Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Polish cartoonist Henryk Cebula wins Golden Keg 2008 Grand Prize

The northeastern regional city of Prešov hosted the 14th annual international cartoon competition, the theme of which was beer and ran under the title Golden Keg 2008, as part of a series of events to promote its bid to be European Capital of Culture in 2013.

The northeastern regional city of Prešov hosted the 14th annual international cartoon competition, the theme of which was beer and ran under the title Golden Keg 2008, as part of a series of events to promote its bid to be European Capital of Culture in 2013.

Organisers said on April 1 that the main prize of the competition, featuring 425 works by 159 cartoonists, was won by Polish cartoonist Henryk Cebula. He won out over Andreas Malecki (Germany), his Polish countryman Camil Tabak and Bulgarian cartoonist Nikolai Arnaudov, the TASR newswire wrote.

Chief juror Tadeusz Blonski, a Polish artist who teaches painting at the Applied Arts Faculty in Košice and Rzeszov (Poland), commented on how much the competition has improved.

"There are new ideas appearing ... but a good idea is one thing and painting workmanship, another. Among works were also those using new creative techniques, so I believe that standards are still rising," he added. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports

The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

End of investigative show a cause for concern

Media freedom watchdogs believe the scrapping of the only investigative show on public-service television is a threat to its independence.

Jaroslav Rezník

Proxy for Roma criticises minister Kaliňák for ethnical and group discrimination

The government proxy slammed Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák for the draft law on repressing criminality in Roma settlements, for populist discrimination and preferring repression to prevention.

Roma communities, illustrative stock photo

Slovak racer Svitko finished at Dakar Video

After a serious fall in the tenth leg, Slovak motorcyclist Štefan Svitko resigned from the 40th year of the Dakar Rally due to pain in his upper body.

Štefan Svitko

Carmakers in Slovakia produced more than one million cars last year

2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, claim sector’s representatives.

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.