Niels Bo Bojesen


Niels Bo Bojesen is a Danish editorial cartoonist. A graduate of the Danish School of Design and having attended the School of Visual Arts/Department of Media Arts, New York.
He creates editorial cartoons for the Danish newspaper
Jyllands-Posten as well as international websites, newspapers and magazines.

He is represented by:
CartoonArts International,
United Sketches
and Cagle Cartoons/Political Cartoons.

Chairman of the jury European Cartoon Award · Studio Europa Maastricht 2023.

Member of the jury World Humor Awards 2023.

Judge European Cartoon Award · Studio Europa Maastricht 2022

Chairman of the jury of the 25th Gabrovo Biennial of Humor and Satire in Art 2022.

Prizes and honors:

2023 – XXXI International Festival of Satire and Humor ‘City Di Trento’ – Second Prize.

2023 – International Editorial Cartoon Competition of Press Freedom Canada – Award of excellence.

2022 – Golden Trophy – World Humor Awards.

2022 – LIBEX · Libre Expression 2022 · 3rd Prize.

2022 – The Ping Prize – Editorial Cartoonist of the Year.

2020 – 20th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition – Award of excellence.

2019 – World Humor Awards – Award of Excellence.

2019 – Winner of the Golden Aesop Grand Prix in Gabrovo.

2019 – 19th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition – Award of excellence.

2017 – United Nations/Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Award – Second Prize.

2017 – Winner of ‘Cartoonist of the year’ – The Pentel Prize.

2017 – 17th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition – Second Prize

2016 – United Nations/Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Award – Citation of excellence.

2016 – Winner of the concourse of the European Commission – ‘Una Vignetta per L’Europa’.

2016 – First Edition of World Humor Awards, Bronze Trophy.

2005 – Award of excellence in the Society for News Design 26th Edition, Best of Newspaper Design 2005 – single Illustration.

2004 – European Newspaper Award 2004 – single illustration.

2004 – Chosen by ‘The Hague Sculpture’, Hague, Netherlands, to represent Denmark in the EU-exhibition: ’Giants, European Conversation Pieces’.

2003 – Receives Danish Cartoonists honorary prize: ’Svarres Legat’.

Memberships and affiliations:

Judge European Cartoon Award · Studio Europa Maastricht 2022

Chairman of the jury of the 25th Gabrovo Biennial of Humor and Satire in Art 2022.Member of the Scientific Council · Centro Librexpression – Fondazione Giuseppe Di Vagno.

Member of the Danish Association of Journalists,
the Danish Association of Editorial Cartoonists.

Member of AAEC | American Association of Editorial Cartoonists.

Member of France Cartoons.

On Site Illustrations:

In collaboration with Cartoon Movement – Cartoonist Guest at the ’Festival of Europe’ in Fontainebleau, France, 2017.

Special Cartoonist Guest at the ’LectorinFabula’- Festival
‘The future of politics’, Conversano Italy, 2015

Special Cartoonist Guest at the Festival D’Internazionale in Ferrara, Italy
’Who decides in Europe’, Ferrara Italy, 2014