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Deadline extended: Journalists can enter a US$10,000 story contest for best coverage of infectious diseases [US, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa]

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Thomson Foundation hosts journalism competition [Worldwide]

Journalists ages 30 and younger working in developing countries are eligible for the Young Journalist Award as part of the 2018 UK Foreign Press Association (FPA) Awards.

Deadline: 08/17/2018

Environmental film festival seeks entries [Worldwide]

Filmmakers, producers, TV journalists, authors and editors can submit their work to a festival in Germany.

Deadline: 09/30/2013

Data visualization course offered online [Worldwide]

Beginning journalists can take this free online course to be held Aug. 12 to Sept. 15.

Wildlife photo contest open [Worldwide]

Categories include documentary photo, new technologies in wildlife photo, photographer of the year and more. The winner in each category will receive US$10,000. The prize for the photographer of the year is US$20,000.

Deadline: 05/31/2018

UN organizes journalism competition [Worldwide]

Journalists who cover the United Nations, including its agencies and field operations, are eligible for prizes totaling over US$60,000.

Deadline: 09/15/2018

Fellowships available for investigative journalism conference [Worldwide]

Journalists in developing or transitioning countries can apply for a fellowship to attend the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Deadline: 05/15/2017

Science journalism fellowship open [Worldwide]

Experienced journalists with a demonstrated interest in covering complex systems can apply for a residential fellowship in New Mexico.

Deadline: 08/02/2014


Essay competition on education open [Nigeria]

High school and university students can submit essays in English to compete for cash prizes.

Deadline: 08/16/2013

Reporting grants available [Africa]

French-speaking African journalists can apply for a grant from the Wits China-Africa Reporting Project to examine the relationship between China and francophone African countries. 

Deadline: 03/30/2017

Asia Pacific

Competition for agriculture journalism open [Philippines]

Print and broadcast journalists who cover agricultural issues can apply for the Bright Leaf Awards.

Deadline: 09/01/2017


Investigative journalism grants available [Europe]

Journalists with ideas for cross-border stories can apply for research grants.

Deadline: 11/20/2017

Internship program for journalists open [Eastern Europe, Caucasus]

Journalists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine can participate in a program funded by the National Endowment for Democracy.

Deadline: 08/15/2013

Contest open to student journalists [UK]

The NCTJ Awards for Excellence, sponsored by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), honor the best journalism students and journalism trainees.

Deadline: 09/14/2018

Science seminar for journalists available [Germany]

Experienced journalists without a scientific background but interested in learning about science can apply for this program in Stuttgart.

Deadline: 08/13/2013

Latin America

Online Spanish-language course on investigative journalism tools open [Latin America]

The course will teach participants basic and advanced searches, the functionality of social networks and refined searches of government documents.

Deadline: 10/13/2013

Prize honors sustainabilty reporting [Brazil]

Journalists can compete for prizes totaling BRL$107,000 (about US$50,000) for reporting on sustainability issues.

Deadline: 09/05/2013

Latin American photo conference open [Brazil]

São Paulo's third Latin American Photo Forum will feature free workshops, exhibits, panel discussions and more.

Deadline: 08/16/2013

Middle East

Arab Camera Festival seeks entries [MENA, Europe]

Filmmakers with an Arab background can submit films to this festival in the Netherlands.

Deadline: 08/31/2013

US and Canada

Prize for creative citizenship announced [US]

A US$100,000 award will honor an individual who has challenged the status quo through a distinctive, courageous, imaginative and socially responsible work of significance.

Deadline: 08/30/2013

Business reporting seminar open [US]

The National Press Foundation offers scholarships to a four-day seminar in Philadelphia to expand journalists' knowledge of business.

Deadline: 08/30/2016

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