Awards

March 15, 2016

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 Mar 15, 2016.

May 1, 2012

DEADLINE: AMS Award for Distinguished Science Journalism in the Atmospheric and Related Sciences

This American Meteorological Society Award recognizes outstanding science reporting and writing about scientific discoveries, principles, advances, and impacts in all media outlets including radio, television, newspaper, magazine, and online. Apply by May 1st.

April 6, 2016

DEADLINE: Wildscreen Panda Awards Film Competition

The biennial Wildscreen Film Festival in the UK, October 10-14, 2016, is a celebration of wildlife and environmental filmmaking. To qualify for a Panda award nomination and/or screening, productions must have an aspect of the natural world as the central focus. Deadline extended to Apr 6.

March 31, 2016

DEADLINE: AAJA National Journalism Awards

The Asian American Journalists Association is accepting nominations for the 2016 National Journalism Awards until Mar 31.  Established in 1989, the awards recognize and encourage excellence among journalists and outstanding coverage of Asian American and Pacific Islander issues.

February 8, 2016

DEADLINE: National Academies Communication Awards

The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative will award $20,000 prizes to individuals or teams who have developed creative, original work (book; film/radio/TV; magazine/newspaper; and online) that addresses issues and advances in science, engineering and/or medicine for the general public. Deadline: Feb 8, 2016.

September 26, 2016

DEADLINE: Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) Grants

FIJ encourages applications for investigations of economic inequities and climate change issues, in addition to watchdog reporting within the United States. Reporting for ethnic media is also strongly encouraged. Next deadline is Sep 26, 2016.

December 31, 2015

DEADLINE: Big Sky International Documentary Pitch Session

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is hosting the annual Big Sky International Documentary Pitch Session on Feb 25, 2016. The pitch will take place as part of Big Sky Doc Shop (Feb 22-26), a five-day nonfiction industry forum during the annual film festival. Submission deadline: Dec 31, 2015.

January 27, 2012

DEADLINE: Funding for Women-Led Projects

The McCormick New Media Women Entrepreneurs program will fund U.S.-based individuals who have original ideas for new Web sites, mobile news services, or other entrepreneurial initiatives. The program will provide $14,000 in funding to each of four women. Projects must launch (at least a live beta) within ten months and must have a plan for continuing after initial funding has ended. Deadline to apply: January 27, 2012.

 

January 15, 2016

DEADLINE: Canadian Hillman Prize

The Sidney Hillman Foundation awards the Canadian Hillman Prize honouring excellence in journalism in service of the common good. Open to journalists and subjects globally, but content must have been published in Canada. The winner receives $5,000 and travel to both the Canadian and US Prize awards receptions. Deadline: Jan 15, 2016.

March 16, 2015

DEADLINE: Outdoor Writers Association of America: Youth Writing Contest

To encourage students to sharpen their abilities to communicate the outdoor experience, the OWAA offers the annual Norm Strung Youth Writing Contest. Cash awards for senior (grades 9-12) and junior (grades 6-8) divisions. Deadline: Mar 16, 2015.

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