TEHRAN — Iran’s House of Cartoons and the Sarcheshmeh Cultural Complex plan to hold another international contest on the theme of Holocaust denial in the near future.
The 2nd International Holocaust Cartoons Contest has been organized in protest against French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo’s recent publication of the cartoons insulting Prophet Muhammad, the secretary of the contest, Masud Shojaei-Tabatabaii, said in a press conference on Saturday.
Shojaei-Tabatabaii, who is also the director of Iran’s House of Cartoons, added that world cartoonists are asked to submit their works before the first day of April.
The first place winners will receive a cash prize of $12,000, the second place will have $8000 and the third $5000.
The top selected works will mainly go on show at the Palestine Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran and several other locations across the city.