June 22, 2006

C&F Wins AJPA Award


For various reasons, we've entered very few editorial cartoon awards contests over the years. So we're fortunate that Avi Frier of Florida Jewish News took the initiative to submit our work to the American Jewish Press Association's annual Rockower Awards.

Cox & Forkum has been awarded The Noah Bee Award for Excellence in Editorial Cartooning. Here's the FJN report: Florida Jewish News wins top Jewish media award.

The Florida Jewish News and cartoon team John Cox and Allen Forkum won a Simon Rockower Award for excellence in Editorial Cartooning, at last week's annual conference of the American Jewish Press Association, which took place in Baltimore.  The Florida Jewish News was the youngest publication to receive a Rockower this year, and the only Florida publication to be awarded in recent years.

Billed by some as the "Jewish Pulitzers," the Rockower Awards were started in 1980 to provide incentive to Jewish media to improve their publications and to promote quality Jewish journalism.

Our gratitude goes to Avi for his efforts on our behalf and to the members of the AJPA for recognizing our work.

Here are the three cartoons that were submitted:
Cirque Du PA
Their Perspective

Posted by Forkum at June 22, 2006 10:47 AM