7 worldwide journalism opportunities to apply to in June

by IJNet
May 21, 2021 in IJNet News

Believe it or not it’s almost June, which means a whole new slate of opportunities for journalists have deadlines fast approaching. Check out these fellowships, grants and competitions with deadlines next month. Each opportunity is open to journalists worldwide.

Contest for photographers

Deadline: June 1, 2021

Professional and amateur photographers can submit work to the “Direct Look” international photo competition held by the FOTODOC Center for Documentary Photography at the Sakharov Center in Russia. The contest focuses on problems pertaining to relations among people, society and state, as well as ways of addressing these problems. The winners in each category will receive RUB30,000 (US$399) cash prize.

Grants for young media professionals

Deadline: June 5, 2021

French-speaking journalists, documentary filmmakers and photographers can apply for grants from the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation. Three types of grants of varying amounts are available, for photographers, print journalists and documentary filmmakers. The grants will be awarded in January or February 2022.

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Grants for photographers

Deadline: June 7, 2021

Photographers who are interested in working on a long-term project can apply for grants from The Everyday Projects. Project proposals should be rooted in documentary photography, defy stereotypical imagery, promote human dignity and correct misrepresentation. Two selected grantees will receive US$6,000 each to work on their projects, in addition to mentorship from Mallory Benedict of National Geographic or Jehan Jillani of The Guardian.

Online journalism contest

Deadline: June 10, 2021

The Online News Association (ONA) is accepting applications for the 2021 Online Journalism Awards recognizing excellence in digital reporting. This year's competition features new categories, including pandemic coverage, social justice reporting, and the Student Journalism Award. Five awards totaling US$40,000 are available.

Contest for French-speaking journalists

Deadline: June 11, 2021

LaScam, a civil society of multimedia authors, is organizing the Albert Londres Prize for print, broadcast and book entries. French-speaking journalists ages 40 and younger can submit their work for consideration. The awards will be presented on Nov. 15 at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris.

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Environmental reporting grants

Deadline: June 15, 2021

The Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) is accepting applications for proposals on two topics: environment-climate-religion connections, and environmental health and justice in the U.S. Journalists reporting on the environment are able to apply for grants of up to US$5,000.

Video competition on issues of corruption and human rights

Deadline: June 30, 2021

The  Allard Prize for International Integrity is accepting submissions from filmmakers and storytellers who have covered corruption and human rights. Videos must be original, unpublished and no more than 7 minutes long. The winners will receive US$10,000.

Photo by Brett Sayles from Pexels.