By Tony Harney A CARTOONIST whose work is familiar to people in Yorkshire has scooped the Young Cartoonist of the Year award.
Edward Carter's cartoon of a bishop was judged to be the best work from over 1,500 submissions at a ceremony organised by the Cartoon Arts Trust in London.
His prize was 250 from the British Cartoonists' Association, a copy of Mark Bryant's Dictionary of Twentieth Century British Cartoonists and Caricaturists and a framed certificate signed by the judges.
He said: "I am very pleased to have won out of such a large field, especially after finishing as a runner-up last year, and I'm also delighted to be recognised by the cream of Britain's newspaper cartoonists.
"The most important part of the award for me is the opportunity to make new contacts and get to know the methods of established cartoonists.
Mr Carter, 23, pictured above, formerly of Whitby and now living in Brighton, was commissioned earlier this year by the North York Moors National Park Authority to illustrate a computer mouse mat.
He came up with a cartoon that depicted the daydreams of bored office workers wishing to escape to the freedom of the North York Moors.
His North York Moors mouse mats featuring his escape cartoon, are available for 3.99. Ring 01845 597 426, log onto the online shop at www.moors.uk.net/shop or visit the Sutton Bank National Park Centre or The Moors Centre, Danby.