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Saeed Sedeghi's "Low Economy" tops World Press Cartoon contest

Source: Tehran Times

"Low Economy" by Iranian artist Saeed Sedeghi has won first prize in the Gag Cartoon category at the World Press Cartoon 2013 contest in Portugal. He received the award during a special ceremony at the Olga Cadaval Cultural Center in Sintra on April 12, the WPC website announced.

"Low Economy" by Iranian artist Saeid Sedeqi

The work had previously been published in the Persian daily Jam-e-Jam.

In addition, another Iranian cartoonist, Firoozeh Mozaffari, received an honorable mention in this category for his "Child Kingdom", which had been published in the Persian newspaper Etemad.

Second prize of this category went to "Who is..." by Robert Rousso from France and Peruvian cartoonist Raul Zuleta won third prize for "Free Warrior".

Marilena Nardi from Italy, Ricardo Antunes from Brazil, Riber Hansson from Sweden, Francisco Punal from Cuba, and Antonio Antunes from Portugal were the members of the WPC jury.

They honored Greek cartoonist Michael Kountouris with the WPC Sintra 2013 Grand Prix for his "EU Rescue Team" in the Editorial Cartoon category.

Second prize of this category went to an untitled work by Radulovic Spiro from Serbia and Gregório de Holanda from Brazil won third prize for "USA Greatest Enemy".

Winners of the Caricature category were also announced during the ceremony.

Pablo Lobato from Argentina won first prize for "Evo Morales" and Jarbas Domingos from Brazil received second prize for "Mandela". The third prize went to "Messi" by Carbajo from Spain.

Works of the winners along with a selection of entries to the contest have been showcased in the Olga Cadaval Cultural Center in an exhibition, which runs until June 30.

The contest has been organized the Sintra Museum of Modern Art and the Olga Cadaval Cultural Center to honor cartoons published in newspapers or magazines.

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