• The Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition is organized every year in Turkey by the Aydın Doğan Foundation.
• The competition is open to professional and amateur cartoonists from all over the world.
• The Jury, composed of international members, will meet in June 2016.
• The 33rd Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition will be celebrated with an award ceremony in October 2016 in Istanbul.
CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION
1. Choice of subject is free.
2. Only original cartoons will be accepted. Cartoons sent as printouts should bear original signatures of cartoonists. Photographs, photocopies, etc. will not be accepted.
3. Size of cartoons should not exceed 29.7 x 42cm (A3 paper size).
4. Participants are expected to send the filled out participation form, with a short curriculum vitae and a photograph, together with their cartoons. Please fill out the form attached or download it from www.aydindoganvakfi.org.tr. The documents should be sent to Aydın Doğan Foundation, Burhaniye Mahallesi Kısıklı Cad. No 65, 34676 Üsküdar Istanbul, Turkey.
5. The Foundation will not be responsible for any damage that may occur during postage.
6. Award-winning cartoons will not be returned to their artists.
7. By filling out the participation form, the participant declares and accepts in advance that (s)he grants license in form of non-exclusive simple license to Aydın Doğan Foundation without any limitations on location, time period and number including assignment to third parties in relation to the usage rights of financial rights such as processing, duplication, distribution, representation, indication and transmission to the public via audio and/or visual means (s)he holds over the cartoon(s) which will enter the competition as defined under Articles 21-25 of the Law No. 5846 on Turkish Intellectual and Artistic Works; and that (s)he gives consent to Aydın Doğan Foundation to exhibit such cartoon(s), to keep them in its archives, to publish them on the Internet or through other media or to use them in any other way without any limitations.
8. Should the cartoon(s) which enters the competition earns a rank and/or a prize, the participant declares and accepts in advance that (s)he transfers the financial rights such as processing, duplication, distribution, representation, indication and transmission to the public via audio and/or visual means (s)he holds over the cartoon(s) which earned a rank and/or a prize to the Aydın Doğan Foundation without any limitations on location, time period and number including assignment to third parties under Articles 21-25 of the Law No. 5846 on Turkish Intellectual and Artistic Work; and that (s)he gives consent to Aydın Doğan Foundation to exhibit such cartoon(s), to keep them in its archives, to publish them on the Internet or through other media or to use them in any other way without any limitations; and that (s)he does not have any right of disposition over the financial rights subject to transfer and thus cannot enter into any transactions with third parties in relation to transferred financial rights.
9. The Foundation will cover travel and accommodation expenses of the first three award-winning cartoonists for the award ceremony in Turkey.
10. Cartoons that have not received any awards shall be returned to their owners upon written application to the Foundation within one year. The responsibility of the Foundation finishes after one year.
11. The deadline for entries is Friday, May 6, 2016.
12. Jury members cannot participate in the competition in the year they act as a jury member.
13. The decision to upload the cartoons sent to the competition on the Virtual Museum lies with the Aydın Doğan Foundation.
Aydın Doğan Foundation 20th Anniversary Special Award : 8 000 USD
Winner : 8,000 USD and the Aydın Doğan Foundation Winner Award
First Runner up : 5,000 USD and the Aydın Doğan Foundation First Runner up Award
Second runner up : 3,500 USD and the Aydın Doğan Foundation Second Runner up Award
Success Award : 500 USD and the Aydın Doğan Foundation Success Award
(In the event of a tie, the monetary awards may be shared equally among the winners. A minimum of 5 and maximum of 12 success awards will be granted.)
AYDIN DOĞAN FOUNDATION 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL AWARD 2016
Millions of children all over the world are continuously affected by various inequalities between girls and boys. Adolescent girls need to be empowered and their skills for daily life need to be enhanced through education in order to resolve this predicament. Investing in the future of young girls will also help ?ght against poverty, inequality, and sex discrimination.
Innovative solutions are required for improving the education levels of girls and young women. Education of girls is an impetus that supports national development objectives, according to ?ndings. An incomplete education signi?es a squandered potential.
The Aydın Doğan Foundation puts forth efforts on education of girls in order to enhance women’s position in society in line with the universal principle of gender equality.
The Aydın Doğan Foundation on its 20th anniversary has decided to present the AYDIN DOĞAN FOUNDATION 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL AWARD along with the standard awards.
The ?rst prize among the cartoons with the theme of “Powerful Girls, a Powerful World: an end to poverty, inequality and sex discrimination” will be awarded $8,000.
(Source & Rules PDF: aydindoganvakfi)