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 20, 2017.
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University is accepting nominations until Jan 20, 2017, 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.
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. Jan 30, 2017 deadline.
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 — Jan 31, 2017; student grants — Feb 14, 2017.
The Livingston Awards, for excellence by professionals under the age of 35, judge print, broadcast and online entries against one another, a practice of increasing interest as technology blurs traditional distinctions between rival branches of the profession. Three $10,000 prizes. Deadline is Feb 1, 2017.
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 Feb 2, 2017; non-US is Feb 9, 2017.
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 Feb 6, 2017.
The awards include several categories of interest to environmental journalists, including the Meeman Award for Environmental Reporting. Cash prizes. $50 entry fee for most categories. Deadline: Feb 10, 2017.
Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is now accepting nominations for the annual Mirror Awards honoring excellence in media industry reporting. Deadline is Feb. 15, 2017.