SEJ Awards for Reporting on the Environment


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DEADLINE: May 1, 2023, 11:59 p.m. ET
Late deadline: May 15 (with additional fee)

Winners were announced on a rolling basis starting on October 4, with a live announcement of the $10,000 Nina Mason Pulliam Award at the Journalists' Guide to Energy & Environment in Washington, D.C. on November 16! (Event details and video recording.)

Kevin Carmody Award for Outstanding Investigative Reporting, Large (2023 Pulliam Award winner)
Kevin Carmody Award for Outstanding Investigative Reporting, Small
Outstanding Beat Reporting, Large
Outstanding Beat Reporting, Small
Outstanding Explanatory Reporting, Large
Outstanding Explanatory Reporting, Small
Outstanding Feature Story, Large
Outstanding Feature Story, Small
Outstanding Student Reporting (2023 Pulliam Award honorable mention)
Rachel Carson Environment Book Award


2023 RULES


The 2024 contest will open in early April.

SEJ's 22nd annual Awards for Reporting on the Environment honor the best environmental journalism in 10 categories, bringing recognition to the stories that are among the most important on the planet. Prizes are $500 for first-place winners and $250 for second-place winners in all categories. Plus...

The Nina Mason Pulliam Award for the "best of the best" environmental reporting will award $10,000 to one entry selected from the first-place winners of SEJ's Awards for Reporting on the Environment. The prize also includes travel, registration and hotel expenses (up to $2,500) for the winner, or representatives of the winning team, to attend SEJ's annual conference.

All SEJ Awards first-place winners are automatically entered into the Nina Mason Pulliam Award. Read more about the Pulliam Award.
The Nina Mason Pulliam Award is sponsored by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust.

See all the Pulliam winners.


SEJ Awards Committee

Heather Dewar, Second Nature News
Steve Mencher, President and CEO, Mensch Media
Parimal Rohit, CoStar News

Ex Officio:
Tony Barboza, Editorial Writer, Los Angeles Times and SEJ Board Liaison to the Awards Committee
Martin Jimenez, Awards Director



Past Award winners:

2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

On October 26, 2022, we held virtually the 2022 #SEJAwards Ceremony. The first-place winners in 10 categories shared how they got their award-winning stories (Watch the video interviews here). We also announced live the winner of the Nina Mason Pulliam Award and its $10,000 cash prize. Watch the recorded ceremony.

​Past Pulliam winners:

2022  |  2021  |  2020  |  2019  |  2018

Thank you to our Awards judges and screeners over the years!