The power of editorial cartoons
The AAEC/Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning is given each year to an editorial cartoonist who focuses on state and local issues, and whose work has had an effect on their community.
As the cartoonist for daily newspapers in two state capitals during his career, Rex Babin saw how effective satire could sometimes be when directed at targets across the street. He was a strong believer in the power of editorial cartoons to have real influence at the local level, and often lamented that such work was overlooked by the big industry awards. See below for complete details on how to enter.
CALL FOR ENTRIES:
- Please submit ten cartoons and a 150 word statement from the artist about their work and its
- Cartoons must have been published between July 2019 and August 2020.
- Cartoons should be in a 300dpi jpeg format, and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The judging criteria are:
1) Cartoons on a local or state subject that have a strong political or social impact;
2) Excellence in draftsmanship and ideas.
There is no entry fee.
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Friday, August 28, 2020.