Aydın Doğan cartoon exhibit in Eskişehir
ESKİŞEHİR - Doğan News Agency
Candan Fetvacı (L) and Yılmaz Büyükerşen are seen at the opening of the 30th Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition exhibiton in Eskişehir. DHA photoAn exhibition of the 30th Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition, organized by the Aydın Doğan Foundation, has opened in the Central Anatolian province of Eskişehir.
Noting that the Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Exhibition was the world’s biggest, Eskişehir Metropolitan Mayor Yılmaz Büyükerşen said: “This is actually a cartoon Olympics, which is being renewed every year. Cartoonists and humorists from around the world participate in this competition. I believe that this exhibition brings great wealth to Turkey. Each cartoon is a piece of original artwork. One day, Turkey might have the largest international cartoon treasure.”
This year, 842 cartoonists from 77 countries took part in the contest with a total of 2,544 cartoons. Polish cartoonist Krzysztof Grzondziel’s work, which focuses on the damage caused by wars, won first prize in this year’s contest. The second prize in the contest went to Turkish artist Asuman Küçükkantarcılar, while third place went to Luxembourg’s Pol Leurs.
Deputy Gov. Ömer Faruk Günay, Aydın Doğan Foundation Executive Board Committee Chair Candan Fetvacı and Aydın Doğan Foundation Deputy General Director Gündüz Alpman also attended the exhibition’s opening ceremony at the Metropolitan Municipality Atatürk Culture Arts and Congress Center.
The exhibition will continue until March 11.