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The fourth edition of the European Cartoon Award is open for submissions


From April 20 to June 1, 2023, cartoonists will be able to submit their work for the fourth edition of the European Cartoon Award. Submitted cartoons must have been published between May 1, 2022, and June 1, 2023, with a media outlet from a country within the Council of Europe, plus Belarus, and Russia.

Founded in 2019, by the European Press Prize and Studio Europa Maastricht, the European Cartoon Award has one of the highest monetary prizes for cartoonists, granting its winner a prize of 10,000 euros. The cartoons can be submitted here.

About the European Cartoon Award

The European Cartoon Award was founded in 2019 by the European Press Prize and Studio Europa Maastricht to encourage cartoonists in their essential work for freedom of expression.

'I am proud of how the ECA has grown, quickly becoming one of the most important awards for cartoonists in the world. We are sure that this edition will exceed expectations and greatly help cartoonists everywhere in the world. Now, like never before, we need them to be sharp and help us, with their work, to make sense of what happens around us' said the organizer of the ECA 2023, and Head of Communications and PR with the European Press Prize, Emanuele Del Rosso.

Award ceremony and exhibition at Beeld & Geluid

Following the success of the exhibition hosted by the Beeld & Geluid Museum of The Hague in 2022, for this year’s edition, the European Cartoon Award will hold its Award Ceremony and exhibition opening once again at the renowned Dutch museum. The Award Ceremony will take place, therefore, at Beeld & Geluid on September 14, 2023. Moreover, the best 40 editorial cartoons will become a temporary exhibition, that will then travel to other museums, hopefully even outside the Dutch borders.


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