The Society of Illustrators is proud to announce the MoCCA Arts Festival Awards of Excellence! These awards recognize the most outstanding work on view at the festival, and is open to all artists tabling at the 2020 MoCCA Arts Festival. Judges include Bill Campbell, Chris Kindred, Kiara Valdez and Ron Wimberly. This year’s Chair is Ben Passmore and Co-Chair is Anuj Shrestha.
Categories include Short Form and Long Form books, Single Image cartoons and comics, and Special Format works. One gold medal and two silver medals are awarded per category. Artists winning this award will be acknowledged with a special medal and financial award, The M. Prize.
Timothy Patrick Moynihan
In 2015, Phillips Exeter Academy alumni established the “M Prize” –representing an award to be presented in M’s name to living cartoonists for excellence, creative skill and originality. The award, now in its fifth year, honors artist Timothy Patrick Moynihan. The award recognizes Gold and Silver winners of the Society’s highest level awards and also supports student artists.
In addition, gold medal winners will receive a Wacom One tablet, silver medal winners will receive a Wacom Intuos.Guests of the MoCCA Arts Festival are invited to view the winning selections on the Society's online galleries page (coming soon!).
2019 winners include:
GOLD--Anuj Shrestha for "Indentity I"
SILVER--Alfonso de Anda for "2014 in LA"
SILVER--Yadi Liu for "The Little Death"
GOLD--Rose Wong for "Okay Okay"
SILVER--Sabrina Futch for "Ballad of the Bird Hole"
SILVER--John F. Malta for "Haunted Francis"
GOLD--Diana Schoenbrun for "Subway Friends"
SILVER--Qiaoyi Shi for "Soap Bubble"
SILVER--Alfonso de Anda for "All dogs are my amigos"
GOLD--Nicholas Offerman for "Do Geese See God - Chapters 2 & 3"
SILVER--Kelsey Wroten for "Crimes"
SILVER--Benjy Brooke for "Executive Information Packet Journal"