Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons

The application for the 2020 Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons will open mid-August.

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 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 award includes a cash prize of $2,500 and the winner participates in NPF’s annual awards event.

Robert “RJ” Matson won the 2019 Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons. Matson is the editorial cartoonist for CQ Roll Call, and his cartoons are widely syndicated by caglecartoons.com.

The NPF judges said: “Matson’s cartoons combine visual clarity and instant impact. His drawing is fresh, clean and beautifully composed. Matson’s dry satire helps break down complicated issues and zeroes in on his point.”