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Indian Institute of Cartoonists is an organization, first of its kind in India, established with the aim of promoting the art of cartooning in the country. The Institute, based in Bangalore, aims to recognize talents in the field of cartooning and reward them, showcase and preserve their art for future generations, guide young and budding cartoonists and above all, popularize the art among the masses.

Perhaps IIC is the only organization in the field of cartooning worldwide having so many activities under one umbrella.

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Results of the Maya Kamath Memorial Awards Competition-2012

We received 122 entries for the MKMA Competition for Excellence in Political Cartooning - 2012 and 37 entries for the MKMA Best Budding Cartoonist 2012 competition. Surprisingly, this year we received 20 entries from foreign countries which only goes to show the increased popularity of the MKMA Competition. As a special case, the jury recommended giving separate prizes for contributors in this category.

The prizes distributed on 8th June 2013.

MKM Award for Excellence in Political Cartooning- 2012:

1st prize - Rs.25,000

Mr. Dwijith, Kerala Kaumudi, Thiruvanathapuram


2nd prize - Rs.15,000

Mr. Uday Vitla, Bangalore Waves, Mangalore


3rd prize - Rs.5,000

Mr. Ramadhyani, Hosa Digantha, Shimoga


Special Jury appreciation prizes of Rs. 2,500 each to:


Mr. Raghupathy, Bangalore



Mr. Chari, New Delhi


Foreign Contributions:

1st prize - Rs.10,000

Mr. Julian PENA-PAI, Romania


Certificates of Merit to:

Mr. Valentin Georgiev, Bulgaria



Mr. Arsen Gevorgyan, Republic of Armenia


MKM Award for Best Budding Cartoonist 2012:

Best Budding Award - Rs.10,000

Mr. Kapil Gholap, Pune [25 years]


Special Jury Appreciation prize - Rs.5,000

Mr. Ahan Tulshan, Mumbai [14 years]

Opinion of the Jury:
The jury consisting of Messrs. S.G. Vasudeva, B.G. Gujjarappa and Girish Karnad met on 28th March 2013 and selected the award winning entries. The quality of the cartoons was very good. Many of the foreign contributions opened up the state of cartooning in those countries. This section was a welcome addition to the competition.


Download Here - Results of the Maya Kamath Memorial Awards Competition-2012


All this requires enormous funds, perseverance and above all the goodwill and co-operation of the masses. It is no mean task to garner resources, in the form of people and money, to work towards this goal. We request Philanthropists, Corporates, Bankers, Industrialists, Businessman and Media Magnates to open their hearts and purses to further this cause. Spread the word around, the noble cause would surely do with large dose of media publicity. Be a part of movement. Any donation, sponsorship or membership in whatever measure is outmost welcome. We assure you that it is no mere charity; it is an involvement and investment that will stand in good stead for our children, their future and their freedom of expression. It is small tribute to the people who with their pen pepper the paper daily in an indomitable spirit of humour. A tribute to the people who put thought into our minds even as they put a smile onto our faces.

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