His striking artworks eloquently expressed what few had the courage to say out loud.The signature music that introduced them every night on the news became part of a whole generation’s collective and nostalgic memory. Pierre Sadek, a national icon and pride, passed away in 2013, leaving behind him a priceless legacy of around 30,000 caricatures. Today, Mrs. Ghada Sadek Abela, proud daughter and President of The Pierre Sadek Foundation, is making sure his work is not only preserved but kept alive for the generations to come.
La Plume de Pierre is a competition for young creators, brought to life by the Foundation and dedicated to the committed art. For its 1st edition in March 2017, The Pierre Sadek Award for Editorial Cartoons, a prestigious jury has been selected:
- Plantu, Le Monde cartoonist
- Mrs. Luce Mondor, from the Ecole Estienne in Paris
- Dr. Tarek Mitri
- Mr. Ziad Baroud
- Mr. Philippe Abi Akl
- Mrs. Chadia Tuéni
- Mrs. May Menassa
- Mr. Gaby Nasr
- Mr. Omar Sadek
Full registration details are available on the Pierre Sadek Foundation website http://www.pierresadek.com/laplume-de-pierre but here are the main outlines of the participation:
The Pierre Sadek Award for Editorial Cartoons is open to students enrolled in art, design and architecture programs in Lebanese universities during the academic year 2016 – 2017. Eligible drawings must address a topical issue dated between the 1st of January 2016 and 31st of December 2016. Participants may compete with more than one drawing and must submit their entries no later than the 15th of January 2017.
Three winners will be chosen at the ceremony:
The first Winner will receive a trophy and a cash prize of 2,000 USD offered by the Pierre Sadek Foundation, a trip to Paris to participate in Presse Citron’s exhibition, and gifts from the Pierre Sadek Foundation and ALBA-UOB. The second winner will receive a trophy and a cash prize of 1,000 USD and gifts from The Pierre Sadek Foundation and ALBA-UOB. His/her drawing will be displayed at Presse Citron’s exhibition in Paris. The third winner will receive a trophy and a cash prize of 500 USD and gifts from The Pierre Sadek Foundation and ALBA-UOB. His/her drawing will be displayed at Presse Citron’s exhibition in Paris.
The participants’ drawings will be exhibited for 2 or 3 days at the Sursock Museum.
Results will be announced at the award ceremony and subsequently on both The Pierre Sadek Foundation and the ALBA-UOB websites and Facebook pages.
Mrs. Abela says she is always happy and positively surprised to see students who are familiar with her father’s works, knowing they are part of the post-war generation. She is witnessing a noticeable amount of enthusiasm towards the competition, through the applications the foundation has received till now. She encourages all students to participate, Université Antonine students in particular.
The award ceremony will take place at the Sursock Museum on March 2nd 2017 and will be broadcasted live on LBC, the official media partner of the competition.
Let the illustration begin!