With the end of the year quickly approaching, journalists have an opportunity to reflect on a year of work well-done. This period of reflection also happens to coincide with the journalism award season.
So take some time away from watching football and avoiding political discussions over Thanksgiving dinner to polish up your submissions.
And please note, this is not an exhaustive list. Journalists love giving each other awards! Be sure to check your state or local regional press association for upcoming awards. Minority journalism organizations, like the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Association Lesbian and Gay Journalists, and beat organizations, including the Society for Environmental Journalists and the Society for Features Journalism, have awards but are not yet accepting submissions.
If you would like your organization to be added to list, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GLAAD Media Awards
Deadline: Nov. 23, 2018 (because of the holidays, submissions received Nov. 26 will also be accepted)
Description: “The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community and the issues that affect their lives.”
Goldsmith Book Prize
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2018
Prize: Framed certificate and $5,000
Description: “The Goldsmith Book Prize is awarded to the trade and academic book published in the United States in the last 24 months that best fulfills the objective of improving democratic governance through an examination of the intersection between the media, politics and public policy.”
J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize
Read more here: https://www.poynter.org/news/42-and-counting-journalism-awards-apply