The European Cartoon Award has two juries: the Laureates one, composed by five nominees of the last edition, and the Panel of Judges, composed by the winner of the last year’s edition together with four expert journalists, cartoonists, or activist.
The Panel of judges
Janet H. Anderson is a journalist and editor covering war crimes trials. As a trainer and mentor she supports NGOs and campaigning journalists in making impact via the media and developing their advocacy skills on a range of human rights subjects. Janet also co-hosts Asymmetrical Haircuts: a podcast providing a gender balance to international criminal justice commentary. Trained by the BBC, she has worked for a wide range of broadcast and published media across Europe and Africa.
Paulo Jorge Fernandes is a Portuguese professor, specialized in contemporary and political history. He has devoted himself to the study of political satire and editorial cartooning from a comparative historical perspective. Above all, he is interested in the analysis of the political and social uses of graphic humor throughout history, fixing the theme as a language of interpretation of the past and the present.
Gian-Paolo Accardo is an Italian-Dutch journalist born in Brussels. He is the editor-in-chief of Voxeurop, the co-founder and CEO of Voxeurop European Cooperative Society, and the editorial coordinator of the European Data Journalism Network. He is also responsible for the Italian version of Voxeurop and has been deputy editor of Presseurop.
Khalid Albaih is a Romain-born, Qatar-raised, Sudanese creative cultural producer. He plans, designs, organises and manages artistic projects that have a cultural impact on the public that will interact with them. He has was named one of the top 5 cartoonists in the world in 2018 by The Independent.
Anne Derenne (alias ADENE) is a French cartoonist and illustrator based in Madrid, Spain, winner of the European Cartoon Award 2020. She studied International Economics, getting a master’s degree in Development Economics in 2006. In 2011, she began her career as a freelance cartoonist. She is collaborating with Cartoon Movement, Cartooning for Peace and with different magazines, NGOs and International Institutions.
Mette Dreyer is a cartoonist at the daily paper Politiken since 1998. She has received The Storm P award and the Vibedehus Foundation Travel Scholarship. She was born 1956 in Denmark, received her education at The Academy of Applied Arts and started as cartoonist at the daily paper B.T. in 1984.
Claudio Antonio Gomes
Claudio Antonio Gomes was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He works for several large newspapers and magazines, including O Cometa Itabirano, Jornal do Brasil, Le Monde Diplomatique Brasil, Courrier International, and Gráfica Magazine.
Tomás Serrano was born in León (Spain). He always loved drawing stories and characters. He obtained the title of architect from the ETSA of Madrid and worked many years creating buildings, but never forgot his passion for illustration and cartooning. In 1995, he was awarded with the Premio Mingote. In 2011, he won one of the World Press Cartoon prizes