Calling all creative writers whose muse is ecology: Contests in Poetry, Nonfiction and Fiction are now open for submissions. This year the grand prize in each genre is $1,000 each, plus $100 for each finalist. Open to new and experienced authors and artists alike. The cost to submit is $20. Deadline is September 6.
The first annual Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards is honoring journalists from every corner of the newsroom for their reporting on all dimensions of the climate story, especially solutions. There is no entry fee, and more than one entry may be submitted. Deadline: June 1, 2021.
The 2021 festival is scheduled for Sep 17-23 in Perm, Russia (or online depending on COVID-19 restrictions). Documentary filmmakers worldwide may submit new films directed in 2020 or 2021. Entries must reflect the style of documentarian Robert Flaherty and his film "Nanook of the North." Cash prizes. Deadline: May 10.
The National Press Club, aiming to bring diversity to U.S. journalism, is offering a $5,000 one-year, renewable scholarship to high school seniors preparing to enter college and intending to become a journalist. Deadline: Apr 15, 2021.
Storyfest recognizes and rewards the best and most compelling student-told stories illuminating environmental issues and solutions, shared during the 2020-2021 school year. These can be stories that students wrote for classes, student publications or original reporting. Submissions due Mar 26, 2021.
MY EQUATOR Charity Social Support Fund's annual photo contest is open to photographers worldwide. US$1,000 first-place prizes in each category (includes a youth category, 13-17 years). US$2,000 for photographer of the year. Enter by Feb 28, 2021.
CJF's 2021 awards and fellowship offerings include the new CJF Award for Climate Solutions Reporting, Black Journalism Fellowship Program, Indigenous Journalism Fellowships, Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award and more. Enter by Feb 19.