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Entry Deadline: Now accepting *late entries until February 13, 2015 5:00 pm EST.
*additional fee applies
Entries accepted beginning November 5, 2014

SPJ’s New America Award honors public service journalism that explores and exposes an issue of importance to immigrant or ethnic communities currently living in the United States. Although not required, collaboration with ethnic media is taken into account.

To be eligible, work must have been published or broadcast during the 2013 calendar year. SPJ welcomes nominations from media outlets, journalists, community and issue advocacy groups, individuals and others concerned with ethnic issues. 

Entries for the New America Award must be submitted online by Friday, Feb. 13, 2015.

Each entry must include a cover letter explaining the significance of the issue and why it was chosen to report on. The letter should explain any obstacles encountered and benefits gained. The letter can also provide background about the nominees and talk about the effects of the journalism produced. Entries may be in any language; however, English translations must be supplied for entries that are not in English. For broadcast entries, transcripts in English are required.

A $40 entry fee must accompany each submission.


Our award entry system is comprised of the following steps:

  1. Provide information about your entry
  2. Upload your entry file(s) and other materials
  3. Confirm your entry information is correct
  4. Provide payment information
  5. Your entry is now ready for judging!

These steps may be completed at any time. Once you have completed the first step, you may return at any time to edit, upload files, and complete your entry. Once the entry is completed and confirmed, no changes can be made.

 

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