Journalism awards

Please email information about your awards for journalists to Catalina Albeanu catalina at

newsawards 2019

Deadline: 1 February 2019

Details: Newsawards are dedicated to celebrating the best in news media print, technology and business innovation – they are not editorial awards. The categories are divided into print, digital and business.

Venue: London, UK

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INMA Global Media Awards

Deadline: 25 January 2019

Details: The 2019 awards competition includes 20 categories that span across all news media activities to grow audience, revenue, and brand. Entries will be judged against peer companies of similar genres.

Venue: New York, USA

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Kim Wall Memorial Fund

Deadline: 4 January 2019

Details: Kim Wall, 30, was murdered in Copenhagen while doing an interview for a story. Her parents have since set up the Kim Wall Memorial Fund and every year, a $5000 grant (£3900) will be awarded to a young female journalist to help her cover an important, under-reported story.

Venue: online

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The Reporting Award

Deadline: 19 February 2019

Details: Launched in 2010, The Reporting Award award provides up to $12,500 for a significant work of journalism, in any medium, on an under-reported subject in the public interest.

Venue: New York, USA

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Headline Contest (ACES)

Deadline: 01/01/19

Details: ACES’ annual headline contest rewards good headline writing in print and digital media. Entries are evaluated not just on the cleverness of the headlines, but on their sophistication, uniqueness, appropriateness and likely success in capturing readers’ attention.

Venue: Rhode Island, USA

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Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism

Deadline: 14/01/19

Details: Entries can include a wide range of health coverage including public health, consumer health, medical research, the business of health care and health ethics. The contest was created by journalists for journalists and is not influenced or funded by commercial or special-interest groups.

First-place winners earn $500 and a framed certificate.

Venue: Baltimore, USA

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Michael Jacobs Travel Writing Grant 2019

Deadline: 20/12/18

Details: This grant’s purpose is to provide an incentive for travel journalism. The fourth edition will award 7,500 American dollars to a travel book or article project that takes Spanish Latin America or Spain for its subject, to be published in Spanish or English.

In selecting the winner, the jury will consider the narrative quality and the journalistic depth of the projects. For Michael Jacobs, travel journalism went beyond the mere anecdote, and this grant therefore seeks work capable of awakening the five senses and opening the mind of the reader.

Venue: Cartagena, Colombia

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Goldsmith Investigative Reporting Prize

Deadline: 28/12/18

Details: The annual Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting honours investigative reporting that best promotes more effective and ethical conduct of government, the making of public policy, or the practice of politics. The winner receives $25,000, and five finalists receive $10,000. While the subject can address issues of foreign policy, a submission qualifies only if it has an impact on public policy in the United States at the national, regional or local level.

Venue: USA

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Call for Education Journalism Awards Entries

Deadline: 15/12/18

Details: Professional journalists who have published work in 2018 on any educational topic in any medium are encouraged to enter the contest, which features a total of 19 prizes with cash awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.

Venue: TBC

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True Story Award

Deadline: 10/01/19

Details: The True Story Award is the first global journalism prize. Its aim is to make reporters’ voices known beyond the borders of their home countries, and in doing so to increase the diversity of perspectives offered in the media. The True Story Award will be conferred by an independent foundation and honours reporters writing in 12 languages, who have distinguished themselves by the depth of their research, the quality of their journalism and its social relevance.

Venue: Bern, Switzerland

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