On April 8, THE WEEK hosted the fifth annual Opinion Awards at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C. Awards were given for:

Columnist of the Year
Ruth Marcus, The Washington Post

Editorial Cartoonist of the Year
Mike Luckovich, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Blogger of the Year
Josh Marshall, Talking Points Memo

Editor-at-large Sir Harold Evans hosted a panel conversation on the topic of the 2008 presidential election, featuring former Chief of Staff for President George W. Bush, Karl Rove; former New York Times editor-in-chief Howell Raines; and political strategist and pollster Doug Schoen—and what a conversation it was. The audience of D.C.’s most influential players was captivated by the exchange of these very distinct viewpoints.

For more on the event and to view event highlights, visit: http://www.theweekdaily.com/opinionawards