Stefaan Provijn and Luc Vernimmen, two Belgian cartoonists, did get an honourable mention in the Turkish ‘International Tourism Cartoon Competition’ of Antalya. They were invited by the organizers and had an amazing time in Turkey. They wrote a little report for our blog.
After some extensive passport and security checks at the airports of Zaventem and Istanbul , we landed at the airport of Antalya.
There, we (Stefaan, Luc, Sergei Semendayev and his wife) were picked up by a bus and taken to our hotel. A luxurious room, large meals and drinks on time, lovely swimming pools, a bright sun and temperatures of 25 to 30°C were the main ingredients in Turkey this week.
Friday night was the award ceremony: Namzi Kozak picked us up in the lobby of the hotel. That evening we were introduced to the other winning cartoonists such as Felipe Galindo (USA), Santiago Cornejo (Argentina), Sergei Semendyaev and his wife (Ukraine), Pavel Constantin and his wife (Romania), Cemalettin Güzeloglu and his wife (Turkey).
Also Vicdan, the wife of Atilla Ozer, was present at the ceremony to hand over the Special Award Atilla Ozer.
On Saturday, there was a sightseeing trip to Antalya and around.
On Sunday morning we went back home after spending an unforgettable week Antalya … and certainly with the aim of coming back again!
Luc and Stefaan
Visit the winning cartoon gallery at: http://tourismcartoon.com/index.php?menu_id=265