Journalism awards

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WAN-IFRA North American Digital Media Awards

Deadline: 20/04/18


The awards, presented by WAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, recognise publishers who have adopted digital media and mobile strategies as part of their total product offering to meet the major changes in how people consume news and information today.

Winners will be announced during WAN-IFRA's Digital Media North America 2018 conference in New York City. Categories include: best news website or mobile service; best use of online video; best reader revenue initiative, best in social media engagement, and more.

Venue: Thomson Reuters, 3 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, USA

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Private Eye Paul Foot Award for Investigative and Campaigning Journalism

Deadline: 03/04/18


The Private Eye Paul Foot Award for Investigative and Campaigning Journalism was set up in memory of revered journalist Paul Foot, who died in 2004, to honour the UK’s most brilliant, talented and determined journalists working in the fields of investigative and campaigning journalism today.

Submissions will be accepted for material published in a newspaper, magazine or website between 1 April 2017 and 30 March 2018. No broadcast material is eligible. Individual journalists, teams of journalists or entire publications may enter and entries will be considered for anything from a single piece to entire campaigns.

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Ray Fitzwalter Award for investigative journalists

Deadline: 14/02/18


The inaugural Ray Fitzwalter Award, launched in honour of the distinguished former World In Action editor, aims to recognise the best work by early career investigative journalists outside London.

As well as a £4,000 cash prize that must partly be spent on an investigation during 2018, the winner will get the opportunity to be mentored by a panel of experienced investigative journalists.

The award is open to early career journalists working in any medium, based within the UK but outside the capital. Applicants can be freelance or working for a broadcaster, a production company or a print/online publication, and their entries must have been broadcast on TV or radio or published in print or online anytime between 1 January 2017 and 14 February 2018.

Venue: University of Salford, MediaCityUK, B4, Orange Tower, Salford Quays, Salford M50 2HE

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'Should we be free to hate?' young writer competition

Deadline: 31/12/17


Hate speech can be disturbing, embarrassing, frightening, destructive. So shouldn’t we just try to eliminate it? By law? Or would that mean to eliminate also the freedom of expression? Isn’t it okay to express all our feelings? Should we be free to hate?

In this year's competition for young writers, the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) is asking young people under the age of 27 to write up to 1,000 words on the question: Should we be free to hate?

Contributions may take the form of an essay, a newspaper or magazine article, a poem, play or blog post in any of these languages: English, German, French, Spanish or Russian.

There are two categories: Youth (for young people between 12 and 17), with the prize consisting of a one-year subscription to a newspaper of the winner's choice in their home country; and Newcomers (for young people aged 18 to 27), with the prize consisting of an invitation to ECPMF's next international conference with free travel and accommodation.

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RTS Television Journalism Awards 2018

Deadline: 01/12/17


The Royal Television Society (RTS) has launched the Television Journalism Awards 2018 for both news and current affairs, seeking to recognise creative and excellent journalism by organisations whose broadcasts are transmitted on a UK based platform or who create online video content from a UK production base.

The 2018 ceremony will see awards given out in 19 categories including: news coverage – home and international; daily news programme of the year; news channel of the year; breaking news, and more.

All entries must have been first transmitted on any platform in the UK or made available through a website between 16 November 2016 and 15 November 2017.

Venue: London Hilton, Park Lane, W1K 1BE, United Kingdom

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DIG Awards Winter Festival

Deadline: 25/0917


DIG Awards Winter Festival will take place on 27-28 October 2017 in Milan. In collaboration with Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli and Effe Tv, it will select projects of inquiry / reportage on "1968-2018: what is left, what is right". The prize at stake is worth 13,000 euros.

The call is addressed to authors, film-makers, video journalists and reporters who investigate through the camera current social, economic, environmental and political issues, with the aim to create a documentary-movie and to distribute it in the Italian and international television market. Participants should be based in Italy and/or Europe and have documentary production experience in Italy and/or Europe.

Venue: Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Viale Pasubio 5, 20121 Milan, Italy

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Algorithms, Automation, and News Conference

Date: 22-23/05/18


Algorithms and automation increasingly are connected to many aspects of news production, distribution, and consumption. This international conference invites original, unpublished papers to address such issues. Abstracts can be submitted until 15 July 2017.

Select papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of Digital Journalism as well as a proposed edited volume.

Speakers include Philip M. Napoli (Duke University), Nicholas Diakopoulos (University of Maryland), and Steve Schifferes (City, University of London).

Venue: Center for Advanced Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Seestraße 13, 80802, Munich, Germany

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London Voices 2017

Deadline: 22/05/17


London Learning Consortium has partnered with the prestigious Media Society to run a journalism and media competition in 2017 to support aspiring journalists (whether you want to be a professional, or contribute to citizen papers, online debate or something else).

The aim is to support and promote emerging journalism and media talent across London, and generate some fresh, new and inspirational perspectives of our city.

You must not be a professional full-time journalist, you can only enter once, and you should choose one of the listed themes. The work must be your own, but it can be part of a collaborative partnership (e.g. a community group, class etc). You must be aged over 16 and either live, work or study in London.


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Asian Media Awards 2017

Deadline: 25/08/17


The Asian Media Awards are open to newspaper, radio, TV and websites dedicated to serving the Asian community of the UK. They are open to mainstream media organisations which have aimed to target the Asian community within the UK. They are open to international companies who are serving the Asian community within the UK. Categories also aim to reward PR consultancies and in-house departments and the individuals who work within them.

Simply choose a category to enter and submit no more than 1000 words explaining why you or your selected organisation should be nominated as a finalist. You may illustrate your submissions with PDFs, JPGs, video and audio clips of relevant work, screen prints of relevant designs and concepts, supporting statements from clients.

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Anthony Howard Award for Young Journalists 2017

Deadline: 23/04/17


Working or aspiring journalists under the age of 27 should submit a detailed proposal for a 5,000-word piece on an aspect of British politics and government, displaying the qualities that Howard most looked for in a writer: flair, imagination and wit. Applicants should send their proposal, an example of their writing (maximum 800 words) and a short CV, including contact details, to

Patrick Maguire triumphed last year with his proposal to examine the enduring consequences for those constituencies where the sitting MP choses to resign the party whip or has it withdrawn. How do their constituents feel about it? Do they see their MP as a brave iconoclast or a selfish incompetent?

Recognised as one of the most acute political commentators of his generation and a familiar face and voice on TV and radio, Howard was also an incisive judge of new talent.

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Young Journalist Awards: 30 to watch

Deadline: 24/03/17


MHP Communications is hosting its annual awards celebrating the UK’s best young journalists on May 25.

The only entry criteria for the awards, which are free to enter, is that nominees must be under the age of 30 and working full time in any aspect of the UK media.

While many journalism awards events include a category for young journalists, the MHP Young Journalist Awards are the only UK event entirely aimed at people setting out on their careers.

The judging panel comprises MHP’s own media specialists led by Ian Kirby, former Political Editor of The News of the World and Adam Batstone, former assistant editor at BBC News. They will be joined by external judges Camilla Mankabady, output editor ITV News at Ten, Dave Wooding, Political Editor of The Sun on Sunday and another 30 to Watch Gold winner, Peter Campbell of the Financial Times.

Telephone: 020 3128 8595

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Press for More Award

Deadline: 10/03/17


The imec Press for More Award aims to encourage more and better journalism. Therefore, it honours initiatives in Europe that reflect an entrepreneurial and innovative way of bringing news closer to citizens, or that engage in or enable novel forms of journalistic practice.

The laureate will be awarded a € 5,000 encouragement prize to further develop the initiative or to explore new paths to improve journalism. The laureate has to be a resident of an EU member state or has to be an institution or project that originates in the European Union.

Telephone: +32 9 248 55 55

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AOP Digital Publishing Awards

Deadline: 16/03/17


The AOP Digital Publishing Awards are designed to benchmark and champion excellence in online publishing, reflecting the innovation and enterprise that characterises our industry.

Entries are now being accepted for categories including Digital Journalist and Digital Editor of the Year, Best Native Advertising Campaign and Audience Development Team of the Year.

Entries should be based on work implemented and results delivered between 1 January 2016 and 31 January 2017.

Telephone: 0207 0258040


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British Journalism Awards

Deadline: 30/09/16

The British Journalism Awards are open to all journalists whatever medium they work in.

Launched partly as a response to the hacking scandal and the Leveson Inquiry, these awards aim to celebrate and promote great journalism which is both interesting to the public AND in the public interest.

Venue: Stationers’ Hall in London

Categories include:
Business, Finance and Economics Journalism
Sports Journalism
Science and Technology Journalism
New Journalist of the Year
Digital Innovation
Foreign Affairs Journalism
Campaign of the Year
Investigation of the Year
Local Heroes Award
Politics Journalism
Popular Journalism
Journalist of the Year
The Marie Colvin award
Scoop of the Year
Specialist Journalism

Contact name: Emily Mincer

Telephone: +44(0)2079366785

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