Journalism awards

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FIPP Rising Stars in Media Awards 2019

Deadline: 30 September 2019

Details: FIPP is looking for individuals who have demonstrated outstanding work or made a significant contribution to a media business in the last 12 months. To enter, complete the entry form and provide a compelling submission with supporting documents. Entrants must be under the age of 35 as of 12 November 2019.

Venue: Las Vegas, USA

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Mind Media Awards 2019

Deadline: 17 July 2019

Details: Our annual Mind Media Awards celebrate the very best portrayals of mental health in the media and recognise the people helping to raise awareness and promote understanding. If you've been involved in producing honest, accurate and sensitive portrayals of mental health in the media over the last 12 months, enter now.

Venue: London, UK

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Global Youth & News Media Prize

Deadline: 25 June 2019

Details: The 2019 edition of the Global Youth & News Media Prize has two award categories still open to any kind of news media on any platform and run by people of any age: The Journalism Award and The News/Media Literacy Award.

The awards celebrate news media work that serves, supports and both attracts and learns from young audiences. The primary target of initiatives must be young audiences ages 13 to 25.

Venue: Paris, France

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Khaled Alkhateb International Memorial award

Deadline: 24 June 2019 (extended)

Details: The Khaled Alkhateb Memorial Awards is presented in three categories: Best Video Journalism from a Conflict Zone: Long Form; Best Video Journalism from a Conflict Zone: Short Form; and Best Written Journalism from a Conflict Zone.

The winners of the second annual Khaled Alkhateb Memorial Awards will be announced on July 30, which will mark the two-year anniversary of the death of 25-year-old RT Arabic stringer Khaled Alkhateb.

Venue: Online

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Call for Proposals: Renewing Democracy

Deadline: Rolling basis

Details: Solutions Journalism Network will provide more than 100 grants through 2020 to reporters and news organisations to support stories, projects and collaborations that examine how communities are responding to problems such as voter suppression, the opioid crisis, criminal justice reform and disinformation.

Venue: Online

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Fund for Environmental Journalism

Deadline: 15 May 2019

Details: Grants up to $5,000 will be awarded to underwrite coverage of biodiversity issues and challenges facing communities around the world.

Venue: Online

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Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship

Deadline: 17 May 2019

Details: The WHOI Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship is a one-week, residential experience open to professional science writers, producers, and editors working for print, broadcast, radio, and Internet media. Created in 2000, the program is designed to introduce science journalists to the interdisciplinary and wide-ranging fields of oceanography and ocean engineering.

Venue: Massachusetts, US

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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

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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

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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

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