Theme of the year: OLYMPICS GAMES
Artists from over 20 countries participate in this edition and the drawings are indicative of the stroke and the goliardic sense of dispassionate humor. Adolf Born participates for the first time and will become a presidential signature of the Salone.
In collaboration with the Turin Cinema Museum, a celebratory exhibition of "100 years of caricature in Photography and Cinema" is held with daily screenings.
Ton Smits, the Netherlands, is awarded the Palme d'Or; Ryotaro Mizuno, Japan, wins the Golden Date for the Fixed Theme and Setsuo Takiya designs the poster.
Hans H. Kirst wins the Palme d'Or for Humor Literature with "08/15 Oggi"
The Salone recognizes the artistic qualities of the participants in drawing and literature with several awards. Some prestigious institutions have wanted to add their patronage such as the Council of Europe, the Presidency of the Republic, the City of Bordighera and various other regional bodies and private foundations. The main prizes that are awarded by juries of outstanding personalities are the Palme d'Or trophy which represents the highest recognition for the Authors, the Golden Date and the Silver Date.
The event could not have lasted for over fifty years without the contribution of numerous "volunteers" and "precepts" who brought enthusiasm and desire to do whatever the task received, with nineteenth-century shifts! From the choice of the drawings, to the preparation of the panels (always the same every year), to the posting with various pins of the hundreds of drawings up to the presence on stage.
We therefore want to thank, in absolutely no order but with equal contributions, all those who come to mind, apologizing if we miss some, but we are ready to fix it!
Sponsors: Agnesi, Olio Calvi, Olio Carli, Pallanca, Martini & Rossi, Atkinsons, Seat - Pagine Gialle, Fiat, Citizen, La Stampa, Radio Montecarlo, etc.
The accommodation activities, Chez Louis, Bar GP, La Vecchia, Mino du Re Dolceacqua, Terme di Pigna, Ristorante Cacciatori Imperia, Hotel Michelin,
Presenters: Luisella Berrino, Cesare Viazzi, Roberto Basso (Rama di Palma d'Oro 1985)
The employees of the Autonomous Tourist Board and of the Municipality of Bordighera