Results DICACO 2011 (20th Daejeon International Cartoon Contest), Korea
Received a couple of days ago the color catalog of DICACO 2011. According to the catalog, the winners of major prizes are:
Grand Prize: Yuriy Kosobukin (Ukraine) (See bottom)
Gold Prize: Jing Shan Li (China)
Silver Prizes: Zaenal Abidin (Indonesia), Gopal Sarkar (India).
Bronze Prizes: Valentin Druzhinin (Russia), Urmas Nemvalts (Estonia), Seyran Caferli (Azerbaijan), Muhittin Köroğlu (Turkey).
The catalog is also titled as “World Cartoon Encyclopedia Vol.20”. President of Contest Committee, Dr Cheong San Lim points out that they received 1470 cartoons by 463 cartoonists from 59 nations and regions including Korea and awarded 352 winners this year. The most entries are from the home country with 59 artists and 114 works. Korea is followed by Chinese artists (51), Iran (40), Serbia (38), Turkey (25), and Indonesia (24).
Turkish cartoonists are awarded the following prizes in the contest:
Bronze Prize: Muhittin Köroğlu.
Student Prize: Burhan Demircan.
Student Honorable Mention: Çevik Basmacı.
Best Cartoon Prize: Musa Gümüş, Recep Bayramoğlu, Nuri Bilgin, Kemal Özyurt, Ahmet Ümit Akkoca, Erdoğan Başol, Musa Keklik, Ümit Müfit Dinçay, Ercan Baysal, Mete Ağaoğlu, Aşkın Ayrancıoğlu, Mümin Bayram, Seyit Saatçi.
Honorable Mention: Hayati Kayhan, Halit Kurtulmuş Aytoslu, İ. Serdar Sayar, Sema Ündeğer, Elsin Altın.
The front cover cartoon is by the Korean student, Han Na Cho: a theme cartoon. The theme this year was “Orient + Occident --> Convergence”. The organisers received 530 theme cartoons and 940 with free theme.
The Jury selected some works first time this year for Achievement Awards also; you can see them through this link.