Earlier this year we held a contest asking people to find a humorous way to explain a key economic concept using comics, with prizes ranging from $300 to $500. This new contest was an opportunity to illustrate the creative side of economics, allowing entrants to showcase their wit and creativity by creating a single panel cartoon (think The New Yorker) or multi-panel comic (think Calvin and Hobbes), in colour or black and white, that addresses an economic principle in a unique or humourous way.
Winners of the 2011 Fraser Institute comic contest are listed below. Click on the winner’s name to see their comic.
Sponsored by the Lotte and John Hecht Memorial Foundation
1st Prize ($500)Rachel Tilcock, White Rock, BCEmily Carr University, Communications and Design, 2014
2nd Prize winner ($300)Yuka Sai, Kanata, OntarioQueen’s University, Life Sciences, 2013
High School Category ($300) Peishan Li, Vancouver, BCKillarney Secondary School, Grade 11
Please note that 2011 was the final year of the Economic Comic Contest.