Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Awards by United Nations

Deadline: 15 November 2014
Open to: any professional author of a political cartoon printed in publications published anywhere, in any language
Awards: first prize $10,000; second prize $5,000; third prize $3,000


The United Nations in its desire to promote the highest standard of excellence in political cartoons depicting the spirit of the United Nations has established this annual political cartoon award given in the international field, and named the award after political cartoonist Ranan Lurie. Ranan R. Lurie (born May 26, 1932) is an American Israeli Political Cartoonist and journalist, a senior associate at the CSIS (Center for Strategic and International Studies) since 1990, a member of the United Nation Correspondents Association, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Cartoonews, The Current Events Educational Magazine. He has been nominated to the Nobel Peace Prize by the Republic of Cyprus.


Entries for these awards may be made by any professional individual, and should consist of political cartoons printed in any publication published anywhere, in any language. The entry must consist of reproductions only. The cartoon reproductions will be accepted only as published, with name of publication, language, and date included, accompanied by a newspaper reprint, and translated into English. Exhibits are limited to two cartoons per person. Reproductions must be presented measuring no larger than 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Envelopes larger than 9 x 13 inches will not be opened.


The prizes are to be announced on December 15, 2013, at the Annual Awards presentation in New York. Thirteen prizes will be announced in the presence of the Secretary General of the United Nations, The Honorable Ban Ki-moon.

  • First prize, of $10,000.00 and a plaque;
  • Second prize, of $5,000.00 and a plaque;
  • Third prize, of $3,000.00 and a plaque;
  • Ten honorable mentions, in the form of plaques.


Entries for awards must be received on or before November 15, 2014. Only copies (not originals) will be accepted for consideration. Entries must be submitted in writing and addressed to:

25 Columbus Circle, Suite 63E
New York, NY, 10019

The cartoon reproductions will be accepted only as published, with name of publication, language, and date included, accompanied by entry form. Winning cartoons will be chosen for their high professional standards in art, political analysis of events, projection of events to come, humor, while emphasizing the spirit and principles of the U.N.

For more information please visit the official website.

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