Satirists, sharpen your pencils!

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23 Nov 2012
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Visual Arts


Satirists, sharpen your pencils!

The 15th round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations will be held at Sky City in Auckland
from 3-12 December.
It’s a cartoonist’s dream topic: Secret backroom deals, Big Pharma vs PHARMAC, Tobacco wars, US-China power struggles, Fonterra = NZ Inc., Criminalized Librarians and internet users…
This list is endless.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Cartoon Competition

Three prizes,

  • $500 Best Cartoon (judged by Finlay Macdonald)
  • $500 People’s Choice Award (judged by online vote)
  • Biz Dojo Scholarship Student Award (judged by Biz Dojo Co. Space)

The cartoons will be on exhibition at the BizDojo Co.Space (155b Karangahape Rd, Auckland) for the first week of the TPP round. The winners will be announced at a reception at the Gallery on Thursday 6 December.

Online Gallery

All entries will be posted online here. Everyone who enters will have their work displayed here in a special cartoon competition blog for all the world to see.

The Cartoon Auction

Cartoons will be auctioned, with the artist’s permission, with proceeds to support the competition and the It's Our Future campaign.


Judging is simple. The first prize will be judged by Finlay Macdonald and his criteria will simply be which cartoon captures the most compelling aspect of the TPPA. The second prize will be by popular vote using Facebook Like's & Google+. The last prize will be judged by the team at BizDojo for the best student entry.


Satirist, cartoonists, students. Professional or amateur. Anyone can enter. You can enter as many times as you like. All entries must be original and 100% the product of the entrant. Foreign entrants welcome, but are not, unfortunately eligible for a prize. Entrants also agree to release their cartoons for use under creative commons license and allow their use both here on and as part of its ongoing coverage of the TPPA.

Key skills

a sharp mind...

How to apply

How to enter

Just fill out the form on the right of TPPA Cartoon Competition page and you're in with a chance to win. Upload a Jpeg or PNG no bigger than 1200 pixels wide in colour or B/W. All entries must be submitted by Friday 23rd November. Use any medium you like, but the entry must take the form of a cartoon.
Get illustrating.

Written by

The BizDojo

12 Nov 2012