The Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

Date: 23 February 2020
Open to: full-time women photojournalists of any nationality
Award: cash prize of USD 20,000

Description

The Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was created to honor the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014). With this Award, the IWMF celebrates the courageous work of women photojournalists like Anja. The Award recognizes the importance of visual journalistic work that inspires us to take action and compels us to better understand the world. Created in 2014 with a $1 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Award will be given annually to a woman photojournalist whose work reflects courage and dedication, as Anja’s does.

Eligibility

Please read the eligibility criteria and application guidelines carefully before proceeding to the online nomination form. Candidates for the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award must:

  • Work full-time as journalists; journalism must be a candidate’s primary vocation. Both freelance journalists and those affiliated with media organizations are eligible;
  • Identify as women.

NOMINATION GUIDELINES

  • All nominations must include candidate information, work samples, and a candidate/nomination statement.
  • The required work samples are 12 photographs that best represent the scope and style of the candidate’s work, within the context of challenging reporting environments.
  • Each photograph must be accompanied by a caption describing the date, place, and situation captured.
  • Photos must not be manipulated post-production. Photos must depict accurately the scenes and events captured. Photo collages and illustrations will not be accepted.
  • Six (6) of the photos must have been taken within the past two years (2018-2020). The other six can be taken at any time during the candidate’s career.
  • Submissions must include a candidate/nomination statement that does not exceed 2 pages. The statement must answer the following questions:
    • What stories does the candidate tell through her photos?
    • Under what conditions does the candidate work?
    • How do the photographs submitted with this nomination capture the scope of the candidate’s work?
    • How do the candidate’s career and work reflect the values of Anja Niedringhaus?
  • Candidate statements must be written in English, French, or Spanish.

Award

Recipients of the Courage in Photojournalism Award will receive a cash prize of $20,000 and have their work showcased in Washington, DC.

How to Аpply?

To apply, sign up for a VISURA Basic/Free, Standard, Plus, Prime or Guild membership account here to submit for consideration.

For any inquiries related to the 2020 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award, please contact Jin Ding at [email protected].

For more information, please visit the official web page.