THE CHARLES ADDAMS STUDENT CARTOON CONTEST

Ghoulish. Endearing. Bizarre. Charming. And always funny. From The Addams Family to the New Yorker, the cartoons of Charles Addams offer a lighter side of darkness that have charmed audiences for decades.  Westfield middle and high school students now have the chance to display their own Addams-inspired cartoon alongside the master’s at a joint exhibit at the James Ward Mansion during AddamsFest, with gift card prizes offered for the top three winners. 


Contest Rules:

Create a one-panel cartoon inspired by the work of Charles Addams. For more information about Addams and his work, please visit charlesaddams.com.

  • The contest is open to all middle and high school aged Westfield residents.

  • Gift card prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place. 

  • The top 25 cartoons will be displayed at the James Ward Mansion.

  • All submissions must be no larger than 11” X 8”

  • Color or black & white submissions are acceptable. 

  • Submissions must be received no later than Thursday, October 3.

  • Submissions must be mailed, or dropped off in person (weekdays between 10 AM - 4 PM), through Thursday, October 3 to: Addams Cartoon Contest, ℅ Department of Recreation, Town of Westfield, 425 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ.

Judges:

  • Felipe Galindo, New Yorker Cartoonist

  • Linda Davis, Addams biographer and author of Chas Addams: A Cartoonist’s Life

  • Ricardo Roig, Westfield-based artist and muralist 

  • Ron Maccloskey, Charles Addams historian

Top 25 submissions will be displayed in a joint exhibit with original Charles Addams artwork from October 15-23 at the James Ward Mansion, with an opening reception to be held 

on October 15.

Charles Addams 1929 Westfield Yearbook Entry

    To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact the AddamsFest Team  at info@addamsfest.com