Thursday, May 07, 2015

Submissions for the Kurt Schork Awards

The 2015 Kurt Schork Memorial Fund Awards in International Journalism is accepting submissions.
Entrants have until midnight (GMT) on May 31 to submit three separate stories.
Local reporters and freelance journalists (see definitions below) working anywhere in the world may enter, provided their entries meet the submission criteria set out below. You can use an online form to send your article(s) or download a .pdf form for printing, completing and posting with your entry.
Entries received outside the submission period will not be accepted under any circumstances.

2015 Submission criteria:

  • Submitted articles must have been published between June 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015.
  • 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.
  • Three separate articles must be submitted
  • Because of problems with scanned entries and failed links in previous years, we require that each article must be provided as a text file – MS Word (.doc or .docx) or similar text format (.rtf), or a PDF of a text file.
  • You may supply a URL link to your article(s), or a scan (as a PDF or JPG file) as supporting evidence of the publication context, but your entry will be automatically disqualified if you do not also submit the required text files.
Additional material you must provide:
  • a CV or resumé about your education and journalism career.
  • a passport-type photo (JPEG, GIF or PNG file, size no larger than 250Kb).
  • 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.
The maximum file size for text submissions or scans is 5Mb.


Local reporter: A print journalist employed by a local news outlet and residing in a developing country or nation in transition (non-OECD or EU countries) whose work is published in a local publication, or a local journalist living in and writing about such a country whose work is published globally by an established online publication. Although the primary focus is on individual journalists, submissions from a team of journalists will also be considered.
Freelance journalist: Freelance journalists are individuals who are not employed by a news organization. They are self-employed, providing services either on the basis of time or on the production of editorial materials defined by individual contractual arrangements and earn the majority of their income from journalism.
Download the .pdf form for postal submissions. Please print and fill out the form clearly and post it with required enclosures to:
2015 Kurt Schork Awards
c/o Context Graphics Limited
1 Savernake Court, Old Church Lane
Middlesex HA7 2RJ
United Kingdom


If you have any questions about the 2015 awards process, please email

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