The results of the 23rd PortoCartoon 2021 with the main theme of Health, Portugal


Brazilian artist wins

PortoCartoon 2021

- Caricatures of Luther King and

Maria João Pires awards India and Portugal

CAU GOMEZ, from Brazil, won the Grand Prix of the 23rd PortoCartoon-World Festival, organized by the Museu Nacional da Imprensa and under the theme HEALTH (3rd UN ODS).

The winning work is entitled “A Peste” and is a metaphor for black humor about the threats of the present time.

The Second Prize was awarded to TONY TASCO, from Belgium, and the Third Prize to LUIS FERNANDO ECHEVERRI (Fernando Pica), from Colombia.

The quality of the work led the international jury to award 27 Honorable Mentions to artists from different countries such as Germany, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Spain, France, Iran, Italy, Portugal and Turkey.

LUTHER KING and M. JOÃO PIRES give

awards to India and Portugal

This year's edition included two Special Caricature Awards centered on the figures of Martin Luther King, Nobel Peace Prize, assassinated in 1968. and Maria João Pires, whose “way of playing the piano has often been described as magical, captivating and deeply poetic” ( Deutsche Grammophon).

The winners were, respectively, SHANKAR PAMARTHY, from India and AURÉLIO MESQUITA (Portugal).

Shankar Pamarthy was also awarded the 2nd Special Maria João Pires Caricature Prize.

The Maria João Pires Prize exhibition will be on display at Teatro Constantino Nery, Matosinhos, from September 17 to October 31, as part of the decentralization of the activities of the Museu Nacional da Imprensa.

The winners of the 23rd PortoCartoon will receive the trophies (designed by Siza Vieira) and the Awards during the opening ceremony of the exhibition, which will take place at the Museu Nacional da Imprensa and elsewhere in Greater Porto, on a date to be announced in due course.


Grande Prémio

CAU GOMEZ- Brasil

"A Peste"



2.º Prémio

TONY TASCO Bélgica

S/ Título


3.º Prémio

LUIS ECHEVERRI Colômbia

"Migração"


Menção Honrosa

AROEIRA Brasil

"Pronunciaminto"


Menção Honrosa

PLANTU França

"Bandeira"


Prémio Especial de Caricatura MARIA JOÃO PIRES

1.º Prémio

Aurélio Mesquita Portugal

"Notas, notas..."


Prémio Especial de Caricatura MARIA JOÃO PIRES

2.º Prémio

SHANKAR PAMARTHY Índia


Prémio Especial de Caricatura MARIA JOÃO PIRES

3.º Prémio

HALIT KURTULMUS Turquia


Prémio Especial de Caricatura MARTIN LUTHER KING

1.º Prémio

SHANKAR PAMARTHY Índia


Prémio Especial de Caricatura MARTIN LUTHER KING

2.º Prémio

PEDRO SILVA Portugal


Prémio Especial de Caricatura MARTIN LUTHER KING 3.º Prémio LUDO GODERIS Bélgica

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