Yılmaz Güney Cartoon Competition results
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
This photo shows the cartoon by Turkish artist Halit Kurtulmuş Aytoslu.The results of the International Yılmaz Güney Cartoon Competition, held as part of the 2nd International Yılmaz Güney Culture and Arts Festival, have been released.
According to a written statement, a total of 356 cartoons from 35 countries were entered in the competition’s two categories, “Cinema” and “Portraits of Yılmaz Güney.”
A selection committee chose works by Ukrainian artists Vladimir Kazanevsky and Oleksy Kustovsky, Bulgaria’s Valentin Georgiev, Turkish artist Hamza Akın and Romanian Marian Avramescu for awards in the cinema category, while Colombian Raul Alfonso Grisales and Turkey’s Halit Kurtulmuş Aytoslu, Şevket Yalaz, Levent Gönenç and Kürşat Coşgun won awards in the portrait category.
The competition for this year’s Promising Young Cartoonist Award, for cartoonists under the age of 18, was canceled due to insufficient participation, and instead the number of Yılmaz Güney Honorary Awards was increased. The Special Jury Prize went to Georgian artist Nodar Khodel. Turkish artists Haydar Bayar and Raif Damar won the Yılmaz Güney Freedom Award. Forty cartoons from the cinema category and 20 from the Yılmaz Güney portraits category will be on display March 20-30 at the Mephisto Bookstore in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district. The award ceremony for winners of the competition will be held on March 31.