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: January 9, 2015.
This conference in Frederick, MD, co-sponsored by the Bay Journal, Town Creek Foundation and Hood College Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies, will bring together some of the best thinkers on economic and population policies that could achieve a healthy balance of life in the Chesapeake Bay region. Free for journalists who wish to cover the event.
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 Jan 15, 2015.
Long Island University annually seeks nominations for the George Polk Awards for investigative and enterprise work that is original, requires digging and resourcefulness, and brings results. Categories vary from year to year, but customarily include foreign, national and local reporting, business and environmental reporting, and photojournalism. Deadline: January 15, 2015.
The American Society of Journalists and Authors annually recognizes distinguished achievements in articles and books with a series of awards. Two awards are open to the public: The Arlene Awards for Work that Makes a Difference and the Donald Robinson Award for Investigative Reporting (both with cash prizes). Entry fees apply. Deadline: January 16, 2015.
For the third year in a row, the Society of Environmental Journalists will hold a public discussion at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, DC. The event will run from 3:00-5:00 p.m., followed by a reception. SEJ Board President Jeff Burnside will introduce leading reporters and editors, who will offer their predictions on the critical energy and environmental stories that will shape 2015. The event will also be webcast live at www.wilsoncenter.org
Administered by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, the Worth Bingham Prize honors investigative reporting of stories of national significance where the public interest is being ill-served. $20,000 prize. Deadline is January 23, 2015.
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University is accepting nominations until January 23, 2015, 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.