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Maya Kamath Memorial Awards 2017, India

Gold Pencil_Maya Kamath Memorial Awards 2017, India
Maya Kamath Memorial Awards
For Excellent 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 newspaper, 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 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Participants aged 25 years and younger as on January 1, 2018 can send their published/ unpublished cartoons and caricatures (maximum of six) along with copies of the publication in which these have appeared (if any).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 (wel known artist and senior cartoonist)
  • Mr. B.G. Gujjarappa
  • Mr. Satish Acharya
Result will be announced in the first week of April 2018

Award ceremony of Maya Kamath Memorial Awards 2017 will be organised in May or June 2018, Bangalore. The first 3 Awardees will be invited to Bangalore 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 and regulations of the competition attached or visit

Participants sending their entries by e-mail should note the following technical details: size: 800 pixels x 1100 pixels, minimum 200 DPI resolution, image format jpg, tiff or bitmap.

Rules and regulations
  1. Each entry should include a covering letter with the cartoonist's full name, postal address, contact number and e-mail id. 
  2. By entering the Maya Kamath Memorial Awards 2017, 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.
  3. Further, the cartoonist provides Indian Institute of Cartoonists a limited, royalty-free and license to publish and publicly display the entries (wheter or not winning an award) for non-commercial purposes such as for publicising the contest and the awards.
  4. Entries will not be returned to the contestants and may be archived by Indian Institute of Cartoonists for record purposes. 
  5. Any organisation may also nominate cartoonist for the awards with their consent which shall include the consen to the conditions desribed above. 
Gold Pencil_Maya Kamath Memorial Awards 2017, India
Indian Institute of Cartoonists,
#1, Midford House, Midford Gardens, off M.G. Road, Bangalore-560001, India
ph: 080-41758540, Mobile: 9980091428
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