Annual Convention

Annual Convention October 3-6

The AAEC and Association of Canadian Cartoonists will be teaming up with the Université du Québec à Montréal for a 3-day celebration political cartoonists, October 3-6, 2024.

Online registration coming soon!

10th International Editorial Cartoon Competition announced

From Guy Badeaux comes the following announcement about the 10th International Editorial Cartoon Competition

1) The theme for The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom’s 10th International Editorial Cartoon Competition is: “The ‘right’ not to be offended is not a right.”
In Canada, Mark Steyn is brought before three different Human Rights Tribunals for allegedly “insulting Islam” … What started out with a fatwa against Salman Rushdie for insulting Mohammad and was dismissed by many as an isolated incident, culminated years later with the assassination of Theo Van Gogh in the streets of Amsterdam for the same offense … In Denmark, cartoonists still fear for their life for having drawn Mohammad in newspaper Jyllands-Posten … Meanwhile in Ireland, blasphemy is now a criminal offence.
How can we encourage vigorous debate while being respectful of religious sensibilities?

2) Prizes: a first prize of $1500, a crystal trophy, plus a Certificate from Canadian UNESCO, a second prize of $750 plus a certificate, and a third of $500 and certificate. All sums are in Canadian dollars. Ten additional cartoons will receive an ‘Award of Excellence.’ Regrettably no financial remuneration accompanies the Awards of Excellence.

3) The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 20th, 2010. Send submission by e-mail to: The size of the cartoon should not exceed A4; 21 by 29.2 cm; or 8.50 by 11 inches. The cartoon should be in jpg format at 300 dpi. Only one cartoon will be accepted from each cartoonist. It may be either in colour or black & white and must not have previously won an award. The cartoonist’s name, address and telephone number must be included in the e-mail to which the cartoon is attached. A short biography of the Cartoonist should also be provided.

4) The winners of the Cartoon Competition will be announced at the World Press Freedom Day Luncheon held at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canada on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2010 and will be advised by e-mail. The winning names and their cartoons will be posted on the CCWFP web site:

5) The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom shall have the rights to use any of the cartoons entered in the Competition for promotion of our World Press Freedom Day Luncheon on May 3. The best 30 cartoons will be exhibited at the Luncheon. Entrance by the cartoonist in this Cartoon competition is deemed acceptance of this condition.

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