de Adder Wins 2020 National Newspaper Award

The National Newspaper Awards have announced the winners of their 2020 awards with Michael de Adder as the winner of the Editorial Cartooning category.

Editorial Cartooning

Winner: Michael de Adder, Halifax Chronicle Herald/Toronto Star

Finalists: Graeme MacKay, Hamilton Spectator; Bruce MacKinnon, Halifax Chronicle Herald

An additional note:

Several individuals took home top honours for the first time after being nominated previously. They include Michael de Adder (Editorial Cartooning), the Globe’s Johanna Schneller (Arts and Entertainment) and the Globe’s Nathan VanderKlippe (Norman Webster Award for International Reporting). Each came into this year’s competition having been a finalist four times previously.

The complete list of winners and finalists is here.

This is the 72nd year for the awards program, and the 32nd under the current administrative structure. The awards were established by the Toronto Press Club in 1949 to encourage excellence and reward achievement in daily newspaper work in Canada. The competition is now open to newspapers, news agencies and online news sites approved for entry by the NNA Board of Governors.

In other de Adder news, Michael is interviewed by the CBC about cartooning today’s Canada and cartooning post-Trump.

Michael de Adder says the world is tired of hearing about former U.S. president Donald Trump, even in the form of cartoons lampooning him.

“They would like forget about him. Trump’s not going to allow that, but they would like to forget about it,” the Canadian political cartoonist told CBC’s The House in an interview that aired Saturday.


Original March 18 item announcing NNA finalists:

The Canadian Daily Newspaper Association has announced
the finalists for the 2020 National Newspaper Awards.

Editorial Cartooning / Caricature




hat tip to Bado for the heads-upboth times