The invitation to the competition has started.
Participation in the cartoon competition is reserved for a limited number of selected artists
and is therefore not open to entrants other than the cartoonists, caricaturists and professional illustrators indicated by the organisation.
For this reason, the competition rules and participation form will not be published on the website, as they will be sent only to the invited artists.
The cartoon competition will be divided into two sections:
A) First section: “Cartoon”
“Water, source of health”
Artworks without words are preferable. If it is essential to include a joke, the English translation must be written at the bottom of the artwork.
B) Second section:“Caricature (humor portrait)”
Best works realized in the last year.
Palazzo dei Congressi di Salsomaggiore Terme
Taverna rossa e Sala delle Colonne – Saturday, August 31 2019
The success of the fourth edition of the “World Humor Awards” is first of all that of the continuous increase in the participation in the competition by the authors. In fact over 200 artists from 62 countries of the world have sent their works in the two sections themed drawing and caricature.
After three very successful editions at the Baistrocchi Spa this year, thanks to the special interest in the initiative by the councilor for culture Dr. Pasquale Gerace, the event had the contribution of the municipal administration of Salsomaggiore Terme which made the premises available. in the congress building, the mythical “Taverna rossa” for the awarding and the “Sala delle colonne” for the exhibition of about three hundred drawings in competition.
The dott. Gerace intervened at the awards ceremony delivering the prizes to the winners of the caricature section and special prizes, while for the theme design “50 years of the moon 1969-2019” the awards were presented by a distinguished guest, the dott. . Tommaso Ghidini, head of the Structures, Mechanisms and Materials Division of the European Space Agency (ESA).
The winning authors are hosted by the association Lepidus.it which organizes the competition.
For other authors, not winners, but who have sent the works in competition,
and wish to participate at the awards ceremony and visit the exhibition,
the organization has agreed the daily prices of stay.
40 € stay with breakfast
55 € half board
65 € full board
For two people
70 € stay with breakfast
To book, preferably by 15 August,
send email to:
in copy to:
or call at no. +39 0524 574411
stating that you are participating in the World Humor Awards
NUOVA SCADENZA IL 23 APRILE
FELICE PASQUA A TUTTI!
NEW DEADLINE ON APRIL 23ST
HAPPY EASTER TO ALL!
NOUVELLE DATE LIMITE LE 23 AVRIL
JOYEUSES PÂQUES À TOUS!
NUEVA PLAZO EL 23 DE ABRIL
¡FELIZ PASCUA A TODOS!
This year, thanks to the agreements with the Municipality of Salsomaggiore, the exhibition moves into the restored Tommasini salons.
The event in the new prestigious location, while maintaining the characteristics tested in the first editions, intends to pass from an exclusive circle of authors to a wider public looking for greater involvement in the city.
The fixed points of the event remain however the inauguration of the 2019 edition exhibition and the award ceremony with the presence of the winners and the jury in Salsomaggiore Terme
Subsequently and in any case by the end of the year the exhibition, in collaboration with the Regional Employees’ Club, will be re-proposed in Bologna in locations still to be defined (Sala Borsa, Palazzo d’Accursio, Legislative Assembly Hall …).
The 2019 exhibition, together with those of previous years, remains available for other locations that request it.
“50 years of the moon” is the theme proposed for the 2019 theme design while the free theme for the caricature section has been left.
The invitations to the selected authors were sent at the beginning of January and the deadline for the delivery of the works is fixed at the end of April.
The jury will then evaluate the works received to define the final ranking and deliver it to the organization that must provide for the consequent convening of the winners and to organize their travel and hospitality.
The exhibition of the works at Tommasini will be indicatively from August 26th to September 8th with the awards ceremony scheduled for Saturday, August 31st in the late afternoon.
We foresee important moments and spaces with the authors who design for the public.