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International cartooning contest wars begin

First the Danes, then Iran, and now Israel is getting in on the mix with their own cartoon contest, though it’s purpose is perhaps not as spiteful as the Iranian one.

Amitai Sandy (29), graphic artist and publisher of Dimona Comix Publishing, from Tel-Aviv, Israel, has followed the unfolding of the “Muhammad cartoon-gate” events in amazement, until finally he came up with the right answer to all this insanity – and so he announced today the launch of a new anti-Semitic cartoons contest – this time drawn by Jews themselves!

“We’ll show the world we can do the best, sharpest, most offensive Jew hating cartoons ever published!” said Sandy “No Iranian will beat us on our home turf!”

The contest has been announced today on the www.boomka.org website, and the initiator accept submissions of cartoons, caricatures and short comic strips from people all over the world. The deadline is Sunday March 5, and the best works will be displayed in an Exhibition in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Sandy is now in the process of arranging sponsorships of large organizations, and promises lucrative prizes for the winners, including of course the famous Matzo-bread baked with the blood of Christian children.

War is ugly.

Community Comments

#1 Gary
February/22/2006
@ 11:24 am

There is a wide line between “freedom of speech” and “incitement”.
You do not yell fire in a movie theatre – that is not freedom of speech.
Those from Iran and other notable Muslim terrorists can find many excuses to become violent when Danish cartoons make fun of Muhammed, but yet the same people remain quiet during and after 9/11. They can spit daily on Christ and Judism in their cartoons and call us “infidels” – yet we do not riot. We only ask for peace, respect and tolerance. The FM of Denmark has proved that by taking out a Google adwords campaign.

I applaud Joel Leyden, publisher of the Israel News Agency, for collecting all of the inciteful Holocaust cartoons now coming out of Iran and noting on each and every one of them the facts of the Holocaust. Leyden says yes to freedom of speech by uploading these cartoons with factual notes. Leyden is truly the winner of this cartoon contest or should I say democracy is. Is there democracy in Iran or Syria?
No – just blind hate for Western democratic values.

And why do some many Muslims protest over cartoons?
Because their leaders pay them to get out into the street and keep them in power. How much are we now paying cartoonists in Iran, Syria and around the world for designing inciteful cartoons on the Holocaust which took the lives of Jews, Christians and Muslims?
12,000 dollars!

Shame on the Muslims who use the words “freedom of speech” to incite others to violence and murder.

I am now going to follow Leyden’s words of advice by typing the keywords for which we all should: “incitement, hate, iran, islam, terror, beheading, daniel pearl, 9/11, barcelona bombings, turkey car bombs, george w. bush, ariel sharon, lebanon, syria, hamas, oil backed terrorism, saudi arabia, suicide bus bombers, blowing up children in restaurants, freedom of speech, israel defense forces, Flemming Rose and denmark.”

Lastly, this Web site should follow Leyden of the Israel News Agency in taking holocaust cartoons and inserting factual notes of the holocaust on them. Why should we allow Iran and others to use these cartoons as incitement against us?

#2 Gary
February/22/2006
@ 5:24 am

There is a wide line between “freedom of speech” and “incitement”.
You do not yell fire in a movie theatre – that is not freedom of speech.
Those from Iran and other notable Muslim terrorists can find many excuses to become violent when Danish cartoons make fun of Muhammed, but yet the same people remain quiet during and after 9/11. They can spit daily on Christ and Judism in their cartoons and call us “infidels” – yet we do not riot. We only ask for peace, respect and tolerance. The FM of Denmark has proved that by taking out a Google adwords campaign.

I applaud Joel Leyden, publisher of the Israel News Agency, for collecting all of the inciteful Holocaust cartoons now coming out of Iran and noting on each and every one of them the facts of the Holocaust. Leyden says yes to freedom of speech by uploading these cartoons with factual notes. Leyden is truly the winner of this cartoon contest or should I say democracy is. Is there democracy in Iran or Syria?
No – just blind hate for Western democratic values.

And why do some many Muslims protest over cartoons?
Because their leaders pay them to get out into the street and keep them in power. How much are we now paying cartoonists in Iran, Syria and around the world for designing inciteful cartoons on the Holocaust which took the lives of Jews, Christians and Muslims?
12,000 dollars!

Shame on the Muslims who use the words “freedom of speech” to incite others to violence and murder.

I am now going to follow Leyden’s words of advice by typing the keywords for which we all should: “incitement, hate, iran, islam, terror, beheading, daniel pearl, 9/11, barcelona bombings, turkey car bombs, george w. bush, ariel sharon, lebanon, syria, hamas, oil backed terrorism, saudi arabia, suicide bus bombers, blowing up children in restaurants, freedom of speech, israel defense forces, Flemming Rose and denmark.”

Lastly, this Web site should follow Leyden of the Israel News Agency in taking holocaust cartoons and inserting factual notes of the holocaust on them. Why should we allow Iran and others to use these cartoons as incitement against us?

#3 Patrick EMIN
February/26/2006
@ 4:08 pm

That?s a great idea! Pity those caricatures don?t have a chance to be published in countries where the jewish community has forbiden them, such as France, where the ?anti-semitic? law will lead you directly to jail if either you dare publish them.
Those cartoons will be exclusively used in Israel. They are for internal use, mocking what jews think of jews and ignoring the outside world. What the world is waiting for is rather caricatures like for example a palestinian resistant throwing a stone at an israeli tank and the tank chief officer poping out of the tank and shouting to the palestinian ?you?terrorist!?, that would really show a sense of humour, but it?s not what we will get, or is it?

#4 Patrick EMIN
February/26/2006
@ 10:08 am

That?s a great idea! Pity those caricatures don?t have a chance to be published in countries where the jewish community has forbiden them, such as France, where the ?anti-semitic? law will lead you directly to jail if either you dare publish them.
Those cartoons will be exclusively used in Israel. They are for internal use, mocking what jews think of jews and ignoring the outside world. What the world is waiting for is rather caricatures like for example a palestinian resistant throwing a stone at an israeli tank and the tank chief officer poping out of the tank and shouting to the palestinian ?you?terrorist!?, that would really show a sense of humour, but it?s not what we will get, or is it?

#5 Andrey Feldshteyn
March/3/2006
@ 4:57 pm

This is so traditional for the Jewish culture! The power of self irony helped the nation to survive through so many suffering.

There is no need to explain the benefit of the self targeted humor. It helps to release the inner tensions; it neutralizes the hostile mockery and hatred. It actually helps to respect themselves in a way.

Thanks to this phenomenon we have riches of the traditional Jewish anecdote (I had fun to collect one of the first anthologies in Russia at the time of perestroika.)

Certainly I am going participate in this action.
Please check the gallery at
http://boomka.org/blog/wp-content/plugins/falbum/wp/album.php?album=72057594067999377

#6 Andrey Feldshteyn
March/3/2006
@ 10:57 am

This is so traditional for the Jewish culture! The power of self irony helped the nation to survive through so many suffering.

There is no need to explain the benefit of the self targeted humor. It helps to release the inner tensions; it neutralizes the hostile mockery and hatred. It actually helps to respect themselves in a way.

Thanks to this phenomenon we have riches of the traditional Jewish anecdote (I had fun to collect one of the first anthologies in Russia at the time of perestroika.)

Certainly I am going participate in this action.
Please check the gallery at
http://boomka.org/blog/wp-content/plugins/falbum/wp/album.php?album=72057594067999377

#7 Gabriel A. Levicky
March/4/2006
@ 4:46 am

Please check my blog http://tortureneverstops.blogspot.com/ for more outrageous stuff and link it if desired…

Thanks,

GabLev’06

#8 Gabriel A. Levicky
March/3/2006
@ 10:46 pm

Please check my blog http://tortureneverstops.blogspot.com/ for more outrageous stuff and link it if desired…

Thanks,

GabLev’06

#9 Andrey Feldshteyn
April/7/2006
@ 5:56 pm

Well, the controversial Danish publication had at least one positive outcome: the Israeli Anti-Semitic Cartoons Contest has happened!

It has been a great success. The announcement reached hundreds of blogs and news sites within two days, and from there to dozens of newspapers, TV networks and radio all over the world, from Russia to Brazil. Thousands of e-mail messages arrived from Jews, Jew-lovers and humor-lovers, and around 150 cartoons have been submitted.

The judging process was long and hard. The most honorable judges had a hard time with the cartoons? Some of them complained about their quality, and some about their cruelty?

The five judges have examined the cartoons and have passed their decisions. No one cartoon was a clear winner, so the winner by points is ?Fiddler on the Roof? by Aron Katz, 24, from LA, USA. Runners up were ?Studio 6? by Ilan Touri, 32, of Sidney, Australia, and ?Stars? by Andrey Feldshteyn, 54, of Minneapolis, USA (the last guy is ME, if you not know it yet).

You can check the gallery at:
http://boomka.org/blog/wp-content/plugins/falbum/wp/album.php?album=72057594067999377
or read about contest at http://boomka.org/.

#10 Andrey Feldshteyn
April/7/2006
@ 11:56 am

Well, the controversial Danish publication had at least one positive outcome: the Israeli Anti-Semitic Cartoons Contest has happened!

It has been a great success. The announcement reached hundreds of blogs and news sites within two days, and from there to dozens of newspapers, TV networks and radio all over the world, from Russia to Brazil. Thousands of e-mail messages arrived from Jews, Jew-lovers and humor-lovers, and around 150 cartoons have been submitted.

The judging process was long and hard. The most honorable judges had a hard time with the cartoons? Some of them complained about their quality, and some about their cruelty?

The five judges have examined the cartoons and have passed their decisions. No one cartoon was a clear winner, so the winner by points is ?Fiddler on the Roof? by Aron Katz, 24, from LA, USA. Runners up were ?Studio 6? by Ilan Touri, 32, of Sidney, Australia, and ?Stars? by Andrey Feldshteyn, 54, of Minneapolis, USA (the last guy is ME, if you not know it yet).

You can check the gallery at:
http://boomka.org/blog/wp-content/plugins/falbum/wp/album.php?album=72057594067999377
or read about contest at http://boomka.org/.

#11 Kaladhar Bapu
October/7/2006
@ 6:16 pm

UMO â?? 2nd International Cartoon contestâ??06

Announcement for the UMO â?? 2nd International Cartoon contest, here is the summary, the details follow…

* Open to everybody
* 3 entries per participant
* No entry fee
* Awards worth Rs 60,000/-
* Deadline: November 3rd, 2006

The UMO – International Cartoon Contest is held by UsabilityMatters.Org towards the World Usability Day. All the awarded and qualified cartoons will be exhibited on 14th November 2006 on the World Usability Day.

Participation is open to all cartoonists from every country in the world.

There is no Entry fee.

Please go through the rules and regulations â?? and in particular â?? the conditions applicable to the intellectual property rights.

Theme for the Competition

Mobile Mishaps â?? troublesome experiences with mobile phones

Brief: Previously, the objects we used in our day-to-day lives were easy to use and predictable in behavior. We used to wind our watches to set time, turn on a switch to light up a space, turn on a radio and set stations with a knob, attend to a call by just picking up the receiver of the phone, etc., But now with the introduction of computing; the objects we use come with many behaviors.

Mobile phones so far have had a much larger impact in our lives than anticipated. From being just a piece of communication tool, it has achieved a status of an object of desire, an object to possess. If some use it just for telecommunication, some have gone to the extent of making it their most personal gadget to rely in every need. They come in different shapes, sizes and some look even like being made for multi- purpose usage akin to cracking nuts. Some of them even confuse us, as they share amazingly similar looks with a television remote control. Most of them are pleasing to look at and offer great features but are rarely of any use. Most of us have had various kinds of experiences with this so-called most essential gadget. It alerts us, excites us, pleases us, surprises us, enthralls us, scares us and also troubles us.

The objective of this competition is to identify troublesome moments we experience while using mobile phones in a specific context or even out of context and depict it in the form of a hilarious cartoon.

Awards and Acknowledgements
A jury will select the top 6 winning entries, the cartoonists will be granted a cash prize award of

* First prize Rs.25,000/- (Rs. Twenty five thousand only)
* Two second prizes of Rs. 10,000/- (Rs. Ten thousand only) each and
* Three Third prizes Rs. 5,000/- (Rs. Five thousand only) each
* Five Special mention awards

An exhibition of the winning and short listed entries will be held and UMO will publish an exhaustive works report.

The jury and the judgment criteria

We are in process of putting a jury of well-known professionals and socially active personalities. The names will be announced in due course, depending on confirmation. For Judgment jury will use criteria such as creativity, humor, visual communication, presentation, persuasiveness, originality, cleverness, relevance of content and execution to identify the winner.

Deadline for Submission

Cartoons will be accepted through November 3rd, 2006

Rules and Regulations

Entries : up to 3 cartoons per person
Size (snail mail) : A4 (210 X 297 mm ) or A3 (297X410)
Size (digital) : 300dpi and in dimensions that are suitable for printing
Technique : free
Entries in hard-copy/paper will not be returned. Entries in digital format may need to be re-posted if the resolution is not found good for printing.

Exhibition and Prize distribution

On World Usability Day, November 14, 2006

Submitting your entries

Mail your cartoons keeping the competition name in subject line to usabilitymatters [at] gmail [dot] com.

If you are sending through the snail mail, use the following address:

UMO- 2nd International Cartoon Contest
usabilitymatters.org,
Plot no.12, Penthouse, ICRISAT colony,
Road no.11, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. India. 500 045
ph: +91-0-9849301500

Please mention a little background information about yourself that may help identify you with your work and the email id that will help us get back to you with any communication.

Intellectual property rights
UMO may, in its sole discretion to use the art-work (images, photograph, written content) for any purpose, change, alter, amend, add to, delete from and otherwise modify, including but not limited to, any and all cuts, edits, rearrangements and other alterations, additions and deletions.The responsibility for authenticity of all the submitted content, including the art-work and the personal information rests solely with the provider, and UMO will assume no role in case of litigations and copied works. The involved parties shall have to settle the matter themselves, within the conditions the original work was published/released.We respect your privacy and will not be giving out, or sharing your personal information with any

#12 Kaladhar Bapu
October/7/2006
@ 12:16 pm

UMO â?? 2nd International Cartoon contestâ??06

Announcement for the UMO â?? 2nd International Cartoon contest, here is the summary, the details follow…

* Open to everybody
* 3 entries per participant
* No entry fee
* Awards worth Rs 60,000/-
* Deadline: November 3rd, 2006

The UMO – International Cartoon Contest is held by UsabilityMatters.Org towards the World Usability Day. All the awarded and qualified cartoons will be exhibited on 14th November 2006 on the World Usability Day.

Participation is open to all cartoonists from every country in the world.

There is no Entry fee.

Please go through the rules and regulations â?? and in particular â?? the conditions applicable to the intellectual property rights.

Theme for the Competition

Mobile Mishaps â?? troublesome experiences with mobile phones

Brief: Previously, the objects we used in our day-to-day lives were easy to use and predictable in behavior. We used to wind our watches to set time, turn on a switch to light up a space, turn on a radio and set stations with a knob, attend to a call by just picking up the receiver of the phone, etc., But now with the introduction of computing; the objects we use come with many behaviors.

Mobile phones so far have had a much larger impact in our lives than anticipated. From being just a piece of communication tool, it has achieved a status of an object of desire, an object to possess. If some use it just for telecommunication, some have gone to the extent of making it their most personal gadget to rely in every need. They come in different shapes, sizes and some look even like being made for multi- purpose usage akin to cracking nuts. Some of them even confuse us, as they share amazingly similar looks with a television remote control. Most of them are pleasing to look at and offer great features but are rarely of any use. Most of us have had various kinds of experiences with this so-called most essential gadget. It alerts us, excites us, pleases us, surprises us, enthralls us, scares us and also troubles us.

The objective of this competition is to identify troublesome moments we experience while using mobile phones in a specific context or even out of context and depict it in the form of a hilarious cartoon.

Awards and Acknowledgements
A jury will select the top 6 winning entries, the cartoonists will be granted a cash prize award of

* First prize Rs.25,000/- (Rs. Twenty five thousand only)
* Two second prizes of Rs. 10,000/- (Rs. Ten thousand only) each and
* Three Third prizes Rs. 5,000/- (Rs. Five thousand only) each
* Five Special mention awards

An exhibition of the winning and short listed entries will be held and UMO will publish an exhaustive works report.

The jury and the judgment criteria

We are in process of putting a jury of well-known professionals and socially active personalities. The names will be announced in due course, depending on confirmation. For Judgment jury will use criteria such as creativity, humor, visual communication, presentation, persuasiveness, originality, cleverness, relevance of content and execution to identify the winner.

Deadline for Submission

Cartoons will be accepted through November 3rd, 2006

Rules and Regulations

Entries : up to 3 cartoons per person
Size (snail mail) : A4 (210 X 297 mm ) or A3 (297X410)
Size (digital) : 300dpi and in dimensions that are suitable for printing
Technique : free
Entries in hard-copy/paper will not be returned. Entries in digital format may need to be re-posted if the resolution is not found good for printing.

Exhibition and Prize distribution

On World Usability Day, November 14, 2006

Submitting your entries

Mail your cartoons keeping the competition name in subject line to usabilitymatters [at] gmail [dot] com.

If you are sending through the snail mail, use the following address:

UMO- 2nd International Cartoon Contest
usabilitymatters.org,
Plot no.12, Penthouse, ICRISAT colony,
Road no.11, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. India. 500 045
ph: +91-0-9849301500

Please mention a little background information about yourself that may help identify you with your work and the email id that will help us get back to you with any communication.

Intellectual property rights
UMO may, in its sole discretion to use the art-work (images, photograph, written content) for any purpose, change, alter, amend, add to, delete from and otherwise modify, including but not limited to, any and all cuts, edits, rearrangements and other alterations, additions and deletions.The responsibility for authenticity of all the submitted content, including the art-work and the personal information rests solely with the provider, and UMO will assume no role in case of litigations and copied works. The involved parties shall have to settle the matter themselves, within the conditions the original work was published/released.We respect your privacy and will not be giving out, or sharing your personal information with any

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