The city of BARAKALDO organizes the "New technologies" eighth international contest of pictorial humour.
The cartoonists will send a work of illustrated humour in relation with new technologies which have a considerable impact on the day to day life (i.e. INTERNET, BIOLOGY, SPACE, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, MEDICINE, ETC...). The idea is to help citizens to think about the new grounds for scientific progress.
The competition is open to everyone, especially with no regard of age. Each applicant can present a maximum of three piece of work. The works of the authors who won the Hermes prize the year before will not be taken in consideration.
FORM AND SIZE
The scenes and characters will have to be originals and of proper creation. The works can be drawn in black and white or in colour. The works will have a length of one page that will not exceed 800 x 600 pixels, with a minimum resolution of 72 pixels per inch.
The authors must not include their name or any other information about themselves on the works. Otherwise, they will be eliminated from the contest.
Only two languages can be used: spanish or basque. Nonetheless the panel will take into consideration works of pictorial interest without text, proceeding from artists of places where these languages are not used.
Applicants will send a e-mail with their names, surnames, address, date of birth, passport number, telephone number. They will send this e-mail with the file of the picture in JPG format.
PLACE AND DEADLINE OF THE APPLICATION
The piece of work with the reference of the artist will be sent exclusively through e-mail, to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org before 2008 October 13th.
The city contemplates realizing a public diffusion of the works presented and lately selected by the panel. The virtual show of the works received during the contest will not be granted by any type of economic retribution.
The "Hermes de Barakaldo" prize amounts to 4.500 euros shared between five winners:
1st prize: 1.500 euros.
2nd prize: 1.000 euros,
3rd prize: 800 euros.
4th prize: 700 euros.
5th prize: 500 euros.
A qualified panel of judges will pick out the best works. Prizes will be handed on the first week of December 2008, in Barakaldo. The city leaves to the panel the possibility to declare no winners, according to quality criteria.
Taking part to the competition implies the acceptance of the conditions overhead.