COMPETITIONS

Umut Foundation International Cartoon Contest

UMUT FOUNDATION

28 SEPTEMBER 2019

INDIVIDUAL DISARMAMENT DAY

24TH TRADITIONAL PRIZE CONTEST

“INDIVIDUAL DISARMAMENT: GIVE LIFE A CHANCE”

SPECIFICATION FOR THE THEMED INTERNATIONAL CARTOON CONTEST

UMUT FOUNDATION AND INDIVIDUAL DISARMAMENT

Since its foundation in 1993, Umut Foundation carries out its activities with the aim of raising awareness about “Individual Disarmament” by drawing attention to uncontrolled individual armament without any legal justification, which is increasing worldwide and in our country, irresponsible possession of guns, and personal and social pains experienced as a result of this. “As citizens who know, demand and implement their rights  and responsibilities in order to lead lives worthy of human dignity, and to leave our children a world where there is no violence and the culture of peace prevails” Umut Foundation organizes trainings, campaigns and academical works on subjects like the rule of law, peace and reconciliation, citizen consciousness, all kinds of violence and individual disarmament for the society and individuals.  It also carries out activities to build public opinion, to inform and raise the awareness of public.   CARICATURE is an artistic tool which depicts the existing social problems with a humorous and universal language of drawing, revealing the problem by clearly satirizing it even though it cannot offer a proposal for every problem. For this reason, the prize contest organized as part of Umut Foundation’s traditional “28th September Individual Disarmament Day” activities is devoted to the theme of caricature in 2019. This 24th Traditional Prize contest is the first international contest held by Umut Foundation.  

THEME OF THE “28TH SEPTEMBER INDIVIDUAL DISARMAMENT DAY” CARTOON CONTEST

The theme of the Cartoon Contest was adopted as “Individual Disarmament: Give Life a Chance”.

OBJECTIVE

The aim of this contest is to address the possible reasons, outcomes and dangers of the increasing individual armament in our society by using all the opportunities of the art of caricature, and to raise awareness in the public.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. The contest is open to all amateur and professional designers except for the Selection Committee Members, Umut Foundation employees and their immediate relatives. 2. Participation in the contest is free-of-charge. 3. Works which previously took prizes cannot enter the contest. 4. Each contestant can participate with a maximum of 3 works. 5. Caricatures sent should be in A3 (29.7 x 42 cm) or A4 (29.7 x 21cm) dimensions. 6. It is advisable for contestants to add a short story and their impressions of the work with the application. 7. Participation form should be filled completely and accurately. 8. Works which do not meet these conditions will not be evaluated. 9. Completely and accurately filled participation form and printed versions of the works should be handed over by hand or sent to the Contest Secretariat, packaged in a way that it won’t be damaged in cargo or mail. 10. Umut Foundation cannot be held responsible for any damages, delays or losses occurring in cargo or mail. 11. Awarded works will not be returned. 12. Owners of the works which did not receive a prize and were not donated to Umut Foundation may take their works back from Umut Foundation personally, or the works will be returned to their owners until 15th November 2019 by reverse-charge cargo in the package in which they were sent. The applicant who accepts the conditions stated in this specification, which is an integral part of the application form, has signed this specification by writing his/her choice of nickname.  

CONTEST DELIVERY ADDRESS

Name Surname: Ebru İlke Bingör Telephone: 0212 216 06 70 Address:  Umut Vakfı, Yıldız Posta Cad. No:52/1 Gayrettepe – Beşiktaş, ISTANBUL E-mail: ebru.ilke@umut.org.trvakif@umut.org.tr  

SELECTION COMMITTEE (In alphabetical order according to surname)

Dr. Ayhan Akcan  (Psychiatrist, Umut Foundation Member of Board of Directors) Sunnerberg Constantin (Caricaturist, Belgium) Dr. Kadir Doğruer (Caricaturist) Assoc. Prof. Gürbüz Doğan Ekşioğlu (Caricaturist, Yeditepe University Faculty of Fine Arts) Miroslaw Hajnos (Caricaturist, Poland) Prof. Dr. Yasemin Giritli İnceoğlu (Specialist on Communication)    Attn. Fikret İlkiz (Umut Foundation Elected Trustee and Member of Board of Directors) Özben Önal (President of Umut Foundation) Metin Peker (Caricaturist, President of the Association of Caricaturists) Sibel Savacı (Umut Foundation Elected Trustee and Member of Board of Directors) Deniz Zeyrek (Columnist at Sözcü Newspaper)    

PRIZES

Upon completion of the assessment of participating works in the Cartoon Contest organized as part of Umut Foundation 28th September Individual Disarmament Day event, prizes for the First, Second and Third Place will be announced by the Selection Committee. Prizes for the highest-ranking works are as follows:

  • Grand Prize        : 3,000 $    • Second Prize      : 2,000 $ • Third Prize          : 1,500 $ In addition, the Selection Committee is free to point out that the works were considered to be deserving praise with a special award (plaque) and honorable mention (plaque) in every category.

CONTEST CALENDAR

Deadline for Participation: 2nd September 2019, Monday Meeting of the Selection Committee: 4th September 2019, Wednesday Award Ceremony: 28 September 2019, Saturday

AWARD CEREMONY The prizes for the works receiving a prize will be presented to their owners at the Award Ceremony which will take place on 28th September 2019.

COPYRIGHTS 

Umut Foundation for Raising Honorable Leaders will have the right to use the works, which receive a prize in the contest and are donated, within the scope of law no. 5846 by explicitly mentioning the participant’s name.  Participants who receive a prize and donate their work accept that, with the usage right which they are considered to have transferred to Umut Foundation for Raising Honorable Leaders free-of-charge, Umut Foundation has the right of use for their works including the right to use them in all of its works, advertisements, activities and trainings, in placards, catalogues, brochures, gift books and all other similar promotional materials, to display and publish them in media, as well as the right to copy, circulate, distribute and display them. Participants who receive a prize and donate their work accept and undertake that, limited to the purposes of the Foundation, the Foundation takes over the usage right of the participating works with regard to publications in printed media, radio and television and other mass media as well as in the internet, their publication in placards, brochures, catalogues, day planners, posters, CDs, DVDs and all digital platforms or as a calendar. The participant accepts, declares and undertakes that the work he/she has sent to the contest belongs completely to him/her, he/she is the sole and absolute addressee for the claims of 3rd parties which may arise from FSEK no. 5846 and other laws due to this work, legal and criminal liability with regard to the work belongs completely to him/her, and that Umut Foundation has no legal or criminal liability with regard to the referred aspects (and that it reserves the right of recourse to the work’s owner). The right of use belongs to Umut Foundation as the regulatory body together with the work’s owner.

MISCELLANEOUS

Persons participating in the contest are deemed to have accepted the contest conditions and selection committee decisions in advance. In matters not addressed in the specification or in case of doubt, Selection Committee will act as an arbitrator between the Participant and Umut Foundation. In case of disputes, the Selection Committee has the authority. We wish all the participants success.