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Cartoon awards season

’Tis the time of year for the annual political cartoon awards, at which I traditionally win nowt. The idea is to offer an image for the year (2007) and hope it catches the jury’s eye as the best single image entered.*

My entry for this year’s Political Cartoon of the Year award

There is also the highly desirable cartoonist of the year award. This invariably goes to one of the daily newspaper cartoonists. The event is an excuse for lots of professional cartoonists to get together, smoke, drink and bitch about the lucky winners. It is also, as a result, unmissable and one of the drawing years’ absolutely fixed points. It also, bizarrely, always clashes with other social events you cannot easily avoid. Kudos to Dr Tim Benson of the Political Cartoon Society who organises and promotes the event which this year is being held at The Guardian newspaper’s Newsroom. You can see Dave Brown of The Independent and his winning one-off image for last year here – scroll down a bit.

* Cynics say, and there are a few about, the key to victory is to have one’s entry stationed strategically close to the drinks.

5th December 2007

Matt Buck’s animated drawings

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