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

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.



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