The results of the International Green Crescent Cartoon Contest, which was organized for the 3rd time this year by the Green Crescent to draw the world’s, our country’s and particularly youth’s attention to the addictions, and to raise awareness with the universal language of the cartoon, have been announced. The contest's winner of the grand prize, to which 414 contestants from 51 countries applied with 787 cartoons, was Aşkın Ayrancıoğlu from Turkey.
The 3rd International Green Crescent Cartoon Contest, which was organized by the Green Crescent in order to raise awareness for addictions that is a universal problem threatening the youth and the future of the whole world, and in order to generate reflex against addictions in public opinion, particularly the youth, has ended.
Attending from Brazil, Cuba, Iran, Russia, China, and Europe in particular, 414 contestants from 51 countries applied with 787 cartoons to the contest in which Aşkın Ayrancıoğlu from Turkey won the grand prize.
The subject of the contest this year: “The Preventive Effect of Sports against Addictions”
With this year's subject being "The Preventive Effect of Sports against Addictions," preventive effect of sports in the fight against addiction were emphasized, and humanity's point of view on this problem was drawn from the perspective of the cartoonists.
The five Achievement Awards were given in the contest to works of Amir Khaleghi from Iran, Brady Izquierdo Rodriguez from Cuba, Satılmış Akın from Turkey, Claudio Antonio Romez from Brazil, and Khodayar Naroei from Iran, which deemed worthy of the Awards.
In the contest jury, Prof. Dr. Peyami Çelikcan, Chairman of the Scientific Board of the Green Crescent and President of Istanbul Şehir University, Metin Peker, President of the Association of Cartoonists, cartoonists Şevket Yalaz and Özcan Çalışkan along with last year’s grand prize winner and guest of honor, cartoonist Borislav Stankovic took part. Works participating in the contest were evaluated in terms of the artistic quality, the humorous way appropriate to the subject, and the social and cultural influence power related to the daily life of the subject reflected in the work. The awards will be presented to winners with the ceremony to be held in the Green Crescent Headquarter within June.