2021 Cartoon of the Year finalists

Sept. 24, 2021

Associated Collegiate Press announces the finalists in its 2021 Cartoon of the Year competition.

Winners in this and all Individual Award categories, as well as the ACP Pacemaker Awards, will be announced virtually at 6 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. CT Thursday, Oct. 14, during the Fall National College Media Convention.

Finalists listed below are alphabetical by state.

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2021 Individual Award finalists
Advertisement • BroadcastCartoon • Design
Multimedia • Photo • Reporter • Story
Social Media • COVID-19 Coverage

2021 Pacemaker finalists
Broadcast • Business • Innovation
Magazine • Newspaper • Online • 2020 Yearbook

Past ACP awards

Editorial Cartoon

“COVID-19 virus as a man”
Morgan Taylor
The Auburn Plainsman
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama

“Quitting Time”
Xiomara Villarreal-Gerardo
The Southwestern Sun
Southwest College
Chula Vista, California

“Nov. 3, 2020”
Camille Bautista
Los Angeles Loyolan
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California

“The Divided States of America: Having Civil Political Discourse in 2021”
Samantha Miller
Pepperdine University
Malibu, California

“It’s the ugly suits for me”
Shirley Susilo
The Connector
Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

“Happy Curfew”
Teddie Bernard
F Newsmagazine
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

“Your exposure is worth every penny”
Morgan Anderson
The Sunflower
Wichita State University
Wichita, Kansas

“Wordplay can fuel hate, incite violence”
Amber Davis
The Collegian
Tarrant County College
Hurst, Texas

“Fine time for $15”
Summer Merkle
The Baylor Lariat
Baylor University
Waco, Texas

“Voices of change are here”
Summer Merkle
The Baylor Lariat
Baylor University
Waco, Texas

Comic Strip/Panel

“I Exist”
A’Neshia Turner
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Darlene Maes
CSUDH Bulletin
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Carson, California

“Rat Gang: Nov. 9, 2020”
Christina Oyebade
Los Angeles Loyolan
Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, California

“Can’t come in without a mask”
Jerry Weiss
Richland Chronicle
Dallas College Richland Campus
Richardson, California

“Lancer Life”
Elijah Tronti
The Banner
California Baptist University
Riverside, California

“Bird Thoughts”
Michael Karp
F Newsmagazine
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

“Red Bag Day”
Adam Sullens
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, Missouri

“Virtual Class”
Young Huer
The Daily Tar Heel
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

“Student Proved: Alien”
Derek Snyder
The Daily Barometer
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon

Mindy Van
The Daily Texan
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas