Journalists can be nominated for cash prizes.
The Andrei Sakharov Award, Journalism as an Act of Conscience, will recognize works that present the life views of their authors, embodying them consistently at a high professional level and defending the values that Andrei Sakharov championed.
Candidates can be nominated for this award by Russian newsrooms and citizens of Russia.
Submissions must have been published between Oct. 15, 2016 and Oct. 15, 2017 in the Russian media. Works in the languages of the nations that are part of Russia should be accompanied by a translation into Russian.
The winner will be awarded a RUB500,000 cash prize. Four prizes of RUB50,000 will also be awarded. The winner will be announced Dec. 10 during the celebration of Human Rights Day.
The submission deadline is Nov. 1.
For more information (in Russian), click here.