Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Southasian Cartoon Congress

Himal Southasian announces region-wide cartoon competition Theme: “Dramatic Divide: The distance between the powerful and the weak.”

Competition eligibility: Open to all, as long as the topic is relevant to Southasia.

Format: Single or strip; colour or black & white accepted

Closing Date for submissions: 1 September 2008

Shortlist announced: 22 September 2008

Award ceremony: Shortlisted candidates will be flown to Kathmandu during November for a Southasian Cartoon Congress, where the winning entry will be announced.
Number of entries: Maximum of three cartoon entries. While the cartoons can be original or already published, this must be clearly indicated with each entry.
Language: If there is text, any Southasian language acceptable with English translation.

Send via: e-mail to or

by post to:
Himal Southasian c/o Surabhi PudasainiGPO BOX 24393
Kathmandu, Nepal
Technical details: For entries submitted by e-mail
1. Size: 800 (pixels) X 1100 (Pixels) with 100 dpi resolution
2. Image format: JPEG or Bitmap
3. Colour System: RGB

For entries submitted by post:
Each entry must be no larger than an A4 size sheet.

Other required information: All entrants must include a covering letter with their full name, as well as e-mail and postal addresses.
Award: USD 1000 for winner, USD 500 for first runner-up, as well as publication of winning cartoons in Himal. All short-listed candidates will receive citations.

Copyright: Himal Southasian retains exclusive right to reprint and disseminate all cartoons submitted to the competition. Copyright issues surrounding already published cartoons must be cleared by the entrant.

Nominations: Third-party submissions of entries are accepted if they are accompanied by the written consent of the cartoonist.
Jury: Eminent persons representing journalism, academia and politics from around Southasia.

Contact: please direct all queries to

Please note that none of the submitted cartoons will be returned to the entrant.

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