Winners of the 23rd PortoCartoon-World Festival
Cau Gomez, from Brazil, won the Grand Prize of the 23rd PortoCartoon-World Festival, organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum with the theme HEALTH (as per the 3rd UN ODS). The winning work is entitled “A Peste” (The Plague) and is a black humor metaphor about the threats of the present times.
The Second Prize was awarded to Tony Tasco, from Belgium, and the third was to Luis Fernando Echeverri (Fernando Pica), from Colombia.
The quality of the work led the international jury to award 27 Honorable Mentions to artists from different countries such as Germany, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Spain, France, Iran, Italy, Portugal and Turkey.
This year’s edition included two Special Caricature Awards about the figures of Martin Luther King, Nobel Peace Prize, assassinated in 1968, and Maria João Pires, whose “way of playing the piano has often been described as magical, captivating and profoundly poetic” (Deutsche Grammophon).
The winners were, respectively, Shankar Pamarthy, from India and Aurélio Mesquita (Portugal). Shankar Pamarthy was also won the 2nd Maria João Pires Special Caricature Award.
Grand Prize: CAU GOMEZ, Brazil
2nd Prize: TONY TASCO, Belgium
3rd Prize: LUIS ECHEVERRI, Colombia
Honorable Mention: AROEIRA, Brazil
Honorable Mention: PLANTU, France
MARIA JOÃO PIRES Special Caricature Award .. 1st Prize: Aurélio Mesquita, Portugal
MARIA JOÃO PIRES Special Caricature Award .. 2nd Prize: SHANKAR PAMARTHY, India
Special Caricature Prize Maria João Pires .. 3rd prize: Halit Kurtulmus, Turkey
Special Caricature Martin Luther King Prize .. 1st prize: Shankar Pamarthy, India
Special Caricature Martin Luther King Prize .. 2nd prize: Pedro Silva, Portugal
Special Caricature Martin Luther King Prize .. 3rd prize: Ludo Goderis, Belgium
The Maria João Pires Prize exhibition will be at Teatro Constantino Nery, Matosinhos, from September 17 to October 31, as per the decentralization policy of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum activities.

The winners of the 23rd PortoCartoon will receive the trophies (designed by Siza Vieira) and the Awards during the opening ceremony of the exhibition, which will take place at the Portuguese Printing Press Museum located in Porto, on a date to be announced in due time.
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