There are no restrictions on who can participate in this competition – it is open to participants of all ages, professional and amateur cartoonists. Participants may submit cartoons in all three categories and a maximum of two cartoons per category. Submissions must be work original to the artist.

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 in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish.

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

Due diligence will be conducted throughout the competition process.  Plagiarism or any violation of competition rules will result in immediate disqualification from this and any future CIPE Global Editorial Cartoon Competition.

By participating in this competition you allow CIPE the right to publish your submissions online and in print. CIPE will provide proper credit to the authors. This use includes, but is not limited to website, the CIPE Development Blog, CIPE’s social media tools, and other publications and resources.


First place winners in each category will receive $1,000

The Grand Prize winner will receive $2000

Deadline – Extended!

Submissions will now be accepted until 23:59 UTC/GMT on September 1, 2012.

Submit your cartoon here.