The competition is designed to recognise the best of Australian and International cartoons with prizes totalling over $10,000. The Rotary Cartoon Awards are sponsored by the Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour City to raise funds for various Rotary charities and to promote cartooning through the Bunker Cartoon Gallery. All entries will be donated to the Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour City for exhibitions at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery and other galleries in Australia. They will become part of the Coffs Cartoon Collection. The cartoons may be exhibited and reproduced in a catalogue or similar, onto post cards and copied, at the Rotary Club's discretion, any time in the future, for sale through the Bunker Cartoon Gallery. The First and Merit winners in all categories also receive a medallion.
Open ONLY to Australian citizens or residents of Australia over 18 years of age
(The closing date for these entries is 31st May 2011.
The categories are:
Best Cartoon with a Political Theme 1st: $750 Merit: $250
Best Cartoon Open Theme 1st: $750 Merit: $250
Best Cartoon Sports Theme 1st: $750 Merit: $250
Best Cartoon: - "TYING THE KNOT" 1st: $750 Merit: $250
Best Comic Strip 1st: $750 Merit: $250
Best Caricature of a well known person 1st: $750 Merit: $250
Open to cartoonists worldwide, over 18 years of age.
Closing date for entries is 31st May 2011.)
This year there are two possible themes available; the cartoonist may choose either:
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION or
WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIPS (ie Motor Sport)
Prizes: 1st: $750 Merit: $250
CARTOON OF THE YEAR
One cartoon will be selected from all categories (National and International sections).
This prize which includes the category prize will be $3000 and a special Winner's Plaque.
You can email digital entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please scan and attach to your email, a signed and completed entry form.
The Award Presentation will be held on Saturday 23rd July 2011 at The Bunker Cartoon Gallery, Coffs Harbour. The Rotary Cartoon Awards 2011 are conducted in association with the Australia Cartoonists' Association and the Federation of Cartoonists Organisations.