Accepts entries starting
Entry Deadline February 14, 2014
Decision Date
Ceremony Date
Entry Fee (See Details)
Monetary or Material Award (See Details)

About the Award

SPJ’s New America Award honors public service journalism that explores and exposes an issue of importance to immigrant or ethnic communities currently living in the United States. Although not required, collaboration with ethnic media is taken into account.

Notable Winners

• “Changing America: The 2013 immigration fight,” by Benjy Sarlin, MSNBC

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Monetary/Material Award Details

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, work must have been published or broadcast during the previous calendar year. SPJ welcomes entries from media outlets, journalists, community and issue advocacy groups, individuals and others concerned with ethnic issues.

Entry Fee Details

25 (Entry site says $40…?)

Required Material

Each entry must include a cover letter explaining the significance of the issue and why it was chosen to report on. The letter should explain any obstacles encountered and benefits gained. The letter can also provide background about the entrants and talk about the effects of the journalism produced. Entries may be in any language; however, English translations must be supplied for entries that are not in English. For broadcast entries, transcripts in English are required.

TV: All video files must be .mp4, .mov, wmv or .mpeg format.
Radio: All audio-only files must be .mp3 (preferred), .wav or .aiff format.
Online: Entries that submit inaccurate or incomplete URLs will be disqualified. Web links must remain active until the award winners are announced in June 2014.

Entry Format

Incomplete entries will be disqualified.
Mark the date of the publication or broadcast on the entry form.
Material submitted for the contest will not be returned.
Entries must be submitted online to SPJ's awards site.

Contact Information

Phone: 317/927-8000
Fax: 317/920-4789
[email protected]

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