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.
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. The competition is opened to editorial cartoonists of newspapers and magazines whose work was published between Sept. 1, 2011 and Sept. 1, 2012.
Entries will only be accepted through our online application form. The deadline to submit 2012 applications was Monday, October 15, 2012. Winners will be announced shortly.
The Houston Chronicle2011
The Denver Post2009
The Washington Examiner2008