ICFJ launches journalism contest [Africa]

English-speaking journalists working for print, broadcast and online news media in Africa can apply for the inaugural 2017 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling, which includes US$5,000 to purse in-depth reporting, travel to U.S. newsrooms and mentorship.

Essay contest focuses on women's rights [Africa]

College students are invited to submit an essay on the empowerment of women for a chance to win cash prizes ranging from US$200 to US$1,000.

Dart Center hosts reporting competition [North America]

Journalists covering trauma and violence for North American outlets can compete for cash prizes.

Uranium Film Festival open [Brazil]

Independent documentarians are invited to submit their films on issues surrounding the exploration and uses of nuclear material to this event in Rio de Janeiro.

Investigative journalism contest seeks entries [Worldwide]

The Sidney Hillman Foundation is seeking nominations for its prizes recognizing journalism produced, published or broadcast in 2016.