The George Polk Awards are conferred annually to honor special achievement in journalism. They were established by Long Island University in 1949 to commemorate Polk, a CBS correspondent murdered the year before while covering the Greek civil war.
Tips for Winning:
Judges place a premium on investigative and enterprise work that is original, requires digging and resourcefulness, and brings results.
Additionally, the criteria for awards include discernment of a significant news story, resourcefulness and courage in reporting, skill in relating the story and the impact of the coverage.