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Winners of 2018 Tourism Cartoon Competition Get Their Awards in Izmir

Winners of 2018 Tourism Cartoon Competition

The award winners of the 2018 International Tourism Cartoons Competition are honored on April 27 at a ceremony held at the Four Points by Sheraton Izmir Hotel. The theme of this year’s competition is dedicated to “Travel Memories”. 

The theme of this year’s competition is dedicated to “Travel Memories”. A total of 673 artists from 61 countries have submitted 1331 cartoons. In addition to the Grand Awards in each category, five (5) additional awards are presented to adult artists and two (2) additional awards are presented to youth artists at the ceremony.

Organized by the Anatolia Tourism Academy under the main sponsorship of Er Yatırım, this year’s event welcomed works from Turkey (265 art works), Iran (264 art works), Serbia (67 art works), Indonesia (52 art works), China (57 art works), Russian Federation (54 art works), Egypt (43 art works), Brazil (28 art works), India (20 art works), and Romania (39 art works).

Award Winners in the Adult Category

In the Adult category (minimum age of 17), out of 507 artists contributed to 1,117 art works, Kürşat ZAMAN (Turkey) (above image) has received the Grand Award. Konstantin KAZANCHEV (Ukraine) (below image) sits on the second place and Serpil KAR is on the third place. The honorable mention awards go to Seyed Ali MİRAEE (Iran) and Mete AĞAOĞLU (Turkey). The Special Recognition Award dedicated to Prof. Atila Özer, is to be presented to Mahmood Azadnia (Iran).

Tourism Cartoon2018 special Konstantin Kazanchev

Award Winners in the Youth Category

In the Youth category (younger than 16), out of 166 artists contributed to 214 art works, Elif KAYRA EŞİN is the winner of the Grand Award (image at below). Emre BARUT and Hayrunnisa FIRAT are the recipients of honorable mention awards. All winners in this category represent Turkey.

Tourism Cartoon2018 Young Elif Kayra Esin

Sponsors of the International Tourism Cartoons Competition

Er Yatırım has been the main sponsor since 2013. Mr. Ferzan ÇELİKKANAT, CEO of Er Yatırım, states that the artistic works submitted to the competition considers not only the commercial or business aspects of tourism but the competition is also as an art event that reveals many differentiating aspects of social and cultural relationships and environmental impacts of tourism. Also, this year Fraport TAV Antalya Airport, Atlasglobal, Four Points by Sheraton Izmir, Four Points By Sheraton Istanbul Kağıthane, and turizmgazetesi.com are also proud to be generous in sponsoring the competition.

Coordination of the Competition

Anatolia Tourism Academy has been the coordinators of this year’s competition. Dr. Nazmi KOZAK of the Academy states that the International Tourism Cartoons Competition is in its 10th year and is the only tourism-themed competition in the world. As in previous years, it is being held in Turkey this year in recognition of Turkey’s contribution to the art of cartoons.





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