Friday, May 25, 2018

World Press Cartoon 2018

The 13th edition of the World Press Cartoon awards will return on June 2 to the Cultural and Congress Centre of Caldas da Rainha, with a great exhibition of the best works published in 2017 in newspapers and magazines from around the world. 

The winners come from eight countries on three continents: Europe, Asia and South America.

The works awarded are from Cau Gomez and Silvano Mello (Brazil), Fadi Abou Hassan (Norway), Hicabi Demirci (Turkey), Luc Descheemaeker (Belgium), Marilena Nardi (Italy), Nedeljko Ubovic (Serbia), Peter Nieuwendijk (Netherlands) and Thomas Antony (India). 

Donald Trump, fake news and freedom of expression are the subjects most featured in the awarded cartoons, as well as in the works on display in the exhibition.

This edition is marked by the admission to the competition of works produced for online publications, accepted by the organization on the condition that they are professional websites, of recognized journalistic nature. 

So far, the World Press Cartoon was only open for the participation of originals that had been published in the printed press. 

The jury members hail this innovation and call "to widely disseminate the eligibility for the competition of works published online because due to the widespread crisis of the printed press, this is in many cases the only way available for the professional achievement of cartoonists."

The awards ceremony will count on the presence of almost all the winning authors. 

The evening will be livened up by the Catalan comedy company Clownic and Portuguese comedian Luís Franco-Bastos. 

The music will be provided by the Mount Olivett Orchestra, integrating musicians from the city of Caldas da Rainha.

The winning works are part of an exhibition that will be inaugurated that same night, after the show, also in the Cultural and Congress Centre: 

These 281 caricatures, editorial and gag cartoons from different cultures depict and criticize the state of the world in 2017 while making us smile.

There are 227 publications from 54 countries represented.

The exhibition will be open to the public with free admission between June 2 and July 28.

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