TEHRAN – (Iranart) Hadi Asadi from Iran and Michael Kountouris from Greece have won the first prizes in two categories of the International Trumpism Cartoon and Caricature Contest
Asadi received the prize for his work in the caricature section and Kountouris was awarded for his creation in the cartoon category in a ceremony held at the Art Bureau in Tehran on Monday.
“This movement was organized in the line with the soft war and we made contact with most of the master cartoonists in the world,” the director of the contest, Masud Shojaei-Tabatabai, said in his brief speech.
“The mass participation of the international cartoonists in the contest proclaims the legitimacy of our logic,” added Shojaei-Tabatabai who was an organizer of the International Holocaust Cartoon Contest in Iran.
In the cartoon section, Saeid Sadeqi from Iran and Mauricio Parra from Colombia won the second and third prizes.
Joaquin Aldeguer from Spain was selected as runner-up in the caricature section while Brazilian caricaturist Eduardo Baptistão was presented with the third prize.
Groups of cartoonists were also awarded honorable mentions in both categories.
The Organization for Sacred Defense Artistic and Cinema Affairs held the contest in collaboration with the Art Bureau.