Awards

May 31, 2024

DEADLINE: Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism

The Kurt Schork Memorial Fund and Reuters annually award three $5,000 prizes: to a local reporter in a developing nation or country in transition, a freelancer covering international news and a news fixer, to recognize courageous reporting of conflict, corruption, human rights transgressions and injustice. Deadline is May 31, 2024.

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March 30, 2024

DEADLINE: Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) Bodie McDowell Scholarship

The Bodie McDowell Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate-level college students pursuing a degree in an outdoor communications field. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000. Apply by Mar 30, 2024.

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March 18, 2024

DEADLINE: NYU Arthur L. Carter Reporting Award

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. Deadline: Mar 18, 2024.

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February 19, 2024

DEADLINE: The Alexia Grants

The Alexia Foundation awards production grants to professional and student 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. Deadline is Feb 19, 2024.

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October 1, 2023

DEADLINE: Reed Environmental Writing Award

The Southern Environmental Law Center invites submissions until Oct 1, 2023 for its annual award, which seeks to enhance public awareness of the value and vulnerability of the natural environment in at least one of these states: Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee or Virginia. Cash prizes.

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November 27, 2013

DEADLINE: Annual High Country News Student Essay Contest

In 750 words, describe how you or someone in your community is making meaningful strides to lessen modern Western society's impact on the environment. The contest is open to students between the ages of 17 and 24 (as of January 1, 2013) who are currently enrolled in a college or other institute of higher education. Entry deadline: Nov 27, 2013.

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September 30, 2022

DEADLINE: United Nations Correspondents Association Award for UN Coverage

Presented for best print, broadcast and online media coverage of the UN, its agencies and field operations, the Awards are open to all journalists, anywhere in the world, for the best book, story, radio or TV program or series. The prizes amount to over $60,000. Deadline is Sep 30, 2022.

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September 1, 2023

DEADLINE: Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism

The Award is given by the New York Public Library to the author(s) of outstanding, full-length books resulting from print, broadcast, or electronic journalism that impacts public consciousness and policy around an important current issue. Winner receives a $15,000 prize. Nomination deadline is Sep 1, 2023.

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August 1, 2024

DEADLINE: AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards

 The American Association for the Advancement of Science awards recognize outstanding reporting for a general audience and honor individuals for their coverage of the sciences, engineering and mathematics. Entries are accepted from journalists worldwide in all categories. Cash prizes. Deadline: Aug 1 annually.

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April 12, 2024

DEADLINE: Canada's National Eco-Journalism Competition for Youth

This annual competition, presented by Young Reporters for the Environment, recognizes inspired stories, photos and videos about local environmental issues from 11-18 year olds. Win great prizes for your school. Deadline: Apr 12, 2024.

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