Maya KAMATH Memorial Awards For Excellence In Political Cartooning, 2017, Indıa

Maya KAMATH Memorial Awards
For Excellence in Political Cartooning - 2017
Instituted By The Family Of Late Maya KAMATH

Best Political Cartoon Awards - 2017
First Prize- Rs.25000
Second Prize-.Rs.15000
Third Prize-Rs.5000

The competition is open to all Indian cartoonists.
Participants can send a maximum of three political cartoons first published in the Newspapers, Magazines, News portals/Websites between January 1 and December 31, 2017. Cartoons published in regional languages should be accompanied by an English translation of the text. The date and the name of the Publication in which the cartoon has appeared should be furnished.

Best Foreign Cartoon Award-2017
Prize 1: $200
Prize 2: $100

Open to all non-Indian cartoonists. Other rules as above. All entries must be accompanied by soft copies of the cartoons published in the Newspapers, Magazines and News portals/Websites to be considered for the Award.

Best Budding Cartoonist Award-2017
Prize: Rs. 10000

Participants aged 25 years and younger as on January 1, 2018 can send their published/unpublished cartoons and caricatures [maximum of six] along with copies of the publication in which these have appeared [if any]. Entries in regional languages should be accompanied by an English translation of the text.

Last Date For Receipt Of Entries March 15, 2018

Mr. Girish KARNAD, Noted Playwright and Actor 
Mr. S. G. VASUDEV, Well known Artist and Seniör Cartoonists
Mr. Satish ACHARYA

Results will be announced in the first week of April 2018. 

Award ceremony will be organised in May or June 2018, in Bangalore. The first 3 Awardees will be invited to Banglore to receive the Awards and given a citation along with a cash prize. An exhibition of select cartoons will be organised at the same time.

Please find the rules & regulations of the competition attached or visit:

Participants sending their entries by e-mail should note the following technical details:
Size: 800pixels x 1100pixels, minimum 200DPI resolution, Image format: JPEG, TIFF or Bitmap.

Rules and Regulations
- Each entry should includea covering letter with the cartoonist's full name, postal address, contact number and e-mail id.
- By entering the competition, the cartoonist represents and warrants that the work is an original work of the cartoonist and does not infringe on the rights of any third parties.
- Further, the cartoonist provides Indian Institute of Cartoonists a limited, royalty-free, right and license to publish and publicly display the entries (whether or not winning an award) for non-commercial purposes such as for publicising the contest and the Awards.
- Entries will not be returned to the contestants and may be archived by Indian Institute of Cartoonists for record purposes.

- Any organisation may also nominate cartoonists for the Awards with their consent which shall include the consent to the conditions described above.

Managing Trustee,
Indian Institute of Cartoonists,
#1, Midford House, Midford Gardens,
Off M.G.Road, Bangalore-560001
Ph:080-41758540, Mobile:9980091428