Accepts entries starting
Entry Deadline February 7, 2014
Decision Date
Ceremony Date
Entry Fee (See Details)
Monetary or Material Award (See Details)

About the Award

The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights recognizes outstanding achievement in journalism at the high school and college levels. Entries should focus on issues that reflect Robert Kennedy’s concerns, including human rights, social justice, and the power of individual action.

Notable Winners

Washington Post, National Public Radio, CBS's 60 Minutes, ABC's 20/20, and Home Box Office


Entries are judged by professionals from the television news industry. All decisions by the RFK Center and judges are final. Winning entries should meet the following criteria:

• Story focused on human rights, social justice, and the power of individual action.
• Story includes insights into the causes, conditions, and remedies of injustice and critical analysis of relevant public policies, programs, and private endeavors.
• Story demonstrates journalistic integrity and courage.
• Story has a strong overall impact and professionalism.

Monetary/Material Award Details

$500 and Bust of Robert F. Kennedy

Eligibility Requirements

Entries must have been first published or broadcast in the United States between January 1 and December 31, 2013.

Entries may be submitted either by individuals or by school organizations.

Entry Fee Details

No Entry Fee

Required Material

Copy of print/journalism entry
For the College Journalism category, all mediums will be accepted.

Entry Format

Entry is through an online account only. Click the entry link and follow the instructions to make an account.

Contact Information

Jae Regala
301-675-8171 [email protected]

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