Are you a young cartoonist who draws commentary on social topics? Do you know a young cartoonist who’s doing work with a political tinge? The window is now open to enter the 2021 AAEC/John Locher Memorial Award for editorial cartoons and comics.
Single panel, multi-panel, and animated editorial cartoons and comics will be accepted from aspiring cartoonists, ages 18-25, whose work demonstrates both clear opinions and strong artistry on political and social topics. Click here for complete details: http://locheraward.org/
The deadline to enter is Thursday, July 15, 2021.
The award will be announced in September and presented virtually this fall.
COVID Update: Because this year’s in-person AAEC convention is cancelled, the Locher Advisory Committee has temporarily made the following change to the contest: The 2021 winner now has the choice to wait until next year to attend the annual cartoonist confab, or may choose to take the value of the all-expenses paid trip (currently $1500) as a cash payment this year.
The AAEC and Locher Committee recognize these are trying times for everyone, especially cartoonists, and feel that — while they would love to see you at our annual gathering next year — the money could be of better use to the cartoonist now.