REGULATION FOR CARTOON COMPETITION
1 NAME : 9th Biennale “Humour & Vigne” 2010 JONZAC - France
2 THEME : ”Humour, Vine and Magic”
3 DEADLINE : 1st April 2010
4 PRIZES : In kind, above all, of a liquid kind, complementary money
prizes, special invitations and awards. Special mentions: diplomas.
- All artists whose work is selected for inclusion in the exhibition will
receive a free copy of the biennale catalogue.
5 PARTICIPANTS :Artist from all countries, all ages and both sexes.
6 ENTRIES : Number of cartoons : maximum 3.
- NEW Format only A4 (210x297mm) .
- Original works : yes - high–quality copies : yes - digital artwork : yes
(printed by the artist and send by postal service).This works are accepted
if signed and numbered by the author.
- The family name, first name, (pseudonym) and address of the artist
should be written in CAPITAL LETTERS on the back of each piece of work.
- A short biography, photo or self portrait may also be included
- Enclose the complete entry form. (Available from the 1st of
December 2009 on the website http://www.humouretvigne.fr.st (site
to be renewed)
If you will receive the regulation and entry form for this competition
send us your e-mail adress to firstname.lastname@example.org
7 RETURN OF ORIGINAL WORKS : Should participants require their
work to be returned after the event (about the end of 2010), this
must be indicated on the entry form. The awarded works will become
the property of the organizers. The list of the participants will be
published on the web-site.
The exhibition will travel to other French towns.
8 DONATION :We are constituting a permanent collection for the
promotion of our biennale. If you accept to give your works please
write it in the entry form.
9 EXHIBITION : From 26 th to 11 th July 2010
Venue - Cloître des Carmes, Jonzac, Charente Maritime, France.
Saturday 26 June - inauguration - announcement of winners,
presentation of prizes.
10 ARTIST’S RIGHTS : The organisers reserve the right to use artist
work for the promotion of the artist and the "Humour & Vine" event
without financial reward. All others rights remain property of the artist.
11 ADRESS ENTRIES TO :
Humour & Vigne
17502, JONZAC CEDEX , FRANCE
What is the meaning of Humour Vigne ?
To what does "Vigne" refer ?
«Humour & Vigne» is the name of the biennial festival dedicated to the cartoon and the natural heritage of the vine. In choosing the word «vigne» (both vine and vineyard) rather than «vin» (wine) the organisers offer artists a broader spectrum of choice which could include, for example : the plant, the stock, the leaves, the grapes, the grape juice and of course the wine !
Numerous other products such as Cognac, Pineau des Charentes, Champagne etc… without forgetting the vineyard and the men who cultivate and plant the vines on their own very particular soil. Again the cellars, the distillery, the barrels, the bottles and the glasses for the joy of tasting. In short, we could decline over several pages the list of concepts that cover the word «vigne».
Cartoons and the vine both facilitate an exchange which goes beyond the barriers of language adding to the pleasure and well being of all peoples.
'What is the Biennial ?
Since 1994, held every two years in the summer, the festival of Jonzac has gained international renown. The programme includes exhibitions, spectacles, and humorous entertainements. The festival welcomes artists and supports regional and international links. The event gives the opportunity to publish a catalogue, a poster and humorous wine labels. Every festival keeps a general theme of « Humour & Vigne » and every time proposes a unique subject, for example : the Kitchen in 2002, Art in 2004, Sport in 2006, Love in 2008. In 2010 for the 9th biennal on the theme of Magic, the guest of honour will be Roland Sabatier.
Who is concerned ?
In 2008, 230 cartoonists (numbering amongst them some famous names and many members of FECO) from over forty countries, submitted about 700 artworks half of which were selected for inclusion in the exhibition. With Bridenne (guest of honour) and Ralph Steadman (special guest) about 20 cartoonists were present. Thirty or more organising volunteers and sixty supporters and sponsors contributed to the success of the event. The number of travelling exhibitions were doubled (from 7 to 15) and also the number of visitors. 70.000 persons attended the exhibition in Jonzac, in others town in France, and in Belgium at the European Cartoon Center (Kruishoutem) and Boechout.
Where and when is it ?
In Jonzac town of water and of Pineau situated between Cognac and Bordeaux. From 26th June to 11th July 2010. Inauguration and celebration Saturday 26th June 2010.
«Humour & Vigne» has no other ambition than to unite the talents of cartoonists worldwide around a theme generous in its interpretation A small festival in a small town with a small budget but a high investment from volunteers creating bonhomie between the invited artists participants and organisers.
The Organising Committee of “Humour & Vigne”