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Call For Entries: The 2021 Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is now open for entries published between June 2020 and June 2021 for The Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning.

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is once again looking for the best in local political cartooning. The Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning, named after the late Sacramento cartoonist, focuses on state and local editorial cartoons, an issue of great importance to Babin during his lifetime.

 The deadline to enter is Friday, August 27, 2021.

• Any editorial cartoonist or graphic journalist who comments on or covers local, state or provincial events the U.S., Canada or Mexico is eligible to enter; membership in the AAEC or ACC is not required.

• Please submit ten cartoons and a 150 word statement from the artist about their work and its impact.

• Cartoons must have been published between June 2020 and June 2021.

• There is no entry fee.

Further details at the AAEC site.

 

And a reminder that the deadline for The John Locher Memorial Award is quickly approaching.

The John Locher Memorial Award is a contest for aspiring cartoonists, ages 18-25, whose work demonstrates both clear opinions and strong artistry on political and social topics. Single panel, multi-panel, and animated editorial cartoons and comics will be accepted. Both students and non-students are eligible to submit.

Specifics and guidelines here. 

 

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