“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,” Executive Secretary of the Festival Mohammad Azizi said on Monday.
The 10 best cartoons will be arbitrated again by the Iranian and foreign juries of the Festival and the top 3 artworks will be introduced to the public, Azizi added.
The jury of the national section of the Festival includes Maziyar Bijhani, Alireza Zakeri, Mohammad Hossein Niroumand and Javad Alizadeh, and Julia Nenayay (Romania), Mousa Gomous (Turkey) and Marsin Boundanvich (Poland) are the jury for the international section.
The winners’ names will be announced in the closing ceremony and they will be rewarded as follows:
Top Artist Prize: 5000 euro + diploma and festival statue
Second Winner: 4000 euro + diploma and festival statue
Third Winner: 3000 euro + diploma and festival statue
4th to 10th Winners: Each 500 euro + diploma and festival statue
Diplomas for 70 finalists
And a Special Prize, including 500 euro, for the selected artist from the viewpoint of our internet visitors.
All participants will be presented with a copy of the Festival’s Book of Selected Artworks.
Azizi also announced that all the 99 artworks selected in the first phase will go on display for the public in 7 exhibitions in Tehran and 6 other Iranian cities later in future.