The winners! Peter Schrank standing in for Peter Brookes, Photo © Kasia Kowalska
Clive Goddard writes:
Another year of backslapping and mingling with strangers has been and gone at the glitzy Poltical Cartoon Awards. This time the whole event was forced to decamp from its usual palatial venue due to ‘the impending election’ causing everyone to cram into the offices of the sponsor over the road. The body heat generated by the assembled humans made the free, cold beer even more essential.
Veteran MPs, Kate Hoey and Ken Clarke had been dragged away from their respective sofas and selflessly agreed to miss Emmerdale in order to hand out the gongs, almost all of which went to the younger end of the cartooning spectrum. The winners, featuring a good showing from PCO members, were as follows:
Political Cartoon of the Year, Rebecca Hendin, The Guardian.
Runner up Politcal Cartoon of the Year, Ben Jennings, The Guardian.
Political Cartoonist of the Year , Dave Brown, The Independent.
Runner-up Political Cartoonist of the Year, Peter Brookes, The Times.
Pocket Cartoon of the Year, Zoom Rockman, Private Eye.
Pocket Cartoonist of the Year , Jeremy Banx, Financial Times.
Jeremy Banx says a few words, Photo © Ellwood Atfield
Cartoon Glenn Marshall meets Ken Clarke, Photo © Lord Lucan
Zoom Rockman meets Ken Clarke, Photo © Ellwood Atfield
Rebecca Hendin meets Ken Clarke, Photo © Ellwood Atfield
Brian Adcock meets Ken Clarke Photo © Donna Payne