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Anthropology film festival accepting documentaries [Worldwide]

Filmmakers whose work relates to anthropology can participate in an international film festival in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Deadline: 03/01/2015

Courage in photojournalism contest open [Worldwide]

Female photojournalists who reported in dangerous environments can be nominated for an award from the International Women’s Media Foundation.

Deadline: 01/19/2018

Documentary fund seeks projects [Worldwide]

Producers and filmmakers from developing countries can apply for grants to complete their projects.

Deadline: 02/01/2015

Society of Professional Journalists hosts contest [Worldwide]

Works published or broadcast in 2017 are eligible for the Sigma Delta Chi Awards.

Deadline: 02/19/2018

Blog competition seeks entries [Worldwide]

The Weblog Awards, an annual ceremony that celebrates the best in blogging, is accepting entries in 30 categories.

Deadline: 02/01/2015

Pulitzer grant for crisis reporting open [Worldwide]

Journalists who reside outside the United States can apply for a US$5,000 travel grant.

Deadline: 03/01/2018


Free journalism course available online [Mozambique]

Budding journalists and journalism students can take a free journalism course in Portuguese.

Asia Pacific

Contest for editorial excellence open [Asia]

The Society of Publishers in Asia invites entries in English and Chinese for its annual awards.

Deadline: 02/26/2015


Dataharvest conference open [Europe]

Investigative journalists and data specialists are invited to a conference in Mechelen, Belgium.

Media contest for integration, diversity open [Europe]

The CIVIS Media Foundation is accepting entries for its annual media awards in five categories.

Deadline: 01/20/2018

Open data contest accepting submissions [Russia]

Data journalists and developers ages 18 and older who are citizens of the Russian Federation can win RUB100,000.

Deadline: 02/10/2015

Latin America

Photojournalism course available [Bolivia]

Professional photojournalists, photo editors and freelance photographers whose work is regularly published can participate in a free workshop in La Paz.

Deadline: 01/25/2015

Data journalism courses available [Brazil]

Journalists, civil society organizations and others can learn to use tools to view and analyze data in Portuguese.

Film criticism course open [Mexico]

Students will learn to write film reviews and think critically about films.

Deadline: 01/20/2015

Investigative journalism competition open [Brazil]

Print, broadcast and online journalists can apply for the Tim Lopes Prize for Investigative Journalism.

Deadline: 02/27/2015

Middle East

MIT Technology Review Pan Arab seeks freelancers [MENA]

Journalists with strong reporting, writing skills and a broad understanding of science, technology and innovation are encouraged to apply.

Danat Media hosts journalism training [Egypt]

Young Egyptian journalists and recent graduates can take part in this program.

EU scholarship program open [Syria]

The European Union's Erasmus Mundus Programme is funding the ASSUR project, which aims to develop cooperation between Syrian and European universities.

Deadline: 02/10/2015

US and Canada

Environmental reporting contest open [US, Canada, Mexico]

Print, television, radio and online journalists can apply for the Knight-Risser Prize in Western Environmental Journalism worth US$5,000.

Deadline: 03/15/2017

James Foley Memorial Fellowship launched [US]

Photojournalists can apply for a study-abroad journalism program in Urbino, Italy.

Deadline: 02/01/2015

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