British cartoon & comic art from the 18th century to the present day

TOTE-ally AWESOME competition!

The Cartoon Museum has moved and is being revamped!

We have some exciting things in store for you when we open our doors to you lucky folk.

We always want to encourage new talent in cartoons and comics and also stoke the creative fire of people that have been in the business a while, so we are bringing you the first in our regular competition. Have you ever dreamed of seeing your work on someone’s bag as you walk down the street?

We want you to design the first of limited edition tote bags to be sold exclusively in the brand new Cartoon Museum shop.

Design must include Cartoon Museum somewhere within the design.

Designs will be a max size of A4.

Designs can be full colour or black and white.

The winner will have their winning design printed onto the bags and will receive 10 bags as a prize.

We hope to have this competition every 3 months, we will keep one of each winner bag for the collection.

We do not have an age limited.

Judges decision is final.

Will your design be the first exclusive bag design for the brand new shop in The New Cartoon Museum??

Please send entries to The Cartoon Museum, 63 Wells Street, Fitzroiva, London, W1A 3AE

Closing date: 17th March 2019

Young Cartoonist of the Year Competition 2018

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the 2018 Young Cartoonist of the Year competition. The winners and runners up have now been announced as follows:

Runners up in the Under 30s category:

  • Lucy Leatherland
  • Rosie O’Driscoll
  • Erica Zhanf
  • Edith Pritchett

Runners up in the Under 18s category:

  • Orlando Treville
  • Jasmine Starr
  • Joby Dacnes
  • Holly Chadwick
  • Benjamin Sobel
  • Tancredi Harvey Allchurch
  • Edward Martineau
  • Laura McGovern
  • Avishai Stimler

Overall Winners

Under 30s winner: Matthew Dixon

Under 18s winner: Laura Ross-Stuttard

Winner of the Woodcock Prize: Hugh Kay 11

The Young Cartoonist of the Year competition is in its 23rd year and attracts thousands of entries, giving budding cartoonists the chance to have their work judged by the best in the business. The panel has cartoonists from nearly all UK national newspapers and includes Daily Mail’s Mac, The Guardian’s Steve Bell, Private Eye’s Nick Newman and Kathryn Lamb, The Daily Telegraph’s Matt, Oliver Preston, chairman of the Cartoon Museum, and Martin Rowson, chairman of the British Cartoonists’ Association.

Martin Rowson said ‘If you can make us grumpy old lot laugh, you’re in with a chance of winning. I always have a joke with the winners that the real reason we have the competition is so we can isolate the good ones, break their fingers and make sure they’re not a threat to us.’