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  2017 Davenport Cartoon Contest Rules & Entry Forms

Announcing the 2017 Davenport International Cartoon Contest! A festival that honors a famous Political Cartoonist seems almost naked without some kind of competition focused on that endeavor. To that end, the International Cartoon Contest has returned! Also, since we have not changed either our entry fees or our prizes in over 30 years, we have sweetened the pot somewhat. Here are the official rules:

  • Anyone may enter the contest.
  • Grand Prize: $750 * First: $500 * Second: $300 * Third: $200 * (5) People’s Choice: Ribbon
  • You may submit as many entries as you wish, but each entry must be accompanied by its own entry blank and fee.
  • The entry fee is $25.00 (US Dollars), for each cartoon entered.* Please make checks, money orders or bank drafts to: "Homer Davenport Community Festival."
    (* Note: Entries without an entry fee may be displayed, but will not be judged or be eligible for a cash prize.)
  • Entry deadline: All entries must be received by 5:00 pm Friday, July 28, 2017. (Official entry forms on the back of the Rules.)
  • Your entry must be original and unpublished. (Good copies of the original are acceptable.)
  • You may pick up your entry after the contest is over. (Include a SASE with sufficient postage if you would like us to mail your entry back to you.)
  • Maximum Size: 8 1/2” by 11”; (21.59 x 27.94 cm), either horizonal or vertical format.
  • Subject: Contemporary political, economic and social ideas of interest; an "Editorial Cartoon."
  • Libelous, slanderous, racist, sexist or salacious entries will not be accepted.
  • All copyrights remain with the artist, while HDCF retains publication rights for future cartoon contest anthologies.

The work will be judged in three categories: Artistic skill, clearly implied message, and the cartoon’s over all appeal. All prizes will be determined by a blue ribbon panel of judges, with five special "Peoples Choice" awards determined by popular vote. Winners will be announced Sunday afternoon at the festival, and announced online at the "Homer Page." Entries will be prominently displayed in Silverton during the Homer Davenport Community Festival, (August 4 through 6, 2017).

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The Davenport Festival Committee is pleased to announce our 2017 Blue-Ribbon panel of judges:

Senator Lew Frederick   Oregon State Senator Lew Frederick (D-Portland) first took office as an Oregon State Representative on October 30, 2009 during a swearing-in ceremony in the House Chambers of the Oregon Capitol Building. Professionally he is a Strategic Communications Consultant, focusing on Strategic Planning, Community Relations, Science/Technical issues and Media Crisis Communications. With an academic background in biology, theater, and political science, his professional life has included seventeen years as a television reporter at KGW-Channel 8 in Portland, thirteen years as the Director of Public Information for the Portland Public Schools, teacher, actor and ranch-hand.
Dr. David Lewis   Dr. David Lewis, is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and descendant of the Santiam Kalapuya, Chinook, Molalla, Takelma, and Yoncalla Kalapuya peoples of western Oregon. He is past manager of the Grand Ronde Cultural Resources Department, Chachalu Tribal Museum Curator, and Tribal Historian. David has a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Oregon, and was Director of the Southwest Oregon Research Project. David is a professional presenter on the ethnohistories of the tribes of western Oregon, and has published numerous articles about the Tribes of Oregon, many on his blog. David currently lives in Salem with wife Donna, and sons Saghaley and Inatye.
Represenative Rick Lewis   Oregon State Representative Rick Lewis, (R-Silverton) was appointed to the Oregon House after the resignation of Vic Gilliam. Prior to joining the legislature, Lewis served as the Mayor and as the Chief of Police for Silverton. He is a life member of the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police and served as the organization’s President in 1991. In 2005, he took a six month leave of absence from the Silverton Police Department to teach the Executive Leadership Program for the Iraqi Police leadership during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Rick lives in Silverton with his wife of 38 years, Pat.

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