One of Greece’s most talented cartoonists has earned second place out of hundreds of contestants in one of Europe’s oldest and most significant cartoon competitions.
Originating from the island of Kerkyra (Corfu), Dimitris Georgopalis won the Silver Hat at the annual Golden Hat Contest in Knokke-Heist, Belgium.
Six hundred and seventy nine cartoonists entered the competition from 85 countries for a total of 2,325 drawings.
Georgopalis earned the distinction with an amazing and poignant cartoon of an ancient Greek temple under the moonlight.
But, as in many of his cartoons, there’s a subtle twist (see below).
At age 46, Georgopalis boasts an extensive cartoon portfolio.
He spent his university years studying business administration and subsequently Byzantine hagiography.
Since then, he has worked for the national newspapers “Apogefmatini” and “Alithines Eidisis” and many of his drawings have been published in renowned magazines, as well as the website Real Greece.
Georgopalis currently lives in Athens, where he works as an editorial cartoonist and illustrator for the weekly newspaper “Real News.”
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See Georgopalis’ award-winning cartoon
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