Results 26th Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition 2009, Turkey
The jury chaired by Patrick Bruce Oliphant (U.S.A.) and comprised of Ercan Akyol (Turkey), Latif Demirci (Turkey), Selcuk Demirel (Turkey), Roar Hagen (Norway), Mihai Ignat (Romania), Prof. Dr. Husamettin Kocan (Turkey), Jerelle Kraus (U.S.A.), Tan Oral (Turkey), and Yaoning Zhang (P. R. China) convened at IC Green Palace Hotel in Antalya, Turkey and after examining the 145 cartoons by 125 artists from 37 countries selected by the pre-selection committee from the total 3127 cartoons sent in by 1114 artists from 85 countries, they decided to award the prizes as follows:
First Prize : 8000 US Dollars: Alessandro Gatto (Italy) (See above)
Second Prize : 5000 US Dollars: Kursat Zaman (Turkey)
Third Prize (each): 3500 US Dollars: Pol Leurs (Luxemburg), Cetin Cerchez-Abdula (Romania), Yuriy Kosobukin (Russia)
Awards of Success : 500 US Dollars: Mohammad Amin Aghaei (Iran), Angel Boligan Corbo (Cuba), Horacio Cardo (Argentina), Arif Sutristanto (Indonesia), Ilya Katz (Israel), Nikolay Ephremov (Russia), L’ubomir Kotrha (Slovakia), Ross Thomson (England), Alessandro Gatto (Italy), Didie SW (Indonesia).
The prize-giving ceremony of the 26th Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition 2009 will be held in Istanbul, Turkey in October 2009.