Finalists of the first edition of the LIBEX-2018 Contest

There are 55 vignettes selected for the final of the first edition of the LIBEX-2018 contest launched on May 15th by the Euro-Mediterranean Center LIBREXPRESSIONof the “Giuseppe Di Vagno” Foundation, on the theme chosen for the 14th edition of the LectorInFabulafestival: “Imagination and Power in the digital age“.

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A very successful first edition: 260 candidates from 55 countries, send 635 created cartoons. The works all boast a very high level and a sensitivity very close to the challenges of modernity: from smartphones to Artificial Intelligence, to Robots.

The selection of the finalists was not easy for the jury composed of internationally renowned cartoonists, such as Fabio Magnasciuttiand Marco De Angelis, and by three journalists, chief editors, who use the satirical cartoons on their media: Gian Paolo Accardo(Voxeurop.eu), Cristiana Castellotti(RAI-Radio 3) and Piero Ricci(La Repubblica, President of the Order of Journalists of Puglia). The jury was chaired by Thierry Vissol, director of LIBREXPRESSION – “Di Vagno” Foundation.

The 55 finalist cartoons will be part of the exhibitionset up in the cloister of the Monastery of San Benedetto in Conversano (BA), Italy. The 10 best cartoons among these 55, will be voted in the coming days and reproduced in the form of postcards. All finalists will receive a copy of the exhibition catalog.

Pricing Ceremony
The three winners will be awarded during Lectorinfabulafestival, on Sunday, September 16th.

The 55 finalists are:

Algeria Nour El Yakine FERHAOUI
Azerbaijan Seyran CAFERLI
Belgio  Luc VERNIMMEN
Brasile Paulo Sergio JINDLET e Silvano MELLO
Burkina Faso Damien GLEZ
Cina LI JINGSHAN, ZHU SHAOWEI, JIN XIAO XING e DUOYI YANG
Colombia Orlando CUELLAR e Elena OSPINA
Croazia Nikola LISTES
Cuba Yoemnis BATISTA del TORO
Egitto: Mustafa OMAR SEDEK
Francia/Iran HEIDARI Shahrock
Francia Pascal KIRCHMAIR
India Kallol MAJUMDER
Indonesia Jitet KUSTANA
Iran Efat AMJADIPOOR, Esmaeil BABAEI, Yalda HASHEMINEZHAD e Javad TAKJOO
Italia Mauro BIANI, Guido CLERICETTI, Lido CONTEMORI, Gabriele CORVI (Lele), Emanuele DEL ROSSO, Giuseppe INCIARDI, Gianlorenzo INGRAMI, Walter LEONI, Andrea PECCHIA, Umberto ROMANIELLO e Lamberto TOMASSINI (TOMAS)
Libano/Francia Patrick PINTER
Macedonia Jordan POP ILIEV
Norway Fadi TOON (Fadi Abou Hassan)
Romania CRISAN & PETRY e George LICURICI
Russia Wladimir SEMERENKO e Aleksandr ZUDIN
Serbia Milenko KOSANOVIC
Spagna Josef PRCHAL
Stati Uniti d’America Mary ZINS
Svizzera Vincent CHEVALLEY e Vincent DI SILVESTRO
Thailandia Passaprawas A-CHINOBOONWAT
Tunisia Nadia KHIARI (Willis from Tunis)
Turchia Ömer ÇAM e Oguz GUREL
Ucraina Konstantin KAZANCHEV, Vladimir KAZANEVSKY e Oleksiy KUSTOVSKY
Uruguay Leslie RICCIARDI
Uzbekistan Shavkat MUZAFFAR (TUPAROV)

Thanks to all participants and congratulations to the finalists!
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Economist and historian, director of the Center LIBREXPRESSION, Foundation Giuseppe di Vagno

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