33rd ROTARY CARTOON AWARDS
ROTARY CARTOON AWARDS ARE BACK in their 33rd year!
Our highlight exhibition of the year is on again from 12 November to 6 March 2022. The Rotary Cartoon Awards attract entries from professional and enthusiast cartoonists Australia-wide.
Run by the National Cartoon Gallery the competition is highly regarded by those in the cartooning industry and is well supported by the Australian Cartoonists’ Association. The aim of the Awards is to promote an ongoing appreciation and awareness of the cartooning industry and its artists.
Each year cartoonists are given selected themes to come up with funny, relevant, and sometimes controversial works. This year’s themes are:
- Best Cartoon – Political Theme
- Best Cartoon – Open Theme
- Best Cartoon – Sporting Theme
- Best Caricature of a Well-known Person
- Best Comic Strip
- Special Category – ‘IN OUR BACKYARD BUBBLE’
The competition attracts around 400 entries and around 160 are selected to be hung. With so many entries and categories there is something here for everyone, so don’t miss this one.
The winners of each theme will be announced at an Awards night held at the Gallery on Friday 25th February with everyone welcome to come in and meet the cartoonists.