Catalog of 4th International Olive Cartoons Contest 2015 of Kyrenia Municipality, Cyprus
As Nidai Güngördü, the Mayor of Kyrenia Municipality, points out in his foreword, "Although the International Olive Cartoons Contest was interrupted for 4 years, which is a long period of time, owing to the efforts and meetings of the Organising Committee, 224 illustrators attended this year's contest from 56 countries with 459 pieces of artwork. This great success shows us that at the heart of this project, there is an endeavour, a collective collaboration, solemnity and the sense of "union is strength"."
And Musa Kayra, the President of Cypriot-Turkish Cartoonists Association, reminds in his introductory words that "the Olive that is one of the most important products of food culture of Mediterranean countries is our roots, our culture and our future."
This colossal book of cartoon art perfectly covers the short bios plus cartoons or portraits and declarations of the jury members and prize-winners in both Turkish and English languages, snapshots of the jury meeting, the prize-giving ceremony and some touristic scenes from the historical town along with the winning and the many selected cartoons.
The cartoon on the front cover is by the Slovenian artist Radko Oketic and the one on the back belongs to the Turkish cartoonist Cemalettin Güzeloğlu. Possible to see many winning and participating cartoons on the special website of the contest: http://www.zeytinkarikaturleri.com/.