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Maya Kamath Memorial Awards – 2016 (MKMA Competition)

January 4, 2017

Maya Kamath Memorial Awards – 2016

9th edition of the Maya Kamath Memorial Awards for excellence in Political cartooning-2016
Instituted by the Family of Lat Maya Kamath

The competition is open to all Indian cartoonists. Participants can send a maximum of three political cartoons first published in the Newspapers, Magazines, News portals/Websites between January 1 and December 31, 2016. Cartoons published in regional languages should be accompanied by an English translation of the text. The date and the name of the Publication in which the cartoon has appeared should be furnished.
BEST FOREIGN CARTOON AWARD-2016 Prize 1: $200, Prize 2: $100

Open to all non-Indian cartoonists. Other rules as above. All entries must be accompanied by soft copies of the cartoons published in the Newspapers, Magazines and News portals/Websites to be considered for the Award.

Participants aged 25 years and younger as on January 1, 2016 can send their published/unpublished cartoons and caricatures [maximum of six] along with copies of the publication in which these have appeared [if any]. Entries in regional languages should be accompanied by an English translation of the text.


JURY Mr. Girish Karnad, noted playwright and actor, Mr. S.G. Vasudev, well known artist and senior cartoonists Mr.B.G.Gujjarappa, Mr. Satish Acharya.
Results will be announced in the first week of April 2017.

Award ceremony will be organised in May or June 2017, in Bangalore. All awardees will be invited to Bangalore to receive the Awards and given a citation along with a cash prize. An exhibition of select cartoons will be organised at the same time.

Participants sending their entries by e-mail should note the following technical details: Size: 800 pixels X 1100 pixels, minimum 200 DPI resolution, Image format: JPEG, TIFF or Bitmap.

• Each entry should include a covering letter with the cartoonist’s full name, postal address, contact number and e-mail id.
• By entering the competition, the cartoonist represents and warrants that the work is an original work of the cartoonist and does not infringe on the rights of any third parties.
• Further, the cartoonist provides Indian Institute of Cartoonists a limited, royalty-free, right and license to publish and publicly display the entries (whether or not winning an award) for non-commercial purposes such as for publicising the contest and the Awards.
• Entries will not be returned to the contestants and may be archived by Indian Institute of Cartoonists for record purposes.

MKMA Competition-2016
Best Political Cartoon Awards
First Prize – Rs.25,000
Second Prize- Rs.15,000
Thrid Prize – Rs. 5,000

Please find the rules & regulations of the competition attached or visit

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