International Cartoon ontest Fair Play

Pictures forwarded to The Fair Play Cartoon Contest are here


The permanent exhibition of cartoons forwarded to The Fair Play International Contest was opened on Friday, June 26, on Primorskiy blvd in Odessa. The exposition is placed in glass windows, round the entrance to the escalator, at the side of Primorskiy blvd.

Initially three money prizes for the winners of The Fair Play International Contest were foreseen. However already during working out the totals it was decided to increase the number of rewards, adding another second prize and two more thirds. Marina Turovskaya (Ukraine) became the victress of the contest. Igor Kondenko (Ukraine) and Melenko Kosanovich (Serbiya) took the second place. Bronze prizewinners are Victor Golub (Ukraine), Paolo Dalponte (Italy), Tsen Kos (Turkey).

Encouraging prizes were reached by Odessites: Victor Dzhevaga - granted by Alye Parusa restaurant, Aleksander Barabanschikov - granted by the Worldwide Club of Odessites, Anatoliy Sinishin - granted by the Knizhkoviy supermarket network of the Odessa bookstores.


Entire world supports The Fair Play International Cartoon Contest run in Odessa

The Organizational Committee of The Fair Play International Cartoon Contest keeps receiving cartoonists drawings from everywhere. 39 artists from 20 countries of the world (Australia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, Greece, Israel, Iran, Spain, China, Mongolia, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, USA, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, and Montenegro) have forwarded 150 works just in a week after the announcement of The Contest.

The Secretary General of The International Cartoonists Federation Mr. Bernard Bouton have been on to odessites to evidence his interest to the creative tournament. And a famous Russian cartoonist Nikolay Chernyshov wrote: We are participants and supporters, a half of the world is already with you!

Worldwide Club of Odessites, Odessa Cartoonists Association and Vikna-Odessa Informational Agency announce about The Fair Play International Cartoon Contest

The contest is announced for the decision of the European football officials revoked Odessa right to receive matches of EURO 2012.

The verdict brought to Odessa is unexpected, unfair, opaque, and motiveless. It clashes cardinally both with conditions precedent for candidate cities selection and with conclusions and recommendations by UEFA experts, and also violates one of fundamental concept principles of fair play, i. e. equal chances all of sportsmen starting the competitions could equally claim on victory.

UEFA by its decision left Odessa without EURO 2012, and EURO 2012 left without Odessa, and entire world is at a loss... (thats not less sad).


Events, relations between people in sport (in football particularly). Situations could be reflected in a humorous mood, possibly, underlined in Russian, Ukrainian or English.


1). All comers can participate.
2). Pictures (electronic copies) can be done in any technique. The amount of pictures by one author is limited by five. Pictures having awards of other cartoon contests can participate.
3). Art pieces are to be forwarded via e-mail: odessacartoon@gmail.com and are to have resolution of 300 dpi, sized A4, format JPG or PDF, max 2,0 Mb.
4). Every picture is to be forwarded attached to a separate message, including artists questionnaire, address, e-mail, and a picture of the author.
5). Deadline of pictures receipt June 20, 2009.
6). Pictures forwarding to participate the contest will be exhibited at Vikna-Odessa website (www.viknaodessa.od.ua) as they are received.
7). The round off of the contest according the decision of competent jury and announcement of winners will take place on June 26, 2009 in Odessa (Ukraine).
8). Art pieces forwarded to the contest will be exhibited since June 27 in free access in Odessa.
9). The pictures sent to the competition can be used by contest founders in ads and for Internet exhibitions.
10). Participating the contest artists consent that their works could be used in shows in Ukraine and abroad.

(given by the organizers of the contest)

The 1st prize $500
The 2nd prize $300
The 3rd prize $200

Encouraging and special prizes from sponsors of the Fair Play International Cartoon Contest are possible.

E-mail to forward art pieces: odessacartoon@gmail.com
Website of the contest: www.viknaodessa.od.ua

Contest coordinators: Peter Siguta, Eugene Volokin