Herblock Award allows animated editorial cartoons

The Herblock Foundation has announced that it is allowing animated editorial cartooning for consideration for the Herblock Award. The foundation has also waived the normal $50 entry fee “given the difficulties facing editorial cartoonists… the fee money can be better used to support other efforts to promote the craft.”

In keeping with the changes in the editorial cartooning landscape, the Foundation will accept animated cartoons for consideration for this year’s Herblock Prize. The winner will receive a $15,000 tax-free cash award and a trophy from Tiffany & Co. designed for the Herblock Prize.

Award deadline is February 1, 2010. See their website for rules and eligibility. Animated editorial cartoons are to be submitted as a DVD.