Awards

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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March 15, 2018

DEADLINE: Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism

Journalists working for U.S., Canadian or Mexican newspapers, magazine, broadcast organizations (including cable) or online sites accessible to the general public are eligible to apply, as are freelancers. $5,000 prize. Deadline is Mar 15, 2018.

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May 1, 2012

DEADLINE: AMS Award for Distinguished Science Journalism in the Atmospheric and Related Sciences

This American Meteorological Society Award recognizes outstanding science reporting and writing about scientific discoveries, principles, advances, and impacts in all media outlets including radio, television, newspaper, magazine, and online. Apply by May 1st.

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April 12, 2024

DEADLINE: Wildscreen Panda Awards Film Competition

The biennial Wildscreen Festival in the UK, Oct 14-18, 2024, is a celebration of wildlife filmmaking and photography. The Panda Awards celebrate the craft of wildlife filmmaking and photography and honor the very best that the industry is producing. Deadlines: regular – Apr 12; late – May 10.

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January 22, 2024

DEADLINE: AAJA Journalism Excellence Awards

The Asian American Journalists Association is accepting nominations for the 2024 Journalism Excellence Awards until Jan 22.  Established in 1987, the awards recognize and encourage excellence among journalists and outstanding coverage of Asian American and Pacific Islander issues.

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April 29, 2024

DEADLINE: Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) Grants

FIJ awards grants up to $10,000 for stories that break new ground and expose wrongdoing in the public and private sectors. Next deadline is Apr 29/24. Plus, seed grants (May 10), expedited grants for urgent stories, follow-up grants for timely stories after initial investigations and emergency grants for stories on threats to democracy in the U.S (rolling).

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December 31, 2015

DEADLINE: Big Sky International Documentary Pitch Session

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is hosting the annual Big Sky International Documentary Pitch Session on Feb 25, 2016. The pitch will take place as part of Big Sky Doc Shop (Feb 22-26), a five-day nonfiction industry forum during the annual film festival. Submission deadline: Dec 31, 2015.

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January 27, 2012

DEADLINE: Funding for Women-Led Projects

The McCormick New Media Women Entrepreneurs program will fund U.S.-based individuals who have original ideas for new Web sites, mobile news services, or other entrepreneurial initiatives. The program will provide $14,000 in funding to each of four women. Projects must launch (at least a live beta) within ten months and must have a plan for continuing after initial funding has ended. Deadline to apply: January 27, 2012.

 

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January 15, 2024

DEADLINE: Canadian Hillman Prize

The Sidney Hillman Foundation awards the Canadian Hillman Prize to a Canadian journalist whose work makes a difference to the lives of Canadians. Open to journalists and subjects globally, but content must have been published in Canada. The winners receive $2,500 each and travel Toronto and NYC. Deadline: Jan 15, 2024.

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January 31, 2024

DEADLINE: OWAA Writing Contests

The Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) recognizes talented and dedicated outdoor communicators of all ages through annual contests and awards. OWAA membership required. Excellence in Craft (earlybird Jan 15, 2024) and Youth deadlines: Jan 31, 2024.

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