Bodrum Maritime Museum Seeking The Logo Of The Fisherman's
Bodrum Maritime Museum Seeking The Logo Of The Fisherman's
Bodrum Maritime Museum Seeking The Logo Of The Fisherman’s

Bodrum Maritime Museum, housing the private collection and rich archive materials of the Turkish author, intellectual, graphic designer, painter, historian Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı, often referred to as the pen name “The Fisherman of Halicarnassus” is organizing the “Merhaba Day International Logo Competition“.

Applications for the competition, sponsored by Bilgi Publishing, are open until February 2, 2024.

The Fisherman’s greeting “merhaba“, meaning “hello” echoes globally, transforming into a universal call for peace and friendship. Within the framework of the “Merhaba Day International Logo Competition,” a project of Bodrum Maritime Museum, the aspiration is for the inclusivity of ‘merhaba‘ to surpass oceans, becoming an enduring symbol of peace.

Bodrum Maritime Museum Seeking The Logo Of The Fisherman's
Bodrum Maritime Museum Seeking The Logo Of The Fisherman’s

Bodrum Municipality and its affiliated Bodrum Maritime Museum persist in safeguarding the intangible cultural legacy of ‘The Fisherman of HalicarnassusCevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı. Adopting the Fisherman’s ‘merhaba‘ as a greeting used consistently throughout the day, they embrace it with an international perspective.

Global Merhaba Day,’ proclaimed by Mayor Ahmet Aras on The Fisherman’s birthday, April 17, 2022, unfolded in the digital realm as the ‘Merhaba Day International Logo Competition,’ thanks to the collaborative efforts of Bodrum Maritime Museum and its partners.

With the aim of interpreting and expressing the word ‘merhaba‘ from Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı‘s eyes, mind, mission, and vision, a logo competition, sponsored by Bilgi Publishing, was organized. This intends to use the ‘merhaba ‘ word as a logo representing the annual events held in his honor on his birthday.

Designers worldwide are welcomed to join the ‘Merhaba Day International Logo Competition,’ with the final submission deadline set for February 2, 2024.

The jury panel for the competition boasts esteemed names and includes the Fisherman’s family, featuring Ahmet Aras, the Mayor of Bodrum; Zülfü Livaneli, Sunay Akın, Yeşim Demir, Steve Connor, Alessandra Segalini, Ardan Ergüven, Srinivasarao Patturu, Erol Turgut, Demetrios Fakinos, Çiğdem Demir, Ardan Ergüven, Daniele Savasta, Serdar Benli, Rauf Kösemen, Ömer Durmaz, Nazlı Eda Noyan, Murat Ertel, Kıymet Giray, Murat Dorkip, Metin Erdoğan, Emrah Yücel and Bodrum Maritime Museum Director Selen Cambazoğlu.

Bodrum Maritime Museum Seeking The Logo Of The Fisherman's
Bodrum Maritime Museum Seeking The Logo Of The Fisherman’s

The selective committee’s voting, set to conclude between February 5-23, will be followed by the announcement of results on March 1, 2024.

Anyone interested in interpreting the meaning of “merhaba” from the perspective of Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı, known as the pen name ” The Fisherman of Halicarnassus” and expressing it through graphic design is welcome to join the “Merhaba Day International Logo Competition“.

For further information and specifications, please visit the website;

For any inquiries, participants may also e-mail: [email protected].

About Bodrum Maritime Museum

The Bodrum Maritime Museum, a private museum affiliated with Bodrum Municipality, opened on October 15, 2011 with support from the Bodrum Chamber of Commerce and Bodrum Municipality. Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı Private Collection, Traditional Boat Models Collection, and Hasan Güleşçi Sea Shells Collections are dedicated to protecting the sea and maritime culture by conducting scientific research.

Their work aims to enlighten our understanding of Bodrum’s maritime history, spanning from the past to the present, through the analysis of historical documents, objects and values. The collections include almost 6,000 sea shells.

The museum houses the private collection of Fisherman of Halicarnassus, a renowned intellectual associated with Bodrum. In addition, the museum has a rich archive of historical documents belong the the Fisherman, self-penned writings, drawings, and personal belongings of him.

The museum showcases 48 traditional boat models crafted by Bodrum artist/master Ali Kemal Denizaslanı, representing sponge fishing, fishing, and shipping collections.

The museum is dedicated to sharing its archive and collections with researchers and enthusiasts, and offers educational programs, workshops for children, and a variety of events.

Bodrum Maritime Museum also has a publishing house that publishes publications on regional maritime culture and history.

For further details, please visit:

Address: Çarşı Mah. Nazım Hikmet Sokak No.4/1, Bodrum/Mugla, Turkey.

Telephone: 444 00 48/4225

Email: [email protected]

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