Thursday, October 01, 2009


The prizes are to be announced during the month of December 2009, and will be granted at The United Nations, New York. Thirteen (13) prizes will be granted in the presence of the Secretary General of the U.N., the Honorable Ban Ki-moon:
First prize, of $10,000.00 and a plaque
Second prize, of $5,000.00 and a plaque
Third prize, of $3,000.00 and a plaque
Ten (10) honorable mentions, in the form of plaques.
Rules for Exhibits:
1. Entries must be submitted in writing and addressed to
THE UNITED NATIONS RANAN LURIE POLITICAL CARTOON AWARD,Trump Tower, 721 Fifth Ave, Suites 59H & 60H, New York, NY 10022 (no phone or fax calls, please).
Entries for awards must be received on or before November 12, 2009, to cover work done in the year 2008/9, 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 ability to enhance, explain and even help direct the spirit and principles of the U.N.
2. 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 a reproduction (only reproductions will be accepted!) of the cartoons, 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 9 x 12 inches.
Every entry should conform to the stated limits and size before it can be given jury consideration. All exhibits should include a biography and picture of entrant, and be in English.
3. All materials including prize-winning exhibits become the property of THE UNITED NATIONS RANAN LURIE POLITICAL CARTOON AWARD COMMITTEE and will not be returned.
Only copies (not originals!) will be accepted for consideration. All material may be used for promotional purposes, including but not limited to inclusion in a special United Nations albums and exhibits. The decisions of the judges are final and irrevocable.


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