14th International George Van RAEMDONCK Cartoon Contest Of Boechout, Belgium

Theme: EXIT
There’s no way back anymore, seized by the theme EXIT you fall into a spiral of illusions and anxieties. Desperately in search for an EXIT, an escape route from it all. Delusions, 
thoughts and strong guilt feelings take you by surprise, as well as the thought of

EXIT from life. An enormous Existencial crisis for the person, LSD, a mental escape of EXIT from the body. Ghostly EXITential. Drugs and alcohol deliver a temporary EXIT from reality but life goes on.

If you had an EXIT plan like a Stock-EXIT there wouldn’t be a problem. No financial crisis therefore no GrEXIT. Confused as you go on. Even good the refugeecrisis with deportations: EXIT stranger. Banned from paradise. Exodus Mozes. Do they require an EXIT-visa?

In your head you hear EXIT, a song on the Joshua Tree album by U2. The text is inspired on a novel by Norman Mailer “The executioner’s Song” and was later used as a defence in a murder trial with the Excuse that this song had influenced the accused. EXIT darling.

Breaking point, Vote Leave? EXIT poll. BrEXIT means borders. Stay in Europe – No to BrEXIT. Staggeringly you go along a long corridor with posters on the wall.
EXIT festival, music festival in a unique location on the Petrovaradin Fort in Novi Sad, Serbia. Originally started as a student protest. Abdication? EXIT king. The thought “Where is the EXIT” is stifling. What is the EXIT strategy?

Your body protests, your stomach becomes tight. Where is the toilet? Cramps, sickly. EXIT lunch. Like a thespian you bow your EXIT and leave the stage. The EXIT or emergency EXIT is situated in the furthest corner. EXIT story.

* “’Exit’ – I don’t even know what the act is in that song. Some see it as a murder, others suicide – and I don’t mind. But the rhythm of the words is nearly as important in conveying the state of mind.” (BONO)

vzw. International humour in art with with their partners Boechout Municipality, Boechout Cultural Council, DF-Boechout-Vremde are pleased to announce their :

14th International George Van RAEMDONCK Cartoon Contest Of Boechout, Belgium

1. Subject: EXIT

2. Deadline: 30th April 2017

3. Prizes:
1st prize: 1500 € Prize George van Raemdonck – Boechout Municipality
2nd prize: 750 € Cultural Council
3rd prize: 500 € ZEPPO (cartoonist – 21)
4th prize: 250 € IHA
5th prize: 150 € DF-Boechout-Vremde (Best Flemish cartoonist).

…. other prizes possible, they will be announced on the website ….

4. Entries:
Initially each participant can send before 30.04.2017, at most 10 works in digital form  via this link. The author must indicate in his e-mail the following information: his first name, last name, his complete address, his e-mail address, his phone number, his birth date, the category and the title or the number of each work. The characteristics of these electronic sending are as follows: format JPEG, good quality and max. 500 KB per picture. The organizers agree the sending of originals by post for those who do not have a computer.

Out of these e-mails the jury will make a selection of 100-150 drawings and will request from the authors of these works the sending by mail of the originals for the choice of the prizes and the publication in the catalogue. All these originals will be shown in the exhibition and in the catalogue. Their size will be DIN A4 (210x297mm), good quality paper, not folded and without a passe-partout.

On the back side of every work must be clearly mentioned the first name, last name, complete address, e-mail address, phone number, birth date of the author, the category as well as the title or the number of the work. This deadline is 20.06.2017.

5. Technique:
Free, black and white or in color, without subtitles. The organizers prefer classic cartoon artwork but digitally created works are accepted but will not be send back. They must be signed by their creator on the back side and be numbered by 1/1. Photos and copies of original works will be eliminated.

6. Exhibition:
The award ceremony will be held on Saturday the 30th of September 2017 at 20 h. in Theater Boechout Vooruit, St.-Bavoplein 17, Boechout were also the exhibition will take place in the Foyer from the 30th of September until the 29th of October 2017 during the events in the Theater (see: www.Boechout.be ) and also specially on Tuesday the 3rd of October (Annual Market Day and Boechout Fair) from 10 until 17 h. and on Sunday the 29th of October 2017 from 13 until 17 h.
It’s possible that the exhibition will travel to other cities and countries.

7. Returns:
After these exhibitions the originals will be returned to their authors except the works selected for one of the prizes. The awarded works will become property of the organizer. The organizer cannot be held responsible for the loss or damage of the return postage.

8.. Catalogue:
The authors whose works will be selected for the exhibition will receive a free catalogue by mail together with his work(s). Prize winners will get their catalogue during the award ceremony.

9. Results:
The publication of the results will be done on the website www.iha.be after 30th of September 2017. The award winners selected by the jury will be personally informed by e-mail or by phone. The final decisions of the jury, which will meet on the 23th of June 2017, are incontestable.

10. Copyright:
The selected participants allow the organizers to use their works only for promoting the author, as well as the event. All other copyright remains property of the author.

11. Generalities:
The works should not have been awarded before. By taking part to this contest the participants agree to the abovementioned rules.

12. Address to send the originals to: 
Culturele dienst gemeente BOECHOUT
George van Raemdonck Kartoenale
Jef van Hoofplein 20
B2530 Boechout

13. Further information:
Ronald Vanoystaeyen (iha@yucom.be
Phone: 32.(0)3.455.58.44)
Cultuur Dienst Boechout (cultuur@boechout.be