Exhibition of International World Cup Cartoon & Caricature Contest Widely Welcomed

Kish Island, November 14, 2022- One thousand and 736 works of 579 artists from 72 countries of the world have taken part in the International Football World Cup cartoon contest

According to the Public Relations and International Affairs Department of Kish Free Zone Organization, the press conference of this event was attended by Ali Forouzanfar, deputy director of Art Affairs of the Islamic Advertisement Organization, Reza Shajie, Advisor to the CEO & Acting Director of CEO’s General Office at Kish Free Zone Organization, Masoud Shojaei Tabatabaie, Secretary of the festival, Mohammad Nikjoo, KFZO’s Director of Public Relations and International Affairs, Reza Ardalan, KFZO’s director of cultural and educational affairs, and Azizollah Fadzipour, , KFZO’s Director of Sports and Recreation Center, were held on Sunday evening, November 13, in the meeting hall of the Kish Free Zone Organization.

In this meeting, Masoud Shojaei Tabatabaie, the secretary of the festival, stated that 1736 works of 579 artists from 72 countries have been received so far:” Iranian artists created 600 lasting works in this competition. “He said.

“The idea of this contest was proposed in the spring of 2022 and the call was published in the summer, it was placed on Iran Cartoon and specialized websites in Asia, Europe, the Far East, and Latin America and resulted in receiving 508 works in the cartoon section and 1228 works in the cartoon section. “he continued.

The secretary of the festival emphasized: “the competition in the cartoon section is centered on peace and friendship, and in the caricature section, it is centered on the faces of the players and technical staff of the 32 football teams that have qualified for the World Cup.”

“Iran is the only country among the 32 teams that qualified for the World Cup that has a cultural attachment and has held a competition at the international level. “he stressed.

Referring to the two-thousand-dollar award for the first winner of the competition and one thousand five hundred and one thousand dollars for the next winners respectively in each cartoon and caricature section, he said: “In this competition, five five million Tomans prizes will be awarded to Iranian artists due to their wide participation in International competitions and excellent works presented.”

 “The Iranian jury includes Bahman Abdi, one of the well-known figures in the field of cartoons and cartoons, and Sajjad Rafei and Mohammad Rezadoost Doost Mohammadi, and the executive secretary of this event is Abbas Ghazi Zahedi. The foreign referees of this event are Luis Ordonez from Argentina and Angel Veligan from Brazil.”, he added.

“All the works of the participants in the competition will be displayed in the form of exhibition packages in Tehran, Kish Island, and provincial centers,” Shojaei Tabatabai concluded.

In the end, he appreciated the support of Kish Free Zone Organization in the formation of this international event.

PR & Int'l Affairs Department- KFZO