1. MIKS 2015. Awards
MIKS 2015 Jazz & Blues, Sisak, 30.06.2015.
The first International Cartoon Exhibition in Sisak “MIKS 2015” on the theme of “Jazz & Blues”, was opened on Tuesday night in the gallery of the Sisak City Museum. The published tender responded to the 218 authors from 55 countries, who have sent 486 work, and for the exhibition were selected them 66. As part of the exhibition are set and caricatures jurors first MIX’s, Damir Novak, Niko Titanic, darijana Gotal Sokolovic and Nenad Ostojic.
Thread MIKS 2015 “Jazz & Blues”, selected by the organizer of the exhibition, Croatian caricaturist Nenad Ostojic. The theme of the first exhibition coincided with the 10th anniversary of Siscia Open Jazz & Blues Festival, which for years has successfully led and organized by musician Damir Kukuruzović (also member of the jury MIX-a).
Assessing drawing, theme and message, a five-member court had the difficult task.
After 5 rounds of voting …
The first award was given Andrei Popov from Russia, other Valentin Dubinin, also from Russia, and the third Alrezi Pakdel from Iran.
A total of five special awards MIX’s, and were declared the winners of the special awards that were awarded international magazines Fenamizah (Turkey) and Good Humor Party (Poland).
Special awards were given to: Roko Idžojtić – Croatia, Zoran Petrovic – Germany, Arash Foroughi – Iran, Nikola Angelkoski -Makedonija and Oleksy Kustovsky (Cousteau) – Ukraine
The special prize of the international e-magazine Fenamizah from Turkey got Srna Jiri from the Czech Republic.
The special prize of the international e-magazine Good Humor Party, went to Goran Ćeličanin from Serbia.
A special prize awarded by the MIKS 2015 visitors will declare after the end of the exhibition.
This award win Maria Picasso (spain).
The initiator and organizer of the exhibition Nenad Ostojic, who has an extensive organizational work was carried out with a small budget in just 3.5 months, expressed great satisfaction with the response of the cartoonist and the quality of submitted works. According to the participating countries MIKS is already in the first edition overtaken almost all the festivals in the region.
With their performance exhibition accompanied jazz guitarist Damir Kukuruzović and members of his band Django Group.
Co-organizers and sponsors of the exhibition are the Croatian Society cartoonist, City of Sisak, City Museum Sisak, Tourist Board of Sisak, Sisak New weekly and Siscia Jazz Club.