Accepts entries starting
Entry Deadline October 15, 2014
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About the Award

In 1989 Florence Berryman, former art critic of 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 editorial cartoonists of newspapers and magazines in the U.S. for work that exhibits power to influence public opinion, plus good drawing and striking effect. The winner will receive a $2,500 prize and an engraved crystal vase at the National Press Foundation's Annual Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C. To see the cartoons by our award recipients, go to the NPF cartoon gallery.

Tips for Winning:

This award is for work that exhibits power to influence public opinion in what the cartoonist believes to be the right direction, plus good drawing, striking effect, and effective use of humor.

Notable Winners

Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News

Robert Ariail, Spartanburg Harald-Journal


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Eligibility Requirements

Work that was published between Sept. 1, 2013 and Sept. 1, 2014.

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Required Material

A short biography and letter of support should be saved as either a Word, text or PDF document BEFORE beginning the online application form. No JPGs. You may not save and return to the application later. If these items are not uploaded to the online application, it will be considered ineligible for review.

Entry Format

Entry Process is through an online form.

Contact Information

Jessica Jean-Francois [email protected] 202.663.7282

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