The Alison Brown Young Comics Maestro Award 2022 competition opened earlier this year and the Cartoon Museum, together with a set of top creator judges, are looking for the next big comic artist.
The deadline for entries is 30th May 2022.
The Comics Maestro Award celebrates Cartoon Museum staff member Alison Brown, who passed away from Covid in 2021 at the age of just 39. Alison loved comics and championed young comic artists, and this Award is open to anyone under 18.
To enter the competition, send in your very best comic strip, three pages maximum, and get your work in front of judges from BEANO, The Phoenix, and The Cartoon Museum. There will be one overall winner and two runners-up. The winner will receive a £200 prize and the runners-up will each receive £50 prizes. We intend to announce the winners in May 2022.
Comic strips must be no more than three A4 pages long. We are accepting hand-drawn comics on paper and we are also accepting digital art. Unfortunately, we will not be able to return any comic strips sent in on paper.
For some inspiration, you can download free drawing resources from the Cartoon Museum website to help your layout your comic and learn to draw cartoon faces.
The judges are Hannah Berry (Comics Laureate 2019-21, Cartoon Museum trustee), Martin Rowson (Cartoonist, The Guardian, Daily Mirror), Michael Stirling (Head of Beano Studios Scotland), Laura Howell (BEANO Artist), Tom Fickling (Editor/MD of The Phoenix), Steve Marchant (Learning Officer at The Cartoon Museum), and Kate Owens (Collections Manager at The Cartoon Museum).
• The deadline for entries is Monday 30th May 2022. Regrettably, the Cartoon Museum will not be able to return any physical entries that are sent in.
To enter please send your comic strip to either The Cartoon Museum, 63 Wells Street, London, W1A 3AE or email@example.com. Make sure you include your name, age, and contact details. If you are under 18 and sending your entry via email, please make sure a parent or guardian sends in your cartoon. Entrants must be aged 18 or under
• The Cartoon Museum can be found at 63 Wells Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1A 3AE. Tel: 020 7580 8155 | Web: www.cartoonmuseum.org