World Press Cartoon 2018Array ( [ Gran Prix] => Array ( ) [ GAG] => Array ( ) [ Caricature] => Array ( ) )
1st prize - Nardi
Freedom of expression
Illegal Times, SPAIN
1st prize - Ub!
Vecenrje Novosti, SERBIA
2st prize - Mello
Super Notícia, BRAZIL
3st prize - FadiToOn
Zebra… Leaving our mark on nature
Cartoon Movement, NETHERLANDS
1st prize - O-Sekoer
2st prize - Endyk
Fena Mizah, TURKEY
3st prize - Thomas Antony
1st prize - Nardi
Freedom of expression
Illegal Times, SPAIN
2st prize - Cau Gomez
3st prize - Hicabi Demirci
António Antunes published his first cartoons in the Lisbon daiy newspaper «República» in March 1974. Late that year he joined the weekly «Expresso» where he continues to publish his works.
Among the prizes won are: Grand Prix of the XX International Salon of Cartoons (Montreal, Canada, 1983), 1st Prize for Editorial Cartoon of XXIII International Salon of Cartoons
(Montreal, Canada, 1986). Grand Prix of Honour of the XV Festival du Dessin Humoristique (Anglet, France, 1993), Award of Excellence - Best Newspaper Design, SND (Stockholm, Sweden, 1995), Premio Internazionale Satira Politica, ex-aequo (Forte dei Marmi, Italy), 2002), Grande Prémio Stuart Carvalhais (Lisbon, Portugal, 2005), Prix Presse Internationale (St.Just-le-Martel,France, 2010). He chairs the jury of
the World Press Cartoon, of which he is director since its foundation in 2005.
We have arrived at the 13th edition of the World Press Cartoon at a time featuring huge social tensions; wars that move over from previous years, with the continuing drama of refugees; wars that seem being drawn up on the more or less nearby horizon; natural and less natural catastrophes. But it all fell short of the prominence of Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in this showcase of world press drawings.
This edition is also marked by the opening up of the World Press Cartoon to the online published cartoons, thus reflecting the increasingly important role the internet has been playing in current journalism.
With Rayma, Rousso, Saad and Kountouris, the jury meetings were serious when seriousness and professionalism were required, and funny when humour dictated its rules too. What else could we ask for?
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.
Rayma Suprani is a Venezuelan press cartoonist with a BA degree in Mass Communication at Universidad Central de Venezuela. Since 1989, she has developed her career by working in several newspapers such as El Diario de Caracas, Economía Hoy and El Universal.
In September 2014, she was fired from El Universal after publishing a cartoon that portrayed a Hugo Chávez’s signature in a way that criticized the health care system in Venezuela. This event triggered a series of controversies in her art work, including threats against her while depicting Venezuelan news. Rayma is an award winner of Interamerican Society Press Prize (2005) and Pedro León Zapata Awards (2000, 2009). She has also participated in the film Caricaturists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy (2014), directed by Stéphanie Valloatto. This documentary premiered at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival was nominated as Best Documentary Film for the 40th César Awards.
Rayma has delivered several conferences on defence of human rights for organizations such as Freedom House, New York, and Oslo Freedom Forum in Norway. She belongs to the “Cartooning for Peace” association.
I want to thank the entire WPC team for having invited me
to partake in this experience as a jury member of this 2018 prestigious competition of cartoons held in Portugal. The whole organization, camaraderie and professionalism have left me very happy, as well as the high-level outlook of the participating works together with the excellent selection of award-winning works. I want to thank for the creative vision of Antonio Antunes to make caricature a tool of denunciation, laughter and international reflection in this contest, where it becomes possible to encourage many professionals from all over the world to be part of this project that addresses very important issues of the contemporary world. I want to thank my fellow jury cartoonists who accompanied me in such difficult decisions. I have returned home happy with the results, with a feeling of professional growth and fed back on the drawings. Thank you all very much.
Robert Rousso was born in Sète, France, in 1937. He graduated at
the Fine Arts School and at the Faculty of Arts of Montpellier. He began his career teaching fine arts and working as a freelance artist, namely creating animated strips for the French public broadcasting television, ORTF. In 1968, he started a new job as illustrator for the Agronomical Research Institute, in charge of illustrating the Courrier de l’Environnement, where his cartoons were meant to balance the reading of somewhat stodgy scientific papers. From 1969, Robert Rousso’works appeared in several newspapers and magazines, addressing scientific topics (nature, environment, medicine), but also politics. Along his career, Robert Rousso collaborated with Charlie Hebdo, Siné Hebdo, La Mèche, Kamikaze, Barricade, Espoir, Zélium, Siné Mensuel, in France, Cagle Cartoons, in the USA and Buduàr, in Italy. In 2002, he created the French branch of FECO, Federation of Cartoonists Organisations, which became in 2017 a new association: France-Cartoons. Since 2011 a member of Cartooning for Peace, Robert Rousso was distinguished with the following awards: Lussac, France, 1992, 1st Prize; St. Hubert, Belgique, 1998, Press Prize; St. Just-le-Martel, France, 2000, 1st Anti-Junk-Food Prize; E-expo, Paris, 2006, 1st Prize; Fossano, Italy, 2008, Trofeo Beppe Maiolino; Tourcoing, France, 2011, 1st Prize; Greekartoon, Athens, 2006, 3rd Prize; Eurohumor Cuneo, Italy 2006, 2nd Prize; Vianden, Luxembourg, 2013, 1st Prize; World Press Cartoon, Sintra, 2013, 2nd Prize Gag Cartoon.
Next time I use it, my biographical notes will be enriched by an additional subject of self-pride, maybe the most appreciated one: to participate as a jury member in World Press Cartoon 2018. The World Press Cartoon made me up with Press cartoons. At last, a majority of attractive and good drawings gathered altogether in the same place. It was also a great pleasure to meet again Rayma, Michael, Saad
and Antonio, who allowed for this high quality professional exchange of views. Thanks to all of them. The nearly 600 drawings on display mirrored the past year: an ever-present Donald Trump, with Kim Jong-un as a key holder. If they may provoke a somewhat reckless laughter, they nevertheless did not hide the drama of refugees, a concern
for many authors. The choice, based upon a progressive elimination process after everybody conferred, allowed for excellence to emerge in a consensual climate. This proved to be a very professional approach. I would express one regret only: that Daumier’s homeland numbered so few participants to such a meeting. And what to say about such a cheerful welcome, full of thoughtful attentions, wines and «bacalhau» included, with humour as a relish? So many privileged moments to fill up the valued memories trunk…
Saad Hajo is a Swedish and Syrian born cartoonist, born in 1968 in Damascus. He gained a BA degree at the Art University in 1989. He publishes a daily animated political cartoon on Syria TV. He publishes in the Folkbladet newspaper in Sweden and in the newspaper Courrier International Paris. For 20 years, he worked daily at the newspaper As-Safir in Beirut. He has also worked for the newspaper An-Nahar in Beirut, the weekly newspaper Al-Ahram Alarabi in Cairo and Al Quds Al- Arabi in London. He has worked as the head of the cartoons department at the online newspaper 24.ae in the United Arab Emirates for five years. In 2004, he was a jury member for Aydin Dogan International Caricature Competition, Istanbul. In 2015, Saad Hajo was the EWK prize winner, Sweden.
I got the chance to meet up with my fellow cartoonist judges during my time in jury work. We were from Europe, the Middle East and Latin America and although I speak Arabic, Swedish, Kurdish, French and English, the most beautiful language we used was the language of cartoons. Although politicians use political and economic powers to control the world, the cartoonists use politicians and turn them into objects of ridicule, laughter and criticism. The authority of criticism and ridicule remains one of the strongest authorities. I have practiced professionalism in this arbitration mechanism, where we were able to debate, have a dialogue and also disagree. The awards went to the ideas of the highest quality in technical and novelty/uniqueness terms. This year, the participation of the online newspapers drawings were accepted. It is a good match for developments in contemporary journalism. Generally the drawings and ideas were very good, but implementing excellent ideas in a way of inferior quality has unfortunately weakened chances of winning in some cases.
The setting for the jury at Caldas da Rainha, known for its tradition of satirical sculptures and figures, provided an extra element of comfort and ambience.