Media and Journalism Awards: Mar. 17 Edition

    by Ben DeJarnette
    March 17, 2016
    Nominees for The Webby Awards will be announced on Apr. 5, 2016. In the meantime, there are eight awards with deadlines in March, including the The Clark Mollenhoff Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting. 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. Any Featured Awards are paid sponsorships.


    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

    SPJ Ethics in Journalism Award
    Society of Professional Journalists
    The Ethics in Journalism Award honors journalists or news organizations that perform in an outstanding ethical manner demonstrating the ideals of the SPJ Code of Ethics. It also honors especially notable efforts to educate the public on principles embodied in the code or hold journalists ethically accountable for their behavior. The Society may present one Ethics in Journalism Award in any given year unless there are no worthy candidates. Nominations are op en. Self-nomination is permitted.
    Deadline: Mar. 20, 2016


    SPJ Sunshine Award
    Society of Professional Journalists
    The Sunshine Award recognizes individuals and groups for making important contributions in the area of open government. Nomination form should be accompanied by a letter(s) of recommendation that addresses why the nominee is deserving of this national recognition. Self-nominations are permitted. Winners will be honored at the President’s Installation Banquet at the SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference.
    Deadline: Mar. 20, 2016

    The Clark Mollenhoff Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting
    The Institute on Political Journalism
    The Mollenhoff Award for Investigative Reporting is given annually to the best newspaper, magazine, or online story that conforms both to the definition of investigative reporting as originally defined by Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) and to the professional standards articulated by Clark Mollenhoff in his critiques of journalism craft. Recipients may be a reporter or team of reporters showing initiative similar to Mollenhoff’s.
    Deadline: Mar. 21, 2016

    The Economic Journalism Award
    The Institute on Political Journalism
    The Economic Journalism Award is presented to a magazine, newspaper, or online reporter or team of reporters whose series or columns provide the best understanding of free market economic principles and their impact on policies and markets. Original fact-finding and reporting earns special merit.
    Deadline: Mar. 21, 2016


    AAJA National Journalism Awards
    Asian American Journalists Association
    AAJA is proud to announce the call for entries and nominations for the 2016 National Journalism Awards, the 2016 Dr. Suzanne Ahn Award for Civil Rights & Social Justice, the 2016 AAJA Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2016 Al Neuharth Award for Innovation in Investigative Journalism. Award winners will be announced at the 2016 AAJA National Convention in Las Vegas at the Gala Awards & Scholarship Banquet on August 13.
    Deadline: Mar. 31, 2016

    AIP Science Communication Awards
    American Institute of Physics
    The Science Communication Awards of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) are established to recognize the best science writing in books; magazines and newspapers; works intended for children; and new media in order to improve the general public’s appreciation of the physical sciences, astronomy, math, and related science fields. Entries are judged by a committee of scientists and journalists, and winning authors receive a prize of $3,000, an engraved Windsor chair, and a certificate of recognition.
    Deadline: Mar. 31, 2016

    The Fourth Estate Award
    The American Legion
    The Fourth Estate Award is presented annually by The American Legion to a publication, broadcast organization and online (Internet-based) media for outstanding achievement in the field of journalism. A $2,000 stipend accompanies each award, to defray expenses of the recipients accepting the award at The American Legion National Convention in August.
    Deadline: Mar. 31, 2016


    Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition
    Society of American Travel Writers
    The 2015-16 SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition is the 32nd annual contest, offering 23 categories for print, online and multimedia work, travel photography, audio and video broadcast, and blogs.
    Deadline: Apr. 1, 2016

    National Press Club Journalism Awards
    The National Press Club
    Through our annual journalism awards, the National Press Club seeks to recognize and honor professional journalists who produced outstanding work in 2015 for the public, either independently or as employees of editorially independent news entities. In all cases, judges will give weight to demonstration of individual enterprise, fairness, accuracy and objectivity.
    Deadline: Apr. 1, 2016

    SEJ Annual Awards for Reporting on the Environment
    Society of Environmental Journalists
    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

    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.
    Deadline: Apr. 14, 2016

    SFJ Excellence-in-Features Awards
    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


    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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