February 2nd, 2010, Fairfax VA – Liberty Features Syndicate today announced that it has submitted award-winning cartoonist William Warren for a Pulitzer Prize nomination in the Editorial Cartooning category.
According to the Pulitzer committee, the judgment will be based on “originality, editorial effectiveness, quality of drawing, and pictorial effect.” The total prize money for 2010 will be $10,000, which Warren has already announced will be donated to the Good Samaritan Health Center in Atlanta, Georgia, should he win.
The award has been given out since 1922 to the nation’s top in editorial cartoonist. Last year’s winner, Stephen Breen, is the editorial cartoonist for the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Like Breen, William Warren has won the Scripps Howard Charles M. Schultz Award, which is the top honor for collegiate cartoonists. And like Breen, Warren has also won the John Locher Memorial Cartoon contest considered by many to be the most prestigious contest for college editorial cartoonists in North America.
Both of Warren’s awards came while he was in college at Wake Forest University, from which he graduated in 2008.
Warren, who has been with Liberty Features Syndicate since its founding, has been featured in hundreds of newspapers across the country. He is regularity featured in the Washington Examiner’s Sunday “Critical Eye” and has been featured in “Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year” two years in arow.
Justin Williams, Director of Editorial Outreach, stated that “It has been a blessing to have such a talented cartoonist apart of Liberty Features Syndicate. William personifies the creative instinct and professional acumen for which the Pulitzer Prize was established.
The Pulitzer Prize will be awarded at the foundations annual luncheon in late May.