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Yomiuri Cartoon Contest

Burmese Relief Center--Japan
DATE:May 10, 1995
Subject: Yomiuri Shimbun's Cartoon Contest

In previous years political cartoons from Eastern Europe etc.
have had great impact and wide circulation through this
contest.  We have seen the work of some outstanding Burmese
cartoonists and artists in the democracy movement.  Here is a
potential forum for the message of human rights and
democracy in Burma.  BRC--J


Cartoonists are invited to submit entries to the 17th Yomiuri
International Cartoon Contest, the annual competition that
drew about 10,000 entries from 71 countries last year.

Amateur and professional cartoonists from Japan and abroad
should submit work in either the Theme or Free category.  The
theme this year is "Compare."  The verb "compare" allows a
wide range of interpretations as any two things can be
contrasted in any number of ways.  Entrants should use their
creativity and imagination in developing this theme.

Cartoonists of middle school age or younger are invited to
submit work to the junior division, but entries are limited to
the Free category.  High school students should submit work to
the adult division.

The junior division consists of two categories: one for entrants
of primary school age and younger, and one for middle school
students.  Overseas entrants to the junior division should be 15
or younger.

The winner of the Grand Prize will receive 2 million yen.  The
runner-up will receive the Hidezo Prize of 1.5 million. 

A Gold Prize of 500,000 yen will be awarded to one entrant
each in the Free and Theme categories.  Selection Committee
Special Prizes of 300,000 yen will be awarded to a total of five
entrants selected from both categories.   Thirty entrants will
receive Excellence Prizes of 100,000 yen each.

The winners will be announced in The Yomiuri Shimbun and
The Daily Yomiuri in late December and prizewinning
cartoons will run in both papers in January.

Deadlines: Entries for the junior division should arrive by
October 10 and entries in the adult division by Oct. 25.  

Submit entries (maximum three entries per person and no
larger than 297 mm x 420 mm) to:

The 17th Yomiuri International Cartoon Contest
The Yomiuri Shimbun
1-7-1 Otemachi
Tokyo 100-55
+ 81- 3-3242-1111 extension 3769