GINA BAE, Hong Kong's Fight for Free Press, Editorial Cartoon. Grade 10, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA.

GINA BAE, Hong Kong’s Fight for Free Press, Editorial Cartoon. Grade 10, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA.

The Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon, sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation, was created to celebrate the legacy of four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Herb Block. This award recognizes three students who exhibit exceptional skill in editorial cartooning in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and provides each student with a $1,000 scholarship.

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Say Cheese, Editorial Cartoon by Kaitlyn Quatch, Grade 10, Age 15, Fiorello H Laguardia High School of Music, New York, NY

Say Cheese, Editorial Cartoon by Kaitlyn Quatch, Grade 10, Age 15, Fiorello H. Laguardia High School of Music, New York, NY

The 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards introduced new scholarship opportunities and a new category: Editorial Cartoon sponsored by The Herb Block Foundation. Hundreds of students submitted work, and three students were selected to receive The Herblock Award for Editorial Cartoon and a scholarship of $1,000. This Award celebrates the legacy of four-time Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Herb Block and his remarkable contribution to American history and free expression.

We’d like to congratulate the first recipients of this award: Kaitlyn Quatch, Ryan Sunada-Wong, and Sherrill Zheng!

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