Locher award now includes $1,000 prize

The John Locher Memorial Award recognizing the best student editorial cartoonist in North America now offers a $1,000 prize in addition to the all expense paid trip to the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists convention in Washington D.C in September. The winners work will also be distribute to college newspapers nationally through McClatchy-Tribune Campus News Service.

The deadline for entering this year is March 15. Visit the AAEC’s website for eligibility.

The AAEC/John Locher Memorial Award was founded in 1986 by members of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. They felt the need to establish an award that would not only honor the memory of John Locher, but also would help discover young cartoonists and stimulate interest in editorial cartooning among college-age students in North America. It’s named after the late son of Dick and Mary Locher.