Best of the Best! Winners of the California High School Political Cartoon Contest

This fall, California high school students participated in an annual statewide editorial cartoon contest organized by the LegiSchool Project, a state-funded civic initiative in Sacramento. In collaboration with The Lowdown, contestants were tasked with drawing single-panel cartoons related to state or national issues. Judges included Jack Ohman, editorial cartoonist at the Fresno Bee, and yours truly.

And without further ado, the winning entries ...

First Prize

Vanessa Harding, 9th grade, Culver City High School

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Runners-Up

Jillian Mara, 11th grade, North High School (Torrance, CA)

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Isabella Uchimura, 10th grade, Culver City High School

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Carolyn Ge, 10th grade, Mission San Jose High School (Fremont, CA)

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Mallika Gupta, 10th grade, Mission San Jose High School

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Honorable Mentions

Lauren Ring, Academy of the Canyons (Santa Clarita, CA)
"Hierarchy of Needs"

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Chenxing Zhou, Mission San Jose High School

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Sabrina Han, Rowland High School (Rowland Heights, CA)

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