Aydin Dogan Foundation Executive Committee President Candan Fetvacy, who was also on the selection committee, said the winning cartoons once again revealed the most important problems in the world.
This year the pre-selection committee evaluated 2,521 cartoons by 752 artists from 68 countries.
The international selective committee of the contest, most of whom were women, evaluated 234 works by 183 artists from 44 countries on themes that focused on violence against woman, children and education problems, war and migration.
In addition to Fetvacy and Pohle, Ercan Akyol, Gülse Birsel, Assunta Toti Buratti (Italy), Latif Demirci, Selçuk Demirel, Yalda Hasheminezhad (Iran), Anita Kuntz (Canada), Piyale Madra, Tan Oral and Elena Ospina were also on the committee.
Italian cartoonist Marco De Angelis has won the 33rd Aydyn Do?an Cartoon Contest for a cartoon depicting a refugee boat on a quilt that was causing Europeans to lose their sleep.
Brazil’s Claudio Antonio Gomes, 44, was second in the contest for his depiction of refugees, while Turkish cartoonist Do?an Arslan, 46, placed third for his cartoon depicting a necktie resembling a sword with drop of blood.