The National Cartoonists Society has begun its annual call for entries for consideration for the NCS Divisional Reuben Awards recognizing excellence in professional cartooning.
The National Cartoonists Society has begun its annual call for entries for consideration for the NCS Divisional Reuben Awards recognizing excellence in professional cartooning. As always, you DO NOT have to be a member of the NCS to have your work considered for a divisional award. All that is required is that the work be eligible as detailed below.
Your submissions must be delivered to their respective locations by February 2, 2022 for consideration. All winners will be announced at the 76th Annual Reuben Awards in Kansas City in mid-2022
The Divisional Reuben Awards recognize individuals for their artistic excellence in cartoon arts.
You do not have to be a member of the NCS to enter.
There is no fee for submissions.
All submissions must complete the online entry form and comply with division requirements.
A sample of work may only be submitted to ONE division–no duplicates.
Only work FIRST published between the dates of January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 can be considered. Submitted work must be accompanied by verification of the date of first publication or it will be disqualified–see detailed instructions below.
See a printable PDF of these submission instructions HERE
YOUR SUBMISSIONS MUST COMPLETED BY FEBRUARY 2, 2022 FOR CONSIDERATION FOR ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING DIVISION AWARDS:
Online Comics: Long Form
Online Comics: Short Form
Advertising/ Product Illustration
Art for Animated Media
In the interest of ensuring that the NCS Divisional Reuben Awards are representative of the very best work produced in each category, and that all of our regional chapters have the opportunity to be involved in the nomination process, the following jurying procedures will be followed.
The regional NCS chapters will jury the following divisions: Gag Cartoon, Greeting Card, Editorial Cartoon, Newspaper Strip, Newspaper Panel, Variety Entertainment, Online Comic: Short Form, and Online Comic: Long Form. The results of chapter nominations from these divisions will be compiled and the top 3 nominees in each division will be posted for online voting by the entire NCS voting membership.
The following divisions will be juried by specialty juries due to the length and/or complexity of the work being considered: Book Illustration, Magazine/Newspaper Illustration, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Advertising/Product Illustration, Art for Animated Media. The top 3 nominees in each division will be posted for online voting by the entire NCS voting membership.
NCS membership is open to all creative professionals who earn a substantial part of their income working in the fields of cartooning, illustration, animation and graphic storytelling. We are an organization of esteemed peers and we welcome new members!