We are happy to inform you that The Niels Bugge Cartoon award is going to be held this year, and will continue as an international cartoonist competition with all the central elements of the event intact, and most of the boardmembers and the international jury are going to continue their work on the event. But the event management is from here on being handled by the cultural department under the municipality of Viborg.
The jury is in place and have started the voting process, which will be finished on the 24th. of September. The winners will be notified shortly hereafter.
The prizes for this year´s contest are (unchanged):
1st Prize : 3.000 €, Gold plate and diploma
2nd Prize : 2.000 €, Silver plate and diploma
3rd Prize : 1.000 €, Bronze plate and diploma
The selected participants give the organizers permission to use their drawings only for promoting the artist and the event itself. Every other aspect of the copyright remains with the artist (except for the awarded submissions). It ensures that the awarded works can no longer be submitted in other contests or published by their authors or third parties after the official publication of the results. The drawings that were awarded one of the prizes will become property of the organizer.
The three winners will also be granted a trip to Viborg for the ceremony with all expenses paid.
The ceremony is to take place on Friday the 12.th. of October, and the winners will be invited for at stay from Wednesday the 10.th. of October to Saturday the 13th. of October along with the members of the grand jury.
The organizers will contact the winners and make the travel arrangements.
Kind regards from Lars Refn, Head of the jury, and Anne-Marie Fledelius, event-organizer.