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WORLD PRESS CARTOON has in 2020 the fourtheenth edition and continues to hold its main event in the city of Caldas da Rainha,
with a Grand Prix that has the value of ten thousand euros. Please note the new requests of the World Press Cartoon rules: 

It is an essential pre-requisite for eligibility that the works were originally printed between January 1 and December 31, 2019 in printed newspapers or magazines, published on a regular basis and on sale to the public, or in professional online publications of recognized journalistic nature.

In cases of online publishing, each high resolution original work must be accompanied by a CD, DVD, or USB ash drive with an active link, so as to allow a publishing view, until 31 March 2020.
•  Works presented under Caricature Category must mention the name of the caricatured personality.
The Jury’s task is always hard: many works from various cultures and a growing quality.
To make judging easier and to guarantee the quality and rigour to the nal selection, it is of the most importance that the authors read carefully the regulation and present their works in conformity with the rules it denes.
WORLD PRESS CARTOON aims at gathering the best in the international production of humour drawings published in the printed or on-line journalism every year.
This is a meeting the professional cartoonists should not miss!Send your works, by ordinary mail, to:
Concurso Internacional World Press Cartoon AP. 1179 EC Picoas 1050-001 Lisboa – Portugal
If you use Express Mail, TNT, DHL, Fedex, UPS, send to:Concurso Internacional World Press Cartoon Av. Ressano Garcia, 36 ,1º Dº 1070-237 Lisboa Portugal
Reception deadline: January 31, 2020
To avoid customs taxes, please write on the package, clearly visible, the words NO COMMERCIAL VALUE.

Best Wishes and Good luck!

WORLD PRESS CARTOON has in 2020 the fourtheenth edition and continues to   hold its main event  in the city  of Caldas da RainhaIn or  der to   fulfil the high quality   standards that  are   the touch of this or  ganization, we  maintain the last monetary   prizes structure,  with a Grand Prix that has the value of ten thousand euros  .
To   distinguish, exhibit,  promote  and award   the best drawings published in the world press is  still our mission. Caricatures ,  Editorial and Gag Car  toons that   will make  a retrospective   view of the world’s  current   affairs in 2019, views fr om different  cultures , drawings where   the car  toonists picture   and criticize  the ways of the world with humour and a sharp eye.
The Jury’s  task is al  ways hard: many  works fr om various cultures and  a  growing quality.
To    make judging easier and to  guarantee the quality  and rigour to  the final selection, it is of the most importance  that  the authors read carefully the regulation and present  their works in conformity  with the rules it defines.
A universal saloon demands a universal participation and clear and equal rules for everyone.
Bec  ause the WORLD PRESS CARTOON aims at gathering the best in the in terna-tional production of humour drawings published in the printed or on-line jour-nalism every   yearthis is ameeting the professional cartoonists should not miss!

The World  Press Cartoon covers three main categories:

a) Editorial Cartoon, Caricature and Gag Cartoon.
b)The World Press Cartoon is not a thematic event.   

Its objective is to distinguish the best cartoons created and published in 2019.
c)In the category  EDITORIAL CARTOON, all entries must represent  events and issues that marked the news in 2019.
d)In the category   CARICATURE, only  works in the strictest sense of the term will be considered, i.e., exclusivel  y humorous portr aits.
e) In the category   GAG    CARTOON, the works to   be considered will feature  subjects that  are  not directl y related to current issues.
f )Authors are free to  submit what  they consider to  be their best work,  although clearly  those personalities,  themes and events of amore  universal nature  will e best suited to  such an international salon as the World Press Cartoon.

2. EXHIBITIONA) The exhibition of the selected works and the awards ceremony   will take   place  in the Spring of 2020, at CCC - Cultural and Congress Center of Caldas da Rainha.
3. ELIGIBILITYa) Onl y the originals of the works will be accepted.
b) Top quality   printed versions of works produced by  digital or mixed techniques will be considered originals when they are signed by  hand by  the author,  who must indicate  the techniques and softwar  e used on the competition application form.

c) The original files of works pr  oduced by  digital or mixed techniques must also be sent,  either on CD, DVD or flash drive.
d)The format of the works cannot exceed the Eur  opean standard A3: 420 x 297 mm.
e) Cartoonists are  permitted to submit to   the competition one original entr y  in each of the three categories of the salon: Editorial Car  toon, Caricature and Gag Cartoon.
f )
 It   is an essential pre-requisi  te foreli   gibility that the works were originally printed between January 1 and December 31, 2019 in printed newspapers or magazines, published on a regular basis and on sale to the public, or in professional online publications of recognized journalistic nature.

g) As pr  oof of compliance  with the preceding paragraph, each original must be accompanied by  the respective  full page of publication, on which the date and title of the newspaper or magazine is  clearly visible (note  that   cuttings,  pasted versions,  photocopies or digital prints of the publication are not acceptable).
h) In cases of online publishing, each high resolution original work must be accompanied by a CD, DVD, or USB flash drive with an active link, so as to allow a publishing view, until 31 March 2020.
i) The author must attach the heading of the newspaper or magazine in which the competing works have been published, with size and quality that allows their reproduction.
j) If   the original work appears with a title, caption or any other wording, these must be translated into English, to be clearly writt  en on the identification label that will  be sent with the original.
k) The works that compete in Caricature should mention the name of the caricatured ones.
l) The participating works should be rec  eived by  the or  ganization’s   secretariat   in Lisbon by January 31, 2020.

 Par  ticipating works must be posted in flat packaging, between two hard boards.

b) On the packaging, clearly visible, the wor  ds “NO COMMERCIAL VALUE” should appear.
5. WORKS AND AUTHORS IDENTIFICATION a) Each of the works for submission must carryan entry  form and identification label,  clearly filled in, and attached to the reverse side of the original.
6. JURY) The Jury of five members will be presided by the Salon director
. b) The WPC or ganization, under the management   of the chairman of the Jury,  shall select  the original works to be included in both the exhibition and the catalogue.
c) It is up to the Jury the awar  d of prizes and honourable mentions.
d) The decisions of the Jury will be taken by majority vot  e and will be final.
7. RETURN OF THE WORKS) All   of the works which comply  with the terms of eligibility  will be returned to  their authors, whether they are  selected or not to appear in the exhibition, except for works that  have  won a prize or an honourable mention in the competition.
b) All  exhibited works will be returned af  ter the closure  of the main exhibition in Caldas da Rainha and subsequent t  our exhibitions.
c) Digital prints will not be returned.
d) The author must pr  ovide his/her full postal address as indicated on the application form, including street, town/city, postcode and countr
y.e) For purpose of works and catalogue expedition, Postal Office Box numbers are not accepted.
8. CATALOGUE) Authors whose works are selected to the exhibition will rec  eive a copy of the catalogue.
9. ROYALTIES) The submission of a completed entry  form and identification label will automatically  imply the waiving of the author’s  royalties vis-à-vis the non commercial reproduction of his/her work.
b) The awarding of a prize  to  a specific work will automatically  imply  the waiving of its author’s royalties to the organization of the World Press CarToon

10. PRIZES) The structure of the prizes will be as follows:
GRAND PRIX    € 10 000
1st Prize      € 3000      1st Prize       € 3000       1st Prize € 3000      2nd Prize € 2000      2nd Prize      € 2000
2nd Prize € 2000   3rd Prize €
1000     3rd Prize       € 1000      3rd Prize € 1000b) Chosen fr om all the entries in the competition, the World Press Car  toon will award  the best work with the Grand Prix of 10 000 euros
.c) The Grand Prix winning work will be chosen from the three first-prize winners
.d) The Grand Prix winner will only  receive  the amount  indicated for this prize, i.e.,  it  will not be added to the amount indicated for winning the category first prize.
e) The prize values indicated above refer to gr  oss amounts and therefore are subject  to Portuguese taxation at the rate in force
.f  ) According to the standard  of the works submitted to  the competition,
the Jury  reserves the right not to award prizes in every category and level indicated in the table above.
g) All the prizes will be authenticated with a diploma and the winners will rec  eive a trophy.
h)The nine prize winners will be in vited to att end the Awards Ceremony  to  be held in Caldas da Rainha in the Spring of 2020.
i) In addition, the Jury  is permitted to  select   other works for the distinction of Honourable Mention, which will be symbolised by a medal and authenticated by a diploma.
j) All  prize-winning works and those awarded honourable mentions become the property  of the World Press Cartoon organization.
 Every  newspaper or magazine in which a prize-winning work was published will receive  a diploma in recognition of the World Press Cartoon award

.l) Every  artist whose work is selected to appear in the exhibition and catalogue will receive  a certificate to mark the participation in the salon

Concurso Internacional World Press Cartoon
AP. 1179 EC Picoas 1050-001 Lisboa – Portugal


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