Umoristi a
Marostica

Marostica 2018
WATER seen by artists

Umoristi a
Marostica

The Contest

Since the foundation of the contest until today social reality, italian and international, has changed profoundly. It was 1969 when a group of university students, in the wake of the sisxty-eight movements, proposed a manifestation of “complaint” not with protest signs, but with humorous cartoons. They chose the graphics in the belief that it was ana international language suitable to overcome political barriers, linguistic and cultural. They added the humor that for them meant not just to make people laugh, but above all to reflect, often by laughing a critical message existence. Over time the quality of the works, honesty of purpose, integrity and quality of the jury, freedom of the thematic choices, independence from political and/or business strategy as well as the passion of the group members have ensured that the contest, became biennial since 2014, it was imposed the most important in Italy and abroad and appreciated by artists around the world.




			

Umoristi a
Marostica

Regulation &
Deadline April 2, 2018

The contest is open to all cartoonists, illustrators and graphic artists from all over the world. It is possible to partecipate also out of the competition. This request excludes the author from the award of the prizes.

 The theme of the contest is: WATER

Each authors can partecipate with a maximum of 3 works (Cartoons o strips) inherent to the theme proposed in relation to the human being and the society where he lives, seen in a humorous viewpoint. In order to be understood worldwide and beyond every linguistic barrier, the works must be without dialogue or texts.

Works must be inedited (that is, neither published before nor used to partecipate in other competitions). Th eorganization can decide to exclude from the award of the prices those works that are found to have been already edited.

Works and entry form (download here) can be sent both  by email to: concorso@umoristiamarostica.it. Otherwise, it’s possible sent through the following services by 6 April:

The works k, in black/white or color made with any technique, must be in GIF, JPEG, PNG or PDF, 150 dpi resolution, saved in high quality, weight max: 3 MB. Larges files will not be accepted. The acceptance of the works, the selection, and the assigning of the prices are completely up to the jury nominated by the “Gruppo Grafico Marosticense”. The jury’s decisions are unquestionable and uncontestable. The partecipation of the competition implies the full acceptance  of the Regulation.

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The authors selected by the jury will receive an email with the informations about the deadlines and the modality to sent the original works. If the work is realized exclusively with a digital technique, the author will have to send a dated, numbered and signed copy of the work.

The opening ceremony  and the prize distribution will take place on May 19, 2018 at Castello Inferiore of Marostica. The exhibition will be open until June 17, 2018. The Jury will award the “International Grand Prix Scacchiera”, the Special prize “Sandro Carlesso”, the prize “Marco Sartore” and 10 Special prizes “Umoristi a Marostica”. Others special prizes or honorary mentions may be awarded. The results will be announced to all partecipating authors by email and published on the website. All the authors selected will receive a free copy of catalogue.  Non selected partecipants will have the possibility to demand the catalogue fill the form on this page. The works selected for the exhibition and for the catalogue will not be returned and will be included in the collection of “Umoristi a Marostica Museum”. The “Gruppo Grafico Marosticense” reserved the right to authorize the reproduction of the works and the diffusion of them through various communication means citing the author with the words “taken from Umoristi a Marostica”, without any payment. The “Gruppo Grafico Marosticense” ensures the maximum care of the works but is not responsible for transport damages.

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Umoristi a
Marostica

The jury
Maurizio Minoggio

Maurizio Minoggio

Comune di Marostica

Comune di Marostica

Maria Grazia QuaRanta

Maria Grazia QuaRanta

Alessandro Tich

Alessandro Tich

Giuseppe Pollicelli

Giuseppe Pollicelli

Fondazione "Banca Popolare di Marostica"

Fondazione "Banca Popolare di Marostica"

Gruppo Grafico Marosticense

Gruppo Grafico Marosticense

Ferrucio Giromini

Ferrucio Giromini

Giornalista

Umoristi a
Marostica

The jury

News

Poster 48th Review

Here is the official poster of the 48th press review of humorous graphics. The winning Grand Prix of this edition, shown in a poster, is by Frenchman Bernard Bouton. We are waiting for you at the awards ceremony and inauguration of the exhibition on Saturday 19th May...

Press Release – 2018

PRESS RELEASE 48th Edition of the "Umoristi a Marostica" International Graphic Competition   The Jury's works for the 48th edition of the "Umoristi a Marostica" International Competition, whose theme is WATER, have been concluded these days. The jury, chaired by...

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