Atlantic Media is now accepting entries for this year’s Michael Kelly Award honoring the spirit of the late Kelly (1957-2003), who was an Atlantic staffer, editor of The Atlantic and National Journal, and the first journalist to be killed while covering the war in Iraq.
Writers and editors who are based in the U.S. and whose newspaper, magazine or website work reflects the “fearless pursuit and expression of truth” that marked Michael Kelly‘s career are encouraged to apply for the award. Entries are welcome from those writing for pubs small and large, as well as young journalists. The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 6.
One winning entry will be chosen with a $25,000 cash prize, and finalists will receive $3,000 prizes. Competitors can submit up to five pieces of work by email (PDF or Web links). Finalists will be announced in March and the winner in April.
You can learn more about Michael Kelly’s life and work, past award winners, and entry information here.