By The Editor
December 25, 2005 - 20:26
Wright Awards organizer Brad Mackay has issued a statement on the future of the new awards that celebrate cartooning in Canada. The Wright Awards are now officially an annual event, with a new awards ceremony planned for Spring 2006. According to Mackay, the awards have a new website and will continue with the same categories of trophies (Best Book and Best Emerging Cartoonist) it began with in Spring 2005:
"Hot on the heels (kinda) of a successful inaugural year, the organizing committee for The Doug Wright Awards is happy to announce that the awards will be an annual event, with the new set of trophies scheduled to be handed out in spring 2006.
The categories of Best Emerging Talent and Best Book will remain, with the winners receiving a splendid trophy (designed by 2005 Wright-winner Seth) and the grudging respect of their peers. The awards will be handed out in a ceremony in downtown Toronto in May 2006. (more details to follow…)
For the uninitiated, The Wright Awards were established in May 2005 to recognise the best comic work produced by Canadian cartoonists. Information on this year’s winners, photos from the not-quite-gala event and a bevy of pictures came be found on our website – which has a new home at: www.wrightawards.ca
As well, submissions for the 2006 Wright Awards are now being accepted. All work must have been published between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 2005, and must be written and/or drawn by Canadian citizens (or cartoonists who presently call Canada home). For the present time, only English-language (or wordless) comics can be considered."