An Argentinean architect and cartoonist wins the Graphic Humour and Health Contest
The 4th edition of the contest had a record-breaking participation, with nearly 300 professional and amateur illustrations by cartoonists from more than fifty countries from all over the world, such as Iran, China, Turkey, Australia, India, Israel, Singapore, Azerbaijan or Syria. The jury explained that the works received manifest the different views of eating disorders there are around the world. Thus, in developed countries they are understood as a problem related to pathologies like anorexia or bulimia, while in countries with major economic difficulties works they are more often associated with starvation and food shortage.
|The 4th edition of this biannual contest was devoted to eating disorders. It registered a record-breaking participation with nearly 300 cartoons received from countries like Iran, Israel, Australia, China, Azerbaijan or Syria among others|
The 500 Euros that corresponded to the second prize were sponsored by ADESLAS and were awarded to the Israeli cartoonist Kfir Weizman. Weizman’s computer-designed image represents a dish, a glass and a "dysfunctional" cutlery "that symbolises the difficulties faced by people with eating disorders", as he explained. The honour mentions were awarded to José Neves "Nemo" from Canada, to the Dutch cartoonist Eric Van der Wal and to the Spanish Juan Carlos Contreras.
The first 50 works selected to participate in the present edition of the Graphic Humour and Health Contest will be exhibited at the UdL Faculty of Medicine during the second half of May. The organisers will also publish a catalogue to collect all these cartoons.