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!

Fall Deadlines

Deadlines, get your deadlines here! The first wave of deadlines for fall contests and books is fast approaching. Here’s what you want to know:

2010 BECY

Via Chuck Brooks: “It is time again to select and submit your five best cartoons of 2009 for Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year: 2010 Edition. Deadline for cartoon submissions: Monday September 21, 2009.

“If you submit electronically, send your five cartoons as an e-mail attachment to me at Files should be a minimum of 300 dpi at 100 percent of cartoon size. Files may be sent in either TIF or JPG format, and as line art or gray scale, depending on the original. If you have technical questions, please contact Pelican’s production manager Terry Callaway at (504) 368-1175, ext. 320.

“If you choose not to submit electronically, please mail your five selections to me at Charles Brooks, Pelican Publishing Company, 1000 Burmaster Street, Gretna, LA 70053.”

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2009 Berryman Award

The application deadline for the 2009 Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons is 5 p.m. Monday, October 5, 2009. The competition is open to editorial cartoonists of newspapers and magazines whose work was published between Sept. 1, 2008 and Sept. 1, 2009. Complete details and entry form can be found here:

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The AAEC aims to be an international leader in support of the human, civil, and artistic rights of editorial cartoonists around the world, and to stand with other international groups in support of the profession.


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.