TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting

Deadline: 29 January 2016
Open to: print reporters, citizen journalists or bloggers from any country
Prizes: two winning entries will each be awarded a cash prize of USD 10,000

Description

TRACE International is seeking entries for its inaugural TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting (2016). The prize recognizes reporting that focuses on uncovering commerical bribery with the goal of advancing commercial transparency. The investigative reporting may cover actual violations of law as well as activities that create significant conflicts of interest and related misconduct. Recognizing that corruption and bribery are primary obstacles to economic development, TRACE, with this prize, seeks to honor the journalists who have brought these issues to light.

Eligibility

Nominees can be print reporters, citizen journalists or bloggers from any country. Articles eligible for submission must appear in print or online during the 2015 calendar year.

Prizes

Two winning entries will each be awarded a cash prize of USD 10,000. If there is more than one author per winning entry, the USD 10,000 will be divided accordingly. The judges may also award one honorable mention. Every author for each winning entry will also win a funded trip to Cambridge University to receive their award at a conference hosted by TRACE International on 20-21 July 2016.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 29 January 2016. To be considered for this award, a copy of the published work and a completed entry form must be sent via email to Caitlin Seymour at [email protected] Article/s must be in English or accompanied by a translation. If the work is published on a web-based news organization, it must be original reporting.

For more information please visit the official website.

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