The International Caricature Contest, an annual event sponsored by the Aydin Dogan Foundation took place in Turkey, reported Iran News.

Some 1,199 caricatures from 90 countries took part in the 22nd round of the event which was held this year.

Aydin Dogan Foundation said that it received 2,996 caricatures for this year's festival. The jury selected 227 caricatures by 200 artists from 40 countries.

The jury named Fredrik Gross of Germany as the winner of the first prize while Marios Starovsky of Poland came second and Majid Amin of Iran and Dimitri Skaznik of Ukraine jointly shared the third prize.

The top three winners will receive certificates of merit from Aydin Dogan Foundation and cash awards of $8,000, $5,000 and $3,500 respectively.

Selective works from the festival will be presented in exhibits throughout Turkey.

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