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Finalists of the first edition of the LIBEX-2018 Competition

There are 55 vignetteselected for the final of the first edition of the LIBEX-2018 competition held on May 15th - by the Euro-Mediterranean LIBREXPRESSION Center of the "Di Vagno" Foundation in Conversano, on the theme chosen for the 14th edition of the Lectorinfabula festival: "Imagination and Power in the digital age ".
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A first edition of great success: 260 candidates from 55 countries, for 635 vignettealised. The works all boast a very high level and a sensitivity very close to the challenges of modernity: from smartphones to Artificial Intelligence, to Robots.

The selection of the finalists was not easy for the jury composed of internationally renowned cartoonists, such as Fabio Magnasciutti and Marco De Angelis, and by three journalists, chief editors, who use the satirical cartoons on their media: Gian Paolo Accardo (Voxeurop.eu ), Cristiana Castellotti (RAI-Radio 3) and Piero Ricci (La Repubblica, President of the Order of Journalists of Puglia). The jury was chaired by Thierry Vissol, director of LIBREXPRESSION - "Di Vagno" Foundation.

The 55 finalist cartoons will be part of the exhibition set up in the cloister of the Monastery of San Benedetto in Conversano (BA), Italy. The 10 best among these 55, will be voted in the coming days and reproduced in the form of postcards. All selected will receive a copy of the exhibition catalog.

Awards ceremony
The three winners will be awarded during the Lectorinfabula Festival on Sunday 16 September.

The 55 finalists are:

Algeria Nour El Yakine FERHAOUI
Azerbaijan Seyran CAFERLI
Belgium Luc DESCHEEMAEKER and Luc VERNIMMEN
Brazil Paulo Sergio JINDLET and Silvano MELLO
Burkina Faso Damien GLEZ
China LI JINGSHAN, ZHU SHAOWEI, JIN XIAO XING and DUOYI YANG
Colombia Orlando CUELLAR and Elena OSPINA
Croatia Nikola LISTES
Cuba Yoemnis BATISTA del TORO
France / Iran HEIDARI Shahrock
France Pascal KIRCHMAIR
India Kallol MAJUMDER
Indonesia Jitet KUSTANA
Iran Efat AMJADIPOOR, Esmaeil BABAEI, ​​Yalda HASHEMINEZHAD and Javad TAKJOO
ItaliaMauro BIANI, Guido CLERICETTI, Lido CONTEMORI, Gabriele CORVI (Lele), Emanuele DEL ROSSO, Giuseppe INCIARDI, Gianlorenzo INGRAMI, Walter LEONI, Andrea PECCHIA, Umberto ROMANIELLO and Lamberto TOMASSINI (TOMAS)
Lebanon / France Patrick PINTER
Macedonia Jordan POP ILIEV
Palestine Fadi TOON (Fadi Abou Hassan)
Romania CRISAN & PETRY and George LICURICI
Russia Wladimir SEMERENKO and Aleksandr ZUDIN
Serbia Milenko KOSANOVIC
Spain Josef PRCHAL
United States Mary ZINS
Switzerland Vincent CHEVALLEY and Vincent DI SILVESTRO
Thailand Passaprawas A-CHINOBOONWAT
Tunisia Nadia KHIARI (Willis from Tunis)
Turkey Ömer ÇAM and Oguz GUREL
Ukraine Konstantin KAZANCHEV, Vladimir KAZANEVSKY and Oleksiy KUSTOVSKY
Uruguay Leslie RICCIARDI
UzbekistanShavkat MUZAFFAR (TUPAROV)

Source: Finalists of the first edition of the LIBEX-2018 Competition