Media and Journalism Awards: June 30 Edition

    by Ben DeJarnette
    June 30, 2016
    The PILOT Innovation Challenge is a new addition to this week's post.

    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.


    Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition
    Third Coast International Audio Festival
    The 16th annual Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition honors outstanding new audio stories in following categories: Best Documentary, Best New Artist, Radio Impact, Best News Feature, Skylarking, and Best Documentary: Foreign Language – for the best features not in English.
    Deadline: July 13, 2016

    Debra E. Bernhardt Labor Journalism Prize
    Labor Arts
    The Bernhardt Prize is an award of $500 given to an article or series of articles that furthers the understanding of the history of working people.  Articles focused on historical events AND articles about current issues (work, housing, organizing, health, education) that include historical context are both welcome.  The work should be published — in print or online — in a union or workers’ center publication or by an independent/free-lance journalist.
    Deadline: Sep. 1, 2016


    New Media Film Festival Awards
    For years, The New Media Film Festival has led the way in the pursuit of stories worth telling, the exploration of new media technologies, boundary pushing resulting in new distribution models and creating and establishing new methodologies in the global monetization of content. A total of $45,000 in awards will be given out.
    Early Deadline: Sep. 3, 2016

    PILOT Innovation Challenge
    National Association of Broadcasters
    PILOT is calling on all entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and creative thinkers to submit their ideas for accelerating broadcast innovation in the first annual PILOT Innovation Challenge. The challenge question: How might local television and radio broadcasters engage their communities with next generation content on any device, whether big, small or moving?
    Deadline: Sep. 23, 2016


    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 Ancil Payne Awards honor journalists who exhibit extraordinary commitment to the highest standards of ethical conduct in journalism, even when faced with economic, personal or political pressure.

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

    Data Journalism Awards
    Global Editors Network
    The awards is an international contest recognizing outstanding work in data journalism worldwide.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    New America Award
    Society of Professional Journalists
    SPJ’s New America Award honors public service journalism that explores and exposes an issue of importance to immigrant or ethnic communities currently living in the United States.

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

    Scripps International Innovators Cup
    Scripps College of Communication, Ohio University
    The Scripps International Innovators Cup invites colleges and universities to pit their best student team around a new media business idea with other teams from around the world.

    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.

    Sigma Delta Chi Awards
    Society of Professional journalists
    The awards recognize the best in professional journalism in categories covering print, radio, television, newsletters, art/graphics, online and research.

    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.

    The Cabot Prizes
    The Columbia Journalism Awards
    The prizes recognize a distinguished body of work that has contributed to Inter-American understanding.

    The Michael Kelly Award
    Atlantic Media Co.
    The Michael Kelly Award honors a writer or editor whose work exemplifies a quality that animated Michael Kelly’s own career: the fearless pursuit and expression of truth.

    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[email protected]

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