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Received catalog of the 8th Sejong International Cartoon Contest 2019, Korea

Received today the color catalog of the 8th Sejong International Cartoon Contest (SICACO) 2019 from Korea + my Best Cartoon Prize certificate. Thank you to Dr Cheong San Lim, the President of the Sejong International Cartoon Institute, and the members of the Selection Committees.
The classical A4 sized (21x29.7 cm) catalog has 104 pages full of far more cartoons and is deservedly titled "World Cartoons Encyclopedia Vol.28". The cover cartoons are by the Chinese artist Liu Qiang.
This edition received 1865 works by 458 entrants from 57 countries of whom 330 are prized. 17 entrants are students. 21 artists sent in 166 works by e-mail, yet digitoons are not prized. The most entrants from Korea (89) are followed by 40 artists from Serbia, 39 cartoonists from Turkey, 36 from Iran, 27 from Indonesia, and 26 entrants from China.
From Turkey they received 150 works and 20 artists are prized:
Student Special Prize: Zeliha Nur Mavis (12 y).
Student Honorable Mention: Beren Kaya (13 y).
Theme Prize: Recep Bayramoğlu, Murteza Albayrak, Hicabi Demirci, Deniz İlker Kuruoğlu.
Best Cartoon Prize: Musa Gümüş, Mete Ağaoğlu, Kemal Özyurt, Ahmet Aykanat, Bülent Okutan, Aşkın Ayrancıoğlu.
Special Prize: Lütfü Çakın, Zülküf Aba.
Honorable Mention: Serdar Harata, Musa Keklik, Dinildomar (Sosli Feriköy), Ferhat Demirbaş, Hayrettin Oturgan, Altan Özeskici.

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