Cartoonists Rights Network International calls for nominations as we prepare to present our annual Courage in Editorial Cartooning award.
CRNI presents this award to a cartoonist who has demonstrated exceptional courage in the face of overwhelming threats while pursuing their right to free speech as defined by Article 19 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights.
Please send your nomination to CRNI Executive Director Robert Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Annual Award” on the subject line — or click here:
The email should contain a brief description of the threats and/or censorship faced by the cartoonist. If possible, please include contact information for the cartoonist. The cut-off date for nominations is Friday, July 20th at 17.00 EST
CRNI’s Board of Directors will consider the nominees and select a recipient. The 2018 Courage in Editorial Cartooning award will be presented on September 22nd during the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists annual convention in Sacramento, California.
Note: CRNI does not award a specific cartoon for its excellence and is not seeking cartoons about freedom of expression or threats to it. We recognise a cartoonist who is under threat or attack themselves. Therefore CRNI makes no comment on the quality or intent of a specific cartoon. However CRNI will not consider cartoonists whose work advocates violence, promotes hate, or encourages racism, sexism and/or bigotry.