February 23, 2015

DEADLINE: Arthur L. Carter Reporting Award

The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University offers annually The Reporting Award, a grant to support a significant work of journalism in any medium on an under-reported topic in the public interest. Cash prize. Deadline: February 23, 2015.

January 13, 2014

DEADLINE: The Alexia Grants

The Alexia Foundation awards production grants to students and professional photographers to give them the financial ability to produce substantial stories that drive change in the effort to make the world a better place. Students also get scholarship opportunities. Deadlines: Professional grants — January 13, 2014; student grants — January 27, 2014.

October 1, 2015

DEADLINE: Reed Environmental Writing Award

The Southern Environmental Law Center is now accepting submissions for its annual Reed Environmental Writing Award, which seeks to enhance public awareness of the value and vulnerability of the natural environment in at least one of the following states: Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia. Must be postmarked by Oct 1, 2015.

November 27, 2013

DEADLINE: Annual High Country News Student Essay Contest

In 750 words, describe how you or someone in your community is making meaningful strides to lessen modern Western society's impact on the environment. The contest is open to students between the ages of 17 and 24 (as of January 1, 2013) who are currently enrolled in a college or other institute of higher education. Entry deadline: Nov 27, 2013.

September 15, 2015

DEADLINE: United Nations Correspondents Association Award for UN Coverage

Presented for best written and electronic media coverage of the UN, its agencies and field operations, the Awards are open to all journalists anywhere in the world, in any media, for the best book, story, radio or TV program or series. The prizes amount to over $60,000. Deadline is September 15, 2015.

October 1, 2013

DEADLINE: Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism

The Award is given by the New York Public Library to the author(s) of outstanding, full-length books resulting from print, broadcast, or electronic journalism that impacts public consciousness and policy around an important current issue. Winner receives a $15,000 prize; $1,000 awarded to four other top finalists. Nomination deadline is October 1, 2013.

August 1, 2015

DEADLINE: AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards

 The American Association for the Advancement of Science awards recognize outstanding reporting for a general audience and honor individuals for their coverage of the sciences, engineering and mathematics. Categories include print, broadcast, online and children's science news. Cash prizes. Deadline: Aug 1st.

June 1, 2012

5th Annual Peter Benchley Ocean Awards

The Blue Frontier Campaign's 5th Annual Peter Benchley Ocean Awards and Dinner in San Francisco will feature interview and press opportunities. The event will take place from 7:00-9:30 p.m.

March 31, 2015

DEADLINE: Canada's Next Green Journalist

This annual competition, presented by Young Reporters for the Environment, recognizes inspired stories, photos and videos about local environmental issues from 11-18 year olds. Win great prizes for your school. Deadline: Mar 31, 2015.

March 15, 2015

DEADLINE: Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism

Journalists working for U.S., Canadian or Mexican newspapers, magazine, broadcast organizations (including cable) or online sites accessible to the general public are eligible to apply, as are freelancers. $5,000 prize. Deadline is March 15, 2015.


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