Ward Sutton Wins 2022 Berryman Award

The National Press Foundation has announced that Ward Sutton has won
the 2022 Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons.

Sutton’s satire skewered U.S. politicians for inaction on school shootings, explored dark scenarios about the end of American democracy, and portrayed Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping as new lovers in an ardent authoritarian embrace.

The Berryman Award is open to U.S.-based editorial cartoonists for work that
exhibits power to influence public opinion, plus good drawing and striking effect.
The cartoons should represent the highest standards of journalism.

“Ward Sutton’s cartoons all illustrate the power of direct impact, but the more you look at them, the more you see their nuance and complexity,” NPF’s judges said. They called Sutton’s portfolio “just powerful.”

Ward said of the distinction:

I am excited and honored to announce that I have been awarded the 2022 Berryman Cartoonist Award, presented by the National Press Foundation. The award is for cartoons I created in the past year for The Boston Globe. The list of previous winners of the Berryman is a who’s who of cartoonists whose work I respect and admire, and I am grateful to now be counted among their ranks.