Guidelines

Who Can Enter:

Entry is open to participants of all ages, including students, professional, and amateur cartoonists. Entrants may hold citizenship in or live in any country. Contestants may submit a maximum of two cartoons in each of three categories.

How to Enter:

Preferred format: .jpg (.png and .tiff files are also acceptable)

Digital versions: Minimum resolution of 300 dpi and dimensions of 600 pixels wide and 400 pixels high (must be suitable for printing).

Hard-copy versions: A4 (210 X 297 mm) or A3 (297 X 410 mm) and Letter (216 × 279 mm)

Submissions may include different sizes of cartoons – single panel, a strip, or a two-tier strip.

Submissions must be static images with no Flash or other animation.

English translations MUST be provided for any text or captions.

All submissions (files) MUST have the name and country of entrant included in the file.

Failure to follow entry directions as listed may result in disqualification.

Prizes:

First Place Category winners in each category will receive $1,000.00 USD, provided by New Generation Foundation, a U.S.-based non-profit organization. Prizes will be provided by electronic funds transfer or other means if necessary. To accommodate electronic funds transfer, Winners will be required to furnish banking information to receive awards.

Judging Process

Entries must be the original work of the contestant, must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity.

Entries awarded “finalist” status will be judged according to the judges’ determination of creativity, cleverness, draftsmanship, relevance to the category to which the cartoon was submitted, courage, and humor.

In Internet voting to determine Finalist Category winners, the top scoring Entry will be declared the Contest Category Winner (“Winner”).  In event of a tie, Winner will be determined based on the judges’ discretion. If there is evidence of internet voting manipulation by the entrant or by outside parties, category winners may be disqualified based on the judges’ discretion.

Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry for any reason, in its sole and absolute discretion. The timing and terms of any element of contest rules may be modified at any time to respond to operational or global developments. Judges’ decisions are final and binding.

Other Information

Due diligence will be conducted throughout the competition process to ensure fairness. Evidence of plagiarism or any violation of competition rules will result in the disqualification from this and any future CIPE Global Editorial Cartoon Competition. 

By participating in this competition, entrants agree to fully indemnify and hold harmless CIPE and New Generation Foundation for any action or result that may arise from form their role in producing and sponsoring this competition. By participating in this competition entrants allow CIPE and New Generation Foundation the right to publish contest submissions online, in print, or in other media, and to allow other organizations with similar missions to publish cartoon works submitted to the contest. CIPE and New Generation Foundation will provide proper credit to the cartoonists. This use includes, but is not limited to www.cipe.org website, the CIPE Development Blog, CIPE’s social media tools, and other publications and resources that in the opinion of CIPE and/or New Generation Foundation, would promote the stated goals and missions of CIPE and  New Generation Foundation.