Jeff MacNelly Scholarship Fund
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Linda Dapieveova, Key West High wins The Fourth
for the Second Year
Jeff MacNelly MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED
For a distinguished cartoon or portfolio of cartoons produced during the
year, characterized by originality, editorial effectiveness, quality of
drawing, and pictorial effect.
Pulitzer Prize Winners Dave Barry, Tony Auth, Mike Peters, David Hume
Kennerly, and Chris Cassat judged the fourth memorial scholarship
dedicated to their close friend Jeff MacNelly the triple Pulitzer Prize
winning political cartoonist and long time Keys resident. It is an annual
scholarship $5,000.00 for a high school student from The Florida Keys.
“There were many excellent entrants from the Florida Keys this year.”
stated Tony Auth.
Jeff MacNelly was the Twentieth Century’s most critically acclaimed
political cartoonist with three Pulitzers, and two Ruebens bestowed by his
fellow cartoonist. Jeff’s prodigious talent as an artist, cartoonist,
sailor and collaborator graced this uncommon island for the ten years. He
and his wife Susie lived her winters.
Jeff worked with children when he came to Key West going into the
classrooms to teach cartooning. It is with the thought that his legacy can
provide inspiration for the coming generations as it has for his
colleagues that this scholarship is designed.
Dave Barry has been writing for the Miami Herald since 1983 and won a
Pulitzer Prize for journalistic commentary in 1988. He has written a
number of short but harmful books, including "Babies and Other Hazards of
Sex" and "Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort of History of the United States."
He writes about life and all its funny complexities.
Mike Peters has been recognized as one of our nations most prominent
cartoon artists for his outstanding work as both a political and comic
strip cartoonist. Mike is the Peter Pan of the cartooning world. He was
awarded his Pulitzer in 1981. His strip “Mother Goose & Grimm” has won
awards since its inception in 1984. Mike is syndicated by Tribune Media
Services and appears in over 400 newspapers worldwide. Mike storyboards
for Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks, writes books, does animated series for
CBS, and has had one of the most varied careers as an artist and
Chris Cassat is the Aspen News political cartoonist and worked as Jeff’s
assistant creating “Shoe” for ten years. Chris and Gary Brookins now
create “Shoe” Chris also produced The Story of Aspen with Aspen Times
'Around Aspen' columnist Mary Eshbaugh Hayes. This book, which is in its
second printing, features many of his photographs from the 70's and 80's.
David Hume Kennerly was the White House photographer for President Gerald
R. Ford. His many achievements include the Pulitzer Prize for his Vietnam
photography, first prize in the World Press Photo Contest for his coverage
of Cambodia, and Overseas Press Club’s Olivier Rebbot Award for his inside
story of the Reagan/Gorbachev Summit in Geneva. He has photographed 25
covers for Time magazine, produced a movie and is a contributing
photographer for Life Magazine and a Photographic Editor for Newsweek.
The Philadelphia Inquirer hired Tony Auth as staff editorial cartoonist in
1971, where he is a member of the Editorial Board. Mr. Auth has won
numerous awards, including five Overseas Press Club Awards, the Sigma
Delta Chi Award for Distinguished Service in Journalism, and the Pulitzer
Prize. His political cartoons are distributed in this country and abroad
by Universal Press Syndicate. Tony Auth is also a fine artist, and the
author and/or illustrator of several books for children, the most recent
of which is "The Sky of Now", by Chaim Potok and published by Alfred A.
Lou Harris, one of our most distinguished Key West residents of the Harris
Poll fame, supplies the criteria. “Being Florida we wanted to get it right
and Mr. Harris is surely the most noted expert in the world to avoid
Florida polling follies. Related Nance Frank, Donor Advisor.
To compete please send three cartoons to The Gallery on Greene, 606 Greene
St. Key West, FL 33040.To contribute make checks payable to The Community
Foundation of the Florida Keys, Box 162, Key West, FL 33040 with a memo
for the MacNelly Scholarship. For more information please contact: Nance
Nance Frank, Owner
Gallery on Greene
Key West, Florida