Theme: Sabahattin Ali Portraits
1- The competition is open to amateur and professional artists from all over the
2- The subject of the competition; It has been determined as "Sabahattin Ali
For information about Sabahattin Ali:
3- The technique is free of charge for the works that will participate in the
competition. The works must not have received an award in any competition before.
4- Sabahattin Ali is a symbolic value for Sinop. It is important that he was
imprisoned in the historical Sinop Prison and that he wrote the circulating poem
"Aldırma Gönül" here. Now, the organization of an international competition on his
portraits in Sinop is a salute to him by Sinop and world artists...
In addition to the physical character of Sabahattin Ali in the portraits participating in
the competition, his socialist, progressive, critical and realistic writings… the
writer/enlightenment who rebelled against injustices will also be sought first.
5- Participants can submit as many works as they want. However, more than one
award cannot be given to an artist.
6- The cartoons to be sent must be in maximum A3 (29.7 cm x 42 cm) size, 300
dpi resolution and jpg format.
7- The works that will participate in the competition can be sent by e-mail until February 10, 2022;
It should be sent to the address
8- Along with the works, all artists must send their name, postal address,
telephone, e-mail address, short CV and one photograph.
9- The exhibition and award ceremony of the competition will be held at
Sabahattin Ali Cultural Center in Sinop in May 2022. Travel expenses of the
participants will be their own and their accommodation will be covered.
First Prize: 8.000 TL/Plaque
Second Prize: 5.000 TL/Plaque
Third Prize: 3.000 TL/Plaque
5 Achievement Awards: Plaque
5 Achievement Awards: Plaque
Special Awards from Various Institutions: Plaque
11- In the selection committee;
sculptor Eşref Baş (Turkey),
Aşkın Ayrancıoğlu (Turkey),
Behiç Ayrancıoğlu (Turkey),
Erhan Yaşar Babalık (Turkey),
Ivailo Tsvetkov (Bulgaria),
Marian Avramescu (Romania),
Murat Özmenek ( Turkey),
Musa Keklik (Turkey)
and Oleksiy Kustovsky (Ukraine).
12- The cartoons participating in the competition (whether they receive an award or not) are published by the institutions organizing the competition, such as Exhibitions, Posters, Books, Albums, e-Albums, Calendars, Brochures, etc. available
in publications. It can be published on the Internet. Apart from this, all publishing
rights of the works belong to the artists.
13- The results of the competition will be announced on February 25, the birthday of Sabahattin Ali.
14- The cartoonists participating in the competition are deemed to have accepted
the above conditions.
15- Competition; It is organized by Sinop Municipality, Sinop History and Culture
Research Association and Sinop Writers, Poets and Artists Association.