The Iranian jury members of the International Poster, Cartoon and Caricature Contest "Palestine is Not Alone" were introduced by the Secretariat of this artistic event.
According to the Irancartoon website, this contest is going to be held in three sections: posters, cartoons and caricatures, and Sayyed Massoud Shojaei Tabatabai, a cartoonist and director of the Visual Art Center of Hoze-Honari (a center for Iranian art and Islamic thoughts) is a general secretary of the contest.
while introducing Mohammad Khazaei, Masoud Ziaei Zard Khashvi, Sayyed Massoud Shojaei Tabatabai, Saeed Sadeghi and Abbas Naseri as the Iranian jury members , Shojaei Tabatabai noted: The deadline for submitting artworks has been extended until December 20.
A brief resume’ of the jury members:
He holds a PhD in Islamic Art Graphics from the University of Birmingham, UK, an MA in Graphic Arts from Tarbiat Modares University in Iran, and is an Assistant Professor at Tarbiat Modares University and the Faculty of Arts, and a member of the Visual Art Center of Hoze-Honari (a center for Iranian art and Islamic thoughts) since 1983.
He was a jury member at the International Conference on Painting in Islamic World, he is a translator and writer, he has held solo and group exhibitions in Iran and other countries…
Masoud Ziaei Zardakhshoi:
He is a cartoonist. He has won many national and international awards and has received an Art Degree in the field of caricature from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance; He has also been a member of the jury of several national and international festivals.
In addition to publishing books, Ziaei Zardakhshoui has collaborated with satire and caricature magazines such as Keihan Caricature, Bacheha Golagha and several national newspapers, and his articles on cartoon have been published on several sites and publications.
Sayyed Massoud Shojaei Tabatabai:
He is the general secretary of this contest, and the director of the Visual Art Center of Hoze-Honari (a center for Iranian art and Islamic thoughts) and he holds MA in graphics from Tarbiat Modares University. He hes been a jury member in different international contests that have been held in countries including China, Greece, Turkey, Syria, etc.
He is a cartoonist who has won hundreds national and international awards, including: Portugal WordPress Cartoon Festival, 2013, Gaza Cartoon Festival, the 2014 and Izmir Cartoon contest.
He has collaborated with various news agencies and press in Iran, and has won numerous international awards in various festivals in Iran, China, Turkey, Romania, Russia, South Korea, etc. He also has been a jury member at festivals in Norway, Turkey and numerous national and provincial festivals.
After the jury board including national and international artists evaluated the submitted artworks, the awards will be as:
First prize: 2000€ + trophy+ certification of appreciation
Second prize: 1500€+ trophy+ certification of appreciation
Third prize: : 1000€+ trophy+ certification of appreciation