United Nations/Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Awards

Deadline: 31 December 2015
Open to: any professional individual creating political cartoons
Prizes: three monetary prizes and ten Honorable Mentions


The United Nations/Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Awards have opened entry for 2015, to once again award the best political cartoons reflecting the spirit and the principles of the United Nations. Entries for awards should reflect the importance of human dignity, mutual respect and friendship among nations, as well as economic consideration and environmental responsibilities towards each other. This award has been named after political cartoonist Ranan Lurie and the competition has been held annually since 2005.


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.


Thirteen prizes will be awarded this year. The names of the winners will be published on 15 January 2016 together with winning cartoons.

  • First prize, of USD 10,000 and a plaque;
  • Second prize, of USD 5,000 and a plaque;
  • Third prize, of USD 3,000 and a plaque;
  • Ten honorable mentions, in the form of plaques.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 31 December 2015. To enter the competition please print out this form directly from your computer and submit by mail with the materials specified by the rules. Entries must be submitted in writing and addressed to

25 Columbus Circle, Suite 63E
New York, NY 10019

For more information please visit the official website.

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