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.
Honors several classes of foreign affairs reporting with certificates and $1,000 awards. $200 entry fee applies. Details and application to download are available at website. Entry fees apply. Deadline: January 30, 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.
Presented by the Better Government Association with the support of the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Awards recognize the best in government-related investigative reporting from across the Midwest region, defined as Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin and Michigan. Enter by Jan 31, 2015.
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 February 1, 2015.
The National Association of Science Writers especially wants to encourage the kind of critical, probing article that would not receive an award from an interest group. Cash prizes. Entries must be postmarked by Feb 1, 2015.
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 9, 2015.
The awards include several categories of interest to environmental journalists, including the Meeman Award for Environmental Reporting. Cash awards total $180,000 in 17 categories. $50 entry fee. Deadline: February 10, 2015.
The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University offers annually The Reporting Award, a grant to support a significant work of journalism in any medium on an under-reported topic in the public interest. Cash prize. Deadline: February 23, 2015.
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.