© Will McPhail
Ellwood Atfield host the awards again, and they will take place at St. John’s Smith Square, Westminster on Thursday 23rd November.
The guest of honour will be George Osborne, once the victim of and now advocate for political cartooning. (In his new role as editor of The Evening Standard he re-introduced the political cartoon to its pages with the appointment of the brilliant Christian Adams. Yes, that’s right; George Osborne gave us something, as opposed to taking it away…)
Tim Benson, founder of the Political Cartoon Gallery, helped organise the awards again this year, and Heineken have been generous in their support of the event, so both deserve our appreciation.
© Lorna Miller
© Nicola Jennings
© Lou McKeever
We’re happy to see a healthy PCO presence too, with Andy Davey, Dave Brown, Will McPhail and the Steve’s Bright and Bell amongst the runners. Another heartening factor is the very strong female representation, as you can see from the superb artworks shown here by Kate Evans, Lorna Miller, Lou McKeever and Nicola Jennings.
© Kate Evans
© Andy Davey
Political Cartoon of the Year Awards 2017
St. John’s Smith Square
Thursday 23rd November