Winners of the 4th LIBEX International Cartoon Competition 2022.
LIBEX (short for LIBREXPRESSION) is a Euro-Mediterranean Centre, with the aim of defending freedom of expression, media and political satire, in an age of censorship and profit-oriented media moguls.
The organisation invited 281 of the world’s best cartoonists from 63 countries to take part in their annual competition.
The material was examined by an international jury which narrowed down the entries to just 55 semi-finalist, whose work will be displayed in Italy at the cloister of the Monastery San Benedetto in Conversano.
Unsurprisingly, the war in Ukraine and the issue of climate change were the most common topics depicted in the art work this year.
Frist prize went to Jitet Koestana from Indonesia for his cartoon titled ‘Sinking in the victims’.
Second prize went to Cristina Sampaio from Portugal, for her cartoon titled ‘War’.
Third prize was received by Denmark’s Niels Bo Bojesen for his cartoon titled “Extinction”.