A cartoon from Joseph L Bishop Loveday school earned him the first place award coordinated by Bloxham School

Winners announced for Cartoonist of the Year competition hosted by Banbury area school

The winners have been announced for Bloxham School's Cartoonest of the Year competition.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 5:54 pm

Year four and five pupils were asked to submit original cartoons with the theme of 'Make Me Laugh'. The school received more than 70 entries, which were judged by Mr Matthew, director of art, and UK Young Cartoonist of the Year winner, Bloxham School student Daniel Meikle.

Daniel was featured in the Banbury Guardian for his winning cartoon, which can be read here: https://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/people/banbury-boy-wins-young-cartoonist-year-award-3086948

Mr Matthew said "The entries certainly made us laugh, and we were impressed by the quality of drawing and range of funny ideas on show."

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Daniel and Mr Matthew chose a first, second and third place, with three entries Highly Commended and additional prizes for Technical Excellence and Funniest Joke. Certificates will be sent to the schools to be presented to the winning entries and celebrate their success.

Here are the winners of the competition:

1st Place - Joseph L.- M., Bishop Loveday

2nd Place - Violet H., Beachborough

3rd Place - Olivia C., Ashfold

Technical Excellence - Percy B., Beachborough

Funniest Joke - Freddie M., Ashfold

Highly Commended - Dylan R., The Grange

Highly Commended - Hector N., Dr Radcliffe

Highly Commended - William C., Ashfold

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