Aydın Doğan cartoon exhibit at university
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
The 28th annual Aydın Doğan cartoon competition exhibition has opened at Doğuş University with 150 works, including the competition’s award-winners. DHA photoThe 28th annual Aydın Doğan cartoon competition exhibition has opened at Doğuş University. A total of 150 works are exhibited, including the competition’s award-winners.
Aydın Doğan Association Manager Candan Fetvacı, Doğuş University Rector Dr. Ataç Soysal, and Doğuş Art and Design Department Chairman Nazım Erkmen were in attendance at the opening ceremony.
“We have been hosting this cartoon competition for 28 years, in which time it has garnered international interest and raised worldwide awareness of Turkish cartoons,” Fetvacı said in her remarks at the opening.
She went on to say that the most important thing about the competition is its international jury members. Cartoons are capable of reaching every viewer and imparting a message. “Each cartoon is analyzed very carefully, and the jury considers the message the artist wants to communicate.”
From among the numerous entries, only 15 are chosen to receive awards, Fetvacı said. “However, the themes of the competition and the cartoons always change because world events change constantly.” The competition receives entries from cartoonists in every part of the world.
“Cartoons mean communication,” Fetvacı said.