TOM TOLES: The Post cartoonist wins the 2011 Herblock Prize

By Michael Cavna 

Posted on March 2, 2011

The Herblock Prize is staying in town.

A year after Politico's Matt Wuerker won the Herb Block Foundation's editorial-cartooning honor, The Washington Post's Tom Toles has been picked for the prize, the foundation has announced.

Toles is the eighth cartoonist to win the award, which was created in 2004 "to encourage editorial cartooning as an essential tool for preserving the rights of the American people through freedom of speech and the right of expression." He will receive "a tax-free $15,000 cash prize" and a sterling-silver Tiffany trophy, to be presented April 26 at a Library of Congress ceremony.

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