1 – PARTICIPATION: 1 February to 1 July 2021.
The 5th "BEAVERS LAUGH" Bobritsa Village Cartoon Competition (the Ukraine) is open to all graphic artists, who can enter works that have not been awarded until the closing date of the entries, in the cartoon, caricature and comics modalities (The comic strip should have only one page).
The opening of the Exhibition will take place on 11 September 2021, with the official announcement of the winners of the contest.
Each artist can enroll with the maximum of five (5) UNPUBLISHED works in the preferable format 30x40 cm (А4 minimum) and using any technique. On the back of each drawing, or in registration you must provide the author's full name, address (with ZIP code), email, phone number.
Additionally, please, provide your ID number, social security number and bank account – IBAN (if applicable), full name of the bank, bank code (BIC / SWIFT), correspondent bank’s name and account (for non-EU banks) (needed in case you will be one of the winners).
The artists can participate by sending their work:
(with maximum size of 5 megabytes)
(b) by post or courier mail:
Bobritsa Cartoon Competition
27 Naberezhaya Street, Bobritsa,
Kiev-Sviatoshin District, Kiev Region,
2 – THEME
The theme of the 5th Bobritsa Cartoon Competition is SILENCE.
Although the name of the contest is BEAVERS LAUGH (in Ukrainian language the name of the village Bobritsa originates from "beaver"), this does NOT mean that your works should be only about beavers. First of all, they should be original, smart and funny, please do not restrict yourself by beavers as heroes!
But we have our SPECIAL BEAVER AWARD for "beavers’ theme" as well!
So, if the "heroes" of your artwork are beavers your work shall be considered for BOTH (a) main theme awards and (b) special BEAVER AWARD nominations with a chance to win both of them!
3 – AWARDS
First prize: euro 500 (five hundred).
Second prize: euro 300 (three hundred).
Third prize: euro 200 (two hundred).
Appreciation awards (2): euro 100 (one hundred) each.
Special BEAVER AWARD (for artworks where BEAVERS are the heroes): euro 300 (three hundred).
4 – OTHER RULES
Before the official announcement of the winners by the Jury, the organizers reserve the right to publish electronic copies of the selected artworks (from which the Jury will make its final selection) with the purpose to determine with the help of the public if any of submitted artwork repeats or copies previously published cartoons.
The awarded artworks will be considered acquisitive and will become part the property of the organizers, and all winning artist assign their copyright and property rights worldwide to the organizers from the date when their artworks were submitted.
The works will not be returned.
May not participate in this competition officials of Bobritsa village community, their relatives and anyone involved in the organization.
The award cash amounts are payable only upon the receipt of the original artworks of the winners by the organizers of the Competition to the personal bank accounts of the winners provided in writing (email) with copies of their passports (if required by the bank).
The organizers have full discretion to decline any submission before the Jury's consideration and to revoke / cancel any prize awarded by the Jury in case of confirmed facts of plagiarism, repetition of the plot etc.
By sending your artwork to the organizers a participant confirms his/her full agreement to all terms above.