Iranian artist Mahmud Nazari tops at Turkish cartoon contest on Quds  

December 11, 2018 - 18:1

TEHRAN – Iranian cartoonist Mahmud Nazari won first prize at the 2nd Our Heritage Jerusalem Cartoon Contest in Istanbul, Turkey on Sunday, the Anadolu Agency announced. 

Second prize was awarded to Onder Onerbay from Turkey, and Shipo Shiryabadath from India took third place.

Over 230 artists from 40 countries participated in the competition with over 600 works on the themes of Quds, human rights, freedom, love, justice, culture and different aspects of social life.

Iranian cartoonist Mahmud Nazari (R) poses with his award and an organizer during the closing ceremony of the 2nd Our Heritage Jerusalem Cartoon Contest in Istanbul, Turkey on December 9, 2018. (Anadolu Agency/ Emrah Yorulmaz)

The Association for Protecting and Maintaining Ottoman Heritage in Adjacency of Quds in Istanbul is the organizer of the competition that aims to help create greater awareness of Jerusalem through cartoons.

Photo: This cartoon by Iranian cartoonist Mahmud Nazari won first prize at the 2nd Our Heritage Jerusalem Cartoon Contest in Istanbul, Turkey.

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