Media and Journalism Awards: Oct. 15 Edition

    by Sonia Paul
    October 15, 2015
    Photo by Iain Browne and used here with Creative Commons license.

    Here’s a list of current media and journalism awards, including deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major awards, please contact Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org, and we’ll add them to the list. 


    Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award
    National Press Foundation
    The award is open to an editor at any level at any U.S.-based news organization. It recognizes imagination, professional skill, ethics and an ability to motivate staff — qualities that produce excellence in media. The award and a cash prize of $5,000 will be presented at the NPF 40th Anniversary Dinner.
    Deadline: Oct. 15, 2015

    Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons
    National Press Foundation
    In 1989 Florence Berryman, former art critic of The Washington Star, endowed an annual award in memory of her late father and brother, both Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists. The Berryman Award is open to editorial cartoonists in the U.S. for work that exhibits power to influence public opinion, plus good drawing and striking effect. The winner will receive a $2,500 prize at the National Press Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C.
    Deadline: Oct. 15, 2015


    Everett McKinley Dirksen Awards for Distinguished Reporting of Congress
    National Press Foundation
    The award is intended to recognize individuals whose work shows thoughtful appraisal and insight into the workings of the U.S. Congress. The winning journalist or team of journalists receives a $5,000 prize. Entries are welcome from journalists at any U.S.-based news organization. The award is presented at the annual Awards Dinner.
    Deadline: Oct. 15, 2015

    “Freddie” Award for Reporting on Federal Rules and Local Impact
    National Press Foundation
    In 2010, the National Press Foundation established this award to recognize the federal government’s effect on business and economic life in America. It is open to any journalist at a U.S.-based news organization. The award comes with a cash prize of $5,000
    Deadline: Oct. 15, 2015

    Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism
    National Press Foundation
    The Taishoff Award is given to an active broadcaster for a body of quality work in video or audio journalism.  The award may recognize an individual’s accomplishment in field reporting, producing, writing or work at the anchor desk. Applications for this award are accepted or members of the awards committee can make nominations.
    Deadline: Oct. 15, 2015


    I.F. Stone Awards
    The Investigative Fund
    Winners of the I.F. Stone Award will receive funding to cover the reporting costs of a project proposal, up to a maximum of $10,000; editorial guidance from Investigative Fund editors; access to such subscription services as Nexis and Accurint; and assistance with placement of the investigation in a print, online or broadcast outlet.
    Deadline: Oct. 30, 2015


    United Nations/Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Awards
    The United Nations/Ranan Lurie
    The awards are granted for the best political cartoons reflecting the spirit and the principles of the United Nations
    Deadline: Nov. 15, 2015


    Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards
    Columbia University
    The award recognizes excellence in broadcast, documentary and digital journalism.

    Ancil Payne Awards for Ethics in Journalism
    University of Oregon
    The award honors journalists who inspire public trust and demonstrate exceptional journalism ethics behavior.
    Deadline: Feb. 15, 2016

    Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prizes for Reporting on the Presidency and on National Defense
    Each year, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation awards two distinguished journalism prizes, one for reporting on the Presidency and the other for reporting on National Defense. These prizes, initiated in 1988, recognize reportorial excellence and the fostering of better public understanding of the presidency and national defense. Each year the two prizes are presented to the winners at a reception and luncheon in Washington, D.C. and include a $5,000 award, one for each prize.

    AP-Google Scholarship
    Online News Association
    The scholarship program fosters new journalism skills in undergraduate and graduate students enveloping projects at the intersection of journalism and technology.

    Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Journalism Ethics
    One journalism or team will be recognized for reporting on a story or series with ethical excellence — by seeking and reporting truth, minimizing harm, acting independently, and remaining accountable. The deadline for submissions is in January.

    APME Journalism Excellence Awards
    Associated Press Media Editors
    The awards honor superior journalism and innovation among newspapers, radio, television, and online news sites across the United States and Canada.

    Best of Photojournalism Competition
    National Press Photographers Association
    This long-standing visual journalism competition recognizes the most talented professionals in still, video, multimedia and editing. Photojournalism competitions will open for entry on January 4, 2016.

    Data Journalism Awards
    Global Editors Network
    The awards is an international contest recognizing outstanding work in data journalism worldwide. The deadline for submissions has now closed for this year. Wait until December 2015 for submitting new entries for the 2016 Data Journalism Awards.

    Edward R. Murrow Awards
    Radio Television Digital News Association
    The award honors outstanding achievements in electronic journalism and are presented to news organizations. The 2015 contest entry period is now closed. The 2016 contest entry period will open in December 2015.

    European Digital Media Awards
    World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers
    The awards honor European publishers that have excelled in their digital offerings.

    ICFJ Awards
    International Center for Journalists
    The ICFJ has various awards, including a news innovation award, which promotes the free flow of news and the open exchange of ideas, and an award for general excellence in journalism.

    Mirror Awards
    Syracuse University S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
    The Mirror Awards honor excellence in media industry reporting in various categories for various forms of media. The call for entries is generally in December.

    Online Journalism Awards
    Online Journalism Association
    The Online Journalism Awards (OJAs) was launched in May 2000 to honor excellence in digital journalism around the world. The 2015 OJAs entry period are open now and close mid-June.

    Pulitzer Prizes
    Columbia University
    The Pulitzer Prize awards achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition.

    Selden Ring Award
    University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
    The Selden Ring Award highlights the importance of investigative journalism in modern day reporting. Nominations are generally received in January.

    Shorty Awards
    The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media. Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare and the rest of the social web.

    Society of Professional Journalists Awards
    The Society of Professional Journalists has various awards for professional to collegiate journalists for excellence in various forms of media. Awards are rolling and there are several with deadlines in June. Please check the site for more details.

    The Bookmarks Awards
    Digital Media and Marketing Association
    The Bookmarks Awards, based in South Africa, honor excellence in digital work, from websites, app development and games to multimedia and digital journalism.

    Webby Awards
    The Webby Awards honor the best of the web, from multimedia to digital journalism to interactive publishing to online campaigns.

    Sonia Paul is a freelance journalist based in India, and is the editorial assistant at MediaShift. Her work has appeared in a broad range of media, including the Al Jazeera Media Network, Caravan, Foreign Policy, Guardian, Mashable, New York Times, PRI’s The World, Roads & Kingdoms and VICE News. She previously produced the grant-funded podcast series Shizuoka Speaks, based in Japan. She is on Twitter @sonipaul (and Instagram, too).

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