Submisssion Deadline: November 15, 2013,
The United Nations hereby Invite political cartoonists of print publications, electronic media, and on-line media throughout the world to participate in RANAN LURIE POLITICAL CARTOON AWARD Competition for the Year 2013 (No entrance fees required.)
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.
These awards are granted for the best political cartoons reflecting the spirit and the principles of the United Nations.
THIRTEEN AWARDS WILL BE GRANTED:
First Prize $10,000.00
Second Prize 5,000.00
Third Prize 3,000.00
Ten Honorable Mentions in the form of plaques
The prizes are to be announced on December 15, 2013, at the Annual Awards presentation in New York. Thirteen (13) 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 announced by Dr. Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate, Chairman Emeritus of the Judging Committee.
Second prize, of $5,000.00 and a plaque, will be announced by Ranan Lurie, Chairman of the Judging Committee.
Third prize, of $3,000.00 and a plaque, will be announced by The President of the United Nations Correspondents Association.
Ten (10) honorable mentions, in the form of plaques, will be announced by THE UNITED NATIONS/RANAN LURIE POLITICAL CARTOON AWARDS.
All entries will be announced via the worldwide press. All winners’ prizes, either financial and/or plaques, will be sent via U.S. registered mail on December 15, 2013, to the winners.
Rules for Exhibits:
Entries must be submitted in writing and addressed to
THE UNITED NATIONS/RANAN LURIE
POLITICAL CARTOON AWARDS,
25 Columbus Circle, Suite 63E, New York, NY, 10019 (no phone or fax calls, please). Entries for awards must be received on or before November 15, 2013, and represent work done from the beginning of September 2012, to the 15th of October 2013, 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.
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.
requires that every entry conform to the stated limits and size before it can be given any jury consideration. All exhibits should include no more than a 75 word biography, a picture of the entrant, and be in English or translated into English.
All materials including prize-winning exhibits become the property of
THE UNITED NATIONS/RANAN LURIE POLITICAL CARTOON AWARDS COMMITTEE
and will not be returned. Again: Only copies (not originals!) will be accepted for consideration. All material may be used for promotional purposes, including but not limited to inclusion in special United Nations albums or other albums and exhibits.
The decisions of the judges are final and irrevocable.
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