9th International Tourism Cartoons Competition 2017 Eskisehir, Turkey

Theme
The theme of the competition in 2017 is "VACATIONS from the past to present".

Categories
Cartoons will be accepted in two sections:

Adult Category: 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 three mansions will be given in this section. Finalist cartoons in this section will be published in the album.

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

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 the publication of Anatolia Tourism Academy 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 evaluation will be announced between January 16 and 22, 2018. The objections will took into account between January 16 and 22, 2018.

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 2017.

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 16 and 22 January 2018. 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 2017
Deadline for Submission 31 December 2017
Meeting of the pre-Selection Committee 13 January 2018   
Announcement of finalist cartoons (for possible objections) January 16 - 22, 2018      
Notification of Winners April 2018  
Date of the Award Ceremony 28 April 2018
Award Ceremony Venue Four Points by Sheraton İzmir, Turkey

Awards

CATEGORY OF ADULT CARTOONISTS
Awards Prizes
The Grand Award  $3000
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 $1500
Two Mansions Plate

CATEGORY OF YOUNG CARTOONISTS
Awards Prizes
The Grand Award $1500
Two Achievement Awards Plate

Contact

For further information and cartoon mailings:

Nazmi KOZAK, Ph.D.
Anadolu University,
Faculty of Tourism
Yunus Emre Campus,
26470 Eskisehir / TURKEY

Fax:  90 (222) 335-6651
Gsm:  90 (532) 286-7584
E-mail: nkozak@anadolu.edu.tr
E-mail: nazmi.kozak@gmail.com

Source:
http://tourismcartoon.com/index.php

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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 accommodation, transportation, food and beverage, recreation, sightseeing, museums, environment, 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 240submitted works which get to the final elimination take place in the Cartoon Book. The reward ceremony of the present competition will be held in İzmir, Turkey.