An exhibition featuring the best of the entrants in the World Press Cartoon – the annual competition celebrating the work of satirists and humorists – has opened in Sintra, Portugal. A total of 766 cartoons were entered, representing 367 newspapers and magazines in 67 different countries. This year’s “Grand Prix” was awarded to Germany’s Rainer Ehrt.
Ehrt’s cartoons are directed against a consumer-oriented society with major themes of environmental destruction, alienation and selfishness. The work for which Rainer Ehrt was awarded the Grand Prize is The Tower of Brussels which depicts EU bureacracy as a vast European Babel.
The cartoon exhibition is being held at Sintra’s Museo de Arte Moderna Coleccao Berardo” until 11th of May.