Cory Mathis Wins $5000 Listener Young Cartoonist Award
The New Zealand Listener and the New Zealand Cartoon Archive named Wellington cartoonist Cory Mathis the inaugural winner of its Young Cartoonist Award at a function in Auckland. Jeff Bell and Toby Morris won $500 each; Mathis took home a $5000 prize. The contest called on "works displaying an understanding of political and social situations and their contradictions and complications, and especially showing a talent for drawing effective cartoons." Judges were Chrisl Slane, Tim Pankurst, Pamela Stirling and Ian F. Grant.