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Michael Ramirez is 2020 Headliner Award Winner

The Press Club of Atlantic City has announced the winners of the 2020 National Headliner Awards.

Michael Ramirez has won the 2020 Headliner Award for Editorial Cartoons.

From the announcement:

First Place
Michael Ramirez
Las Vegas Review Journal
Judges’ comments: Sharp, sophisticated, daring. Michael Ramirez skewers the pompous and defends the vulnerable. Excellent work.

Also recognized:

Second Place
Clay Bennett
Chattanooga Times Free Press

Third Place
Clay Jones


Founded in 1934 by the Press Club of Atlantic City, the National Headliner Awards program is one of the oldest and largest annual contests recognizing journalistic merit in the communications industry.

The first National Headliner Awards were presented in 1935.  Since then, more than 2,650 Headliner medallions have been presented to outstanding writers, photographers, daily newspapers, magazines, graphic artists, radio and television stations and networks, and news syndicates.

Community Comments

#1 Duke Stanton
@ 6:53 am

I have followed Michael Ramirez’s cartoons for several years now. His drawings are always topic relevant, detailed and spot on. I even had the opportunity once to sit by his side and watch him work from an idea’s inception, to a rough drawing, a finished drawing and a colorization. His work goes far beyond that of “just a cartoon”. He dedicates his work to the idea he is trying to display and he continues to tweak it until every last detail meets the story or idea that he is trying to get across. He is the Michelangelo of cartoonist because his drawings are nor merely lines, they are almost 3-D in appearance and seem to say, “Look at me! I have something important to say!” He’s that good.

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