High school students across California recently submitted entries to the 2017 editorial cartoon contest held by the LegiSchool Project, a state-funded civic education initiative in Sacramento.
In collaboration with The Lowdown, contestants were tasked with drawing single-panel cartoons related to California or national issues. Roughly 100 students from 22 high schools participated. The judges included Mark Fiore, a Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist, LegiSchool Director Elisia Hoffman, and yours truly. This is the third year The Lowdown has published the contest winners - see the finalists' entries from previous years here.
And without further ado, the winning entries ...
11th grade; Berkeley High School