University of Balamand
Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA)
Awards Ceremony of the “Plume de Pierre Trophy” contest at Sursock Museum
Beirut, February 20th, 2017
Under the High Patronage of:
His Excellency Dr. Ghattas Khoury, Minister of Culture and His Excellency Mr. Melhem Riachi, Minister of Information, The “Pierre Sadek” Foundation, in partnership with the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA-UOB), and “L’Ecole Superieure Estienne-Paris” are organizing the first annual contest of press illustrations.
The “Plume de Pierre Trophy” contest aims at promoting press illustrations alongside students specializing in Art in different Lebanese universities.
An audio-visual presentation displayed in front of 1100 students was organized in twelve lebanese universities:
So far, 122 students are registered in this contest.
The three winners will be selected by a jury of professionals throughout the deliberation that will take place on the 28th of February, 2017.
The First winner will receive a trophy, a 2000$ cheque, a trip to Paris to participate in the exhibition of their press illustration at the “Presse Citron” contest as well as presents offered by “Pierre Sadek Foundation” and Alba-UOB. The second winner will receive a trophy, a 1000$ cheque and their illustration will be displayed in Paris at the “Presse Citron” contest, along with presents offered by “Pierre Sadek” Foundation and Alba-UOB, and finally, the third winner will receive a trophy, a 500$ cheque, their illustration will be displayed in Paris at the “Presse Citron” contest, in addition to presents offered by “Pierre Sadek Foundation” and Alba-UOB.
The results will be announced at the contest award ceremony on March 2nd, 2017 at Sursock Museum.
The jury consists of:
• Mr. Plantu, caricaturist of Le Monde newspaper, Paris- President of the jury.
• Ms. Luce Mondor, representative of the “Presse Citron Paris” trophy awards.
• Dr. Tarek Mitri, President of Sursock Museum.
• Mr. Ziyad Baroud, member of the Pierre Sadek committee.
• Mr. Philippe Abi Akl, journalist.
• Mrs. May Menassa, journalist.
• Mr. Omar Sadek, representative of the Pierre Sadek Foundation.
• Ms. Chadia Tueni.
• Mr. Gaby Nasr, journalist.
This event is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Information, in the presence of ministers Ghattas Khoury and Melhem Riachi.
Ms. Annie Claude Ruescos, the Principal of the “Ecole Superieure Estienne-Paris” and the responsible of the BNF department will also take part in the event.
LBCI, the official operation media partner, will broadcast live again the awards ceremony that will take place on March 2nd 2017 at Sursock Museum. Pierre Sadek, Lebanese socio-political caricaturist, analyst, visionary, and connoisseur of local and regional politics had left an artistic heritage of approximately 30.000 caricatures in different
media outlets, including the written and audio-visual press, drawings, paintings, blackboards, book covers and magazines.
His caricatures have evolved with the History of Lebanon from 1958 until 2013.
All of Lebanon’s modern history, the big events that occurred in the Arab and international world were archived through these caricatures.
He was the pioneer and the uncontested master of Political Caricature in Lebanon. He was a major advocate of freedom of expression as well as an avant-garde journalist that knew how to further an original and critical vision of Lebanese politics for over five decades.
He’s the first worldwide caricaturist to have launched the post 8 o’clock newscast cartoons, from 1986 to 2013.
His art is considered to be a form of “devoted art” knowing that has a mission to accomplish.
Pierre Sadek’s mission was first and foremost, Lebanon.
Pierre Sadek Foundation: Officially launched on July 12, 2014, the Pierre Sadek Foundation presented:
• A first issue consisting of a box that has 54 individual caricatures narrating a phase of the Lebanese and Arab countries’ political scene dating from 1964 to 1975 with a clarifying index.
• A street of the capital has been named after Pierre Sadek since July 15, 2014.
• A commemorative stamp was launched in May 2015 in collaboration with the Ministry of Communication.
• The Pierre Sadek Foundation organized numerous conferences in several universities and cultural centers.