0702 GMT April 18, 2019
The second and third prizes went to M. Syaifuddin from Indonesia and Alexander Dubovsky from Ukraine.
The artworks competed in two sections professional and student, according to scaferli.wixsite.com.
Pakdel began his activities in 1994 as a cartoonist for 'Golaqa' and 'Hey, Children Golaqa' magazines.
He experienced the world of professional caricatures in press and was always ready to take part in domestic and international festivals. He won 70 domestic and international prizes of which 40 were international awards.
Among the most important international awards is the Merit Award at the 31st Aydın Doğan Cartoon Contest in Turkey (2014) which is the equivalent of Academy Awards in terms of significance. He also received awards in a Portuguese cartoon festival for three consecutive years. Furthermore, he won three prizes of Don Quixote International Cartoon Festival in Germany.