In 2019 it is exactly 30 years ago that the Berlin Wall fell. Today we see new boundary walls erected all over the world. This inspired us to the theme for this 22nd edition of the Euro-kartoenale Kruishoutem: ‘The Wall - in all its forms’.
For this edition, no less than 985 cartoonists from 87 countries (an absolute record) sent in 2750 cartoons. Boundary walls, prisons, walls between people… all these themes inspired the participants.
The international jury faced a very difficult task.
The first prize of the 22nd edition of the Euro-kartoenale biennale was awarded to Dogan Arslan from Turkey. Luis Demetrio Calvo Mecho of Costa Rica and Jalal Pirmarzanad (Iran) won respectively the second and third prizes.
Andrzej Krawczak (Poland) received the prize for the best cartoon from the European Union and the best Belgian entry was from Herwig Beyaert. The prize of the European Cartoon Center went to Jean-Loïc Belom from France.
There were also honorable mentions for Valentin Druzihin (Russia), Nikola Listes (Croatia), Mahmood Nazari (Iran) and Mikhail Zlatkovski (Russia). The cover award was for Agim Sulaj (Italy).
You can visit the exhibition of some 150 cartoons in the ECC from 21 April till 30 June 2019, every Sunday from 10 to 12am and from 2 to 5 pm