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24th Individual Disarmament Award-Winning Contest

About Contest
Since its foundation in 1993, Umut Foundation carries out its activities with the aim of raising awareness about “Individual Disarmament” by drawing attention to uncontrolled individual armament without any legal justification, which is increasing worldwide and in our country, irresponsible possession of guns, and personal and social pains experienced as a result of this. “As citizens who know, demand and implement their rights and responsibilities in order to lead lives worthy of human dignity, and to leave our children a world where there is no violence and the culture of peace prevails” Umut Foundation organizes trainings, campaigns and academical works on subjects like the rule of law, peace and reconciliation, citizen consciousness, all kinds of violence and individual disarmament for the society and individuals. It also carries out activities to build public opinion, to inform and raise the awareness of public.
is an artistic tool which depicts the existing social problems with a humorous and universal language of drawing, revealing the problem by clearly satirizing it even though it cannot offer a proposal for every problem. For this reason, the prize contest organized as part of Umut Foundation’s traditional “28th September Individual Disarmament Day” activities is devoted to the theme of caricature in 2019. This 24th Traditional Prize contest is the first international contest held by Umut Foundation.
Selection Committe Meeting
SELECTION COMMITTEE (In alphabetical order according to surname)

Dr. Ayhan Akcan                         (Psychiatrist, Umut Foundation Member of Board of Directors)
Sunnerberg Constantin                (Caricaturist, Belgium)
Dr. Kadir Doğruer                        (Caricaturist)
Assoc. Prof. Gürbüz Doğan Ekşioğlu (Caricaturist, Yeditepe University Faculty of Fine Arts)
Miroslaw Hajnos                         (Caricaturist, Poland)
Prof. Dr. Yasemin Giritli İnceoğlu    (Specialist on Communication)   
Attn. Fikret İlkiz                          (Umut Foundation Elected Trustee and Member of Board of Directors)
Özben Önal                               (President of Umut Foundation)
Metin Peker                               (Caricaturist, President of the Association of Caricaturists)
Sibel Savacı                               (Umut Foundation Elected Trustee and Member of Board of Directors)
Deniz Zeyrek                              (Columnist at Sözcü Newspaper)

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