Atlantic Seeks Michael Kelly Award Applicants

Atlantic Media Company is soliciting entries for this year’s Michael Kelly Award.  Deadline: February 1. Kelly died in 2003 while covering the war in Iraq.

There’s money to be made. A prize of $25,000 will be awarded to the winning entry. Each entry selected as a finalist will receive $3,000.

More information and entry forms can be found here.

More on the award after the jump…
The Michael Kelly Award recognizes writers and editors at U.S.-based newspapers and magazines whose work exemplifies a quality that animated Michael Kelly’s own career: the fearless pursuit and expression of truth. The award was established by Atlantic Media to honor Kelly, who served as editor of both The Atlantic and National Journal.

Entries must be for work published in a U.S.-based newspaper, magazine, or website in 2010. Up to five articles may be submitted per entrant.  In recognition of Kelly’s career as a reporter and editor at a variety of newspapers and magazines, entries are encouraged from publications big and small, as well as from young journalists, whom Kelly took delight in mentoring.