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Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning

Updated: 2017-06-06T01:26Z

The Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartoons is one of the fourteen American Pulitzer Prizes that are annually awarded for Journalism. It has been awarded since 1922 for a distinguished editorial cartoon or portfolio of cartoons published during the year, characterized by originality, editorial effectiveness, quality of drawing, and pictorial effect.

Finalists have been announced from 1980, ordinarily two others beside the winner.[1]

Winners and citations

In its first 92 years to 2013, the Editorial Cartooning Pulitzer was awarded 87 times; none was given in five years and it was never split. Many cartoonists won it more than once (below).[1]

Repeat winners

Through 2017, eighteen people have won the Editorial Cartooning Pulitzer twice and five of them have won it three times.

The other repeat winners are Steve Breen, Jay N. "Ding" Darling, Daniel R. Fitzpatrick, Walt Handelsman, Nelson Harding, David Horsey, Mike Luckovich, Bill Mauldin, Jim Morin, Michael Ramirez, Vaughn Shoemaker, Paul Szep, and Don Wright.

Nelson Harding won the prize consecutively in 1927 and 1928.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Editorial Cartooning". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Editorial Cartooning". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Editorial Cartooning". Retrieved 11 April 2017. 

Further reading

This book chronologically states the awards, displays the artwork, and then describes the cartoon:

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