SuSanA and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) held a sanitation-themed cartoon competition. The spirit of the competition was to create cartoons which would get people to laugh and talk about sanitation - towards breaking the taboo around sanitation!

We received creative, funny, and profound cartoons from around the world, which highlighted humour around the subject, while also vividly displaying the seriousness of the issues. Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry and have made a contribution towards breaking the taboo around sanitation with their cartoons.

We are happy to share with you the results of the competition and to provide a gallery of the cartoon entries. There are two slideshows. One showing the top 5 and another showing the top 20.

Top 1 - 5

Top 20


NOTE: Copyright for all entries submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. However, by sending their entries, each participant has granted a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual license to the organizers to feature any or all of the submitted entries in any of their publications, their websites and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition. Please contact the SuSanA Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for requests to use a cartoon, or inquiries regarding the copyright.