World Press Freedom Editoon Competition

An important highlight of the World Press Freedom Day Luncheon is the recognition of editorial cartoonists from around the world who have used images and words to make powerful commentary on world issues. The International Editorial Cartoon Competition receives hundreds of entries every year, often from countries where press freedom is not a reality but a distant dream.

Previous winners.


Guy Badeaux (Bado) is kind enough to give us the details.

1. The theme for the 22nd International Editorial Cartoon Competition is:

2. Three prizes will be awarded: a first prize of $1,500 plus a Certificate from the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, a second prize of $750 and a third prize of $500. All sums are in Canadian dollars. Ten additional cartoons will receive an Award of Excellence, which are not remunerated.

3. Only one cartoon may be submitted by each participant, either in colour or black and white, but must not have won an award previously.

7. The winners of the Cartoon Competition will be announced on World Press Freedom Day on Tuesday May 3, 2022 and will be notified by e-mail.

9. Submission deadline is Friday, April 8, 2022 at midnight EDT.

Details at Bado’s blog include where to send submissions.