Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Winners of the 24th Euro-kartoenale Kruishoutem

From the European Cartoon Center.

Shahrokh Heidari Sorjani is the winner of the 24th Euro-kartoenale Kruishoutem 'The Future of Mobility: On the Road to Cartopia'.

The second prize went to Javad Takjoo (Iran) and third place to Luka Lagator from Montenegro.

Alessandro Gatto (Italy) received the prize for the best entry from the European Union for the second time in a row and the best Belgian entry came from Stefaan Provijn.

The prize of the European Cartoon Center was awarded to Muzafar Yulchiboev from Uzbekistan.

There were also honourable mentions for Jamal Rahmati from Iran and Pieter Lefevere from Kruisem.

Cartoons from 83 countries and the 5 continents

The international jury, headed by Marilena Nardi, selected Sorjani's work from 1776 cartoons from 543 cartoonists from 83 different countries. For the first time there were participants from Guatemala, Zambia, Tunesia and Myanmar.

Most entries came from Iran, Turkey, Belgium and also from Italy.


130 works were selected for the exhibition that will be on display till the 18th of June in the European Cartoon Center. 

After this show a smaller selection of 60 cartoons will travel to different places and will be exhibited till the end of 2023.

Cartoons from Egypt

During the Euro-kartoenale Kruishoutem exhibition there is also a focus on Egyptian cartoonists, this exhibition is curated by Fayoum Art Center and Egypt Cartoon.


The catalogue contains about 100 cartoons. 

All participants that are selected for the catalogue will automatically get a free copy during the month May.

All other cartoonists can get a free copy if they pay the postal costs.

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