Golden Hat Contest for Caricatures and the Opportunity to Travel to Belgium 2020

Deadline : 31 Dec 2019

Nonprofit organization: Knokke-Heist

Specialities: Creative Arts and Design

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Golden Hat Contest for Caricatures and the Opportunity to Travel to Belgium 2020

Knokke-Heist invites international creative individuals over 18 years old interested in drawing cartoons to participate in the Golden Hat Contest for 2019-2020. A cartoon is a humorous drawing. This may be a caricature of a famous person, a parody of a real situation, or simply a picture of a funny situation. The cartoon may consist of one image or take the form of a short comic strip. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Participants shall agree to the terms and conditions of the rules and the decisions of the jury. Belgian law governing withholding tax on prizes won by foreign participants applies. 
  2. No moving images allowed.
  3. Participants are free to choose the theme of their entries.
  4. Maximum 5 submissions per person, black and white or colour.
  5. The cartoons must not contain text.
  6. Drawings can also be made digitally.
  7. They must be packaged flat and not folded.
  8. Works under glass, framed or in other materials will not be accepted.
  9. They must not have been exhibited in Belgium or awarded in other countries.
  10. Digital entries: min. 2480 x 3500 pixels (A4 300dpi). Allowed file types: jpg jpeg eps tif psd pdf.
  11. Entries may only be sent by post after the form has been completed on the website and the form is enclosed with the entry. Dimensions min. 21 x 30 cm or max. 30 x 42 cm. The entrant’s name, first name and address must be written on the back of each cartoon.
  12. Your participation is only valid if we have received your fully completed entry form on the website.
  13. Entries are submitted at the expense of the entrants.
  14. The sender remains responsible for the originality of his work. Discussions and possible claims concerning all forms of plagiarism are the responsibility of the contributor.
  15. By participating, entrants grant the organizing body the right to use their entries as advertising for the “International Cartoon Festival”.


  1. Golden Hat: €5,000 
  2. Silver Hat: €2,000 
  3. Bronze Hat: €1,000 
  4. Audience Award: €500 
  5. Flight and hotel accommodation in Knokke-Heist during the opening (one night)

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