United Nations Political Cartoon Award 2014

     Category:  Illustration
     Deadline:  November 15, 2014  (expired!)
     Contest's Website:  [link]

    The United Nations, in its desire to promote the highest standard of excellence in political cartoons, has established this annual political cartoon award given in the international field, and named the award after political cartoonist Ranan Lurie.

    Entries for awards must represent work done from the beginning of September 2013, to the 15th of October 2014, reflecting the importance of human dignity, mutual respect and friendship among nations, as well as economic consideration and environmental responsibilities towards each other. While cartoonists may send in what ever they please, the contest does not encourage maligning member nations or their leaders.

    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.

    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.

    There is no entry fee.


    Entries may be made by any professional individual, and should consist of political cartoons printed in any publication published anywhere in the world, in any language.


    All winning entries will be announced in December 2014:

    First prize: $10,000.00 and a plaque
    Second prize: $5,000.00 and a plaque
    Third prize: $3,000.00 and a plaque

    Moreover, ten honorable mentions, in the form of plaques, will be granted by the Political Cartoon Awards committee.