This invitation is reserved for professional cartoonists, illustrators and artists.

During the month of August, as part of the "International Humor Show 2022: The Retrospective", two selections of car drawings will also be presented. One dates back to 1957, when the imposed theme principle was first introduced, and the other to 1994, when the car was chosen as the subject of the year for the second time.

Today we are curious to discover how humorists interpret, in 2022, this essential medium that evolves over time.

For this reason the Associazione Salone Internazionale Umorismo® a non profit organisation, solicits your imagination to drawings on the theme:

"The world of the automobile: today and in the future"

To partecipate:

A selection of the works received will be part of the exhibition to be held from 6 to 28 August in the former Anglican church of Bordighera.

A second gallery of drawings, this time virtual, will be opened on the official website of the Salone: ​​ and on some social networks. 

At the same time, on the occasion of the Bordighera Book Festival held in August, Paola Biribanti presents a preview of her book dedicated to the fabulous history of the International Humor Exhibition which lasted more than half a century. Paola tells, thanks to numerous testimonies, this extraordinary human adventure scripted by Cesare Perfetto and rendered in images by thousands of creators who have come over the years from all over the world, including many international stars ...

Palms, Dates and Laughter
“The International Exhibition of Humor in Bordighera (1947-1999)” Edizioni Graphe 

For this relaunching edition of the Salone Internazionale dell'Umorismo, the usual prizes are not yet awarded but the humorists present on August 26 and 27 will receive an exceptional certificate:

"Salone Internazionale dell’Umorismo 2022: I WAS THERE! ".

We thank you for your talent and look forward to your work!

For the Associazione Salone Internazionale Umorismo®

Gigia PERFETTO, Secretary General

Entry form

By filling out this form

  • wishes to participate in the exhibition "The world of the automobile yesterday and today" which will be held in Bordighera, Italy, from August 6 to 28, 2022 as part of the "Salone Internazionale dell’Umorismo, 2022: La retrospective".This exhibition is organised by the Associazione Salone Internazionale Umorismo®, a non-profit association, whose headquarters are located via Conca Verde 12, 18012 Bordighera
  • declares to be a professional designer and sole author of the works presented and identified as such: (Specify below the title of each of the works and the name of the corresponding Tiff file).
  • recognises that the works presented above are subject to temporary exclusivity, as such they cannot be used in the context of any other exhibition or published on any medium before the end of the exhibition "The world of automobile yesterday and today", August 28, 2022;
  • graciously grants the Associazione Salone Internazionale Umorismo® the authorisation to reproduce the aforementioned works in all publications, catalogs, websites and social networks, exclusively within the framework of the promotion of the "Salone Internazionale dell’Umorismo"

acknowledge that the Associazione Salone Internazionale Umorismo®

  • may possibly organise traveling exhibitions of the works brought together in the exhibition "The world of the automobile yesterday and today" and, in this case, informs the author accordingly;
  • reserves the right not to exhibit drawings deemed offensive, inappropriate and prejudicial to human, social and religious rights;
  • guarantees that each of the works remains the entire artistic and intellectual property of the author.

The data provided will be acquired by the Data Controller who will process them for the sole purpose of responding or finalizing the requested services. The data will not be disclosed to third parties. The cancellation can be requested at any time according to the methods indicated in the privacy document.
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The event could not have lasted for over fifty years without the contribution of numerous "volunteers" and "precepts" who brought enthusiasm and desire to do whatever the task received, with nineteenth-century shifts! From the choice of the drawings, to the preparation of the panels (always the same every year), to the posting with various pins of the hundreds of drawings up to the presence on stage.

We therefore want to thank, in absolutely no order but with equal contributions, all those who come to mind, apologizing if we miss some, but we are ready to fix it!

Sponsors: Agnesi, Olio Calvi, Olio Carli, Pallanca, Martini & Rossi, Atkinsons, Seat - Pagine Gialle, Fiat, Citizen, La Stampa, Radio Montecarlo, etc.

The accommodation activities, Chez Louis, Bar GP, La Vecchia, Mino du Re Dolceacqua, Terme di Pigna, Ristorante Cacciatori Imperia, Hotel Michelin,

Presenters: Luisella Berrino, Cesare Viazzi, Roberto Basso (Rama di Palma d'Oro 1985)

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