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The 4th edition of the annual Mahmoud Kahil Award crowed its comic and caricature creating winners Monday night with a ceremony that was jam-packed. Out of just under 100 competitors, one winner was chosen in each of the five categories of Comics, Graphic Novels, Graphic Illustration, Editorial Cartoons and Children's Book Illustration. The judge's panel Lebanese artist Mazen Kerbaj, British Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell, Italian co-founder of Alifbata publishing house Simona Gabrieli, Lebanese animation artists Joan Baz, Tunisian painter Chedly Belkhamsa and Lebanese comic critic George Khoury had a lot of talent to mull over.Haitham and Mohamad el-Seht, the Egyptian twin brothers branded as Twins Cartoon, took home the Graphic Novels prize for their 60-page story "Hud Hud el-Ghosn".The winners will all receive cash prizes -- $10,000 for the Editorial Cartoons and Graphic Novels, $6,000 for Comics and $5,000 for the winners of Graphic Illustrations and Children's Book Illustrations.
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