8th International Eskisehir Cartoon Festival, Eskisehir, Turkey

2 December – 30 December 2014, Eskişehir, Turkey
Cartoonists all around the world participated to the international cartoon festivals which were organized by Active philosophy- Yeni Yuksektepe Cultural Association in Istanbul in the recent
The first festival’s subject we arranged was mixed(1997); the second festival’s subject was “East and West”(2000); the third festival’s subject was “Water and Life”(2003), the fourth festival’s subject was “Global Warming”(2005), the fifth festival’s subject was “Intercultural Tolerance”(2007), the sixth festival’s subject was “Energy”. We organized 7th Cartoon Festival
in Eskisehir in 2012 with the subject “Philosophy” with the collaboration of Anadolu University total 38 countries, 561 cartoonists, 1651 cartoons.
 8. International Eskişehir Cartoon Festival will also be organized by Active Philosophy - Yeni Yüksektepe Cultural Association with the collaboration of World famous Anadolu University  and Anadolu University Cartoon Art Investigation Center Cartoon Museum as it was done in 2012. 
Voluntariness” is chosen as the subject of the 8th International Eskişehir Cartoon Festival which we are organizing this year.
Yeni Yüksektepe suggests a united development way that enables both the society and the individual to create solutions for the problems of modern world by doing voluntary activities in different subjects.
Regarding this; we organize voluntary campaigns in order to help those in need in our society, unite people and revive emotions like voluntariness, helpfulness, solidarity, generosity of mankind of our century who lives with shopping mentalism. 
We oganize these campaigns with GEA (Mother Earth) which is a sub-organization of Aktiffelsefe Yeni Yüksektepe. Besides GEA Social Responsibility Projects, we are always ready as Search-Rescue-Ecology activities. We organize search and rescue operations to reach people in disasters both national and international as GEA, we also organize medical help in those who are in disaster zones. Apart from these, we bring together lonely toys with children in "New Friends to Lonely Toys" campaigns, we bring together lonely instruments with children in "New Friends to Lonely Instruments" campaigns. We meet with our elders by visiting nursing homes in "Life is Beautiful when Loved" campaigns and we organize school repairings in "Imagine! Sacrifice! Make it happen!" campaigns. In ecology activities, we organize cleaning of parks, forests, squares, planting trees, trekkings to discover nature and respect it. 
Because we know that; we can make beautiful the society, nature and the world which we live in, we can feel te warmth of being human and we can find our humanitarian values again with "Voluntariness". Voluntariness is giving a hand from the heart, reaching to other people, talking of hearts and moments that people can't forget. 
We have to focus on strengthening people in physical, psychological and mental areas because we know that problems start with human and they can be solved with human. Increasing human consciousness will change the way he lives. We know that world doesn’t need superheroes but it needs daily heroes and daily activities turn people into heroes.
At the same time, 5 December 2014 will be celebrated as World Voluntary Day.There will be exhibitions about “Voluntariness” regarding these celebrations.
We Active Philosophy - Yeni Yüksektepe Cultural Association, expect talented cartoons with the subject “Voluntariness” from all cartoonists. 
The cartoons to be exhibited during the festival in Eskisehir will also be exhibited in other branches of our association which are in other cities of Turkey such as Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Adana, Antalya, Van, Bursa, Izmit, Mersin, Aydın and associations in abroad which collabarates with Active philosophy, Yeni Yuksektepe; for people who are interested in art. Anadolu University and Museum of Cartoon Art will exhibit these cartoons in other international museums of cartoon which they cooperate with.  
We would like to invite you to the 8th International Cartoon Festival which will be held on 2 December-30 December 2014 with your talented cartoons.

1)EXHIBITIONS : Exhibitions of the cartoons under the theme of “Voluntariness” will take place during 2 December-30 December 2014. More than 200 well-known cartoonists are expected to participate to the exhibition as before. 
2)SYMPOSIUM: An opportunity is created for inter-disciplinary works by performing a symposium under the theme of “Voluntariness” with participation of guests on arts, science, philosophy.
3)CONCERT: A concert of AFMA music group will be held.
4)THEATRE PERFORMANCE: with the subject of Voluntariness
You can download form here.


1)     The theme of the exhibition is “Voluntariness”. Cartoons not related with the main theme and the sub- themes, may not take part in the festival and the exhibition. The final decision is to be given by the Organizational Committee, and this committee works with cartoonist Tan Oral’s chairmanship.

1)   Technique: Free. Black/white or colour.
2)     Dimension: A4 or A3. No passé partout, no frame.
Sending Way (Possible in 2 ways):
1)   By mail: info@cartoonistfest.org
Cartoons should have 300 dpi resolution and JPEG formatted. (Max. 2 MB)
Work should be named. Example: nameandsurnameofartist_nameofwork.jpeg
2)   By post: If this way is preferred, cartoons shouldn’t have passé partout and frame. Please    
send them with filled participation form to the below address.
Aktiffelsefe-Yeni Yuksektepe Kultur Dernegi,
Isiklar Mah. Gultugrul Sok. No:6 Eskisehir-TURKEY
* No limitation for the number of works to be sent for the exhibition.

Sending Back the cartoons:
1) All cartoons will be kept in the cartoon archives of Yeni Yüksektepe Cultural Association and archives of Anadolu University Museum of Investigation of Cartoon Art and will not be sent back, unless there is a special request from the artist to send his/her work back.

Usage Rights of the cartoons:
All the usage rights of the cartoons belong to Yeni Yuksektepe Cultural Association without any commercial purposes and Anadolu University which supports the 8th International Festival. The originals may be printed or exhibited in Turkey or abroad; used for the books, magazines, catalogues, brochures, VCD’s and DVD’s to be printed by Yeni Yuksektepe and its corporative associations in Turkey or abroad; sent to another association in Turkey or abroad for the purpose of exhibiting or printing without commercial purpose by Yeni Yuksektepe. Anadolu University can use the works in classes or class books or TRT School broadcasting channel with educational purposes. Even if the cartoonist sends the originals or the copies to Yeni Yuksektepe, the cartoonist will be the owner of the publication and financial rights. Cartoons that were exhibited in the festival will be covered under a booklet. A copy of the booklet will be uploaded on the Internet web site http://cartoonistfest.org free for download. News covering the festival will also be available on the same web site. The originals may be used in the news coverage about the Festival in the Print and TV Media.
The deadline for the cartoons to arrive to the Festival Organizational Committee is 3rd November 2014.
Tel: +90 222 220 51 66 
e-mail: info@cartoonistfest.org  eskisehiraktiffelsefe.org
web: http://cartoonistfest.org