The European Cartoon Award Panel of Judges is composed of prominent figures in the world of editorial cartoons, journalism and activism. The winner of last year’s edition of the ECA is also invited to sit on the jury.
The Panel of Judges
Niels Bo Bojesen
Niels Bo Bojesen is a Danish editorial cartoonist. A graduate of the Danish School of Design and having attended the School of Visual Arts/ Department of Media Arts, New York. He creates editorial cartoons for the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten as well as international websites, newspapers and magazines.
Catherine André is a journalist, cofounder and Editorial director of the multilingual European media Voxeurop. She is also Deputy-editor-in-chief of the monthly French magazine Alternatives Economiques. Having studied and lived in many European countries and worked for almost twenty years at Courrier international, she values cartoons as a full journalist genre. She is a Jury member for the Louise Weiss Prize award of European journalism, and the World Press Cartoon award 2022.
Jip van den Toorn
Jip van den Toorn is a staff cartoonist for the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant. She also works for various Dutch and Belgium newspapers and magazines like De Standaard, Het Parool en de VPRO-gids and writes for satirical TV shows. In 2018 she won the World Illustration Award, in 2019 she won the Fiep Westendorp Stimulation prize and in 2022 she won the Inktspotprijs for the best political cartoon of the year.
Patrick Lamassoure, aka Kak
Patrick Lamassoure, aka Kak, is a French editorial cartoonist. His work can be seen every day on the front page of the daily L’Opinion, and in several weekly magazines like Franc Tireur and Le Film français. Since 2019, he replaced Plantu as President of Cartooning for Peace, the international network of cartoonists promoting Human rights and freedom of speech.
Carlos is a Cuban cartoonist and graphic designer. In 2008, he won a national graphic humour contest, held in Santiago de Cuba. Since then, he has been publishing in the best humorous print media in Cuba and other parts of the world. He has won several prizes in national and foreign contests.