Service Award


Ahmet Aykanat  was born in 1950 in Delemenler, a village near Alaşehir, Turkey. He received his philosophy degree from İstanbul University in 1974. After working as a high school teacher for many years, in 1992 he began giving lectures on philosophy at Uludağ University (Bursa, Turkey), Department of Education, where he also initiated cartoon drawing courses. Upon his retirement in 2000, he has continued teaching cartoon drawing by giving courses in various elementary schools, as well as by organizing workshops for different age groups in a non-profit educational center (Nilüfer Gençlik Merkezi) in Bursa. Since the publication of his first cartoon in 1969, he has worked for many local newspapers and his cartoons have appeared in many periodicals across the globe. He also published three cartoon catalogues. Aykanat is a distinguished cartoonist with over 50 awards in international cartoon contests and festivals. Since 2007, he has been the founder president of Anatolian Cartoon Association.

Local Awards: 1973- Akşehir Nasrettin Hoca Genç Karikatürcüler (2/1) (Birincilik – First Prize ) (Türkiye – Turkey) 1978-Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Karikatür Kulübü-Başarı Ödülü (3/1) (Başarı Ödülü – Success Prize ) (Türkiye – Turkey) 1979-İstanbul T.M.M.B.O.-İşçi Sağlığı ve İş Güvenligi (3/1) (Mansiyon – Mention ) ( (Türkiye – Turkey) 1980-Bilim Eğitim Kurultayı-TÜMAS İzmir Şubesi Ödülü ( Special Prize ) (Türkiye – Turkey) 1988-Yayıncılar Birliği (5/1) ( Mansiyon – Mention) (Türkiye – Turkey) 1989-Marmara ve Boğazlar Belediyeler Birliği (3/1) ( Mansiyon – Mention) (Türkiye – Turkey) 1994-Yunus Nadi Karikatür ödülü (Birincilik – First Prize) (Türkiye – Turkey) 1996-Pamukbank -Karikatücüler Derneği ( Özel Ödülü – Special Prze) (Türkiye – Turkey) 2004-Terra Karikatür yarışması (3/1) ( Jüri Özel ödülü – Special prize) (Türkiye – Turkey) 2006-6. Kapadokya Karikatür Y.-Semih Balcıoğlu ( Özel ödül – Special Prize) (Türkiye – Turkey) 2006-İzoder Karikatür Yarışması (Birincilik – First Prize) (Türkiye – Turkey) 2008-Yunus Nadi Karikatür Ödülü (1/2) (Birincilik – First Prize) (Türkiye – Turkey) 2009-14. Nehar Tüblek (İkincilik Second Prize) (Türkiye – Turkey) 2009-1. Eskişehir Sanat Derneği (3/1) ( Mansiyon – Mention) (Türkiye – Turkey) 2009-3. Buca (üçüncülük – Third Prize) (Türkiye – Turkey) 2009-2. Mordoğan (Birincilik – First Prize) (Türkiye – Turkey) 2009-1. Altın Çizgi-Kuşadası (3/1) ( Mansiyon -Mention) (Türkiye – Turkey) 2010-4.idesbaş-İzmir (Birincilik – First Prize ) (Türkiye – Turkey) 2009-1. Altın Çizgi (3/1) (Kuşadası-Mansiyon -Mention) (Türkiye – Turkey) 2010-4.idesbaş İzmir ( Birincilik -First Prize) ((Türkiye – Turkey)

International Awards:1977-Gabrova ( Medal) – (Bulgaria ) 1987- 5. Hürriyet Sedat Simavi Cartoon Contest– (Mention) (Türkiye – Turkey) 1988- 9. Yomiuri Shimbun(Japan) – Jury Special Prize Selection C. (1/5) 1995- 27. Umoristi a Marosti


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