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Next Great Cartoonist Contest top 10 posted

Michael Cavna has posted the top 10 in his America’s Next Great Cartoonist Contest! The contest received about 500 submissions total and the which was narrowed the field to a hundred (you can see them here). The panel of judges then narrowed the field to the top ten. The top 10 include: Hoxwinder Hall by […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Contests, Comments: 39 Comments

Details for “America’s Next Great Cartoonist” contest

More details have been posted regarding The Washington Post’s “America’s Next Great Cartoonist” contest. The Post is asking for comic strip aspirants to sumbit six original unpublished strips by June 4th. Ten finalists will be selectedd by a panel of professional cartoonists that include Garry Trudeau, Stephan Pastis, Jerry Scott, Hilary Price, Richard Thompson, Tom […]

Posted on: May 11, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Contests, Comments: 34 Comments

Brock Heasley’s Monsterplex wins Zuda competition

Brock Heasley of Super Fogeys fame won February’s Zuda competition for a feature he co-created entitled Monsterplex. The other two co-creators are David Schlotterback and Michael DeVito. Brock talks about what it means to win on the Tall Tale Features blog: This month has been a whirlwind of hard work and emotions for me and […]

Posted on: Mar 3, 2010,  Section: Awards, Contests, web comics, Comments: 5 Comments

The 2010 Glyph comics awards nominees are…

The 2010 Glyph Comics Awards nominees have been announced. The Glyph Award recognize the best in comics made by, for, and about people of color from the preceding calendar year. Story of the Year Luke Cage Noir; Mike Benson & Adam Glass, writers; Shawn Martinbrough, artist The Original Johnson; Trevor von Eeden, writer and artist […]

Posted on: Feb 15, 2010,  Section: Awards, Cartoons, Comic strips, Contests, Comments: Comments Off on The 2010 Glyph comics awards nominees are…

Living Large contest launched for Marmaduke movi

With the upcoming Marmaduke movie, Twentieth Century Fox and USA TODAY’s pet community post are inviting readers to submit video of their dog’s antics. Four winners will be selected and their dog will be featured in the ending credits of the Marmaduke movie. The Marmaduke movie is set to release on June 4. Contest ends […]

Posted on: Feb 11, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Contests, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Living Large contest launched for Marmaduke movi

King Features VP to be Google Doodle juror

King Features Creative Vice President Frank Caruso has been asked to serve as one of the jurors for the national Doodle 4 Google Competition. The competition is open for all K-12 students in the United States and is base on this year’s theme, “If I could do Anything, I Would…” A Google “Doodle” is the […]

Posted on: Feb 10, 2010,  Section: Contests, King Features, Comments: Comments Off on King Features VP to be Google Doodle juror

Picking up the tab to enter cartoon contests

Editorial cartoonist Steve Greenberg writes about the loss of a newspaper to cover the cost of entering cartooning contests and the forced decision making that comes with it. So I am forced to tally up costs and estimate odds, and forced to pick and choose. Is it worth it for me to cough up $75 […]

Posted on: Jan 13, 2010,  Section: Contests, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 40 Comments

NCS Division Awards – Call for Entries

From Mike Lynch’s blog comes news the that National Cartoonists Society has announced their annual call for entries to their NCS category awards. This year, the professional cartooning association is adding a category for graphic novels. To be considered, the work must have been published between December 1, 2008 and December 31, 2009. Members of […]

Posted on: Jan 11, 2010,  Section: Awards, Contests, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Division Awards – Call for Entries

Non Sequitur Sign-off contest announces winner

Yesterday’s Non Sequitur announced the winner to the caption/sign-off contest. The winner went to Mary Cameron of Leander, TX. She’ll receive a signed original cartoon and an autographed replica of the sandwich board featured in the cartoon.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Contests, Comments: Comments Off on Non Sequitur Sign-off contest announces winner

National Newspaper Award rules changes announced

The deadline for the National Newspaper Award has been announced: January 11, 2010. The Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists websites notes that the required number of cartoons increased to five editorial cartoons instead of the “up to three” in previous years.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2009,  Section: Contests, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on National Newspaper Award rules changes announced

Benson to judge free expression cartoon contest

Arizona Republic editorial cartoonist Steve Benson will be the lead judge in a cartooning contest sponsored by the Council for Secular Humanism. The contest is looking for the “most ingenious creations touching on that most sensitive subject: religion.” The prize has a $2,500 prize and is open to both professionals and amateurs. What they’re not […]

Posted on: Dec 9, 2009,  Section: Awards, Contests, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Non Sequitur “Sign-Off” contest voting begins

A couple of weeks ago, I told you about a new Non Sequitur “Sign-Off” contest (think caption contest). Wiley and Universal Uclick editors have whittled the thousands of entries to four and they’re ready for your vote. The final entries are (in alphabetical order): “Entrée: Vous” – M. Cameron, Austin American Statesman “Homme Cooking” – […]

Posted on: Dec 8, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Contests, Comments: 4 Comments

Dana Simpson wins Comic Strip Superstar contest

Dana Simpson’s Girl has won the Andrews McMeel and Comic Strip Superstar contest. She wins a publishing contract with Andrews McMeel, a development contract with Universal Uclick and syndication on You can see her samples on

Posted on: Nov 9, 2009,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Contests, Comments: 116 Comments

Amazon posts final 10 in Comic Strip Superstar contest

Amazon has posted the final 10 comic strips in their Comic Strip Superstar contest. I’ve listed the finalists below with a link to their samples. Voting begins to day and runs through November 6th with the winner announced on the 9th. Belle Plaine by Eric Gapstur Büni by Ryan Pagelow CounterCulture by Kory Merritt Evil […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Contests, Comments: 251 Comments

Peanuts look-a-like contests kicks off 60th anniversary celebration

Kicking off a year-long series of events celebrating Peanuts’ 60th Anniversary in 2010, Peanuts announces the launch of its first-ever PEANUTS 60th Anniversary Photo Look-A-Like Contest, which will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Peanuts fans of all ages are invited to submit photos of themselves or their children looking like one of these […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2009,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Contests, Comments: 2 Comments