Political Cartoon of the Year Awards Vote Closes on Tuesday

A particularly appropriate nomination for this year's awards given current headlines by Dave Simmonds for the The Observer. Art © Dave Simmonds
A particularly appropriate nomination for this year’s awards given current headlines by Dave Simmonds for the The Observer. Art © Dave Simmonds

There’s still time to vote for Britain’s annual Political Cartoon of the Year Awards celebrating the UK’s National Newspaper cartoonists, hosted by London-based Ellwood Atfield Gallery.

Voting closes on Tuesday 1st December and includes cartoons from a huge range of top cartoonists includin Steve Bell, Steve Bright, Chris Duggan, Chris Riddell, Bob Moran and many more.

One of Steve Bell's cartoons for The Guardian. Art © Steve Bell
One of Steve Bell’s cartoons for The Guardian. Art © Steve Bell

“The tragic events in Paris highlighted the important role political cartoonists play in terms of maintaining freedom of speech and a free press, in our country and around the world,” says the Gallery

“We would like to thank Tim Benson, founder of the Political Cartoon Gallery, Britain’s National political cartoonists, and our sponsors Instinctif Partners and Heineken for helping us organise this year’s awards.”

The winner of the Political Cartoon of the Year and the Political Cartoonist of the Year will be announced on the evening of 1st December 2015.

Have a look at all the award entries on the gallery’s web site and vote for your favourite cartoon

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", working as a freelance editor, as Creative Consultant on the new Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years. His credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel UK and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines. He also edited STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics, including Team M.O.B.I.L.E. and The Beatles Story. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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