Contest recognizes social justice journalism [US]

Posted on May 19, 2021 in Specialized Topics

Journalists whose projects reflect a concern for social justice can apply for this award.

The Richard J. Margolis Award is given annually to a journalist or essayist who has combined humor and wisdom to address social issues.

The winner will receive a US$5,000 prize, along with a one-month residency at Blue Mountain Center, a writers and artists colony in Blue Mountain Lake, New York.

The award was created by family and friends of Richard J. Margolis, a journalist, essayist and poet who brought light to hardships faced by subgroups including migrant farm workers, the elderly and Native Americans.

The deadline is July 1.