Arslan and Alizadeh were among 944 cartoonists from 80 countries who submitted a total of 2,945 works to this year’s competition, which were whittled down to 175 cartoons by 147 artists for a final evaluation by the competition’s international jury, which convened in the resort town of Bodrum over the weekend.
Serbian cartoonist Vladimir Stankovski was named second-place winner and Pole Pawel Kuczynski was third in the competition, held annually by the İstanbul-based Aydın Doğan Foundation, the Anatolia news agency reported.
The jury gave Success Awards to Brazilian cartoonists Jose Antonio Costa, Rodrigo Mineu and Raimundo Waldez; Belgium’s Ludo Goderis; Turkey’s Musa Gümüş and Muhittin Köroğlu; Iran’s Aliyeh Mazaheri and Negin Naghiyeh; Ukraine’s Sergey Riabokon; China’s Cai Weidong and Bert M.L. Witte from the Netherlands. The award-winning cartoons will go on display on Wednesday at the art gallery at the Milta Bodrum Marina. The awards ceremony will take place on Oct. 9 in İstanbul.