Awards Ceremony / Vernissage   1st April 2010 - SSENKO Garo Galerie     Downloads Competition Catalogue 2010 - download as PDF
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Winners of the Competition 2010
The online contest was organized and arranged by the KURTUKUNST Gallery in collaboration with the LIMES Image Agency. 349 works of 168 cartoonists from 53 countries were sent to us.  
1st Prize
City: Starachowice
Country: Poland
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MARCIN BONDAROWICZ is a Polish cartoonist and illustrator.
He lives now in Poland as a freelance artist. He specialized into press illustration collaborating with top Polish and international papers. A wide number of Marcin's artworks can be found in private collections in Poland and in foreign countries. Permanent exhibition of his illustrations, cartoon and posters can be viewed on his WEBSITE :
2nd Prize
Author: HİCO
City: istanbul
Country: Turkey
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3rd Prize
Author: ARES
Country: Cuba
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Ares was born in Havana, Cuba on September 2, 1963. His education included the study of medicine (Graduated in 1987) and psychiatry (Graduated in 1993). His first cartoon was published in 1984
Ares has made oil paintings and animated films; he currently works in Havana as a freelance artist and illustrator (mainly children’s books). His works have been published around the world.
He has won more than 100 international awards and has published sixteen books: Entrar por el Aro, Cuba; Cuba com Humor, Brazil; Gente de Meio Tom, Brazil; Humor pelo Ares, Brazil; Psicoterapia, una relación de ayuda, Guatemala; Hooz, Iran; Mi Psicologo soy yo, Cuba; Alcohol, Mito y Realidad, Cuba; El Norte , El Sur y La Globalizacion, Italia; Ande el sur, Cuba; Homo Sapiens, Cuba; Ojos de Sur, Cuba; Historia del humor gráfico en Cuba, España; Caricatura cubana contemporánea 1, Cuba; Caricatura cubana contemporánea 2, Cuba; Caricatura cubana contemporánea 3, Cuba
He has illustrated more than fifty books and has worked in TV and film with some of his works being used to make short animated films (Filminutos).
He has given lectures on the subject of cartoon and comic art in Cuba, Iran, Mexico, Colombia, Turkey, Canada, Spain, Venezuela and Finland and has served as a judge in a number of international cartoon contests in Mexico, Italy, Brazil, Turkey, Cuba, Iran ...
In 1994, Ares was nominated by Witty World Magazine (USA) to be included in the list of the best cartoonists of the world, nominated in Cuba for the Quevedos Iberoamerican Cartoon Award and was included in the Memory Book project as one of the most relevant visual artists of Cuba in the 20th Century. He is included in the survey of the Twenty Most Outstanding Cuban Cartoonists Of The 20th Century.
In 2002, Ares received the National Culture Medal from the Cuban Cultural Minister, is the vice-president of the visual artist association of the Cuban Artists and Writers Union (UNEAC) and vice-president of the Comic and Cartoon cathedra of the Jose Marti International Journalism Institute.
Author: Bobo Pernecky
City: Piestany
Country: Slovakia
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Author: DRÉ
City: St-Truiden
Country: Belgium
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Cartoonist and Grafical Illustrator

Professor at the Academy of Art, Kunstcampus, Hasselt, Glass-Glasswindows

Author: Kosobukin
City: Kiev
Country: Ukraine
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Author: vreven
City: Lviv
Country: Ukraine
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Author: Octavian BOUR
City: CLUJ
Country: Romania
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Author: Žar
Country: Croatia
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Born 1951 in Zupa, Croatia.
Graduated School of Elektrical Engineering 1975 in Split.
Manager of the Working Procedures in the company “Telcom” – Split.
Maried. Family : wife and two daughters (age 27, 20).

My cartoons (caricatures) have been published in the local daily newspaper
“Slobodna Dalmacija” since 1970 year.

My own exhibitions were organized in Split (1978, 1980) in Slavonski Brod (1989)

Since 1972 I have been taking part in the International Exhibitions of cartoon in
many places : Skopje, Sarajevo, Novi Sad, Ljubljana, Slavonski Brod, Zagreb, Split, Marostica, Vercelli, Bordighera, Duisburg, Hanover, Knokke Heist, Beringen, Amstelveen
Athens, Gabrovo, Ankara, Montreal, London, Tokyo.

I was awarded in the following International Exhibitions of cartoons :

SKOPJE 1974 The second Prize Silver Medal
ZAGREB 1976 Special Prize by Magazine “Studio”
BELGRADE 1977 The third Prize Bronze Medal
MAROSTICA 1983 The second Prize
MAROSTICA 1984 The second Prize
MAROSTICA 1985 The second Prize
DUISBURG 1986 The second Prize
SLAVONSKI BROD 1988 The first Prize Gold Medal
VERCELLI 1990 The second Prize
SPLIT 1995 The first Prize Gold Medal
ZAGREB 1998 The third Prize Bronze Medal
BLATO 2006 The first Prize Gold Medal

I initiated issuing the first humoristic magazine “ Zulj” 1995 in the independent state of Croatia.

I was the author of the symbol, representing Association of Croatian cartoonists in Zagreb.
I illustrated two books about computers and two books of aphorism.
Sometimes, I paint in oil.

Author: Abou Kourosh
City: Kerman
Country: Iran
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I was born in 1978 in kerman.
I am a photographer that I work in messport club.
I participated about international festival and also;20 exhibition in Iran.

Author: axi
City: Tulcea
Country: Romania
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Date of birth:04.december 1962 in Falticeni-Romania.Studies:the Faculty of Justice.Cartoonist.
Art work:Press cartoon,book illustrations.
Cartoons and illustrations printed in magazines and newspapers of Romania and other countries.
Publishing in the romanian newspapers and humour rewiews.
Participating at national and international exhibitions.
Member of POINT Associated Cartoonits.
Awards in 2009:
Gold Prize:China Googlm International Cartoon Contest
IV Prizes:8th International Biennale Cartoon Pisek-2009
Special prize:China International Cartoon Competition ,,Magic,,
Gold medal:15th Antiwar Cartoon Salon Kragujevac-Serbia
Special Jury Prize:Humour a Gallarate-Italia
I Prize: "Together for Security and Peace" Bulgaria
Special prize: Euro-Fruitcartoonale-Belgium
Honourable Mention:Kavarna-Bulgaria
Bronze medal:Israel-MY COMIC DENTIST
Awards in 2010:
Italia:Prize "Humoris Causa"ex aequo-12th International Graphic Itinerant Humour Festival-H2O

Author: George Licurici
City: G1/A/5 Suceava
Country: Romania
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• Born: April 23, 1956/ Roman town, Romania
Education: Polytechnic Institute - Iasi University /1981
• Profession: BCS Engineer
• Skills: Residential, industrial and commercial real estate appraiser
• Art Director of 100% Natural International Cartoon Contest
• In present live and work in Suceava City, Bukovina Region, North of Romania
• President of ESTICA Association [NGO]
• Married, one child
• Debut in cartoon- march-1985
• Over 200 Collective Exhibitions
• One man shows: Costinesti, Suceava, Bucharest [Ro]
• Prizes: Over 30 awards in romanians contests, prizes and distinctions in international festivals: Aksehir-Turkey [1995], Omiya-Japan[1996], Davenport-USA[1998], Tolentino-Italy[2003], Porto- Portugal[2006], Alanya-Turkey [2007], Gallarte- Italy[2007], Istanbul-Turkey[2008], Bursa-Turkey[2008], Baku- Adzerbaidjan[2009]; Barakaldo-Spain [2009]
Prizes in TV script-writters contests, editorial contests. (Ex: 1st prize in Novels National Contest organised by European Comission with the novel named “The 20:07 Express”
• Producer of broad castings in the cycle "Attempt at sadness". Articles author about the humour state.
• Editor and contributor at many national, regional and abroad publications
• Collaborator of newspaper “Roumanian Village, European Village’- edited by the European Comission in Romania
• Hobbyes: Photo art, visual arts, literature, sciences, old buildings, creative art, ecology, webdesign, gardening.

• Member in the Federation of Cartoonists Organisations (FECO)
• Founder Member of FECO-Romania
• Founder Member of GEC Bucovina Suceava
• Founder of 100% Natural- International Cartoon Contest

Author: Natalia Vartchenko
City: unknown
Country: Cyprus
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Author: Vlad
City: Kiev
Country: Ukraine
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Was born in 1950 in town of Lebedin, Ukraine.
Graduated from Kharkov State University, department "Cosmic radiophysics" .
Free-lance cartoonist and writer. Have won more than 250 prizes on the International Cartoon Competitions in 43 countries, for example:
- Hidezo Kondo Prize on the "Yomiuri Int`l Cartoon Contest" in Tokyo, Japan (1990);
- Grand Prix on the 4-th Int`l Competition in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain (1996);
- Grand Prix on the 12th Int`l Cartoon Contest in Daejeon, South Korea (2003) etc.

Author: Darko
City: Kolasin
Country: Montenegro
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Darko Drljevic, Montenegro.Born 1962 from Kolasin,Montenegro. Free artist.Till now von 72 awards.Painter and ilustrator.35 self exibitions till now.

Author: Poleurs
Country: Luxembourg
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Pol LEURS is born in 1947 in the city of Luxembourg and lives as a retired engineer with his wife Gabie in Gonderange. He’s father of three adult boys.
Self taught in art, he was regularly published from 1975 to 1983 in Revue, Forum and Ons Stad. Since 1976 he has held individual exhibitions in Luxembourg and participated at many national and international exhibitions and contests. Meanwhile he won more than 60 awards, thereof 14 first prizes. He was also a jury member at the Euro-Cartoonale Kruishoutem, the International Cartoonfestival Knokke-Heist and the Dutch Cartoonfestival. Since 2008 he is president of the jury of the International Salon of Caricature and Cartoon of Vianden (Luxembourg).
In 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2012 he published cartoon books of his selected works.

Just have a look at his website: