Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Scholarship: David Wasting Paper 2013 Young Cartoonist Contest

If you know cartoons then you know David Paccia's "David Wasting Paper" blog site. David has been interviewing cartoonists for years and you can spend a lot of time at the site soaking up the interviews and photos there.

In the spring of this year there was a tragic, personal event: David's Mom died. To remember her life, David has introduced the "David Wasting Paper 2013 Young Cartoonist Contest."

This contest was established in 2012 to honor the memory of my mother, Patricia Petrone, who passed away suddenly in May. My mother had a sincere appreciation for artistic talent…even the novice talents of her son…and would be very pleased that her memory lives on through this inspiring event.

All of the guidelines are here. David sought advice in forming the competition from cartoonists across the country: syndicated cartoonists, National Cartoonists Society members, New Yorker cartoonists and others.

Highlighting the submission eligibility:

Open to artists between the ages of 13 and 16 years old.

January 31, 2013

1) Comic essay: A two to four page comic story, starring yourself, that explains why you would like to pursue a career in cartooning or animation. Comic must be original and legible.

2) 3 additional work examples: May include character designs/studies, comic strips or single panel cartoons.

3) Brief biography: A short, one paragraph biography of the applicant.

4) Consent to participate: All applicants must have parental/guardian consent to participate. Submissions must include a note from parent/guardian 1) confirming participant’s date of birth, 2) certifying that entry is the original and unassisted artwork of the participant and 3) providing their consent for the child to participate in the contest. This note must be signed and include the parent/guardian’s address and phone number. Winner’s parent/guardian will be notified by phone and prizes will be shipped to address provided. 


  • A subscription to Stay Tooned! Magazine subscription generously provided by the publisher of the magazine, John Read.

In the event any of the books listed are no longer available, David Wasting Paper reserves the right to substitute titles. Total value of prizes to be awarded is over $600.

David Wasting Paper, c/o David Paccia, PO Box 579, Raynham CTR, MA 02768

SEND ANY QUESTIONS TO: David Paccia c/o dmp1234@yahoo.com


David said...

Thanks for helping spread the word Mike and also for your words of advice!

Dan Reynolds said...

Very nice I just don't think Dave is wasting paper. It's a good use of paper.