Congratulations to cartoonist Kevin “Kal” Kallaugher, the 2020 winner of the Award-formerly-known-as-the-Thomas-Nast from the Overseas Press Club of America. This is Kal’s fifth time to win the OPCA prize. Michael Ramirez was cited as the runner-up.
America’s oldest association dedicated to international news will honor the journalists at an Oct. 22 event. A press release from the OPC noted “Veteran cartoonist Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher joined some select company with his fifth career OPC Award for Best Cartoon as his crow quill found favorite subjects in China, Vladimir Putin, climate change and deadly conspiracies. Only nine journalists have more than five career OPC awards.”
The ‘best cartoon’ award remains the sole prize from Overseas Press Club to not be named for a past media personality after Thomas Nast’s name was suddenly and unceremoniously stripped from the award in 2018.