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  • WPC 2017 (6/10/2017)

    World Press Cartoon 2017

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    • 1st prize - Alireza Pakdel

      Grand Prix

      Immigrants

      Etemad - Iran

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    • 1st prize - Toso Borkovic

      GAG

      Orator

      Ilustrovana Politika - Serbia

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    • 2st prize - Wegmann Silvan

      GAG

      Rio

      Schweiz am Sonntag - Switzerland

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    • 3st prize - Xavier Bonilla

      GAG

      Ludopatia

      Nuestro Mundo - Ecuador

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    • 1st prize - Alireza Pakdel

      Editorial

      Immigrants

      Etemad - Iran

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    • 2st prize - Michael Kountouris

      Editorial

      Attack to Nice

      Efimerida Ton Syntakton - Greece

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    • 3st prize - Sunnerberg Constantin

      Editorial

      Welcome

      Courrier International - France

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    • 1st prize - Luiz Carlos Fernandes

      Caricatura

      Fidel Castro

      Diário do Grande ABC - Brazil

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    • 2st prize - Eduardo Baptistão

      Caricatura

      Bob Dylan

      Veja - Brazil

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    • 3st prize - Mariagrazia Quaranta

      Caricatura

      Trump

      L'Unitá - Italy

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    • António Antunes

      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.

      The World Press Cartoon jury meeting for this edition has brought me
      emotionally rich moments: the pleasure of meeting with four friends and
      great masters of Graphic Humor - Sábat, Ross, Boligán and Zoran, all of
      them owners of excellent careers, recognized and awarded roughly all
      over the world; the joy of witnessing the rebirth of World Press Cartoon
      in its new home - Caldas da Rainha, after a year of interruption; the
      satisfaction of fulfilled duty following the Jury selection and awarding
      work. It has been serious and competent work, but also lively and fun as
      typical of friends meetings.
      Influenced by this great environment, my conviction is firmly
      strengthened that we are before the resurgence of an increasingly
      strong World Press Cartoon. So be it.

    • Zoran Petrovic

      Born in Yugoslavia (Serbia), 40 years ago, on the way to New York made a stop in Germany - a pause that lasts until now. Zoran works in Germany and throughout Europe as a freelance artist and cartoonist. Creates sculptures in wood with a chainsaw and paints on wood and canvas - flowers, situations and everything that can bring smiles to people´s faces. Loves good wine and travels abroad a lot due to work taking inspiration for tomorrow. Author of more than 20 cartoon books, Zoran has held exhibitions in France, Denmark, Germany and Croatia.


      It is an exceptional honour to be a member of the jury at one of the world’s greatest cartoon contests - an outstanding organization in one amazing country, reflecting its rich tradition and culture. The right place for a global event in the field of cartoon. It was a pleasure to cooperate with great names from the cartoon’s world, from different areas of the world, in the jury and organization itself. And particularly pleasurable has been the joint evaluation of cartoons and satirical art made by our colleagues. An unforgettable event. I will gladly come back again.

    • Angel Boligán

      Angel Boligán was born in 1965 in San Antonio de los Baños, Havana, Cuba. He
      graduated as a professor of Fine Arts in Havana in 1987 and has lived in Mexico
      since 1992. He publishes his drawings in «El Universal», «El Chamuco»
      and «Foreing Affairs Latinoamérica» among other publications. He founded the
      agency CartónClub (Latin cartoons club).
      Among the many prizes won were the 1st Prize of the Il Portocartoon World
      Festival in 2000; the 2006 World Press Cartoon Grand Prix, the Grand Prix 36th
      International Nasreddin Hoja Cartoon Contest in 2006 and was the winner of the
      La Catrina Prize, awarded by the Guadalajara International Book Fair.

      Joining the World Press Cartoon jury has been a wholesome experience and a
      very professional commitment. In the last 12 years, the Caricature world has
      counted on this event which dignifies and awards the best of caricature in the
      world press. As authors, we quickly accept the challenge of participating with
      the hopes of seeing our drawings rated among the best. Trying to receive a
      prize is a stimulus that challenges us to maintain the highest standards in our
      published work.
      In these prize selection days, the eyes and hopes of the participants move
      towards Portugal looking out for clues about this year winners and, of course,
      the level of the selecting jury. It was an honour to join a jury with such
      prestigious artists. For two days and several hours of work, we have filtered
      and selected the finalists until we reached the final prizes in a professional and
      democratic way. I thank my fellow jurors for their professionalism and integrity,
      and I congratulate all the authors who were awarded in this WPC 2017.

    • Hermenegildo Stabat

      Hermenegildo Sábat was born in 1933 in Montevideo (Uruguay) and has
      collaborated with newspapers and magazines since 1949. His works have been
      published in almost all American countries. He has published more than 20
      books and received several awards from Columbia University (New York), Gabriel
      Garcia Marquez Foundation (Mexico) and Pedro Figari Award for his pictorial
      career in Uruguay.

      Being a graphic humour jury member holds a far greater responsibility
      than words assume. In our case, we were lucky to be accompanied by
      solidly cultured professionals, able to discriminate with certainty and
      precision each and every one of the works presented. Results were
      analyzed without any pressures and we reached consensus with no
      difficulties. Partaking in decision making was a privilege

    • Ross Thomson

      Ross Thomson was born in Hawick (Scotland), attended Edinburgh College
      of Art after which worked as an art director in various London advertising
      agencies, during which time had his first «Punch» cover. Then, he went
      freelance and amongst the work was advertising campaigns, children’s
      books, animated commercials, etc. In recent years, has entered the world of
      cartoon contests and has won over 100 prizes and awards.

      Again, the terrible events of our world were featured by our
      editorial cartoonists with humour and thought provoking cartoons.
      Consequently, it gave us jury members a hard task to choose
      from their deliberations, but as always quality shone through and
      long may the work of the cartoonist rise above our troubled world
      of despots and wars

  • WPC 2015 (6/8/2017)

    World Press Cartoon 2015

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    • 1st prize - André Carrilho

      Grand Prix

      Ebola

      Diário de Notícias - PRT

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    • 1st prize - Cau Gomez

      Caricature

      Messimania 2

      A Tarde - BRA

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    • 2st prize - Dalcio

      Caricature

      Bowie

      Correio Popular - BRA

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    • 3st prize - Riber

      Caricature

      Xi Jinping

      Courrier International - FRA

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    • 1st prize - Kountouris

      Gag

      Untitled

      Shedia - GRC

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    • 2st prize - Boligán

      Gag

      Future Special

      Conozca Más - MEX

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    • 3st prize - Mohammad Ali Khalaji

      Gag

      Untitled

      Jam-e-Jam - IRN

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    • 1st prize - André Carrilho

      Editorial

      Ebola

      Diário de Notícias - PRT

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    • 2st prize - Tchavdar

      Editorial

      Ebola

      Pressa Daily - BGR

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    • 3st prize - Cost

      Editorial

      Maidan

      Kpaiha - UKR

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    • Agim Sulaj

      Agim Sulaj was born in Tirana, the capital of Albania, in 1960, but spent his
      childhood and adolescence in the coastal city of Vlora. From a very young age,
      Agim experiences his passion and love for paintings and art in general, and the
      talent is evident since very early on. He completes his studies at the Academy
      of Arts in Tirana and starts collaborating with «Hosteni», a political and satirical
      magazine. This exposes the young artist to the world of humour and satire, an
      important element for the shaping of his own artistic work. Simultaneously, he
      develops a hyper-realistic style that becomes more dominant in his later works.
      In his cartoons he focuses on the major social and political problems of the 21st
      century, such as world poverty, environment pollution, the life of an immigrant
      and other social topics. For the first time, in 1993, Agim presented works he
      carried out during the communist period, in a personal exhibition «Rally di
      Rimini» in Italy where his portfolio was warmly welcomed. Since that time, he
      has settled in the city of Rimini. Agim Sulaj is the winner of many international
      prizes and he has exhibited in famous galleries in Italy, Albania, Greece, Turkey,
      and recently also in Paris, Oxford, London and Kruishoutem, Belgium. His work
      has been called «a fine, surreal satirical illustration, metaphor for the state of
      the environment and the failure to protect it».

      A wonderful experience
      Dear great friend António and dear friends of World Press Cartoon: this year
      I have had the good fortune to participate in your jury. I have seen closely
      the quality and the magic of your work. It was a wonderful experience to
      collaborate with you and select the best works for World Press Cartoon 2015.
      Thank you all, thanks Portugal!

    • António Antunes

      António Antunes published his first cartoons in the Lisbon daily
      “República”in March 1974. Later that year, he joined the weekly paper
      “Expresso” where he continues to publish his works. His received
      awards include: Grand Prix of 20th International Salon of Cartoons
      (Montreal, Canada, 1983), 1st Prize for Cartoon Editorial of the 23rd
      International Salon of Cartoons (Montreal, Canada, 1986), Grand Prix
      of Honor 15th 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), Grand Prix Stuart Carvalhais (Lisbon, Portugal,
      2005) and the Prix Internationale Presse (Saint-Just-le-Martel, France,
      2010). He has held solo artist exhibitions in Portugal, France, Spain,
      Brazil, Germany and Luxembourg. He has been jury member at Cartoons
      Salons in Portugal, Brazil, Greece, Italy, Serbia and Turkey. António is also
      dedicated to graphic design, sculpture, medals and he is the author
      of the artistic animation of Lisbon Airport Metro station, opened in
      2012, featuring caricatures of leading personalities in the city, made
      of embodied stone. He is the chairman of the jury of the World Press
      Cartoon, the Salon of which he is the director since its founding in 2005.

      With some excitement...
      It was with some excitement that I entered the Auditorium of Cascais
      Cultural Centre to join the meetings of the World Press Cartoon 2015
      jury, after one year of problems and uncertainties. The meetings were
      lively and full of fun, but strict and professional whenever necessary.
      For me, it was also a reunion of good friends: Augusto Cid, fellow
      companion for my entire professional life; Xaquín Marín, Firoozeh
      Mozaffari and Agim Sulaj, more recent friends. Finally, it is also with
      some emotion that, once completed the jury´s work, I walk out of the
      amphitheatre. I leave with the belief that we have given a new life to our
      World Press Cartoon. Long live the World Press Cartoon!

    • Augusto Cid

      Augusto José Sobral Cid was born in 1941 at Horta, Faial Island, Azores. After
      attending secondary schools in Portugal and the United States of America,
      he followed Sculpture studies at the Fine Arts School of Lisbon. Augusto Cid
      has published many books and has collaborated with several newspapers
      and magazines, including «A Parada da Paródia», «A Mosca», «Diário de
      Lisboa», «Lorentis», «Observador», «O Século», «Vida Mundial», «O Jornal
      Novo», «A Tarde», «O Dia», «O Diabo», «Semanário», «O Independente»,
      «Focus» and «Grande Reportagem». He has participated in numerous
      individual and group exhibitions and has been distinguished with many
      awards throughout his career.

      An excellent team
      My dear friends: it was a great honour and my greatest pleasure to add
      a contribution to the excellent team that met in Cascais to assess the
      works presented to the World Press Cartoon 2015 competition. I thank
      you for trusting my judgments, and I wish you the greatest success in
      the next events. You can count on me for any assistance you may need.
      To all of you, my best regards!

    • Firoozeh Mozaffari

      Firoozeh Mozaffari was born in 1970 and is an Iranian artist. She studied
      graphic design in Tehran and currently contributes to several newspapers
      such as «Shargh», «Etemad», «Farhikhtegan», and the news website
      «Khabar-Online». She has acted as a jury member in many international
      cartoon competitions in Iran and also in the 29th Aydin Dogan cartoon
      competition in Turkey and Olive contest in Cyprus in 2014. Firoozeh Mozaffari
      has received several awards for her works during festivals in Iran and was one
      of the four Iranian cartoonists who were distinguished with the Freedom of
      Speech Award by the former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Anan.

      more and more every year
      In this year’s World Press Cartoon contest, despite the delay in the
      callout for the competition and subsequently a more limited time
      for gathering the works, a huge number of Cartoons and Caricatures
      were delivered to the jury. 2014 has had three major subjects in the
      editorial cartoon category. The football World Cup in Brazil, ISIS in
      the Middle East and Ebola in Africa were the most prominent subjects
      among the works presented this year and this has made it extremely
      difficult to choose the most outstanding works. Eventually, a cartoon
      about the human tragedy associated with the Ebola virus and about
      discrimination in the treatment provided to the patients was awarded
      the Grand Prix. This cartoon caught my attention from the very first
      moment and produced a deep effect on me. My special thanks to
      the World Press Cartoon team and the rest of the jury. I hope this
      international award will continue in all its brilliance, shinning more
      and more in every edition.

    • Xaquín Marín

      Xaquín Marín Formoso, artistic name X. Marín, was born in 1943 at the Galician
      town of Ferrol, Spain. Marín daily contributes to the newspaper «La Voice of
      Galicia» of La Coruña and collaborates with many monthly publications. Some of
      his works were published in «La Codorniz», «Hermano Lobo», «La Golondriz»,
      among many other publications. In 1984, he founded the Museum of Humour of
      Fene (La Coruña) and acted as its director until 2008. Xaquin Marín is the author
      of 31 books and has been distinguished with several awards. He presented a
      great number of papers on humour in international conventions and seminars.
      Xaquín Marín Formoso is a member of the Academy of Humour of Pozuelo
      (Madrid) and honoris causa professor at the University of Alcalá.

      The world of the cartoon in our hands
      With all the hard responsibility of choosing with justice, while judging
      between hundreds of works creted with great expertise by fellow
      cartoonists – and even further knowing as I do, the hard work, ingenuity,
      suffering and even risk engaged in the exercise that we share – one gets a
      lot of joy from this commission. Because you have the unique opportunity
      to see some of the best works published by the best cartoonists
      throughout the year, you can imagine their intentions and wonder what
      may suggest the messages they convey; you can observe their technical
      capabilities and admire their innovations... Even more: the job is done at
      the delightful and beautiful village of Cascais, with the kindness of the
      people from the municipality, with the affection, professionalism and
      friendship of the organizers and other members of the jury, both known
      and unknown, yet already friends for ever. Thus, in this environment,
      in addition to the difficulty of having to choose the best work in each
      category, vote after vote leaving aside fine works (and even others not
      so fine, but carrying the ambition and the best skills of each artist), this
      commission has resulted easy and simple for this proud and grateful
      member of the jury.

  • WPC 2014 (6/8/2017)

    World Press Cartoon 2014

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    • 1st prize - Agim Sulaj

      Gag

      The Coins in the Bread

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    • 2st prize - Leslie

      Gag

      Poquer

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    • 3st prize - David

      Gag

      Picasso, Dali e o ovo

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    • 1st prize - Shankar

      Caricature

      Mandela

      India - Sakshi

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    • 2st prize - Alfredo

      Caricature

      Hugo Chavez

      La Nación

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    • 3st prize - Yaser Khanbarai

      Caricature

      Barack Obama

      Iran - Etefaghyeh Daily

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    • 1st prize - Zarko Luetic

      Editorial

      Untitled

      Croatia - Pikac

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    • 2st prize - Riber Hanson

      Editorial

      The scream in the vatican

      Sydsvenskan

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    • 3st prize - Boligán

      Editorial

      Reforma Migratória

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    • 1st prize - Shankar

      Grand Prix

      Mandela

      India - Sakshi

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    • ADRIANA MOSQUERA SOTO

      LONG LIFE TO THE WORLD PRESS CARTOON! Graphic humour was considered until very recently a men´s only profession, but step-by-step women have been widening the scope for opinion and humour to other points of view. The World Press Cartoon has been aware of the importance of diversity for its juries, and has included ten women in the judgement process. In 2014 this honour was reserved for me. It has been a very enriching and unforgettable experience, in the company of great international creators of humour graphics. Long life to the World Press Cartoon!

      Adriana Mosquera Soto, under the artistic name Nani, is a Colombian humour illustrator, graphic and fashion designer, with a bachelor's degree in Biology. Honorary Professor of Humour by the University of Alcalá de Henares (Spain, 1998), she was the winner at the Humour and Breastfeeding Guipúzcoa contest (Spain, 2003) and at the first Festival of Women Cartoonists Las Tunas (Cuba, 2006). Nani has published her works in Colombia, Spain, Mexico, Cuba, the United States, Argentina, Ecuador and Portugal. She is a regular contributor to the Spanish magazine «Interviú», and collaborates with the Bogotá Book Fair, the University of Alcalá de Henares Foundation, the Guadalajara Book Fair (Mexico) and the Advisory Centre for Women of Alcala de Henares. Her works on behalf of gender equity were printed in highway billboards, at Medellin (Colombia, 2007). Under the patronage of the Argentinian Red Cross, Adriana Mosquera has created postcard sets to promote fighting against women´s abuse and domestic violence. With more than 50 women cartoonists from all over the world, she organized the travelling exhibition «Women creators and the art of caricature», as evidence that women can and do work in fields intended only for men.

    • ANTÓNIO ANTUNES

      LET'S CELEBRATE THE WORLD PRESS CARTOON As in earlier editions, the constitution of the jury for the 10th edition of the World Press Cartoon resulted from the invitation to prominent personalities of the Press graphic humour field, emphasizing the diversity of origins, style and the artistic and journalistic culture. The jury´s work has been framed within methods of selection and award that we have developed over our ten years of existence, through lively and good humoured sessions that have became serious and thoughtful ones when arriving at the moments of decisions. This congenial atmosphere has only just overshadowed by a Kap´s family situation that forced his return to Barcelona. I would like to finish this text in a festive and enthusiastic way, as a proper way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the World Press Cartoon that over this period of time has become a benchmark for the written press graphic humour, and indeed it has even been awarded «Best Cartoon Contest of Year 2012», but I am prevented from doing so as there are still some grey clouds on the horizon of our future. However, there is nothing to prevent us from celebrating enthusiastically, in 2015, the 11th edition of the World Press Cartoon. Let us hope so.

      António Antunes published his first cartoons in the Lisbon daily 'Republic' in March 1974. Later that year, he joined the weekly paper «Express» where he continues to publish his works. His received awards include: Grand Prix of 20th International Salon of Cartoons (Montreal, Canada, 1983), 1st Prize for Cartoon Editorial of the 23rd International Salon of Cartoons (Montreal, Canada, 1986), Grand Prix of Honor 15th 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), Grand Prix Stuart Carvalhais (Lisbon, Portugal, 2005) and the Prix Internationale Presse (Saint-Just-le-Martel, France, 2010). He has held solo artist exhibitions in Portugal, France, Spain, Brazil, Germany and Luxembourg. He has been jury member at Cartoons Salons in Portugal, Brazil and Greece. António is also dedicated to graphic design, sculpture, medals and he is the author of the artistic animation of Lisbon Airport Metro station, opened in 2012, consisting of caricatures of leading figures in the city, made of embodied stone. He chaired the jury of the ninth edition of the World Press Cartoon, the Salon of which he is the director since its founding in 2005.

    • FERRUCCIO GIROMINI

      THE UNITED NATIONS OF HUMOUR Life in its fullness can always be surprising and exciting. And the animal man has adopted a nervous reaction suitable for the sudden amazements of life: laughter. We laugh to control a surprise, whether it is beautiful or ugly. We laugh to make up for courage. And we laugh out of the pleasure to enjoy other people's company, out of straight joyful happiness. These considerations come to mind every time you find yourself in front of a wide number of humour cartoons. Each time, you find that the world tells its history through them. Mankind confesses itself. Fear, hope, anger and tenderness come to the surface. But this kind of «human encyclopaedia» has a special feature – it makes us laugh. Therefore, it regenerates and energises us, by starting peculiar chemical and electrical devices in our organism. In other words, it does us good. Taking part in the jury for a humour cartoon award is like a regenerating cure after a short stay at a health clinic. When you have finished your arduous and honourable task as a jury member, you leave in better health, and happier and stronger than when you first arrived. And an experience at the World Press Cartoon is no exception. The atmosphere created by living among humour artists is hardly describable, because it is always lively and exciting, offering plenty of stimuli. And especially, as in this case, it creates new friendships. By communicating in all the languages, often directly by body language, you share an intense emotional and intellectual adventure, which might be precluded to common mortals. You feel privileged. Taking part in days so full of work and laughter with people like António, Nani, Rainer, Kap, and Rui, Pedro, Olinda and Teresa, represents a rewarding gift of destiny. Citizens of the world, we feel we are together on top of the Earth as friends – the way nations and peoples should feel towards each other all over the globe. Because laughing together – let's not forget it – generates also reciprocal love.

      Ferruccio Giromini, was born in Genoa, Italy, in 1954 and has been a journalist since 1978. He has specialized in art and visual communication reviews, and has also worked as comics script writer, illustrator, photographer and TV director. His works have appeared in several exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale (1980). As a publishing consultant, he has edited books series, cd-roms, videos and magazines for several publishers. He lectures and leads workshops for public and private educational institutions, including MiMaster and Istituto Europeo di Design, in Milan. So far, Ferruccio Giromini has edited and presented 440 exhibitions and events focusing on illustration, comics, humour, photography, animation films and contemporary visual arts, in Italy and abroad, and has taken part in over 120 juries, often in the role of Chairman. Since 1982 he has acted as art consultant in a number of events and festivals. He shared the direction of the Cartoombria international animation film festival in Perugia for several years. He has been art director of the Sergio Fedriani Award in Genoa (2007). He conceived and directed the Fantastiche Terre di Portofino festival in Liguria (2008/2009). He has been co-director of the Premio Skiaffino award in Camogli (2008) and a member of the scientific committee of the Giuseppe Ugonia Museum in Brisighella, near Ravenna (2012).

    • JAUME CAPDEVILA

      THE BEST MEDICINE: LOTS OF HUMOUR The cartoonist job is to review the current news with irony from the pages of newspapers. This analysis should be irreverent and playful but no less profound, rather the contrary: through graphics, symbolic and meta-linguistic mechanisms, seasoned with humour, a cartoon allows the reader to interpret reality with a new look, more lucid and free. That is why the World Press Cartoon, picking together the best drawings published in the world, takes the pulse of the planet, capturing the most important moments and personalities of the year. WPC is surely the world's most demanding event. Being part of this jury is an overwhelming experience, but in the end, what matters is not so much the award as the mosaic forming the selected drawings. WPC becomes the more lucid and honest chronicle of what the world has experienced over a year. The unmissable WPC becomes the best thermometer to detect the diseases that undermine our world. And it also offers the best medicine: lots of humour.

      Jaume Capdevila, artistic name Kap, was born in 1974 in Berga, (Barcelona, Spain). He works as editorial cartoonist in Barcelona's main newspapers: «La Vanguardia» and «El Mundo Deportivo». He is also a contributor to other newspapers and magazines in Spain, France, Italy and USA. His cartoons are sindicated worldwide by Daryl Cagle, and he is also a contributor to CartoonMovement. Bachelor of Fine Arts by the University of Barcelona, Kap has published many books with his own cartoons, and many compilations with other cartoonists. Honoured with some international cartoon awards, he is also member of Cartooning for Peace, member of the directorate team of Instituto Quevedo del Humor de la Fundación General de la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, and founder of Cartoonists Without Borders. He is also a specialist and scholar on satirical press of the 19th and 20th centuries and wrote about this topic in the specialized magazine «Sápiens» from Barcelona. Jaume Capdevila has published 15 books with studies about cartoons, cartoonists and the history of ancient satirical magazines.

    • RAINER EHRT

      INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM AND INTELLIGENT HUMOUR The World Press Cartoon project brings together three important elements of modern communication: critical political thinking, graphical brilliance and pleasurable visualisations. It also has the alternative global view of the problems of our contemporaries: not only the western view of the world, but also the diverse insights from other perspectives. The World Press Cartoon is an open yearbook of clear global thinking and visual pleasure, and we need it for the future as an element of intellectual freedom and intelligent humour.

      Born in 1960 in former East Germany, Rainer Ehrt followed studies in Illustration and Graphic Arts at the College of Art and Design Halle Burg Giebichenstein (1981-88). After that, he has worked as freelancer on the fields of graphic design, printmaking, illustration, cartoon, painting, artist books and sculpture. Living and working in Kleinmachnow, near Berlin, Rainer Ehrt has won, among others, the Brandenburg Prize of Arts (2007), Grand Prix World Press Cartoon (2008), Grand Prix Satyrycon Legnica (2010) and the Public Prize at the German Awards of Caricatures (2011).

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    World Press Cartoon 2013

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    • 1st prize - Kountouris

      Grand Prix

      E.U. Rescue Team

      Efimerida Ton Syntakton - GRC

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    • 1st prize - Saeed

      Gag

      Low economy

      Jam-e-Jam - IRN

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    • 2st prize - Rousso

      Gag

      Quem é?

      Barricade - FRA

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    • 3st prize - Zuleta

      Gag

      Free Woman!!

      El Mundo de Karry - PER

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    • 1st prize - Pablo Lobato

      Caricature

      EVO MORALES

      Qué Pasa - CHL

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    • 2st prize - Jarbas

      Caricature

      MANDELA

      Diario de Pernambuco - BRA

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    • 3st prize - Carbajo

      Caricature

      MESSI

      El Jueves - ESP

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    • 1st prize - Kountouris

      Editorial

      E.U. Rescue Team

      Efimerida Ton Syntakton - GRC

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    • 2st prize - Radulovic Spiro

      Editorial

      untitled

      Politika - SRB

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    • 3st prize - Greg

      Editorial

      untitled

      Diario de Pernambuco - BRA

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    • António Antunes

      A repeating adventure. Every year the adventure is repeated with the formation of a new jury for the World Press Cartoon. Gathering jury members that in some cases had not even met before, is a risk but it is also the desire and effort to refresh every edition with the judgement of new personalities who bring to us their culture, taste and sensitivity. For this edition, we brought together a Spanish journalist of Cuban origin, specializing in Graphic Humor; two cartoonists, an Italian and a Swede; a Brazilian illustrator and publisher, and the Portuguese who inhabits the jury since the beginning. It was a 'formula' that allowed for lively and funny meetings, but also for serious and thoughtful analysis that led to decisions that were always close to consensus. I am convinced that, once again, we have been up to our traditional quality, and now also up to the added responsibility brought by the distinctions we have been awarded by our peers from the International Cartoon News Center: «Best Cartoon Contest of Year 2012» and «Best Cartoon Contest Catalog of Year 2012».

      António Antunes published his first cartoons in the Lisbon daily 'Republic' in March 1974. Later that year, he joined the weekly paper «Express» where he continues to publish his works. His received awards include: Grand Prix of 20th International Salon of Cartoons (Montreal, Canada, 1983), 1st Prize for Cartoon Editorial of the 23rd International Salon of Cartoons (Montreal, Canada, 1986), Grand Prix of Honor 15th 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), Grand Prix Stuart Carvalhais (Lisbon, Portugal, 2005) and the Prix Internationale Presse (Saint-Just-le-Martel, France, 2010). He has held solo artist exhibitions in Portugal, France, Spain, Brazil, Germany and Luxembourg. He has been jury member at Cartoons Salons in Portugal, Brazil and Greece. António is also dedicated to graphic design, sculpture, medals and he is the author of the artistic animation of Lisbon Airport Metro station, opened in 2012, consisting of caricatures of leading figures in the city, made of embodied stone. He chaired the jury of the ninth edition of the World Press Cartoon, the Salon of which he is the director since its founding in 2005.

    • Francisco Puñal

      Defending the majority Nothing is weird to cartoonists who, with their critical, bold and ingenious views, point out the contradictions and inconsistencies of life on this convoluted planet and help fighting stereotypes and dogmas. Humour is a weapon of analysis that penetrates everything and finds weaknesses where everything appears to be monolithic. Humour, as a mirror of society, invites us to think and each cartoon is a reflection exercise. Participating as international jury member at the World Press Cartoon, the largest and most important event dedicated to press cartoons, has been a big responsibility, a hard working and difficult task, and also an unforgettable experience that has allowed me to fill my soul with imagination and poetry, and confirm what I have always thought: good cartoons are a social counterweight to power in all its manifestations. The review is necessary in a democracy aspiring society, and humour is a great stimulus for awakening people´s awareness. Satire - that whip with bells at the end, as José Martí defined it - has been very present in many drawings when addressing issues of concern such as hunger and poverty in the world, wars, environmental damage, the crisis in Europe, the profit greed, sexism, social inequality, weapons proliferation and others. The Grand Prize awarded to Greek cartoonist Michael Kountouris is a symbol of the crisis ravaging in Europe and of the inability of its leaders, rather more concerned about the banks and large corporations than saving people. Imperfections that do exist and will always exist in the world ensure work for cartoonists, and the World Press Cartoon will handle the rewarding of the most significant. Hail the cartoonists and the World Press Cartoon!

      Francisco Punal Suárez was born in Matanzas (Cuba) in 1950. Bachelor of Journalism at the University of Havana in 1974, that same year he began his filming career in the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC). He was Documentary Director at ICAIC and assistant director to Cuban film makers Santiago Alvarez, Daniel Díaz Torres, Fernando Perez and Rolando Diaz. For eleven years he was Latin American ICAIC News director, highlighting his critical reporting with humour and satire. In 1996, travels to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, to impart some film workshops and works with Full Moon and Rivers TV production companies. In 2000 he moved to the Galician city of La Coruña, where he currently lives. He publishes his humour photos in the supplement «O Farelo» for Galician publication «A Peneira» and in the online newspaper «El Heraldo del Henares'. For the last five years, he has been writing the graphic humour section «Digital Frame» in the Latin weekly «21st Century», Boston, USA. He also contributes to the Department of Graphic Humour at the General Foundation of the University of Alcalá de Henares.

    • Marilena Nardi

      Like travelling through the time. Evaluate the works from Sintra World Press Cartoon is like travelling through the time. For three days, you look back at all the key people and main events of the past year. But you don't leave Sintra with a confused mind because the huge talent of Graphic Humour is the capability to write history in a comical but clear way. The facts and the opinions of the authors travel fast through pencils, brushes and colours. And while entertaining, they help people reflect. It is a great art that is supported and nourished here and a merit the organizers of this event have to be thanked for. I think that the jury has been able to work well. Rules and evaluation criteria were clear: the combination of graphic quality, message clearness and, obviously sense of humour. Less obvious was the identification of the winners because works short-listed were all excellent. I heartily thank the organization committee because, to be here, for me has meant a lot; an honour, a privilege, an occasion to discuss, to share views, and above all a great pleasure.

      Marilena Nardi was born in 1966 in Chiampo, near Vicenza (Italy). After getting a degree in Art in 1986 and in Sculpture in 1990, she started teaching. She has been teaching Artistic Anatomy at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice since 1992 and Illustration since 2003. Attracted also by humour graphic art, Nardi has participated in hundreds of exhibitions of cartoon and illustration in Italy and around the world. She has been awarded a large number of prizes. Some of her works are present in the following museums of humour art: Bajardo, Bronzolo, Tolentino, Istanbul, Tehran, Zemun and in the Museum of Science and Technology in Milan. She collaborated with many Italian newspapers and magazines, such as «Il Corriere della Sera», «Il fatto quotidiano», «Diario», «Gente Money», «Borsa & Finanza», «Avvenimenti», «Salute Naturale», «Il nostro budget» and «Monthly». She created the illustrations of the animated fairy tale «How deserts were born» for the TV program «The moon upside down».

    • Riber Hansson

      The path to an agreement about the end result. When I was awarded the 2007 World Press Cartoon's Grand Prix, I thought: «Nothing in my professional career will be compared to this!» But then, selected as a jury member for the same contest, I felt as just as honoured as then. In Sintra, just before the first jury meeting, I contemplated for a moment in front of the bronze sculpture depicting Olga Cadaval, who gave her name to the large, beautiful building, where the restoration of the exhibition halls was going on. I tried to read her face. The Marchioness looked both gentle and stern. Well, then it may be so! The formal procedure for jury was completely straightforward. It was nice to feel the colleagues concentration and focusing on the procedure. I learned a lot from the argumentation from the members of the jury. It was so objective and professional, leaving the prestige total aside. Yet, when I look back, it feels a bit mysterious that the jury, despite the differences after the initial choice, without real conflicts, reached such an agreement about the end result. Perhaps there is something for politicians to get to Sintra and study?

      Riber Hansson, Riber for art signature, changed profession at the age of 40 from engineer to newspaper artist. For the following three decades he has been published in turn by the Swedish newspapers «Dagens Industri», «Svenska Dagbladet» and «Sydsvenskan» – the latter his main publisher as in-house cartoonist. His works also appear regularly in several international media and many of his works have been on show in exhibitions. Selected drawings are collected in books. Riber had 14 one-man exhibitions and has contributed to more than 40 collective ones. Three books with his own editorial cartoons and other five in co-authorship. The list could be extended by his book-covers and illustrations for more than 20 books for children and adults. He has been awarded 12 prizes for his drawings, the most important being the World Press Cartoon’s Grand Prix, the World Press Cartoon’s third price for Caricature, the first Press Cartoon Europe’s Grand prix and the first Swedish EWK-award 2000.

    • Ricardo Antunes

      A unique form of expression understood in any place, anywhere. It has been a huge honour to have received the invitation to join the jury of the World Press Cartoon, as the Saloon is highly respected worldwide. The experience of being a part of this jury was unique, since we are able work with some of the most recognized illustration and cartoon professionals, exchanging experiences in a warm and welcoming environment. It is extremely interesting to see that all the assessed works are of the highest level, thus showing how the work of humour has been done in a serious and professional way. Another curious thing is seeing how humour and cartoons are universal languages: although the works have been sent from the widest variety of countries all over the world, they use a unique form of expression, understood anywhere and in any language. The event´s organisation is also to be congratulated as the integrity with which the regulations are followed, in a clear and transparent way, is evidence of the World Press Cartoon credibility.

      Ricardo Antunes was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1965. Since 1982, he has been working as an illustrator, graphic designer and publisher, always in his own studio. Between 1985 and 1990, he was teaching at Pan-american School of Art (São Paulo), considered as one of the 30 most important art schools in the world. In 1990 he has transferred his studio to Lisbon and working with leading advertising agencies, while keeping in close touch with São Paulo market. Besides illustration, he is also devoted to the arts, particularly to watercolours, and has taken part in several exhibitions. In 2007, he wrote and organized the «Illustrator's Guide”, an award winning electronic publication with huge success, dedicated to vocational guidance, nowadays with more than 100,000 downloads. In the same year, he launched the magazine «Illustrate”, a digital publication focused on illustration that has grown, evolved and became the Reference Press publishers aiming at publishing artists' books in the field of illustration.

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    • 1st prize - Ares

      Grand Prix

      Untitled

      Juventud Rebelde - CUB

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    • 1st prize - Pavel Constantin

      Gag

      Ecology

      Ziarul de Vrancea - ROU

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    • 2st prize - Omar Turcios

      Gag

      X-Rays

      Colombia - La opinion

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    • 3st prize - Agim Sulaj

      Gag

      Africa Children

      La Stampa - ITA

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    • 1st prize - Egil

      Caricature

      Political slap - IFM's Strauss-Kahn jailed

      Romerikes Blad - NOR

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    • 2st prize - Javier Carbajo Alfonso

      Caricature

      The Windsor Brothers

      Spain - El Jueves

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    • 3st prize - Riber

      Caricature

      Italiensk Baddare

      Sydsvenskan - SWE

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    • 1st prize - Ares

      Editorial

      Untitled

      Juventud Rebelde - CUB

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    • 3st prize - Goran Divac

      Editorial

      Cutlery

      Vecernje Novosti - SRB

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    • 2st prize - David Vela

      Editorial

      The Blackberry leading people

      Spain - Moneda Unica

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    • António Antunes

      A CLOSE LOOK AT THE WORLD. Cartoons about Khadafi, Bin Laden, Strauss-Kahn, Mubarak, Assad, Merkel, Sarkozy, Fukushima, Berlusconi, the Arab Spring, Greece, the Euro, Medvedev, Putin and Obama, went through before our eyes marching in as if providing a close look at the world. For three days, we have assessed 450 cartoons as a result of a first short list selection from amongst the nearly 900 we had received. We have socialised, discussed, argued fiercely over our favourite drawings, voted again and again... AA

      António Antunes published his first cartoons in the Lisbon daily 'Republic' in March 1974. Later that year, he joined the weekly paper «Express» where he continues to publish his works. His received awards include: Grand Prix of 20th International Salon of Cartoons (Montreal, Canada, 1983), 1st Prize for Cartoon Editorial of the 23rd International Salon of Cartoons (Montreal, Canada, 1986), Grand Prix of Honor 15th 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), Grand Prix Stuart Carvalhais (Lisbon, Portugal, 2005) and the Prix Internationale Presse (Saint-Just-le-Martel, France, 2010). He has held solo artist exhibitions in Portugal, France, Spain, Brazil, Germany and Luxembourg. He has been jury member at Cartoons Salons in Portugal, Brazil and Greece. António is also dedicated to graphic design, sculpture, medals and he is the author of the artistic animation of Lisbon Airport Metro station, opened in 2012, consisting of caricatures of leading figures in the city, made of embodied stone. He chaired the jury of the ninth edition of the World Press Cartoon, the Salon of which he is the director since its founding in 2005.

    • FERNANDO PUIG ROSADO

      FUNNY, BEAUTIFUL AND GENIAL DRAWINGS. I did enjoy being a member of the jury for the World Press Cartoon, because of I have met very nice people and I have seen many funny, beautiful and genial drawings. It is a difficult choice because many are very good, others are good, some others a little less good and a few others are almost good. What about bad ones? There are a few but, then, that also happens in the best families. Therefore, I am very proud to have played a part in the World Press Cartoon, and I got a pin that I have already attached to my jacket lapel... FPR

      Fernando Puig Rosado was born on the 1st April 1931. So did the Spanish Republic on 14 April. He doesn´t remember. Fernando Puig Rosado started drawing when he was 3 years-old (a field nature scene). Since then he has not stopped: at school, he was expelled because of a drawing; at college, he was expelled because of several of his drawings; at University (Medical Faculty), he was expelled because of a comic strip; at army service, he was punished because of a caricature he had drawn of a captain; while in Spain, he had to seek exile abroad because of a caricature of Franco...and because of the Police waiting for him outside his parents home. And in spite of all this, he has not understood that drawing brings bad fortune and goes on and on drawing, even at his already advanced age. He lives in Paris and seeks work as because of the stupid crisis he just got a single magazine: «Siné Mensuel».

    • JEAN MULATIER

      MASTERPIECES WORTH OF A MUSEUM. My many sincere thanks to the WPC organisers for: 1) Having the good taste to invite me to join the jury; 2) Giving us such a warm welcome; 3) Speaking French (a rare quality that should be shared by all human beings); 4) Their kindness and patience (needed to tolerate our hesitations); 5) The omnipresence of laughter and smiles (as required by cartoons), but also within the most rigorous respect for the contest regulations. As René Goscinny often reminded us, «humour is a serious business». I do thank them also for having definitely convinced me through the quality and intelligence of the works on display, that humour drawings – above all, the ones with no words – are indeed the most incisive universal means of philosophic-political criticism as well as of meditation about how a better world can be built. And, lastly, for having confirmed that most of these drawings would – and, one day, will – have their place in a museum on par with some of the most classic works in art history, no doubt! All of this leaves us at least with the expectation of the necessary creation of a particular museum for Press Drawings, something that would allow these truly masterpieces will not fall into oblivion. This word is not an exaggeration. That´s why we gave them prize awards.

      Jean Mulatier is the inventor of the plain sculpture and an advocate for caricature without exaggeration (laughter) since the late 1960´s through his style of portraits-charges that later have developed so many followers in the international press... Much more interested in works by other authors, an hysterical fan of Franquin, Mort Drucker (MAD) and Steve McQueen, he has a particular passion for photography («Autumn»/éditions Rizzoli/New-York) whom he finds it faster than drawing – than his drawings, anyhow! Mulatier is also a teacher of caricature, BD and press drawing at the Émile Cohl School in Lyon, where he teaches that in caricature, just as in life, the most important thing is to find that that is most important and giving it priority.

    • LIZA DONNELLY

      AN ART TO BE RECOGNIZED AND ALLOWED TO FLOURISH It was with great pleasure that I came to Portugal to be a member of the World Press Cartoon jury; in fact, it was an honour. For three days, we deliberated on many excellent works of art, and at times it was very difficult to choose one over another. Viewing the various types of expression spread out on three or four long tables inspired me – not only to try new things and strive to be better at my own work – but I was inspired by the passion of the individual artists whose work was laid out in front of me. This is an art form that I adore, and am always happy when in the presence artwork that is practiced well. And I love seeing how different artists from different countries view the events that have transpired over the past year. As I am American, for me to see this kind of international artwork I need to seek it out – it is not as readily available in the US, which I feel is very unfortunate. Our deliberations were for the most part quite smooth. When we disagreed, we did so passionately but always with an attentive ear to our fellow jurors. I found myself reconsidering elements of a cartoon that I missed, or understanding an interpretation or a drawing anew after hearing another’s perspective. And I felt this was reciprocal among the members of the jury. I believe World Press Cartoon is an important organization because it brings to light the vitality and significance of an art that may be in danger of disappearing. I sincerely hope not. Art that expresses opinion, skill, analysis and passion, and does so in an instant, is art that desperately needs to be recognized and allowed to flourish.

      Liza Donnelly is a staff cartoonist with The New Yorker Magazine. When she first began selling to The New Yorker in 1979, she was the youngest and one of only three cartoonists who were women. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, The Nation and The Harvard Business Review, and her cartoons have been exhibited around the world. Her most recent book is «When Do They Serve The Wine? The Folly, Flexibility and Fun of Being a Woman». She also wrote «Funny Ladies: The New Yorker's Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons, a history of the women who drew cartoons for the magazine», «Sex and Sensibility: Ten Women Examine the Lunacy of Modern Love in 200 Cartoons» and «Cartoon Marriage: Adventures in Love and Matrimony with the New Yorker's Cartooning Couple» (with her husband, Michael Maslin). Donnelly is at work on a new book, titled «Women On Men». Liza Donnelly teaches at Vassar College and is a member of PEN, Authors Guild and the National Cartoonist Society. She conceived of and is editor for World Ink, a site of international cartoons from contributors around the globe on dscriber.com. She is a charter member of an international project, Cartooning for Peace, helping to promote understanding around the world through humor. Her website is lizadonnelly.com and her blog is whendotheyservethewine.com. She lives in New York.

    • PETER NIEUWENDIJK

      HUMOUR IS A SERIOUS BUSINESS. After having participated several times and being selected and published several times in the catalogue, I was invited to be a member of the jury, so to have a look in the kitchen of Sintra, the World Press Cartoon. I already knew that this has to be a very interesting contest, because this WPC was given by FECO 5 stars. That means: excellent catalogue, great prize money, great trophies, excellent and very heavy catalogue, invitation and stay for winners. Well… What else does a cartoonist want to be respected?! This year, once again, a worldwide collection was presented to the 5 jury members – high quality, difficult to make a choice. Finally, the international jury (Spain, France, USA, Holland and Portugal) has chosen the very best, all printed in this impressive catalogue. This meeting of the jury members took 3 days. Yes, humour is a serious business! PN

      The Dutch artist Peter Nieuwendijk (born in Amsterdam, 1946) is an autodidact and exhibits since 1965. His artwork was shown in the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, France, Turkey, Belgium, Canada and USA. His work is in possession of private collectors, museums, galleries and various art promotion institutes. As cartoonist he participated in more than 50 different cartoon festivals all over. He got a 1st (Golden Awards) in Zemun/Serbia 2005 and Busteni/Romania 2007 (theme “Man to Man”), won the Mail Art Prize at Serbia 2008 and was Silver Medal at Cyprus Puliya Festival 2009 and Macedonia 2011. Peter Nieuwendijk was distinguished with several other awards, honorable and special mentions in Belgium, Canada, Romania, Italy, Serbia, China, Macedonia, Cyprus, Portugal, Egypt and Turkey. His cartoon works were 123 times selected for international festival-catalogues and he is both an author and composer of 29 cartoon books, 6 Art books and 3 Poetry books. Peter Nieuwendijk organized or directed 21 cartoon festivals in Holland and has been invited more than 50 times as jury-member around the world. Co-Founder of FECO (Federation of Cartoonists’ Organisations) in 1985, he is the present President General (from May 2009 to June 2013) and Editor in Chief of FECONEWS Magazine. Peter Nieuwendijk is currently Vice-Chairman of the Dutch Cartoon Association «De Tulp», organization he founded in 1983, and President of the Dutch Art Collective BIB.

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    World Press Cartoon 2011

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    • 1st prize - Samuca

      Gag

      Pedofilia

      DIARIO DE PERNAMBUCO - BRA

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    • 2st prize - Agim Sulaj

      Gag

      Schengen

      CHIAMAMI CITTA - ITA

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    • 3st prize - Tomás Serrano

      Gag

      Infancia Difícil

      LA GACETA REGIONAL DE SALAMANCA - ESP

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    • 1st prize - JOÃO VAZ DE CARVALHO

      Caricature

      D. JOÃO I DE PORTUGAL

      NOTICIAS MAGAZINE - PRT

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    • 2st prize - Boligán

      Caricature

      Mexico

      Mexico - El Universal

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    • 3st prize - António Manuel Ferreira dos Santos

      Caricature

      Madre Teresa de Calcutá

      Portugal - Reporter do Marão

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    • 1st prize - David Rowe

      Editorial

      Wikileaks and Uncle Sam

      The Sun-Herald

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    • 2st prize - Pawel Kuczynski

      Editorial

      Made in china

      NIE - POL

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    • 3st prize - Ricardo Clement

      Editorial

      Mineros Chilenos

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    • 1st prize - David Rowe

      Grand Prix

      Wikileaks and Uncle Sam

      The Sun-Herald

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    • Alessandro Gatto

      The organization of the WPC is excellent. The regulation is strict and the quality of competition excellent. The jury decisions were made without quarrel. From time to time, however, there was some intense debate among the jury members, since each one aimed to promote the drawings they considered better. We were five at judging, in Sintra. Totally different one from the others, as well for culture, as for the artistic experience. From the very beginning it appeared that we were like living in the antipodes. Discussions and attempts to convince. For some, also the mood to be convinced. But each juror already spotted his favourites, the works that did talk more to him. The same works, however, would remain mute for one or more of the jury members. At that point, someone simply must give up! On the artistic skills we all agreed: an author that participates to an artistic competition of this level should be superior at the techniques and, beyond that, be creative. The style and the aesthetic approach, instead, are personal criteria. «Unanimous verdict» was something never heard in this jury. And, at the end, it was difficult for me to accept the elimination of some works and the promotion of others. I believe that, as it frequently happens, the winners were the works that succeeded to establish a democrat compromise among the jury members. And it is quite fair that the final result is this one. We had three laborious days in Sintra. The responsibility of the task hit me hard. I am more used to be judged, not to judge. The esteem and the invitation from Antonio are a great honour. I am happy with the opportunity to share such an attractive experience with talented colleagues as Anita Kunz and Cécile Bertrand. Finally, I must declare that the brilliance of Ralph Steadman struck down me deeply. Those who still consider the graphic humour a smaller art, certainly did not see enough. Thanks to all. Alessandro Gatto

    • Anita Kunz

      What a great honour to have been invited as a judge for the 2011 World Press Cartoon competition! It was fascinating to see the various ideas and aesthetics from the many different countries represented in the competition, particularly the work that was a product of some of the more challenging political climates. Some themes were expressed a number of different ways. For example we saw a few images each of Julian Assange and Wikileaks, the paedophilia rampant in the Catholic church and also the religious subjugation of women in some cultures. Ultimately the choices we made were difficult. How does one judge one piece of art to be better than another? We discussed the clarity of the idea, the merit of the drawing (or computer rendering) and the final deliverance of the idea as an image. Ultimately I think we democratically chose some very good representations of what happened in the world in 2010. And hopefully we’ve contributed in some small way to continuing the great tradition of social and political comment that is so critical to any democratic society. Anita Kunz

      Anita Kunz has lived in London, New York and Toronto, contributing to magazines and working for design firms, book publishers and advertising agencies in Germany, Japan, Sweden, Norway, Canada, South Africa, Holland, Portugal, France and England. From 1988 to 1990 she was one of two artists chosen by Rolling Stone magazine to produce a monthly illustrated History of Rock 'n Roll end paper. She has produced cover art for many magazines including Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, Time Magazine, Newsweek Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly and The New York Times Magazine. She has also illustrated more than fifty book jacket covers. Anita frequently teaches workshops and lectures at universities and institutions internationally including the Smithsonian and the Corcoran in Washington DC. Her works are in the permanent collections at the Library of Congress, the Canadian Archives in Ottawa, the Musée Militaire de France in Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, and a number of her Time Magazine cover paintings are in the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. Anita Kunz has been named one of the fifty most influential women in Canada by the National Post newspaper. She has recently been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honour, and has received an honorary doctorate from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto.

    • António Antunes

      António Antunes published his first cartoons in the Lisbon daily 'Republic' in March 1974. Later that year, he joined the weekly paper «Express» where he continues to publish his works. His received awards include: Grand Prix of 20th International Salon of Cartoons (Montreal, Canada, 1983), 1st Prize for Cartoon Editorial of the 23rd International Salon of Cartoons (Montreal, Canada, 1986), Grand Prix of Honor 15th 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), Grand Prix Stuart Carvalhais (Lisbon, Portugal, 2005) and the Prix Internationale Presse (Saint-Just-le-Martel, France, 2010). He has held solo artist exhibitions in Portugal, France, Spain, Brazil, Germany and Luxembourg. He has been jury member at Cartoons Salons in Portugal, Brazil and Greece. António is also dedicated to graphic design, sculpture, medals and he is the author of the artistic animation of Lisbon Airport Metro station, opened in 2012, consisting of caricatures of leading figures in the city, made of embodied stone. He chaired the jury of the ninth edition of the World Press Cartoon, the Salon of which he is the director since its founding in 2005.

    • Cécile Bertrand

      Na ponta final dos seus estudos de pintura, em Liège, na Bélgica, Cécile Bertrand decide dedicar a sua a tese de licenciatura ao desenho de imprensa. Data dessa época o seu primeiro interesse por este género jornalístico. Depois de ter ilustrado numerosos livros infantis para editoras de vários países (Seuil e Nathan, em França, Lothrop, nos EUA, Agertoft, na Dinamarca, Standaard Uitgeverijt, La Martinière e Pastel-Ecole des Loisirs, na Bélgica), assume o risco de desenhar o seu primeiro cartoon. O tema será a queda do Muro de Berlim, acontecimento que a marcou profundamente. Passa a colaborar regularmente na revista Vif, em Janeiro de 1990, depois no Plus Magazine. Na mesma época, Cécile Bertrand inicia uma colaboração com a revista feminina Axelle que seria muito marcante na sua carreira, pois lhe dá a oportunidade de exprimir as suas ideias sobre a condição da mulher. Imagine, Courrier Internacional e Telerama são outros títulos em que colaborou. Desde 2005, Cécile Bertrand é a cartoonista editorial residente no diário La Libre Belgique, um dos órgãos de informação mais influentes do seu país.

      Na ponta final dos seus estudos de pintura, em Liège, na Bélgica, Cécile Bertrand decide dedicar a sua a tese de licenciatura ao desenho de imprensa. Data dessa época o seu primeiro interesse por este género jornalístico. Depois de ter ilustrado numerosos livros infantis para editoras de vários países (Seuil e Nathan, em França, Lothrop, nos EUA, Agertoft, na Dinamarca, Standaard Uitgeverijt, La Martinière e Pastel-Ecole des Loisirs, na Bélgica), assume o risco de desenhar o seu primeiro cartoon. O tema será a queda do Muro de Berlim, acontecimento que a marcou profundamente. Passa a colaborar regularmente na revista Vif, em Janeiro de 1990, depois no Plus Magazine. Na mesma época, Cécile Bertrand inicia uma colaboração com a revista feminina Axelle que seria muito marcante na sua carreira, pois lhe dá a oportunidade de exprimir as suas ideias sobre a condição da mulher. Imagine, Courrier Internacional e Telerama são outros títulos em que colaborou. Desde 2005, Cécile Bertrand é a cartoonista editorial residente no diário La Libre Belgique, um dos órgãos de informação mais influentes do seu país.

    • Ralph Steadman

      The moment the ultimate winner had been chosen, my heart went out to all the other contestants and doubt filled my mind. For three days the jury had been allowed to play God. It is a difficult job making choices. The lingering doubt is back and although we attempted to be fair and we have not cheated, we may all be wrong. Life is about making choices and we are used to that because most of the time it is unofficial, but when the intention of choice is official the experience takes on a gravity of its own. One person only will be incredibly happy and richer by 20,000 Euros after our deliberations. Only one will receive this Grand Prix, the overall winner! There are three categories in each of three other subdivisions of first, second and third in which the prizes are respectively $5000 Euros, $2500 and $1000. First we judged the Caricature Category. Some of these entries were later assigned to the Editorial Cartoon section because they had some social or political element. The third category, the Gag Cartoon had some of the works also relocated into Editorial Cartoons for the same varied reasons and both “idea” and more importantly “likeness” were crucial to assess superiority in this particular section. Clumsy ability was easily recognized and often the attempt was removed altogether from the contest. Disqualification was also visited upon those who did not supply evidence of publication or lack of an original. In these days of computer generated imagery, the original would have been created inside the computer and only saw the light of day as a printout. Therefore I missed the tactile experience of an actual original and I wonder if computer generated art should be in its own category altogether. Unfortunately, it would appear that, today, most imagery is processed through electronic digits. Although I hope not, the days of the original image exhibition may be numbered. Though I use a computer myself I try to resist the temptation of using it to create my own work. I must see wet ink on real paper or the experience is merely illusory. Maybe I am becoming a Luddite although I have in fact put an ice pick through an iPhone, but I call that Performance Art!

      Ralph Steadman was born in 1936. He started as a cartoonist and through the years diversified into many fields of creativity. He has illustrated such classics as "Alice in Wonderland", "Treasure Island" and "Animal Farm". His own books include the lives of Sigmund Freud and Leonardo da Vinci and "The Big I Am", the story of God. With American writer Hunter S. Thompson he collaborated in the birth of GONZO journalism, the definitive book in the genre being "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", which was made into a feature film. He is also a printmaker. His prints include a series of etchings on writers from William Shakespeare to William Burroughs. In 1989 he wrote the libretto for an eco-oratorio called "Plague and the Moonflower" which has been performed in five cathedrals in the UK and was the subject of a BBC 2 film in 1994. He has traveled the world's vineyards and distilleries for Oddbins, which culminated in his two prize-winning books, "The Grapes of Ralph" and "Still Life With Bottle". He has an Honorary D. Litt from the University of Kent.

  • WPC 2010 (6/8/2017)

    World Press Cartoon 2010

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    • 1st prize - Gabriel Ippoliti

      Grand Prix

      PUTIN

      Ambito Financiero - ARG

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    • 1st prize - Hassan Karimzadeh

      Gag

      Controversy

      Etemad-e Melli - IRN

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    • 2st prize - Dalcio Machado

      Gag

      Guerra - War

      Correio Popular - BRA

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    • 3st prize - William Rosoanaivo

      Gag

      Father Christmas

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    • 1st prize - Gabriel Ippoliti

      Caricature

      PUTIN

      Ambito Financiero - ARG

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    • 2st prize - Vaclav Teichmann

      Caricature

      STEVE JOBS

      Hospodarske Noviny - CZE

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    • 3st prize - David Rowe

      Caricature

      KARZAI

      The Australian Financial Review - AUS

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    • 1st prize - Angel Boligán Corbo

      Editorial

      Yes, we can

      V - MEX

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    • 2st prize - Jarbas Domingos de Lira Jr

      Editorial

      untitled

      Diario de Pernambuco - BRA

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    • 3st prize - Cláudio Antônio Gomes

      Editorial

      "Sem pânico"

      Muito - BRA

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    • António Antunes

      ALWAYS EQUAL AND ALWAYS DIFFERENT RITUAL As the Salon Director, I have the privilege of chairing all World Press Cartoons juries while being interpreter and spectator of a ritual always equal and always different. By changing all members of the jury every year — so as to avoid establishing a single look on the works from different editions — we take on a measured risk given the quality of the elements that have made up our juries. The cumulative experience allows us to conduct the work up and until the quality demand target that we aim at, zigzagging and overtaking the obstacles that inevitably arise from members interaction who, in their majority, do not know each other personally. Five sensibilities, five cultures, five origins and one common taste: the press graphic humour. In this edition, the jury (one Colombian, one Frenchman, one Canadian, one Israeli and the resident Portuguese) has once again produced a session of great vitality and plural opinion. Following several hours of analysis, hesitations, persuasion campaigns, discussions, lots of humour and regulations voting, white smoke has, at last, emerged signalling the winners.

      Antonio Antunes published his earlier cartoons in the Lisbon daily República in March 1974. By the end of the same year he began to work for the weekly Expresso where he still continues to publish his works. Amongst his awards, the following should be highlighted: Grand Prix XX International Salon of Cartoons (Montreal, Canada, 1983), 1st Prize Editorial Cartoon Editorial XXIII International Salon of Cartoons (Montreal, Canada, 1986), Grand-Prix Honour XV Festival du Dessin Humoristique (Anglet, France, 1993), Award of Excellence – Best Newspaper Design, SND – Stockholm, Sueden (1995). Premio Internazionale Sátira Politica (ex-æquo, Forti dei Marmi, Italy, 2002), Grand Prix Stuart Carvalhais (Lisbon, Portugal, 2005). He has held individual exhibitions in Portugal, France, Spain, Brazil, Germany and Luxembourg. He has been a jury member for cartoons competitions in Portugal, Brazil and Greece. Antonio works also on Graphic Design, Sculpture and Numismatics.

    • Elena Ospina

      THE VERY BEST OF PRESS HUMOURISTS The World Press Cartoon is one of the most prestigious and Professional contests in the field of graphic humour. For three days, taking part in the jury has been an interesting experience through rigorous and methodical selection work, we have assessed a wide range of works from all the corners of the globe, all of them of the highest standards. Much more difficult than selecting the winning works, it has been leaving out so many works of the highest quality as this contest gathers the very best of press humourists.

      Elena Maria Ospina, Colombian painter, illustrator and caricaturist has began her work as illustrator for the daily El Espectador. She has worked for 20 years on creating and illustrating innumerable editorial and publicity projects in America and Spain. She has been awarded several international and national contest prizes and honourable mentions in graphic humour and illustration. At artistic level, she has taken part in individual and collective exhibitions and part of her work is published in books, newspapers and magazines. Presently, she lives in Madrid and develops illustration projects for Spain and Latin America.

    • Michel Kichka

      HUMOUR TO BE TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY The World Press Cartoon jury faces a passionate challenge. Sometimes, a passion in itself. We assemble for three days of work, debate and voting. The selection is made according to a highly professional, strict and rigorous process. And by the end of those three days, the prizes for this prestigious event are awarded. What have I learnt over these three days? That cartoons are a truly universal language whose syntax is both simple and sophisticated. That the expression «editorial cartoon» has a fully justified place side by side with opinion articles. That the cartoonist trusts the intelligence of his reader who then becomes his accomplice. That humour and derision should be taken very seriously. I have also learnt that newspapers do not allocate the space deserved by cartoons. That the freedom to inform and to comment is a struggle to fight on every day. Everywhere. Taking part in this jury has been a unique privilege and a rare responsibility. Muito obrigado, my friends!

      A native Belgian, the son of Holocaust survivors, Michel Kichka moved to Israel in 1974 and he has since been a freelance illustrator of editorial and political cartoons, comic strips, children’s books, and advertising. Political in nature, Kichka’s work focuses primarily on current events surrounding the Middle East. Kichka currently serves as a senior lecturer of illustration and comic art at the Bezalel Academy’s Visual Communications Department in Jerusalem. Kichka has also worked for Israel’s Channel Two television network. In November 2005, he organized a meeting of international illustrators at the Mishkenot Shaananim Cultural Center in Jerusalem. He frequently takes part in the exhibitions organized in conjunction with the meetings of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, New York, and Amman, Jordan. Michel Kichka has staged solo exhibitions in Israel and overseas and participated in numerous group exhibitions and cartoon festivals all over the world.

    • Plantu

      BROTHERLY BATTLE FOR NEW IDEAS AND IMAGES Once again, the World Press Cartoon has given us an opportunity to exchange ideas and opinions with cartoonists. I have almost developed a thinking dialogue with the competition drawings and I have also learnt a lot while talking with the cartoonists gathered in Sintra. Fortunately, we were not always in agreement and what a chance to meet in Portugal, it was! Thank you, WPC. The Discoverers have left Lisbon with their spears and the cartoonists have come to Portugal with their pencils to do a brotherly battle for new ideas and images... and all that thanks to Antonio! We can dream and imagine it: this time, the new world will be one of Peace.

      Jean Plantureux, who goes by the professional name Plantu, is a French cartoonist specializing in political satire. His work has regularly appeared in the French newspaper Le Monde since 1972. Born in 1951 in Paris, Jean Plantureux initially intended to pursue the study of medicine, but he soon gave this up and moved to Brussels, where he enrolled in drawing courses at the École Saint-Luc, sponsored by Hergé. Plantu returned to Paris and was hired by Bernard Lauzanne of Le Monde. His first cartoon, about the Vietnam War, was published on October 1972. Later, Plantu began to work with Phosphore newspaper, a relationship which would continue until 1986. In 1985, the head of Le Monde, André Fontaine, started to publish Plantu's cartoons daily, saying that this would return political satire back to its former standing as a French tradition. In 1988, Plantu received the Mumm prize for his cartoon «Gordji chez le juge», followed by a Prix de l'Humour Noir in 1989. In 1991, Plantu began to publish a comic in the weekly magazine L'Express, which allotted him its entire third page every week. In 1996, he received the Spanish Gat Perich (International Caricature Prize). In 1998 a stamp was produced by the French postal service, with the proceeds dedicated to Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders). A total of 8.5 million stamps were produced. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the universal Declaration of Human Rights, UNESCO published collections of Plantu cartoons in several languages. In 2002, he met United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, to discuss an upcoming international conference of news cartoonists in Paris, which would be the start point for the initiative Cartooning for Peace.

    • Terry Mosher

      WHAT A TRIP! Imagine, then, five cartoonists being driven through the historical narrow streets of Sintra with the master Portuguese caricaturist, Antonio Antunes, madly gesticulating at the wheel. What a trip! We had been called together from all parts of the globe to be jurors for World Press Cartoon, the largest annual competition of its kind in the world. I was most grateful for the opportunity to take part in this process with a number of exceptionally talented fellow cartoonists. Furthermore, the event’s highly capable organizer, Rui Paulo da Cruz, spent a great deal of time entertaining our crew, introducing us to various aspects of Portuguese culture (all the while in rapid-fire, four way, translation). Our congratulations, then, to the town of Sintra for sponsoring this important event – never mind the opportunity of spending several balmy days in February in Portugal, away from my native, snowy Canada!

      For over 30 years, Aislin has been Terry Mosher's nom de plume as the editorial page cartoonist for The Gazette, an English-language daily newspaper in Montreal, Canada. Often called Canada’s nastiest political cartoonist, Terry Mosher, was born in Ottawa in 1942. Mosher attended fourteen different schools in Montreal, Toronto and Quebec City, where he graduated from the École des Beaux-arts in 1967. After graduation, Mosher worked as a cartoonist for The Montreal Star, emigrating to The Gazette in 1972. Over the course of his career, Terry Mosher has frequently appeared as a commentator on many of Canada’s major television and radio programmes. He is also a regular speaker on topics of humour, history and the importance of cartooning as a communications tool, having appeared at national conferences such as Idea City, The Banff Festival for The Arts, Montreal’s Canadian Club and numerous writers’ festivals. The recipient of two National Newspaper Awards and a member of Canada’s News Hall of Fame, Mosher has free-lanced in the USA and abroad for such publications as The New York Times, Time Magazine, The National Lampoon, Harper’s Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly and Punch. Forty Three Aislin books have been published, either collections of his own work or books written by a variety of authors and illustrated by him. Aislin has travelled extensively on assignment for The Gazette and other publications, writing and drawing interpretive sketchbooks throughout Canada, the USA, Ireland, Japan, Russia, Cuba and North Africa.

  • WPC 2009 (6/8/2017)

    World Press Cartoon 2009

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    • 1st prize - Rogelio Naranjo Ureña

      Grand Prix

      In The Same Ship

      México

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    • 1st prize - Osmani Simanca

      Gag

      Punk Fish

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    • 2st prize - Géza Hala'sz

      Gag

      untitled

      Hungria

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    • 3st prize - Florin Balaban

      Gag

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    • 1st prize - André Carrilho

      Caricature

      Ahmadinejad

      Portugal

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    • 2st prize - Javier C.Alfonso & Sara Rojo

      Caricature

      Sarkozy

      Espanha

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    • 3st prize - Eduardo Baptistão

      Caricature

      Cortázan

      Brasil

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    • 1st prize - Rogelio Naranjo Ureña

      Editorial

      In The Same Ship

      México

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    • 2st prize - Tom Janssen

      Editorial

      Wall Street

      Países Baixos (Holanda)

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    • 3st prize - Toro Borkovic

      Editorial

      Krisis Ekonomi

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    • Adam Korpak

      I want to give a warm word of thanks to my friends António Antunes and Rui Paulo da Cruz who have made our jury work highly stimulating and surely much easier. It has also been most gratifying to have had the opportunity to work along the other members of the jury (Sophie-Anne Delhomme, Steve Brodner and Aristides Hernandez). Despite the diversity of our own cultures, since we have come from so much different parts of the world, it has been possible to create bonds of friendship and esteem in such a short time. Now that our collective work is completed, each one of us can go back to his own work in the knowledge that the objectives have been achieved. I must give a warm salute the participants that are going to be awarded these prestigious prizes. I am very happy because I myself am taking back with me a handful of very good memories and the friendship of all those that I have met over these working days together at the World Press Cartoon. Cartoons all over the world share one very same objective though artists may express themselves in the most diverse ways. I would say that cartoonists with ability and talent have the power of the small drops of water that, by their persistent action, can break the hardest stones.

      Adam Korpak was born in Krakow, Poland. He lives and works on the island of Kimito, in the south of Finland. Between 1968 e 1975 he studied Architecture and Industrial Design at Krakow Academy of Arts where he later became a teacher. He worked as an architect between 1974 and 1977, and later founded a graphic creation atelier. Since 1986, he creates illustrations for the largest Finnish newspaper, Helsigin Sanomat, and has also worked as an illustrator for almost all publishing houses and newspapers in Finland. He has taken part at drawings, paintings and graphic design exhibitions in many countries and several continents: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Japan and the USA. He has received many awards: Forte dei Marmi, Italy (2002); Biennale of Humour, Tolentino, Italy (2005); Grand Prix Satyrykon Legnica 2007, Poland; Gallarate, Italy (2007). He is a member of several international organisations: ICOGRADA, the Finnish artists associations Kuvittaja and Grafia as well as the Association of Polish Artists, ZPAP.

    • António Antunes

      At a time when the crisis lurks from every corner - and when each and every sector has its own particular crisis – the written press is not an exception and as such it is facing a crisis of its own. Squeezed between television, the free distribution papers and, above all, the internet, the press is going through some hard times. At this conjuncture, the pressure on newspapers and magazines leads to the breaking up of “the weakest links” and, among these, we find the humoristic drawing. We now have also our own crisis: reduction of the space allocated to the cartoon, exclusion of cartoonists and the relapse of censorship under the most varied shades. The press humour drawing, now under this renewed pressures, has been almost always confined to two peripheries – graphic arts and journalism – as a junior partner in spite of its heroes: from Daumier to Steinberg, from Levine to Ralph Steadman. In such a time of some disenchantment and pessimism, the World Press Cartoon continues, once again, to be ruled by merit acknowledged juries, awarding cartoons of the greatest quality, paying tribute to their authors, showing the world the strength of press humour drawings from its every corner, making room for the coexistence in its midst of different styles and cultures, thus praising the freedom of the press and, therefore, the excellence of its project. The World Press Cartoon is now, from my point of view, rather than just a necessary event, an indispensable one.

      António Antunes has published his first cartoons at the Lisbon daily "República" in March 1974. By the end of that year, he joined the weekly "Expresso" where he has continued to publish his works. He has received, amongst many other awards: the Grand Prix XX International Salon of Cartoons (Montreal, Canada, 1983); 1st Prize – Editorial Cartoon / XXlll International Salon of Cartoons (Montreal, Canada, 1986); the Grand Prix d´Honneur XV Festival du Dessin Humoristique (Anglet,França,1993); the Award of Excellence - Best Newspaper Design (SND, Stockholm, Sweden, 1995); Premio Internazionale Sátira Politica (ex-aequo, Forte dei Marmi, Itália, 2002); Grande Prémio Stuart Carvalhais (Lisbon, Portugal, 2005); and Prémio Cartoon/Caricatura Stuart Carvalhais (Lisboa, Portugal, 2007). He has held individual exhibitions in Portugal, Brazil, Macau, Germany, Spain, France and Luxembourg. He has also been a member of cartoons salon juries in Portugal, Brazil and Greece. Besides creating cartoons he also works in the fields of Graphic Design, Sculpture and Medal Designing. António has chaired the jury for the 5th edition of the World Press Cartoon of which he is a Director since its establishment.

    • Aristides E. Hernandez

      In a very short period of time, the World Press Cartoon managed to create a place for itself as one of the most important events in the world for graphic humour. The organisers have decided to take humour in a very serious way! And that is the reason why the event presents multiple virtues from the rigorous organisation to the quality of works awarded therein, works with a place among the best created ones nowadays in the field of humour drawings. My best wishes are that we may have the luck and the honour to enjoy the World Press Cartoon for a long time and for the sake of our art.

      Aristides E. Hernandez, Ares, was born in the city of Havana in 1963. He has a Medical School degree with specialization on Psychiatry. He published his first cartoon in 1984 and his works have been printed in publications in many countries. He also works on illustrations and paintings having cooperated with in animation film projects. Ares has published sixteen books and has illustrated more than fifty. He is the Cuban caricaturist with the higher number of international awards (75). Presently, he works in Havana as a free lance artist and is vice-president of the Artists of Cuban Artists and Writers Union (UNEAC). In 2002, in his country, he received the award “Distinção pela Cultura Nacional“, a tribute from Cuba´s Culture Minister.

    • Sophie-Anne Delhomme

      Cartoon is a language. And the World Press Cartoon´s miracle is that of showing with enormous strength, for the fifth successive edition, this language´s universality. The jury has had the impossible task of selecting amongst 400 drawings, the one that would convey at a glance the most piercing of messages, combining the best alliance between form and content. This has been an impossible task as, coming from every continent and under the most diverse ways, each one of those drawings have proposed the ideal combination. While detailing each and every hypothesis of calligraphic alphabets, visual sentences and figurative paragraphs, I have become deeply aware of the cartoon´s intrinsic value. In that regard, I have further deplored that cartoons continue to be seen so often as something negligible. There are so many of those who think that we cannot take them seriously – because they are often funny, seemingly easy to make (!) or much doing about nothing... to my eyes, it is something like a superior alchemy that allows to establish with each human being the understanding that language shortcomings make it difficult to achieve. In fact, through the witticism and diversity of their authors, drawings deliver subtle reading levels and use a wide range of tones that allow them to express complex problematic, local or general, political, economic and social. The cartoon is vector of information, commentator, critic, discloser of conscience(s). I say, therefore, in the light of these days spent in Sintra, in the company of such an illuminated jury, with whom I have had the opportunity to collaborate, that in these days of dangerous globalization, the cartoon is the language of the future, the future cement of our changing civilization.

      Sophie-Anne Delhomme is Art Director for the weekly French review Courrier International since 1999. Student of Roman Cieslewicz and graduate at the Ecole Supérieure d’Arts Graphiques in Paris, she also has a post graduate MA Image & IT at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. As an Art Director she has also collaborated with Le Monde, Télérama, and cult magazine L'Autre Journal.

    • Steve Brodner

      The work seen in the collection this year presents a very fine example of the issues that are most pressing and compelling in the world today… and done in the styles of art and ways of thinking that represent current trends in cartoon. We live in a very eclectic time. “Anything goes” in our culture(s). And this makes us very lucky because we are free to embrace diversity in expression of many levels. The World Press competition exemplifies this and moves forward in an extremely valuable, serious and unique way. The readers of this book and caricaturists and cartoonists everywhere should be aware of how impressive this is to the judges who participated here. It was a professional challenge which we hope we were able to rise to.

      Steve Brodner has been a satirical illustrator for 30 years. He was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1954. Upon graduating Cooper Union in 1976 he got a cartooning job on a small newspaper, The Hudson Dispatch, in Union City, New Jersey. In 1977 The New York Times Book Review began tapping him for illustration assignments. This launched his freelance career. In 1979-82 he published his own journal, The New York Illustrated News. In 1981 he became a regular contributor to Harper’s magazine with the monthly feature, “Ars Politica”. In the 1980’s more magazines asked him to contribute regularly. These included the National Lampoon, Sports Illustrated, Playboy and Spy. In 1988 Esquire brought him in as an unofficial house artist. It was there that he did portrait caricature, art journalism and a back-page political cartoon, “Adversaria”. His caricatures of pop and political culture have appeared in every major publication in the United States.

  • WPC 2008 (6/8/2017)

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    • 1st prize - Rainer Ehrt

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      Tower of Brussels

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    • 1st prize - Hassan Karimzadesh

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    • 2st prize - Rogelio Naranjo Ureña

      Gag

      Nativity

      México

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    • 3st prize - Moa

      Gag

      Carrousel

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    • 1st prize - Achille Superbi

      Caricature

      Ballack

      Itália

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    • 2st prize - Omar A. Figueroa Turcion

      Caricature

      Elvis

      Colômbia

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    • 3st prize - Agustin Sciammarella

      Caricature

      Noriega

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    • 1st prize - Rainer Ehrt

      Editorial

      Tower of Brussels

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    • 2st prize - António Jorge Gonçalves

      Editorial

      Dalai Lama

      Portugal

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    • 3st prize - Orkhan

      Editorial

      Global warming, melting of the Artic

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    • António Antunes

      ABSOLUTE NORMALITY “For this year, and for the very first time, we had a World Press Cartoon jury made up exclusively of cartoonists. What may be stated about the work carried out is that we kept to the tradition of selecting and awarding quality pieces of work featuring a range of different techniques and styles and from a highly diverse set of sources. The jury meetings were engaging and intense. There was individual analysis, exchange of opinions and collective decisions. Indeed, they were exactly what we had always idealised and which in the end resulted in the depth of quality, in both graphical and editorial terms, emerging to the fore as the awards were attributed. We may proudly state that these results demonstrate an... absolutely and comforting normality... whoever peruses this catalogue, with attention and a critical spirit, will reach that conclusion for themselves.” A.A.

      Cartoonist António Antunes began his career at the República Lisbon daily newspaper in March 1974. At the end of that year, he joined the Expresso where he remains publishing work each and every week. He has been distinguished with, among others, the following awards: 20th International Salon of Cartoons Grand Prix (Montreal, Canada, 1983), 1st Prize in the Editorial Cartoon category at the 23rd International Salon of Cartoons (Montreal, Canada, 1986), Grand Prix d’Honneur at the 15th Festival du Dessin Humoristique (Anglet, France, 1993), the Excellence Award for Best Newspaper Design (SND, Stockholm, Sweden, 1995); the International Political Satire Award (ex-aequo, Forte dei Marmi, Italy, 2002) and the Stuart Carvalhais Grand Prix (Lisbon, Portugal, 2005). Among António's individual exhibitions the following are a representative selection: Lisbon, 1982 and 2000, Oporto, 1983, 1995 and 2000, Rio de Janeiro, 1983 and 1991, Bonn, 1983, Düsseldorf, 1983, Macau, 1987 and 1996, Brasilia, 1998, Barcelona, 1999, Recife, 1999, Madrid, 2001 and Paris, 2004. He was president of the jury for the 4th World Press Cartoon event of which he has been director since its launch.

    • Carlos Brito

      HUMOUR IN TROUBLED TIMES Returning to Sintra thanks to World Press Cartoon was a pleasure multiplied by the I don't know how many hundreds of newspaper and magazine cartoons considered and re-considered throughout three days as a member of the pre-selection jury in 2007. Jumping between three languages, there were five of us with fingers flying, seeing and comparing and reaching with difficulty decisions as to which of the cartoons had touched us most. Those that had made us where not laugh out loud at least reflect simply on our condition as animals endowed with ever less capacity to reason while trying to survive an increasingly dehumanised world. Drawing is a serious business and current reality frequently plunges the cartoonist into a dark mood and hence the cartoons then produced are not the type to produce rib-splitting laughter. Really, as a profession it should be difficult to extract laughter from serious issues in these disturbed times when nobody else knows just where it is all heading or even if that is where we want to be going. Laughing at ourselves, clearly.

      Carlos Brito was born in 1943. He himself says by chance this was in Lisbon and in any case was later reborn in Paris in 1963 out of reasons of political activism. According to his parents, he was sketching his first cartoon around the age of two. He has yet to learn when he will complete his last. In Lisbon, he studied business out of obligation and graduated in Sociology out of pleasure in Paris and remains without any formal artistic training. A bank employee in Portugal between 1957 and 1963, he went on to try his hand at machine operator, secretary-typist, salesman, graphic designer, sociologist and a host of other trades when leaving Portugal for the cities of Paris and Hamburg. Since 1980, he has been an accredited journalist in France. Prior to that, he had already sketched post revolution Portugal for the República and Sempre Fixe (1974 and 1975) publications. He drew for the Diário de Lisboa up until it ceased publication. After 1980, his work has featured in a range of French publications: L'Unité, La Vie Ouvrière, Témoignage Chrétien, Les Nouvelles Littéraires, L'Évènement du Jeudi, L'Humanité, J'Accuse, etc. At the moment, he comments on French and international current affairs in the Le Canard Enchaîné and Le Monde newspapers. Among other awards, he recently won first prize at an exhibition on immigration (Stuttgart, Germany, 2007) and “Le Grand Prix de L´Humour Vache” (Saint-Just-Le-Martel, France, 2004).

    • Cássio Loredano

      Flicking through the catalogues of previous World Press Cartoon events gave me the clear sense of being in on the birth of a tradition that looks to the future with all the strength, exuberance and attractiveness of youth. Indeed: the 2008 Jury had placed before its gaze certainly the best in 2007 world production in this field of journalism. And it is precisely that aspect that confirms the vitality of the Sintra festival. Humour here is a serious thing - and the pencil professionals seemed to be striving to compete for this occasion, as would any athlete preparing for the great events. With the advantage that Sintra comes around every year and not just every four. Hence, it was not only a pleasure but an honour to accept the call from my comrade António Antunes to sit on this year's Jury and above all because it was a privilege to spend these days in the company of such intelligent, cultured and amiable persons as my hosts and companions on the jury. That comes from the heart.

      Cássio Loredano was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1948. His entire professional life has been based in the media. Between 1968 and 1972, he was newspaper reporter and editor and radio news broadcaster in São Paulo. He began his caricaturist career in November 1972 with work published in the Opinião, Pasquim, O Globo and Jornal do Brasil newspaper. In the democratic transition of Portugal, in 1975 and 1976, he spent several months in Lisbon producing cartoons for the O Jornal weekly. Between 1977 and 1982 he lived in Germany and was a regular contributor to the Die Zeit and Frankfurter Allgemeine newspapers, among others. In 1982 and 1983, he produced caricatures for the dailies La Repubblica, in Roma, and Liberátion, Paris, and also making it onto the pages of Magazine Littéraire. And for the last 22 years, he has been a caricaturist for the Spanish daily El País, Madrid. Returning to Brazil in 1993, Cássio Loredano began to work with the Estado de São Paulo newspaper and since 2005 has contributed a daily column to its opinion pages, Sinais Particulares.

    • Habib Haddad

      ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE For the fourth consecutive year, World Press Cartoon provides the world with its annual panoramic view over gag, caricature and editorial cartoons. It not only awards the best cartoonists of the year with prizes of significant value but also raises the profile of their designs in a quality book. It is also the fourth time that I am participating at this important event but this time on the other side of the fence. That is, I was one of the Jury members. That position brings with it great responsibility as you set about choosing the best cartoons from among hundreds of works in conformity with very precise rules. It proved a fine artistic experience. I wish for a long life for this event and hope that the dynamic World Press Cartoon team may always continue with this project and with all the same enthusiasm.

      Habib Haddad was born in Lebanon who currently draws for the London based Arabic daily newspaper, Al Hayat. Haddad has published two cartoon albums in 1979 and 1998. Participating in many and different international exhibitions, his work has won awards at many events: Epinal (Special Jury Prize, 1991), Juvignac (Public's Choice Prize, 1996 and 1998), Porto Cartoon (Honourable Mention, 1999), Rouen City Prize (1999), Castelnaudary (Public's Choice Prize, 1999), Louviers (2000 and 2001), 5th Festival of Caricature (Public's Choice Grand Prix), Saint-Just-le-Martel (2001), Dubai (Arabic Press Grand Prix, 2002), Ottawa, Canada (National Press Club Honourable Mention, 2002), 1st Gag Cartoon Prize at the “Guelles d'Humor” exhibition (Paris, 2004), World Press Cartoon Honourable Mention (Sintra, 2005) and Francophone BD Prize (Tourcourg, 2007).

    • Hemant Morparia

      The chance to visit a new destination, make new friends and see highly creative works of humour seemed like an offer made by Don Corleone himself: one that could not be refused! True to promise, it proved to be a heady cocktail. The judging process was exhilarating, exasperating and exhausting! It is always easy to reject work. It is the selecting that is difficult (quality is, after all something that is tough to quantify and grade). Regional issues will always seem larger from the perspective of some one in proximity to them. The other jury members' viewpoints, however, help restore balance. World Press Cartoon helps us look beyond borders of all kinds - the external ones of geography and the internal ones of mind-sets and tastes. The Chinese laugh in the same way an Indian or a Lebanese laughs proving that the language of humour is a global one; the people are only speaking in its many dialects. Artificial walls between peoples are often made by leaders who do not laugh. Simultaneous laughter from people on both sides of this wall is all that is perhaps needed for these walls to come crumbling down. And World Press Cartoon is a step in that direction.

      Hemant Morparia was born in 1962 in India. He holds a degree in Medical Radiology from the University of Mumbai. Drawing since 1987, his cartoons are published in Indian and international publications: The Times of India (1993/2002), Mid-Day (2002/2008), Time Out Mumbai, Time Out Delhi, Money Life, New York Times, Knaleej Times, Toronto Star and Stitches. He has published two books: “Fanatics and their antics” and “Say aha!” (a book of cartoons dedicated to medical themes). He has also staged two individual exhibitions: at the Sakshi gallery (Mumbai, 2002) and in the National Gallery of Modern Art (Mumbai, 2003)

  • WPC 2007 (6/8/2017)

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    • 1st prize - Riber Hansson

      Grand Prix

      Putin

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    • 1st prize - Tommy Thomdean

      Gag

      Naughty boy

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    • 2st prize - Toshow

      Gag

      Labyrinth Maze

      Sérvia

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    • 3st prize - Cristian Topan

      Gag

      Untitled

      Roménia

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    • 1st prize - Riber Hansson

      Caricature

      Putin

      Suécia

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    • 2st prize - Nacaró

      Caricature

      Bush

      Colômbia

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    • 3st prize - Alfredo Sábat

      Caricature

      Fidel Castro

      Uruguai

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    • 1st prize - Cristina Sampaio

      Editorial

      Illegal Immigration and EU

      Portugal

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    • 2st prize - Victor Emmanuel Vélez

      Editorial

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      México

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    • 3st prize - Michael Kountouris

      Editorial

      David and Goliath

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    • Alan Grandremy

      Editorial cartoon, caricature or gag cartoon; more than 150 events in over 40 countries are dedicated annually to the genre. Yet, how many newspaper and magazine readers could name one of their creators off the cuff? Very few of them, undoubtedly. Those events that manage to capture the public s attention, when the works exposure goes beyond the scope of the classroom, are not the same that the authors themselves frequent. Many of these initiatives have strictly limited resources. Others, heralded as periodical, vanish without trace. In addition, what is there in common between the Lithuanian Velocartoon and the Pulitzer Prize, the USA s famous award that lauds cartoonists as well as other professionals within journalism? They do have at least one thing in common: their existence does not go beyond the characteristics of a club, the audience being the sum of its members interests. Nevertheless, the number and geographical dispersal of the events, ranging across every continent, is a testament to an expanding trend. It is a trend that has lacked an axis and a reference, not to mention a purpose. In deciding to You don’t play around with humour, particularly when it involves an international competition of press cartoons! That is why I was strongly impressed with the exceptional quality of the organisation of the World Press Cartoon. Having taken part in countless events of the same kind in various countries, I can honestly say that I have rarely come across such seriousness and rigour. The explanation is that as they themselves are members of the profession and love cartoons, the organisers show the greatest respect for all the works that are submitted to the event. Respect, above all, for the freedom of expression of the authors. As long as they comply with all of the criteria of admission to the competition (format, technique used, proof of publication in the previous year, etc.), no cartoon is eliminated on the grounds of style or content. If a problem arises over the work s substance or form, it is discussed with impartiality. It is this respect and rigour in its procedures that guarantee the reputation of the World Press Cartoon and transform Sintra into one of the world capitals of caricature, editorial cartoon and gag cartoon. To be a member of the jury was indeed an honour and a joy for me, but it was also felt as a great responsibility: to distinguish, from among hundreds of works, the ones that appear to be the best, from every possible perspective, is no easy task. The value of the prizes adds to the difficulty of selection. Nevertheless, the cultural differences and the sensitivity of the jury-members helped to achieve harmony when it came down to the final decisions. Sometimes, in other events, the dice are caste in advance. This is not the case in Sintra. The president of our jury, António, allowed every member the opportunity to justify their vote, considering that the last word should be given to the defence. The discussions were passionate, impassioned and courteous. What is more, we were given all the time we needed for our opinions to ripen. Working in such conducive, comfortable surroundings is not exactly like working. Even less so when between the working sessions, we could enjoy the open, generous warmth of Portuguese hospitality in the company of our wonderful chaperone, Rui Paulo. I hope that the public will share the pleasure I took from participating in the 2007 edition of WPC, by leafing through this catalogue and discovering the works exhibited. The jury accomplished its mission with a calm soul and conscience. Now, it’s over to you to judge! A.G.

      Alain Grandremy was editor at the renowned French satirical weekly Le Canard Enchaîné for 25 years. Now retired, he spends his time organizing cartoon exhibitions and giving lectures on journalism. He is a member of FECO (Federation of Cartoonists Organizations) and is President of the Salon of Louviers. He has served on juries at various international festivals, such as Epinal (France), Forte dei Marmi (Italy) and Sierre (Switzerland). He is also involved with the International Salon of Saint-Just-le-Martel. Alain Grandremy was the coordinator of the book 100 Dessins pour la Liberté, published in 1990 in support for Amnesty International. He was a co-founder of the satirical magazine, Le Pére Denis and writes editorials for L Ivrogne.

    • Ann Telnaes

      Among the finest aspects of a cartoon is its ability to reach across cultures and countries. A reader can appreciate the artistry, message, or even the humor of a cartoon without sharing the written language of the artist and the fluidity of information and communication resulting from the explosive advances of the Internet has no doubt aided this. While last year s worldwide controversy of the publication of the Danish Cartoons showed that this open currency of commentary and opinion might be a double-edged sword, I think most would agree that we all benefit from this world bazaar of ideas. Freedom of Expression and the right to draw innovative, forward-thinking and even controversial cartoons must be protected. The World Press Cartoon competition was a highlight of my career, not only for the opportunity to work with my international colleagues in judging the works, but in the opportunity to meet many interesting, engaged people who truly appreciate the art of cartooning and caricature. I so enjoyed the discussions with Antonio, Rui, and the rest of my fellow jurors and to be part of a confluence of invigorated political thought. Above all, I appreciated observing first hand the broader international commitment to Freedom of the Press that was evident in this competition. A.T.

      Ann Telnaes attended California Institute of the Arts and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, specializing in character animation. Ann Telnaes editorial cartoons are syndicated with Cartoonists and Writers Syndicate/New York Times Syndicate. Her work has appeared in such prestigious publications as The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Le Monde, Courrier International, The Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, The New York Times and Ms magazine. Telnaes also contributes an exclusive weekly cartoon to Women’s eNews, an online news service. Telnaes work was shown in Washington, Paris and Jerusalem. Awards include: The National Press Foundation s Berryman Award (2003), The Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning (2001), The Maggie Award, Planned Parenthood, for Editorial Cartoons (2002), The National Headliner Award for Editorial Cartoons (1997), Best Cartoonist, The Population Institute XVII Global Media Awards (1996), Best Editorial Cartoonist in the Sixth Annual Environmental Media Awards (1996). Telnaes is a board member of the Cartoonists Rights Network and the National Cartoonists Society Foundation. She is a past vice president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and a member of the American Newswomen s Club.

    • António Antunes

      In three years of the World Press Cartoon, I have worked with three completely different juries; different in terms of the jury-members countries of origin; different in the relations between the members, which ranged from great friends and accomplices to renowned artists without previous acquaintance; distinct in the unique blend of personalities with different sensitivities, from different cultures. All of these differences have made each jury an unprecedented experience. This year, the cultural cocktail comprised two members from the North American sub-continent, two Europeans and one Asian. To be a part of this group was fascinating and, once again, we could say without hesitation that what unites us is always stronger than what divides us. And what unites us is our common passion for the press cartoon, the professionalism with which we approach the genre and our desire to promote its quality and dignify its creators. The resident nucleus (the coordinator of judging sessions, administrative staff and myself) accumulated the experience that has enabled us to deal with the works and ensure that one more World Press Cartoon jury has In three years of the World Press Cartoon, I have worked with three completely different juries; different in terms of the jury-members countries of origin; different in the relations between the members, which ranged from great friends and accomplices to renowned artists without previous acquaintance; distinct in the unique blend of personalities with different sensitivities, from different cultures. All of these differences have made each jury an unprecedented experience. This year, the cultural cocktail comprised two members from the North American sub-continent, two Europeans and one Asian. To be a part of this group was fascinating and, once again, we could say without hesitation that what unites us is always stronger than what divides us. And what unites us is our common passion for the press cartoon, the professionalism with which we approach the genre and our desire to promote its quality and dignify its creators. The resident nucleus (the coordinator of judging sessions, administrative staff and myself) accumulated the experience that has enabled us to deal with the works and ensure that one more World Press Cartoon jury has functioned well. The fruits of these efforts are the prize-winning cartoons that you can see - our common denominator. A.A.functioned well. The fruits of these efforts are the prize-winning cartoons that you can see - our common denominator. A.A.

      António Antunes career as a professional cartoonist began at the daily newspaper República in 1974, the same year that he produced his first work for the weekly Expresso, where he has continued as the resident cartoonist until the present day. Throughout his career, he has received numerous awards, including: the Grand Prix XX International Salon of Cartoons - Montreal, Canada (1983), 1st Prize in the category Editorial Cartoon - XXIII International Salon of Cartoons - Montreal, Canada (1986), the Grand Prix d Honneur XV Festival du Dessin Humoristique, Anglet, France (1993), the Award of Excellence - Best of Newspaper Design, SND - Stockholm, Sweden (1995), the Premio Internazionale Sátira Politica (ex-æquo) - Forte dei Marmi, Italy (2002), and the Grande Prémio Stuart Carvalhais - Lisboa, Portugal (2005). António s many one-man exhibitions include Lisbon, 1982 and 2000; Porto, 1983, 1995 and 2000; Rio de Janeiro, 1983 and 1991; Bonn, 1983; Dusseldorf, 1983; Macau, 1987 and 1996; Brasília, 1998; Barcelona, 1999; Recife, 1999; Madrid, 2001 and Paris, 2004. António was President of the jury for the 3rd edition of the World Press Cartoon and is also the director of the salon.

    • Guy Badeaux

      It was a pleasure to leave Canada s harsh winter in order to look at cartoons, discover new talents as well as be part of a jury that includes both friends and cartoonists I admire. The fact that I could also discover the beauty of both Lisbon and Sintra was an added pleasure. I very much enjoyed visiting cartoonist Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro s museum, Portugal s most famous cartoonist and António s godfather. But can only regret that I did not have enough time to hear some live fado. But most of all, being able to eat mangos in February was a definite plus.

      G.B.

      Guy Badeaux (Bado) was born in Montreal in 1949 and has been the editorial cartoonist at the French language daily newspaper Le Droit, in Ottawa, since May 1981. He was the winner, in 1991, of the National Newspaper Award for the best editorial cartoon published in Canada that year. He is also the editor, since it s inception in 1985, of Portfoolio: The Year s Best Canadian Editorial Cartoons that showcases the work of 35 cartoonists in all.

    • Norio Yamanoy

      My name Norio happens to mean I don’t laugh in Portuguese and in Spanish. (The real meaning in Japanese is a Educated Hero!). As a jury member: 1. I look for cartoons that make me laugh. 2. I judge the quality of the graphics. 3. Then I throw a question So what? to the cartoon. Very few cartoons can answer this question. I think a cartoon must reflect the present day, for it is going to illustrate the last page, the newest page of Human History, lasting over 4 million years. And at the same time, it must influence man’s future. When a cartoon fulfils these impossible demands I applaud with one hand. N.Y.

      Chairman of the Japanese branch of the Federation of Cartoonist Associations (FECO), Norio Yamanoi lives in Aomori, 700 km north of Tokyo. Born in Tokyo in 1947, he left Japan in 1977 for Paris, where he made movies including one for UNESCO s Arms Reduction Campaign. In 1991 he won the Bunshun Manga Sho, the most prestigious cartoon award in Japan. Since 2003 he has been a member of The Public Eye on Davos, alternative conference, hosted by an international coalition of NGOs which runs parallel to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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    • 1st prize - Angel Boligán Corbo

      Grand Prix

      The Deceit

      México

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    • 1st prize - Angel Boligán Corbo

      Gag

      The Deceit

      México

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    • 2st prize - Valentin Druzhinin

      Gag

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      Russia

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    • 3st prize - Michael Kountouris

      Gag

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      Grécia

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    • 1st prize - Eduardo Baptistão

      Caricature

      Pope Benedict XVII

      Brasil

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    • 2st prize - André Carrilho

      Caricature

      Berlusconi

      Porutgal

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    • 3st prize - Dalcio Machado

      Caricature

      Lennon

      Brasil

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    • 1st prize - Alfredo Sábat

      Editorial

      Silent Tsunami

      Uruguai

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    • 2st prize - Willem

      Editorial

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      Países Baixos (Holanda)

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    • 3st prize - Tom Janssen

      Editorial

      Subway to Paradise

      Países Baixos (Holanda)

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    • António Antunes

      QUALITY AND FAIRNESS “As last year, we endeavoured to ensure that the 2006 World Press Cartoon jury represented a wide variety of perspectives and perceptions, combining cartoonists with other members of the press with strong professional ties to cartoons. We adopted new selection and voting procedures, after the experience acquired. The new rules allowed the entering of 2 works per category. The 464 works chosen reflects this change, also raising the standard of the salon in both the competition and the exhibition, a cause for satisfaction. In applying the rules to the letter, we may have caused a degree of incomprehension (hopefully only temporary) on the part of some authors. Nevertheless, we believe that the jury has a duty to act equitably and impartially, towards every work and its author. The main instrument of fairness is the strict adherence to the body's own rules and their stringent application is essential for the consolidation of the World Press Cartoon.”

      António Antunes began his professional career as a cartoonist on the Lisbon daily newspaper, República in 1974. It was that same year that he produced his first work for the Portuguese national weekly newspaper, Expresso, which has continued to publish an 'António' cartoon every week right up to the present day. Another of António's regular collaborations is with the French weekly magazine, Courrier International. In addition, his works are distributed throughout the United States by an international agency. He has been honoured during his career with an array of awards, highlights of which include winning the 1983 Grand Prix of the XXth International Salon of Cartoons in Montreal, Canada and the 1st Prize in the category, Editorial Cartoon at the 1986 edition of the same event. He received the Grand Prix d'Honneur at the XVe Festival du Dessin Humoristique in Anglet, France in 1993, the Premio Internazionale - Satira Politica (ex-aequo) in Forte dei Marmi, Italy in 2002 and most recently, the Stuart Carvalhais Grand Prix, Portugal in 2005. António was President of the jury for the second edition of the World Press Cartoon, of which he is also the Director.

    • Aris Malandrakis

      It was a great pleasure for me to participate as a member of the jury for the second edition of World Press Cartoon. The pleasure was not only due to the feelings of warmth generated by the friendly Portuguese committee and all of my fellow jury members, feelings that have not left me. It was mostly because of the special profile of the World Press Cartoon, which harvests the very best work of professional cartoonists all over the world. Examining those fascinating works in competition, published last year in hundreds of newspapers and magazines in so many different countries and languages gave me the greatest of pleasures that a reader can possibly derive from a journal. These works epitomise the troublesome year of 2005. From my personal perspective, I was struck by this fact on going into just a single room, where all of the editorial cartoons, caricatures and gags were gathered together, awaiting our deliberations and votes.

      Aris Malandrakis is the Cartoons Editor of the magazine “9”, a supplement of the leading Greek newspaper, Elefthterotypia. He has been the curator of many cartoon exhibitions, highlights among which have been: “Modern Greek Satire” at the Salon of Political Satire in Forte dei Marmi, Italy; the retrospective, “Greek Cartoons during World War II”, which was displayed in various Greek cities, in addition to the Museum of Satire, Forte dei Marmi and the Embassy of Greece in Rome; and “Paper Ball - Football in Cartoons”, which was held in the Olympic Stadium of Salonika. In addition to his press work, Aris is a radio and TV producer and presenter, in charge of the programme “Zig-Zag in Comics” on the State radio's second channel. He has also been responsible for several retrospective programmes on the history of cartoons and comic-strips. These have appeared on the State television's Channel 2 and on the commercial channel, Seven X. He has also written a book, “Paper Legends”, a history of Greek publications of comic-strips and cartoons from 1940 to 1970.

    • Marlene Pohle

      To serve on an international jury whose task is judging cartoons is an experience always marked by at least two distinguishing features. The first is the expectation of meeting up again with old friends and colleagues and of making new acquaintances. Tied in with this is the excitement of discovering a different country, city and customs. The second is accepting the enormous responsibility of having to choose the very best from among as many as two thousand cartoons. We know that it is impossible to be absolutely fair, but I found it rewarding during the World Press Cartoon selection process in Sintra to feel that every member of the jury put their best efforts into performing the task conscientiously and honestly. It was a real luxury to have three whole days devoted to the selections (one for caricature, the second for editorial cartoon and the third for gag cartoon). This gave us ample opportunity to discuss the works, which was invaluable because we did not always reach agreement so easily. And that was what I most appreciated about this jury; that we were able to discuss the selected works in a friendly, yet serious way. On a personal note, I would very much like to see the «wings» of this Salon reach out even further around the world, so that we might see even more countries represented. Being Argentinian, it is a particular honour for me that the majority of this year's winners are fellow-Latin Americans. I must stress that this was purely coincidental and can be explained by the fact that a high proportion of the entrants were from Latin America. It was immensely gratifying to see the high standard and great professionalism of the competing works, which obliges me to add a third distinguishing feature to my earlier remark. I am referring to the moments of pleasure and spontaneous laughter that we all shared during those three days as we studied and weighed up the cartoons. Moments that finally confirmed my feeling that we cartoonists have, in fact, the best job in the world!

      Marlene Pohle began her career as a cartoonist in 1984 on the Revista Hortensia in Córdoba, Argentina. She has lived in Germany since 1992, where she has worked for the magazines Nebelspalter, Feconews and Don Quichotte, among others. Marlene has been a jury-member at various cartoon festivals around the world including Belgium, Germany, Cuba, Turkey, Spain, the Czech Republic, Italy, Portugal and France. In 1996, she was a founder-member of the German branch of FECO (Federation of Cartoonists' Organisations) and was elected as its first President. Since July 2005, Marlene has been the President of the worldwide body of FECO. Among her various prizes, Marlene has received the 'Curuxa of Graphic Humour' 1st Prize of the Fene Museum of Cartoons, Spain (2000), 1st Prize of the Deventer Cartoon Festival, Holland (2003) and has been a prizewinner of the 24th Salon of Humour and Press Cartoons, St Just-le-Martel, France (2005).

    • Martyn Turner

      I found the whole process of judging a couple of thousand cartoons both exhilarating and disturbing. But I tried hard not to show it. Exhilarating because the quality of some of the work made me determined to go home and try harder in my own work and disturbing because I find it almost impossible to judge one cartoon against another. How do you balance the work of someone who has taken several days to illustrate a political theme in full colour against someone who came up with a great idea and had twenty minutes to draw it before a deadline? Still, through a process of discussion, debate, lecturing by the biggest person in the room and arm-wrestling, we came to conclusions with which we were all broadly happy. But, like all art, the importance of the work is vested in the creation of it, not in what other people think about it. So, to all cartoonists everywhere, I would recommend the words of Ricky Nelson, the American pop singer, when you next sit at your drawing board with a blank piece of paper: ''You can't please everyone, so you've just got to please yourself''.

      Martyn Turner gave up his job as co-editor of the award-winning Northern Ireland magazine, Fortnightin 1976 to contribute political cartoons to the Irish Timeson a daily basis. He is still doing that today, 30 years later, as well as working for a sunday paper in the UK. In the last 3 decades, he has received awards for his work from both home and abroad including being the only cartoonist to be named “Commentator of the Year” at the Irish Press Awards. He has received two honorary doctorates from Universities in Ireland for his services to satire and politics. His 17th collection of cartoons will be published in October this year.

    • Odile Conseil

      CARTOONS, UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE It was an extremely enjoyable and fascinating experience for me to participate as a member of the World Press Cartoon jury. Enjoyable, because to spend several days scrutinising a vast number of artistic creations from all over the world is not exactly an ordeal - far from it! - even if the duty to select just a handful of winners sometimes sparked off a kind of combat that was either personal and internal or that involved other jury-members. Fascinating, because our efforts as a jury – just as this catalogue and the exhibition – have proven to me that the press cartoon 'speaks' in a truly universal language. Cartoonists from China, Holland and Brazil will have far more in common than journalists from these countries, whose power and art is the word. It therefore follows that the cartoon can reach out and touch a much wider readership… so few words and so much meaning! That we should come together to decide on the prizes for this year's World Press Cartoon at precisely the time when a part of the Moslem world was in uproar following the publication of twelve cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed brought home to us, right on cue, the extent to which the press cartoon can have an impact. Even if, to take the case in point, it concerns cartoons that were used to serve negative purposes. Is it only a coincidence that one of the cartoons awarded a prize by our jury, the work of the Franco-Dutch Willem, openly mocks the Catholic Church? This cartoon, which is both pertinent and impertinent, made us laugh – a sign of good mental and democratic health. Those cartoons about Mohammed could equally have made us laugh. This World Press Cartoon confirms at the most appropriate moment that the cartoonist's role is to dip his or her pen into those places that tickle, even those places that may hurt some people. In two years, the World Press cartoon has shown us its smiling, serious side and its professionalism. In the years to come, its international character will be confirmed. It has already been able to remind us that a good press cartoon generates reactions, reflection. And of course, laughter.

      Odile Conseil is a journalist. She works for the French weekly magazine Courrier International since 1992, where she has been in charge of several desks: business, technology, France, people. She has a love affair with cartoons since 1999, when she has been in charge of the first exhibition of international cartoons that Courrier International has organized. Today, she is in charge of the agency created by Courrier International to publish cartoons in newspapers or elsewhere in France and Europe.

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    • 1st prize - Cristobal Reinoso

      Grand Prix

      Virtual Indian

      Argentina

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    • 1st prize - Kapusta

      Gag

      Evolution

      Polónia

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    • 2st prize - Tettamanti

      Gag

      Politician

      Hungria

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    • 3st prize - Pawel Kuczynski

      Gag

      Businessman In Jail

      Polónia

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    • 1st prize - Agustin Sciammarella

      Caricature

      Viktor Yushenko

      Itália

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    • 2st prize - Cau Gomez

      Caricature

      Ronaldinho

      Brasil

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    • 3st prize - André Carrilho

      Caricature

      Billie Holiday

      Portugal

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    • 1st prize - Bromley

      Editorial

      After Arafat

      Reino Unido

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    • 2st prize - Bruce MacKinnon

      Editorial

      Missing Link

      Canadá

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    • 3st prize - Gióx

      Editorial

      US Democracy

      Itália

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    • António Antunes

      A SALON FOR GROWTH “Here, as in other areas of life, the road is constructed as we go along it. In the first edition of the World Press Cartoon, we have drawn many lessons from the diverse sensitivities gathered together on the jury, as well as from the operational questions that always arise in any new project. However, we have also confirmed certain points of view. The composition of the jury – a combination of recognised cartoonists, other members of the journalistic profession and researchers of graphic humour – has revealed itself to be the most suitable for the purpose of settling the annual discussions as to what are the best works and who are the best proponents. A summary will be drawn up from all of our work. The rules governing the next edition will have some minor adjustments which will take into account the experience of 2005 and we will perfect the methods of selection and voting, in order to build a road towards an ever-evolving, ever-stronger World Press Cartoon.”

      António Antunes saw his first editorial cartoon in print in the Lisbon daily, “República” in 1974, the same year in which he began a regular collaboration with the weekly newspaper, Expresso”, which continues to publish his cartoons every week. His works are regularly published in the French weekly, “Courrier International” and distributed in the United States by an international agency. In 1983, António was awarded the Grand Prix by the jury of the “XXth International Salon of Cartoons” in Montreal, Canada. Three years later, he won the first prize in the Editorial Cartoon category at the same salon. Among other distinctions, he received the Grand Prix d’Honneur at the “XVe Festival du Dessin Humoristique” in Anglet, France in 1993 and the Prémio Internazionale Satira Politica (ex-aequo) in Forte dei Marmi, Italy in 2002. The author of several books of editorial cartoons and caricatures, António was the President of the jury of the first edition of the World Press Cartoon, of which he is also the salon’s Director.

    • Chico Caruso

      I WILL BE BACK! “ My experience as a member of the jury in salons of humour leads me to imagine that the first World Press Cartoon has improved on the modus operandae of the genre. Three days devoted to judging the works seems ideal: on the first day, the most likely candidates are selected; on day two, the awards are decided; and on the third, everything that has happened so far is discussed, giving us the possibility of attempting to correct some of the injustices that always arise in human judgements of any kind, even those related to humour. And at night, as we all know well, everything grows larger; the cartoons reveal themselves to the memory with an individual strength that is not revealed when they are all viewed together… The decision to compose the jury with a majority of professional cartoonists – as well as the requirement to include the original publication of the work and the technique used in the case of computer-produced art – signifies that in the last analysis, it is the profession itself and its proponents who are being most prized. I cannot say that I have been totally satisfied with the final decisions – in fact, this would only happen if the jury thought exactly like me - but then, I have never managed that in any of the salons in which I took part. As Sábat, another illustrious jury-member, once said: “democracy would be just fine if we could find a way to stop the others speaking…”. My congratulations go to the Mayor of Sintra and to António, Rui Paulo da Cruz and everybody who has contributed to the launch of the first World Press Cartoon. I hope to return next year, either as a member of the jury or as a prize-winner at the second World Press Cartoon…”

      Chico Caruso obtained a degree in architecture at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, but has devoted his working life exclusively to the domain of humour since1967, the year in which he published his first cartoons in “Folhas da Tarde”. Since 1984, he has been the resident first-page cartoonist on the Rio de Janeiro daily, “O Globo”. In addition, his daily cartoon receives a wider audience via the most important Brazilian TV news programme, the National News on TV Globo. In 1976, Chico Caruso won the first prize in the Humorous Cartoon category at the 3rd Piracicaba Festival. He has had numerous books published, including “Pablo, Mon Amour”, a biography of Pablo Picasso in 26 caricatures. He has written the play, “O Amigo da Onça”, which tells the story of Pericles Maranhão on the magazine, “O Cruzeiro” during the 1950s. Besides his cartoonist and writing careers, Chico Caruso sings in the group, “Conjunto Nacional”, which comprises the humorists Paulo Caruso, Luis Fernando Veríssimo, Aroeira and Redi, which has performed in many comedy shows in Brazil and abroad.

    • Hermenegildo Sábath

      AN EVENT OF SUBSTANCE “It has given me great satisfaction to participate in the World Press Cartoon as a member of the jury. It has served, above all, to confirm that the Portuguese are a dignified, respectful and respectable people, relentless defenders of the rules and who do not follow preconceptions or prejudices. It was against this background that the decisions were scrupulously taken, case by case, as it should be, and obeying at all costs both the spirit and the letter of the regulations. The prize-winning works, all of which are of the highest standard, were decided upon by means of the votes of the jury-members. They exemplify the character of the event, which aspires to endure long into the future.”

      Hermenegildo Sábat, who was born in Uruguay but lives and works in Argentina, is one of the most prestigious cartoonists in the South American press. He published his first cartoon in 1945 and has worked since 1949 with the leading titles of the press. His works have been published in almost all of the countries of the Americas and Europe. After being threatened and persecuted by the Argentine military dictatorship, he was honoured by the University of Columbia, New York, precisely for the work that he produced and the cartoons that were published during the years of the dictatorship. He has published 25 books and exhibited his cartoons and paintings in several countries.

    • Juan García Cerrada

      A SALON FOR PROFESSIONAL CARTOONISTS “The editorial cartoon and the caricature are, undoubtedly, essential elements of the press. However, there has existed an enormous void in terms of recognising and honouring the professionals of the genre. The World Press Cartoon reflects the need to fill this void and to become the most important stage for the proponents of the editorial cartoon, the caricature or the gag cartoon throughout the world and thus, give the recognition due to the artists who for too long have been in the shadows. The hard work and dedication that have gone into organising this event has been fully rewarded by the interest and participation of such a large number of the best authors in the world. For everything that has been achieved so far, the initiative is to be applauded and I wish it all the best for the coming editions.”

      Juan García Cerrada is an academic researcher and director of the Graphic Humour Programme of the Fundación General at the Universidad de Alcalá, Spain. As a consequence of this post, he directs the magazine “Quevedos” , which specialises in news and information on the cartoon world. He organises the Quevedos Iberian-American Graphic Humour Show and Prize, which is sponsored by the Spanish Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. He also coordinates the collection, “Historia del Humor Gráfico Iberoamericano”, published by Editorial Milenio and by the Fundación General de la Universidad de Alcalá.

    • Pascal Phillipe

      LET’S ALL LAUGH TOGETHER! “Editorial cartoon, caricature or gag cartoon; more than 150 events in over 40 countries are dedicated annually to the genre. Yet, how many newspaper and magazine readers could name one of their creators off the cuff? Very few of them, undoubtedly. Those events that manage to capture the public’s attention, when the works’ exposure goes beyond the scope of the classroom, are not the same that the authors themselves frequent. Many of these initiatives have strictly limited resources. Others, heralded as periodical, vanish without trace. In addition, what is there in common between the Lithuanian Velocartoon and the Pulitzer Prize, the USA’s famous award that lauds cartoonists as well as other professionals within journalism? They do have at least one thing in common: their existence does not go beyond the characteristics of a club, the audience being the sum of its members’ interests. Nevertheless, the number and geographical dispersal of the events, ranging across every continent, is a testament to an expanding trend. It is a trend that has lacked an axis and a reference, not to mention a purpose. In deciding to baptise the salon of their creation, World Press

      Pascal Philippe is a journalist and Head of the Photography and Graphics Department of the French weekly, Courrier International, published in Paris by the Le Monde group. Having created the department, Pascal Philippe succeeded in attracting the best international cartoonists to the paper and establishing their editorial cartoons as a trademark of the Courrier. Pascal Philippe also directs a course in press cartoon at the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Graphiques (ESAG – Penninghen, Paris), which was formerly the Académie Julien.