Kurt Schork Memorial Fund: Seeking Journalists for International Journalism Awards 2016

Deadline: 31 May 2016

The Kurt Schork Memorial Fund (KSMF) is currently inviting applicants for its 2016 awards in international journalism, that seeks to illuminate the human condition through courageous reporting of conflict, corruption, human rights transgressions and other fundamental issues of the day.

KSMF invites freelance journalists everywhere to enter the 15th annual edition of the awards, established in 2002 to honour American freelance journalist Kurt Schork, who was killed in 2000 while on assignment for Reuters in Sierra Leone.

Award Categories

  • A Local Reporter award that recognises the often over-looked work of journalists in developing nations or countries in transition who write about events in their homeland.
  • A Freelance journalists who travel to the world’s conflict zones, usually at great personal risk, to witness and report the impact and consequences of events.

Submission Criteria

  • Submitted articles must have been published between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016.
  • Accepted media: any print-based medium, such as newspapers and magazines, or established online publications. Blogs, personal websites and social media pages or channels are not accepted.
  • Articles can encompass war reporting, human rights issues, cross-border troubles, corruption or other controversial matters impacting on people’s lives. Judges will be looking for professionalism, high journalistic standards, and evidence of dedication and courage in obtaining the story.

How to Apply

Applicants must fill the application form via given website and submit the required documents:

  • a CV or resume
  • a passport-quality photo
  • a high standard English translation if your original article is in another language
  • a short statement explaining what you had to do to get the story

For more information, please visit Kurt Schork Memorial Fund.