Turkey and Iran share 29th Aydin Dogan Cartoon Award

The winners of the 29th Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition were announced yesterday. The top prize was shared by a Turkish and an Iranian cartoonist.

The competition, organized by the Aydin Dogan Foundation, received 2,945 cartoons from 944 artists from 80 countries since January.

A total of 175 works from 147 artists from 43 countries that went to the finals were evaluated over the weekend by a selective committee headed by U.S. artist Stan Mack, including Ercan Akyol (Turkey), Antonio Antunes (Portugal), Latif Demirci (Turkey), Selcuk Demirel (Turkey), Viktor Kudin (Ukraine), Piyale Madra (Turkey), Firoozeh Mozaffari (Iran), Tan Oral (Turkey), Ralph Steadman (Britain) and Zhu Zizun (China).

After seven hours of deliberation, Turkish artist Dogan Arslan, who lives in New Jersey and is also very interested in design and photography art, and Iranian artist Javad Alizadeh shared the competition’s first prize.

The second prize went to Serbian artist Vladimir Stankovski’s work and in third place was Polish Pawel Kuczynski.

The Success Awards of the 29th Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition went to Jose Antonio Costa (Brazil), Ludo Goderis (Belgium), Musa Gumus (Turkey), Muhittin Koroglu (Turkey), Aliyeh Mazaheri (Iran), Rodrigo Mineu (Brazil), Negin Naghiyeh (Iran), Sergey Ryabokon (Ukraine), Raimundo Waldez (Brazil), Cai Weidong (China) and Bert M.L. Witte (Netherlands).

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