Cuban cartoonists awarded in Turkey

Ankara - The Cubans Brady Izquierdo and Javier Curbelo were awarded at the Covid-19 International Cartoon Contest of Kartal, a town belonging to the metropolitan area of ​​Istanbul, the Cuban embassy reported here today.

According to a note from the diplomatic mission, Izquierdo obtained the Honorable Mention, and Curbelo one of the special awards of the jury at the contest where 989 works submitted by 467 artists from 56 countries participated, the results of which were announced the day before at the Hasan Cultural Center Ali Yücel.

The jury of the contest was made up of recognized representatives of the artistic field of Ukraine, Iran, Italy and Turkey, who awarded recognitions to 12 cartoonists, including the two Cubans, active collaborators of publications from their country such as Bohemia and Melaito.

The event focused on the social impact of the Covid-19 pandemic was sponsored by the Kartal mayor's office and Turkey's Hasat Art Workshop, the information noted.

For her part, the president of the Association of Cuban Residents in Turkey, 'Raíces', Hakely Nakao, received the awards on behalf of her fellow winners, while the ambassador, Luis Amorós, sent a message of gratitude to the organizers of the contest.

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