Newsletter No 20 01 March 2006
Call for Entries for International Cartoon Competition

Cartoonists are encouraged to enter the 6th International Editorial Cartoon Competition, hosted by the National Press Club of Canada and stand a chance to win a first prize of CDN 1,500. The theme of this year’s competition is “Cartooning in a dangerous environment”, to illustrate the pressure under which cartoonists perform their craft: the “chill” of a potential libel suit, the temptation of self-censorship, and security, political, economic and/or editorial constraints to artistic expression.

Other prizes include a crystal trophy, and a Certificate from the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. Second and third place winners will receive cash prizes of CDN 750 and CDN 500 respectively.

An exhibit of the 40 best cartoons will be held at the National Press Club, located in Ottawa Canada. The winners of the Competition will be announced at the World Press Freedom Day Luncheon held at the National Press Club in Ottawa, on the 3rd of May 2006. Winners will be advised by mail/fax or e-mail. The results will be posted on the Club’s web site

Cartoonists may submit a maximum of three cartoons. Cartoons may be in color or black and white and should not exceed the size of A4.

The cartoonist’s name, address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address (if available) must be on the reverse side of each cartoon or in the e-mail to which the cartoon is attached.

Deadline is 31 March, 2006

For further information, please contact