Nominations are now open for our annual Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award.
Each year CRNI highlights a case of particular concern by honoring a cartoonist or group of cartoonists who have displayed courage in the face of threats to their life or liberty.
Previous winners have made headlines in the last twelve months as their plight either intensified – for example, as Eaten Fish resorted to hunger strike on Manus Island and Zunar faced harassment from polically-motivated mobs in Malaysia – or problems recurred – as Musa Kart was once again taken to court in Turkey and Nik Kowsar was given a sentence in absentia by the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Court.
They are far from alone. Earlier this year our colleagues at Cartooning For Peace issued a comprehensive report on the state of play for cartoonists round the world and it makes instructive reading. We would like to hear from you if you know of a cartoonist who has been particularly courageous in the past year.
As usual, the winner will be announced at the conclusion of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists convention, held this year at Hofstra University, New York.
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Note that there is no competition, exhibition or public event associated with this award and we are not seeking entries on the themes of freedom, bravery etc. Do not send us your cartoons.
We require only the name of a cartoonist or cartoonists who have experienced threats in the past year and either a brief summary of the situation or a link to a website that describes it.
Nominations should be sent to our Executive Director, Dr Robert Russell – email@example.com – with the subject line “2017 AWARD NOMINEES”. Please submit your ideas no later than 17:00 EST, September 15th 2017.
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