|Cuban Artist Won Grand Prix of World Press Cartoon Contest
2012.04.23 - 12:10:38 / email@example.com
HAVANA, Cuba.- Cuban artist Aristides Esteban Guerrero (aka Ares) and Norwegian Egil Nyhus shared the Grand Prix of the Eighth World Press Cartoon event, whose awards were granted over the weekend in the Portuguese city of Sintra.
Ares, winner of the Editorial Cartoon category, participated with a work published on October 2011 in the Juventud Rebelde newspaper, where an air bombing is represented with bombs in the form of Liberty statue torches. In this category, Spain’s David Vela and Serbian Goran Divac won the second and third prizes.
For his part, Egil, winner of the Caricature category, submitted a portrait of the former FMI director Dominique Strauss-Khan, depicted as a piggy bank behind bars. The caricature was published on May 2011 in the Romenikes Blad newspaper. The second and third prizes went to Spanish Javier Carbajo Alfonso and Swedish Riber Hansson, respectively.
In the Gag category, the first prize was awarded to Romanian Pavel Constantin, who submitted an image of a universal assembly with animals seating on top of nuclear waste barrels. Colombian Omar Turcios and Albanian Agim Sulaj were awarded with the second and third prizes.
For the World Press Cartoon Sintra 2012, the organization received 861 cartoons submitted by 402 participants from 56 countries.
The jury, composed by Portuguese Antonio Antunes, Spanish Fernando Puig Rosdo, French Jean Mulatier, American Lisa Donnelly and Dutch Peter Nieuwendijk, selected 343 works by 260 artists.
These works are on display at the Museum of Modern Art in Sintra, until July 30, 2012.