Overview
The Caricature Museum in Tunis, a small oasis village just west of Cairo, is the first of its kind in the Middle East and this year celebrates its 10th anniversary. The museum was founded in 2009 by the renowned Egyptian artist Mohamed Abla.

Fayoum Art Center, which hosts the Museum, is pleased to launch an annual competition for cartoons and satirical portraits. On the 31st of January 2020 the Center will hold a big celebration bringing many cartoon artists and fans together to celebrate this art form. Prizes will be awarded for both the cartoon and satirical portrait categories, and the best artworks submitted will also appear in a catalogue, which will be handed out to the artists featured. A carefully selected international jury will be awarding a prize for first place in each category. A prize for second place will go to the artwork that received the most votes on social media platforms. An exhibition will be organized at the Center as well as a later one in Cairo.

Competition Categories
I. Satirical Portrait: Theme “Rakha
Rakha (1910-1989) is one of the pioneers of Egyptian caricature art and is often called the “father of Egyptian caricature”. In 1933 he was jailed on the charge of offending the King of Egypt. Later, in 1984, he founded the Egyptian Caricature Association. Rakha created many famous cartoon characters that most Egyptians still remember fondly today.

Conditions:
● Open to artists from anywhere in the world
● Works must be in JPEG format, 300 dpi, A3 size
● A maximum of 2 works can be submitted per artist
● Works can be black and white or colour, in any style or technique

Disclaimer:
By submitting an entry, the entrant certifies that the work is his own and permits the organisers to reproduce all or part of the entered material for publication free of charge and/or display in media related to the competition.

Prizes:
1st Prize 250$ (awarded by jury)
2nd Prize 150$ (public vote on social media platforms)

Submission: Please submit your artwork with a short bio stating your nationality, CV, personal photo and phone number to the following email: caricature@fayoumartcenter.com
Deadline: 2nd January 2020

II. Cartoon: Theme “Humour”
We chose the theme of humour as we believe it is a language that is familiar to every human being, regardless of culture and language.

Conditions:
● Open to artists from anywhere in the world
● Works must be in JPEG format, 300 dpi, A3 size ● A maximum of 3 works can be submitted per artist ● Cartoons must not contain any captions or comments ● Works can be black and white or colour, in any style or technique

Disclaimer:
By submitting an entry, the entrant certifies that the work is his own and permits the organisers to reproduce all or part of the entered material for publication free of charge and/or display in media related to the competition.

Prizes:
1st Prize 250$ (awarded by jury)
2nd Prize 150$ (public vote on social media platforms)

Submission:
Please submit your artwork with a short bio stating your nationality, CV, personal photo and phone number to the following email: caricature@fayoumartcenter.com
Deadline: 2nd January 2020

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