This year’s poster for the Santa Cruz carnival has been chosen by a jury after voting was suspended due to suspected vote fraud, and it was decided a jury would choose this year’s winner.
The poster is normally chosen by the people of Tenerife by popular vote on the Carnival website for their favourite design, but this was suspended after technicians detected suspicious voting patterns from the internet by computers using bots to cast votes for one particular entry.
Five finalists were originally chosen from 46 entries by the same jury, and the unanimous winner has been announced as “Aguitaaaaa” by Juan Pedro Hidalgo Sabina.
The mayor of Santa Cruz, Jose Manuel Bermudez said “this work reflects the carnival as relaxed and innovative”.
The theme for the Santa Cruz Carnival 2014 is ”Cartoons” and celebrations will begin on Friday 28th February and close on March 9th.