Humorists in Marostica, all the 2022 awards

For the 50th edition of the International Graphics Competition “Humorists in Marostica” with 432 authors from 60 countries
50th International Exhibition of Humorous Graphics

Theme: Memory

Participating authors:
Participating countries:
From May 14th to June 19th 2022
Lower castle - Marostica (VI)
10.00 - 12.00 / 15.00 - 18.00
Free admission

Marostica, 28 April 2022 

Their interpretation of "Memory", the theme of the prestigious edition, convinced the jury chaired by Marlene Pohle, who also awarded the International Humorists Award to Marostica with equal merit. Vitaly Bondar (Belarus), Milko Dalla Battista (Italy), Paolo Dalponte (Italy), Agus Harsanta (Indonesia), Izabela Kowalska-Wieczorek (Poland), Oleksiy Kustovsky (Ukraine), Flavio Polloniato (Italy), Matias Tejeda (Argentina) , Sergio Tessarolo (Italy), Harinder Singh (India).

La loro interpretazione di “Memory”, tema della prestigiosa edizione, ha convinto la giuria presieduta da Marlene Pohle, che ha assegnato a pari merito anche il Premio Internazionale Umoristi a Marostica a Vitaly Bondar (Bielorussia), Milko Dalla Battista (Italia), Paolo Dalponte (Italia), Agus Harsanta (Indonesia), Izabela Kowalska-Wieczorek (Polonia), Oleksiy Kustovsky (Ucraina), Flavio Polloniato (Italia), Matias Tejeda (Argentina), Sergio Tessarolo (Italia), Harinder Singh (India).


The jury's verdict comes after a long selection of 432 authors from 60 countries: a particularly generous edition that marks a milestone for the Marostice Graphic Group, promoter of the historic international humorous graphics competition.

The organization is now working on setting up the exhibition of the 50th edition of Umoristica a Marostica at the Lower Castle, in addition to the works of winners, will host a selection of the many works received.

Exhibition opening and inauguration

Given the exceptional nature of the anniversary, for the exhibition will be created two catalogues, the one relating to the current edition and a publication summarizing the winners from 1969 to today : an invaluable essay on international humorous graphics which, through illustrations, tells half a century of history of the competition which over the years has addressed the most diverse themes. Truly a collector's item.

Saturday 4 June (6pm) in the exhibition hall of the Lower Castle, there will also be a meeting with Alessandro Tich, journalist and member of the jury, on theme “UMORISTORY, Stories and memories about the history of Humorists in Marostica”, with an extraordinary opening of the exhibition until 10.00 pm.

The exhibition can be visited from May 14th to June 19th 2022 from Tuesday to Sunday, with timetable from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 15.00 to 18.00. Opening on Saturday 14 May at 5pm. Free admission. A video of the exhibition will be available on the Marostica Cultura YouTube channel and on the website

“Humorists in Marostica” is organized by the Marostica Graphic Group in collaboration with the Municipality of Marostica and with the support of Fondazione Banca Popolare di Marostica – Volksbank.

Jury 2022

From Thursday 17 March to Wednesday 13 April 2022, the work of the Jury of "Humorists in Marostica 2022" took place, composed of:


Pohle Marlene Presidente


Giromini Ferruccio


Minoggio Maurizio


Quaranta Maria Grazia “Gio”


 Tich Alessandro


Fondazione Banca Popolare di Marostica – Volksbank


Municipality of Marostica


Gruppo Umoristi a Marostica

Prizes awarded:
International Chessboard Grand Prix

a Marco De Angelis (Italia)

Special prize
"Sandro Carlesso"

a Christine Traxeler (Francia)

Special Prize
"Marco Sartore"

a Tiziano Gianesini (Italia)

Ten "Humorists in Marostica" awards

Vitaly Bondar (Bielorussia)


Milko Dalla Battista (Italia)


Paolo Dalponte (Italia)


Agus Harsanta (Indonesia)


Izabela Kowalska-Wieczorek (Polonia)


Oleksiy Kustovsky (Ucraina)


Flavio Polloniato (Italia)


Matias Tejeda (Argentina)


Sergio Tessarolo (Italia)


Harinder Singh (India)

Humorists in Marostica” is organized by the Gruppo Grafico Marostica in collaboration with the Municipality of Marostica.