Cartoonist Anne Derenne wins the first ever European Cartoon Award with her cartoon: “Jenga – the earth’s sixth mass distinction”, published by the Cartoon Movement.
Watch the winner announcement and round-table discussion here. Featuring: the winner, runner-up, chair of the panel of judges and directors of the European Press Prize and Studio Europa Maastricht.
Judges Janet H. Anderson, Ramsés Morales Izquierdo and Simone Berghuys applaud Derenne for the simple and strong message the cartoon sends, as well as the clever illustration. “The cartoon demonstrates the intensity of the game we are playing.”
Runners-up of the European Cartoon Award are both Joep Bertrams and Ruben L. Oppenheimer. Joep Bertrams with his cartoon “Vatican Summit” and Ruben L. Oppenheimer with his cartoon “Lonely Boris”, both published by De Limburger. Judges laud Bertrams for the well-illustrated image and crystal clear meaning and Oppenheimer for the depth of the picture it paints, one of loneliness and lack of direction.
Lonely Boris, by Ruben L. Oppenheimer
Vatican Summit, by Joep Bertrams
About the European Cartoon Award
The European Cartoon Award was founded by Studio Europa Maastricht and the European Press Prize in 2019; the year the New York Times decided to stop running editorial cartoons. Studio Europa Maastricht and the European Press Prize aim to award courage and quality and provoke conversation on the topic of Europe.
Our cartoon preparatory committee: Emanuele Del Rosso, Menekşe Çam, Vladimir Kazanevsky, Gatis Šļūka and Thierry Vissol made a first selection from the entries to present to the judges. The judges: Janet H. Anderson, Ramsés Morales Izquierdo and Simone Berghuys selected a shortlist and the winner.