Back in June we proudly announced the shortlist of nominees for the first edition of the European Cartoon Award: 16 sharp cartoonists from Denmark, Italy, Romania, Spain, The Netherlands, Turkey and the UK made the cut from hundreds of entries. Curious to find out who the winner is? Watch the online ceremony here.

Covid-proof cartoon awards
Sadly, the ongoing global pandemic and resulting travel restrictions mean that a live event as planned at the Maastricht University Campus in Brussels is simply not feasible, nor responsible, at this time. But we won’t let that stop us from celebrating the first ever winner of the European Cartoon Award!

Online ceremony programme
The European Cartoon Award was founded in 2019 by Studio Europa Maastricht and our partner European Press Prize – the year The New York Times decided to stop running editorial cartoons. With our award we want to support top quality journalism and reward the bravery of cartoonists who continue to provoke, inspire and enrich debate about Europe.

Find out what drives people to serve up satire with the sharp end of a pencil or learn about the impact of their cartoons in our roundtable discussion: “How cartoons can foster a debate on Europe”.

Roundtable discussion participants:

  • Janet H. Anderson, journalist, editor and Chair of the Panel of Judges for the European Cartoon Award 2020
  • The winner and runners-up… to be revealed on 1 October!
  • Thomas van Neerbos, Executive Director European Press Prize
  • Gonny Willems, Managing Director Studio Europa Maastricht
  • Tracey Taylor, Moderator and journalist

Visit our Covid-proof cartoon exhibition – starting in Maastricht!
We are delighted to present the complete 2020 shortlist of beautiful cartoons in a special exhibition. This is open to all and designed with all the necessary Covid-19 safety measures in mind:

  • From 26 October to 23 November 2020: at the Mosae Forum square
  • From 23 November to 21 December 2020: at the Plein 1992 square

The European Cartoon Award 2020 Shortlist

We received more then 300 submissions of cartoonist from 20 European countries. The cartoons appeared between 1 January and 31 December 2019 in well-known European newspapers and online platforms. A jury, consisting out of journalist Janet H. Anderson, cartoonist Ramsés Morales and editor Simone Berghuys, selected the best 16 submissions for the shortlist:

  • Agim Sulaj, published by Fany Blog; Mundiario
  • Anne Derenne, published by Cartoon Movement
  • Arend van Dam, published by l’Espresso
  • Ben Jennings, published by The i Newspaper
  • Cláudio Antônio Gomes, published by Courrier International
  • Costel Pătrășcan, published by Representation of the European Commission in Romania
  • Hajo de Reijger, published by Pers & Prent; Cartoon Movement
  • Halit Kurtulmuş, published by Cartoon Movement
  • Herman van Bostelen, published by De Groene Amsterdammer
  • Joep Bertrams, published by De Limburger
  • Marco De Angelis, published by Buduàr; Courrier International
  • Mette Dreyer, published by Politiken
  • Victor Eugen Mihai, published by Sportul Băcăuan
  • Niels Bo Bojesen, published by Jyllands-Posten
  • Ruben L. Oppenheimer, published by De Limburger
  • Tomás Serrano, published by El Español

Do you want to know more about the 2020 nominees and their cartoons? Visit this page.

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