The Canberra Times' cartoonist David Pope is a finalist in this year's Stanley Awards, to be presented at Old Parliament House this month.
Pope, who is nominated for "cartoonist of the year", has won the honour three times since 2010.
The awards, named after Australian newspaper cartoonist Stan Cross, have 10 categories including awards for comic strip artist, caricaturist, book illustrator, animator, political cartoonist and cartoonist of the year.
Last year's cartoonist of the year was the Australian Financial Review's David Rowe.
Other nominees for 2018's top award are Rowe, the Sydney Morning Herald's Cathy Wilcox and Glen Le Lievre, Peter Player, the Herald-Sun's Mark Knight, the Mercury's Christopher Downes, and creator of the Swamp comic strip, Gary Clark.
The "Stanleys", presented on November 17, are awarded on a peer voting system involving professional cartoonists who are members of the Australian Cartoonists' Association.