Journalism awards

Please email information about your awards for journalists to Marcela Kunova marcela at

Membership Puzzle Project: the membership in news fund

Deadline: 10 May 2019 (US applications)

Details: The $700,000 fund is designed to support innovative membership models being tested at news sites as part of a global experiment to identify and clarify best practices for supporting and sustaining independent journalism in the 21st century. They are providing between $10,000 and $60,000 to news organisations worldwide based on project idea, region, and scope.

Venue: Online

Web: click here

Digital journalism in Latin America accelerator

Deadline: 1 July 2019

Details: Velocidad (which means “Velocity” in Spanish) will work with emerging Latin American digital media outlets that have strong leadership potential and are highly motivated to develop the necessary commercial, technical and editorial strategies to lay the foundations for an independent and sustainable news organisation.

Under the direction of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and SembraMedia, and with financial support from Luminate, Velocidad seeks to invest more than $1.5 million between 2019 and 2021 to foster independent journalism in the region.

Venue: Online

Web: click here

Global Shining Light Award

Deadline: 19 May 2019

Details: This year, there will be two award categories: Small & Medium Outlets (organisations with staff of 10 or less, including freelancers); and Large Outlets (organizations with more than 10 staff). Top winners will receive an honorary plaque, $2,000, and a trip to the 2019 Global Investigative Journalism Conference to accept the award in front of hundreds of their colleagues from around the world.

Venue: Hamburg, Germany

Web: click here

Commonwealth Digital Challenge: Media Tech Accelerator

Deadline: 3 May 2019

Details: The challenge, run by Thomson Foundation, is an annual competition aimed at helping young, aspiring and tech-savvy entrepreneurs from the Commonwealth to develop an app, digital idea or tool to improve the work of, or solve challenges encountered by, journalists, communicators and media organisations within the Commonwealth.

Those shortlisted can then develop their ideas with the help of the Thomson Foundation team and its expert internal and external judges.

Venue: London, UK

Web: click here

NCTJ Awards for Excellence

Deadline: 20 September 2019

Details: Have you produced a piece of journalism since September that you’re particularly proud of? The NCTJ Awards for Excellence highlight the achievements of individuals with promising journalism careers ahead of them.

Trainees who have completed the Diploma in Journalism and have less than two years’ employment are eligible to enter the awards in the following categories: news journalism, sports journalism, top scoop, feature, multimedia story/campaign.

Venue: Sunderland, UK

Web: click here

Sean Dorney Grant for Pacific Journalism

Deadline: 7 May 2019

Details: A grant of $10,000 will be awarded annually to assist an Australian journalist to produce a significant work of journalism in any medium. The work will give voice to Pacific island perspectives on an under-reported issue or development of importance to Australia and the region.

Venue: NSW, Australia

Web: click here

European Cross-Border Grants

Deadline: 15 July & 14 October

Details: supports journalists living in a Council of Europe country (geographical Europe).

In 2019, there is €195,000 to distribute over four application rounds. The money comes from Adessium Foundation and Open Society Foundations.

Venue: Online

Web: click here

Print Futures Awards

Deadline: 29 April 2019

Details: Are you already working in printing, paper, packaging, publishing or graphic arts in the UK and want to develop your workplace skills? If so, you could be eligible to apply for a Print Futures Award of up to £1,500.

Venue: London, United Kingdom

Web: click here

Freelancers for hire

image description
Tips for freelance journalists

Learn how to keep the wolf from your door

image description
Wiki glossaries

A-Z lists of online style tips and terms

Advertise here: Contact
Andrew Brimson 01273 384293