Iran holds international contest to find the best cartoon of Donald Trump

America’s biggest joke, the Presidency, once a position of power and reverence is now seen as a global joke. They are laughing at us. America on the other hand doesn’t think this is funny. Iran holds an international contest to find the best cartoon of Donald Trump and the 1,600 submissions from 74 countries are anything but flattering…..

  • The International Trumpism Cartoon and Caricature Contest was held on Monday in Iran
  • The competition featured 1,614 submissions from 74 countries – including four works from Americans  
  • Hadi Asadi of Iran won the competition with his depiction of the American president wearing a coat of $100 bills
  • Asadi was awarded $1,500 for his drawing  

A Trump cartoon contest was held in Iran on Monday, and the winning image shows the American president wearing a jacket of $100 bills while drooling over a pile of books.

The winning cartoon also shows Trump’s hair in the style of flames, with smoke plumes in the shape of the continents in the background.

The organizers of the International Trumpism Cartoon and Caricature Contest, which was held in Tehran, say they received 1,614 submissions from 74 countries – including four artist from the U.S.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, it was an Iranian man who won. Hadi Asadi took home $1,500 in prize money.

Iranian cartoonist Hadi Asadi poses with his trophy after winning the International Trumpism Cartoon and Caricature Contest in Tehran, Iran on Monday  

Iranian cartoonist Hadi Asadi poses with his trophy after winning the International Trumpism Cartoon and Caricature Contest in Tehran, Iran on Monday

Asadi said he 'wanted to show Trump while trampling symbols of culture'. He won $1,500. Trump is seen here with flaming hair, a pile of books and a jacket made of bills 

‘I wanted to show Trump while trampling symbols of culture,’ said Asadi, who drew the cartoon using a stylus pen over two weeks.

Two of the four Americans who submitted cartoons also won awards for their works.

American Robert Jones Clayont’s cartoon shows two issues of Time’s Person of the Year, one with Trump on the cover and the other with Adolf Hitler. In the cartoon, Trump says to Hitler: ‘It’s a great honor’. Hitler responds ‘Ja’.

Iranian reformist cleric Mahmoud Doaei looks at cartoons of the American president on Monday 

The organizers of the contest say they received 1,614 submissions from 74 countries - including four artist from the U.S. Above, a work by a Brazilian artist 

Two of the four Americans who submitted cartoons also won awards for their works. Above a work of art by an Italian artist that shows Trump with his wife Melania 

American Robert Jones Clayont's cartoon shows two issues of Time's Person of the Year, one with Trump on the cover and the other with Adolf Hitler. In the cartoon, Trump says to Hitler: 'It's a great honor'. Hitler responds 'Ja'

This controversial cartoon shows Trump in a KKK cape with a swastika, posing in a Nazi salute

This cartoon shows Trump appearing to tire of building the border wall. It was created by a Brazilian artist 

Trump is pictured as Pinocchio in a cartoon by a Thai artist. Birds representing the Twitter logo are seen fluttering along his nose. One of them is holding a bomb, seemingly referring to his frequent social media outbursts 

Two other Iranian artworks. The one on the left shows Trump as a tank, and the one on the right as the Joker 

Fellow American Ed Wexler’s cartoon shows Trump running away from a snowball while yelling ‘Fake News’. The snowball has a the communist hammer and sickle on it, a reference to alleged Russian connections to the American president.

‘Trump’s behavior clearly sets out Iran’s reasons to distrust the U.S., consequently, we decided to use art’s capacity for displaying the behavior,’ the competition’s deirector, Ali-Asghar Jafari, said, according to Haaertz.

Last year, the organizers of the contest held a Holocaust cartoon contest.

The organizers said that the Holocaust contest was meant to highlight double standards in the West when it comes to free speech, and not to cast doubt on the genocide.

The contest took place as tensions continue to escalate between Tehran and Washington.

When Trump took office, he promised to end the Iran nuclear deal, calling it the ‘worst deal ever negotiated’. He then put the country ‘on notice’ after they conducted a ballistic missile test in February.

After being showcased in Iran, a selection of the contest submissions will be showcased at exhibitions in Iran and 11 other countries including the Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, Indonesia and Turkey.

Last year, the organizers of the contest held a Holocaust cartoon contest. The organizers said that the Holocaust contest was meant to highlight double standards in the West when it comes to free speech, and not to cast doubt on the genocide

The contest took place as tensions continue to escalate between Tehran and Washington. One image on the left shows Trump with his face in the Twitter logo. On the right he is portrayed as Uncle Sam from the famous war propaganda poster 

Above, Iranian reformist cleric Mahmoud Doaei looks at another cartoon of President Trump

Comments are closed.