Another Brazilian wins Lurie Cartoon Award from UN Correspondents

March 20, 2011

2010’s Lurie Award Winner for cartooning was another Brazilian — as in 2007.  The subject is global warming, with a wistful look at what might happen:

Lurie Award Winner, 2010 - Raimundo Waldez Da C. Duarte in Amazonia, in Brazil

Lurie Award Winner, 2010 - Raimundo Waldez Da C. Duarte in the publication Amazonia, in Brazil

Ice continues to melt at the South Pole, alas.  How to break it to the penguins?

Cartoonist Raimundo Waldez Da C. Duarte, Amazonia, Brazil

Cartoonist Raimundo Waldez Da C. Duarte, Amazonia, Brazil

Raimundo Waldez Da C. Duarte took $10,000  from the award.  He cartoons for Amazonia in Brazil.

You may view the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cartoons, and ten citations for excellence, at the Lurie Award site.

Ranan Lurie 2009 cartoon winners – first place to Robert Ariail

December 28, 2009

My apologies for not being more timely.

The United Nations Correspondents Association and the UN Society of Writers and Artists announced the winners of the 2009 Ranan Lurie/UN Cartoon Awards earlier this month.  First place, and $10,000, went to Robert Ariail, cartooning in The State.

Ariail’s winner is a clever depiction of a commuter making the most of advertising for $4.00/gallon gasoline, becoming a bicycle commuter in the process.

Robert Ariail, First Place, 2009 Ranan Lurie UN Cartoon Award

Robert Ariail's First Place cartoon, 2009 Ranan Lurie UN Cartoon Award competition ($10,000)

Self portrait, Robert Ariail, cartoonist who won 2009 Ranan Lurie UN Cartoon Award

Ariail's self-portrait -- he is without portfolio at the moment

Sad news, too typical for cartoonists these days — Ariail was laid off from The State before the award announcements.  You can see Ariail’s work at his website. (This may be a better copy of his award-winning cartoon.)

Hey!  Mr. Murdoch! Want to do some public service and promote your news organizations?  Hire Ariail, and some of the other laid-off cartoonists whose visual opinions we sorely need in these complex and too-somber times.  (Anyone else who owns a newspaper, or edits one, should consider doing a favor for cartooning and the public, too.)

Go check out the other cartoons, all the way through honorable mention.  There are some spectactular, funny, and stinging works there.  I’ll post a few of them as we near 2010, but you can look now.

Top three:

  • First prize, $10,000 – Robert Ariail, The State (U.S.A.)
  • Second prize, $5,000 – Silvan Wegmann, Sonntag (Switzerland)
  • Third prize, $3,000 – Shlomo Cohen, Israel Hayom (Israel)

Citations for excellence:

  • Guy Badeaux, Le Droit (Canada)
  • Michael Kontouris, Eleftheros Tipos (Greece)
  • Agim Sulaj, Romagna Corriere (Italy)
  • David Pope, The Canberra Times (Australia)
  • Zhu Zizun, Jiaxing Daily (China)
  • Michael Keefe, The Denver Post (U.S.A.)
  • Xiaoqiang Hou, Cartoon Weekly (China)
  • Makhmud Eshonkulov, Himal (Republic of Nepal)
  • Rex Babin, The Sacramento Bee (U.S.A.)
  • Fruz Kutal, Amnesty International “Magasinet” (Norway)

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2008 Lurie/UN Award winning political cartoons

December 13, 2008

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.

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