"The Wall" was the theme of this year’s contest and no less than 985 cartoonists from over 87 countries (a new record!) sent in their works. The international jury - with cartoonist Luc Descheemaeker (O-Sekoer) as president – had to choose among 2750 cartoons and they liked the work by Dogan Arslan the best, also because he combined the theme and a worldwide current topic of the refugees.
Besides the top three winners, there were also prizes for the French Jean-Loïc Belom, who won a personal exhibition in the European Cartoon Center next year, the Polish Krawczak Andrzej (Best Entry of the EU) and Herwig Beyaert (Best Belgian).
A selection of the best 150 cartoons can be seen until the 30th of June 2019 during the exhibition in the European Cartoon Center: border walls, restriction of freedom, walls between people, social media, … these are all topics that were developed by the cartoonists. From July on a smaller exhibition of 60 works will travel around to different cities in Belgium.
First Prize: Dogan Arslan (Turkey) (Top)The cartoon used to promote the campaign was from Agim Sulaj (Italy).
You can see all winning cartoons on our website.
The catalogue with a selection of 100 works is available. All the cartoonists that are published in the catalogue will receive automatically a free copy during the month of May. Other participants receive a free copy on demand and with payment of the postal cost. Please ask for your copy by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also buy an extra copy on the webshop www.ecc-kruishoutem.be.