The VII “Molla Nasreddin - Azerbaijan - 2016”  International Cartoon Contest.



Theme: Multiculturalism


 Azerbaijan Cartoonists’ Union announces International Cartoon Contest “Molla Nasreddin - Azerbaijan - 2016”.

The VII International Cartoon Contest is held by the support of Azerbaijan Republic Culture and Tourism Ministry, Azerbaijan Artists’ Union, The Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts and Federation of Cartoonists Organisations.

The year of 2016 was declared the Year of Multiculturalism in Azerbaijan by the Decree of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and in this regard “Molla Nasreddin Azerbaijan- 2016” International Cartoon Contest has been dedicated to this subject. 


The Terms of the Contest:

The topic of the Contest: Multiculturalism” (Tolerance).

2. Deadline of the acceptance of works: 15 November 2016.

3. The Contest is held via internet.
4. Each cartoonist can send 2-5 works.
5. The size of cartoon works must be in 300 dpi on

Send them to this email:

6. Cartoon works will be appreciated by the International Jury.
7. A book consisting of the best cartoons of the Contest will be published.



I   Place - gold medal and diploma
II  Place - silver medal and diploma
III Place - bronze medal and diploma
Special Award by Jury.
Special Award by Azerbaijan Artists’ Union





Bayram Hajizadeh

The Organizer of the VII International Cartoon Contest

“Molla Nasraddin - Azerbaijan - 2016” and

the President of Azerbaijan Cartoonists’ Union.


Address: AZ1009, Azerbaijan, Baku

Salatin Asgarova street 86 (Shirvanshah)




  Azerbaijan, a country located on the Great Silk Road and a crosspoint of different civilizations, has been recognized as a place where national and cultural differences are observed, and representatives of different nations and religions coexist in an atmosphere of peace, friendship, tranquillity and mutual understanding. In our country multiculturalism has already become a lifestyle which has no other alternative. Today, establishment of Baku International Multiculturalism Centre is a good example of loyalty to the tolerance principles of the policy carried out in our country nowadays. 

The Decision on organization of the 7th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations in Baku in 2016 is a true evidence of the attitude of other countries in the world to the multicultural society of Azerbaijan.

Ilham Aliyev

The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Baku January 11, 2016