Monday, December 12, 2022

Charlie Hebdo's international competition

From Charlie Hebdo

Charlie Hebdo is launching an international competition to produce caricatures of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Supreme Leader.

Symbol of backward-looking, narrow-minded, intolerant religious power, Ali Khamenei is only the “leader” of those who really want to submit to him.

Cartoonists and caricaturists must support Iranians who are fighting for their freedom, by ridiculing this religious leader from another age and consigning him to historical oblivion.

Ayatollah Khomeini’s political ambition of creating an Islamic Republic has come to an end, demonstrating the absurdity of trying to run a modern society on religious precepts.

The freedom to which every human being aspires is incompatible with the archaism of religious thought and with submission to every supposedly spiritual authority, of which Ali Khamenei is the most deplorable example.

So get drawing and make sure that Ali Khamenei is the last Supreme Leader the Iranians have to suffer !


  • This competition is open to professional press caricaturists and cartoonists of any age.
  • It opens on Friday 9 December 2022 and closes on Friday 30 December 2022.
  • You have until 6 pm on 30 December 2022 to send your drawing to:
And, finally, the moment you’ve all been waiting for: the best drawing(s) will be published in Charlie Hebdo.


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