The European Cartoon Award has announced a shortlist of 16 cartoons that are in there running to be crowned the best cartoon to be published in European media in the past year with the accompanying prize money of 10,000 euro! Scroll down to see the 16 cartoons.
The works of the 16 finalists were selected from over 400 entries coming from more than 25 countries, European and beyond, by a Jury composed of award-winning cartoonists, journalists, and experts. The shortlist includes several contributors to Cartoon Movement and we are especially proud the list includes two cartoons that were published on Cartoon Movement.
Niels Bo Bojesen, Danish cartoonist and Chair of the Panel of Judges:
During the lengthy process of selection, it has been rewarding to witness the variety and mastery of the many submissions, ranging from sheer poetry to stark and striking statements - and anything in between. As always it is difficult - and sometimes painful - to have to choose from an even field, but recognising the shared capacity of the members of the Jury, I am confident we have been able to help shine a light on the high level of current European editorial cartooning.
The 16 nominees are Angel Boligán (Mexico), António Antunes (Portugal), Ben Jennings (United Kingdom), Cláudio Antônio Gomes (Brazil), Cristina Sampaio (Portugal), Emad Hajjaj (Jordan), Harry Burton (Ireland), Marco De Angelis (Italy), Marilena Nardi (Italy), Mihai Gabriel Boboc (Romania), Patrick Chappatte (Switzerland), Plop & KanKr (France), Raimundo Rucke Souza (Brazil), Sinisa Pismestrovic (Austria), Tjeerd Royaards (The Netherlands), Víctor Solís (Mexico).
The prize winners will be announced on September 14, during Cartoons Day in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Patrick Chappatte (Der Spiegel)
Marilena Nardi (Domani)
Plop & KanKr (Le Monde)
António Antunes (Expresso)
Angel Boligán (Sciences Humaines)
Ben Jennings (The Economist)
Cláudio Antônio Gomes (MUNDIARIO)
Emad Hajjaj (Cartoon Movement)
Marco De Angelis (Buduàr)
Cristina Sampaio (Público)
Harry Burton (Irish Examiner)
Raimundo Rucke Souza (Cartoon Movement)
Tjeerd Royaards (Trouw)
Sinisa Pismestrovic (Kleine Zeitung)