Il Regolamento di Biumor 2023

32a Biennale Internazionale dell’Umorismo nell’Arte

Tolentino | 24 novembre 2023 – 28 gennaio 2024


The Municipality of Tolentino convenes and organises the 32nd Biennale Internazionale dell’Umorismo nell’Arte (32nd Festival of Humour in Art) – a prize contest focused on humour in art.

The contest is divided into two sections:

1. “Premio Internazionale Città di Tolentino” (“City of Tolentino International Award”) – for humorous art with a free theme.

2. “Premio Luigi Mari” (“Luigi Mari Award”) for caricatures of illustrious figures.

The contest comprises:

  • a selection of the competing entries by a qualified jury. The artworks so singled out will be exhibited at the venue of the 32nd Biennale Internazionale dell’Umorismo nell’Arte, from November 24, 2023 throughout January 28, 2024.

  • publication of a complimentary catalogue that will be presented to the authors of the selected works;

  • a prize awarding event.

Against the backdrop of the festival is a commendation for Humour on the internet awarded for products at the cutting edge of communica- tions technology that shatter the stereotypical patterns typical of traditional comedy.



The contest is open to contemporary artists of any nationality and any age, who are allowed to enter a maximum of three works which must be unreleased and authentic, free in size and technique, and performed in whatever form of visual art, material and support – pictorial, graphics, sculpture and installation, photography and video. Computer-aided digital visuals, as well as photographic source artworks with purely structural digital fix are also allowed to enter the contest.

It is required that all works be submitted solely in digital format – paintings, sculptures, drawings and the like must be photographed then sent by email or through file-sharing services such as WeTransfer (https://wetransfer.com/), Dropbox (https://dropbox.com/it/) or Google Drive (https://drive.googlr.com) to the email address info@biumor.com in GIF, JPG, PNG, or PDF format, with a resolution of 150 dpi and saved in high quality, with a maximum file size of 3 MB.

Each author is required to attach the participation form, completed in full and duly signed. Each work must be accompanied by the appropriate label.

The participation form and coupon can be downloaded from the website www.biumor.com.

The jury-selected works for the exhibition will be requested from the author in their original form.



The deadline to enter the contest is October 23, 2023.



Admission of the works, their selection for display and the awarding of prizes are exclusive competence of the jury nominated by the Municipality of Tolentino in consultation with the Artistic Director. The jury’s decision is final and irrevocable.



The Jury will award below prizes:


“Premio Internazionale Città di Tolentino” (“City of Tolentino International Award”) for humour in art with a free theme

1st money prize – € 3,000.00, will be awarded to the winner of the 2023 Exhibition. In case of a tie, the prize money awarded will be split among the winners.

2nd Prize – € 1,000.00


“Premio Luigi Mari” (“Luigi Mari Award”) for caricatures of illustrious figures

1st Prize – € 1,000.00

Other special commendations may possibly be awarded by the jury.


All monetary awards are subject to gross taxation.



The prize winning works will not be returned, they shall remain the property of the Municipality of Tolentino and will become part of the collection of MIUMOR – the International Museum of Humour in Art.

The works selected for the exhibition, if expressly donated by the Author shall remain the property of the Municipality of Tolentino, that is entitled to make a discretionary use of them.

The works not expressly donated can be collected from the MIUMOR as from 28 February 2024 personally by the artist or their delegate; alternatively they can be returned, not earlier than the thirtieth day after the scheduled closing date of the Exhibition, unless extended, if specifically indicated.



The Municipality of Tolentino, in its capacity as organizer of the event, pledges to the greatest care, custody and supervision over the length of time they will be at the venue of the Biennale Exhibition and during transportation, but declines all responsibility for theft, fire, damage or loss that may occur as a result of any unforeseen causes.



Contestants allow the Municipality the right to reproduce any of the selected works free of charge for publication in the official catalogue of the Exhibition, in as many copies as the Municipality shall deem appropriate, including publication on the website and any other form of communication and promotion.

The City is authorized to publish the works on any support, even for commercial purposes. In case of reproductions, the author will be mentioned in the habitual ways. The author allows free use of their work for popularisation, cultural and recreational purposes, as well as for public enjoyment. The author must expressly renounce all rights to any compensation.



Contestants expressly authorize the Municipality of Tolentino to process the personal data in its possession in accordance with the personal data protection law, so as to include them in databases operated directly by the local administration or a third party appointed by it.

As organizer of the 32nd Biennale Exhibition, the Municipality is entitled to adopt final decisions on all matters not mentioned in these Regulations.

These are published on the website www.biumor.com in Italian, English, French and Spanish. In case of controversy, the Italian text shall prevail. Participation in the 32nd Biennale Internazionale dell’Umorismo nell’Arte implies unconditional acceptance of all items contained herein.




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International Cartoon Contest Golden Hat 2023, Belgium

Theme: Free

The Golden Hat is an international cartoon competition associated with the Cartoon Festival Knokke-Heist, Belgium. The festival will reach its 63rd edition in 2024, making it the oldest Cartoon Festival in the world.

All persons over 18 years of age are eligible to participate in this international contest. 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.

Participation is free of charge. Deadline 31.12.2023.

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. No moving images allowed.

Participants are free to choose the theme of their entries.

Maximum 5 submissions per person, black and white or colour.
The cartoons must not contain text.
Drawings can also be made digitally.
They must be packaged flat and not folded.
Works under glass, framed or in other materials will not be accepted.
They must not have been exhibited in Belgium or awarded in other countries.
Digital entries: min. 2480 x 3500 pixels (A4 300dpi). Allowed file types: jpg jpeg eps tif psd pdf.
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.
Your participation is only valid if we have received your fully completed entry form on our website.
Entries are submitted at the expense of the entrants.
The selected cartoons wil be tramed with a passe-partout for the exhibition.
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.

By participating, entrants grant the organizing body the right to use their entries as advertising for the “International Cartoon Festival” and the seaside resort Knokke-Heist (e.g. as cartoon book, catalogue, advertising in the press and other media, separate promotional printed works such as posters, leaflets, etc., promotional gifts by the city council and/or cartoon festival organizers, calendar).

A professional jury will make a selection for the exhibition from the submissions received and will select 10 nominees.
This selection will be checked for plagiarism after which the jury can decide to make a selection.
The winners will be announced on the opening date of the festival.

All submitted works shall become the property of the organizing body related to the cartoon festival.
You can ask for a return of the submitted items on your expence. Submitted works will be stored for maximum 2 years.

In collaboration with “Davidsfonds” Leuven, a cartoon book will be published, subject to budgetary and technical constraints. Selected participants will be entitled to one copy.

Golden Hat 5.000 € *
Silver Hat 2.000 € *
Bronze Hat 1.000 € *
Audience Award 500 €
* + flight and hotelaccommodation in Knokke-Heist during the opening (one night)

City of Knokke-Heist / Culture House
Maxim Willemspad 1 , 8300 Knokke-Heist
Phone +32 50 63 04 30

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