Political Cartoon of the Year Awards 2017

George Osborne, Ellwood Atfield’s guest of honour at Political Cartoon of the Year awards evening – standard!

The winners were announced during a ceremony hosted by Ellwood Atfield in Westminster, on Thursday 23rd November 2017, at St John’s Smith Square, Westminster.

The awards celebrate the UK’s national newspaper cartoonists, and are attended by the National Press, Members of Parliament, leaders from the communications and PR industry and cartoonists alike.

Congratulations to the winners…

Political Cartoon of the Year 2017. Winner: Ben Jennings, The Guardian


Political Cartoon of the Year 2017. Runner-up: Bob Moran, Daily Telegraph


Political Cartoonist of the Year 2017. Winner: Morten Morland, The Times

Political Cartoonist of the Year 2017. Runner-up: Dave Brown, The Independent


The winning cartoonists 

(L-R) Ben Atfield (MD, Ellwood Atfield), Dave Brown (The Independent), Morten Morland (The Times), George Osborne, Bob Moran (Daily Telegraph), Ben Jennings (The Guardian), Tim Benson (Political Cartoon Gallery).


Guest of honour George Osborne was at the sharp end of many a cartoonist’s pen over the years, and is now an advocate for political cartooning. In his new role as editor of The Evening Standard he has re-introduced the political cartoon to its pages with the appointment of Christian Adams.


Thank you to all our guests for a spectacular evening and celebration of this very special form of journalism.

View the shortlist of cartoons here.


A special thanks to Heineken for helping support this event.         

the evening in photos

(L-R) Kulveer Ranger, Vice President Strategy & Communications at Atos, Ben Atfield, Ellwood Atfield
(L-R) Gavin Ellwood, Ellwood Atfield, Baroness Neville-Rolfe, Elizabeth Crossick, Head of Government Relations EU at RELX Group
Hannah Staunton, Former Head of Operations at Baker Street Quarter Partnership Business Improvement District
(L-R) Sally Osman, Director at Royal Communications, Catherine May, Leadership Coach, Mary Fagan, Group Communications & Corporate Affairs Director at ITV
Helen Lederer, Actress
(L-R) Dani Brown, Ellwood Atfield, Giles Croot, Group Head of Communications & Investor Relations at Balfour Beatty plc, Catriona Woolner-Winders, Group Corporate Strategy, Communications & Sustainabiliy Director at Kingfisher
Matthew Parris, Political Journalist & former MP
(L-R) Mary Whenman, Global Director of Communications & Corporate Affairs at Inmarsat, Dani Brown, Ellwood Atfield, Kate Levine, International Director of Commitment & Corporate Communications at The Body Shop, Flic Howard-Allen, Head of External Affairs at Associated British Foods
(L-R) Matt Tee, CEO at the Independent Press Standards Organisation, Geraldine Davies, Ellwood Atfield, Kevin Moore, Past Master of the Company of PR Practitioners, Geri Silverstone, Founder of Geri Silverstone Communications, Nicola Bates, Ellwood Atfield
(L-R) Geraldine Davies, Ellwood Atfield, Baroness Wheatcroft
(L-R) Christian Adams, Cartoonist, George Osborne, Editor at the Evening Standard
(L-R) Gavin Ellwood, Ellwood Atfield, Geraldine Davies, Ellwood Atfield, George Osborne, Editor at the Evening Standard
Michael Crick, Broadcaster

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