The John Locher Memorial Award 


The John Locher Memorial Award is open to full-time student cartoonists,  including web cartoonists and graphic journalists with an emphasis on political and social issues, ages 17-25. Single-panel, multi-panel, and animated entries will be accepted. 

The prestigious award includes a $1,000 cash prize in addition to an all-expense paid trip to the annual convention of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. The winner will also receive a VIP pass to the 2016 CTN Animation eXpo.

 Applications must be submitted by May 15th, 2016 (note the extended deadline).

The AAEC/John Locher Memorial Award was founded in 1986 by members of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC). They felt the need to establish an award that would not only honor the memory of John Locher but also would help discover young cartoonists and stimulate interest in editorial cartooning among college-age students in North America.




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Guidelines and Award Information

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