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The 6th International Green Crescent Cartoon Contest Is Now Taking Submissions
The 6th International Green Crescent Cartoon Contest will be held with the theme “Breaking Free of Addiction”. Declaring that the contest will accept submissions in the category “Under 16” for the first time this year, Green Crescent General Manager M. Nurullah Atalan stated, “We are excited to receive works created by our youth, by both professional and amateur adult cartoon artists alike on the theme of “Breaking Free of Addiction”. The jury of the contest includes cartoon artist Varol Yaşaroğlu.
The Green Crescent, aiming to draw attention to and raise awareness of addiction, is organizing the 6th annual contest, which receives immense interest each year. It is expected that the works focus on alcohol, tobacco, substance, gambling, and technology addictions under the main theme of “Breaking Free of Addiction” in the contest, of which Cartoonist Varol Yasaroglu is among the jury panel. Submissions will remain open to all artists both professional and amateur worldwide on cartooncontest.yesilay.org.tr until January 31, 2022.
Green Crescent General Manager M. Nurullah Atalan, expressing that interest in the creative contest grows with each passing year, said the following:
“Last year, 1,088 participants from 69 countries submitted 2,034 works to the International Green Crescent Cartoon Contest, which is followed with great interest in Turkey and the world with the number of participants increasing every year. This year, we added the 'Under 16' category to our contest for the first time, to increase participation and to reach young people as well. As Green Crescent, we care about young people’s contribution to our struggle by becoming conscious of these issues through our joint projects and staying away from addictions. It is our priority to contribute to raising healthy and addiction-free generations in our country as well as in the world. In this context, we are excited to receive works created by our youth, by both professional and amateur adult cartoon artists alike on the theme of 'Breaking Free of Addiction'.”
This Year’s Total Prize Amount Raised to 90,000 TL
Submitted works will be evaluated by expert cartoonists and addiction specialists. As a result of the 6th International Green Crescent Cartoon Contest, the first place winner will receive 15,000 TRY, the second place winner will receive 12,500 TRY, and third place will receive 10,000 TRY. Additionally, 7,500 TRY will be awarded to the 3 achievement award winners each, as well as another 3,500 TRY to the Mazhar Osman Special Award winner. The ‘Under 16’ category, taking submissions this year for the first time, will earn 3 winners 7,500 TRY. Green Crescent will award a total of 90,000 TRY worth of prize money for the 6th International Green Crescent Cartoon Contest.