Last Heat Winner and on to the Final Round


Paul McShane is the winner of last week’s heat 9 of our cartoon competition. Congratulations Shane! He has won $250 cash and will go into the final round next week of the cartoon competition for the $6,000 grand prize.

Thanks to everyone who had entries in each of the heats of the competition. Each of the heat winners enter the final round, plus a few highly recommended entries.

We will be announcing the winner online following the announcement on 29 October.

Judges for the competition include’s Editor Marni Cordell, ex-Senator’s Natasha Stott Despoja and Andrew Bartlett, acclaimed illustrator Bruce Petty and our very own satirist Ben Pobjie.

Thanks to everyone for voting in the heats and a special thanks to our event sponsors, Crumpler Bags, High Horse Books and UNSW Press.

The team

Cartoon by Paul McShane

Thanks to Paul McShane


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