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SEJournal Relaunches WatchDog with a ‘Voice,’ Plus Coronavirus and More

SEJournal welcomes back from hiatus our WatchDog feature, now recast as an opinion column from Joseph A. Davis, Society of Environmental Journalists’ veteran freedom of information advocate and longtime SEJournal contributor. In part one of a two-parter, find out why we’re relaunching the new column, plus get Davis’ take on government openness (or lack thereof) around coronavirus, as well as more on SEJ’s deep commitment to open information and a rundown of its recent FOI activities. And watch for part two next week.

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April 30, 2020

DEADLINE: SEJ Awards for Reporting on the Environment

SEJ's annual awards contest honors the best environmental journalism in eight categories, bringing recognition to the most important stories on the planet. Win cash prizes and conference discounts. First-place winners are automatically entered for the $10,000 Pulliam Award for the "best of the best".

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October 19, 2020 to October 23, 2020

Wildscreen Festival

The biennial Wildscreen Festival in the UK, October 19-23, 2020, is a celebration of wildlife filmmaking and photography. There are 11 categories in the 2020 competition, and a new special jury prize for the production going to the greatest lengths to reduce their environmental impact. Deadlines: Earlybird – Feb 16; regular and extended – May 1 (no late fees).

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2020 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment

From Australia to the Arctic to your neighborhood, environment and energy news is already heating up as 2020 kicks off — and the election promises to add fuel to the fire. On January 24, attendees got a head start on the year's top stories at SEJ's 8th annual "Journalists' Guide to Energy & Environment" at the National Geographic Society's auditorium in Washington, DC. Watch the video recording here.

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October 31, 2019

DEADLINE: OneClass Freshman Scholarship

OneClass, an education technology company in Toronto, Ontario, is giving away scholarships ranging from US$450 - $2000 to students enrolled or accepted for enrollment full-time in the 2019/2020 academic year at an accredited US, Canadian or Australian post-secondary institution. Deadline: Oct 31, 2019.

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October 21, 2020

DEADLINE: National Geographic Grants Program

The National Geographic Society offers three funding opportunities for projects in conservation, education, research, storytelling or technology: Early Career Grants (Oct 21, 2020 deadline), Exploration Grants (quarterly; next is Jan 20, 2021) and Requests for Proposals (deadlines vary by RFP topic). 

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October 9, 2019 to October 13, 2019

SEJ's 29th Annual Conference, Fort Collins, CO

Environmental Journalism 2019 will take place in Fort Collins, Colorado, hosted by Colorado State University. Colorado simultaneously boasts and suffers from a population explosion in Denver and other cities. This purple state is fertile ground for both clashes and collaborations among parties vying for rights to land, water and air, whether to preserve it for wildlife and human recreation or to exploit it for energy extraction. And it is fertile ground for stories! Visit the conference website. See the draft agenda, find a hotel and roommates or sponsor, advertise or exhibit.

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February 13, 2020

DEADLINE: One World Media Awards

These annual awards honor the best media coverage of the developing world, reflecting the social, political and cultural life of people around the globe. Awards are offered in many categories, including one for Environmental Reporting. Deadline is Feb 13, 2020.

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