1 October, 2019.





Erasmus Cartoon Contest Rotterdam

Cartoonfestival Rotterdam Foundation (CFR) is organizing a cartoon festival in collaboration with the Erasmus Committee Icon Foundation of Rotterdam on the theme of ‘friendship ‘ (between people from different cultures).

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The organization seeks to communicate the message of friendship in a playful visual way to all citizens of the world and more specific those in Rotterdam and its direct environment.

The festival is planning the following activities

  • EAn international cartoon contest for (semi) professional cartoonists from all over the world.
  • An exposition of the 100 best submissions will be displayed in the historic church of Saint Laurence and the Central Library in the very centre of the city of Rotterdam.
  • The publishing of a book of the 100 best submissions.
  • Activities around the exposition: Cartoon workshops, making photo cartoons, living statue of Erasmus, a sidewalk chalk drawing competition.
  • The projection of a gigantic picture of the caricature Erasmus drew as a self-portrait.
  • Cartoon workshops for students of schools in Rotterdam and its direct environment. The best examples will be published in the book.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Arts .


  • ‘friendship’ (between people from different cultures)

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

16 days.

The inauguration and award ceremony will take place November 29th, 2019. The opening exhibition will run from November 29th to December 15th 2019.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The number of entries is limited to 5.
  • Any kind of graphical technique will be accepted.
  • The works may not have been exhibited, published or awarded before.
  • By entering the contest the author certifies he or she is the sole owner of the entry
  • Subtitles are not allowed.
  • A4 format
  • Digital entries will be in JPEG format and have a resolution of a minimum of 300 dpi and a maximum file size of 3MB
  • A4 hard copies sent by post are also accepted. These must bear, on the reverse side, the surname, forename and address of the author.
  • Copyright of the entries lies with the authors of the cartoons. By participating, the author authorizes Stichting Cartoonfestival Rotterdam to publish the submitted works in the catalogue, for the promotion of the exhibition and for the exhibition of the cartoons in the opening exhibition as well as in possible following exhibitions in cities that honour Erasmus within a period of 12 months following the opening ceremony. For any other use of the cartoons the written permission of the Author is previously requested. Consequently, the selected works will remain at the disposal of the organizers until December 2020.
  • If after announcement of the awards, it appears that plagiarism has been committed, the jury can decide to withdraw the prize.

Opportunity Cost


  • 1st prize € 1.000+ trophy
  • 2nd prize € 750+ trophy
  • 3rd prize € 500+ trophy
  • Tulip prize  € 250
  • On the occasion of the awards ceremony, the winners of the 1st, 2nd and 3th prize are invited for a stay in Rotterdam, from November 29th – December 1th ( 3 days). Travel cost will be refunded and stay expenses will be paid by Stitching Cartoon festival Rotterdam.
  • Cartoons that are selected for the exhibition will be published in an catalog. On request the authors of the selected works for the catalog and the exhibition will get a free catalog.

How to Apply

  • You can send your digital works to:
  • Hard copies can be sent to: Cartoonfestival Rotterdam, p/a. Wessel Gansfortweg 65, 3052KM Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Both digital and hard copy entries should be accompanied by a short resume and a picture of the author.

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This Scholarship Published by:
” Mennatullah Ayman \ Egypt “

Reviewed by”Mariam Mohamed Kamal/ Egypt

& Egypt/ Rahaf Elkhodary
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