Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Young Cartoonist Award

 A competition to find the next generation of New Zealand editorial cartoonists will be announced at a function in Auckland on Wednesday 5 December.

As part of its 20th anniversary  celebrations, the NZ Cartoon Archive at the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington is combining with the NZ Listener to launch the inaugural Young Cartoonist Award.

Cartoon Archive founder, Ian F Grant says: “Traditionally New Zealand cartoonists have had long careers. Sir Gordon Minhinnick was the New Zealand Herald’s cartoonist for half a century and nearly all of today’s established cartoonists have been delivering their editorial page brickbats and bouquets for decades.” So before long, he says, the country’s newspapers and magazines will need new talent to fill some big shoes.

The competition is open to aspiring cartoonists in the 18-30 age group and the first prize is $5,000 plus publication of the winning portfolio of cartoons in the Listener’s print edition and on its website. The work of other entrants will also receive this exposure.

The function – which also include ’20:20 Vision: Two Decades of New Zealand Editorial Cartooning’  in which Ian Grant briefly traverses the Archive’s last 20 years – will be held at the National Library Auckland Centre, Parnell at 5.30pm on 5 December.

For an invitation email Simon Vincent at:

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