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LANSING, Mich. — The 20th annual Truscott Rossman calendar satirizes last year’s major statewide and national news stories, ranging from the 2014 gubernatorial election to the successful resolution of the Detroit bankruptcy. It will be delivered this week to more than 5,000 recipients worldwide.
A total of 36 newsmakers are included in this year’s calendar. Truscott Rossman is launching a contest today to name everyone included in this year’s calendar.
Click here to enter our contest to name every newsmaker featured in the 2015 Truscott Rossman Calendar. Entries can be submitted through January 30, 2015.
Each entry that correctly names everyone in the calendar will be entered in a random drawing to win a gift basket featuring prizes from the three Michigan cities where Truscott Rossman has a full-time presence: Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing. Winners will be announced on the Truscott Rossman Facebook page and Twitter account on February 2, 2015.
Former state Rep. Maxine Berman won the annual quote contest, supplying a comment for the retiring Carl Levin, which says: “You realize the I.Q. in that place [Congress] just dropped by 50 percent?” More than 40 entries were submitted through Truscott Rossman’s website and judged anonymously by the firm’s staff.
“You might notice some anonymous political pollsters in our ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ section of the calendar,” said John Truscott, president of Truscott Rossman. “For the purposes of this year’s name-everyone-in the-calendar-contest, feel free to name any Michigan pollster who got it most wrong in 2014 – there’s no shortage of options!”
The 2015 Truscott Rossman calendar is dedicated to those who gave their lives for the sake of satire. #JeSuisCharlie
“Satire is at the very heart of our annual calendar,” said Kelly Rossman-McKinney, CEO of Truscott Rossman. “That’s why it was so important to dedicate this year’s calendar to the satirists at Charlie Hebdo who died for what they believed in.”
The calendar features the work of Henry Payne, editorial cartoonist for The Detroit News. Payne’s achievements as an artist include runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize and the Mencken Award. He is one of the few syndicated political cartoonists in the country, with work distributed to more than 60 publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today and the National Review.