Marcin Bondarowicz

MARCIN BONDAROWICZ (born in 1976 in Starachowice, Poland) works as illustrator and graphic designer. Graduated from the Radom Kazimierz P...

MARCIN BONDAROWICZ (born in 1976 in Starachowice, Poland) works as illustrator and graphic designer. Graduated from the Radom Kazimierz Pułaski Polytechnic. He is consiedered as one of the most distinguished artists of caricature and satirical drawing in Poland. He made his debut in 2004 in the daily "Puls Biznesu". He colaborated with such magazines as: „BusinessWeek”, „Coaching”, „Dziennik Zachodni”, „Fakt”, „Fit & Forma”, „Focus”, „Focus Historia”, „Focus Extra”, „Forbes”, „Fronda”, „Gazeta Bankowa”, „Gazeta Finansowa”, „Gentleman”, „Harvard Business Review Polska”, „Integracja Europejska”, „Inwestor GS”, „Le Monde Diplomatique – Polish Edition”, „Manager Magazin”, „Media & Marketing Polska”, „Najwyższy Czas”, „National Geographic”, „Nie”, „Newsweek – Polska”, „Nieznany Świat”, „Nowy Tygodnik Popularny”, „Polska The Times”, „Poland Monthly”, „Przegląd Podatkowy”, „Przekrój”, „Puls Biznesu”, „Regiony”, „Super Express”, „Śledczy”, „Teberia”, „Traveler – National Geographic”, „Trybuna Robotnicza”, „Tygodnik Powszechny”, „W Sieci”, and also outside Poland in: „Cartoon Weekly” (China), „Catapult Art Magazine” (USA), „Den - The Day Newspaper (Ukraine), „Eulenspiegel Satiremagazin” (Germany, „Fire Humor Magazine” (Turkey), „Himal Southasian” (Nepal), „Pulse” (Great Britain), „Stern” (Germany), „Yeni Akrep – New Scorpion – International Cartoon Magazine” and many others. His works are full of symbolism and metafors in the surrealist convention.
He is a participant, juror and winner of many international cartoon and press illustration competitions. His works can be found in numerous collections. A wide number of Marcin's artworks can be found in private collections in Poland and in foreign countries. To view some of the artist's work please visit: www.bondarowicz.net

Awards and distinctions :

Leader of artistic set in 1991
Rewarded by Rector for active work during study
Prize winner in a competition for a poster connected with preventing drug habit and integration of local community [Poland]
Prize winner in a photo competition: International Year of The Family in 1994-2004, subject "mother and a child" [USA] 2004
The Nomination for the reward in the International Cartoon Competition Satyrykon 2005, category humor and social satire [Poland]
BIRD 2005 International Art Award [China] - Special Award
The 2nd WINE International Invitation Cartoon Exhibition [CHINA] 2005 - BRONZE PRIZE
The International Competition of Graphic Humour FOR pro FOR 2006 [Joke for For 2006 ] Praha [Czech Republic] 2006 - Honourable Mention [For-Pencil]
Finalist of Sprito di Vino 7th International Competition for young artists of satirical cartoons concerning World Wine [Italy] 2006
The Competition of a Caricature and a Short Comic Strip  Serbia 2006 THE CARICATURE WITHOUT WORDS [Free Form] - SECOND PRIZE
The 6th International Contest of PictorialHumour and Flash Humour "New technologies" BARAKALDO 2006 [Spain] - FIRST PRIZE
The Second Baku International Cartoon Contests 2006 - Honourable Mention
The 1th International China Olympic Cartoon Competition for January, 2007 - Honourable Prize
Medijana Fest - International Cartoon Competition [Child] Serbia 2007 - diploma
Jury in the monthly judgment for June, 2007of The 1th International China Olympic Cartoon Competition - Special Prize
International Biennial Cartoon Pisek 2007 "Furniture Makes  Home" - [runers-up] Finalist
5th Free Cartoons Web International Cartoonet Festival / China 2007 - Selected Prize
Guangxi City College International Cartoon Contest / China 2007 - Award of Merit
Vrede Cartoon Contest "The peace problem andinternational politics Blegium 2007" - Third Prize
Master Cup International Cartoonand Illustration Biennial, China 2007 - The sprcial prize of jury member
II The Competition of caricature and Short Comic Strip 2007 Serbia THE CARICATURE WITHOUT WORDS [Free Form] - First Prize
6th FreeCartoonsWeb International Cartoonet Festiwal-2007 [China 2008] - GOLD PRIZE
The First International Cartoonet Contest-Supporting Street Children-2008  -  [Iran] - Honourable Mention
Winner the 1st Festival of Honorable Mentions for Cartoonists - 2008 / Brazil
The 8th Biennale "Humour & Vigne" Jonzac FRANCE 2008 - Special Mention
The G8 International Cartoon Contest 2008 [Azerbijan] - HONOURABLE MENTION
The 2nd "Black Cat" International Cartoon Web  Contest  2008 - Honourable Mention
The First International Cartoon Competition of ETHIOPIA-ADDIS ABABA 2009 - diploma of honor
8th Tabriz International Cartoon Contest - " No War " 2009 - Special Award
Competition for Tourism - "RHINOCERVS" - International Magazine for Satire, Humor and Cartoons - CARTOON/COMICS COMPETITION 2009 - Special Diploma
SECOND INTERNATIONAL GRAPHIC HUMOUR BIENNAL - "WINE,HUMOUR AND FANTASY" [HumorisCausa Prize 2008] - 4 th.Prize "Humoris Causa" [Italy]
17th INTERNATIONAL DRAWING CONTEST FOR PRESS 2009 BRAZIL - Honor Mention
Black Cat " International Cartoon Web Contest -2009 [Azerbaijan] - Third Prize
1ST P.C. RATH  MEMORIAL INTERNATIONAL WEB CARTOON CONTEST-2009 BOLANGIR, INDIA - THIRD PRIZE
7th International Cartoon Contest "KARPIK 2009"  Niemodlin - Center of Culture  Poland November 2009 - Special Diploma
PORTRAITOF POLES AFTER 20 YEARS OFFREEDOM II Forumof Young Caricaturists Organisers of the competion: The Museum of Caricature in Warsaw and SPAK (The Association of Polish Caricaturists) Honourable patronage: The Minister of Culture and the National Heritage [Warsaw - 2009] - One of FIVE EQUIVALENT PRIZES
DonQuichotte 4th International Cartoon Contest "Integration, Assimilation" / Germany-Turkey  2010 – MENTION
The 1st International Cartoon Competition 2010 "PLAGIARISM" 2010 – Berlin [Germany] - 1st Prize
FIRST ( HOP CARTOON ) INTERNATIONAL CARTOON CONTEST -2010 Tabriz-(Iran) - Honourable mention group of Hop Cartoon
The 3rd International Cartoon Contest " Molla Nasreddin - Azerbaijan 2010" - Bronze Medal
The 7th International Biennial of Caricature - Golden Smile 2010 – Serbia – Diploma
5th DON QUICHOTTE INTERNATIONAL CARTOON CONTEST 2010
"EUROPE-ASIA BRIDGE: ISTANBUL – MENTION
3rd 2010 Red Man "Prize of Love" International Cartoon Contest / China - PRIZE OF LOVE
8th International Cartoon Contest "KARPIK 2010"  Niemodlin - Center of Culture /Poland/– Distinction honorable
China Xinmin Expo 2010 Cartoon Contest / China - Bronze Prize
The International Salt & Pepper Satirical Art Salon | Romania 2011 | Theme: LIFE - First Prize
1st Gold Panda International Cartoon and Illustration Competition – China 2011 – BEST WORK PRIZE
Plastic Surgery is the theme for the 7th International Cartoon Contest SYRIA 2011 – SPECIAL PRIZE

The Second Master Cup International Illustration Biennial - China 2011 - BEST WORK PRIZE FOR CARTOON
Cartoon of the Month and Cartoon of the Year 2013 Competition “Cartoon of the Month” – JANUARY 2012 (year-round competition) The Eryk Lipinski Museum of Caricature in Warsaw (Poland) - Honorable Mention
Competition for the EX LIBRIS Public Library in Wąchock Poland (Poland 2012) – 1st Prize
2nd Gold Panda International Cartoon and Illustration Competition - China 2012 - THE SPECIAL PRIZE OF JURY MEETING (COPPER PANDA MEDAL)
INTERNATIONAL BEGGAR CARTOON CONTEST 2012 (CHINA) – SPECIAL PRIZE
9th FreeCartoonsWeb International Cartoonet Festival - 2010 – GOLD PRIZE
10th FreeCartoonsWeb International Cartoonet Festival - 2011 – SILVER PRIZE
Cartoon of the Month and Cartoon of the Year 2013 Competition “Cartoon of the Month” – FEBRUARY 2013 (year-round competition) The Eryk Lipinski Museum of Caricature in Warsaw (Poland) - Honorable Mention
Cartoon of the Month and Cartoon of the Year 2013 Competition “Cartoon of the Month” – MARCH 2013 (year-round competition) Museum of Caricature and Cartoon Art in Warsaw (Poland) - Honorable Mention
INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF WINTER HOLIDAYS 2013, BUCHAREST (ROMANIA) - Diplomas of Excellence
3RD GOLD PANDA INTERNATIONAL CARTOON AND ILLUSTRATION COMPETITION – China 2014 – The special prize of jury meeting (Copper Panda Medal)
"Cartoon of the month" Contest (FEBRUARY2014) Muzeum of Caricature and Cartoon Art in Warsaw (Poland) - II PRIZE
"Cartoon of the month" Contest (JULY 2014) Muzeum of Caricature and Cartoon Art in Warsaw (Poland) - I PRIZE
"Cartoon of the month" Contest (SEPTEMBER 2014) Muzeum of Caricature and Cartoon Art in Warsaw (Poland) - I PRIZE
"Cartoon of the month" Contest (OCTOBER 2014) Muzeum of Caricature and Cartoon Art in Warsaw (Poland) - III PRIZE
"Cartoon of the year of 2014" Muzeum of Caricature and Cartoon Art in Warsaw (Poland) - III PRIZE
Cartoon of the Month and Cartoon of the Year 2013 Competition “Cartoon of the Month” – NOVEMBER 2014 (year-round competition) Muzeum of Caricature and Cartoon Art in Warsaw (Poland) - Honorable Mention
International Cartoon Humour Competition "Brain Sneezing" Prešov 2014, Slovakia - HONORARY AWARD
The International "CartoonART" Christmas and New Year Card Contest - 2015 - CITATIONS FOR EXCELLENCE  AWARD
The third edition of the year-round competition "Cartoon of the Month: January - December 2014" - "The Best of the Best. Cartoon of the Year 2014 ". Museum of Caricature and Cartoon Art in Warsaw - I Prize - "Horned Pencil - Cartoon of the Year 2014"
The International Exhibition of Satirical Graphic-Bucovina Romania 2015 - III PRIZE
Cartoon Contest "Four Seasons of Caricature. Drawings of the Year 2015 "(SPRING) - Muzeum of Caricature and Cartoon Art in Warsaw (Poland) - Honorable Mention
25th International Festival of „Humor......at Gura Humorului” 2015, Romania – FIRST PRIZE
International Aylan Cartoon & Illustration Exhibition-2015, Iran - Honorable Mention
10th International Environmental Cartoon Illustration Contest 2015, China - EXCELLENCE AWARD

 Marcin Bondarowicz has served on the juries of national and international cartoon competitions:

1st International Cartoon Contest 'Molla Nasreddin' Azerbaijan 2008,
3rd International DON QUICHOTTE Cartoon Contest - 'World Languages'
III Competition of a Caricature and a Short Comic Strip 2008 - Zikison
The First Water International Cartoon Contest-2010-Iran
The International Festival of Ironic Graphics “Gagarin’s Smile - 2010 Moscow, Russia
Wall Street Downfall Cartoon Festival TEHRAN Iran (FNA) - Fars News Agency 2012
The International Salt & Pepper Satirical Art Salon - Second Edition (Bucharest, Romania) 2012
"Afdesta" International-Online Cartoon Festival (2012)
The first teapotcartoons service International Cartoon Exhibition, Turkey - 2013
"Afdesta" International-Online Cartoon Festival (2013)
6th International Smiling Cat Cartoon Web Contest, Azerbaijan – 2013
BOOKTOON Book International Cartoon Biennial – Iran 2014
The 1st International Festival of Pediatric Patients’ Paintings (IFPPP) – Tehran, Iran 2015


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