The JPC Cartoon Competition was launched in 2015 as the “Cartoon Criticism Care” competition by the Jerusalem Press Club and the Comics Museum in Holon, Israel. The competition was launched following the terrorist attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo.
The attack raised the question of how to balance criticism of religious and social institutions, personalities, and the need not to hurt religious feelings. Adults have been debating this vehemently. Maybe children, with their fresh outlook, expressed artistically in cartoons, could come up with surprising ideas.
The 2018-2019 competition is getting a makeover and becoming international! This competition in now open to international high-school students from all over the world, between the ages of 13-17.
The competition, with world-renowned cartoonists as jury, will result in an exhibition in Mishkenot Shaananim, Jerusalem, displaying the best 25 cartoons from all over the world. The exhibition will open with a special event, honoring the first, second and third place winners with a special visit to Israel!.
The exhibition will open on January 6, 2019, on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the attack on Charlie Hebdo.