Kevin Kallaugher, cartoonist for The Baltimore Sun and The Economist, will receive the 2017 Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons.
NPF judges said: “Kevin Kallaugher captures the complexity of our age in his arresting cartoons. His work is layered, both visually and emotionally. KAL’s striking artwork jumps off the page with nuanced body language, vivid details and intense expressions.”
This is the only time in the history of the Berryman award that a cartoonist has won it twice; Kallaugher previously won in 2002.
In 1989 Florence Berryman, former art critic for The Washington Star, endowed an annual award in memory of her late father and brother, both Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists. The Berryman award is open to U.S.-based editorial cartoonists for work that exhibits power to influence public opinion, plus good drawing and striking effect.
The cartoons should represent the highest standards of journalism. The winner will receive a $2,500 prize at the National Press Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C.
A list of past winners is here.
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