Tjeerd Royaards is an award-winning Dutch editorial cartoonist living in Amsterdam. He has worked as a cartoonist for since 2005, ever since getting a master's degree in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam.
Tjeerd makes a weekly editorial cartoon for acclaimed Dutch national newspaper NRC. His work has appeared in various Dutch newspapers and magazines. Internationally his work is distributed by the New York Times Syndicate and has been published by BBC, CNN, the Guardian, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, Courrier International, France 24, Internazionale, Politico Europe, and many others.
Tjeerd is Editor-in-Chief of Cartoon Movement, a global platform for editorial cartoons and comics journalism. He is also on the Board of Advisors of Cartoonists Rights Network International and a member of Cartooning for Peace.
2019 - Evens Journalism Prize - Awarded to Cartoon Movement
2018 - 1st Prize - Inktspotprijs - Best Dutch political cartoon
2018 - Award of Excellence - Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom
2016 - 3rd Prize - Una Vignetta per l'Europa
2014 - 2nd Prize - Press Cartoon Europe
2010 - Citation for Excellence - United Nations Political Cartoon Award
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