Awards

January 31, 2019

DEADLINE: The Victor K. McElheny Award

This new award, sponsored by the Knight Science Journalism program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, honors local and regional reporting on science, public-health, technology or environmental issues. Winner receives $5000 and a trip to the Cambridge Science Festival. No entry fee. Deadline: Jan 31, 2019.

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January 4, 2019

DEADLINE: IWMF Kim Wall Memorial Fund

The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) annually awards one $5,000 grant to a woman journalist who carries forward Swedish journalist Kim Wall's legacy of covering important, underreported stories from around the world. Deadline: Jan 4, 2019.

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April 9, 2018

DEADLINE: World Annual Ecological PhotoContest / WorldEcoPhoto

This annual contest awards prizes in six categories for photos that reflect not only the beauty of nature but also raise awareness about issues related to ecology and environmental protection as well as conservation of rare and endangered species. Deadline is Apr 9, 2018.

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November 1, 2018

DEADLINE: James T. Grady-James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public

This award recognizes, encourages and stimulates outstanding reporting directly to the public, which materially increases the public's knowledge and understanding of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related fields. Deadline: Nov 1, 2018.

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March 16, 2018

DEADLINE: IWMF Courage in Journalism Awards

The International Women's Media Foundation celebrates the achievements of women journalists worldwide, who put themselves at risk to give us a window into critical global issues. Nomination deadline: Mar 16, 2018.

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February 19, 2019

DEADLINE: Sigma Delta Chi Awards

The Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi Awards recognize the best in professional journalism in categories covering print, radio, television, newsletters, art/graphics, online and research. Deadline: Feb 19, 2019.

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December 2, 2018

DEADLINE: Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling

This award honors an up-and-coming journalist in Africa who tells important stories through quality reporting. Winner spends time in U.S. newsrooms to learn new skills and share knowledge, as well as two weeks interning at The Economist in London, and receives a US$5,000 cash prize to pursue an in-depth reporting project. Deadline is Dec 2, 2018.

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January 19, 2018

DEADLINE: Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

This award honors Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan in 2014. It celebrates women photojournalists whose work inspires us to take action and better understand the world. $20,000 cash prize and work showcased at the 2018 World Press Photo Festival for Visual Journalism. Open to full-time women photojournalists of any nationality. Apply yourself or submit a nomination by January 19, 2018.

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October 15, 2017

DEADLINE: Society for Ecological Restoration Photo Contest

SER's photo contest will award prizes in five categories: Restoration Before/After, Restoration in Action, Flora and Fauna, Ecosystems and Human Dimensions of Restoration. Enter by Oct 15, 2017.

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July 31, 2017

DEADLINE: Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism

Environmental journalists, if your investigations have delved into the business world, enter your work in this contest sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Cash prizes. Deadline: Jul 31/17.

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