This was great news and I was over the moon. It was a big achievement because there were a thousand others who entered the competition.
Persuaded to enter
I found out about the cartooning competition from my Mum, who saw an advert in a newspaper. She persuaded me to enter one of my cartoons, saying that it would do well - just as all Mums do.
Faced with the challenge of making a cartoon, I had to think about two things:
Where to find inspiration?
I based my cartoon on the works of American cartoonist Gary Larson, as he always uses out of place animals as family pets which is a comical thing to do.
What to do in my cartoon?
In my cartoon, there is a family of two boys and a Mum and Dad crammed into their bathroom and performing a funeral ceremony for their pet elephant, Jumbo, by flushing him down the toilet.
The award ceremony was held in London and I met loads of famous newspaper cartoonists like Matt and Steve Bell. (Don't worry if you don't know who they are - I didn't know half the people at the Cartoon Awards!)
It was great - not only the free drinks and snacks - but the atmosphere.
Cartoonists are a friendly bunch and there were lots of people eager to shake my hand. When I was given my over-large certificate, I couldn't stop smiling.
It was a good feeling, even though I had to carry the huge, framed certificate on the train!
Being a cartoonist sounds like a really good job and quite enjoyable and I might consider becoming a professional cartoonist when I'm older."