Colombian cartoonist Freddy Pibaque still not received his prize WPC Sintra 2007


Colombian cartoonist Freddy Pibaque still not received
his prize WPC Sintra 2007

From: Nacaro Caricaturas
Date: 08 Kasým 2008 Cumartesi 18:40

Dear Colleague Editor of the humor web page:
Please, publish this article in your home page.
Thank you for your solidarity.
Freddy Pibaque (Nacaro).

In 2007 I participated in WORLD PRESS CARTOON contest and I won second prize in the Caricature section.
But untill today (end of October 2008) I have not received my montary prize,
nor the cartoon catalogue, neither the trophy they promise to the winners.
Since April 2007 I sent messages to the director of wpc, Mr. Antonio Antunez, a
sking him to pay me my money, and nothing. When I denounced it by e-mail to colleagues (including you)
Mr AA replied that it had paid. After he used a lawyer to amendrate:
wpc’s lawyer sent me a message threatening a criminal trial if I continued with my denunce of non-payment.
(I attach you copy of the message). In addition, on this message says the lawyer:
“The prize money can be withdrawn at the direction of …. wpc in Portugal.”
With that message is verified that Mr. Antunez says one thing by e-mail to participants and
says a different thing for me using his lawyer.
It is also proved that wpc has not paid the prize, but AA says yes by e-mail.
But the case is even worse: nowhere in the regulation said that the winners
should make a trip to Portugal to collect their prize. No contest in the world makes this absurd condition.
Wpc does not respect its own rules.
It is all right that a organizer of cartoon contest threatens to a winner cartoonist?
Thank you for your attention.
Freddy Pibaqué.
PS: Please read the attached message sent by the lawyer of the wpc,
also the winner cartoon who never received the prize and a cartoon about wpc.