According to Irancartoon site, Masoud Shojaei the general secretary of the international cartoon contest “Palestine is not alone” said:
“the contest had been held in three sections, including cartoon, caricature and poster, 2500 artworks had been sent to us from artists of 66 countries. There were a lot of good works in the field of cartoon. The presence of many well-known artists gave authentication to this exhibition, and their presence encouraged many other artists to participate in the event”.
The jury members were from Italy, Poland, Brazil, Malaysia, and Iran, the foreign members presented online.
He said about the criteria for selecting jury members: “most of participants were from Latin America, and the number of participants from china, Malaysia, and Poland was also remarkable, so that was reasonable to invite jury members from these countries”.
He added: “such a participation shows that Palestine is not alone in real, and we received good reflections from Qaza too”.
The closing and award ceremony will be held on Quds Day (the last Friday of Ramadan).