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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. We have named this award after Mr. Lurie, as we find that his political cartoons epitomize the high standards that we at the United Nations would like to see.
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 any language.
The prizes are to be announced in October 2013, at the Annual Awards Dinner and at the United Nations, 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, will be presented by Dr. Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate, Chairman Emeritus of the Judging Committee.
• Second prize, of $5,000.00 and a plaque, will be presented by Giampaolo Pioli, President of the United Nations Correspondents Association.
• Third prize, of $3,000.00 and a plaque, will be presented by Giampaolo Pioli, President of the United Nations Correspondents Association.
Moreover, ten honorable mentions, in the form of plaques, will be declared by Giampaolo Pioli, President of UNCA.