Cartoons of 30 years come to İzmir at an exhibition

Cartoons of 30 years come to İzmir at an exhibition

Cartoons of 30 years come to İzmir at an exhibition

The special exhibition ‘Universal Stage of Cartoons for 30 Years’ will display the winners of the Aydın Doğan Cartoon Contest ince its first year. AA photo

Celebrating its 30th year of the Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Contest, an exhibition featuring the award-winning cartoons of the contest will open in İzmir. The contest, organized by the Aydın Doğan Foundation, is known all around the world as the Cartoon’s Oscars and sheds light on world history with its rich cartoon archive.

The Federation of Cartoonists Organization (FECO) President Peter Nieuwendijk also attended the award ceremony and the 30th year celebrations.

The special exhibition titled “Universal Stage of Cartoons for 30 Years,” which will display the winner, first runner up and second runner up cartoons of the contest since its first year, will run between April 15 and 25 at Swissotel Büyük Efes. The exhibition is a glance at incidents in the world since 1983, as well as their effects on the world of cartoons and their reflection in the lines of cartoonists.

The Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Contest has so far hosted 130 cartoonists from 41 countries as jury members. Among 80,000 applications of 7,800 artists from 137 countries, the international jury of the contest awarded a total of 99 cartoons as the first three winners and 393 were seen worthy of a special recognition award.

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 Leur