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News number: 9103085888

17:39 | 2012-07-10

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Int'l Wall Street Downfall Cartoon Festival Introduces Winners

TEHRAN (FNA)- The best artworks of the world cartoonists who have attended the international cartoon festival on the Occupy Wall Street movement were introduced by Iranian and foreign juries in a ceremony attended by senior Iranian cultural and political officials in central Tehran on Monday.



From hundreds of cartoons sent to the International Wall Street Downfall Cartoon Festival 99 art works were selected in the first phase and then the jury selected the top 10.

The 10 best cartoons were arbitrated again by Iranian and foreign juries and the top 3 artworks were then introduced as the winners of the festival.

Mahmoud Mohammad Tabrizi from Iran won the top prize (5000 euro, a letter of appreciation and the festival's statue), and Alexi Kostofsky from Ukraine and Farhad Rahim Qara-Maleki from Iran stood the second and the third (4000 euro, a letter of appreciation and the festival's statue, and 3000 euro, a letter of appreciation and the festival's statue, respectively).

The 4th to 10th winners each received 500 euro, a letter of appreciation and the festival's statue. Meantime, all the 70 finalists were granted letters of appreciation.

Also, a special prize, including 500 euro, was granted to the best artist from the viewpoint of FNA's internet visitors.

All the artworks sent to the festival were released in the book of the festival.

The jury of the national section of the Festival included Maziyar Bijhani, Alireza Zakeri, Mohammad Hossein Niroumand and Javad Alizadeh.

Julia Nenayay (Romania), Mousa Gomous (Turkey) and Marsin Boundanvich (Poland) were the jury for the international section.

Also, on the sidelines of the closing ceremony, all the 99 artworks selected in the first phase went on display. These artworks will also be displayed for the public in 7 exhibitions in Tehran and 6 other Iranian cities later in future.