As announced in an online bulletin, submissions for the annual Cartoonist Studio Prize are now open! The 2023 Cartoonist Studio Prize will be awarded to work that exemplifies excellence in cartooning. Presented by The Schulz Library Staff at The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) and The Beat, the award comes with a $1,000 prize for the winner in each the “print comics” and “web comics” categories. Submissions in each category must be received by January 30th, 2023.

2023 Cartoonist Studio Prize
2023 Cartoonist Studio Prize

How to Submit

Publishers or creators may submit a work for consideration in the “print comics” category by completing this form and sending a physical copy of the book to the mailing address included on the form.  Eligible print comics are those that were written in (or translated into) English and published between the dates of January 1st and December 31st, 2022.

Meanwhile, comics may be submitted in the web comics category by clicking this link and filling out the form. Eligible web comics will have been written in or translated into English and published online between the dates of January 1st and December 31st, 2022.

Finalists in both categories will be announced in April 2023, and the respective winning comics will be announced shortly thereafter.

Please note that no creator may submit more than one work in either of the categories. Further, be aware that both faculty and students who are currently enrolled at CCS are not eligible for entry. 

Submissions for the 2023 Cartoonist Studio Prize are open

Will you be submitting your work for either of the two categories? Do you have any personal frontrunners you hope to see take home the 2023 Cartoonist Studio Prize, either in the print or web comics categories?

The Beat is waiting to hear from you! Let us know what you’re thinking, either right here in the comment section or over on social media @comicsbeat!