TEHRAN –(Iranart)- The winners of the End of Terrorism Art Competition (the End of Daesh Art Competition) were announced in Tehran early last week.
Angel Boligan Corbo from Mexico received first prize in the cartoon category during a ceremony held at the Art Bureau last Saturday.
Second and third prizes in this section were presented to Iranian artists Mohammad Akbari and Pejman Alipur respectively.
In the caricature section, the top award went to Amir-Mehdi Hani-Ansari from Iran, and Shankar Pamarthy from India and Saeid Shams from Iran took second and third places.
No winners were selected in the poster section, while Chaika Vladimir from Russia, Habil Lex Drewinski from Poland, Hamid Nasr from Iran and Luc Descheemaeker from Belgium received honorable mentions in this section.
Mohammad-Hossein Nirumand, Masud Nejabati and Mohammadreza Doostmohammadi were the Iranian members of the jury, which also included Brazilian cartoonist Silvano Mello and Russian artist Alexander Faldin.
Over 250 cartoons, caricature and posters from artists in 64 countries were put on view in the three categories of cartoon, caricature and poster at the exhibition held at the bureau for two weeks.
The displayed works were mostly from Iran, China, Turkey, Indonesia, the United States of America, Argentina, Australia, Austria and Italy.
An announcement from Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Quds Force who declared the end of Daesh (ISIS) in November 2017, provided inspiration for the Art Bureau to organize the competition in collaboration with Revayate Fat’h Foundation.
Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud, Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu and Aung San Suu Kyi were the main themes in the caricature category.
The liberation of Mosul in Iraq and Aleppo in Syria were also the central themes of the cartoon section.