The theme: Hard times and free speech
When journalists and cartoonist face economic uncertainty or threats to their employment, there is great pressure to give up on tackling tough stories, give in to self-censorship or give attention to sensationalist journalism in the service of commercial sustainability. But can free speech survive hard times?
Grand Prize: Leslie Ricciardi (Uruguay)
Second Prize: Dale Cummings (Canada) (Top)
Awards of Excellence:
Pierre Berthiaume (Canada)
Roger Tweedt (France)
Simone Orlandini (Italy)
Oleg Loktyev (Russia)
Hessam Dadkhah (Iran)
Stefano Antonucci (Italy)
Marc Pageau (Canada).
See all prize-winning cartoons here.