Annual Convention

Annual Convention October 5-8

The AAEC and Association of Canadian Cartoonists will be joining with the Cartoon Art Museum in San Franscisco for a 3-day celebration of editorial art and political cartoonists, October 5-8, 2023.

Online registration is now open!

The International Editorial Cartoon Award Returns

The International Editorial Cartoon Award returns for 2022 after a Covid hiatus. Patrick Chappatte and the Freedom Cartoonists Foundation will announce the winner on World Press Freedom Day, May 3, with an online presentation and live panel discussion with the two 2021 Nobel Peace Prize winners, journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov. The award returns in conjunction with an in-person exhibit by cartoonist Quai Wilson throughout the month of May on the shore of Lake Geneva in Switzerland.

The Foundation’s “Kofi Annan Courage in Cartooning Award” will be presented at noon on May 3 in a free online presentation celebrating freedom of the press and editorial cartooning. [update: the event has reached its maximum number of participants and registration has since been closed].

Further details about the award, the exhibit, and the Freedom Cartoonists Foundation can be found here.

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The mission of the AAEC is to champion and defend editorial cartooning and free speech as essential to liberty in the United States and throughout the world.

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.