WOMAN
1 - ABOUT THE THEME
The theme for the 1st International Graphic Humor Salon of Pernambuco (SIHG-PE) is THE WOMAN. Our goal is to promote a reflection on gender equality and inequality, as well as the differences between sexes, by way of a contest of cartoons and caricatures. You’re invited to pour some ink over this discussion. Through this exhibition, and through an all-female jury, the SIHG-PE also wants to pay homage and give visibility to artists who actively contribute to the development of graphic humor in Brazil and abroad.

2 – ABOUT THE 1st INTERNATIONAL GRAPHIC HUMOR SALON OF PERNAMBUCO (SIHG-PE)
This is a competitive exhibition, divided into two categories of cartoon and caricature, and with THE WOMAN as a specific theme.

3 - ABOUT THE CONTESTANTS
a) All graphic artists, be them amateurs or professionals, Brazilian or foreign, are allowed to participate.
b) Each contestant can send 1 (one) or up to 2 (two) original works in each category: cartoon and caricature.
c) When applying to this contest the candidate is aware that he’s the sole responsible for the veracity of all information and authorship of the works presented, being susceptible to civil and criminal charges, both during and after the contest, if the provided information or the work’s authorship is proved to be false.
d) People working directly with SIHG-PE’s organization, production and marketing are not allowed to participate.

4 - ABOUT THE REGISTRATION
a) Application forms are available at www.sihg.com.br.
b) Application can only be done via the website.
c) Each contestant must fill in one application form for each category, attaching in it the correspondent work.
d) Works must be in A3 format (297 mm x 420 mm), horizontal or vertical, in JPEG format, and with a resolution of 300 DPI.
e) The Salon’s organization is not responsible for applications or works invalidated due to technical difficulties in computers, network traffic, malfunctions in communication lines, as well as any other issues that makes impossible for the correct application via the Salon’s website.
f) Applications will be confirmed via e-mail.
g) Application implies that the contestant accepts the rules for the contest in its full terms, including acceptance of the contest’s results as well as the destination and use of the original works of art.

5 - ABOUT THE WORKS‘ DESTINATION AND USE
a) The property of ALL the enrolled works sent to the contest will be transferred to the SIHG, which will use its property rights in unrestricted and exclusive ways according to its interests. This will not incur in any kind of indemnification to the authors.
b) After selection, the selected works will be displayed at the SIHG-PE exhibition. The list with all the selected works will be published at www.sihg.com.br.

6 - ABOUT THE DEADLINE
a) Works will be received until 0h00 am (Brasília Time), 1 September 2012.
b) Judgement will occur on 19 October 2012.
c) Exhibition will occur from 21 October to 19 November 2012.

7 - ABOUT THE JUDGMENT, SELECTION AND PRIZE
a) Creativity, originality and pertinence to the theme will be the criteria for the selection and prize of all works. Evaluation will be within the responsibility of a judging commission, whose decisions must be accepted and not refuted in any way.
b) Works sent to the SIHG will be submitted to two juries: one for the selection and another one for the prize. The first, formed from professionals in the graphic humor field, will select 120 (one hundred and twenty) works for the exhibition and the catalog. The prizewinners will be chosen among the selected works.
c) From the 120 (one hundred and twenty) selected works, 6 (six) will be rewarded and given 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes within each category.
d) The judging commission may select up to three works in each category to be rewarded with a Honored Mention, which does not include prize in money.
e) Cases not described within the present rules will be analyzed by the jury.

8 - ABOUT THE PRIZE
a) The selected artist will be rewarded with the following prizes, according to the categories:

CARTOON
1st Place ................................R$ 6.000,00 (six thousand reais) plus trophy;
2nd Place ................................R$ 3.000,00 (three thousand reais) plus trophy;
3rd Place ................................R$ 1.000,00 (one thousand reais) plus trophy;

CARICACTURE
1st Place ................................R$ 6.000,00 (six thousand reais) plus trophy;
2nd Place ................................R$ 3.000,00 (three thousand reais) plus trophy;
3rd Place ................................R$ 1.000,00 (one thousand reais) plus trophy;

Honored Mention ................. Certificate

Rewarded prizes totalize R$ 20,000 (twenty thousand reais).
b) All the selected artists for the exhibition will have their works published in SIHG’s catalog.
c) Winners will be disclosured at 4 pm on 20 October 2012, upon the opening of the exhibition and at SIHG’s website. Winners will be informed of their prizes via mail, phone or e-mail.
d) Prizes will be paid up to 40 (forty) days after disclosure, via bank deposit.
e) Prizes are subject to legal taxes in force at the time of its attribution.