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The Art of Resistance International Cartoon Competition 2018, Netherlands

The Art of Resistance International Cartoon Competition 2018
The Art of Resistance International Cartoon Competition 2018

GOLDPENCIL.ID- The committee of "The Art of Resistance International Cartoon Competition" inviting cartoonists from around the globe to send their work with the theme resistance. 

"The Art of Resistance" is a joint project organized by ZB, Switch, Cultuurwerf and Cartoon Movement. "The Art of Resistance" is part of Four Freedoms Throughout The Year, also made possible by the Province of Zeeland and vfonds/Year of Resistance.

"What would you do?" - may be the most asked question when we talk about oppression and resistance during World War II. Many of us wonder: what would I do under those circumstances?

Resistance is not a simple choice. The outcome of resistance is never clear, and the consequences of such a decision could be dire, to you, or, perhaps even worse, to your family.

Great ideals such as (fighting for) freedom, democracy and human rights are often associated with resistance, but perhaps the human conscience is the most important motivator for us to take action, to resist when we see our fellow humans facing injustice and or repression. Not resisting out of a love for exalted values, but out of a sense of responsibility for the people around you.

In the age of Trump, growing inequality, corporate greed and rising populism, resistance is still as relevant as ever. Show us your way to resist in a cartoon!

Rules of Participation
  1. This competition is open to all cartoonists from all over the world. Cartoonists can send in work that is unpublished, or work that has been published before.
  2. The cartoons should reflect the theme resistance.
  3. Cartoon can black and white or in color, and be created using any technique.
  4. Cartoons must be sent in via email to
  5. Cartoon size must not exceed A3 at 300dpi, in PNG or JPG format. 
  6. Each cartoonist can send in a maximum of three works.
  7. Participants must include the following in their submission: a) Full name & address; b) Email & telephone number; c) Short bio (max. 250 words).
  8. The deadline of the competition is February 23, 2018, 23:59 GMT.
  1. A jury will convene in March 2018 to select cartoons for the exhibition and to determine the winners.
  2. The first prize winner will receive €1000 and a plaque. In addition, the winner will receive one night accommodation for two persons to attend the opening of the exhibition on May 24, 2018 in Middelburg, the Netherlands. (Please note that travel costs are not included.)
  3. The second prize winner will receive €750 and a plaque.
  4. The third prize winner will receive €500 and a plaque.
  5. Ten honorable mentions will receive a plaque.
  6. Selected works will be included in the exhibition The Art of Resistance, which will be on display in de ZB in Middelburg and (optionally) other locations during in spring/summer 2018. Selected cartoon will also be published on the website of Cartoon Movement.
  7. Winners and artists of selected works will be informed by the end of March 2018.
  1. Copyright of the submitted cartoons will remain with the artist.
  2. Submitted cartoons may be used (non-exclusively) by the competition organization for the exhibition and for promotional purposes, in print and online.
Source: Cartoon Movement

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