The 2022 edition of the festival was held with the theme of "Ecological Lines".
This year, the Turkish festival hosted 466 artworks by over 400 artists from 55 countries.
Akbari has been working as a cartoonist and caricaturist for about 16 years and has received more than 80 national and international awards.
The long list of awards include the prize of the Int’l School Cartoon Festival in Portugal, the first prize of VIII Graphic Humor Contest 2020 Elda Alicante in Spain, the first prize of Int’l Cartoon Festival in Indonesia 2020, the first prize of the Int’l Gas Cartoon Festival in Iran 2010, the third prize of Int’l Biennial Cartoon of Tehran, the third prize of Int’l Tunzmag Cartoon in Norway, and the Silver Medal of the World Cartoon Festival of Azerbaijan 2021.
The Turkish competition's award ceremony took place on June 5 in the Dumlupnar Hall of the Büyükçekmece Municipality Building.