We’ve teamed up to support a new climate award category for the Australian Cartoonists Association Stanley Awards.
The new award is in response to a Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism boycott in August during which a number of high profile cartoonists withdrew their entries in protest against the Walkleys’ major sponsorship with fossil fuel giant Ampol.
Every Australian deserves to understand how the climate crisis is affecting us, and journalism plays a critical role in this education. This award goes to cartoonists who are fearless in drawing attention to injustices and the political absurdities of the climate crisis – we see you, we support and celebrate your work and we know you are having an impact.
The top 20 climate-themed cartoons of the year were curated by the Australian Cartoonists Association and from those, six finalists have been chosen by an expert panel of judges.*
The finalists for the Climate Council Cartoon of the Year award are: Megan Herbert, Alan Moir, Glen Le Lievre, Jon Kudelka, Matt Golding and Peter Broelman:
“It is extremely disappointing that the Walkleys Foundation are clinging to their nefarious relationship with Ampol. The cartoonists who walked away from the Walkleys showed great fortitude and bravery in doing so and sent an important message that the media should not accept funding from fossil fuel companies who are driving the climate crisis.” – Climate Council CEO Amanda Mckenzie
The winning cartoonist – to be announced October 28 at an awards ceremony in Melbourne – will take home $5000 and a trophy.
Check out the People’s Choice Award, where you can vote for your favourite climate cartoon. Vote and have the chance to win a framed, printed version of your chosen climate cartoon here.