OLIVE

CARTOONS

4th INTERNATIONAL OLIVE CARTOONS CONTEST – 2015

KYRENIA – CYPRUS

JURY MEMBERS

JOHN A. LENT (USA)

INTERNATIONAL JURY PRESIDENT

As a pioneer of studies in International and Third World Media, more than 55 books and monographs, and hundreds of articles of John A. Lent were published. Some of these studies, particularly in Asia, the USA and the Caribbean are dedicated to humour and the cartoon art.

He is the author of a four – volume bibliographical study of art of humour as well as the books; “Animation in Asia and the Pacific”, “Illustrating Asia”, “Pulp Demons”.

Along with working as the chief editor of International Cartoon Magazine Witty World, since its foundation, he hosted a study group on art of humour functioning within the International Research Association of Mass Communication.

John A. Lent is also the chief editor of International “Journal of Comic Art” magazine.

NİDAİ GÜNGÖRDÜ (CYPRUS)

INTERNATIONAL JURY HONORARY PRESIDENT

He was born in Limassol in 1958. He has studied in the university in Ankara between 1977 – 1983 and graduated from Ankara State Academy of Architecture and Engineering as constructional engineer.

He started working in the Kyrenia Municipality in 1985 as constructional engineer. Later on, he was the head of Public Works, Development and Water Works Department. In 1995, he was appointed to the Kyrenia Municipality Directorate.

In local elections held in 2014, he was elected Mayor in Kyrenia. Good command of English and Greek.

DERMAN ATİK (CYPRUS)

INTERNATIONAL JURY MEMBER

He was born in Limassol in 1962. After moving to Güzelyurt (Morfou) from Limassol, he is one of the four formers of Güzelyurt Art Association (GÜSAD) in 1983. Later in 1990, he got married and moved to Kyrenia where he will be the pioneer for the foundation of Kyrenia Municipality Theatre Studio (GIBETSU).

He worked as director in 2006 – 2007 in the Cyprus Turkish State Theatre. He is still working as general art director in GIBETSU. He has been assisting International Kyrenia Olive Festival at top level and he is one of the members of the panel of jurors for the olive featured cartoon competition which is organized by Kyrenia Municipality. He is married with one daughter and he speaks Greek at good level and English at intermediate level.

GRIGORIS GEORGIOU (GREECE)

INTERNATIONAL JURY MEMBER

Born in 1944. He studied engineering at the Technical University of Athens. His cartoons have been published in some national newspapers and cultural magazines.

 He was participant in many cartoon contests in Greece and abroad, his works were selected for the exhibitions and the festival catalogues and he was awarded many prizes.

 He is member of Federation Cartoonists Organizations (FECO – Greece) Group Levadia.

HAYATİ BOYACIOĞLU (GERMANY)

INTERNATIONAL JURY MEMBER

Born in 1960, in İstanbul. After graduating from Fındıklı High School of Beyoğlu had settled in Germany. He studied postgraduate degree in Berlin, in German Philology and Journalism.

  Along with having published his cartoon album “Integrationale Begegnungen” (Facing Different Cultures), he held several solo exhibitions in various cities of Germany.

 He is also a member of  “Cartooning for Peace” organised by French cartoonist Jean Plantu and Secretary General of the UN, Kofi Annan, Organisation of German Cartoonists “Cartoonlobby” and Association of Turkish Cartoonists.

HÜSEYİN ÇAKMAK (CYPRUS)

INTERNATIONAL JURY MEMBER

He was born in Nicosia – Cyprus in 1964. He started drawing cartoons in 1976 under the influence of the “Gir – Gir” Humour Magazine of Turkey. His cartoons have been published in various newspapers and magazines in Cyprus as well as in many countries of the world since 1983.

 He is one of the fivefounding members of the “Cypriot Turkish Cartoonists’ Association” which was established in 1986. Since then, he has been the President of this Association. His works have been exhibited in more than 60 countries and they have been published in international cartoon albums.

 He won 139 awards in various national and international cartoon contests and has many times been elected the “Cartoonist of the Year”. He has been the president of the Cyprus Turkish Cartoonists’ Association for 23 years.

M. SERHAN GAZİOĞLU (CYPRUS)

INTERNATIONAL JURY MEMBER

He was born in the old City of Famagusta on 12 March 1950 and had the first seven years of his childhood in this town. Moved to Nicosia in 1957 because of his father’s duty. Completed his elementary and secondary school education in Nicosia. His interest on cartton art arose during those years. His years in İstanbul Technical University (1969 – 1975) he dealt with cartoons and his first work was published in “Akbaba” Humor-Cartoon Magazine in 1975.

His works were exhibited in many national and international exhibitions worldwide and published in the albums prepared for these occasions. Founder member of Cypriot Turkish Cartoonists’ Association and holds the international press card of FECO. He is an architect and a member of the Turkish Cypriot Union of Chambers of Engineers and Architects.

He acted as juror in the national and international cartoon contest organized in Cyprus. Currently, he works as freelance architect. He was awarded numerous prizes in the cartoon contest. He is the Secretary General of the Cypriot Turkish Cartoonists’ Association.

MUHİTTİN KÖROĞLU (TURKEY)

INTERNATIONAL JURY MEMBER

Born in 1948. Muhittin Köroğlu graduated from Academy of Applied Fine Arts, Department of Decorative Painting in 1974.

 He professionally became concentrated on cartoon since 1989. He worked as the director of Turkish Cartoonists Association for several years. After he established Cartoon Publishing in 1991. He made contributions with his work to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, TEMA Foundation, and Green Steps Association of Environmental Education.

 His cartoon exhibitions embracing the slogans “Now is The Time For Environment” and “Now is The Time To Love” were displayed in Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Bulgaria, and Macedonia along with various cities in Turkey.

The Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism published his cartoons as a book under the name of “Now is The Time For Environment”.

He received many prizes in national and international cartoon contests.

MUSA KAYRA (CYPRUS)

INTERNATIONAL JURY MEMBER

Musa Kayra started drawing cartoons in 1979. His caricatures were published in magazines and newspapers; Yeni Düzen, Söz, Kurtuluş, Kıbrıs Postası, Akrep, Ortam, Halkın Sesi, Olay, Kıbrıs Sanat, Toplum Postası (London), Avrupa, Afrika, Haberdar, Adres Kıbrıs.

He exhibited his cartoons in Bremen (Germany) once, in Cyprus twelve times, Ojisek (Croatia) once and in England five times. His cartoons were among the works which were subsequently published in a book form. In 1973, he made a short cartoon animated film in Turkey. He published the cartoon albums “Cızzzgıcıklar” in 1983 and “Karikayra” in 2005.

In 1986, he founded the Cyprus Turkish Cartoonists’ Association with four other friends and has long been the General Secretary of the Association. Currently the President of the Turkish Cypriot Cartoonists Association. He has won 50 awards in various national and international cartoon contests.

MUSTAFA AZİZOĞLU (CYPRUS)

INTERNATIONAL JURY MEMBER

Mustafa Azizoğlu was born in Nicosia in 1954. His cartoons were published in Gençlik, Yeni Düzen, Birleşik Kıbrıs, Turunç, Çağrı, Cyprus Observer and Adres Kıbrıs, Poli newspapers – magazines.

 He participated in various national and international cartoon exhibitions and his cartoons were published in cartoon albums. He is a member of Cypriot Turkish Cartoonist’s Association and FECO – CYPRUS.

YORDANKA LYUBENOVA SHIYAKOVA (BULGARIA)

INTERNATIONAL JURY MEMBER

Principally a teacher of arts and aesthetics, Yordanka Lyubenova Shiyakova indulges in painting, photography and illustration arts.

 In 1991, she graduated from St Cyril and St Methodius University of VelikoTurnovo, Department of Fine Arts and Sculpture.

 She is the Assistant Manager and Art Consultant of Museum House of Humour and Satire in Gabrovo city of Bulgaria.

 She took place in international cartoon contests held in Italy, Romania, Serbia, Japan and Bulgaria and has been a jury member atsome international cartoon contests.

 Her solo exhibitions presented in Museum House of Humour and Satire – Gabrovo “The Cats I” (2006) and its sequel “The Cats II” (2010) created with painting and drawing are quite notable.