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Posted at 9:15 PM ET, 05/13/2010

CARTOON CONTEST: $1,000 in winnings? Yes, a new, true 'grand' prize.

By Michael Cavna


Tomorrow, we'll break down a few rule changes in The Washington Post's "America's Next Great Cartoonist" Contest -- revisions that Comic Riffs helped urge in recent days to benefit creators.

For tonight, Comic Riffs wants to alert you promptly to the revisions that were finalized today. One of the main changes: The winner, in addition to being eligible for other already outlined rewards, is now guaranteed $1,000 in "grand" prize money.

Click to link to the new FAQ Sheet and the revised Official Rules.

If you have reactions to the changes, feel free to comment below. And tomorrow, Comic Riffs will discuss how these positive revisions came to be made.

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By Michael Cavna  | May 13, 2010; 9:15 PM ET
Categories:  General  | Tags:  America's Next Great Cartoonist Contest, Arts, Comic Riffs, Comics, Washington Post  
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Thanks for your work on this Michael. I know several cartoonists given these new terms who may be interested.

Posted by: BearmanCartoons | May 13, 2010 11:19 PM | Report abuse

Woohoo! I've never understood why the Post's rules on contests (I believe the old Cartoon Contest rules were similar to the Top Columnist rules...) were so crazy, especially considering that they have a relatively fair freelance contract.

These changes are very, very welcomed.

Can you also change the rules so people who don't know how to draw are automatic winners? ;)

Posted by: RKaufman13 | May 14, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

I'm impressed with the Post's (and Michael's)responsiveness to the reactions and comments the original rules generated. (I followed the thread here, on twitter and TDC.) For one thing, it shows they are serious about attracting entries from, and building relationships with, potential professionals.

Posted by: mikegrosvenor | May 14, 2010 10:54 AM | Report abuse

Much better terms, but it's still only open to those in the US, unfortunately.

Posted by: pm-cn | May 15, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

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