The 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Editorial Cartooning

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For a distinguished cartoon or portfolio of cartoons, characterized by originality, editorial effectiveness, quality of drawing and pictorial effect, published as a still drawing, animation or both, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to Matt Wuerker of POLITICO for his consistently fresh, funny cartoons, especially memorable for lampooning the partisan conflict that engulfed Washington.

Matt Wuerker

Gregory Moore (left), co-chair of The Pulitzer Prize Board, presents the 2012 Editorial Cartooning Prize to Matt Wuerker of POLITICO.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Matt Bors, syndicated by Universal Uclick, for his pungent work outside the traditional style of American cartooning; and Jack Ohman, of The Oregonian, Portland, for his clever daily cartoons and a distinctive Sunday panel on local issues in which his reporting was as important as his artistic execution.