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Pol Leurs (best known under his pseudonym Poleurs) was born on 27th September 1947 in the city of Luxembourg.
He was working as an engineer and now is already retired.
As an autodidact in art, he was regularly published from 1975 to 1983 in magazines Revue, Forum and Ons Stad. Since 1976 he has held individual exhibitions in Luxembourg and participated at many national and international collective exhibitions.
Since 1980 Pol Leurs is participating at international cartoon contests and he won his first prize, a special award for particular remarkable performance, at Cartoon 80 Berlin. Meanwhile he won about 60 prizes and mentions at national and international cartoon competitions.
He was also a jury member at a number of renowned international cartoon competitions. Pol Leurs published 4 own cartoon albums „Cartoons 1, 2, 3, 4'.
He presents his artworks also on his own website www.poleurs.lu.
As the vice-president of the luxembourgish association CartoonArt.lu he promotes the cartoon art in Luxembourg together with some fellow artists and friends of cartoon art. In Luxembourg is regularly organised the International Salon of Caricature and Cartoon of Vanden (Luxembourg) and Pol Leurs is the President of the jury of this international cartoon contest which is honoured with 5 stars by FECO (Federation of Cartoonists Organisations). He is living and working in Gonderange, Luxembourg.
1980 - Cartoon '80 Berlin (Germany)
Special award for particularly remarkable performance
1983 - Euro-Cartoonale Kruishoutem (Belgium)
1st prize "Golden Egg"
1984 - International Cartoonfestival Knokke-Heist (Belgium)
1994 - Kiischpelter Cartoonale (Luxembourg)
Prix du Conseil de la presse
2006 - International Cartoonfestival Knokke-Heist
3rd prize "Bronze Hat"
2006 - International contest of illustration for the belgian book
History of contraception: 3rd prize
2007 - Euro-Cartoonale Kruishoutem
2007 - VII International Cartoon Contest "Independence" (Ukraine)
Special award of National Artists' Union of Ukraine
2007 - Greekartoon (Greece)
2007 - International Cartoon Contest "Humour a Gallarate" (Italy)
Special award of Cultural Foundation "1860 Gallarate Città"
2007 - Olense Kartoenale (Belgium)
3rd prize "De Aarden Pot"
2007 - ACV BI International Cartoon Contest (Belgium)
2007 - 16th Daejeon International Cartoon Contest- Dicaco (Korea)
2008 - International Cartoonfestival Knokke-Heist:
3rd prize "Bronze Hat"
2008 - Third International Prestigio Cartoon Contest (Cyprus)
2008 - Second Int. Cartoon Contest of Zagreb "Car-caricature" (Croatia)
2008 - The Festival of European Satire "Billygoats" (Poland)
Special sponsors' prize
2008 - 11th George Van Raemdonck Cartoon Contest (Belgium)
2008 - 4th Salon of Humor of Paraguaçu Paulista - Sao Paulo (Brazil)
2008 - Festival Satirical Bucovina - Museal Complex Suceava (Romania)
2008 - 6th International Cartoon Contest "Karpik" Niemodlin (Poland)
2008 - International Cartoon Contest of Braila (Romania)
2008 - 17th Daejeon International Cartoon Contest Dicaco (Korea)
2009 - 5th Syria Internatinal Cartoon Contest (Syria)
2009 - 14th Zemun International Salon of Caricature (Serbia)
2009 - 26th Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition (Turkey)
2009 - 26th International Humor Exhibition of Piaui (Brazil)
First honourable mention
2009 - 11th International Cartoon Contest "Debiut", Zielona Gora (Poland)
Special prize by "False Mirror Gallery"
2009 - Cartoonale Brugge (Belgium)
2009 - 7th International Cartoon Contest "Karpik" (Poland)
Special prize of honour "Klimaty Niemodlinskie"
2009 - 1st International Cartoon Contest "Mussel & Fish", Kavarna (Bulgaria)
2009 - 7te Giwenecher Cartoonconcours (Luxembourg)
2010 - 16th International Cartoon Competition "Golden Keg", Preslov (Slovakia)
2010 - 1st International Cartoon Competition Berlin (Germany)
2010 - 9e Biennale "Humour & Vigne", Jonzac (France)
Prix du Cognac
2010 - Internationaler Cartoon-Wettbewerb des KuK e.V., Aachen (Germany)
2010 - 12th International Cartoon Contest "Debiut", Zielona Gora (Poland)
Special award by Polish Cartoonists' Association (SPAK)
2010 - 6th International Cartoon Festival Solin (Croatia)
2010 - 2nd International Cartoon Contest "Mussel & Fish", Kavarna (Bulgaria)
Honourable mention and trophy
2010 - Selective Cartoon Contest, Baja (Hungary)
2010 - 22th Olense Kartoenale (Belgium)
1st prize "De Tinnen Pot"
2010 - 8te Giwenecher Cartoonconcours (Luxembourg)
2011 - 17th Dutch International Cartoonfestival (The Netherlands)
2011 - 23th Jaka Bede International Cartoon Contest (Poland)
2011 - 50th International Cartoonfestival Knokke-Heist (Belgium)
1st prize "Golden Hat"
2011 - 18th Euro-Cartoonale Kruishoutem (Belgium)
2011 - 28th Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Contest (Turkey)
2011 - 5th International Cartoon Contest "Car-caricature" Zagreb (Croatia)
2011 - 7e Festival du Dessin d'Humour et de Presse de Sélestat (France)
2011 - 26a Biennale Internazionale dell'Umorismo nell'Arte, Tolentino (Italy)
2011 - 13th International Cartoon Contest "Debiut", Zielona Gora (Poland)
2011 - Cartoonale Brugge (Belgium)
2011 - 4th Cartoonale De Geus, Lebbeke (Belgium)
2011 - 2nd Master Cup International Illustration Biennal (China)
2012 - 44th International Graphic Humour Exhibition "Umoristi a Marostica" (Italy)
Grand Prix Internazionale Scacchiera
2012 - 18th International Cartoon Competition "Golden Keg", Preslov (Slovakia)
Foundation ART.EAST Snina Prize
2012 - 2nd Gold Panda International Cartoon and Illustration Competition, Beijing (China)
Copper Panda Medal
2012 - International Cartoonfestival "Golden Helmet", Krusevac (Serbia)
2012 - 4th P.C. Rath Memorial International Web Cartoon Contest, Bolangir (India)
2012 - 6th Jiaxing International Cartoon Exhibition (China)
Best creative prize
2012 - International Cartoon Contest "Humour a Gallarate" (Italy)
Special prize of jury
2012 - 4th "Red Man" International Humour Art Biennal (China)
2013 - 45th International Graphic Humour Exhibition "Umoristi a Marostica" (Italy)
International Award "Umoristi a Marostica"
2013 - 4th International Cartoon Competition Berlin (Germany)
2013 - 30th Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Contest (Turkey)
2013 - Int. Cartoon Competition "The Great and the Little Warsaw" (Poland)
2013 - 5th Cartoonale De Geus, Lebbeke (Belgium)
2014 - 20th International Cartoon Competition "Golden Keg", Preslov (Slovakia)
2014 - Humorest, Hradec Králové (Czech Republic)
Prize of the jury
2014 - Dieter Burkamp-Preis für Karikatur, Oerlinghausen (Germany)
2014 - 7th Baja Cartoon Contest, Baja (Hungary
2015 - Satyrykon Legnica, Legnica (Poland)
2015 - 20th Euro-Cartoonale Kruishoutem (Belgium)
2016 - 21st Zemun International Salon of Caricature (Serbia)
2016 - 2nd International Cartoon Festival KrAgiKozvak and Cartoon & Art of Kosova (Kosovo)
2017 - European Festival of Humour and Satire KREMNICA GAGS (Slovakia)
1st prize „Golden Gander“
2018 - 13e Biennale Internationale "Humour & Vigne", Jonzac (France)