Rotary Cartoon Awards 2020 – Winners Announced!

32nd Rotary Cartoon Awards winners announced! 

Great excitement at the gallery last Saturday night as 16 of Australia’s best-known cartoonists gathered for the 32nd Annual Rotary Cartoon Awards  

In this weird Covid 19 year, the sellout event had cartoonists and cartoon lovers travelling from far afield to the gallery, or tuning in online, as the eagerly awaited announcement of this years winners took place.   Some very clever video acceptance speeches kept the audience entertained when the winner could not be physically here - with some thinking there should have been a prize for ‘best acceptance video speech’!   

The Rotary Cartoon of the Year award went to John ‘Polly’ Farmer with a brilliant entry into the Special topic ‘Crisis, which Crisis?’, inspired by the catastrophic year that has been 2020.   

This popular, nation-wide competition features cartoons, caricatures and comic art from many of Australias most admired and widely recognized cartoonists

You now have two months to come to the Gallery to view the best of the best on the walls at this outstanding tribute to Australia’s cartooning talent. The exhibition runs until 28 February 2021, and while you are visiting, come upstairs to view the new gallery from 4 January 2021! 


Congratulations to all the winners!

To view all the winning works CLICK HERE

Merit Award - George Haddon - 123893 Free range eggs
Winner - Chris ‘Roy’ Taylor - 123808 Covid Dog Walks

Merit Award - Pat Hudson - 124003 Government approved social distancing
Winner - Steve Panozzo 123938 Formula One

Comic Strip
Merit Award - Tony Lopes 123912 Rapunzel’s Brother
Winner - Mark Lynch 124016 Late start

Merit Award - David Rowe 123834 USA Burning
Winner - John ‘Polly’ Farmer 124051 A Big Job

Merit Award; Michael Breen - 124093 Gladys Berejiklian Crisis Cluster

Winner - Judy Nadin 124043
Special category “Crisis, Which Crisis?”

Merit Award - David Rowe 123842 World Pool Leader
Winner - George Haddon 123892 Wildlife Crisis

Cartoon of the year
Winner - John ‘Polly’ Farmer - 124045 An Invitation


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