Pol Leurs



Pol Leurs (best known under his pseudonym Poleurs) was born on 27th September 1947 in the city of Luxembourg.

He was working as an engineer and now is already retired.

As an autodidact in art, he was regularly published from 1975 to 1983 in magazines Revue, Forum and Ons Stad. Since 1976 he has held individual exhibitions in Luxembourg and participated at many national and international collective exhibitions.

Since 1980 Pol Leurs is participating at international cartoon contests and he won his first prize, a special award for particular remarkable performance, at Cartoon 80 Berlin. Meanwhile he won about 60 prizes and mentions at national and international cartoon competitions.

 He was also a jury member at a number of renowned international cartoon competitions. Pol Leurs published 4 own cartoon albums „Cartoons 1, 2, 3, 4'.

He presents his artworks also on his own website www.poleurs.lu.

As the vice-president of the luxembourgish association CartoonArt.lu he promotes the cartoon art in Luxembourg together with some fellow artists and friends of cartoon art. In Luxembourg is regularly organised the International Salon of Caricature and Cartoon of Vanden (Luxembourg) and Pol Leurs is the President of the jury of this international cartoon contest which is honoured with 5 stars by FECO (Federation of Cartoonists Organisations). He is living and working in Gonderange, Luxembourg.


1980 - Cartoon '80 Berlin (Germany)

Special award for particularly remarkable performance


1983 - Euro-Cartoonale Kruishoutem (Belgium)

1st prize "Golden Egg"


1984 - International Cartoonfestival Knokke-Heist (Belgium)

10th prize


1994 - Kiischpelter Cartoonale (Luxembourg)

Prix du Conseil de la presse


2006 - International Cartoonfestival Knokke-Heist

3rd prize "Bronze Hat"


2006 - International contest of illustration for the belgian book

History of contraception: 3rd prize


2007 - Euro-Cartoonale Kruishoutem

3rd prize


2007 - VII International Cartoon Contest "Independence" (Ukraine)

Special award of National Artists' Union of Ukraine


2007 - Greekartoon (Greece)

1st prize


2007 - International Cartoon Contest "Humour a Gallarate" (Italy)

Special award of Cultural Foundation "1860 Gallarate Città"


2007 - Olense Kartoenale (Belgium)

3rd prize "De Aarden Pot"


2007 - ACV BI International Cartoon Contest (Belgium)

2nd prize


2007 - 16th Daejeon International Cartoon Contest- Dicaco (Korea)

Honourable mention


2008 - International Cartoonfestival Knokke-Heist:

3rd prize "Bronze Hat"


2008 - Third International Prestigio Cartoon Contest (Cyprus)

"Gold Prize"


2008 - Second Int. Cartoon Contest of Zagreb "Car-caricature" (Croatia)

3rd prize


2008 - The Festival of European Satire "Billygoats" (Poland)

Special sponsors' prize


2008 - 11th George Van Raemdonck Cartoon Contest (Belgium)

3rd prize


2008 - 4th Salon of Humor of Paraguaçu Paulista - Sao Paulo (Brazil)

1st prize


2008 - Festival Satirical Bucovina - Museal Complex Suceava (Romania)



2008 - 6th International Cartoon Contest "Karpik" Niemodlin (Poland)

1st prize


2008 - International Cartoon Contest of Braila (Romania)

Special prize


2008 - 17th Daejeon International Cartoon Contest Dicaco (Korea)

Honourable mention


2009 - 5th Syria Internatinal Cartoon Contest (Syria)

Special prize


2009 - 14th Zemun International Salon of Caricature (Serbia)

3rd prize


2009 - 26th Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition (Turkey)

3rd prize


2009 - 26th International Humor Exhibition of Piaui (Brazil)

First honourable mention


2009 - 11th International Cartoon Contest "Debiut", Zielona Gora (Poland)

Special prize by "False Mirror Gallery"


2009 - Cartoonale Brugge (Belgium)

1st prize


2009 - 7th International Cartoon Contest "Karpik" (Poland)

Special prize of honour "Klimaty Niemodlinskie"


2009 - 1st International Cartoon Contest "Mussel & Fish", Kavarna (Bulgaria)

Honourable mention


2009 - 7te Giwenecher Cartoonconcours (Luxembourg)

1st prize


2010 - 16th International Cartoon Competition "Golden Keg", Preslov (Slovakia)

Honourable mention


2010 - 1st International Cartoon Competition Berlin (Germany)

Special prize


2010 - 9e Biennale "Humour & Vigne", Jonzac (France)

Prix du Cognac


2010 - Internationaler Cartoon-Wettbewerb des KuK e.V., Aachen (Germany)

3rd prize


2010 - 12th International Cartoon Contest "Debiut", Zielona Gora (Poland)

Special award by Polish Cartoonists' Association (SPAK)


2010 - 6th International Cartoon Festival Solin (Croatia)

Special prize


2010 - 2nd International Cartoon Contest "Mussel & Fish", Kavarna (Bulgaria)

Honourable mention and trophy


2010 - Selective Cartoon Contest, Baja (Hungary)



2010 - 22th Olense Kartoenale (Belgium)

1st prize "De Tinnen Pot"


2010 - 8te Giwenecher Cartoonconcours (Luxembourg)

1st prize


2011 - 17th Dutch International Cartoonfestival (The Netherlands)

3rd prize


2011 - 23th Jaka Bede International Cartoon Contest (Poland)

1st prize


2011 - 50th International Cartoonfestival Knokke-Heist (Belgium)

1st prize "Golden Hat"


2011 - 18th Euro-Cartoonale Kruishoutem (Belgium)

2nd prize


2011 - 28th Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Contest (Turkey)

Success award


2011 - 5th International Cartoon Contest "Car-caricature" Zagreb (Croatia)

Grand Prix


2011 - 7e Festival du Dessin d'Humour et de Presse de Sélestat (France)

5th prize


2011 - 26a Biennale Internazionale dell'Umorismo nell'Arte, Tolentino (Italy)

Honourable mention


2011 - 13th International Cartoon Contest "Debiut", Zielona Gora (Poland)

Special award


2011 - Cartoonale Brugge (Belgium)

2nd prize


2011 - 4th Cartoonale De Geus, Lebbeke (Belgium)

Honourable mention


2011 - 2nd Master Cup International Illustration Biennal (China)

Excellent prize


2012 - 44th International Graphic Humour Exhibition "Umoristi a Marostica" (Italy)

Grand Prix Internazionale Scacchiera


2012 - 18th International Cartoon Competition "Golden Keg", Preslov (Slovakia)

Foundation ART.EAST Snina Prize


2012 - 2nd Gold Panda International Cartoon and Illustration Competition, Beijing (China)

Copper Panda Medal


2012 - International Cartoonfestival "Golden Helmet", Krusevac (Serbia)



2012 - 4th P.C. Rath Memorial International Web Cartoon Contest, Bolangir (India)

Special mention


2012 - 6th Jiaxing International Cartoon Exhibition (China)

Best creative prize


2012 - International Cartoon Contest "Humour a Gallarate" (Italy)

Special prize of jury


2012 - 4th "Red Man" International Humour Art Biennal (China)

Exzellent prize


2013 - 45th International Graphic Humour Exhibition "Umoristi a Marostica" (Italy)

International Award "Umoristi a Marostica"


2013 - 4th International Cartoon Competition Berlin (Germany)

1st prize


2013 - 30th Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Contest (Turkey)

3rd prize


2013 - Int. Cartoon Competition "The Great and the Little Warsaw" (Poland)

Honourable mention


2013 - 5th Cartoonale De Geus, Lebbeke (Belgium)

1st prize


2014 - 20th International Cartoon Competition "Golden Keg", Preslov (Slovakia)

Honourable mention


2014 - Humorest, Hradec Králové (Czech Republic)

Prize of the jury


2014 - Dieter Burkamp-Preis für Karikatur, Oerlinghausen (Germany)

Honourable mention


2014 - 7th Baja Cartoon Contest, Baja (Hungary

2nd prize


2015 - Satyrykon Legnica, Legnica (Poland)

Distinction award


2015 - 20th Euro-Cartoonale Kruishoutem (Belgium)

Honourable mention


2016 - 21st Zemun International Salon of Caricature (Serbia)

2nd prize


2016 - 2nd International Cartoon Festival KrAgiKozvak and Cartoon & Art of Kosova (Kosovo)

1st prize


2017 - European Festival of Humour and Satire KREMNICA GAGS (Slovakia)

1st prize „Golden Gander“

2018 - 13e Biennale Internationale "Humour & Vigne", Jonzac (France)

Mention spéciale





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