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Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards for Broadcast Journalism

The purpose of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards is to bring the best in television and radio journalism to professional and public attention and to honor those who produce it.

Agency: Alfred I. duPont Center, Columbia University
Deadline: June 15, 2011 for "Long-form entries" longer than 2 hours; July 1, 2011 for all other entries
Period of Coverage: July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Entry Fee: Independent Productions: $50 per entry
Award: Gold or Silver baton
Address: The Alfred I. duPont Center, Columbia University School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway MC3805, New York, NY 10027
Contact: Abi Wright, Director: (212)854-5047, dupontawards<at>jrn.columbia.edu
Website: http://dupontawards.org/

America's Promise Alliance Journalism Awards

In partnership with the Journalism Center on Children & Families, America’s Promise Alliance is launching two awards for coverage of youth issues. As the Alliance seeks to generate action from awareness, two award categories were developed to uplift these goals. The America’s Promise Journalism Award for Awareness will recognize a story that alerts the public about a pressing issue for young people. The Journalism Award for Action will go to the journalist that effectively creates a sense of urgency and inspires communities into action. Recipients will be selected from a pool of the current year’s Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism Award winners.

Agency: America's Promise Alliance
Deadline: 2012 Deadline TBA; Past deadline April 15, 2011
Period of Coverage: Unknown
Entry Fee: Unknown
Award: $5,000 and Casey Prize
Address: America's Promise Alliance, 1110 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005
Contact: info<at>americaspromise.org
Website: http://www.americaspromise.org/

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Kavli Science Journalism Award

The AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement for professional journalists in the science writing field. The awards recognize outstanding reporting for a general audience and honor individuals (rather than institutions, publishers or employers) for their coverage of the sciences, engineering and mathematics.

Agency: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Deadline: August 1, 2011
Period of Coverage: July 1 2010 - June 30, 2011
Entry Fee: Unknown
Award: $3,000, reimbursement of travel expenses
Address: Office of Public Programs, 1200 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20005
Contact: Kavli Science Journalism Award: media<at>aaas.org
Website: http://www.aaas.org/aboutaaas/awards/sja/index.shtml

American Geophysical Union (AGU) Awards for Excellence in Science Journalism

The Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism: Features now recognizes excellence in reporting, generally produced with deadlines of longer than one week, that explains the background of scientific discoveries or principles. It is named for Walter Sullivan of The New York Times, first recipient of the award for his lifetime achievement in science writing.
The David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism: News recognizes excellence in reporting news of scientific advances, generally produced under deadline pressure of one week or less. It is named for David Perlman, Science Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and 1997 winner of the AGU Award for Sustained Achievement in Science Journalism.

Agency: American Geophysical Union
Deadline: 2012 Deadline TBA; past deadline January 7, 2011
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: None
Award: $2,000 and a plaque, presented at an AGU meeting
Address: American Geophysical Union, 2000 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Contact: American Geophysical Union: (202) 462-6900
Website: http://www.agu.org/about/honors/union/nominations/nomJournalism.shtml

American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) Media Awards

The AIBS Media Award, established in 1995, recognizes outstanding reporting on biology to a general audience. The award is limited to non-technical journalism, including print and broadcast media.

Agency: American Institute of Biological Sciences
Deadline: Suspended until further notice
Period of Coverage: Unknown
Entry Fee: Unknown
Award: Unknown
Address: American Institute of Biological Sciences, 1444 I St., NW, #200, Washington, DC 20005
Contact: Timothy M. Beardsley, Editor-in-Chief of BioScience: tbeardsley<at>aibs.org
Website: http://www.aibs.org/about-aibs/award_aibs_media.html

Andrew Gemant Award

The Andrew W. Gemant Award recognizes the accomplishments of a person who has made significant contributions to the cultural, artistic, or humanistic dimension of physics given annually. The award is made possible by a bequest of Andrew Gemant to the American Institute of Physics.

Agency: American Institute of Physics
Deadline: January 31, 2012
Period of Coverage: Unknown
Entry Fee: Unknown
Award: $5,000
Address: One Physics Ellipse, College Park, Maryland 20740
Contact: Office of the Vice President, Physics Resources - (301) 209-3127
Website: http://www.aip.org/aip/awards/gemawd.html

Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) National Awards

Honors AAJA members and non-member Asian American professional journalists for coverage of all subjects, and all professional journalists for coverage of Asian American issues.

The National Journalism Award: Recognizes and encourages excellence among journalists and outstanding coverage of Asian American and Pacific Islander issues in online, photo, print, radio and television categories.
The Lifetime Achievement Award: Recognizes an individual who has demonstrated courage and commitment to the principles of journalism over the course of a life's work, as well as dedication to issues important to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.
The Dr. Suzanne Ahn Award For Civil Rights and Social Justice: Named in honor of the late Dr. Ahn, a Korean American who was raised in Arkansas and Texas who devoted her life to promoting civil rights and social justice for all Americans, especially women and Asian Americans.
Leadership in Diversity Award: Recognizes an individual who has demonstrated courage and commitment to the principles of journalism over the course of a life's work, as well as dedication to issues important to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.
Special Recognition Award: Honors an individual who has helped advance AAJA's goals.
AAJA/Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism: Recognizes groundbreaking work by an AAJA journalist or AAJA team that creatively uses digital tools in the role of being a community's watchdog. Special consideration is given to journalism that helps a community understand and address important issues. The award prize is $5,000 and will be presented on August 7, 2010 at the Gala Scholarship & Awards Banquet during the AAJA convention in Los Angeles.

Agency: Asian American Journalists Association
Deadline: April 20, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: None
Award: Varies
Address: AAJA NATIONAL JOURNALISM AWARDS, 5 Third Street, Suite 1108, San Francisco, CA 94103
Contact: Marcia K. Santillan, Professional Programs Coordinator, at 415-346-2051 ext. 107 or MarciaS<at>aaja.org
Website: http://www.aaja.org/

Association of Health Care Journalists Awards

The Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism recognize the best health reporting in print, broadcast and online media. The AHCJ contest, which began in 2004, boasts ten categories. Entries can include a wide range of health coverage including public health, consumer health, medical research, the business of health care and health ethics.

Agency: Association of Health Care Journalists
Deadline: February 3, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: Before Jan 3rd ($30 members, $55 nonmembers); After Jan 3rd ($50 members, $75 nonmembers)
Award: $500, recognition at annual conference
Address: AHCJ Contest, 10 Neff Hall, Columbia, MO 65211
Contact: 573-884-5606, contest<at>healthjournalism.org
Website: http://www.healthjournalism.org/awards-entryFormRules.php

Audies Competition

The Audies, sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), is the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. Through The Audies award competition, publishers are able to enter titles in various categories for recognition of achievement.

Agency: Audio Publishers Association
Deadline:
August 31, 2011 — includes all titles issued from November 1, 2010 through July 31, 2011.
October 14, 2011 — includes all titles issued from August 1, 2011 through October 31, 2011.
December 16, 2011 — The deadline to submit your entry for Audiobook of the Year and/or Distinguished Achievement in Production
Period of Coverage: See deadlines above
Entry Fee: $100 APA Members, $175 Non-members ($50 late fee after August 31)
Award: Certificate
Address: Audio Publishers Association, 191 Clarksville Road, Princeton Junction, NJ, 08550
Contact: Colleen Reasoner, Audies Manager: audies<at>audiopub.org, (609)799-6327
Website: http://www.audiopub.org/audies-contest.asp

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Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism

The award recognizes distinguished contributions to the improvement of print and broadcast journalism through responsible analysis or critical evaluation. The award is one of the few in the country to take a hard look at the media and the job being done by publishers, editors, and reporters.

Agency: Pennsylvania State University
Deadline: January 31, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: Unknown
Award: $1,000
Address: Penn State College of Communications, 302 James Building, University Park, PA 16801
Contact: Steve Sampsell, Director of College Relations: (814) 865-8801, sws102<at>psu.edu
Website: http://comm.psu.edu/about/centers/bart

BBC World Service International Radio Playwriting Competition

Applicants are invited to write a radio play of approximately 60 minutes in length, on a subject of their choice. The play must be the original, unpublished work of the person or persons submitting it. The competition is open to any writer who is not normally a resident of the United Kingdom.

Agency: British Broadcasting Corporation World Service
Deadline: 2012 Deadline TBA; Past deadline March 31, 2011
Period of Coverage : October 16, 2010 - March 31, 2011
Entry Fee: None
Award: £2,500 and travel to London
Address: British Council, 10th Floor Taipan Place, F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Contact: BBC Radio Playwriting Competition: radioplay<at>bbc.co.uk
Website: http://www.britishcouncil.org/philippines-common-about-us-our-events-bbc-radio-playwriting-competition.htm

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Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism

The Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism recognize exemplary reporting on U.S. children and families, particularly the disadvantaged. Winners in 14 categories receive $1,000 and a Casey Medal.

Agency: Casey Journalism Center on Children & Families
Deadline: April 20, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: $50 per entry, $25/youth
Award: $1,000
Address: Journalism Center on Children & Families, Room 1100, Knight Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, Md. 20742
Contact: Casey Journalism Center: info<at>journalismcenter.org
Website: http://www.journalismcenter.org/content/history-and-guidelines

Chancellor Award

The recipient of the Chancellor Award is selected each year by a panel of print and broadcast journalists who look across the media landscape to identify a reporter who may not be widely known by the public, but who is highly respected within the profession for the caliber of his or her work.

Agency: Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Deadline: April 4, 2012
Period of Coverage: None
Entry Fee: None
Award: $25,000
Address: 2950 Broadway MC3805, New York, NY 10027
Contact: Abi Wright, Director: chancelloraward<at>jrn.columbia.edu, 212-854-5047
Website: http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/page/168-the-chancellor-award/169

Clarion Awards Association for Women in Communication

The Clarions honor excellence in 132 categories across all communications disciplines, with 10 radio categories. Highly sought after by both men and women, the Clarions, named for the medieval trumpet known for its clarity, symbolize excellence in clear, concise, communications. Clarion winners represent media companies large and small, leading corporations, small businesses, and nonprofit associations and institutions.

Agency: The Association for Women in Communications
Deadline: April 30, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: $85/members, $120/nonmembers (students: $30/members, $45/nonmembers)
Award: Unknown
Address: Attn: Clarion Awards, The Association for Women in Communications, 3337 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Contact: Clarion Awards: 703-370-7436, clarion<at>womcom.org
Website: http://www.womcom.org/awards/2012/Clarion.asp

Courage in Journalism Awards

International award for women in media, including radio, spotlighting journalism demonstrating courage and conviction in the practice of the craft. Please note that self-nominations are not accepted. Candidates may be nominated by colleagues, employers, journalists, or others.

Agency: International Women's Media Foundation
Deadline: March 2, 2012
Period of Coverage: None
Entry Fee: None
Award: $2,000 and a crystal sculpture
Address: Samantha White, IWMF, 1625 K Street, NW, Suite 1275, Washington, D.C. 20006
Contact: Courage in Journalism Awards: (202) 496-1992, courage<at>iwmf.org
Website: http://iwmf.org/honoring-courage.aspx

Coverage of Youth Sports Award

In 2009, the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism created the Award for Excellence in Coverage of Youth Sports. Work nominated for the award displays creative, in-depth and innovative coverage of youth and high school sports—especially larger issues and trends related to those levels of athletic competition. The award is intended to recognize work by daily and weekly newspapers, local and national television news broadcasts and national news organizations. Work by multimedia and online news outlets is eligible as well.

Agency: John Curley Center for Sports Journalism - Penn State College of Communication
Deadline: December 31, 2011
Period of Coverage: Calendar Year
Entry Fee: None
Award: $1,000
Address: John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, Penn State College of Communications, 302 James Building, University Park, PA 16802-5024
Contact: Steve Sampsell - email: sws102<at>psu.edu phone:(814) 865-8801
Website: http://comm.psu.edu/about/centers/john-curley-center-for-sports-journalism/award-coverage-of-youth-sports

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The Daniel Pearl Awards

The Daniel Pearl Awards for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting are unique among journalism prizes worldwide in that they were created specifically to honor cross-border investigative reporting. Formerly the ICIJ Awards, the prizes were renamed in 2008 in honor of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was slain by militants in Pakistan in 2002. The competition, held biennially, is open to any professional journalist or team of journalists of any nationality working in any medium.

Agency: International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Deadline: July 1, 2011
Period of Coverage: January 1, 2010 - July 1, 2011
Entry Fee: None
Award: $1,000-$5,000
Address: ICIJ at the Center for Public Integrity, 910 17th Street NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20006
Contact: The Daniel Pearl Awards: (202) 466-1300, mwalker<at>icij.org
Website: http://www.publicintegrity.org/investigations/icij/awards/

Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize

Honoring individual news work of significance and quality by a young journalist in public radio. Entrants must be 35 years old or younger. From the website: The Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize, sponsored by WBUR and BU, celebrates a new generation of public radio journalists under 35 years old and seeks to inspire them to stretch the boundaries of the medium.

Agency: WBUR, NPR, and Boston University
Deadline: September 16, 2011
Period of Coverage: July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011
Entry Fee: None
Award: $5,000
Address: The WBUR Group, 890 Commonwealth Ave., Third Floor, Boston, MA 02215
Contact: WBUR: info<at>wbur.org, (617) 353-0909
Website: http://www.wbur.org/about/2011-schorr-prize

Dart Awards

The Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma recognize exemplary journalism on the impact of violence, crime, disaster and other traumatic events on individuals, families and communities. Entries should focus on the experience of victims and survivors and should contribute to public understanding of trauma-related issues. The Dart Awards recognize North American newspaper, magazine, online, radio, television, video and multimedia journalism that goes beyond the ordinary in reporting on trauma. Entries may include breaking news, enterprise reporting, single stories, packages of coverage on a single event, cohesive series, local, regional or national television coverage, long-form documentary and online multimedia packages.

Agency: Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma
Deadline: January 19, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: None
Award: $5,000
Address: Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
, 2950 Broadway, Room 303, New York, NY 10027
Contact: Kate Black, Assistant Director of Programs: kate.black<at>darcenter.org
Website: http://dartcenter.org/awards

Distinguished Literary Contributions Furthering Public Understanding of the Profession

Two awards to recognize outstanding journalistic (including radio) or other efforts that contribute to the enhancement and expansion of public understanding of the profession of electronic engineering. Nominations may be sent to the Committee at any time, accompanied by samples or citations of the literary efforts and a background narrative supporting the rationale for the nomination.

Agency: Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers
Deadline: rolling
Period of Coverage: None
Entry Fee: None
Award: Engraved plaque
Address: Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, 2001 L Street, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20036
Contact: Chris Brantley: c.brantley<at>ieee.org,(202) 785-0017
Website: http://www.ieeeusa.org/volunteers/awards/#literary

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Edward R. Murrow Awards Radio

RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow’s pursuit of excellence in journalism embodies the spirit of the awards that carry his name. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the electronic news profession. In 2011, 600 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards were handed out and of those 600, 95 went on to win National Edward R. Murrow Awards.

Agency: Radio Television Digital News Association
Deadline: February 9, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: $65-$150/member, $115-$245/nonmember
Award: Plaque
Address: RTDNA Headquarters & Mailing Address: The National Press Building, 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 425, Washington, D.C. 20045
Contact: Katie Switchenko: katies@rtdna.org, 202.725.8318
Website: http://www.rtnda.org/pages/awards.php?.g=67

Eric Sevareid Awards

The Eric Sevareid Awards are named for the North Dakota-born and University of Minnesota-educated journalist best known for his work as a correspondent for CBS Radio and Television. Each year, the Northwest Broadcast News Association presents awards to the best work done by broadcast news operations and and journalists working in small, medium and large markets in our six-state region on radio, television and online. Our distinguished panel of judges is made up of journalists and educators who live outside of Minnesota, Wisconsin, the Dakotas, Iowa and Nebraska to help ensure impartiality.

Agency : Northwest Broadcast News Association
Deadline : January 31, 2012
Period of Coverage : Calendar year
Entry Fee: Unknown
Award : Varies
Address : NBNA Sevareid Awards, P.O. Box 838, Sturgis, SD 57785
Contact : Christine Paige Diers: 605-490-3033 , cpaigediers<at>gmail.com
Website: http://nbna.info/sevareid-awards/

Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award

The Society of Professional Journalist's Sigma Delta Chi Foundation presents the Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award to honor a person or persons who have fought to protect and preserve one or more of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment. Mr. Pulliam, who died in January 1999, was publisher of The Indianapolis Star and The Indianapolis News until his death and was well-known for consistently supporting activities which educated the public about First Amendment rights and values. The Foundation has established this annual award to honor those committed to the same goals and as a tribute to the professional contributions that he made to journalism.

Agency: Society of Professional Journalist's/Sigma Delta Chi
Deadline: July 1, 2010
Period of Coverage: Unknown
Entry Fee: None
Award: $10,000; engraved crystal
Address: Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award, Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, 3909 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46208
Contact: 317-927-8000, awards<at>spj.org
Website: http://spj.org/a-pulliam.asp

Exceptional Merit Media Awards

Makes a broad range of "EMMA" awards in most media, including radio, that explore and further their mission: increasing the number of pro-choice women in elected and appointed office regardless of party affiliation.

Agency: National Women's Political Caucus
Deadline: September 12, 2011
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: $125
Award: Statuette
Address: Exceptional Merit in Media Awards, The National Women’s Political Caucus, 1003 K Street NW Suite 637, Washington, DC 20001
Contact: National Women's Political Caucus: (202) 785-1100, info<at>nwpc.org
Website: http://www.nwpc.org/civicrm/event/info?id=10&reset=1

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Fire Fighters Media Awards Contest

The Media Awards Contest honors communications, reporting and photography that best portray the professional and dangerous work of fire fighters and emergency medical personnel in the United States and Canada.

Agency: International Association of Fire Fighters
Deadline: May 2, 2011
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: None
Award: $250-$500
Address: International Association of Firefighters, 1750 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20006
Contact: IAFF Communications Department:(202) 824-1506, mediaawards<at>iaff.org
Website: http://www.iaff.org/comm/awards/10rules.html

Fourth Estate Award American Legion

Presented annually to an individual, publication or broadcast organization for outstanding achievement in the field of journalism. Subject matter must deal with a topic or issue of national interest or concern.

Agency: The American Legion
Deadline: 2012 Deadline TBA; Past deadline Feb 3, 2011
Period of Coverage: Calendar Year
Entry Fee: None
Award: $2,000
Address: The American Legion, Public Relations Division, 700 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Contact: The American Legion:(317) 630-1253
Website: http://www.legion.org/presscenter/fourthestate

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Gabriel Awards

The Gabriel Awards are designed to honor works of excellence in broadcast programs, features, spots, and stations which serve viewers and listeners through the positive, creative treatment of concerns to humankind. The single most important criterion of a Gabriel winning program is its ability to uplift and nourish the human spirit.

Agency: Catholic Academy for Professional Communication Arts
Deadline: January 25, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: $125 per entry
Award: Statue
Address: Gabriel Awards, Catholic Academy, 1645 Brook Lynn Dr., Ste 2, Dayton, OH 45432.
Contact: Sue West, Office Administrator: (937) 458-0265, admin<at>catholicacademy.org
Website: http://home.catholicweb.com/GabrielAwards/

Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment

The Grantham Prize, the largest journalism cash prize in the world, honors the work of a journalist or team of journalists for exemplary reporting on environmental or natural resource issues with an award of $75,000. Up to three additional entries will receive $5,000 Awards of Special Merit.

Agency: The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting
Deadline: January 9, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: None
Award: $75,000 award, up to three $5,000 awards
Address: Sunshine Menezes, Ph.D., Prize Administrator and Executive Director, Metcalf Institute, Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting, University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI 02882
Contact: Grantham Prize:(401) 874-6211, info<at>granthamprize.org.
Website: http://www.granthamprize.org/

Gene Bund Urban Journalism Award

Rewards and thereby improves the practice and study of journalism in the urban environment by recognizing high quality urban media reporting, critical analysis, and research relevant to that content and its communication about city problems, programs, policies, and public priorities in urban life and culture. Awards are for individuals with a distinguished record of accomplished works in urban journalism.

Agency: Urban Communication Foundation
Deadline: April 1, 2012
Period of Coverage: Unknown
Entry Fee: None
Award: Up to $5,000 per award
Address: The Urban Communication Foundation, 340 East Randolph St., Apt 1404, Chicago, Illinois 60601
Contact: Peter Haratonik: haratonik<at>urbancomm.org Website: http://www.urbancomm.org/awards.php#gpm1_1

George Foster Peabody Awards

The awards recognize distinguished achievement and meritorious service by radio and television networks, stations, producing organizations, cable television organizations and individuals. Its cited as the most prestigious awards in electronic media.

Agency: University of Georgia
Deadline: January 13, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: $175 for radio entries; $300 for Web and television
Award: Medal
Address: George Foster Peabody Awards, University of Georgia, Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication, 120 Hooper Street, Athens, GA 30602
Contact: Thomas A. Hoover, Program Coordinator: (706) 542-3787, tahoover<at>uga.edu
Website: http://www.peabody.uga.edu

George Polk Award

The George Polk Awards in Journalism, administered by Long Island University, honors excellence in print and broadcast journalism.

Agency: George Polk Awards Foundation
Deadline: January 6, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: None
Award: Medal
Address: The George Polk Awards, Attn: Ralph Engelman, Journalism Department, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Contact: Ralph Engelman, George Polk Awards Foundation: (718) 488-1009, ralph.engelman<at>liu.edu
Website: http://www.liunet.edu/About/News/Polk.aspx

Global Media Awards for Excellence in Population Reporting

The Population Institute promotes recognition of population issues by honoring media and legislators that have demonstrated extraordinary dedication to bringing these issues to public attention and presenting reliable solutions to population problem. To this end the Institute annually selects journalists and other media through its annual Global Media Awards

Agency : The Population Institute
Deadline : September 7, 2011
Period of Coverage : September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2011
Entry Fee: Unknown
Award : Expense paid study tour of the hosting country
Address : The Population Institute, 107 2nd St, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Contact : Jennie Wetter:(202) 544-3300 ext. 108; e-mail jwetter<at>populationinstitute.org
Website: http://www.populationinstitute.org/programs/gma/

Golden Mike Awards

Awards for news operations in southern California.

Agency : Radio and Television News Association of Southern California
Deadline : October 19, 2011
Period of Coverage : October 4, 2010, and October 3, 2011
Entry Fee: Radio, Division A - $80 per entry; Radio, Division B - $50 per entry
Award : Statuette
Address : Rick Terrell, Golden Mike Awards Co-ordinator, 646 Quincy Ave., Long Beach, CA 90814
Contact : Rick Terrell, Golden Mike Awards Co-ordinator: 562-987-4545.
Website: http://www.rtna.org/GoldenMikeAwards/index.asp

Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting

The annual Goldsmith Prize honors investigative reporting in a story or series of related stories that best promotes more effective and ethical conduct of government, the making of public policy, or the practice of politics. The winner receives $25,000. While the subject can address issues of foreign policy, a submission qualifies only if it has an impact on public policy in the United States at the national, regional or local level.

Agency : The Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government
Deadline : December 31, 2011
Period of Coverage : Calendar year
Entry Fee: None
Award : Winner receives $25,000, and five finalists receive $10,000 each
Address : Goldsmith Awards Program, The Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact : Goldsmith Awards Program: (617) 495-1329
Website: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/presspol/prizes_lectures/goldsmith_awards/application.html

Gracie Allen Awards

Honors programming by women, for women or about women, as well as individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the industry. Both national and local categories.

Agency : Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television
Deadline : January 6, 2012
Period of Coverage : December 1 - November 30
Entry Fee: $40 - $200
Award : Statute
Address : Gracie Allen Awards, AWRT National Headquarters, 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102
Contact : Gracie Allen Awards: (703)506-3290
Website: http://www.allwomeninmedia.org/

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Hearst Journalism Awards

To recognize, reward and inspire exceptional journalism education in the United States. The program has awards scholarships to students demonstrating outstanding performance in college level journalism with matching grants to the universities whose faculty and programs contributed to the students' success. Open to undergraduate college students only.

Agency : The William Randolph Hearst Foundations
Deadline : November 15, 2011
Period of Coverage : Undergraduate academic career
Entry Fee: Check website
Award : $500 - $2,000 for top 10 winners
Address : Hearst Journalism Awards Programs, The William Randolph Hearst Foundations, 90 New Montgomery Street Suite 1212, San Francisco, CA 94105
Contact : Jan Watten, Program Director: (415) 908-4560, jwatten<at>hearstfdn.org
Website: http://www.hearstfdn.org/hearst_journalism/about.php?type=General

Heywood Broun Award

This annual competition is intended to encourage and recognize individual journalistic achievement by members of the working media, particularly if it helps right a wrong or correct an injustice.

Agency: The Newspaper Guild-Communication Workers of America
Deadline: 2012 Deadline TBA; past deadline January 28, 2011
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: None
Award: $5,000, plus two awards of $1,000 for entries of substantial distinction.
Address: Broun Award Committee, Newspaper Guild-CWA, 501 Third Street, N.W., 6th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20001
Contact: Broun Award Committee: (202) 434-7177
Website: http://www.newsguild.org/index.php?ID=4654

Hillman Prize

Annual prizes for investigative journalism that pursues social and economic justice and public policy for the common good. Categories include: broadcast, blogging, newspaper, magazine and photojournalism.

Agency: The Sidney Hillman Foundation
Deadline: January 31, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: None
Award: $5,000. travel to award ceremony in NYC, certificate by New Yorker cartoonist Edward Sorel
Address: The Sidney Hillman Foundation, 12 West 31st Street, 12th Floor New York, NY 10001
Contact: 646-448-6413
Website: http://www.hillmanfoundation.org/nominations-0

Howard L. Lewis Award

To recognize and honor the career achievements of journalists who have documented the considerable progress made in the fight against heart disease and stroke.

Agency: American Heart Association
Deadline: 2011 Deadline TBA; Past deadline September 3, 2010
Period of Coverage: Career
Entry Fee: None
Award: $2,000 and Citation
Address: American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231
Contact: Cathy Lewis, Sr. Communications Manager: (214) 706-1324, cathy.lewis<at>heart.org
Website: http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=59&item=358

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International Broadcasting Excellence Award

To recognize international broadcast organizations that have demonstrated exceptional leadership in advancing the broadcast industry and the services they provide to their community and audiences. Two Awards are presented.

Agency: National Association of Broadcasters
Deadline: 2012 Deadline TBA; Past deadline February 12, 2010
Period of Coverage: Previous two years
Entry Fee: None
Award: Trophy
Address: National Association of Broadcasters, 1771 N Street NW, Washington DC, 20036
Contact: Emily Dorey: (202) 429-5360, edorey<at>nab.org
Website: http://www.nab.org/events/awards/overview.asp?id=2001

Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Awards

The annual IRE Awards, among the most prestigious in journalism, recognize outstanding investigative reporting across all media. The top award given is the IRE Medal. All contest entries include a detailed questionnaire on the investigation, and together these create a unique and invaluable teaching resource for fellow journalists by providing insight into the successes and challenges of each investigation.

Agency: Investigative Reporters and Editors Association
Deadline: January 13, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry fee: $55/member, $125/nonmember, $25/student
Award: An IRE Medal for Outstanding Investigative Reporting or an IRE Certificate of Recognition
Address: IRE Awards, 141 Neff Annex, Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, MO 65211
Contact: IRE Resource Center: (573)882-6668, rescntr@ire.org
Website: http://www.ire.org/awards/

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James T. Grady-James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public

To recognize, encourage, and stimulate outstanding reporting directly to the public, which materially increases the public's knowledge and understanding of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related fields.

Agency: American Chemical Society
Deadline: November 1, 2011
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: Requires nomination
Award: $3,000, medal, ceremony, travel
Address: American Chemical Society, 1155 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036-4801
Contact: James T. Grady-James H. Stack Award: (202) 872-4408, awards<at>acs.org
Website: http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_ARTICLEMAIN&node_id=1319&content_id=CTP_004537&use_sec=true&sec_url_var=region1&__uuid=

James V. Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism

The Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism recognizes the best environmental reporting on the North American West — from Canada through the United States to Mexico. The annual Knight-Risser Prize Symposium brings journalists, researchers, scholars, and policy-makers together with public audiences to explore new ways to ensure that sophisticated environmental reporting thrives in the West.

Agency: Stanford University
Deadline: March 16, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: None
Award: $5,000, participation in public symposium
Address: Risser Prize, Knight Fellowships, Stanford University, Building 120 – Room 424, Stanford, CA 94305-2050
Contact: James V. Risser Prize: risserprize<at>lists.stanford.edu
Website: http://risserprize.stanford.edu

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Knight Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism

The Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism reward news and information ideas that significantly enhance opportunities for digital engagement. The awards honor novel efforts that actively involve people in public issues, supply entry points that invite their participation, sit their imagination, and meet their information needs in creative ways.

Agency: J-Lab: Institute for Interactive Journalism
Deadline: June 6, 2011
Period of Coverage: May 1, 2010 - June 5, 2011
Entry Fee: $50
Award: $10,000 grand prize, $6,000 in additional awards, participation in panel
Address: J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism, 3201 New Mexico Ave. NW, Ste. 330, Washington, DC 20016
Contact: J-Lab: 202-885-8100, news<at>j-lab.org
Website: http://www.j-lab.org/awards/about_the_awards/

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Livingston Awards for Young Journalists

The Livingston Awards for excellence by professionals under the age of 35 are the largest all-media, general reporting prizes in American journalism. They are also unusual in judging print, broadcast and online entries against one another, a practice of increasing interest as technology blurs traditional distinctions between rival branches of the profession.

Agency: Mollie Parnis Livingston Foundation
Deadline: February 1, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: None
Award: $10,000
Address: The Livingston Awards, Wallace House, University of Michigan, 620 Oxford Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Contact: Charles R. Eisendrath, Director, or Birgit Rieck: (734) 998-7575
Website: http://www.livawards.org/entry/

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Maggie Awards

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) Maggie Awards recognize exceptional contributions by the media and arts and entertainment industries that enhance the public's understanding of reproductive rights and health care issues, including contraception, sex education, teen pregnancy, abortion, and international family planning.

Agency: Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Deadline: May 1, 2012
Period of Coverage: January 1, 2011 - May 1, 2012
Entry Fee: None
Award: Ceremony
Address: PPFA Maggie Awards, 434 W. 33rd St., New York, NY 10001
Contact: Elizabeth Clark: elizabeth.clark<at>ppfa.org or (212) 261-4433
Website: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/newsroom/politics-policy-issues/ppfa-maggie-awards-10047.htm

Marconi Radio Awards

Named after inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi, the NAB Marconi Radio Awards honor the country's top radio stations and personalities in 21 different categories. The awards categories are: Legendary Station of the Year, Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year, Stations of the Year (by market size), Air Personality of the Year, and Station of the Year.

Agency: National Association of Broadcasters
Deadline: Nomination kits mailed to NAB member stations every spring
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: Unknown
Award: Trophy and ceremony
Address: National Association of Broadcasters, 1771 N Street NW, Washington DC, 20036
Contact: Chris Suever: csuever<at>nab.org
Website: http://www.nab.org/events/awards/overview.asp?id=1928

Maria Moors Cabot Prize

Awarded each fall to three or four journalists in the Western Hemisphere who, through their sustained and distinguished body of work, have contributed to inter-American understanding. Occasionally the award goes to an organization that has made a similar contribution.

Agency: Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Deadline: March 16, 2012
Period of Coverage: Career
Entry Fee: None
Award: Cabot Medal, $5,000, ceremony
Address: Maria Moors Cabot Prize, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University, 2950 Broadway MC 3800, New York, NY, 10027-7004
Contact: Program Manager: (212) 854-6468, cabotprizes<at>columbia.edu
Website: http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/page/167-the-maria-moors-cabot-prize/168

Mark of Excellence Awards

Annually, the Society of Professional Journalists presents the Mark of Excellence Awards honoring the best in student journalism. The awards offer categories for print, radio, television and online collegiate journalism. Entries are first judged on the regional level. Regional award winners will be honored at the spring conferences. First place regional winners are forwarded on to the national competition. The contest is open to anyone enrolled in a college or university in the U.S. studying for an academic degree. Students who have had full-time, professional journalism experience, outside of internships, are not eligible. Entries must have been published or broadcast during the calendar year.

Agency: Society of Professional Journalists
Deadline: January 25, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar Year
Entry Fee: $18 for non-members, $9 for members
Award: Recognition at regional, national conference
Address: Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Center, 3909 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208
Contact: 317-927-8000, awards<at>spj.org
Website: http://www.spj.org/a-moe.asp

Mark Time/Ogle Awards for Audio Theatre

The Mark Time Award is given each year to honor the Best Science Fiction Audio Production on the Planet. The Ogle Award for Best Fantasy Audio Production of the Year is given to audio production that doesn't quite fall under the criteria of Science Fiction - includes magical "high" fantasy, sword and sorcery, horror, modern urban fantasy.

Agency: American Society for Science Fiction Audio
Deadline: March 1, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: $25
Award: Gold and Silver Mark Time, Gold and Silver Ogle, ceremony
Address: Mark Time Award, 3421 44th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55406
Contact: Jerry Stearns: jerry<at>greatnorthernaudio.com
Website: http://www.greatnorthernaudio.com/MarkTime/MarkTime.html

Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Award

Recognizes outstanding investigative or interpretive reporting about scientific discovery involving animal models. Work that contributes to public understanding, respect and appreciation for the humane and responsible use of animals in medical and scientific advancement will be carefully considered.

Agency: Foundation for Biomedical Research
Deadline: April 30, 2012
Period of Coverage: April 1, 2011 - March 31, 2012
Entry Fee: None
Award: $1,000, award, and travel
Address: Foundation for Biomedical Research, 818 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 900, Washington DC, 20006
Contact: Foundation for Biomedical Research: (202) 457-0654, info<at>fbresearch.org
Website: http://www.fbresearch.org/TwoColumnWireframe.aspx?pageid=207

Missouri Review Audio Literary and Documentary Competition

Prizes awarded for high-quality audio recordings of poets, fiction writers, and essayists reading their work and for short audio documentaries on any topic. Submission to the contest includes a one-year digital subscription to The Missouri Review, a internationally recognized literary magazine.

Agency: The Missouri Review
Deadline: March 15, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar Year
Entry Fee: donation
Award: $1,000 prize in each of three categories, featured website publication
Address: The Missouri Review, 357 McReynolds Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211
Contact: contest_question@missourireview.com
Website: http://www.missourireview.com/audiovisual/submissions/

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New America Award

SPJ’s New America Award honors public service journalism that explores and exposes an issue of importance to immigrant or ethnic communities living in the United States. Although not required, collaboration with ethnic media is taken into account.

Agency: Society of Professional Journalists
Deadline: February 9, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar Year
Entry Fee: None
Award: Unknown
Address: New America Award, Society of Professional Journalists, 3909 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208
Contact: SPJ: 317-927-8000, awards<at>spj.org
Website: http://spj.org/a-newamerica.asp

National Association of Broadcasters Crystal Radio Awards

Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service.

Agency: National Association of Broadcasters
Deadline: January 31, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: $60 for members, $120 for non members
Award: Trophy and roundtrip airfare and hotel in Washington, D.C. to attend the Celebration of Service to America Awards Gala.
Address: National Association of Broadcasters, 1771 N Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Contact: Melek Demir: mdemir@nab.org
Website: http://www.nab.org/events/awards/overview.asp?id=1927

National Association of Broadcasters Engineering Achievement Awards

The awards, first established in 1959, are given to individuals for their significant contributions which have advanced the state of the art of broadcast engineering. In 1991, the Association began giving two awards — one for achievements in radio and the other for television.

Agency: National Association of Broadcasters
Deadline: January 23, 2012
Period of Coverage: None specified
Entry Fee: None. Nomination required.
Award: Awardees will be recognized at the 2010 NAB Technology Luncheon in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Address: National Association of Broadcasters, Science & Technology Department, 1771 N Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Contact: National Association of Broadcasters: (202) 429-5300, nab<at>nab.org
Website: http://www.nab.org/events/awards/overview.asp?id=1991

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Awards

Recognizes exemplary coverage of people or issues in the African Diaspora and is open to all professional print, photo, television, radio and online journalists.

Agency : National Association of Black Journalists
Deadline : 2012 Deadline TBA; Past deadline February 18, 2011
Period of Coverage : Calendar year
Entry Fee:
Award : $75 member; $100 non-member
Address : National Association of Black Journalists, 1100 Knight Hall, Suite 3100, College Park, Maryland 20742
Contact : Irving Washington, Program Manager: (301) 405-0248, iwashington<at>nabj.org
Website: http://www.nabj.org/?page=awards

National Awards for Education Reporting

Recognizes the best education reporting in the print and broadcast media.

Agency : Education Writers Association
Deadline : January 31, 2012
Period of Coverage : Calendar year
Entry Fee: Fees for members are $50 for a single entry and $40 for each additional entry. For nonmembers, fees are $100 for each entry.
Award : $1,000 and a plaque
Address : Education Writers Association, 2122 P Street, NW Suite 201, Washington, DC 20037
Contact : Education Writers Association: (202) 452-9830, ewa<at>ewa.org
Website: http://www.ewa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=contest

National Headliner Awards

This award recognizes outstanding print and broadcast work. Radio categories include: best newscast, public service, coverage of a spot news event, continuing coverage of a single news event, documentary or series of reports, and feature or human interest.

Agency : Press Club of Atlantic City
Deadline : January 31, 2012
Period of Coverage : Calendar year
Entry Fee: $75
Award : Unknown
Address : National Headliner Awards, P.O. Box 239, Northfield, NJ 08225
Contact : National Headliner Awards:609-601-2116, info<at>headinerawards.org
Website: http://www.headlinerawards.org/

Scripps Howard Award National Journalism Competition

Winners of the Scripps Howard Awards will receive distinctive trophies plus cash awards totaling $175,000 and ranging from $10,000 to the $15,000 Ursula and Gilbert Farfel Prize for investigative reporting. The competition offers opportunities for media outlets, their staff members and freelance contributors. Most categories recognize excellence across the multiple platforms of print, broadcast and online media. Several are open to news magazines.

Agency : Scrips Howard Foundation
Deadline : January 31, 2012
Period of Coverage : Calendar year
Entry Fee: $0 to $50 depending on category
Award : $10,000 to the $15,000
Address : National Journalism Awards, Scripps Howard Foundation, 312 Walnut Street, 28th Floor, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Contact : Sue Porter, vice president/programs: 1-800-888-3000 ext. 3030, sue.porter<at>scripps.com
Website: http://www.shawards.org/

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) Excellence in Journalism Awards

These awards recognize excellence in journalism on issues related to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. Open to all journalists in the United States, regardless of sexual orientation, the awards honor journalistic merit in a range of

Agency : National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA)
Deadline : 2012 Deadline TBA
Period of Coverage : Check website
Entry Fee: Check website
Award : Check website
Address : NLGJA, 1420 K Street, NW, Suite 910, Washington, DC 20005
Contact : NLGJA: (202) 588-9888, info<at>nlgja.org
Website: http://www.nlgja.org/awards/eja.htm

National Press Club Awards

Numerous applicable awards, including Consumer Journalism Award, Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism, Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence, Robert L. Kozik Award for Environmental reporting, and Online Journalism Award.

Agency : National Press Club
Deadline : April 1, 2012
Period of Coverage : Calendar year
Entry Fee: $35/non-members
Award : $750 - $2,000
Address : National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20045
Contact : National Press Club: 202-662-8744
Website: http://press.org/about/awards

New York Festivals International Radio Programming & Promotions Awards

For 54 years the New York Festivals® Radio Programming and Promotions Awards has recognized The World's Best Work in radio broadcasting. Broad categories include: news programs, news inserts, information/documentary, entertainment, talk programs, on-air talent, craft and technique, programming format, morning drive time programming, promotion spots and IDs, online, satellite, audio podcasts and student.

Agency: New York Festivals
Deadline: March 19, 2012
Period of Coverage: January 1, 2011 - March 19, 2012
Entry Fee: $75 - $385
Award: Trophy, Medal, Plaque, or Certificate
Address: New York Festivals, 260 West 39th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10018
Contact: New York Festivals: (212) 643-4800, info<at>newyorkfestivals.com
Website: http://www.newyorkfestivals.com/

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Online Journalism Awards

Over the past decade, the OJAs have recognized major media, international and independent sites and individuals producing innovative work in multimedia storytelling. The OJA Committee and judges place special emphasis on entries that demonstrate mastery of the special characteristics and emerging technology of digital journalism.

Agency: Online News Association
Deadline: 2012 Deadline TBA; Past Deadline: June 30, 2011
Period of Coverage: June 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Entry Fee: $50-$175, based on category and membership status
Award: Certificate, cash prize
Address: Online News Association, P.O. Box 65741, Washington, DC 20035
Contact: Online News Association: info<at>journalists.org
Website: http://journalists.org/awards/

Overseas Press Club Awards

Annual awards (see website for complete list) for international coverage in newspapers, news services, websites, magazines, radio, television, cartoons, books and photography. Work must be published or broadcast in the US or by a US based company or distributed for an American audience.

Agency: Overseas Press Club of America
Deadline: January 27, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: $200
Award: $1,000 and certificate
Address: Overseas Press Club of America, 40 West 45 Street, New York, NY 10036
Contact: Overseas Press Club of America: 212–626–9220
Website: http://www.opcofamerica.org/awards/awards-news

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PASS Awards

The PASS Awards recognize members of the media who try to focus America’s attention on our criminal justice system, juvenile justice system, and child welfare systems in a thoughtful and considerate manner.

Agency: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Deadline: December 31, 2011
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: None
Award: $1,000
Address: National Council on Crime and Delinquency, 1970 Broadway, Suite 500, Oakland, CA 94612
Contact: Renee Plog, Communications Coordinator: rplog<at>sf.nccd-crc.org (510) 208-0500
Website: http://www.nccd-crc.org/nccd/about/award-pass.html

Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism

The Payne Awards for Ethics in Journalism recognize journalists who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to ethical conduct, even when faced with economic, personal or political pressure. This has been awarded to top journalists and news organizations around the US and has become a hallmark of excellence in journalism ethics. Each spring, a panel of judges representing both the news industry and academia meets to decide the winners.

Agency: University of Oregon
Deadline: February 27, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: None
Award: $1,000
Address: Payne Awards for Ethics in Journalism, School of Journalism and Communication, 1275 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1275
Contact: University of Oregon: payneawards<at>jcomm.uoregon.edu
Website: http://payneawards.uoregon.edu/

Prix Italia

The aims of Prix Italia are to promote and award quality, innovation and creativity in radio television programs and web contents; to encourage member organizations to broadcast the programs submitted to the competition; to encourage communication and cooperation between all those who work creatively in the field of radio, TV and the web; to stimulate and disseminate the study and discussion of creative and cultural issues.

Agency: Prix Italia
Deadline: Visit Website
Period of Coverage: Contact PI
Entry Fee: Open to members
Award: Unknown
Address: Prix Italia Secretariat: Via Monte Santo, 52, 00195, Rome
Contact: prixradio<at>rai.it
Website: http://www.prixitalia.rai.it/2009/en/Default.aspx

PRNDI Awards

This is the only national competition devoted solely to rewarding local public radio news. Entries must have aired on a local or regional public radio station or network.

Agency: Public Radio News Directors, Inc.
Deadline: March 15, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: $30/member, $60/nonmember, $15/student
Award: Plaque
Address: PRNDI Awards Entries, P.O. Box 602, Sturgis, SD, 57785
Contact: Christine Paige Diers: (605) 490-3033, cpaigediers<at>gmail.com.
Website: http://www.prndi.org/submitAwards.html

Public Communications Award

The ASM Public Communications Award, sponsored by ASM, recognizes outstanding achievement in increasing public awareness, knowledge and understanding of microbiology. Microbiology is concerned with issues such as the environment, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, laboratory and diagnostic medicine, and food and water safety, among others.

Agency: American Society for Microbiology
Deadline: February 29, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: None
Award: $2,500, commemorative plaque, and travel expenses
Address: ASM Public Communications Award, American Society for Microbiology, 1752 N. St. NW, Washington, DC 20036-2804
Contact: Garth Hogan: ghogan<at>asmusa.org
Website: http://www.asm.org/asm/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2676&Itemid=323

Public Radio Programming Awards

CPB gives several named awards for excellence in broadcast journalism. The Edward R. Murrow Award recognizes outstanding contributions to public radio.

Agency : Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Deadline : Contact CPB
Period of Coverage : Contact CPB
Award : Contact CPB
Address : Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 401 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Contact : Corporation for Public Broadcasting: (202) 879-9600
Website: http://www.cpb.org/aboutpb/awards/

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Religion Newswriters Association Radio & TV Awards

The Religion Newswriters Association annual contests showcase religion reporting excellence in the news media, with more than $10,000 in prizes.

Agency: The Religion Newswriters Association
Deadline: February 1, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: $35-$75
Award: Citation or cash prize of $100-$1,000
Address: The Religion Newswriters Association, 30 Neff Annex, School of Journalism, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211-2600
Contact: Debra Mason: 573-882-9257
Website: http://www.rna.org/?page=contests

Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards

The Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award honors those who report on issues that reflect Robert F. Kennedy's concerns including human rights, social justice and the power of individual action in the United States and around the world. Entries include insights into the causes, conditions and remedies of injustice and critical analysis of relevant public policies, programs, attitudes and private endeavors.

Agency: Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation
Deadline: February 1, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: $75
Award: $1,000 and a bust of Robert F. Kennedy
Address: Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation, 1367 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Suite 200, Washington D.C. 20036
Contact: Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation: (202)463-7575
Website: http://www.rfkcenter.org/ourwork/journalismawards

Ruben Salazar Journalism Awards

The Ruben Salazar Journalism Awards are presented annually by CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California to photographers and reporters or teams for work published or broadcast in the state of California that demonstrates journalism excellence while contributing to a better understanding of California's Latino communities by portraying Latinos fairly and accurately.

Agency: California Chicano News Media Association
Deadline: March 12, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar Year
Entry Fee: $25/members, $40/nonmembers
Award: Unknown
Address: CCNMA, USC Annenberg School of Journalism, 727 W 27th Street Room 201, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Contact: California Chicano News Media Association: (213) 821-0075, ccnmaininfo<at>ccnma.org
Website: http://www.ccnma.org/Salazar.08.html

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SAJA Journalism Awards

Annual awards honoring excellence in coverage of South Asia & outstanding reporting by South Asian journalists and students in the United States and Canada. Categories include outstanding reporting on South Asia in news, business, culture & commentary, the SAJA Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting on South Asia, and one-time category Outstanding coverage of the conflict in Sri Lanka.

Agency: South Asian Journalists Association
Deadline: April 1, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: $20-$75
Award: Check website
Address: n/a
Contact: Anup Kaphle: awards<at>saja.org
Website: http://saja.org/awards

Science in Society Journalism Awards

NASW established the Science in Society awards to provide recognition — without subsidy from any professional or commercial interest — for investigative or interpretive reporting about the sciences and their impact on society. NASW especially encourages entries of critical, probing pieces that would not receive an award from an interest group. Beginning with the first award in 1972, previous winners have demonstrated innovative reporting that goes well beyond the science itself and into the ethical problems and social implications.

Agency: National Association of Science Writers
Deadline: February 1, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: None
Award: $2,500
Address: National Association of Science Writers, P.O. Box 7905, Berkeley, CA 94707
Contact: Tinsley Davis, Executive Director: (510) 647-9500, director@nasw.org
Website: http://www.nasw.org/awards/society.htm

Science Writing Award in Physics & Astronomy

The purpose of the award is to promote effective science communication in print and broadcast media in order to improve the general public's appreciation of physics, astronomy, and allied science fields. Awarded for excellence in Science Writing in Physics and Astronomy for the non-specialist in four categories: journalist, scientist, science writing for children, and broadcast media

Agency: American Institute of Physics
Deadline: February 17, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: None
Award: $3,000, travel, certificate and an engraved Windsor chair
Address: American Institute of Physics, Media & Government Relations Division, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740
Contact: media<at>aip.org
Website: http://www.aip.org/aip/writing/

SEJ Annual Awards for Reporting on the Environment

Honors outstanding environmental coverage in six categories, each with cash prizes.

Agency: Society of Environmental Journalists
Deadline: April 2, 2012
Period of Coverage: Varies, check website
Entry Fee: $40/member, $60/Prospective Member, $100/nonmember
Award: $500 and trophy
Address: Mailing: SEJ Awards, C/O Chris Rigel Awards Director, 186 North Bellaire Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
Contact: Chris Rigel: crigel<at>sej.org, (502) 641-1844
Website: http://www.sej.org/initiatives/awards-fellowships/sej-annual-awards-reporting-environment

Sidney Hillman Awards

The Sidney is a monthly award for an outstanding piece of socially-conscious journalism.

Agency: Sidney Hillman Foundation
Deadline: Last day of each month
Period of Coverage: Month preceding the deadline
Entry fee: None
Award: $500, union-made wine, certificate
Address: The Sidney Hillman Foundation, 31 West 15th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10011
Contact: Sidney Hillman Awards: ckaiser<at>hillmanfoundation.org
Website: http://www.hillmanfoundation.org/thesidney

Sigma Delta Chi Awards

The Sigma Delta Chi Awards recognize the best in professional journalism in categories covering print, radio, television, newsletters, art/graphics, online and research. The contest is open to any U.S. media outlet.

Agency: Society of Professional Journalists
Deadline: February 9, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry Fee: $60/member, $100/nonmember
Award: Certificate
Address: Sigma Delta Chi Awards, Society of Professional Journalists, 3909 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208
Contact: SPJ: (317) 927-8000
Website: http://www.spj.org/a-sdx.asp

Silver Gavel Awards

The Gavel Awards seek to recognize entries reaching the public across a wide range of communities and audiences. The "public" includes, but is not limited to, people in their various roles as consumers, as students of all ages (including young people and adults), and as citizens of a law-based democratic society.

Agency: American Bar Association
Deadline: January 6, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry fee: $75
Award: Silver Gavel
Address: Silver Gavel Awards, American Bar Association, Division for Public Education, 321 N. Clark Street, Mailstop 20.2, Chicago, IL 60654
Contact: American Bar Association: (312)988-5733 , kaplanh<at>staff.abanet.org
Website: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/initiatives_awards/gavel_awards.html

Southern California Journalism Awards

The Southern California Journalism Awards were born during the Cold War, when Los Angeles journalism was dominated by the city’s many newspapers. Television was in its infancy. Developments like all-news radio were still years away. Women journalists were rare in mainstream media. Minorities, even rarer. Today we see greater diversity in the newsroom and in the ways we provide information. The Press Club has been striving to embrace Internet journalists and bloggers–clearly the wave of the future.

Agency: Los Angeles Press Club
Deadline: March 30, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar year
Entry fee: $40/members, $80/nonmembers, $20/student (additional fee for Journalist of the Year consideration)
Award: Certificate or $1,000
Address: Los Angeles Press Club, 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 90027
Contact: LA Press Club: (323) 669-8081, Awards<at>LApressclub.org
Website: http://lapressclub.org/awards/scja/

Statehouse Beat Reporting Award

Capitolbeat, the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors (ACRE) honors the best State House reporting in print, broadcast and online media with its annual Excellence Awards. Capitolbeat also grants one special award, the John Aubuchon Freedom of Information Award, which covers all media.

Agency: Capitolbeat, Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors
Deadline: 2012 TBA: Last deadline August 12, 2011
Period of Coverage: August 1, 2009 - July 31, 2010
Entry fee: TBD
Award: Engraved dome trophy
Address: Check website
Contact: Kathleen Haughney, Contest Chair: khaughney<at>gmail.com
Website: http://capitolbeat.wordpress.com/reporting-contest/

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Third Coast Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

Created to celebrate extraordinary documentary and feature workaround the world today. It is part of the festival's mission to expand the definition of audio documentary work. Awards include Best Documentary, Directors' Choice, Best New Artist, Radio Impact, and Audio Luminary Award.

Agency : Third Coast International Audio Festival
Deadline : July 23, 2011
Period of Coverage : July 2009 - July 2011
Entry Fee : Early submission: $50 or $30 for students; Late submission: $70
Award : $1500-$6000
Address : TCIAF / Navy Pier / 848 E. Grand Ave. Suite 400 / Chicago, IL 60611
Contact : (312) 948-4682, info<at>thirdcoastfestival.org
Website: http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org

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Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting

The prize, which is given annually, seeks to honor a writer for a body of work published or broadcast within the last five years which, for reasons of uncommon clarity, accuracy, breadth of coverage, enterprise, originality, insight and narrative power, has made a profound and lasting contribution to public awareness and understanding of critical advances in medical science and their impact on human health and well-being.

Agency: Council for the Advancement of Science Writing
Deadline: July 31, 2011
Period of Coverage: Previous five years
Entry fee: None
Award: $3,000 and a framed certificate
Address: The Victor Cohn Award, CASW, P.O. Box 910 , Hedgesville, WV 25427
Contact: CASW: (304) 754-6786
Website: http://www.casw.org/casw/victor-cohn-prize-excellence-medical-science-reporting-0

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White House Correspondents' Association Journalism Awards

The Merriman Smith Award ($2,500 each) recognizes presidential news coverage under deadline pressure, with separate awards for print and broadcast journalists. Broadcast tapes (CD/DVD only) also may be submitted with scripts.
The Aldo Beckman Award($1,000) recognizes repeated excellence in White House coverage, with a single award for either a print or broadcast journalist. Entries may be in the form of clippings, original material, wire copy printouts, photocopies or broadcast scripts. Online entries must be original Web content. Broadcast tapes (CD/DVD only) also may be submitted with scripts.
The Edgar A. Poe Award ($2,500) recognizes excellence in coverage of news of national or regional significance, with a single award for either a print or broadcast journalist. Entries may be in the form of clippings, original material, wire copy printouts, photocopies or online entries. Broadcast tapes (CD/DVD) also may be submitted. Online entries must be original Web content.

Agency: White House Correspondents' Association
Deadline: March 2, 2012
Period of Coverage: Calendar Year
Entry Fee: None
Award: $1,000 to $2,500.
Address: Aldo Beckman Memorial Award, White House Correspondents' Association, 600 New Hampshire Ave. NW, #800 Washington, DC 20037
Contact: Ellen Shearer: (202) 661-0102, shearer<at>northwestern.edu
Website: http://www.whca.net/awards.htm


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