Cartooning the First World War Schools Competition

The Cartooning the First World War project at Cardiff University invites entries to a nationwide competition to produce a cartoon or series of cartoons in response to the First World War. The competition is an excellent opportunity for schools to mark the centenary of World War One and to encourage collaborative work between History, Humanities and Art Departments.


The Project
Cartooning the First World War is a Heritage Lottery Funded project to create an interactive website containing the entire war time output of the Western Mail cartoonist J.M. Staniforth, to be accompanied by an exhibition, conference and educational resource packs.


The Competition
Students are invited to design their own cartoons on a selected theme, chosen from the following:

*The Home Front in Wales

*Recruitment and Compulsion

*Women and the War

*The War in the Air and at Sea

The cartoons may be in any artistic style and students are encouraged to show creativity and innovation. The deadline for entries is Monday 16 June 2014.


The Prize
The winning school will win a workshop with artist Paul Evans to create a permanent artwork to be put on display at the project’s conference and thereafter at the school.


Toobtaina Competition Entry Pack, please contact Dr Rhianydd Biebrach at, or on 02920875646