The World Press Cartoon competition prizes have been awarded in Sintra, in Portugal. The subjects tackled included the Fukushima disaster. This year for the first time, the judges were unable to choose an outright winner. So the 20,000 euro first prize was split between two cartoonists. Egil from Norway and Ares from Cuba.
The winning artists had already won in their individual categories; Egil won the caricature category and Ares won best editorial drawing.
Looking round the World Press Cartoon exhibition is like taking a journey through the major news stories of last year. But even subjects as serious as the Fukushima meltdown are treated in a humourous way. Other subjects given the cartoon treatment last year included the economic crisis and the Arab Spring.
The exhibition runs until 30th June.
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