February 15, 2015

DEADLINE: Aronson Awards for Social Justice Journalism

The James Aronson Awards annually honor original, written reporting that brings to light widespread injustices, their human consequences, underlying causes, and possible reforms. The Awards also include a companion Cartooning with a Conscience award. Deadline is February 15, 2015.

February 4, 2015

DEADLINE: SND Best of News Design Creative Competition

Sponsored by the Society for News Design and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, this annual competition recognizes excellence in news design, graphics and photography. Deadline for US entries is Jan 28, 2015; non-US is Feb 4, 2015.

March 6, 2015

DEADLINE: Thomas L. Stokes Award for Best Energy Writing

Sponsored by the National Press Foundation, the Thomas L. Stokes Award for Best Energy Writing offers a $1,000 award and citation for best analysis, commentary or reporting on the subject of energy and natural resources, in any form — oil, gas, coal, nuclear, water, solar, etc. Deadline is Mar 6, 2015.

January 22, 2016

DEADLINE: Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Newspapers

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University is accepting nominations until January 22, 2016, for a single article, editorial, commentary, photograph; series of stories, photographs, editorials, commentaries; or a body of work by an individual journalist. The winner receives a $10,000 award and the second and third finalists receive $1,000.

November 15, 2015

DEADLINE: Fund for Environmental Journalism (FEJ) Grant Opportunity

SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism provides grants for environmental reporting projects through a competitive process in two annual funding cycles. Next application deadline: Nov 15, 2015. Funding is available for story projects in three categories: 1) Open topic, including international; 2) coverage of land-use issues of North America; and 3) coverage of biodiversity conservation and climate-change impacts in North America.

February 8, 2013

DEADLINE: AP-Google Journalism & Technology Scholarship

The Associated Press and Google offer a national scholarship program intended to foster digital and new media skills in student journalists. The Online News Association, the world’s largest membership organization of digital journalists, administers the program. Applicants must be U.S. citizens at least 18 years old. Feb 8, 2013 deadline.

April 13, 2012

DEADLINE: Seventh Annual Constitutional Environmental Law Student Writing Competition (2011-12)

The U.S. Constitution has long been interpreted by the courts and understood by most Americans to support comprehensive environmental protections. However, arguments questioning the constitutional legitimacy of environmental law have continued to gain traction in the federal courts. In response to this trend, ELI, ABA SEER’s Constitutional Environmental Law Committee, and NAELS invite law students to submit papers exploring current issues of constitutional environmental law. Deadline: April 13, 2012.

June 30, 2016

DEADLINE: Evert Clark / Seth Payne Award for Young Science Journalists

The Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award recognizes outstanding reporting and writing in any field of science by science writers age 30 or younger. Articles published in newspapers, magazines, newsletters, online-only publications and websites are eligible. Win cash and expenses-paid trip to NASW/CASW annual meeting. Deadline: June 30, 2016.

February 15, 2015

DEADLINE: Canadian Science Writers' Association Science in Society Journalism Awards

CSWA honors outstanding contributions to Canadian journalism with cash prizes of $1,000, and also administers other awards programs, including the Herb Lampert Emerging Journalist Award. Deadline: Feb 15th.

May 11, 2015


The Native American Journalists Association annually celebrates the quality and professional work done by Native journalists. Deadline: May 11th.


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