Cartoon of Year 2014 by Eric Lobbecke PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED
Cartoon of Year 2014 by Eric Lobbecke PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

Cartoon comp calls for entries

IF YOU make others laugh with your funny drawings you had better get those pencils moving as you only have until Sunday to test your wit and talent in the 27th Rotary Cartoon Awards.

The Bunker Cartoon Gallery is calling for all satirical artists to enter this annual competition which has become one of Australia's most important cartoon competitions.

The Coffs City Rotary Club started the Awards in 1989 to promote the wonderful art of cartooning in all its fun forms.

Today, more than ever before, cartooning is recognised as a powerful art form and the humble pencil its symbolic tool.

The Rotary Awards will have cash prizes of $11,000 awarded in the six different categories - politics, sport, comic strip, caricature, open and the 2015 special topic - trains, boats and planes.

Each year one entry is judged the Rotary Cartoon of the Year and receives total prize money of $3000.

Rotary Awards entrants, while retaining copyright, agree to donate their entered works into the Coffs Cartoon Collection which is now one of the largest collections in the world consisting of more than 19,500 cartoons.

Entries close on June 21 and can be posted, hand-delivered or emailed.

Well-known comedian Jean Kittson will MC the evening awards presentation event at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery on Saturday, July 18.

All are welcome to attend the awards presentation event.

The cost is $35 per person and includes finger food and two complimentary drinks.

Tickets go on sale next week.

Entries will be exhibited from July 18 through to August 30 at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery.

To download an entry form or for more information phone 0409 716 774.

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