Regional Chapters

The early 1990s saw the introduction of regional chapters within the NCS. Created to encourage a deeper participation and interaction among NCS members while furthering the aims of the Society, these chapters also afford members a more active role at the national level.

What do chapters do? Chapters host local and virtual events, attend conventions, support charities, and serve as an onramp for potential members who may participate as guests.  A vital part of Reubens jurying, chapters are responsible for selecting finalists in Divisional Award categories.  Chapter Chairs make up the NCS Regional Council, which serves and advises the NCS Board of Directors. In addition, the position of National Representative on the NCS Board of Directors is held by a Chapter Chair who acts as a conduit between the NCS Board and the Regional Council.

How to I affiliate with a chapter?  Current NCS members can affiliate with any chapter in two steps:
1. contact the Chapter Chair to introduce yourself and let them know you’d like to affiliate (contact info below)
2. login to the NCS member portal and update your affiliation in your Member Profile–it is the last item and looks like this:
Regional Chapters | National Cartoonists Society
That’s it!

The map below  gives a rough idea of the regions represented by our U.S. chapters:

Map showing approximate geographical regions for each NCS chapter


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