Tourism Through the Eyes of Cartoonists

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I have written about many different aspects of holidays and tourism but this is a first. In Turkey, there is a Univerity of Anadolu. They have a Research Centre for Caricature Art. Now there is a big cartoon collection at the Univerity of Kent but I don’t think they have gone as far as Anadolu. They have announced that they are organising the 1st International Tourism Cartoon Competition which will be awarded in 2010.
For all you budding cartoonists, you have only until 31st of December 2009 to submit your entry. It has to be between A4 and A3 in size and you can submit up to 3 works. They can be new or previously published ones. The subject can be anything connected to tourism and holidays so the scope is really large. The rules can be found at www.anatoliajournal.com/cartoon.
I confess I have collected cartoons for a number of years yet the number of tourism related ones I have is few. And I haven’t ever heard of a tourism cartoon competition before. So when the awards are announced in May 2010, I fancy I would quite like to have a Turkish holiday. And I have a funny feeling it will be somewhere near this university so I can have a look at the Anadolu University Museum of Cartoon Art. And if the University can be persuaded, we’ll try and get some examples up on CD-traveller for you to see. Their website is www.krk.anadolu.edu.tr/karw/muze/index.htm.

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