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29th Aydin Doğan International Cartoon Competition

The Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition is organized every year in Turkey by the Aydın Doğan Foundation. Entries are now being accepted for the 29th edition of the competition.

The Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition is acknowledged in the world as the Oscar of cartoons. The competition has been organized for 28 years. So far, more than 6500 artists from 128 countries have taken part in the competition. These figures are indicative of the scope and importance of the award.

The competition is open to professional and amateur cartoonists from all over the world.

Enter the Most Famous Cartoon Competition in Turkey!

In a world where violence and discrimination threaten global stability, the Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition was started on the premise that tolerance is more important than ever and that cartoons rely on tolerance and wisdom, and form one of the building blocks of societies open to differences of opinion and beliefs.

This competition only accepts original cartoons. Cartoons sent as printouts should bear original signatures of cartoonists. Photographs, photocopies, etc. will not be accepted.

The size of cartoons should not exceed 29.7 x 42cm (A3 paper size). The choice of subject is free.

The best cartoons will be awarded by the Aydın Doğan Foundation with the following prizes:

  • Winner: 8,000 USD and the Aydın Doğan Foundation Winner Award
  • First Runner up: 5,000 USD and the Aydın Doğan Foundation First Runner up Award
  • Second runner up: 3,500 USD and the Aydın Doğan Foundation Second Runner up Award
  • Success Award: 500 USD and the Aydın Doğan Foundation Success Award

The 29th Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition will be celebrated with an award ceremony in October 2012 in Istanbul. The Foundation will cover travel and accommodation expenses of the first three award-winning cartoonists for the award ceremony in Turkey.

Participants are expected to send the filled out participation form, with a short curriculum vitae and a photograph, together with their cartoons.