On the World Day of Cultural Diversity, an Award Ceremony was held for the Winners of the Eurasia Cartoon Contest

25/05/2022 12:51

On May 20, a solemn ceremony of awarding the winners of the IV International Cartoon Contest "Eurasia", dedicated to the World Day of Cultural Diversity in the Name of Dialogue and Development, took place in Yekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk Region, Russia).

The contest was established by Anatoly Pavlov, a member of the General Council of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly and the Yekaterinburg Museum of Caricature with the support of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly and the Ministry of Culture of the Sverdlovsk Region. The project manager is Maxim Smagin, Director of the Yekaterinburg Museum of Caricature.

The theme of the contest "Hello, neighbor!" inspired 119 artists from 33 countries of the world, who sent 144 original and 206 electronic works. More than 40 of the best works are presented at the exhibition at the Sverdlovsk State Academic Theater of Musical Comedy.

Cartoonists from different countries reflected on good neighborliness, friendship, community and difference, on human relationships, on topics that concern everyone. The participants represented Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Brazil, West Bengal, Great Britain, Germany, Georgia, Israel, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Italy, Cyprus, China, Colombia, Myanmar, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, Thailand, Ukraine, Czech Republic, France, Montenegro, United Arab Emirates, Estonia.

The award ceremony was attended by the organizers of the project, representatives of the Government of the Sverdlovsk Region and the Consulates General of Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and Vietnam in Yekaterinburg.

The first prize of the contest was received by a cartoonist from Moscow, Temur Kozaev. The second is Alexander Sergeev from St. Petersburg. The third is the Ukrainian artist Konstantin Kazanchev. Ilya Katz (Israel) became the winner of the Special Prize of the competition. And the Audience Award went to the author from Chelyabinsk Gennady Chegodaev.

Elmira Shcherbakova, Deputy Head of the General Secretariat of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, presented a special Assembly prize and diploma "Good Deeds Unite" for the artist from Iran Hamid Sufi.

The exhibition will remain in the theater for another month, and then it will begin its journey across the country, and possibly the world.

Visitors of the exhibition wrote the following in the book of reviews:

"Caricature implies humor, sarcasm, satire, but at your exhibition I see love in every drawing";

"The exhibition is great and in some places I even recognized myself."