Cartoons draw praise from judges

THESE colourful and amusing images are the best of Suffolk.

THESE colourful and amusing images are the best of Suffolk.

Today we announce the winner of a cartoon competition held at Town Hall Galleries in Ipswich in conjunction with the Evening Star.

Kerina Strevens , 37, of Ullswater Road, Campsea Ashe was selected for her use of colour, simple designs and entertaining subject matter.

The 37-year-old said: “I am delighted to have won. I have been drawing cartoons since I was at university and as soon as I saw the competition I thought I'd like to enter some work.

“For the Father Christmas I thought it was a succinct idea. The Polar Bears were more considered.

“I enjoy coming up with ideas and I like the way you can say a lot more if you say something in a humorous way.”

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Competition organiser Julia Devonshire, arts project officer for Ipswich Borough Council, said she was pleased with the response.

She added: “We've had some very high standard entries and it's been interesting to see how transient current affairs are and how quickly things change and move.

“Kerina's cartoons are comical, visual and engaging for audiences both young and old.”

The competition complimented the current exhibition at The Town Hall Galleries of cartoons entitled Giles, Drawn To Suffolk, which runs until January 17.

What do you think of Kerina's work? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send an e-mail to