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

Web: click here

Reporters in the Field

Deadline: 29 September 2019

Details: If you are a reporter who wants to dig deeper and collaborate with others to cover relevant European stories that don’t stop at borders – then Reporters in the Field is your journalism grant! This is your chance to apply for up to 8,000€ in research grants per team for a story of your choice, to receive training and feedback from experts and become part of a pan-European network of crossborder practitioners.

Venue: Berlin, Germany

Web: click here

Premio Correio de Futuro/Correio of the Future Award

Deadline: 25 August 2019

Details: Teams of three or four students are invited to apply with an idea of a product that solves a problem for newsrooms. This product should combine journalism, technology and design. The winning team will receive a trophy, 10k Brazilian Reais (about 2.5k USD) in products and will develop the product during three months at Correio newsroom.

Venue: Salvador, Brazil

Web: click here (in Portuguese)

Fund for Investigative Journalism

Deadline: 23 September 2019

Details: The maximum grant is $10,000. Grants cover out-of-pocket expenses such as travel, document collection and equipment rental. The Fund also considers requests for small stipends, as part of the budget.

With the generosity of the Scripps Howard Foundation, FIJ has the ability to provide mentors to a select number of our grant recipients. You will be able to apply for a mentor during the grant application process.

Venue: Online

Web: click here

Rainforest Journalism Fund

Deadline: Rolling basis

Details: The Pulitzer Center invites proposals for grants to journalists based in countries of the Amazon region reporting for local and regional outlets. Reporters can be working in English, Portuguese, or Spanish.

Venue: Online

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Broadcast Journalism Training Council Awards 2019

Deadline: 19 September 2019

Details: Backed by our industry partners from the BBC, Sky News, ITN, ITV, Global, Channel 4, AP, Thomson Reuters and the NUJ, there are 11 categories for student journalists to apply for.

The Steve Harris Award for Excellence in Journalism will be awarded to one winner for all of the submitted entries in all of the categories. This award recognises exceptional storytelling on any platform. Judges will consider the quality of journalism, originality, endeavour and the impact of the story on the audience with a £500 prize.

Venue: Sky News HQ, London, UK

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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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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

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

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