In a response to the controversial depictions of the Prophet Muhammad in the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, two Iranian organizations have announced they will hold an international cartoon contest focused on Holocaust denial
Iran’s House of Cartoon and the Sarcheshmeh Cultural Complex are organizing The Second International Holocaust Cartoons Contest. Contestants were asked to submit their drawings before April 1.
The winner will receive a cash prize of $12,000, with those in second and third place taking home $8,000 and $5,000 respectively.
This is the second time such a contest is being held in Iran.
Top works from the upcoming competition will be displayed at the Palestine Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran and several other locations throughout the Iranian capital.