2008 Lurie/UN Award winning political cartoons


Judges returned their ballots — the winners of the 2008 Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Awards have been announced at the United Nations.

First place to a Greek cartoonist, Michael Kountouris of Eleftheros Typos:

Michael Kountoris, Eleftheros Typos, 1st place in the Lurie/UN Cartoon Awards, 2008

Michael Kountoris, Eleftheros Typos, 1st place in the Lurie/UN Cartoon Awards, 2008

Of the 13 cartoons, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and honorable mentions, at least six touch on environmental topics.  Is this a representation of a the cartoons published in the past year?

All the cartoons honored deserve your viewing — go see them here.

The award is offered annually by the UN Correspondents Association in honor of Ranan Lurie, who probably still is the most widely syndicated cartoonist in history.  A sample of Lurie’s work, below the fold.

Cartoon by Ranan Lurie, in Foreign Affairs, Vol. 80, No. 1

Cartoon by Ranan Lurie, in Foreign Affairs, Vol. 80, No. 1

2 Responses to 2008 Lurie/UN Award winning political cartoons

  1. […] Update, December 2008:  2008 awards post. […]

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  2. jahigginbotham says:

    ? the winner has me clueless.

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