CALDAS DA RAINHA . JUNE 1O . 2017
The Portuguese city of Caldas da Rainha welcomes in 2017, for the first time, the great annual event of humour drawing in the international press, the WORLD PRESS CARTOON salon. This is the 12th edition of a global event that selects and awards the best cartoons published in newspapers and magazines around the world. The winning entries of World Press Cartoon 2017 came from Brazil, Ecuador, France, Greece, Iran, Italy, Serbia and Switzerland.
The announcement of the prizes will take place at the Cultural and Conference Center of Caldas da Rainha, next June 10. The musical and humour show will be attended by all the award-winning authors.
The winning works are part of an exhibition that will be inaugurated that same night, in the Cultural and Conference Center of Caldas da Rainha, displaying editorial cartoons, caricatures and gag cartoons that are a snapshot of the 2016 World events and personalities. The visitor will get the point of view from different cultures always with a smile.
The cartoon «Immigrants», by Iranian author Alireza Pakdel, was honoured with the Grand Prix of the 12th edition of WORLD PRESS CARTOON, the great annual event of humour drawing in the international press. First prize in the Cartoon Editorial category, the cartoon was published in the Iranian newspaper «Etemad» in August 2016. Among the nine winners of this edition, the author raised the highest monetary prize in the amount of 10,000 euros. Still in this category, the jury awarded the 2nd prize to «Nice Attack», from the Greek Michael Kountouris (published in the newspaper Efimerida Ton Syntakton), and the 3rd prize for the «Welcome» by the French cartoonist Sunnerberg Constantin (published by Courrier International).
The WPC 2017 Jury meeting was held in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal, and the winners are choosen. The prized works are from Brazil, Ecuador, France, Greece, Iran, Italy, Serbia and Switzerland. The prizes will be announced next 10th of June in this website.
After overcoming the financial restrictions that forced the 2016 interregnum, WORLD PRESS CARTOON is back on track! Our main event will be hosted by the Portuguese municipality of Caldas da Rainha, where the works of the top world class cartoonists will be on display in early Summer 2017.
From left to right: Cau Gomez (Brazil), Tchavdar Nikolov (Bulgaria), Shankar Pamarthy (India – Grand Prix 2014), Sunnerberg Constantin (France), Mohammad Ali Khalaji (Iran), Riber Hansson (Sweden), Dalcio Machado (Brazil) and Andre Carrilho (Portugal)
The Grand Prix World Press Cartoon 2015, «Ebola» by André Carrilho, is a cartoon that has become a phenomenon and study subject. Published in «Diário de Notícias» from Lisbon, it is a work that, like many other great cartoons, hits the reader with great violence.
A new exhibition space dedicated to World Press Cartoon has already opened in Cascais and presents the T0P 50 works of the 2014 edition. There the visitors can see the original caricature of Nelson Mandela, from the Indian artist Shankar Pamarthy, Grand Prix World Press Cartoon 2014.
The WPC 2015 Jury meeting was held in Cascais, Portugal, and the winners were selected. The prized works came from Brazil, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Iran, Mexico, Portugal and Sweden.