October 11, 2011The winner of the 6th Big Boat of Humour edition is Magdalena Wosik! The results were announced at the 22nd Festival of Comics and Games in Łódź gala. A few hundred works submitted by nearly 100 cartoonists from all over the world (from Poland, Turkey, Greece, Russia, Romania, Belgium, Serbia, Czech Republic, Brazil, Uzbekistan, India, USA, China, Nigeria and many more) were evaluated by the jury: Julian Bohdanowicz (head of the jury), Małgorzata Chojnacka (City of Łódź Office), Katarzyna Tośta (Łódź Cultural Center) and Jakub Wiejacki (Association of Artists ‘Contur’).
June 14, 2011With open joy we announce the 6th edition of our competition! This time the theme of the cartoon competition is a slogan “City getting underground”. Of course, one can also tackle the paradox of Łódź – the city whose name means ‘a boat’, however it lies nowhere near any lake, river or sea. To see the details click on Edition 2011 tab, where you can find the rules of the competition and the application form. Deadline for submissions is August 31, 2011. The prize, as usual, indivisible: 10.000 PLN.
October 10, 2010We already have the winner of this year’s edition of the Big Boat of Humour! For the first time in the competition history the prize will go to a cartoonist from abroad. The jury (Jerzy Wasiukiewicz - head, Małgorzata Chojnacka - City of Łódź, Piotr Kasiński - Łódź Cultural Center and Tomasz Tomaszewski - Association of Artists 'Contur') have chosen the work by Rumen Dragostinov from Bulgaria. Congratulations! We had received over a hundred submitted works from all over the world - from Poland, Czech Republic, Serbia, Romania, Belgium, Finland, Russia, Turkey, USA, China, Brazil, Iran and Argentina. The cartoons were exhibited in the gallery of the City of Łódź Promotion Department during the 21st International Festival of Comics and Games.
May 4, 2010We begin the 5th edition of the Big Boat of Humour! This year, the main theme of the competition is City - a powder keg. Of course, you can always go after our famous paradox of Łódź (in Polish, the word łódź means a boat, whereas the city of Łódź lies nowhere near any lake, river or sea). For details, please click rules and application form.
April 30, 2010Dear contestants of the Big Boat of Humour, we wish to inform you that due to technical and organizational issues, the delivery of the catalogues from previous editions is delayed. We are sorry and we ask you for a little more patience - we try to catch up systematically.
May 18, 2009The 4th edition of the Big Boat of Humour had its finale traditionally during the Łódź Days, on May 16 (exactly like the previous year). The gala was led by a popular comedian Artur Andrus. The winner received the big check for 10.000 PLN personally from Włodzimierz Tomaszewski, vice president of Łódź.
May 15, 2009From today, for the next two weeks, you will be able to see the Big Boat of Humour's exhibition in Piotrkowska street (right in front of the City Office). The exposition includes chosen works of all the participants who took part in the competition.
May 11, 2009This year's winner of the Big Boat of Humour is Jerzy Głuszek from Wrocław. The jury (Grzegorz Szumowski - chairman, Małgorzata Chojnacka - City of Łódź, Piotr Kasiński - Łódź Community Center and Krzysztof Kowalewicz - 'Gazeta Wyborcza') awarded his 4 works: City in Reconstruction I, City in Reconstruction II, untitled and mŁodzianie.
May 5, 2009This year the organizers received over 200 works from all over the world. They were sent by 80 artists from 32 countries. Beside Polish artists, drawers from Turkey, Ukraine, USA, The Netherlands, China, Columbia, Bulgaria, Belgium, Serbia, Uzbekistan, Argentina, Croatia, Brazil, Macedonia, Finland, Iran, Romania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, The Czech Republic, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Slovakia, Cyprus, Thailand, Canada, Egypt, Luxemburg, Sweden and France fought for the main prize. This time we broke the record in the 'number of countries taking part' category.
February 10, 2009The fourth edition of The Big Boat of Humour contest has oficially begun. This year's main theme is 'City in reconstruction'. Of course, you can also tackle the famous paradox of Łódź - the city whose name means 'a boat', but it lies nowhere near any river, lake or sea... For more information go to rules or download the application form.
December 10, 2008Again, the organizers pf The Big Boat of Humour took part in a charity event prepared by Gazeta Wyborcza and Kolorowy Swiat Foundation. Special mugs were sold with the image created by Witold Mysyrowicz, a participant in this year's edition of Big Boat.
June 2, 2008The Big Boat of Humour 2008 post-competition exhibition just ended. For the past 2 weeks one could have admired the works of all the participants in Piotrkowska Street.
May 18, 2008The final of this year's competition took place on May 16, 2008 during the celebrations of the city of Łódź. The ceremony was conducted by a well-known comedian Andrzej Poniedzielski. Zygmunt Zaradkiewicz received the main prize in person from the hands of Włodzimierz Tomaszewski, vice-president of the city. The winner handed down his enlarged work to the city.
May 12, 2008The Big Boat of Humour has its own promo movie. You can watch it below.
May 11, 2008We already know the winner of the 2008 edition of The Big Boat of Humour contest! The jury (Jacek Fedorowicz - chairman, Kamila Szymczak - City of Łódź, Katarzyna Tośta (Łódź Cultural Center and Krzysztof Kowalewicz - Gazeta Wyborcza) decided that the main prize would go to Zbigniew Zaradkiewicz for his work "Good fishing". Congratulations!
May 1, 2008This year we received about 250 works, sent by 95 authors from 28 countries (Poland, USA, India, Iran, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Russia, Belgium, Great Britain, Ukraine, Italy, Netherlands, France, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Serbia, Greece, Bulgaria, Syria, Hungary, Brazil, China, Thailand, Germany, Slovenia and Cyprus). These are record breaking numbers, taking into account previous editions.