A Reader in Fine Art printmaking at Middlesex University has won an award for his yearly contributions to the Ankara Cartoon Festival in Turkey over the past 20 years.
Steve Mumberson has been regularly contributing to the festival with his images and was presented with the award on the 18 April for his dedicated hard work.
Steve attended the festival this year from 18 to 20 April in Ankara and was delighted to receive his trophy.
He said: "I'm pleased I've been awarded this prize for recognition of my work, as it's a festival I really look forward to. I was the first artist to be invited to the festival 20 years ago and since then, the event has really expanded and is now well known in the international cartoon and illustration community.
"It's good to have this recognition now as 20 years ago, there were only a handful of competitions and they were open to more humorous interpretations. Many of my cartoons are humorous and are open to interpretation too."
In recent years the festival has developed into a children's event with a growing number of international cartoonists and artists involved. The audience has also widened to include local Ankara school and youth communities who are involved at different levels through workshops and lectures.
Steve has now met many international connections through his regular visits to the festival, mainly from China and Europe. He has also taken part in other festivals, such as the Redman festival in Beijing, China, where he won a silver medal in 2012. Last year, he was awarded a copper medal at the Golden Panda festival.
The next show, Seacourt, will be in Northern Ireland on 9 July 2014 and will highlight Steve's talents in print.