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.
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.
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.
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.
The Dart Awards recognize exemplary journalism on the impact of violence, crime, disaster and other traumatic events on individuals, families or communities, focusing on the experience of victims and survivors, and contributing to public understanding of trauma-related issues. Cash prizes. Deadline is Jan 30, 2015.
Since 1950, the Sidney Hillman Foundation awards the annual Hillman Prizes, honoring journalism that fosters social and economic justice — in service of the common good. $5,000 prizes in six categories. January 30, 2015 deadline.