True Story Award accepting entries in 9 languages [Worldwide]

Posted on Oct 10, 2023 in Investigative Journalism

Journalists anywhere can enter in this international contest.

The True Story Foundation, in partnership with Reportagen Festival Bern, organizes the True Story Award, which aims to provide recognition for exceptional written reports in all countries.

Works can be submitted in nine languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Persian, Portuguese and Chinese. Works written in other languages must be translated into English and submitted in the categories "Europe," "World I" or "World II."

Texts of 3,000 to 17,000 words published in print or online between Sept. 1, 2022 and Sept. 30, 2023 are eligible.

Thirty-six nominees will be selected and invited to attend the award ceremony in May 2024 in Bern, Switzerland. The three overall best texts will be awarded CHF25,000 (US$27,609), CHF15,000 (US$16,565) and CHF10,000 (US$11,043) respectively.

The deadline to apply is Nov. 5.