10th International Biennial for Caricature: Masters of Caricature 2019 Plovdiv Bulgaria
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10th International Biennial for Caricature: Masters of Caricature 2019 Plovdiv Bulgaria


Municipality of Plovdiv Regional Ethnographic Museum, Plovdiv.

University of Agribusiness and Rural Development, Plovdiv

Plovdiv Cartoonists Association

International Biennial for Caricature Masters of Caricature 10th Edition 2019 plovdiv



The Pig and the Culture

The pig is one of the first animals ever to be domesticated by mankind. It may therefore be a model to emulate or negate For some, the pig is a symbol of the rising sun, for others – a symbol of the Satan, lust or insensible hunger. In some cultures it symbolizes wealth and good fortune.

Is it possible for the contemporary cartoonist to portray the numerous conceptions, concerning the odd pair – Pig and Culture?


On one hand, Bulgarian traditional beliefs see the pig as a filthy animal and as such, it can cannot be used as a sacrifice. On the other hand, it is considered as untouchable to the influences of unclean spirits.

Nowadays the word pig is used as an appellative for moral impurity as well as a sign of good health and fertility, reaffirming the controversial image of this animal.

Should the terms pig and culture be considered as opposites? Does the pig ’s image allow a wide interpretation in a cultural context? The pig, does it have a hidden dignity?

In this Biennial, we will see how cartoonists will draw the shades of the pig and the culture. Whether old wisdom will interweave with new mores and what will come out from it remains to be seen.


Address for submission:

Regional Ethnographic Museum – Plovdiv 2

Dr. Stoyan Chomakov str.

4000 Plovdiv



Eligibility Requirements:

The Biennial for Caricature is open to professional and amateur caricaturists from all over the world;

Each participant should send up at least one piece of work 210/297 (A4 format);

The caricatures may be colourful or black-and- white;

Participants should send their caricatures by 31 July 2019;

Caricatures, sent only via email do not participate in the Biennial.

It is advisable that together with their caricatures, participants also send a photograph or take-off and CV;

An international jury will nominate five caricaturists who will be conferred the title Master of Caricature;

Awarded caricatures are not sent back;

The rest of the caricatures will be sent back if authors state that in written form;

The Catalogue of the exhibition will be given free of charge to participants whose caricatures are included in the Catalogue.


Time and venue: October, 1-st 2019, at 18:00 in the Regional Ethnographic Museum.

Submission deadline: July 31, 2019

The nominated works will be kept in Works of Fine Art Stock of Regional Ethnographic Museum – Plovdiv

Phone: ++ 359 32 626339

E-mail: ethnograph@abv.bg

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