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good news iran: Call for 5th International Biennial of Book Cartoon Contest issued

After holding four earlier editions of the event in which 6000 works from all across the world were sent to participate in the contests, the 5th edition of the biennial will be held with Iranian cartoonist Mas’oud Shojaei Tabatabaei as the secretary, public relations department of Iran’s Institute of Public Libraries reported. 

Nowadays due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, people use virtual media more than past, so we need to try influential ways to encourage them to read. For this reason, Iran’s Institute of Public Libraries decided to cooperate with artists to achieve the goal.

Themes of the 5th International Biennial of Book Cartoon Contest are: “Book and Children”, “Book, Librarian and Library”, “Book and Media”, “Book and Coronavirus”


First: honorable mention, trophy, 1500 €.

Second: honorable mention, trophy, 1000 €.

Third: honorable mention, trophy, 500 €.

Five Iranian artists will receive certificates of appreciation, trophy and 50 million Rials.

The deadline for submitting the works is  June 21, 2021


-Any artist can participate in one section.

-Any artist can send a maximum of 5 works.

-The artworks should not have participated or received awards in another contest or festival.

-It is necessary to determine in which section you want to participate.

-By participating the festival, the artist agreed to the regulations.

-All the intellectual rights of the submitted artworks belong to Iran Public Libraries Institution.

-It is required to send us your name, surname, postal address, email address, phone number and resume.

-Size: 200 dpi, size 2000 pixel (length or width) and jpg format.

-Also, award-winning works and published works in the catalog of previous periods of this festival will not be accepted.

The artists may send their artworks to

For more information visit:

Address: No. 9, Shahid Zakeri Alley, South Palestine St., Keshavarz Blvd., Tehran, Iran.

Postal Code: 1416764311 

Tel: +982188951493


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