Cartoon, Criticism, Care

About the competition

The Jerusalem Press Club ( and the Israeli Cartoon Museum are launching a competition among high-school students in Israel, for the best cartoons dealing with the issues of how to relate to the Other, to the Different, to the Believer in other religion.

The terrorist attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo raised several  questions:How to balance between criticism of religious and social institutions and personalities and the need not to hurt religious feelings? Should the freedom of the cartoonists be limited, because of their work by certain audiences? Adults have been debating this heatedly. Maybe children, with their fresh outlook, expressed artistically in cartoons, could come up with surprising ideas.

The competition, titled “Cartoon, Criticism, Care”, with world renowned cartoonists as jury, will result in an exhibition in Jerusalem, displaying the best 30 cartoons. The exhibition will open on January 10th, 2017, the first anniversary of the attack on Charlie Hebdo. The winning cartoons will be offered to leading newspapers all around the world, and will hopefully run simultaneously and reach millions of readers.

The Awards:


First prize

NIS 3,000


Second prize

NIS 2,000


Third prize

NIS 1,000

  • All 30 students whose cartoons will be displayed in the exhibition will be invited to the opening at Mishkenot Sh’ananim in January 2017.