Chopin's Smile


Chopin's Smile International Cartoon Competition Deadline for delivering the entries: 30 November 2009. Organizators: Museum of Caricature and Cartoon Art in Warsaw and the CHOPIN 2010 Celebrations Office

Sunday 2 August, 1:00 am — Tuesday 1 December 2009

Karikatúra Múzeum

Chopin's Smile
International Cartoon Competition

The Museum of Caricature and Cartoon Art in Warsaw together with the CHOPIN 2010 Celebrations Office announces an international cartoon competition under the name Chopin's Smile.

The aim of the 'Chopin's Smile' International Cartoon Competition is to popularise knowledge about the life and creativity of Fryderyk Chopin at home and abroad, by proxy of cartoon and satirical art.
This is an open competition aimed at professional artists working in the fields of caricature and satirical art, and at art students at higher educational establishments
Original works (including computer graphics) may be submitted in the technique of one's choice - drawing, painting, graphics, collage, in a format not exceeding A-3 (297x420 mm) in size. Computer printouts must be signed by hand. Photocopies of works are inadmissible. Contestants are hereby advised that works sent in by electronic mail shall be disqualified from participating in the competion. Each participant may submit no more than 5 works. Prize winning works from other competitions are barred from this competition.

Entries should carry the annotation "USMIECH CHOPINA" (CHOPIN'S SMILE) and must be delivered by the end of November (30 XI 2009) to the following address:

Muzeum Karykatury
ul. Kozia 11, 00-070 Warsaw, Poland
phone/fax. +48 (0) 22 827 88 95,
Competition office: phone +48 (0) 22 828 76 01

Each entry must carry the name and surname of its author, and the work's title/caption should it have one. An Entry Form should be attached to each submission. Receipt of the Entry Form shall be regarded as tantamount to the entrant?s consent for his/her personal data as disclosed in the Entry Form to be made public. Participants must deliver their entries to the Museum of Caricature and Cartoon Art by delivery fi rms or in person, at their own expense. The organisers of the competition disclaim any responsibility for any damage sustained by works entered for the competition while in transit.


Deadline for submission of entries - November 30, 2009
Meeting of the International Jury - December 5, 2009
Announcement of the results of the competition on the websites
of the organisers and the partners - January 2010
Post-competition exhibition at the Museum of Caricature and Cartoon Art in Warsaw - June-October 2010
Official awards' ceremony - September 2010


The entries shall be assessed by an International Jury consisting of eminent cartoonists, art critics, musicians and representatives of the organisers
The Jury shall award the following Regulation Prizes:

Grand Prix - 15.000 - PLN (ca. 3400 euro)
I Prize - 10 000 PLN (ca. 2250 euro)
II Prize - 8 000 PLN (ca. 1800 euro)
III Prize - 6 000 PLN (ca. 1350 euro)
3 Distinctions - 3 000 PLN (ca. 675 euro each)

In addition, prizes funded by other institutions or sponsors are envisaged.

More information and downloads

George Sand to Chopin: Oh! Frycek! You are pressing the wrong keys... (by Eryk Lipiński, 1985)