Press Releases

    Note No 133
    22 March 2001

    UNITED NATIONS CORRESPONDENTS ASSOCIATION

    United Nations
    New York NY 10017
    20 March 2001

    UNCA PRIZE FOR UN COVERAGE 2001

    THE UNCA/RANAN LURIE PRIZE FOR POLITICAL CARTOONS, 2001

    The UN Correspondents Association calls for entries for its Seventh Annual UNCA Awards for best written and electronic media coverage of the United Nations and its agencies, and for The Second Annual UNCA/Ranan Lurie Award for Political Cartoons, to be given at UNCA’s Awards Dinner at UN HQ in New York, late October 2001. Deadline for entries is 1 August 2001.

    UNCA offers $5,000 gold, $2,500 silver and $1000 bronze awards for media coverage, and the costs of the first prize winner’s trip to New York will be met by the Association if necessary. Secretary General Kofi Annan will present the prizes.

    The UNCA/Ranan Lurie awards for political cartoons are $10,000 first prize, $5,000 second prize, $3,000 third prize and ten honourable mention plaques.

    UNCA Journalism Awards

    The awards are open to all journalists anywhere in the world, in any media, for the best books, stories, radio or TV programmes or series covering the UN and its agencies published in the twelve months before 1 Aug 2000. The judges will be looking for entries with impact, insight and originality, and will take into account the courage and assiduity of the journalist. Investigative work will be welcome.

    Multiple or joint entries will be accepted.

    • Work in print, radio or TV between July of 1999 and the end of July 2000 is eligible.
    • Entries not in one of the official languages of the UN should have a translation into English or French, and video entries should be in VHS (preferably NTSC) format.
    • A written transcript assists judging radio and TV entries.

    Entrants should send two copies each of their entry or entries to

    Millennium Award, UNCA
    United Nations
    New York NY 10017, USA

    Or

    Fedex, registered or couriered packages to:

    UNCA c/o Ian Williams (tel 212 963 7117)
    235 East 49 St #1A
    New York NY, 10017, USA

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    UNCA/RANAN LURIE POLITICAL CARTOON AWARDS 2001

    These awards are open to political cartoons printed in any publication published anywhere, in any language in the twelve months before 1 August 2001. The entry must consist of a reproduction only of the cartoons, as published, with name of publication and date included, accompanied by a newspaper reprint, and translated into English. Exhibits are limited to two cartoons per individual. Reproductions must be measure no more than 9 x 12 inches or 20 x 27 cms.

    Successful entries will reflect the importance of human dignity, mutual respect and friendship between nations, as well as economic and environmental responsibilities towards each other. Winning cartoons will be chosen for their ability to enhance, explain and even help direct the spirit and principles of the U.N.

    For full details and entry from, please check the website, www.LurieUNaward.com, which has full details including entry forms and rules.

    Entries must be submitted to

    The UNCA/Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Award

    375 Park Avenue, Suite 1301,
    New York, NY 10152
    USA
    Telephone + 1 212 980 0855
    By Fedex, Couriered or Registered Envelopes.

    Deadline: 1 August 2001

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    Previous Winners of the UNCA Journalists’ Award

    Note: Previous prize winners have been in Arabic, Chinese, English, Dutch, French, German, and Spanish, in newspapers, magazines, radio and TV formats.

    2000:

    Gold:

    Evelyn Leopold & Anthony Goodman, Reuters UN Bureau

    Silver:

    Minelle Fernandez, Maharajah TV, Sri Lanka

    Bronze Medal:

    Betsy Pisik, Washington Times, USA

     

    Special Award "For insight for outsiders on inside the UN"

    Robert van de Roer, NRC Handelsblad, The Netherlands
    Stephen Handelman, Toronto Star, Canada

    1999:

     

    Gold:

    Richard Roth & Liz Neisloss CNN’s UN Correspondent

    Silver:

    Colum Lynch, Boston Globe

    Bronze:

    Jointly to Alfonso Armada of ABC, Madrid, Jurgen Thebrat ARD

     

    1998:

     

    Gold:

    Robert Van de Roer, Diplomatic Correspondent of NRC Handelsblad, the Netherlands

    Silver:

    James Bone, UN Correspondent of The Times, London

    Bronze:

    Sun Yu, of the China Environment News, Beijing

    Honourable Mention

    Ilene Prusher Jerusalem Correspondent, Christian Science Monitor

     

    1997:

     

    Gold:

    Andreas Zumach, Geneva, for his Deutschlandradio documentary Reform oder Kollaps

    Silver:

    Ghada Abdel Hamid Al-Jamal, Khartoum, of Al-Mukhbir

    Bronze:

    Jointly to Thalif Deen, Inter Press Service & John Goshko, Washington Post

     

    1996:

     

    Gold:

    Paddy Coulter, producer, of the BBC series Under the Blue Flag.

    Silver:

    Afsane Bassir-Pour of Le Monde

    Bronze:

    Rory O’Connor & Danny Schechter, Globalvision TV

    Runners up:

    Thalif Deen of Inter Press Service & Petra Lidschreiber of ARD

     

    1995:

    Ted Turner of CNN, emeritus, for CNN’s UN coverage



    WINNERS OF THE U.N.C.A/RANAN LURIE
    POLITICAL CARTOON AWARDS FOR 2000:


    Peter
    Schrank
    The Independent on Sunday
    London, U.K.
    1st Prize (US$10,000.00)

    Soheil D. Eshraghi
    Tavana Keyhan
    Tehran, Iran
    2nd Prize (US$ 5,000.00)

    Jim Morin
    The Miami Herald
    Miami, Fl., U.S.A.
    3rd Prize (US$3,000.00)

    Honorable Mentions

    Samuel Godfrey Mwamkinga
    The African
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Godfrey Mwampembwa
    The Daily Nation
    Nairobi, Kenya

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    GennadyKostovetsky & Boris Khenkin
    Magazine Osten
    Macedonia

    Osmani Esteban Simawca Tirado
    Soteropolis
    Salvador-Bahia, Brazil

    * * *

    PareshNath
    National Herald
    New Delhi, India

    Elisabetta Ursella
    El Tomat
    Italy

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    Tony Namate
    The Daily News
    Harare, Zimbabwe

    John Farmer
    The Mercury
    Tasmania, Australia

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    FritzBehrendt
    De Telegraaf
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Chris Britt
    State Journal-Register
    Springfield, Ill., U.S.A.

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