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    Media and Journalism Awards: Feb. 25 Edition

    by Ben DeJarnette
    February 25, 2016
    The Hearst Journalism Awards Program's "Personality/Profile Writing" competition is a new addition to this week's post. The deadline to apply is Mar. 8, 2016. Photo by Rick Harris on Flickr 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. Any Featured Awards are paid sponsorships.

    FEBRUARY 2016 DEADLINES & OPPORTUNITIES

    NASW Media Awards
    National Association of Social Workers
    The National Association of Social Workers Media Awards recognize reporters, bloggers, columnists, television producers, movie directors and other media professionals who help raise awareness about the social work profession and issues important to social workers. This year we will accept nominees in seven categories.
    Deadline: Feb. 25, 2016

    IWMF Courage in Journalism Awards
    The International Women’s Media Foundation
    The Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award celebrates women photographers whose work demonstrates bravery, dedication, and skill while reporting the news through images. The Courage Awards recognize women journalists who have demonstrated extraordinary strength of character in pursuing their profession under difficult or dangerous circumstances such as government oppression, threats to personal safety, and other intimidating obstacles. The Lifetime Achievement Award honors women journalists who have a pioneering spirit and whose accomplishments have paved the way for future generations of women in the media.
    Deadline: Nominations for the 2016 Anja Neidringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award must be submitted by, Feb. 12, 2016. Courage and Lifetime Award nominations must be submitted by, Feb. 26, 2016.

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    Southern African Development Community Media Awards
    Southern African Development Community
    These awards in the fields of print, radio, television and photojournalism cater to entrants from the SADC member states. The themes of the entries must be on issues and activities promoting regional integration in the SADC region, such as infrastructure, economy, water, culture, sports and agriculture.
    Deadline: Feb. 29, 2016

    MARCH 2016 DEADLINES & OPPORTUNITIES

    APME Journalism Innovation Awards
    Associated Press Media Editors
    The awards honor excellence in newspapers, radio, television and digital news sites in the United States and Canada. This year, the awards have a new name – emphasizing innovation – that reflects APME’s rich heritage and its focus on the future.
    Deadline: March 1, 2016

    Meyer “Mike” Berger Award
    The Columbia Journalism Awards
    The Meyer “Mike” Berger Award and its $2,000 cash prize are awarded for outstanding human interest reporting across platforms. Print, radio, broadcast and digital reporting are eligible for the award. All entries must have been published in the U.S. during 2015, though in the case of a series or ongoing story, work that appeared in January 2016 will be accepted. Journalists who report in a foreign language should submit copies of original stories with an English translation. No entry fee is required.
    Deadline: Mar. 7, 2016

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    Hearst Journalism Awards Program
    The Hearst Journalism Awards Program, was founded in 1960, to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level. The program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to the students’ schools. The 56th annual program offering up to $500,000 in awards, consists of five monthly writing competitions, two photojournalism competitions, three broadcast news competitions (one in radio and two in television), and four multimedia competitions – with championship finals in all divisions.
    Deadline: Mar. 8, 2016 for Personality/Profile Writing

    The Cabot Prizes
    The Columbia Journalism Awards
    The prizes recognize a distinguished body of work that has contributed to Inter-American understanding. The Cabot Prizes Board and the dean look for exceptional and courageous reporting that impacts society, and evidence of commitment to important stories over the course of a long and distinguished career. They are particularly interested in hearing about journalists and news organizations that have made a sustained contribution to Inter-American understanding through their coverage of the Americas. The board and the dean are also interested in honoring those journalists who have taken active roles in upholding freedom of the press in the Americas. Although awards have been given to publishers and other managerial personnel, the board is especially interested in honoring individual journalists.
    Deadline: March 16, 2016

    The Emmy Awards
    The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
    The News & Documentary Emmy® Awards recognize outstanding achievement in broadcast journalism and documentary filmmaking. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences promotes journalistic excellence by awarding the coveted Emmy® to the very best news reports and documentary films aired on national television or streamed over the Internet each year.
    Early Deadline: Mar. 16, 2016 (reduced entry fee); Final Deadline: Apr. 14, 2016

    The MOLLY National Journalism Prize
    The Texas Observer and Texas Democracy Foundation
    The MOLLY Prize is a national print and online journalism award of $5,000 with two honorable mentions of $1,000 each to be presented by the Texas Democracy Foundation and the Texas Observer in memory of Molly Ivins. Judges look for pieces of great journalism that tell the stories that need telling, challenge conventional wisdom, focus on civil liberties and/or social justice and embody the intelligence, deep thinking and/or passionate wit that marked Molly’s work.
    Deadline: Mar. 16, 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.
    Deadline: Mar. 18, 2016

    APRIL 2016 DEADLINES & OPPORTUNITIES

    SEJ Annual Awards for Reporting on the Environment
    SEJ’s awards honor the best environmental journalism in seven categories, bringing recognition to the most important stories on the planet. TV, radio, print and online journalism about environment or related issues are eligible. $500 offered for first-place winners in seven categories.
    Deadline: Apr. 1, 2016

    Data Journalism Awards
    Global Editors Network
    The Data Journalism Awards recognize outstanding work in the field of data journalism worldwide.Launched in 2012, it is organized by the Global Editors Network, with support from the Google News Lab and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Previous winning organisations include The New York Times, The Guardian, ProPublica and La Nación.
    Deadline: Apr. 10, 2016

    Roche Health Journalism Award
    Digital and radio journalists living in Latin America who covered health issues in 2015 are invited to compete. Roche Labs Latin America and the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for a New Iberoamerican Journalism (FNPI) call for the fourth edition of the Roche Health JournalismAward.Entries may be submitted in two categories: Internet and radio. Works must focus on one or more of the following topics: innovation in healthcare, biotechnology and health,access to health treatments, research and development, public health policies and oncology.
    Deadline: Apr. 10, 2016

    Society for Features Journalism
    The 28th annual Society for Features Journalism Excellence-in-Features Awards honor the craft of feature storytelling and the people who do it for a living at news organizations and wire services. All entries must have been published in print or online between Jan. 1, 2015, and Dec. 31, 2015. The first-place winners in each of 19 categories will receive $300. Winners will be announced in June and honored at SFJ’s national conference in Austin, Texas.
    Deadline: April 18, 2016

    DEADLINES DOWN THE LINE

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

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

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

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

    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
    Presented by the 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.

    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.

    Ben DeJarnette is the associate editor at MediaShift. He is also a freelance contributor for Pacific Standard, InvestigateWest, Men’s Journal, Runner’s World, Oregon Quarterly and others. He’s on Twitter @BenDJduck.

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