Welcome to the Rotary Cartoon Awards Site
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour City's Cartoon Awards. This is a competition for National & International cartoonists.
Our aims are to exhibit, promote and conserve black and white art (cartooning) and to ultimately raise funds for Rotary Charities. To this end our cartoons have been exhibited in both Federal and State Parliament Houses.
The competition is recognised by FECO as the one of the major cartoon competitions held in Australia annually.
Cartoons from the competition are exhibited in the Bunker Cartoon Gallery in Coffs Harbour. This is the only gallery dedicated to cartooning in Australia.
The National Awards (only open to Australian residents) normally have 7 categories:
- Open Theme
- Political Business
- Comic Strip
- Special Theme nominated each year
Australian cartoonists may enter these awards.
The International Awards
An international theme is chosen each year. International entries must be captioned in English. The Awards are open to all non-Australian residents.
The Cartoon of the Year receives $5,000 including the category prize
The winner of each category or theme receives $1,000
Merit awards for each category or theme receives $500
All winners and merit awards will receive a medalion of recognition
Publication and Exhibition
This web-site will publish all category winners each year. The cartoon and the cartoonists biography will be included on the web-site. A selection, including winners are exhibited for 3-4 months after the announcement of the awards at a gala function in August each year.
In addition, Exhibitions based on past themes and special occasions are displayed throughout the year in the Bunker Cartoon Gallery.