Caricaturist, Sponsored by The Australian: Judy Nadin
Other nominees: Rod Emmerson, Terry Dunnett, Anton Emdin, Paul Harvey
Children’s Book Illustrator, Sponsored by Copyright Agency: Leigh Hobbs
Other nominees: Peter Sheehan, George Haddon, Jules Faber, Andrew Weldon
Comic Book Artist, Sponsored by Supanova: Glenn Lumsden
Other nominees: Roger Fletcher, Dean Rankine, Rob Feldman, Gavin Aung Than
(It was pretty gratifying to know, from a purely personal perspective, that both the winner and one of the nominees -- Rob Feldman -- had their comic work published by Comicoz in the past twelve months.)
Comic Strip Artist, Sponsored by the Herald Sun: Gary Clark
Other nominees: Tony Lopes, Jason Chatfield, Ian Jones, Glen Le Lievre
Editorial/Political Cartoonist, Sponsored by Media Super: Glen Le Lievre
Other nominees: David Pope, Christopher Downes, Mark Knight, Pat Campbell
Illustrator, Sponsored by Wacom: Anton Emdin
Other nominees: Pat Campbell, Glen Le Lievre, Warren Brown, Mark Sheard
Single Gag Cartoonist, Sponsored by The Walkley Foundation/MEAA: Matt Golding
Other nominees: Cathy Wilcox, Judy Horacek, Andrew Weldon, Robert Black
There were insufficient entries in the Animation category, so the Award was withheld this year.
Other nominees: Anton Emdin, Christopher Downes, Mark Knight, Cathy Wilcox, Bill Leak
Jim Russell Award for Significant Contribution to Australian Cartooning: Gerald Carr
Australian Cartooning Hall of Fame: Geoff Hook, Ken Emerson, Eric Jolliffe
Best Cartoon on the Night: Rod Emmerson on the topic "Trumped".
Next year's Award Ceremony is going to be held in Canberra, and I am going to begin to lobby to have the 2018 Awards held in Queensland...