Chinese artists with 32 cartoons have warmly received the competition, and dozens of cartoons have also come from India, Poland, Serbia and Ukraine, he added.
Ridha from Germany, Toso Borokovic from Serbia and Paolo Dalponte from Italy are among the artists competing in the contest.
He said that a selection of submissions will be put on display on irancartoon.ir, a major Iranian website for cartoon news.
Interested applicants are asked to submit their works to the Art Bureau before March 30.
The contest has been launched by Iran’s Art Bureau in collaboration with the Health Ministry.