Awards

October 14, 2022

DEADLINE: Climate Beacon Newsroom Initiative

Apply by Oct 14, 2022 for Solutions Journalism Network's new initiative that will bring together five newsrooms in the U.S. to work individually and collectively to transform their coverage of the changing climate, in addition to selection of a Climate Fellow from each newsroom. Stipends for fellows and newsrooms.

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October 26, 2022

INVITE: 2022 #SEJAwards Ceremony

SEJ's Awards for Reporting on the Environment honor the best environmental journalism on the planet. On Wednesday, October 26, at 1:00 p.m. ET, join the first-place winners in 10 categories as they share how they got their award-winning stories. And be among the first to learn who is the "Best of the Best" when we announce LIVE the winner of the 2022 Nina Mason Pulliam Award and its $10,000 cash prize.

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October 3, 2022

DEADLINE: IF/Then x The Redford Center Nature Connection Pitch

IF/Then Shorts and The Redford Center call for filmmakers to share short documentary works-in-progress focusing on connecting or reconnecting with nature for a pitch and professional development workshop series at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2023, plus receive a $5,000 grant. Apply by Oct 3.

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September 26, 2022

DEADLINE: Sentient Media Midwest Journalism Fund

This new program is for writers and aspiring writers in the Midwest interested in reporting on agriculture and the environment. The program aims to train reporters, build a support network and culminates in a pitch competition, where the $10,000 fund will be distributed between the successful writers. Apply by Sep 26.

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October 1, 2023

DEADLINE: Travel Photographer of the Year

The 2023 TPOTY competition is open to all photographers worldwide. Categories include People & Cultures; Landscape & Environment; Nature, Wildlife & Conservation; Visual Stories; and more. There's also a Young Travel Photographer of the Year category. Cash prizes and more. Deadline is Oct 1.

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May 31, 2024

DEADLINE: IJA/AAJA Pacific Islander Journalism Scholarship

This funding from the Indigenous Journalists Association  and the Asian American Journalists Association aims to help Indigenous peoples of the Pacific pursue careers in journalism. The goal is to improve Oceania representation and storytelling in the news media industry. Two scholarships of $5,000. Deadline: May 31, 2024.

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April 30, 2024

DEADLINE: The Curve Award for Emerging Journalists

The Curve Foundation's grant program provides financial support ($5,000 cash plus travel stipend) and more to emerging journalists who identify as lesbians, queer women, trans women and/or nonbinary people and are based in the United States. Deadline is Apr 30, 2024.

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April 8, 2022

DEADLINE: SEJ's Student Op-Ed Contest — Unmuting the Student Press on Climate and Environmental Justice Issues

In honor of Student Press Freedom Day, SEJ invites high school and college students to enter our contest by writing an opinion editorial on the topic of self-censorship/freedom of the press in student media related to climate and environmental issues. Great prizes! Deadline: Apr 8, 2022.

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February 12, 2024

DEADLINE: Esserman-Knight Journalism Awards

These annual awards celebrate and encourage outstanding investigative and public service reporting in South Florida and to foster a community that cares deeply about local news. $10,000 first prize, $5,000 second prize, and honorable mentions at $1,000. Nominations due Feb 12, 2024.

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February 22, 2024

DEADLINE: Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award

New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute offers a grant of $12,500 to support the work of a promising early-career nonfiction writer on a story that uncovers truths about the human condition, especially for a project that otherwise would not come to fruition. Deadline: Feb 22, 2024.

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