On 1st of October at 6 pm was the opening of the tenth international edition of the international biennial "Masters of Caricature". This year topic was "The Pig and the Culture".
In the tenth anniversary edition of the International Biennale “Masters of Caricature”, Plovdiv 2019, took part 87 artists with 203 cartoons. They present 30 different countries from Europe, North and Latin America, Asia, Africa.
The jury consisted the members: acad. Prof. Dimitar Dimitrov (president of UARD, cartoonist), assoc. Prof. Angel Yankov, PhD (director, REM – Plovdiv), Tsocho Peev (Plovdiv Cartoonists Association), Irien Trendafilov (Plovdiv Cartoonists Association), Yanko Kavrykov (painter, REM – Plovdiv).
They have awarded the following names with the title Master of Cartoon for 2019:
Veselin Zidarov -BULGARIA
Miroslav Bozhkov- BULGARIA
Igor Smirnov- RUSSIA
Izabela Kowalska-Wieczorek- POLAND
Makhmudjon Eshonkulov- UZBEKISTAN.
The Special Prize of the President of the University of Agribusiness and rural development - Plovdiv goes to:
Furkat Usmanov- UZBEKISTAN
And the nominations for the tenth anniversary edition are:
Steffen Jahsnowski – Herschel -GERMANY
Ali Reza Abousaidi- IRAN
Huseyin Cakmak -CYPRUS
Cai Weidong -CHINA
Zlatko Krstevski -MACEDONIA
Marco Ramos- USA
Ricardo Ferreira -PORTUGAL
Borta Ambrozie Ovidiu- ROMANIA
Anatoly Radin- RUSSIA
Erdogan Basol- TURKEY
Mirsaid Gaziyev- UZBEKISTAN
Husan Sodiqov- UZBEKISTAN
Gennadiy Nazarov- UKRAINE
Darko Drljevic- MONTENEGRO