This past weekend was the NY Press Association’s “Better Newspaper Contest”.
I scored my first statewide first place award. The judges had this to say:

“Great job in bringing a universal truth to a local issue.”

Here’s the winning cartoon and your daily dose of universal truth. I knew the common core was good for something.common_core

Two out of three ain’t bad.

My editorial cartoons with Anton Media placed second and third in the 2014 New York Press Association “Better Newspaper Contest”.

Second Place, from the Levittown Tribune:
The judges said, “Mr. Bodkin created a cartoon with a great attention to detail and a good comment on the over assertiveness of the national television media”.

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Third Place, from the Syosset-Jericho Tribune
The judges said, “Well drawn” and “Well done”.

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Second best cartoon in NY.

Last weekend the New York Press Association held their annual Spring convention and 2013 Better Newspaper Contest. I’m pleased to be among Anton Community Newspaper’s winners. I placed second for editorial cartooning with this entry, which ran in the Port Washington News on the Dec. 6th 2013.

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A Major Award

Every spring the New York Press Association has a convention for it’s member newspapers and announces the “Better Newspaper Awards”. This year I scored an “honorable mention” in division 2, where all the cool newspapers hang out, for editorial cartooning with the following minor masterpiece. “Timely, pulls multiple emotional threads”, commented the judges.