Cartoon, Criticism, Care

About the competition

The Jerusalem Press club ( and the Israeli Comics Museum in Holon are launching the third cartoon competition among high school students in Israel, “Cartoon-Criticism-Care”.

The theme of this year’s competition is a phenomenon which startled the media scene: Fake News. In social media, as well as in some of the traditional media, some people tend to disseminate stories which have no basis in facts, and to believe such stories. A new, alarming pair of words – “alternative facts” – threaten to undermine good old journalism. Are fake news corrupting the Israeli media as well? Are they creeping into the social and inter-personal spheres as well? We are urging you do deal with this issue, as well as with other issues that bother you, in your cartoons.

The competition, with world-renowned cartoonists as jury, will result in an exhibition in Mishkenot Shaananim, Jerusalem, displaying the best 25 cartoons. The exhibition will open on January 7, 2018, the third anniversary of the attack on Charlie Hebdo.

The Cartoon Criticism Care competition was launched by the Jerusalem Press Club and the Comics Museum 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 Awards:


First prize

NIS 3,000


Second prize

NIS 2,000


Third prize

NIS 1,000

  • All 25 students whose cartoons will be displayed in the exhibition will be invited to the opening at Mishkenot Sh’ananim in January 7th 2018.