Belortadzha Medi

Tirana, Albania



He was born on March 8, 1967 in Albania.
He graduated from the Fine Arts Institute in Tirana.
He published his first cartoon in 1988 and since then his works have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines at home and abroad. He was a free artist and concentrated mainly on caricatures and illustrations.
His works were exhibited in a number of individual and numerous collective exhibitions in many countries.
Since 1988, he regularly participated in national and international contests of cartoons and festivals around the world, and his works were awarded numerous prestigious and encouraging awards, some of them:
1989 – First Prize at the National Traditional Cartoon Contest of Humor magazine “Hosteni” Tirana, Albania; 1994 – Golden Prize at 15th Yomiuri International Cartoon Contest, Tokyo, Japan; 1995 – Golden Prize at 5th Seoul International Cartoon Festival, Seoul, South Korea; 1999 – Excellent Prize at 20th Yomiuri International Cartoon Contest,Tokyo, Japan; 1999 – First Prize (Golden Hoed) at 38th Knokke-Heist International Cartoon Contest, Knokke – Heist, Belgium; 2000 – First Prize at the International Cartoon Exhibition of Dubai, United Arab Emirates).

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