Awards open to NM journalists

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As a service to journalists working throughout New Mexico, your SPJ chapter maintains this page of awards that are open to media professionals and students in our state. Did we miss an award? Email spjriogrande@gmail.com and we’ll add a link. Not yet a member of SPJ-Rio Grande? Click here for information and how to join.

IJNR Field Reporting Grants

Deadline: March 15.
The Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources invites proposals for grants to help defray the costs of reporting projects that focus on natural resources, the environment, energy, development, agriculture, environmental justice, and public health. The purpose of these grants is to provide financial support for qualified, professional journalists, in order to allow them to report on important topics that they may not otherwise be able to cover.
For more information, visit this page.

SPJ Ethics in Journalism Awards

Deadline for nominations: March 18.
The Ethics in Journalism Award honors journalists or news organizations that perform in an outstanding ethical manner demonstrating the ideals of the SPJ Code of Ethics. It also honors especially notable efforts to educate the public on principles embodied in the code or hold journalists ethically accountable for their behavior.
For more information, visit this page.

Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award

Deadline for nominations: March 18.
This Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award, made annually, honors a collegiate journalism educator and recognizes outstanding teaching ability, contributions to journalism, journalism education and contributions toward maintaining the highest standards of the profession.
For more information, visit this page.

IWMF Adelante Reporting Grant Fellowship-Honduras

Deadline: March 21.
As part of the IWMF’s Latin America reporting initiative, Adelante, twelve journalists will travel to Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, Honduras, from May 28 to June 14, 2019. All reporting fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City, where they will complete a comprehensive security and first aid training from May 28 to June 1, 2019. Fellows will then split into two groups to start the first five days of reporting in Tegucigalpa or San Pedro Sula from June 2-7. On June 8, the two groups of fellows will switch locations for the last five days of reporting that will take place from June 9-14. Fellows will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, report collaboratively with their teammates and peers, and gain access to a variety of sources and sites related to their reporting.
For more information, visit this page.

Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative

Deadline for nominations: March 30.
Moment’s Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative (DPIJI) allows young journalists to do in-depth reporting on anti-Semitism and other deeply ingrained prejudices around the world..
For more information, visit this page.

Jack Jones Retreat for Writers in Santa Fe

Deadline: March 31.
Jack Jones Literary Arts is hosting its third annual writing retreat at Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico. This two-week retreat will be held October 26-November 8, 2019, and is open exclusively to women of color writers and nonbinary writers of color.
For more information, visit this page.

NM First Spirit Awards

Deadline: April 1.
The 2019 Spirit Awards honor public officials, civic leaders, and journalists who make positive impacts in New Mexico! Nominate a leader who is advancing a stronger New Mexico. Nominees should address serious problems, attempting progress or education on major issues. All awardees put good policy or fair coverage above partisan politics.

For more information, visit this page.

SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition

Deadline: April 1.
This competition is the premier recognition of excellence in travel journalism, with 25 categories for print, online and multimedia work, travel photography, broadcast and blogs. Work produced for reading/viewing on electronic devices is welcome. The Missouri School of Journalism does the judging.
For more information, visit this page.

Data Journalism Awards

Deadline: April 7.
The first international awards recognizing outstanding work in the field of data journalism worldwide.
For more information, visit this page.

IWMF Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories

Deadline: April 21.
The Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories provide opportunities for women journalists to pursue international stories of importance through gender-sensitive coverage of underreported topics.
For more information, visit this page.

SEJ Story Grants on Global Biodiversity

Deadline: May 15.
Grants up to $5,000 will be awarded in July 2019 to underwrite coverage of biodiversity issues and challenges facing communities around the world. As policymakers prepare for the 2020 Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the need to increase public understanding of biodiversity, protected areas, community-based conservation, and international policies is pressing.
For more information, visit this page.