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1st International Cartoon Contest on Liver Health Awareness, India



PARTICIPATION
• Both professional and non-professional cartoonists are welcome  to  participate in this contest.
• The competition is open to all  individuals aged over 12 * (Corrigendum).

ENTRIES

Works must be originals.All graphic techniques are allowed.
Works may be black & white or colored.
Each entry should include a covering letter with the cartoonist’s
full name,postal address, contact no. and E-Mail ID.
The digital works have to be sent in JPEG format with a minimum of resolution of 300 dpi (2480 x 3543 pixels).
The cartoons are to be drawn on A4 format.
(maximum size of 3 MB per cartoon) for digital cartoons
Number of entries per contestant: maximum three
Cartoons sent by post need to have the name and address of the cartoonist on the back-side of each cartoon.
The original versions of the cartoons will be accepted.
The organizer (INSTITUTE OF LIVER AND BILIARY SCIENCES) cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged cartoons during the shipment.
Works should not be awarded at other festivals.
Works must not be older than one year.
The Prizes will be taxed according to Indian legislation.
The Organiser/ILBS shall not be responsible for failure of a winner to receive the prize for reasons that are not related to the Organiser/ ILBS –
DEADLINE
Deadline for submission of Cartoons / Art work  is 15 August 2019
Cartoons  must be  sent to: following 2  emails
      notimeforliver@gmail.com
      vikramknayak@gmail.com
                             or by post
Postal Address: CARTOON CONTEST
                   c/o Ms. Deepti Dubey
                   Empathy Resource Centre
                   INSTITUTE OF LIVER AND BILIARY SCIENCES
                   D-1, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070,(India)
                  Phone: Ph. : 011-46300000 Extension: 23515
For more detailed information please visit web site   https://theempathycampaign.com/cartoon-contest

Disclaimer

• The content, thoughts and views expressed in the creatives / illustrations will be sole responsibility of the participating Artists. The ILBS will not be held responsible for any content, views expressed by the artists in the creatives / illustrations developed.
• By entering the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these rules.

PUBLICATION RIGHTS
• Property rights – Prize-winning works will become the property of the organizer (ILBS) or theme sponsor. Further the cartoonist provides Royalty- free and license to publish and publicly display the entries (Whether winning or not winning an award) for non-commercials purposes.
• By entering the competition, 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.
• All selected works for exhibition may be used by the organizers to promote the contest .
• Awarded works remain the property of the organizer

JURY
• Decisions made by the jury cannot be challenged.
• No correspondence with the jury will be allowed on their  decisions.

AWARDS ( INDIA )
• First Prize      – 55000/- INR 
• Second Prize – 45000/- INR
• Third Prize    – 35000/- INR
• Two Consolation prize – 20000/- INR each

BEST FOREIGN CARTOON AWARDS *
• First Prize      –  800 $
• Second Prize  – 650 $
• Third Prize     – 500 $

The prize will be given in equivalent  Indian Rupees

EXHIBITION AND AWARD CEREMONY
• The results of the competition will be announced around two weeks after the last date
• An exhibition of the selected works will take place in the gallery

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About The Theme:   No Time For Liver !

NO TIME FOR LIVER
The liver, in many ways is the reflection of a person’s health.

To the Mesopotamians, the liver was the body’s premier organ, the seat of the human soul and emotions.

The ancient Greeks linked the liver to pleasure.
The second largest organ of the body, the Liver is the control tower of the body  and has tremendous regenerative prowess. It does many functions, such as bile secretion, filtering toxins, redistributing nutrients and producing digestive enzymes, keeping track of the body’s energy demands, releasing glucose as needed, storage and elimination

Lots of work…. Right  ? HELLO   !   We’re just getting started here   !!!

For the liver  , the “ to-do list” is long and is only second  to that of the brain and number of functions  are  well over 300 items. But do we really give attention to this hardworking and humble  part of our body that it deserves?
Liver diseases accounts for approximately 2 million deaths per year worldwide,  1 million due to complications of cirrhosis and 1 million due to viral hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma.

Cirrhosis is currently the 11th most common cause of death globally and liver cancer is the 16th leading cause of death; combined, they account for 3.5% of all deaths worldwide.

Alcohol-use disorders are on the rise and are at risk of alcohol-associated liver disease.

Approximately 2 billion adults are obese or overweight and over 400 million have diabetes; both of which are risk factors for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and hepato-cellular carcinoma.

The global prevalence of viral hepatitis remains high, while drug-induced liver injury continues to increase as a major cause of acute hepatitis.

Liver  transplantation is the second most common solid organ transplantation  undertaken  however presently  less than 10% of global transplantation needs are being  met.
Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30266282, European Association for the Study of the Liver. Published by Elsevier B.V.

According to the Government of India estimates, India has 50 million people infected with viral Hepatitis B and C. However, over majority of them do not know that they are infected as the symptoms are not visible in early stages. Due to lack of this awareness most of them develop complications and  succumb to liver Cirrhosis or cancer, which require very costly treatment and are often fatal.

 That is why to raise the awareness around liver health, we want to use  the power and influence of cartoons and Illustrations as a communication tool.

Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences with support of  Airports Authority of India is Organising First  INTERNATIONAL CARTOON CONTEST  on Healthy Liver Awareness under THE EMPATHY CAMPAIGN: Empowering People Against Hepatitis.

We identified the main topic of the contest as “NO TIME FOR LIVER”. This is a Call to creative people to highlight the attention the LIVER deserves!

* Subject to parental consent.

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