The organizers of the current edition of the festival are: Bistrița Trade Union House of Culture, with the support of: Bistrița City Hall (Local Council), Bistrița Palace of Culture, National Association of Culture House of Unions in Romania, Romanian Epigrams Association, Bistrița Pomicol Resort and Bistritan Humor Association..

The XXXV-th International Satirical Graphic Contest „Golden Aplle” – Bistrița, takes place on June 1 – 2, 2019 and it is addressed to all cartoonists around the world.

The contest is structured on two subsections:

1. Subsection Humorous drawing with the theme: „Pome d’or”;
2. Subsection Cartoon with the theme: Portraits of the writers: George Coşbuc, Liviu Rebreanu and Andrei Mureşanu, personalities born in Bistriţa – Năsăud County;


Up to 5 works per theme can be submitted. The drawings will be accompanied by a CV in Romanian or English, which will contain: name and surname, address, contact phone, e-mail, country, city. The works can be sent in original form by post to the following address: Bistrița House of Culture – Bistrița, Alexandru Odobescu Street no.3, postal code 420043, Bistrița or by E-mail at:, phone / fax: 0040263233345 or 0040745970250, or E-mail: (Lucian Dobârtă – 0745593442).

The deadline for submitting the works is March 25, 2019.

Selected works for awards will be included in the 2019 Gold Satiric Art Salon.
A personal exhibition of a graphic artist from the country or abroad will be organized at the Salon, which will be rewarded with a special prize of the jury.
The entries in the competition will be funded by a jury of outstanding personalities from the field.