Society of Professional Journalists Region 10 annual awards winners announced
The Society of Professional Journalists has announced the winners of its annual awards in its Region 10 (Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana). This Seattle Times article contains a complete list of winners.
Associated Press Society of Ohio winners of annual newspaper awards announced
The Associated Press Society of Ohio has announced the winners of its annual newspaper awards, in 5 divisions, ranging from daily circulation up to 7,999 (Division I) to daily circulation above 75,000 (Division V). The Sidney Daily News and its reporter Kathy Leese, and Columbus Dispatch Publisher John F. Wolfe were singled out for special awards. This Ohio Newspaper Association web page has links to lists of winners in all 5 divisions.
The American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) has announced the 2013 recipients of its annual writing awards, which honor outstanding nonfiction produced on a freelance basis. This ASJA Monthly article contains more information on each of the winners.
The Canadian Science Writers’ Association has announced the winners of its annual book awards, with Jay Ingram’s Fatal Flaws winning the general audience award, and Helaine Becker’s The Big Green Book of the Deep Blue Sea taking the hono(u)rs for youth book. More on these awards may be found in this Quill and Quire article.
2013 Ken Purdy Award for excellence in automotive journalism goes to Lawrence Ulrich
Lawrence Ulrich received the 2013 Ken Purdy Award for excellence in automotive journalism for his article “Wins & Losses”, which appeared in the November 2012 edition of Automobile Magazine. More on this award may be found in this Wall Street Journal article, and on this page of the International Motor Press Association web site.
2013 Pulitzer Prize winners announced
The winners of the Pulitzer Prizes have been announced, with awards going to The Denver Post, The New York Times, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Associated Press, and the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, among others. More on the winners may be found in this Huffington Post article.
The Associated Press Managing Editors are accepting entries for the 2013 APME Journalism Excellence Awards, honoring superior journalism and innovation among newspapers, radio, television, and online news sites in the United States and Canada.
The entry deadline is May 15, 2013. For more information, please see this page of the Associated Press Managing Editors web site.
The American Society of News Editors (ASNE) has announced that, for the next five years, Advance Publications Inc. will sponsor an ASNE writing award for nondeadline writing in honor of former editor Deborah Howell, who passed away at the age of 68 in 2010. More information on Ms. Howell, and these and other ASNE awards, may be found in this ASNE blog post.
Jenkins Group has announced the winners of the fifth annual Axiom Business Book Awards, with medals going to 72 works covering a wide array of business topics, ranging from Leadership and Entrepreneurship to Business Ethics and Philanthropy. This Independent Publisher web page has the complete winners list.
The Aikman Opportunity Award, in memory of Dr. David Aikman, is accepting proposals for book-length works of Christian nonfiction from writers under the age of 35. This competition consists of two phases: finalists from the first round, which involves writing an article, will be invited to submit the book proposal in the second phase.
The entry deadline for articles is May 1, 2013. More information may be found on the Aikman Award web site.
The Amy Foundation is accepting entries for the Amy Writing Awards, which presented to writers who “…present biblical truth in secular publications.”
The Deadline for submitting entries from the first six months of 2013 is July 15, 2013, and the deadline for submitting articles from the remainder of 2013 is Jan. 15, 2014. More information may be found in this WORLD Magazine article, and at the Amy Foundation web site.
Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Awards call for entries
The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) is accepting entries for the 12th annual Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Awards, which honor reporting which enhances public understanding of how the humane and responsible use of animal models leads to scientific and medical discoveries.
The entry deadline is April 15, 2013. Entries in the following categories are welcomed:
- Print – Large Market (national/international)
- Print – Small Market (local/regional)
More information is available at this Foundation for Biomedical Research web page.
The Bettendorf (Iowa) Public Library “I Love My Library” essay contest call for entries
The Bettendorf (Iowa) Public Library is accepting entries for its “I Love My Library” essay contest”. Adults and youths (middle through high school) living within 50 miles of the Quad Cities (Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa; Moline, East Moline, and Rock Island, Illinois) are eligible to enter.
The entry deadline is March 25, 2013. This page of the Bettendorf Public Library web site contains more information on this competition, as well as the Poetry In Motion poetry contest, and the “I love My Library” video contest.
The National Association of Real Estate Editors is accepting entries for its 63rd Annual NAREE Journalism Competition for real estate and home and design writers and editors. The competition is open to print, web, and broadcast journalists.
The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) seeks nominations from print, broadcast, and Web content providers for its 2012 Science Writing Awards in Acoustics, honoring excellence in the presentation of acoustics-related topics to a popular audience.
The entry deadline is March 15, 2013. For more information, please visit this page of the Acoustical Society of America web site.
The Stuttering Foundation is accepting entries for its 22nd Annual Media Awards Competition. Print, broadcast, and Web journalists will be honored for reporting that furthers the understanding of this complex disorder.
The entry deadline is April 1, 2013. More information and relevant links may be found in this International Business Times article.
Atlantic Media Company’s Michael Kelly Award call for entries
Atlantic Media Company is accepting entries for the 2013 Michael Kelly Award, which honors writers and editors at U.S.-based newspapers, magazines, and Web sites whose work exemplifies the fearless pursuit and expression of truth demonstrated throughout Michael Kelly’s own career:
The submissions deadline is February 4, 2013. For entry guidelines and forms, please visit the Michael Kelly Award web site.
The Jenkins Group is accepting entries for the 2013 Axiom Business Book Awards, which honor exemplary business books and their creators.
The entry deadline is January 12, 2013. For more information and relevant links, please visit the Axiom Awards web site.
The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is accepting entries for the 2013 American Institute of Physics Science Communication Awards. This competition recognizes effective science communication in print and new media that improves the general public’s appreciation of physics, astronomy, and allied fields of science.
There is a postmark deadline of February 23, 2013. Complete rules, more information, and online entry may be found at this page of the American Institute of Physics web site.
Du Pont is accepting entries from middle and high school students across the United States, Canada and U.S. territories for 2013 DuPont Challenge. Entries should be essays on the topic of how we address global challenges. The subject areas are: feeding the world; building a secure energy future; protecting people and the environment; and fostering innovation anywhere.
The entry deadline is January 31, 2013. For more information, please visit the DuPont Challenge web site.
The UCLA Anderson School of Management and the G. and R. Loeb Foundation are accepting entries from business, financial, and economic journalists from print, online, and broadcast media for the 2013 Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.
American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) journalism awards call for entries
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is accepting entries for its journalism awards program, which recognizes contributions made by members of the news media in covering emergency medicine issues and educating the public about them. Categories include television (national), television (local), television (cable), newspaper, radio, Internet-based news sites, and magazines.
The entry deadline is January 18, 2013. For more information, please see this page of the ACEP web site.
The Newhouse School of the University of Syracuse is accepting entries for the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting, named after the late Syracuse alumna Robin Toner who spent nearly 25 years with The New York Times.
The entry deadline is January 20, 2013. More information and relevant links maybe found at this page of the Newhouse School web site.
Construction Writers Association (CWA) announces winners of Journalism Awards and Marketing Communications Awards
The Construction Writers Association (CWA) has announced the winners of its Journalism Awards and Marketing Communications Awards. The Robert F. Boger Journalism Awards cover 5 categories, with a sixth Journalism award, the Kneeland “Ned” Godfrey Award, for a body of published work in construction industry magazines or journals. There are ten categories for marketing communications awards. For a complete list of all winners, please see this Yahoo! Finance article.
The Lexus Eco Challenge registration is open for middle- and high-school teams, comprised of 5-10 students and a teacher advisor, who are invited to address different environmental elements – land/water and air/climate. For each of these challenges, teams define an environmental issue that is important to them, develop an action plan to address the issue, implement the plan, and report the results.
Submission deadlines are as follows: Challenge #1 (land/water) – October 29, 2012; Challenge #2 (air/climate) – December 17, 2012. More information is available on this Scholastic web page, and in this PR Newswire article.
The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania is accepting applications for its seventh annual $5,000 Bob Fryer Memorial Scholarship for aspiring journalists. Eligible entrants must be enrolled in an accredited college or university for at least two years, and have a primary residence in one of the 29 counties of Western Pennsylvania.
The entry deadline is January 14, 2013. For more information, including a link to a downloadable application, please visit the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania web site, and click on the “Press Club Scholarship” on the menu on the left part of the home page.
The Population Institute is accepting entries for its 33rd annual Global Media Awards, for articles, books, videos and broadcasts which draw attention to global population issues.
The entry deadline is September 28, 2012. For more information, please see this article at the Population Media web site.
Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. (IRE) is accepting entries for the 2012 Philip Meyer Journalism contest. This award goes to investigative reporters who use computer-assisted reporting and social science research methods.
There is a postmark deadline of November 2, 2012. For more information, please visit this page of the Investigative Reporters and Editors web site.
The International Association of Law Schools (IALS) Board of Governors is inviting the law students of its member schools to apply for the Law School Admissions Council Student Writing Award. Part of the Award will include reasonable travel expenses to attend the annual IALS meeting in Mysore, India, March 6th through 8th, 2013. The theme of this meeting will be “The Role of Law Schools and Human Rights.”
The deadline for the submission of application and abstract is September 15, 2012. The paper itself must be submitted by November 15, 2012. More information is available in the downloadable application form.
The Los Angeles Press Club is accepting entries for its 5th Annual National Entertainment Journalism Awards (NEJ), honoring U.S.-based show business and arts reporters and photographers. Categories include investigative journalism, nonfiction books, podcasts and documentary film.
There is an Early Bird Deadline of Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at 6 p.m. Pacific time. The final deadline is October 3, 2012. More information is on the Los Angeles Press Club web site.
Council of Writing Program Administrators award for scholarship by graduate students call for entries
The Council of Writing Program Administrators is accepting submissions for its award for outstanding scholarship by graduate students writing on issues in writing program administration. Students currently enrolled in graduate classes or graduate programs may submit unpublished manuscripts of 5,000–8,000 words or an equivalent multi-media and/or web-based project.
The entry deadline is September 15, 2012. Nominations, questions, and submissions should be sent via e-mail to Nicholas Behm (email@example.com) – Chair, CWPA Graduate Research Award Committee. More information may be found in this Blogora blog post.
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The International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) has extended the application deadline for the IFWTWA Scholarship Award to August 31, 2012. Awards are given each year to one Professional Journalist and one Emerging Writer.
More information is available at this page of the IFWTWA web site. (Note: this page may still have the old deadline.)
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is accepting entries for the 2012 Media Awards for Health Reporting, for Canadian journalists who enhance public understanding of health, the health system and the role of health professionals.
The entry deadline is August 17, 2012. More information is available at this page of the Media Awards web site.
The Ambulante Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City, Mexico is accepting entries of essays and articles, as well as documentaries, on the theme “Genero y Justicia” (“Gender and Justice”).
Richard R. Baxter Military Prize call for nominations
The Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict, an Interest Group of the American Society of International Law, is accepting submissions for the Richard R. Baxter Military Prize. This award recognizes a paper, written in English by an active member of the regular or reserve armed forces of any nation, which significantly enhances the understanding and implementation of the law of war.
Submissions must be received by Saturday, December 31, 2012. This article from Asia Writes contains instructions on how to submit a nomination.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is accepting entries for the for the 2012 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards, for achievements in reporting for a general audience on the sciences, mathematics and engineering. These awards have categories for both print and broadcast journalism.
There is a postmark deadline of August 1, 2012. More information is available at the AAAS web site.
The Foundation for Landscape Studies is accepting nominations for two prizes for publications on landscape and garden design. The John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize is for books published in the past three years that have made a significant contribution to the study and understanding of garden history and landscape design. The David R. Coffin Publication Grant is given in support of the research and publication of a book about landscape studies.
The application deadline for both is December 1, 2012. More information may be found at the Foundation for Landscape Studies web site.
Eugene C. Pulliam journalism awards call for submissions
The Society of Professional Journalists is accepting submissions for two awards for outstanding journalists and writers.
The deadline for applying for both awards is June 22, 2012. Follow this link for information on the Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing; and this one to find out more on the Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award.
2012 Online Journalism Awards call for entries
The Online News Association and the University of Miami’s School of Communication are accepting entries for the 2012 Online Journalism Awards.
The entry deadline is Thursday, June 21, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. This MARKETWIRE article has more information.
Vincent and Zephyr Adventures, producers of the annual Wine Bloggers Conference, along with sponsor Mutineer Magazine, are accepting nominations for the 2012 Wine Blog Awards.
SF Bay Area Top Dads Award Essay Contest call for entries
Building Peaceful Families (BPF), a Silicon Valley non-profit organization, in partnership with the San Francisco 49ers and the Santa Clara County Office of Education Foster Youth Services, is accepting entries from Bay Area children ages 5 through 17 for the Top Dads Award Essay Contest. The top 50 essays will earn two invitations each for the Top Dads Award Luncheon on June 8, 2012, at the San Jose Airport Garden Hotel.
Milwaukee Third Annual 10 Lousy Cooks contest call for entries
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is accepting entries for their Third Annual 10 Lousy Cooks contest. Entry is open to Milwaukee-area residents willing to share anecdotes of kitchen disasters, whether caused by themselves or others.
The entry deadline is May 14, 2012; for more information, please see this article.
DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh-Green Tree guest memories call for entries
DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh-Green Tree is asking former guests of the hotel to share their history of hotel memories, in a contest designed to capture guests’ most memorable experiences there.
The deadline for entries is May 31st, 2012. More information on the hotel and the contest may be found in this article.
The Construction Writers Association (CWA) seeks entries for its 2012 Journalism and Photography Awards. Award categories include feature articles, special, reports, editorials, videos, blogs, single feature, photograph, and for a series of related photographs. There is also an award for a complete body of work.
There is an early bird deadline of May 1, 2012, and a regular deadline of June 1, 2012. Information on the journalism awards may be found on this page of the Construction Writers Association web site; click here to find out more about the photography awards.
Scripps Howard Awards winners announced
The Scripps Howard Foundation has announced the winners of its annual Scripps Howard Awards, recognizing outstanding print, broadcast and online journalism by U.S.-based news organizations. More information on the 15 categories, nominees, and winners may be found in this article.
Stuttering Foundation Awards call for entries
Stuttering Foundation will recognize journalists for excellence in reporting that furthers the understanding of this complex disorder with the 21st annual Stuttering Foundation Awards. These awards will be given to journalist in three categories: print; broadcast (radio, TV); and Internet (Web sites, blogs, and electronic publications).
The entry deadline is April 30, 2012. To be considered, journalists should submit copies, DVDs, and printed Web/blog pages of their news items to the Stuttering Foundation, P.O. Box 11749, Memphis, TN 38111-0749 (phone: 800-992-9392). More information may be found in this article.
The Core77 Design Awards are accepting entries in 17 categories: Consumer Products, Equipment, Soft Goods, Furniture & Lighting, Interiors & Exhibitions, Visual Communications, Packaging, Interaction, Service, Transportation, Social Impact, Education Initiatives, Strategy & Research, Writing & Commentary, Speculative, DIY and Food Design. All categories have Professional and Student competitions.
There is an early bird deadline of March 13, 2012, and a regular deadline of April 10, 2012. Please visit this page of the Core77 Design Awards web site for more information.
Boise State University, of Boise, Idaho, is accepting entries from its students for the 2012 President’s Writing Awards. To be eligible, entries must have been prepared for undergraduate coursework at Boise State in Summer 2011, Fall 2011 or Spring 2012.
The entry deadline is March 20, 2012 at 5 PM MDT. More information on categories and submission guidelines may be found at the President’s Writing Award web page.
Hannah Arendt Prize in Critical Theory and Creative Research call for entries
The Pacific Northwest College of Art (PCNA) of Portland, Oregon, is accepting entries for The Hannah Arendt Prize in Critical Theory and Creative Research annual prize competition. The sponsors describe the contest as “…for anyone interested in the juncture of art and creative research and in the principles at the heart of the arts and humanities, including sense-based intelligence; the reality of singular, nonrepeatable phenomena; ethical vision; and consilience between inner and outer, nature and reason, thought and experience, subject and object, self and world.”
The entry deadline is Thursday, March 15, 2012. More information and a link to a downloadable entry form may be found at this page of the PCNA web site.
Endocrine Society Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism call for nominations
The Endocrine Society is accepting nominations for its fifth annual Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism, honoring outstanding reporting that enhances public understanding of health issues pertaining to the field of endocrinology.
The entry deadline is March 2, 2012; more information is to be found at this page of the Endocrine Society web site.
The New England Newspaper & Press Association (NENPA) has announced the winners of the New England Better Newspaper Contest. Five papers were cited in the General Excellence category: Foster’s Daily Democrat; Mount Desert Islander; NewHampshire Business Review; Patriot Ledger; and Vineyard Gazette. Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Massachusetts, was named Journalist of the Year. Peter Pereira of The Standard-Times, New Bedford, Massachusetts, took top honor in the Photographer of the Year category.
A complete list of winners is available at this page of the NENPA web site.
The Ohio Newspaper Association has announced the winners of the Osman C. Hooper newspaper contest for best weekly newspapers in Ohio, and the winners of the Ohio Collegiate Newspaper and Website Competition, honoring the achievements of Ohio’s college and university newspapers.
General Excellence winners in the Hooper awards were: Division A, Chagrin Valley Times; Division B, WestLife, Westlake; Division C, Morgan County Herald; and Division D, Yellow Springs News. In the Collegiate contest, General Excellence winners were The Lantern, OSU, in Division A, and The Jambar, Youngstown State University, in Division B.
The Women Entrepreneurs in the Digital News Frontier grant program seeks applications from women journalists who aspire to be digital news media entrepreneurs. The program, sponsored by the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) and supported by the Ford Foundation, will provide a $20,000 grant to each of three recipients.
The entry deadline is March 2, 2012, at midnight EST. More information may be found at this page of the IWMF web site.
The North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) has announced the winners of the 2012 NATJA Awards. National Geographic Traveler was named the Best Publication. David Noyes took top honors in Photography, while Andrew McCarthy and Jill Schensul did the same in the travel Journalism category.
A complete list of winners maybe found at this page of the NATJA web site.
SPJ’s 2012 “Best of Ohio” Awards call for entries
The Central Ohio (Columbus), Cincinnati, and Cleveland Pro Chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) seek entries for the SPJ’s 2012 “Best of Ohio” Awards, honoring the best of Ohio’s print, broadcast, online, trade and college journalism produced in 2011.
There is a postmark deadline of March 6, 2012. Categories, rules, etc. may be found in this downloadable file.
Trade, Association and Business Publications International Tabbies call for entries
The Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI) is accepting entries for the 2012 Tabbies, for English-language business-to-business publications from around the world. There are eighteen categories, covering both content and design.
The postmark entry deadline is March 20, 2012. More information may be found at the TABPI web site.
54th Annual SoCal Journalism Awards call for entries
The LA Press Club seeks entrants for its 54th Annual SoCal Journalism Awards, for print, television, and web journalists of Southern California. The Awards Gala will be held in the Crystal Ballroom at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, June 24, 2012. This event will also honor Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein on the 40th anniversary of Watergate.
There is an early bird deadline of February 29, 2012, at 5 PM PST, with a final deadline at 5 PM on March 30, 2012. For more information, please visit this page of the LA Press Club web site.
The Core77 Design Awards 2012 are now accepting entries for design achievements in a variety of categories, including Consumer Products, Equipment, Soft Goods, Furniture & Lighting, Interiors & Exhibitions, Visual Communication, Packaging, Interaction, Service, Transportation, Social Impact, Educational Initiatives, Strategy & Research, Speculative, and DIY (Do-It-Yourself). There are two new categories this year: Writing & Commentary, and Food Design.
The PEN American Center is accepting entries for the E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award for excellence in writing about the physical and biological sciences. The Award includes a $10,000 cash prize.
The entry deadline is February 1, 2012. More information and on-line entry may be found at this PEN Literary Awards web page.
The NIHCM Foundation is accepting entries for Eighteenth Annual Health Care Research and Journalism Awards, covering both print and TV-radio journalism.
The entry deadline is February 15, 2012. This page of the NIHCM web site has more information, including links to pages for each or the 3 Awards: Research, Print, and TV-Radio.
2012 AIP Science Communication Awards call for entries
The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is accepting entries for the 2012 AIP Science Communication Awards, for effective science communication in print, broadcast, and new media.
There is a postmark deadline of February 17, 2012. More information is available at this page of the AIP web site.
Pictures of the Year International (POYi) photojournalism competition call for entries
Pictures of the Year International (POYi) is accepting entries its for 69th annual photojournalism competition. This year there is a new Sports Division, and two special categories for coverage of the Arab Uprisings and the Japan Earthquake.
The entry deadline is January 12, 2012; please visit the POYi web site for more information.
2011 Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting call for entries
The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University is accepting entries for the 2011 Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting.
The entry deadline is January 14, 2012. More information and on-line entry are available at this page of the Toner Program web site.
New Award: CWA Canada / CAJ Award for Excellence in Labour Reporting
The Canadian Association of Journalists has announced a new award, the CWA Canada / CAJ Award for Excellence in Labour Reporting.
Canadian journalists are eligible for this award; priority will be given to stories on Canadian labour events and issues. The full details on eligibility criteria and how to apply are not yet posted (as of December 5, 2011), but will be available before the end of 2011 at the web sites of the Canadian Association of Journalists, the Canadian Media Guild, and CWA Canada.
Letters About Literature call for entries
The Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana, with its partner, the Louisiana Writing Project, is accepting entries for Letters About Literature, a national reading-writing contest for students in grades 4 through 12. Entries should be “…personal letters to authors, living or dead, from any genre explaining how those authors’ work changed the students’ way of thinking about the world or themselves.”
National Association of Black Journalists 2012 Salute to Excellence Awards call for entries
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) seeks entries for the 2012 NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards, honoring exemplary coverage of people or issues related to the African Diaspora. The competition is open to all professional print, photo, television, and online journalists, as well as public relations, marketing, and advertising professionals.
The entry deadline is January 9, 2012. Entry forms are available at this page of the NABJ web site.
Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award call for entries
The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) and The Canadian Press are accepting entries for the third annual Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award, established in the memory of award-winning photojournalist Tom Hanson. Canadian photojournalists who have been in the business fewer than five years are eligible to enter.
The submission deadline is January 8, 2012. . More information, including specifics of the award criteria and application instructions is available at this page of the Canadian Journalism Foundation web site.
Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc. IRE Awards call for entries
Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc., is accepting entries for the IRE Awards, honoring the best in investigative reporting in four categories: Print/Online; Broadcast/Video; Radio/Audio; and Multimedia.
There is a postmark deadline of January 14, 2012. Details and on-line entry forms are available at the FAQ page of the IRE Web site.
DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition call for entries
Starting November 15, 2011 The DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition will accept entries. This contest is in its 25th year and was created to honor the memory of the heroes of the 1986 Challenger space shuttle. All students in grades 7-12 across the United States and Canada are eligible to submit essays.
The entry deadline is January 31, 2012. More information is available at the contest web site.
Annual essay and slogan contest for Kentucky students call for entries
The Kentucky Secretary of State’s office is accepting entries for the annual essay and slogan contest for Kentucky students. Students in grades 9 through 12 are eligible to submit entries for the essay contest, while students in grades 6 through 8 may submit entries for the top three spots for the slogan contest.
Categories now open this year include:
•Slam Poetry/dramatic reading-presentation
Entries must be either postmarked or electronically submitted by 5 p.m. (EST) on December 1, 2011. More information is available at this page of the Kentucky Secretary of State’s web site.
2011 Native Women & Youth in Ag Annual Writing Competition call for entries
The 2011 Native Women & Youth in Ag Annual Writing Competition is accepting entries from members of a federally recognized tribe in grades nine through 12. The theme of the essays concern agriculture over the past 25 years, and possible changes to agriculture in the upcoming 25 years.
The entry deadline is November 4, 2011. More information, including instructions on how to enter, may be found in this article.
Theatre Historical Society of America 27th Annual Jeffrey Weiss Award call for entries
The Theatre Historical Society of America is accepting entries for the 27th Annual Jeffrey Weiss Award Competition. Entries should be papers consisting of original research on aspects of American theatres of interest to the Society, including theater history, architecture, operation, decoration, or equipment.
The deadline for entries is December 31, 2011. More information is available at the Theatre Historical Society of America web site.
The Florida Bar 56th Annual Media Awards Competition call for entries
The Florida Bar is accepting entries for its 56th Annual Media Awards Competition through Tuesday, August 30, 2011. Entries must consist of a story or stories that highlight the system of law and justice affecting the people of Florida. There are awards for print, television, and radio.
More information is available here.
WGA Documentary Screenplay Award call for entries
The Writers Guild of America is accepting submissions for the WGA Documentary Screenplay Award. This award will be presented at the 2012 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 19, 2012, to be held simultaneously at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and at a yet-to-be-determined location in New York City.
Roger Ebert to receive the Carl Sandburg Literary Award
The Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Public Library Foundation have announced that film critic Roger Ebert will be presented with the Carl Sandburg Literary Award at an awards dinner to be held on October 20, 2011 at the Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt, Chicago, Illinois.
Information on tickets, sponsorships, other award winners, etc. may be found here.
The Royal Society call for entries for the Notes and Records Essay Award
The Royal Society has announced a call for entries for the 2nd Notes and Records Essay Award. The competition is for researchers in the history of science who have completed a postgraduate degree within the past five years. The essay must be based on original research; not previously published; and relate to aspects of the history of science covered by the Notes and Records of the Royal Society.
The essay should be no more than 8,000 words in length and submitted by January 31, 2012. More information is available here.
Mount Vernon Estate Call for Papers on George Washington
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum and Gardens is calling for submissions for entries on a variety of topics to be included in a new online encyclopedia. The George Washington Encyclopedia will be the first online encyclopedia exploring the life, career, and legacy of the first President of the United States. More information on specifications for the papers and the overall project is available here.
Liberty Media Corporation now accepting submissions for “Media for Liberty Award”
Liberty Media Corporation is now accepting submissions for the annual “Media for Liberty Award.” Entries may be newspapers, magazines, journals, radio, television and websites that explore the connection between political and economic liberty. The deadline for submission is January 9, 2012, and there is a $50,000 prize for the winning entry.
For more information, entry forms, rules, judging criteria, etc. please follow this link to Liberty Media’s website.
2011 NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced the finalists for its 2011 Salute to Excellence Awards, honoring work from print, television, radio, online, photojournalism, and public relations. Winners will be announced Saturday, August 6, 2011 during NABJ’s 36th Annual Convention and Career Fair in Philadelphia.
For a complete list of the finalists, please visit NABJ Excellence Awards.
Orwell Prize Short List
Christopher Hitchens and former law lord Tom Bingham are on the shortlist of 6 (of an original 213) for the Orwell Prize for political writing. Bingham’s work is titled The Rule of Law. Hitchens is the author of the memoir Hitch-22.
Other shortlisted works and authors include Let Our Fame Be Great: Journeys Among the Defiant People of the Caucasus, by Oliver Bullough; The Betrayal, a novel by Helen Dunmore; Death to the Dictator! by Afsaneh Moqadam; and Supermac: The life of Harold MacMillan, by D.R. Thorpe.
The winner of the £3,000 prize will be announced on May 17, 2011.
Frieze Writer’s Prize 2011
Frieze magazine, a UK-base journal of contemporary art and culture, has announced the Frieze Writer’s Prize, 2011. The prize is intended to promote and encourage new critics from around the globe.
The winner will receive £2,000 and a commission to write a review for the October issue of frieze.
Hari Kunzru, novelist
Katy Siegel, art historian and critic
Dan Fox, senior editor of frieze
The entry must be an unpublished 700-word review in English of a recent contemporary art exhibition.
The author must be over 18 years of age.
The author must not have had more than three pieces of writing on art published in a magazine or newspaper.
The closing date for entries is June 27, 2011. The winner of the prize will be announced in September. The May issue of frieze is published on April 27; their web site is at http://www.frieze.com .