vendredi 21 mai 2010


The Valencian Journalists Union (Unió de Periodistes Valencians - UPV) and FECO-Spain organizes the 4th EXHIBITION OF GRAPHIC HUMOR and with the sponsorship of Caja Mediterráneo (CAM). The aim of this exhibition is to emphasize how important graphic humour is for freedom of expression. Graphic humour is a journalistic genre highly charged with denunciation and civic compromise, which contributes to the reflection and the action.
1. Theme: VIOLENCE. The violence is the law of the jungle, power abuse upon the weakest and it generates hate; it’s a cancer for the living together, freedom, democracy, equality. It ignores the human dignity, tolerante, values, principles and rights. It’s inside our lifes and it’s difficult to get away from some of its effects. It becomes apparent in an inifinite number ways: social, political, religious, sports, labour, in the classrooms, in the family, in the entertainments, the cinema and the TV. There are violence of genre, driving, against immigrants, old people, war journalists…
2. The contest is open for professionals and amateurs.
3. Deadline is on 30th June 2010.
4. The drawings must be original. Digital drawing will be accepted with the author signature. Copies will not be accepted.
5. Between July 10th and 15th 2010, a jury of qualified experts will make a selection of the works which have been submitted.
6. The selected drawings will be exhibited at “La Llotgeta Exhibition Hall” of the CAM in Valencia, between October 7th and November 12th 2010. From this date, it will be a travelling exhibition in several cities. After that, the artists will be able to ask for their drawings to be returned to them if they have demanded it in their entry form.
7. Drawing size limits: DIN A4 (210mm×297mm) or DIN A3 (297mm×420mm). The works with different sizes to these ones will be disqualified.
8. Maximum number of drawings per artist is 3, black & white or coloured, WITHOUT TEXT. Any kind of style and technique will be accepted.
9. Every drawing must be signed at the back with the following information: name, address, phone, e-mail, and the work’s title. It will be indispensable to send the entry form and a short curriculum vitae along with the drawings.
10. Send the drawings to: FECO-ESPAÑA. C/ Cooperativa San Fernando, 7-8ª. 46007. VALENCIA (Spain).
11. The organization will report artists if they have been or not selected.
12. The organization does not assume responsibility for damage or loss of any drawing for reasons beyond its control.
13. The drawings can be given free for the organization of the Exhibition to be part of an International Documental Funds of Graphic Humour. All of them will be deposited for their preservation, spreading and study in a Valencian institution. The authors who want to be part of this Funds must express their authorization in the entry form. The Funds objective is the organization of periodical and travelling exhibitions, the catalogues publication and the foundation of an international documental archive about the graphic humour where the author rights and intellectual property will be respected.
14. A catalogue will be edited with all the selected cartoons. Each selected author will receive one copy of the catalogue.
15. Accepting these rules means the cession of the author rights to the organization, only for the exhibition spreading, the catalogues edition and the travelling exhibition. Reproducing the selected works will not have any cost for the organization, since the catalogues and the travelling exhibition will not have any lucrative purpose.

mardi 18 mai 2010