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IIC - Caricature result -Manmohan Singh

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Manmohan Singh Caricature Contest

1st Prize (Rs.1,00,000/-) - Mr. Vahid Jafari, Tehran City, IRAN.
2nd Prize (Rs.50,000/-) Mr. Salam Mohammadi, Kurdistan Province, IRAN
3rd Prize (Rs.10,000/-) Mr. Sandeep Adhwaryu, Outlook, New Delhi, INDIA.
3 Consolation Prizes (Rs.5000/- each)
Mr. Alan Souto Maior, BRAZIL.
Mr. Junior Lopes, BRAZIL
Mr. Prasant Nair, Bangalore, INDIA.

Opinion of the Jury members
The entries received for the caricature contest were in two types, one was in the original and the other was the digital images sent by e-mail.

The Jury did not make any distinction between the types of entries or in the medium chosen or the sizes in which they were made.

The only criteria was how well the participants had drawn the caricatures of Manmohan singh and Sonia Gandhi.

Although most of the works had political comments included, it was decided that only the physical resemblance and the caricature part should be considered. The selected entries were decided exclusively for caricature and not the political comment.

It was a revelation as to how many different types of methods could be used for caricature. Some of them had oil on canvas, some were water colours, some were simple pencil sketches, and some were digitally drawn and painted. Some designed the caricatures with tools from Photoshop. The predominant number of entries had used digital imaging techniques for their works.

It was not mentioned in the contest about the use of photographs for the caricatures. The international cartoons which were quite overwhelming for this contest, for the major part had used the google approach, and used the images which were digitally altered for the caricature. The jury was of the opinion, that this would not give a level playing field for the other caricaturists, but still, considering the talent and ultimate aim of producing a good work, it was accepted in exceptional cases.

The Jury would suggest that in future contests, such a distinction has to be made and the entries to be considered separately.

Broadly, the works were considered on the basis of originality, technique and the idea. It was indeed a pleasure to see the works from all over the globe like USA, Brazil, France, Bulgaria, Romania, Spain, China, Iran, Serbia etc.
The members of Jury
Justice M.N. Venkatachalaiah, Former Chief Justice of India.
Prof.V.G. Andani, Noted Artist.
Sri. Keshav, Well-known Cartoonist.


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