Monday, February 26, 2024

24th World Press Freedom Canada International Editorial Cartoon Competition

The theme of the 24th International Editorial Cartoon Competition is:

Artificial Intelligence: yes or no?

Some believe that artificial intelligence (AI) will solve all our problems while it inspires apocalyptic talk in others.

AI can help journalists gather information, but “deep fakes” and voice simulators capable of generating believable audio segments, can sow doubt about the authenticity of content and put democracy at risk.

On the other hand, some politicians brandish the term “fake news” to denounce opposing opinions or deny reality.

Finally, using AI to generate illustrations on demand robs artists of their work and infringes on their copyright.

Fortunately, AI  hasn’t yet figured the number of fingers on one hand.

Competition rules 

Three prizes will be awarded: 

  • First prize: $1500 plus a Certificate from the Canadian Commission for UNESCO  
  • Second prize: $1000 
  • Third prize: $500

All sums are in Canadian dollars.  

Ten additional cartoons will receive an Award of Excellence, which are not remunerated. 

Only one cartoon may be submitted by each participant, either in colour or black and white. It must not have won an award previously. 

World Press Freedom Canada reserves the right to use the winning cartoons for promotion of the Cartoon Competition. 

The winners of the Cartoon Competition will be announced on Thursday May 2, 2024, the eve of World Press Freedom Day.  

The names of the winners and their cartoons will be posted on our website

The deadline for reception of the cartoon is midnight (Eastern Daylight Saving Time), Friday, April 5, 2024

Please submit your cartoon to

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