Iranian Alireza Pakdel selected for the KalDer Bursa cartoon competition jury

TEHRAN – Famous Iranian cartoonist Alireza Pakdel has been selected to be part of the jury for the 8th KalDer Bursa International Cartoon Competition in Turkey.

Pakdel and Bulgarian designer Alla Georgieva will join the jury made up of Ahmet Aykanat, Mehmet Kahraman, Mehmet Zeber, Halit Kurtulmus, Olga Guler, Emin Direkci, Kutlu Sahin, Aykan Kurkur and Arzu Ozel, all from Turkey, to select the winners, who be announced on February 7, 2022.

Pakdel was also a member of the jury of the 2nd International Cartoon Competition for Organ Donation organized by the Turkish Transplant Foundation and the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture and the Visual Communication Design Department of the Istanbul Medeniyet University.

He has won awards in several prestigious international competitions, including the Success Award of the 31st Aydin Dogan Cartoon Festival in Turkey in 2014 and the Grand Prix of the 43 Salão Internacional de Humor de Piracicaba in Brazil in 2016.

In 2017, the World Press Cartoon in Portugal also awarded its grand prize and its first prize to Pakdel. In addition, the 36th International Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon in Turkey awarded him its special prize in 2016.

Satyrykon Legnica in Poland also honored him with its special award in 2020.

The subject of the KalDer Bursa international cartoon competition is “Together we are strong together, we are successful” and will be held in the adult category for 17 years and over and in the youth category for 16 years and under.

“What needs to be done? Save the situation or walk hand in hand towards the future? The responsibility for the risks facing the world lies not only with governments but also with private sector organizations, non-governmental organizations and academies. The company is not indifferent either, “said the organizers in a statement.

“It is obvious that nothing is like before. The pandemic has also affected the whole world in terms of the economy. When we take a look at the Circle of Life, we see the signs that climate change will cause economic and social problems in the near future. The business world aiming for long-term goals is uncertain about next year’s goals. The business world is trying to preserve the savings that have accumulated over the years and save the day at the same time.

The statement also added: “Finding a common goal, common principles and mutual understanding is the key to breaking this life cycle. Not only to save the day, but also to move forward hand in hand towards the future, we are organizing this competition within the framework of “Together, we are strong together, we succeed”.

The cartoon competition will be organized in collaboration with the branch of KalDer Bursa and Anadolu Karikaturculer Dernegi (Anatolian Caricaturists Society) as well as the 19th Quality and Success Symposium, which will take place in Bursa on May 26, 2022.

Photo: cartoonist Alireza Pakdel in an undated photo.

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