Out of all these submissions we made a shortlist of 200 cartoons; on March 5, this shortlist was presented to a professional jury, tasked with the difficult job to select the cartoons that will be featured in the upcoming exhibition ‘The Art of Resistance’ and to determine the winners.
The jury consisted of Hajo, a well-known Dutch cartoonist, Saskia van Loenen, chairperson of Pers & Prent (a foundation promoting political cartoons and organizer of the yearly Dutch cartoon award Inktspotprijs) and Michiel van Hattem, president of vfonds, a Dutch NGO with a focus on peace.
Together, they selected 57 cartoons, including 9 honorable mentions and 3 winners. We announced the winners at the Freedom Festival in Flushing, the Netherlands.
|First Prize: Pete Kreiner, Australia|
|Second Prize: Oguz Demir, Turkey|
|Third Prize: Bruce MacKinnon, Canada|
|Carlos David Fuentes, Cuba|
|Manuel Arriaga, Spain|
|Arash Shayesteh, Iran|
|Mary Zins, United States|
|Saeed Sadeghi, Iran|
|Denny Fisher, Brazil|
|Alexander Dubovsky, Ukraine|