Friday, March 8, 2013

40th International Humor Exhibition of Piracicaba 2013, Brazil



The 40th International Humor Exhibition of Piracicaba 2013, a joint venture of the Piracicaba City Hall, the Cultural Action Secretariat and the National Graphic Humor Center of Piracicaba will be held according to the following schedule: 
Registration until July 19th
Art Selection: August 3 and 4. 
Awards: August 17. 
Opening: August 24. 
Closing: October 20.


Professional and amateur artists, Brazilians and foreigners can enter unpublished artworks that have not received awards until the closing date for entries. The theme is free.

The works - all categories - can be sent by mail or internet (jpg format at 300 dpi).
The graphic technique is free. 
Digital copies must be signed by the author and indicate that it is print number 1.
Sculptures, with humorous content will also be accepted. 

Maximum measures allowed: 
paper - 42 x 30 cm (A3) (16.54" x 11.8"), 
sculptures - 42 cm/16.54" (height) x 30 cm/11.81" (depth) x 30 cm/11.81" (width).

Each artist may enter a maximum of 3 works per category: 
Cartoon (graphic humor with universal and timeless themes), 
Charge (graphic humor with journalistic themes of nowadays), 
Caricature (graphic humor that expresses the physical and/or personality of a known celebrity), 
Comic Strips/ Comic Stories (graphic art in sequence. Caution: for comic stories will be accepted a maximum of 2 pages per work) 
and Theme Soccer.

Along the registered artwork, the artist must attach a complete registration form in legible form. 
Also required small curriculum and photo, for registration in the CEDHU's database.

40° Salão Internacional de Humor de Piracicaba
Secretaria Municipal da Ação Cultural Av. Maurice Allain, 454 
Caixa Postal 12
CEP 13.405-123 
Piracicaba - SP Brasil


The Awards are a total of R$ 35,000.00, acquisitive Municipality of Piracicaba, divided as follows:

a) Five 1st place prizes in the amount of R$ 5,000.00 each, divided among the categories.

b) One award of R$ 10,000.00 called "Grand Prize International Humor Of Piracicaba" chosen among the five winners of each category.

c) One prize called Popular Jury “Alceu Marozi Righetto”, in the value of R$ 5,000,00, chosen by online open voting. The contestants to this award will be selected by the Awarding Committee. 
The schedule and the locale for voting will be announced on the event's opening.

There will also be an award of R$ 3,131.11, exclusively for the caricature category, purchasing value from the City Council of Piracicaba.

Beside the money prize, the awarded artists will be receiving trophies (a creation of Zélio Alves Pinto). Other awards and honors may be given at the discretion of the Organizing Committee.

There will be a Selection Jury and an Award Jury composed of qualified people in the field. If the Award Jury finds any type of fraud or plagiarism in one or more registered works, the Jury may cancel the award. The result of the award may be contested until a week after the opening of the Exhibition, with reasonable evidence of any wrongdoing without acknowledgement of the committee.


The simple application requires the artist to accept these regulations. The selected artists automatically transfer the authorial rights of his artworks for reproductions and publications in any media, without restriction, aiming promotion of the event. 

The returning of the artworks after the closing of the exhibition must be formally requested early in the registration form. Otherwise the artworks will ultimately belong to the collection of the National Graphic Humor Center of Piracicaba, which will exercise the right of property, as it finds interesting.

The organization of the 40th International Exhibition Humor of Piracicaba is not responsible for possible damages that may happen when the arts are sent or returned.

The authors transfer automatically Authorial Rights of his artworks when awarded acquisitivetely (including mentions), in accordance with the Law n° 9610, February 19st, 1988 (Authorial Rights Law), therefore, universal and definitely in all use modalities and gratuitous, the rights of the author, guaranteed by the mentioned law; referring to the awarded artworks in the International Humor Exhibition of Piracicaba and now integrant part of Municipal Public Property for the purposes of entitlements, in accordance with the Municipal Law n° 2249, 1976, partially amended by the Municipal Law n° 2486, 1982 and consolidated by the Municipal Law n° 5194, 2002.

IMPORTANT: The work submitted must be accompanied by the registration form, duly completed and signed by the author.

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