9th International Cartoon Contest of the International Festival of Brilliant Minds 2017, Puebla, Mexico

CALL TO THE NINTH INTERNATIONAL CARTOON CONTEST ?OF THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF BRILLIANT MINDS: LA CIUDAD DE LAS IDEAS
  
TERMS AND CONDITIONS

   1.   The contest is open to professional and amateur artists from around the world older than18 years old.
   2.   All work submitted must be completely original and unpublished. Submissions must not be simultaneously participating in any other contest or event.
   3.   The concept to develop and theme of La Ciudad de las Ideas festival are the following:

Beyond the Blank Slate

What is beyond blank paper?


Express your impressions of being in front of the blank paper, what would you like to draw that you have not done yet? What issues would you like to face beyond world events? What is beyond a blank paper? What drawing have you not done that you would love the world to see? What would you draw to build the world of your dreams? What do you dream to draw on that blank paper? Who are you when you face that blank paper? Who do you want to become when you fill that blank paper? *

*The organization reserves the right to withdraw from the contest all work considered offensive or that infringes upon human rights and gender equality.

   4.   Each contestant will be able to participate only with three different works (those contestants who send more than 3 works will be disqualified).
   5.   All techniques will be accepted (digital or manual, color or b/w).

   6.   The work may not exceed the following sizes: 22cm x 33cm or a proportional size; and if it is a digital work, the resolution must not be less than 300dpi and no heavier than 10 Megabytes.

   7.   If the contestant submits his/her original work, the following information shall be attached in a sealed envelope:

   •Author’s full name and pen name
   •Author’s photo or cartoon
   • Address:
   • Phone number
   • Email:
   • Nationality:
   • Title of each work:
   • Is this the first time you participate?
   • Brief biographical summary (CV).

   8.   The contestant will sign a certification. If the work is sent by means of the form, the contestant should only click on the acceptance box; if the work is physically sent, the contestant should sign and include the following legend:

Example: I, (name of the author), certify being the author of the work of the 2013 contest, Ideas Peligrosas, and submit them to the contest of La Ciudad de las Ideas. I, (name of the author), accept, for the simple fact of submitting this work under the terms of the contest, the use of said work for the purposes that are considered appropriate by Poder Cívico A.C.

   SIGNATURE: ________________________

   9.   Works can be sent by two in two forms: Original or Electronic.
Original: send the author’s information in an envelope to the following address:

Noveno Concurso Internacional de Caricatura BEYOND THE BLANK SLATE
Reforma 222, Piso 12
Col. Juárez
Delegación Cuauhtémoc C.P. 06600 México D.F.

Electronic: the form must be completed and the works must be uploaded on the following website: www.ciudaddelasideas.com/caricaturas

*Fill out a form for every work submitted. The resolution must not be less than 300dpi and no more than 10Mb.

   10.  The selected works will be exhibited in Puebla, Mexico, on November 17th, 18th and 19th 2017, and they will also appear on the various broadcast medium of Poder Cívico A. C. In our website and social networks.

The cartoons will only be used to broadcast the festival in various media, including reproduction in catalogs, postcards, books, Internet or television according to the agreements with the sponsors.

   11.  This call will be valid from June 27th until August 27th, 2017. All the work sent by mail or courier service should have this date registered as deadline on the postmark or mail.

   12.  The contest results will be announced on the official website of La Ciudad de las Ideas www.ciudaddelasideas.com, on Twitter @cddelasideas, and on Facebook www.facebook.com/Cddelasideas
Winners will be notified to the email included in the information submitted. Please ignore any confirmation mail if it does not contain the domain ciudaddelasideas.com or podercivico.org.mx.

   13.  The jury will be selected by Poder Cívico and it will be able to solve any situation related to the contest that does not obey the established in these terms. The prize might be declared void if the jury deems that none of the works presented have sufficient quality, whose decision will be final. The jury members will be announced once the call is ongoing.

   14.  Non-winning original works may be claimed by the authors at Poder Cívico A. C. offices three months after the ruling. Any unclaimed original work will remain in custody of Martha Barragán Méndez to return the works after the date established by Poder Cívico A. C.

   15. Prizes

   • First place:
- An all-expense-paid trip to Puebla, Puebla, Mexico including: transportation, lodging and food.
- A ticket to attend the International Festival of Brilliant Minds: La Ciudad de las Ideas, which includes more than 40 conferences from personalities who are changing the world.
- Access to alternative activities of the festival, theme parties, artistic interventions, exhibitions and more.
- The presentation of his/her work within the framework of the International Festival of Brilliant Minds: La Ciudad de las Ideas.
- A certificate granted in the framework of the International Festival of Brilliant Minds: La Ciudad de las Ideas.

   • Second place:
- An all-expense-paid trip to Puebla, Puebla, Mexico including: transportation, lodging and food.
- A ticket to attend the International Festival of Brilliant Minds: La Ciudad de las Ideas, which includes more than 40 conferences from personalities who are changing the world.
- Access to alternative activities of the festival, theme parties, artistic interventions, exhibitions and more.
- The presentation of his/her work within the framework of the International Festival of Brilliant Minds: La Ciudad de las Ideas.
- A certificate granted the framework of the International Festival of Brilliant Minds: La Ciudad de las Ideas.

   • Third place:
- An all-expense-paid trip to Puebla, Puebla, Mexico including: transportation, lodging and food.
- A ticket to attend the International Festival of Brilliant Minds: La Ciudad de las Ideas, which includes more than 40 conferences from personalities who are changing the world.
- Access to alternative activities of the festival, theme parties, artistic interventions, exhibitions and more.
- The presentation of his/her work within the framework of the International Festival of Brilliant Minds: La Ciudad de las Ideas.
- A certificate granted in the framework of the International Festival of Brilliant Minds: La Ciudad de las Ideas.

Three honorable mentions will be awarded: Each one of them will have a diploma that will be sent during the days after the festival

Note: Prizes cannot be paid in cash nor be transferred to another person.

If you come from abroad, please be sure to have a valid passport and visa in order to attend the festival in Puebla, Mexico to pick up your prize.

Yours sincerely,

Martha Barragán Méndez “Mar”
concursocaricaturas@ciudaddelasideas.com

Coordinator of the International Cartoon Contest of the
Festival: La Ciudad de las Ideas