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Cartoon Festival

The 11th International Bojnourd Cartoon Festival of “Humanity”

This festival is aimed at explaining the humanitarian approach of Islamic Iran against the Islamic views and Iranophobia, which some seditionist powers want to form the public opinion of the world community through political propaganda. The theme of this festival is based upon the well-known poem of the major Persian and Muslim poet, Saadi Shirazi of the 7th Century:

Human beings are members of a whole,
In the creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain.
If you’ve no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain!

Themes of the Festival:

Denial of nations’ rights through various forms of sanctions including agricultural, medical, communicative, transportation, food, etc.
Sympathy, philanthropy, and helping those in need, the vulnerable communities and the peers;
Respecting others’ magnificence, nobility, as well as equality of all human beings in the eyes of God, and condemning racism and the customary and non-customary discrimination against various classes of the society (Economic, scientific, immigrant, …)
National & international unification against natural and unnatural disasters (Epidemics, war, flood, earthquake, storm, tsunami, and …);


Every interested artist is allowed to participate.
There is no limitation for works creation technique
Each participant may submit a maximum number of six artworks
The submitted works are required not to have won any prizes in the past
The works should be submitted in the jpg format, 300-dpi resolution, and 2000 pixels in length or width;
The works selected for the exhibition will be published in the festival book and a copy will be donated to the owners of the works.
Upon submission of artwork, the participant empowers the secretariat of the festival to use the artwork in advertising, exhibitions, and also print it in the festival journal, on the web, and in the press by mentioning the name of its creator.
Submissions must not have previously won an award.
Artists whose works reach the final stage of the festival shall receive a catalog; the PDF file of the catalog shall be sent to all participants. Participants whose works enter the festival shall receive an electronic certificate of participation.

Artwork submission address:
• By registering works on the site: ‌

First: 800 euros, a valuable Iranian handcraft, Festival Commendation Certificate, and Statuette.
Second: 600 euros, a valuable Iranian handcraft, Festival Commendation Certificate, and Statuette.
Third: 400 euros, a valuable Iranian handcraft, Festival Commendation Certificate, and Statuette.

Exclusive Awards for International Artists:
            Two million Tomans cash prize, Medal and Commendation Certificate for 10 participnts.       

Deadline for Submission of Art Works:
April 20, 2021

Secretariat address:
North Khorasan Art Center - Modares 42- Modares Boulevard -Bojnourd - North Khorasan -Iran
Contact number: +98-5832288113-14