Freelance, local journalism contest open [Worldwide]

Posted on Mar 18, 2019 in Freelancing

Print and online journalists worldwide can apply for an award.

The Kurt Schork Memorial Fund, in partnership with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, organize the Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism, honoring the work of freelance journalists and of local reporters and fixers in developing countries or nations in transition who often otherwise receive little recognition.

The awards feature three categories: freelance journalists covering international news, local reporters covering events in their home country or region, and the unsung work of news fixers. Each winner receives a US$5,000 prize at a ceremony in London.

The stories can be about conflict, human rights, cross-border issues or any controversial matter in a particular country or region. Each submission must demonstrate professionalism, meet international journalistic standards and provide evidence that courage and determination were required to cover the story.

All articles must be translated into English and have been published between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.

The deadline is May 31.