PRIZE WINNERS                                                                            PRIZE WINNING ARTISTS


First Prize

Kürşat Zaman (Turkey)

He was born in Antalya in 1974. He completed his primary, secondary and high school education in Antalya. He graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts - Department of Interior Architecture in 1997.

Since 2003, cartoon contestants have been participating in the contest for a long time. He made his military service in the Beşparmak Mountains in Northern Cyprus. For this reason, he participated in the 1st National Olive Cartoon Contest with a different feeling and love.

Second Prize

Musa Kayra (Cyprus)

He was born in 1949 in the village of Bladanisya in Limassol. He finished the Department of Stage and Display Arts of İDGSA. Graphic in Hürriyet (İstanbul), respectively; Decatur - Grapher - Cameraman - Director in Bayrak Radio - Television; He worked as a decorator in the Turkish Cypriot State Theater.

In 1973 (together with three friends) he made cartoons in İDGSA. In 1979, the caricature began to grow. The cartoons have been published in national and international cartoons - photographs - graphic contests - exhibition albums in many publications both domestic and foreign.

18 in Cyprus, 5 in London, and 1 in Bremen. There are 42 awards in Cartoon, Graphics and Graphics. In 1983 he published a cartoon album called "Cizzzgıcıklar".

Founder Member of the Turkish Cypriot Cartoonists Association. Since 1990, he has been the General Secretary of Cyprus Turkish Cartoonists Association and FECO-CYPRUS.

Third Prize

Muammer Kotbaş (Turkey)

Born in 1959. His first caricature was published in 1981. 6 personal, 14 open air caricature exhibition. He has participated in many mixed cartoon exhibitions. He has 33 awards.

Works; He has appeared in domestic and foreign exhibitions and albums.

She worked in newspapers and magazines in Trabzon, Samsun and Istanbul and painted cartoons. There are two cartoon albums, one being a partner.

Special Prize

Celal Deniz (Cyprus)

Born May 5, 1967 in the village of Kandu in Limassol. He graduated from Marmara University - Atatürk Education Faculty - Painting - Sculpture Department in 1996. In the same year, Art Teacher Training started. He participated in many mixed painting - sculpture exhibitions. He has won several awards in national and international cartoon contests.

There are two monument sculptures in the sculpture area. Monument sculptors he has done: Şehit Turgut Anıt Relief (2004), Güzelyurt Portakal Festival Monument Sculpture (2007)

Special Prize

Cemalettin Güzeloğlu (Turkey)

Born in Bafra in 1954. After finishing the faculty, he started to work in the promotion section of a bank. He retired in 2001.

Graphic and cartoon works are still continuing and many exhibitions and competitions have been participated in these subjects and they continue to participate. He has won several awards in various grades. He is married and has one child.

Special Prize

Bayram Hajizadeh (Azerbaycan)

He was born in Baku (in Azerbaijan) in 1968. In 1987 he finished the "Azerbaijan State Academy of Painting". In 1994, he completed the "Azerbaijan State Medeniyyet and Fine Art (Fine Arts) University". Since 1985 he has been working as a cartoonist in newspapers and magazines.

In 1999, he became a member of the "Association of Press Members". In 2005, he became a member of the "Azerbaijan Painters Alliance". In 2006, he became the editor-in-chief of "We and Cartoon" magazine.

In 2006, he was elected as the chairman of the "Azerbaijan Cartoonist Painters Association". He has participated in many national and international cartoon competitions and exhibitions held domestically and abroad.

He wrote books entitled "Azerbaijani Cartoonists" (2005), "Our Centenary Cartoon History" (2006), "Azerbaijan Cartoon Yesterday and Today" (2007) and "Modern Azerbaijan Cartoon".

Was awarded the "Honorable Artist of the Republic of Azerbaijan" (2007).

Special Prize

Cüneyt Şenyavaş (Turkey)

It was born in 1978 in Mustafa Kemal Pasha district of Bursa. He completed his primary, secondary and high school education in the same district. In 2001, he graduated from "Uludağ University Faculty of Education-Fine Arts Education Department-Graphic ASD".

In the university life, caricature has developed a special interest in this direction. He participated in many national and international cartoon contests and won a total of 6 awards.

He has participated in many mixed cartoon exhibitions. He has been a member of a selection committee three times in cartoons competitions. He opened his first personal cartoon exhibition in Bursa in 2005. With this exhibition, he published the cartoon album "Writing is very ugly".

Between 2002 - 2006, he entered courses as "Instructor in Uludag University TBMYO Graphic Program".

Cartoon and Graphic works are continuing at the advertising agency named "Ink Promotion Services" established in the end of 2004.

Special Prize

Gökalp Yıldız (Turkey)

He was born in 1966. He completed his education in various regions of Turkey. You are a university graduate. Chemistry Engineer. He works as a technical responsible at a firm.

He opened two personal cartoon exhibitions during and after his university years. He had to pause for a long time because he could not find a place to evaluate his work.

She worked for a newsletter published at the firm that she worked for a while. Lastly, full - page cartoons were published in a local magazine between 2005 and 2007. Cartoons are still online.

His love of cartoons, which he started as a hobby in 1987, continues to grow, especially thanks to internet and cartoon competitions.

Special Prize

Gülnur Yazgın (Cyprus)

He was born in Famagusta in 1986. In June 2007, he graduated from "EMU Electrical and Electronics Engineering".

In 2006 he won the "Second Prize" in the 1st Intercity Cartoon Contest.


Special Prize

Hasan Zaimağaoğlu (Cyprus)


He was born on December 28, 1964 in Limassol. In 1987, she graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Letters - Department of History.

Since 1989 he has been working as History Teacher. He is married and father of two boys.

Special Prize

Mehmet Kahraman (Turkey)


Born in 1961 in Bulgaria. In 1987 he moved to Turkey. He is married and father of two children.

His cartoons have been published in many humorous magazines and in some humorous pages. Since 1994, he has been participating in more cartoon competitions and caricature exhibitions. He won 48 awards at national and international cartoons competitions at various grades.

In 2006 he published a cartoon album called "Mefonten". In the same year he opened a personal caricature exhibition entitled "Forty Five".

Special Prize

Mira Azizoğlu (Cyprus)

Born on November 8, 1991. She lives in Girne. He is 15 years old. He attended elementary school on 23rd April. He is currently studying at the Near East College in the third year of high school. Hobileri is playing tennis and playing guitar.

Won the "Third Prize" in the 1st Intercity Cartoon Contest held in 2006.