United Nations/Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Awards 2017 (18,000 USD Prize)


Application Deadline: November 15, 2017

The United Nations/Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Awards are granted for the best political cartoons reflecting the spirit and the principles of the United Nations.

Entries must represent work done from the beginning of September 2016, to the 15th of October 2017, 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 emphasising 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.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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.


The names of the winners of our thirteen prizes will be published on December 15, 2017, on this web site, together with their winning cartoons:

  • First prize, of us$10,000 and a plaque.

  • Second prize, of us$5,000 and a plaque.

  • Third prize, of us$3,000 and a plaque.

  • Ten honorable mention plaques granted by

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the United Nations/Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Awards 2017


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