Iranian cartoonist wins 2nd prize at Turkish contest

TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) – Iranian cartoonist Shahram Rezaei has won second prize at the 34th Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition in Turkey.

The first prize went to Ross Thomson from UK, and the third to Raimmundo Rucka from Brazil. All three top cartoons focused on the problems of refugees and immigration.

Two other Iranian cartoonists, Dokhshid Qodratipour and Ehsan Ganji, also won the contest’s special prize.

The selection committee, including Iranian artist Mohsen Nouri Najafi, evaluated the 261 caricatures of 187 artists from the forefront of 40 countries.

Shahram Rezaei is a designer, painter and cartoonist, and holds 175 national and international awards. He teaches design and illustration at university.

The 34th edition of the Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Contest, which is titled as the "number one cartoon contest in the world", is a competition of works that shed light on world agenda. The award ceremony of 34th Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition will be organized in November 2017 in Istanbul.

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