The Contest is open to all cartoonists from all over the world and beyond.
2. THEME: VANITY
(VERY IMPORTANT: Authors who have already submitted works do not need to do it again.)
Is vanity inherent in the human being? Will a chimpanzee, who shares 99% of DNA with us, be a victim of this same trait?
Twin sister of narcissism, the dictionary also defines Vanity as: conceit, boasting, vainglory, haughtiness, presumption, pride, petulance,
pedantry and fatuity; a key set of concepts imputed to the human species and capable of engendering the most terrible events.
Think of the supposed supremacies that unleashed abominable genocides, the arms race, space warfare, empires, dynasties, and
other kind of atrocities which have devastated cultures and nations.
But vanity does not stop there; it goes beyond the bounds of the social and changes its skin at will. It explores the entrails of the
individual and becomes the central axis of a system based on compulsive consumerism, a permanent competition that demands the
possession of the most expensive objects, the latest technology and the most perfect bodies: a super status quo that awards the title of
"The best of all". Thus, without realizing, we repeat models of dictators decorated with fake medals and elite ladies who attach
pillows to increase their bottoms. In this ocean of superfluous values, is it possible to navigate without taking on water?
3. THE PRIZES
1st Prize: $25000 Mexican pesos.
2nd Prize: $20000 Mexican pesos.
3rd Prize: $15000 Mexican pesos
The preliminary results will be announced via E-mail and networks, from December 5th, 2019, leaving a period of 10 days to give definitive results.
All efforts to report cases of plagiarism will be welcome.
A maximum of 3 works for each theme can be submitted by E-mail in any media, in black and white or colour,
but they should not be currently participating in other contests or have been awarded.
Works should have a minimum resolution of 200 dpi, size 21.5cms x 27.9cms.
They should be sent to any one of the following:
5. DEADLINE: November 17th 2019.
6. PLEASE FILL IN THE ENTRY FORM AND SEND IT TOGETHER WITH YOUR WORK
The entry form
7. A catalogue with the winners and selected works will be available on the web page of the contest:
8. Participants that were winners in 2017 can participate but they will only be entitled to receive honorary mentions.
9. PROPERTY RIGHTS
Copyright belongs to authors. The Contest will use some works, but only for promotional purposes, such as publicity, the catalogue and the press.
10. THE JURY.
The jury will be composed of up to five renowned artists.