World Press Cartoon 2009 in Second Life and Real Life

15-04-2009 23:34

Everyear Sintra becames Cartoon capital. This year is no exception. A ceremony to take place at the Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval in Sintra  (Portugal) on the 17th of April, will reveal the winners of the overall 9 prizes in each of the 3 categories and the Grand Prix of World Press Cartoon 2009. For this edition, 848 cartoons from 428 authors and 72 different nationalities were received . These works have been published in 399 newspapers and magazines from 69 countries. This year, the awarded drawings come from Spain, Brazil, Holland, Hungary, Luxemburg, Mexico, Portugal and Serbia.

And especially this year, this event will come into the virtual of Second Life®.  Through a partnership between World Press Cartoon and Associação Comunidade Cultural Virtual, drawings will be on a exhibition opening tomorrow 16th April, simultaneously with a real life exhibition at the Sintra Museum of Modern Art Berardo Collection, till 14th June. 

On tomorrow's event, Orangelife Holmer, known portuguese singer, will perform on the opening of an exhibition that will be the beggining of the voyage that this exhibition will perform in both worlds, showing that Second Life will always be one of the best global communication platforms. 

On the 17th, the cerimony at Sintra, will be transmited to the internet, with the announce of the 10 winners, and ending with the performance of another portuguese well known performer, TB Andel.

Curiosity is that on the Sintra's cerimony, will be presented a machinima movie filmed in Second Life for this event by Halden Beaumont, one of the best machinima directors on Second Life®.

This event is supported by Expresso, SIC Notícias, Wolkswagen, Samsung, Estoril Sol and Portugal Telecom Foundation. In the in world events and internet transmissions, is supported by Associação Comunidade Cultural Virtual (Virtual Cultural Community Association).

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