THE UNITED NATIONS / RANAN LURIE INTERNATIONAL
POLITICAL CARTOON AWARDS COMPETITION

I will be on a sabbatical for this year until further notice and no awards will be granted for 2018 so that I may focus on and complete my full life story book. This will require my undivided attention 25 hours a day, 8 days a week. Since I carried all the financial and logistical burden on my shoulders throughout the first & last 20 years, with no support from anyone or any organization whosoever of granting my fellow Political Cartoonists moral as well as financial support to help them plow through the difficult times engulfing our globe and to lend them further opportunities of flaunting their important, talented smart analyses to the world. I'll try and do my best to continue our international competition next year, as well as hoping to double the old rewards to $6,000.00, $10,000.00 & $25,000.00 on a yearly basis for 2019 and beyond.

With kind regards,

Ranan R. Lurie
Founder & Chairman, Panel of Judges

IN CASE YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER INQUIRIES, KINDLY RELATE WITHOUT EXCEPTION
TO THE CHAMBERS OF THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS,
THE HONORABLE ANTÓNIO MANUEL DE OLIVEIRA GUTERRES, PLEASE.