Media and Journalism Awards: Jan. 12 Edition

    by Bianca Fortis
    January 12, 2017
    The deadline to apply for the Pulitzer Prizes is Jan. 25. Photo of the New York Times Pulitzer Wall by Bill Couch on Flickr and used 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. Award descriptions are excerpts, edited for length and clarity. 


    Mirror Awards
    Syracuse University S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
    Now in their 11th year, the Mirror Awards are the most important awards for honoring excellence in media industry reporting. Established by the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, the awards honor the reporters, editors and teams of writers who hold a mirror to their own industry for the public’s benefit. Enter now at: http://mirrorawards.syr.edu.
    Deadline: Feb. 15, 2017


    Mark of Excellence Awards
    Society of Professional Journalists
    The Mark of Excellence Awards honors the best in collegiate journalism. Judged at the regional and national level, the annual competition offers 51 categories in newspapers, magazines, photography, radio, television and online journalism.
    Deadline: Jan. 16, 2017


    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.
    Deadline: Jan. 20, 2017

    Pulitzer Prizes
    Columbia University
    The Pulitzer Prize awards achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition.
    Deadline: Jan. 25, 2017


    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.
    Deadline: Feb. 3, 2017


    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.
    Deadline: Feb. 13, 2017

    Sigma Delta Chi Awards for Excellence in Journalism
    Society of Professional Journalists
    The awards recognize the best in professional journalism in categories covering print, radio, television, newsletters, art/graphics, online and research.
    Deadline: Feb. 13, 2017

    Tribeca Snapchat Shorts
    The Tribeca Film Festival and Snap Inc. are excited to bring back Tribeca Snapchat Shorts, now an official Festival category, created in an effort to discover visionary artists in the mobile space. This new category provides the perfect opportunity for people who are passionate about Snapchat and narrative storytelling to present their mastery of the smallest screen. The Festival and Snap Inc. are excited to support the next generation of storytellers and promote creativity on Snapchat.
    Deadline: Feb. 17, 2017

    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.
    Deadline: Feb. 20, 2017

    SPJ National High School Essay Contest
    SPJ wants to increase high school students’ knowledge and understanding of the importance of the Free Media to our lives. The top three national winners receive scholarship awards.
    Deadline: Feb. 23, 2017


    International Women’s Media Foundation Awards
    The International Women’s Media Foundation’s Courage in Journalism Award honors women journalists for their extraordinary bravery. In facing and surviving danger to uncover the truth, they raise the bar for reporting under duress. The IWMF also recognize the pioneers who kicked down barriers to make it possible for women all over the world to find their voices and make them heard. Lifetime Achievement Award winners persevered, opening doors for future generations to make a difference.
    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    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.
    Deadline: March 3, 2017

    Data Journalism Awards
    Global Editors Network
    The awards is an international contest recognizing outstanding work in data journalism worldwide.
    Deadline: April 7, 2017


    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.

    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.

    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.

    Bianca Fortis is the associate editor at MediaShift, a founding member of the Transborder Media storytelling collective and a social media consultant. Follow her on Twitter @biancafortis.

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