Within the framework of the 20th International Olive Festival
YEARS 2020 – 2021 GOLDEN OLIVE HUMOR SERVICE AWARDS GIVEN
at the Award Ceremony Held in Zeytinlik Village
(October 13, 2021 – Kyrenia) Local artists who won the Golden Olive Humor Service Awards in 2020 and 2021 were awarded at the award ceremony held in Zeytinlik village within the framework of the 20th International Olive Festival organized by the Municipality of Kyrenia. Due to the pandemic conditions, the award-winning artists from abroad were not invited, only the award-winning artists from our country were given their awards at the ceremony.
At the award ceremony, which started after the opening speech of Girne Mayor Nidai Güngördü, the following local artists were presented their awards: Biler Demircioğlu (for his works in Humorous Theater and Humorous Play - Parody branches); Cemal Tunceri (for his contributions to Turkish Cypriot Cartoon Art); Mahmut İslamoğlu (for his studies on Humorous Poetry – Satiring and Cyprus Humor Culture); Utku Karsu (for his contributions to Turkish Cypriot Cartoon Art); Mustafa Tozakı (9th International Cartoon Contest 2020, First Prize in the "Free Theme" category); Mehmet Ulubatlı (for his contributions to Turkish Cypriot Cartoon Art); Neriman Cahit (for her contributions to Turkish Cypriot Humor Culture and Turkish Cypriot Caricature Art through her Articles and Interviews); Semra Yalçın Bayhanlı (for her contributions to Turkish Cypriot Cartoon Art.).
At the end of the award ceremony, International Olive Festival Organizing Committee Member Hüseyin Çakmak made a speech on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the International Olive Cartoon Competition and announced the surprise decision of the Organizing Committee Members unanimously on September 16, 2021. He announced that the Mayor of Girne, Nidai Güngördü, was given the Golden Olive Humor Service Award for his contributions to the World Cartoon Art.
The awards to the artists who won the 2020 and 2021 Golden Olive Humor Service Awards, were presented by Girne Mayor Nidai Güngördü, Girne Municipality Council Members, Cyprus Turkish Cartoonists Association President M. Serhan Gazioğlu and officials of sister municipalities participating in the Olive Festival from Turkey as special guests as well.
CYPRUS TURKISH CARTOONIST ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS.