For the third consecutive year, Mad Cool Festival is pleased to announce the winners of Mad Cool Gallery, the contest that seeks to promote emerging talent and the coexistence of different artistic disciplines –photography and illustration this time around— in the festival.

Between 27th of April and 11th of May we received a total of 462 photographs and 396 illustrations. After carefully examining each piece, Mad Cool Gallery jury –formed by Ana Belén García, Director of Exhibitions of PhotoEspañaJorge Salgado, General Coordinator of EFTI (International Center of Photography and Cinema) and the organization of Mad Cool Festival 2018 selected 25 artworks from each category that will be exhibited on 12th, 13th and 14th of July at the Mad Cool Festival.

Among the 50 selected artworks, the jury chose six winning pieces (three from each category), which will receive the following prizes:

    * First prize: 500 € + two 3 day tickets for Mad Cool Festival 2018.

    * Second prize: 300 € + two 3 day tickets Mad Cool Festival 2018.

    * Third prize: Kit Mad Cool (includes a two 3 day tickets for the festival + merchandising items).

These are Mad Cool Gallery 2018 winners and selected artworks:  


  1. Alejandro Jaime Núñez, Música En Las Venas.
  2. Felipe Aznar Tangir, Voyeur (girl version).
  3. David Moya Jiménez, Look At Me.


  1. Marina Besfamilnaya, Lines of Lined Line Up.
  2. Juanjo Gasull, Make Your Own Sound.
  3. David Van Deer Veen, Concert Pattern.

Congratulations to the winners! The organization will contact the 50 selected artists before May 25, 2018. We would also like to thank everyone who has participated in this year's contest and to highlight the quality of the submitted artworks.

See You at Mad Cool Festival 2018!