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Journalism Awards, Competitions, and Prizes (2021)

 

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Last Updated:  May 7, 2021

 


MOBILE JOURNALISM AWARDS

The Mobile Journalism Awards recognizes excellence in non-fiction storytelling produced with smartphones, mobile and pocket cameras.

Organizer: Visual Editors
Submission Deadline:
April 30, 2021
Submission Fee: Varies. Free to $50
Prize: $10,000 in prizes donated by sponsors.


EAST TENNESSEE GOLDEN PRESS CARD AWARDS

The Golden Press Card Awards is a journalism competition held by the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists to encourage and highlight excellence in journalism.

Organizer: East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists
Submission Deadline:
April 30, 2021
Submission Fee: $20 for members and $30 for non-members
Prize: Cash award of $100


OHIO SPJ AWARDS

Ohio competition that honors journalists who fulfill the SPJ mission: defense of the First Amendment, support of literacy, resistance to censorship, advocacy for openness of public records and meetings, media self-criticism and community service

Organizer: Cincinnati, Columbus and Cleveland Pro Chapters of The Society of Professional Journalists
Submission Deadline: May 3, 2021
Submission Fee: $30 entry fee per category, $10 for college students
Prize: Not disclosed


ROBERT D.G. LEWIS FIRST AMENDMENT AWARD

Awarded annualy to a student SPJ member who has demonstrated outstanding service to the First Amendment through the field of journalism.

Organizer: Society of Professional Journalists
Submission Deadline:
May 7, 2021
Submission Fee: None
Prize: Complementary convention registration and $350 travel stipend


NATIONAL PRESS CLUB JOURNALISM AWARDS

Recognize and honor professional journalists who produced outstanding work in 2020 for the public, either independently or as employees of editorially independent news entities.

Organizer: National Press Club
Submission Deadline:
May 17, 2021
Submission Fee: $75 per submission
Prize: $750 award for each category


KURT SCHORK MEMORIAL FUND INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM AWARDS

The annual awards, for freelance, local journalism, and newsfixers, are recognize those whose work is often poorly paid, mostly unsung and all too often fraught with danger.

Organizer: Kurt Schork Memorial Fund
Submission Deadline:
May 31, 2021
Submission Fee: none
Prize: $5,000 per category


COVERING CLIMATE NOW JOURNALISM AWARDS

The annual award honors organizations or individual journalists throughout the the newsroom who are producing exemplary climate journalism.

Organizer: Covering Climate Now
Submission Deadline:
June 1, 2021
Submission Fee: None
Prize: Not specified
 


EUGENE S. PULLIAM FIRST AMENDMENT AWARD

Presented by the SPJ's Sigma Delta Chi Foundation to honor a person or persons who have fought to protect and preserve one or more of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment.

Organizer: SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Foundation
Submission Deadline:
June 22, 2021
Submission Fee: none
Prize: $10,000 cash and engraved crystal award


EUGENE S. PULLIAM FELLOWSHIP FOR EDITORIAL WRITING

Award was established to enable a mid-career editorial writer or columnist to have time away from daily responsibilities for study and research.

Organizer: SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Foundation
Submission Deadline:
June 22, 2021
Submission Fee: none
Prize: $75,000 to cover the cost of study, research and/or travel in any field


THE ABIs

presented annually to recognise the world’s best journalism and factual productions across TV, radio and digital platforms.

Organizer: The Association for International Broadcasting
Submission Deadline:
June 22, 2021
Submission Fee: £40 to £170 depending on category
Prize: Not disclosed


 

 

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