Librexpression, an organization dedicated to cartoons and freedom of expression, is organizing and exhibition and competition with the theme imagination and power in the digital age. Selected cartoons will be part of an exhibition at the 14th edition LectorInFabula from 13 to 16 September 2018 in Conversano, Italy.
Rainer Hachfeld is an award-winning cartoonist and author from Berlin, Germany. He has been working for German newspaper ‘Neues Deutschland’ since 1990.
On May 5th we announced the winners of the Art of Resistance international cartoon competition at the Freedom Festival in Flushing, the Netherlands. We also organized an open air cartoon exhibition featuring 70 selected cartoons from professional cartoonists and 18 cartoons made by high school students. Here is a short video impression of the exhibition:
The exhibiton was a huge success with several thousand visitors during the day (also thanks to great weather) and over 1200 votes cast for the people's award. The cartoon that proved to be most popular among the audience was an image about kids and violence made by 15-year old Floris van der Ven:
Here are some more photo impressions of the day:
Announcing the winners:
On May 24, the official award ceremony will take place at the main library in Middelburg (the Netherlands). The exhibition will be on display at the library from May 24th until June 5.
With a total 1781 submissions from 76 countries we think our first international cartoon competition was a huge success! Out of all these submissions we made a shortlist of 200 cartoons; on March 5, this shortlist was presented to a professional jury, tasked with the difficult job to select the cartoons that will be featured in the upcoming exhibition ‘The Art of Resistance’ and to determine the winners.
The jury consisted of Hajo, a well-known Dutch cartoonist, Saskia van Loenen, chairperson of Pers & Prent (a foundation promoting political cartoons and organizer of the yearly Dutch cartoon award Inktspotprijs) and Michiel van Hattem, president of vfonds, a Dutch NGO with a focus on peace.
Together, they selected 57 cartoons, including 9 honorable mentions and 3 winners. Today, we announced the winners at the Freedom Festival in Flushing, the Netherlands.
Pete Kreiner - Australia
Oguz Demir - Turkey
Bruce Mackinnon - Canada
Carlos David Fuentes - Cuba
Manuel Arriaga - Spain
Arash Shayesteh - Iran
Mary Zins - United States
Saeed Sadeghi - Iran
Mello - Brazil
Denny Fisher - Brazil
Alexander Dubovsky - Ukraine
In March, we also launched a competition for high school and college students in Zeeland (a province in the south of the Netherlands), challenging students to create their own cartoons about resistance. CM editor and cartoonist Tjeerd Royaards gave a series of workshops to explain the power of cartoons and show students how to make a good cartoon. We received close to 200 student submissions. Here we present the winners and the official selection:
The entire selection of both student and professional cartoons was on display in an open-air exhibition at the Freedom Festival on May 5th. On May 24, the award ceremony and opening of the official exhibition will take place at the main library in Middelburg, the Netherlands.