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Society of Illustrators Introduces M. Prize for 2016 Comic and Cartoon Art Annual

Given in memory of political cartoonist Timothy Patrick Moynihan, award honors gold and silver medalists in the Society’s Comic and Cartoon Art Annual.

The Society of Illustrators is now accepting submissions for its third annual Comic and Cartoon Art Annual. Open to artists worldwide, entries are considered by a jury of professionals, including renowned cartoonists, illustrators, publishers, and editors. The competition will result in an exhibition that will showcase the most outstanding works created in this genre throughout each year. 

Categories: Long Form (Adult), Long Form (Kids/YA), Short Form, Special Format, Digital Media, Comic Strip, Single Image 

Deadline for book submissions: January 5, 2016
*Books must be at the Society by this date.

Deadline for online submissions: February 12, 2016
* Books not eligible to be submitted online.

Exhibit Dates: June 14 - August 20, 2016

Opening Reception: June 17th, 2016

Chair: R. Sikoryak

Co-Chair: Lauren Weinstein 

Visit the Society of Illustrators website to view guidelines and specs for submitting your work.

New for 2016 is the addition of the M. Prize, a financial award given in memory of Timothy Patrick Moynihan to gold and silver medalists of the Society’s Comic and Cartoon Art Annual.

Gold medalists will each receive $200 and silver medalists will receive $100.

Moynihan was a native of Albany, NY settling in numerous places throughout his life including Coeymans Hollow, Syracuse, New York City, Washington D.C., and Cambridge, MA. He was the son of the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Using the pseudonym Mendl and Gus Murphy for his creative work, Moynihan's comic strip “New Thermos” appeared in upstate weeklies including The Mountain Eagle and Phoenicia Times in the Catskills. He drew political cartoons, and illustrated a music history “Rock 'n Woodstock” in 1994. Moynihan also worked as a sculptor and created props for off-Broadway theatrical productions. The M. Prize award was created by his family and friends to keep his legacy alive.

Source: Society of Illustrators

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