7 worldwide journalism opportunities to apply for in September

by IJNet
Oct 30, 2018 in Journalism Basics

Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these promising courses, fellowships and competitions with deadlines in September. Each is open to journalists worldwide.

Contest for young documentary photographers Deadline: September 1, 2017

The Ian Parry Scholarship contest is open to photojournalists and photography students under the age of 24. Two winners will be announced. These include the Award for Achievement, which will be nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam, and the Award for Potential, which will receive a year of mentorship from Simon Roberts. Each will also receive GBP3,500 (US$4,581). Click here to learn more.  

UN journalism competition Deadline: September 14, 2017

Journalists who report on the United Nations are invited to apply for this competition supported by the United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA). Categories for submission include print (or online), broadcast, climate change and humanitarian/development projects. The prizes will total over US$60,000 and the winners will be presented by the UN Secretary-General at the awards dinner in December. To learn more, click here.

Collaborative journalism contest on clean energy Deadline: September 15, 2017

Clean Energy Wire (CLEW) is offering cash rewards for collaborative projects from at least two different countries that focus on topics of clean energy, climate policy and the shift to a low-carbon economy. Print, online and multimedia projects are all eligible. Learn how to apply here.

Migration film contest and festival Deadline: September 17, 2017

Filmmakers who have produced a film on migration are invited to submit their project to be included in UN Migration Agency’s (IOM) Global Migration Film Festival in December. Three winners will be selected for the festival and will also receive US$1,500. For information on this contest, as well as a smaller contest called “I am a migrant,” click here.

The Epoch Times journalism contest Deadline: September 18, 2017

Journalists have the opportunity to compete for cash prizes from The Epoch Times for uplifting articles that have the potential to go viral. Stories should be short and focus on topics compassion, redemption and triumph in the face of adversity. For more information on the contest, visit this link.

Grants available for investigative journalists Deadline: September 25, 2017

This grant is open to investigative journalists whose projects expose wrongdoing in the public or private sector. The Fund for Investigative Journalism is offering awards up to US$10,000 to cover the project’s expenses. To learn more about the project and how to submit a proposal, click here.

Texas A&M photojournalism grant Deadline: September 30, 2017

The Conflict and Development Center at Texas A&M offers US$5,000 grants to students from any university as part of the Student Media Grants Program. The program encourages students to use innovative ways to research and present issues in conflict areas, and winners commit to a three month project that will be published on the ConDev blog. For more information and how to apply, click here.

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