A pair of contests opened up today, one at The Atlantic and another at the Washington, D.C., Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Details for both below.
The Atlantic is now accepting applications for its Michael Kelly Award. Named after The Atlantic and National Journal editor Michael Kelly, the first U.S. journalist to be killed while reporting on the (2003) Iraq war, the award is meant to recognize work that demonstrates “the fearless pursuit and expression of truth.”
Entrants can submit up to five pieces, 25,000 words and under, that were published in 2015 in a U.S. publication. Finalists receive $3,000 and the winner receives $25,000.
The deadline for entries is Feb. 5. There is no fee to enter.
Visit the award site for more information and to download an entry form.
The Society for Professional Journalists’ Dateline Awards Contest is accepting entries from print and broadcast media in the D.C. metro area, which, for SPJ’s purposes includes D.C. proper, Virgina’s Alexandria, Fredericksburg, Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudon, Stafford and Prince William counties, as well as Maryland’s Montgomery, Prince George’s and Anne Arundel counties.
Entrants do not need to belong to SPJ. For more details, including a list of categories, and to apply, go the the Find Contest section of the BetterBNC site, click on Dateline Awards and follow the instructions given.
Deadline for entries is March 2. There is a $30 entry fee.