Cartoon Art Trust Awards

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Cartoon Art Trust Awards
21st CAT Awards
Cartoon Museum, London
Awarded for The best in cartoons
Country United Kingdom
First awarded 13 October 1996; 21 years ago (1996-10-13)
Website [1]

The Cartoon Art Trust Award or CAT Awards are presented in an annual award ceremony hosted by the Cartoon Art Trust (CAT), owners and operators of the Cartoon Museum, to honour the year's best cartoonists. The 21st Cartoon Art Trust Awards were held on 12 October 2017 at the Mall Galleries in London.


The Cartoon Art Trust was formed in 1988 by a group of cartoonists and collectors whose aim was to found a museum dedicated to "collecting, exhibiting, promoting and preserving the best of British cartoon art". In February 2006 the Cartoon Museum opened to the public at its current home in central London, close to the British Museum.[1]

The museum declares it is "dedicated to preserving the best of British cartoons, caricatures, comics and animation, and to establishing a museum with a gallery, archives and innovative exhibitions to make the creativity of cartoon art past and present, accessible to all for the purposes of education, research and enjoyment."[2]

Annual ceremony[edit]

The ceremony takes place annually in October in London. The 21st CAT Awards were held at the Mall Galleries in London on 12 October 2017[3]. The awards are sponsored by a number of newspapers including The Daily Mail, Private Eye and the Daily Telegraph [4].

Event Date
1st 1997
2nd 1998
3rd 1999
4th 2000
5th 2001
6th 2002
7th 2003
8th 2004
9th 2005
10th 2006
11th 2007
12th 2008
13th 2009
14th 2010
15th 2011
16th 2012
17th 2013
18th 2014
19th October 2015
20th October 2016
21st 12 October 2017

Awards categories[edit]

  • British Cartoonists' Association Young Cartoonist of the Year Award
  • CAT Award for Joke Cartooning
  • CAT Award for Strip Cartooning
  • CAT Award for Caricature
  • CAT Award for Political Cartooning
  • The Pont Cup for drawing The British Character
  • The Heneage Cup: The Cartoon Art Trust Lifetime Achievement Award

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Official History Retrieved 16 October 2017
  2. ^ "About Us: Mission". Retrieved 2006-03-11. 
  3. ^ official guide
  4. ^ official 2017 CAT Award Guide, p18

External links[edit]