18 March is the memorial date of Gallipoli Martyrs of World War 1. The cooperation of Nilüfer Municipality and Anatolian Cartoonists Association organized a cartoon contest for that special day. The concept points out Scottish Singer Eric Bogle’s song, “And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda” which refers to Gallipoli War where more than 500 thousands soldiers lost their life. After war, antiwar movements substantially raised.
2015 is the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli. This is why Nilüfer Municipality organized this contest under the concept of “War and Peace.”
Jury members: Ahmet Aykanat, Mehmet Kahraman, Cüneyt Şenyavaş, Kemal Akkoç, Halit Kurtulmuş, Pelin Sevgi (Nilüfer Municipality Representative), Elvan Atay (Nilüfer Municipality Representative).
Jury meeting: 9 March 2015
1st prize: Krysztof Grzondziel, Poland (Top)
2nd prize: Doru Axinte, Romania
3rd prize: Irien Triendafilov, Bulgaria
Honorable mention: Hicabi Demirci, Turkey
Honorable mention: Ali Miraee, Iran
Honorable mention: Pavel Matuska, Czech Republic.