International Tourism Cartoon Competition - 2014, Eskisehir / Turkey


International Tourism Cartoon Competition is held with the cooperation of Association of Tourism Writers and Journalists (TUYED) and Anatolia: A Journal of Tourism Research. The objective of the
competition, which was first held in 2009, is to examine tourism, which is one of the biggest sectors in the world, with its various dimensions. Also, the competition aims to put forward cartoonists’ aspects in terms of travelling population’s experiences and relations during their travel. In this respect, the main objective of this competition is to assess such topics, developments and experiences within the tourism industry as accomodation, transportation, food and beverage, recreation, sightseeing, museums, envirenment, tourist-resident relationships, from cartoonists’ point of view.

Competition is held annually and is open to all cartoonists from all over the world, both amateur and professional. Nearly 130 submitted works which get to the final elimination take place in the Cartoon Book. The reward ceremony of the present competition will be held in Antalya, Turkey.

Theme
The theme of the competition in 2014 is all-inclusive holiday.
Every topic interested in all-inclusive holiday can be selected in cartoon drawings.
An all-inclusive holiday is a tour that is arranged by a travel agent; where transportation, food and lodging are all provided at a price which is inclusive for all the charges and services offered. An all-inclusive holiday includes a minimum of three meals daily, soft drinks, most alcoholic drinks, gratuities, and possibly other services included in the price. The following items are included in most of all-inclusive holiday prices.

Airfare,
Airport transfers,
Accommodations,
Meals (breakfast, buffet and dining room),
Nightly entertainment, pools,
Beverages, including soft drinks, bottled water and alcohol,
Spa services.

Categories
Cartoons will be accepted in two sections:
Category of Adult Cartoonists: This category is open for the all of cartoonists who are 17 and older. Category should be noted when cartoons are submitting. Grand award, second award, third award, Professor Atila Özer recognition award and five mansions will be given in this section. Finalist cartoons in this section will be published in the album.

Category of Young Cartoonists: This category is open for the cartoonists who are 16 and younger. Category should be noted when cartoons are submitting. Grand award and six achievement awards will be given in this section. Finalist cartoons in this section will be published in the album.

Selection Committees
Pre-selection Committee Members
Mehmet KAHRAMAN - Cartoonist, Turkey
Bülent ÇELİK - Cartoonist, Turkey
Raşit YAKALI - Cartoonist, Turkey
Fehmi KÖFTEOĞLU - Tourism Journalist, www.turizmgazetesi.com, Turkey
Nazmi KOZAK - Editor of Anatolia: A Journal of Tourism Research, Anadolu University, Turkey
Osman Nihat AYDOĞAN - Member of Association of Tourism Writers and Journalists, Turkey

Final Selection Committee Members
George LICURICI - Cartoonist, Romania
Ahmet AYKANAT - Cartoonist, Turkey President of Anatolian Cartonists Association, Turkey
Natasa S.KOSTOVSKA - Cartoonist, Macedonia
Rahim BAGHAL - Cartoonist,  Director of  Tabriz Cartoon Association, Iran
Vicdan ÖZER - Atila Ozer House Museum, Türkiye
Luc VERNİMMEN - Cartoonist, Belgium
Andrei POPOV - Cartoonist, Russia

Submission Guidelines
The competition is open to all amateur and professional cartoonists.
Each performer is allowed to submit maximum three works.
The cartoons submitted to the competition may be prepared as original drawings, digital printings or computer printouts. The drawing technique is open-ended. Drawings may be colorful or black and white. On the other hand, performers are required to put signatures on their drawings.
Participants must write their names, surnames and addresses behind their drawings. Also, they must complete the Participant Information Form placed under submission page and send it together with their drawings.
Cartoons sent may be of the ones previously published somewhere but previously awarded cartoons are not allowed to submit.
Cartoons submitted for selection will be able to be printed in Anatolia: A Journal of Tourism Research and Association of Tourism Writers and Journalists and in other printed materials of this organization such as books, catalogs, brochures, postcards, web sites and posters. All rights for any other publishing except these belong to the owner of drawing.
The cartoons that will be selected after the first evulation will be announced between February 1 and 10, 2015. The objections will took into account between Februrary 1 and 10, 2015.
Finalist cartoons will be published in the album. Cartoonists whose drawings published in this album will be sent a copy of the album.
Regardless of award-winning or taking place in the album, all the cartoons submitted for selection will not be returned.
All the cartoonists participated in the competition are implied to agree on the conditions and regulations of the competition.
Cartoons can be sent by way of postal service or Cartoon Submission system.
Submission deadline is 31 December 2014.
The cartoons can be mailed to the below address:
Nazmi KOZAK
Anadolu University,
Faculty of Tourism
Yunus Emre Campus,
26470 Eskisehir/TURKEY

Cartoon Submission:
http://tourismcartoon.com/index.php?menu_id=164

Evaluation Declarations
Works submitted to the competition will be evaluated in two stages.
In the first stage, all the works will be pre-evaluated at a meeting held by Pre-Evaluation Selection Committee members. At the end of this meeting, finalist works will be determined. No more than 1/5 of the works submitted to the competition will be taken for further evaluation.
Before continuing with the second stage, finalist works will be announced on the internet between 1st and 10th February 2015. Similar and copy works, plagiarism, previously awarded works, and other objections will be decided by the Pre-Evaluation Selection Committee members and due to the reasonable objections, on which the committee will reach a consensus, related works will be eliminated.
At the second stage, finalist works will be re-evaluated by Final Selection Committee Members. This time, evaluation will be done in two sub-stages. In the first stage, the number of finalist woks will be reduced to 45-50 and, in the last stage, winners will be determined.
Evaluation of the submitted works will be done based on three critical issues mentioned below.
-Selection and convenience of the topic,
-Quality of humor,
-Originality of drawing.

Important Dates
First Announcement July 2014
Deadline for Submission 31 December 2014
Meeting of the Selection Committee 17 January 2015
Announcement of finalist cartoons
(for possible objections) February 1-10, 2015
Notification of Winners April 2015
Award Ceremony April 2015

Awards
CATEGORY OF ADULT CARTOONISTS
The Grand Award - All inclusive holiday in a five star hotel in Turkey (5 days, 2 persons)
The Second Award - All inclusive holiday in a five star hotel in Turkey (5 days, 2 persons)
The Third Award - All inclusive holiday in a five star hotel in Turkey (5 days, 2 persons)
Professor Atila Özer Recognition Award - All inclusive holiday in a five star hotel in Turkey (5 days, 2 persons)
Five Mansions - All inclusive holiday in a five star hotel in Turkey (5 days, 2 persons)

CATEGORY OF YOUNG CARTOONISTS
The Grand Award - All inclusive holiday in a five star hotel in Turkey (5 days, 2 persons)
Six Achievement Awards - Plaque
* Transportation fee (airline, bus or train) will be provided.
Source: Tourism Cartoon