Juri 2018: Kountouris


Born in 1960, in Rhodes, Greece. Since 1985, he has been working as an editorial cartoonist in Greek newspapers and magazines. Currently he works at the Efimerida ton Syntakton newspaper. He also cooperates with Courrier International and Caglecartoons. He participated in many solo or group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. He received the Grand Prix at the World Press Cartoon (2013) and has been awarded in various cartoon contests in the United Nations, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Turkey, Iran, Greece, etc. He illustrates children’s books and has been awarded with the Illustration Prize of IBBY Greece 2002, and with the First Prize on Design and Illustration 2005. He is a member of the Athens Journalists Union, founding member of the Greek Cartoonists Association and member of the International Association “Cartooning for Peace”. Since 2011, he has been working on innovative projects on the use of cartoons in Education.
This year I´ve had the privilege, the responsibility and the honour to be a member of the jury team of WPC 2018. I had the privilege to watch closely the commitment and the professionalism of the WPC staff and to enjoy a high-standard organisation and warm hospitality offered by the city that hosts the competition, Caldas da Rainha. I felt the responsibility to judge wisely and to evaluate hundreds of remarkable works by brilliant colleagues from all over the world. Last but not least, I had the honour to be member of an excellent jury, which, for the first time in the history of the World Press Cartoon, has bestowed the Grand Prix to a woman cartoonist.