Joint press release by DMV, IMAGINARY and toonpool
Berlin, March 14, 2022. The German Mathematical Society announces a cartoon Prize for Mathematics this year. Its partners are the cartoon portal toonpool and the mathematics portal IMAGINARY. The competition is open to all professional cartoonists, illustrators and artists worldwide. The call takes place on this year's International Day of Mathematics (Pi Day 3/14).
There is prize money of 1000 euros for the best humorous drawing on mathematics, 500 euros for second place, and 250 euros for third place. In addition, up to five honorable mentions can be awarded. The prize money is donated by the German Mathematical Association (DMV).
"With this year's cartoon prize, we would like to build on the great successes of 2008 and 2013, each of which saw several hundred math cartoons submitted from all over the world," says Günter M. Ziegler, initiator of the first DMV Cartoon Prize in the Year of Mathematics 2008, DMV board member, and president of Freie Universität Berlin.
Cartoon by Marcelo Rampazzo "Out of the box" (Brazil 2015), toonpool.com
This year's call is made by the DMV, toonpool and IMAGINARY on this year's International Day of Mathematics (IDM), which mathematicians have celebrated with worldwide campaigns every year since 2020 on March 14, known as Pi Day (3/14).
All submitted cartoons will be evaluated by a jury (representatives of mathematics, media and arts) to honor three outstanding artworks with the "DMV Math Cartoon Prize 2022". The verdict is unchallengeable and the jury's decision is final. The award ceremony will take place in September 2022 during the DMV annual meeting in Berlin.
All artists are invited to upload their math cartoons on www.toonpool.com until August 31, 2022. Up to 100 of the best entries will be collected for a virtual exhibition to be displayed globally and in local presentations throughout the year 2022. All conditions of participation at www.toonpool.com.