Accepts entries starting
Entry Deadline March 22, 2014
Decision Date
Ceremony Date
Entry Fee (See Details)
Monetary or Material Award (See Details)

About the Award

The Asian American Journalists Association is honored to have the opportunity since 2003 to recognize excellence in Asian American Pacific Islander civil rights and social justice coverage with the Dr. Suzanne Ahn Award for Civil Rights and Social Justice.

Suzanne Ahn, M.D., was a Korean American who was raised in Arkansas and Texas. Dr. Ahn rose to become a successful physician, neurologist and inventor. Although she achieved a position of wealth and privilege, Dr. Ahn devoted her life to promoting civil rights and social justice for all Americans, especially women and Asian Americans.

Notable Winners


The selection committee is determined by Dr. Ahn’s family.

Monetary/Material Award Details

$5,000 and an award plaque

Eligibility Requirements

• Any journalist is eligible for this award.
• The selection committee reserves the right to present the award to a non-journalist if that person best exemplifies the intent of the award.
• To be eligible for the 2013 award, the work must have been published at any time in newspapers, news services, on web sites, magazines or books, or aired on radio or television.
• Book entries and documentaries must also include a synopsis of the work, explaining how it specifically impacts social justice or civil rights in the AAPI community.
• Submissions in other languages must come with an English translation.

Entry Fee Details

No Entry Fee for AAJA members

Non-Members: $25

Required Material

Entry Format

Create AAJA account.

Once logged into the account:

Click on “View open competitions” under “Awards and Competitions”
Click on “View” next to the 2013 Dr. Suzanne Ahn Award for Civil Rights and Social Justice
Fill in and upload the required information for the entry form

Contact Information

T: 415-346-2051
F: 415-346-6343
E: [email protected]

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