"I feel very honored, if not a little out of place, to be included in such a distinguished group of journalists" Bennett told the Times Free Press. "Maybe I'll seem more respectable, if only by association."
This is Bennett's third Thomas Nast Award. He's also received the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and the National Headliner Award. Bennett, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2002, has been a finalist for the prestigious honor a record seven times. His work is syndicated in about 100 newspapers through the Washington Post Writers Group.
The OPC also cited Kal Kallaugher's international cartoonist in The Economist. Kallaugher has won the Thomas Nast Award a total of four times, and was recently named the 2017 Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award winner.