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56th WORLD GALLERY Of CARTOONS Skopje2024/N.Macedonia

GENERAL INFORMATION
• The organizer of the event is OSTEN Skopje, the Republic of North Macedonia.
• The process of organization of the 56th WGC Skopje 2024 is in four phases:
- APPLICATION (31 March 2024).
- SELECTION + publication of selected cartoonists (June 2024).
- Jury + announcement of finalists (July - August 2024).
- ANNOUNCEMENT OF AWARDED CARTOONISTS (September 2024).
• THE OFFICIAL EXHIBITION and AWARD GIVING (November 2024) in Skopje, R.N.M.
CRITERIA for PARTICIPATION
• TYPES OF WORKS – cartoons | satirical drawing | comic/strip (onepanel of non-linguistic strip)
• THEME | TECHNIQUE by the author’s choice
• FORMAT - А3 (42 х 30 см) or А4 (30 х 21 см)
• NUMBER of WORKS – up to 5 works/cartoonist
RULES for PARTICIPATION
• The cartoonists can participate with:
- ORIGINAL WORKS, (hand-created works/drawn on paper or other media).
- DIGITAL WORKS (printed, numbered and signed in pencil on the front).
• Only original works from the NEWER PRODUCTION, which have not previously been PUBLISHED or AWARDED, will be considered.
• WORKS that are deemed by the jury to be identical or closely similar to the known works by another cartoonist - will NOT be judged.
• IF DETECTED the cartoonist has violated any of the rules for participation after the awarding - the jury has the right to withdraw the award.
• ACCORDING TO THE ORGANIZER’S DIRECTIONS, the selector and the international jury will pay particular attention to the visual expression of the submitted works.
REGULAR APPLICANT should:
- Fill out the APPLICATION FORM (electronically or manually) and send it to the e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with a photo, short bio and digital images of the submitted works.
- To send the electronically submitted works -original or digital (printed, numbered and signed) BY POSTAL
MAIL along with the printed and signed Application Form.
- ON THE BACK OF EACH WORK TO WRITE the name, the country and the title of the work.
NOTES:
** only works that will arrive by post at the organizer's address by the specified date (see below) will be taken into account in the selection and judging process.
*** by filling out the application, the author cedes to the organizer the NON-EXCLUSIVE RIGHT to use,
exhibit, study and publish his works for the purposes of the event. 
DEADLINE for arrival of the works for participation in the 56th WGC Skopje 2024 - 15 June, 2024!!!
SHIPPING ADDRESS:
OSTEN - WORLD GALLERY of CARTOONS
8 Strike Brigade 2, 1000 Skopje, North Macedonia
IMPORTANT!!!
When sending the works, be sure to put on the shipment:
NON-COMMERCIAL SHIPMENT / FOR EXHIBITION ONLY!
PARTICIPATION FEE
You should choose one of the options below:
• To participate WITHOUT A PARTICIPATION FEE (the submitted works remain in the OSTEN Collection).
• To participate WITH A PARTICIPATION FEE of 20 $ (non-selected works to be returned to the author).
PAYMENT INFORMATION
The payment should be done via money transfer to the OSTEN Skopje account:
Beneficiary: OSTEN DOOEL SKOPJE, 8 Udarna Brigada
2, Skopje 1000, N. Macedonia
IBAN: MK07210701000702188 | SWIFT: TUTNMK22
Bank: NLB AD SKOPJE, Majka Tereza 1, Skopje 1000, N. Macedonia
SELECTION AND JURYING
• The SELECTOR decides about the CARTOONISTS who go to the next level of jurying with all submitted works.
• The INTERNATIONAL JURY reviews the works of the selected cartoonists, chooses the work that will be presented in the catalog and decides on the awards envisaged by the organizer.
• The ORGANIZER will notify all registered cartoonists about the:
- RESULTS of the SELECTION (until the end of June 2024).
- SELECTION of FINALISTS (until the end of August 2024).
- THE JURY DECISION (by the end of August 2024).
... and will publish the results on its website - osten.mk, official FB page World Gallery of Cartoons and other printed, electronic and social media.
PRESENTATION
• The works of the AWARDED CARTOONISTS, FINALISTS and SELECTED CARTOONISTS will be reproduced in the catalog of the 56th WGC Skopje 2024.
• The works of the AWARDED CARTOONISTS, FINALISTS and SELECTED CARTOONISTS will be exhibited at the official exhibition of the 56th WGC Skopje 2024.
• AWARDED CARTOONISTS receive respective cash prizes (where and as much as provided - see below), printed certificates and a copy of the catalog by mail.
• FINALISTS receive digital certificates and catalog in .pdf by e-mail.
AWARDS 
GRAND PRIX for LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT (1500 $ & Sculpture) – decision by the Ambassadors of OSTEN.
FIRST AWARD ($1000 & Plaque) – decision by the International Jury.
SECOND AWARD ($500 & Plaque) – decision by the International Jury.
5 THIRD AWARDS (Plaque) – decision by the International  Jury.
5 SPECIAL AWARDS (Plaque) – decision by the International  Jury.
CICO AWARD * for a Macedonian Cartoonist (Plaque) – decision by the OSTEN Board.
* In honor of the great Macedonian cartoonist Vasilije Popovic – Cico.
The organizer invites ALL CARTOONISTS - PARTICIPANTS of the 56th WGC Skopje 2024 to attend the opening of the exhibition and the award ceremony in November 2024 in Skopje (exact date will be determined later).
ENTRY FORM:
 

 

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