For College Students: Do You Cartoon?

January 17, 2010 at 10:32 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

College students in the United States, Canada or Mexico who are in their Junior or Senior year of college during the 2010-2011 academic year are invited to submit samples (copies only) of their cartooning artwork by February 12, 2010 for consideration toward earning the Jay Kennedy Scholarship. (Visit Natl. Cartoonists Society for specific instructions on submitting work.  See link below.)

Kennedy was a UW-Madison graduate.  From 1997-2007, he served as editor-in-chief at King Features Syndicate .  He was also respected as a prominent comics editor and historian for many years.  He died in 2007.  That same year, King Features Syndicate committed $100,000 to establish an endowed scholarship fund in his honor.

A panel of top cartoonists will judge the students’ artwork and an award will be given to the best college cartoonist.  The recipient will be feted at the NS Reuben Awards Convention, which is attended by many of the world’s leading cartoonists.  The Convention takes place May 28-30, 2010 in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Last year, Chris Houghton, a Junior at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit earned top honors, receiving the award, its $5,000 scholarship, and a trip to the Reuben Awards Convention.

For more information, including an application form, click here to be directed to the National Cartoonists Society Website.  Submissions are adjudicated by a panel of top cartoonists and an award is given to the best college cartoonist. The recipient is feted at the annual NCS Reuben Awards Convention attended by many of the world’s leading cartoonists.


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