13th.International Don Quichotte Cartoon Contest/Germany,2022
FIRST IN THE CARICATURE COMPETITION:
THE AWARD OF "FAIRPLAY"
Dear Humor Lovers..
The 13th that will start shortly. The topic of our international Don Quichotte cartoon competition is an important topic on the world agenda: "Youth/Brain Migration"..
13. For the first time this year, the award "Fairplay/Gentlemanhood" has been added to the awards of our international DQ cartoon competition.
If you like, we can briefly tell you the short story of the Gentleman Award..
"No to Violence Against Women" that we are having difficulty finding sponsors due to the pandemic! " issue 12. The monetary prizes of our international caricature competition were paid to the prize winners by Erdoğan Karayel, the Editor-in-Chief of Don Quichotte.
Perhaps for the first time in the world, a cartoonist's cash prize has again been paid by a cartoonist. Although some of the illustrators did not want to accept the money prizes sent by apologizing for the delay, the prize amounts were transferred to all the winners.
Chinese cartoonist Liu Qiang stated that he will accept the award, the first prize he won at the international caricature competition organized by Milas Municipality, on the condition that Don Quichotte will be used in his next competition. And the prize he won was more than the prize money he won in the DQ contest.
However, he asked us to accept this gesture, stating that it is not a problem, that Don Quichotte, who has gained the trust of humorists for years, has asked us to accept the gesture. Against this insistence, we have decided to give the "Fairplay" award for the first time in DQ competitions. Liu Qiang is also 13. He is also on the selection board of our contest.
Our selection board consisted of respectable names who do not care about popularity and signature as usual, who will evaluate the caricatures that entered our competition with an impartial eye:
- Bernard Bouton (France)
- Beysun Gökçin (Turkey)
- Gurbuz Doğan Ekşioğlu (Turkey)
- Erdogan Karayel (Germany)
- Hayati Painter (Germany)
- Hussein Çakmak (Zyprus)
- Ivailo Tsvetkov (Bulgarien)
- Liu Qiang (Chinese)
- Marilena Nardi (Italy)
- Marlene Pohle (Argentina)
- Silvano Mello (Brazil)
- Tan Oral (Turkey)
Liu Qiang, whom we will give the "Fairplay" Award to his name, is also taking part in our selection panel.
Once again, Don Quichotte thanks all the illustrators who have submitted cartoons to our competitions since eighteen years and have been tolerant and patient with the cash prize delays.