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!

Awards: More Winners

Britt, who draws for the State Journal-Register in Illinois, nabbed this
year’s SDX, the Sigma Delta Chi Award for excellence, given by the Society
of Professional Journalists. The awards will be presented during the SPJ
Convention and National Journalism Conference, August 27-30 in Indianapolis.

Aronson Awards for Social Justice Journalism has named its 2009 winners,
and among the distinguished journalists is Ed
former staff cartoonist at the now defunct Rocky Mountain News.

work was recognized for “its graphic sophistication covering the economy,
torture and other crucial issues.”

The Aronson
Awards have been presented since 1990 to journalists who measure business,
government and social affairs against clear ideals of the common good.
The awards are named in honor of James Aronson, the distinguished Hunter
College professor of journalism who was editor from 1949 to 1967 of the
crusading newsweekly The National Guardian.

cartoonist Bruce
of the Chronicle
Herald, was awarded the 2009 Atlantic Journalism Award.

of Investor’s Business Daily, was the winner of this year’s NCS division
award for editorial cartooning.

May, Kevin Kallaugher posted the following online: “Our cartoonist friend Dave
some hardy congratulations for winning a top award … IN COLUMN WRITING.

the announcement from the Best of the West journalism competition: ‘Special
Topic Column Writing, First Place: David Horsey, Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Judges’ remarks: ‘Although
better known for his editorial cartoons, these columns by Horsey from the
2008 campaign trail demonstrate that the author has as much a knack for
words as for images. He brought real people and their issues to life in
smart, descriptive prose. The columns all drip with palpable sense of place
and a keen sense of the characters who inhabit those places.’”

as noted over on the Daily Cartoonist, our old friend David
in Second Place in the New Jersey Press Association for the humor column
he writes for The Montclair Times. Way to go, Dave!

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Cartoons in Education

Every two weeks throughout the year, The Learning Forum and the AAEC offers CARTOONS FOR THE CLASSROOM, a free lesson resource for teachers discussing current events.  Visit for more lesson plans.