Kurt Schork Awards for Journalists who covers both International and Local Issues

Posted: April 8, 2011 in News and Views

Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism accepting entries

2011 Call for submissions

The Kurt Schork Memorial Fund is now calling for submissions for the 2011 Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism.

There are two categories:

  • Local Reporter covering events within their home country or region
  • Freelance Journalist covering international news.

The stories can be about conflict, human rights, cross-border issues or any other controversial matter in a particular country or region. Each submission must demonstrate professionalism, meet international journalistic standards and provide evidence that courage and determination were required in covering the story.


An international panel of judges will choose the winner in each category and will award a cash prize of US $5,000 to each, to be presented at a ceremony in London on 17 November. Winners’ travel and accommodation will be arranged and paid for by KSMF and its partners. Winners will be contacted and publicly announced in September 2011.


Each entrant can submit up to three articles published between 01 June 2010 and 31 May 2011 in any type of print-based media, including newspapers and magazines, or in established online publications. Blogs and personal websites are not eligible.

The submission deadline is 1 June 2011.

Entrants also need to supply supporting documentation, such as a CV/Resume about their education and journalistic experience, a passport-type photo, an English translation if their entry has been published in another language, and a statement about what the entrant had to deal with in covering the story.   All requirements are specified on the official submission form; please ensure you complete all mandatory fields and provide everything requested.

Incomplete submissions will be disqualified.

Your submission choice

We provide a live submission form which you can use to handle your application entirely online. Make sure you have your supporting documents ready on your computer so that you can attach them when prompted by the form.

Alternatively you can download a PDF version of the submission form. This can be completed on your computer and then emailed to us, with required supporting documentation attached. Or you can print it out and post it to us with all your entry material.
Note: To use the form you will need Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded from Adobe.com

Awards email and postal addresses

Our awards email address is foundation@thomsonreuters.com

You may also use this email address if you have any queries about the 2011 Awards.

If you are submitting by post, please allow sufficient time for your submission to reach us by the deadline date and send to:

KS Awards
c/o Caroline Lacey
Thomson Reuters Foundation
30 South Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London E14 5EP

Further eligibility definitions

Local Reporter: Print journalists employed by a local news outlet and residing in a developing country or nation in transition (non OECD or EU countries), whose work has been published in a local publication are eligible. Although individual journalists are the primary focus, submissions from a team of journalists will also be considered.

Freelance Journalist: All freelance print journalists and those contracted by news organizations are eligible. A freelance journalist is an individual who is not employed by a news organization. They are self-employed, providing services, either on the basis of time or on the production of editorial materials as defined by individual contractual arrangements, and earn the majority of their income from journalism.

Eligible media: Entries are welcomed from all types of print-based media including newspapers and magazines and established on-line publications. Blogs and personal websites are not eligible.

Period covered: You can enter up to 3 articles published between 1 June 2010 and 31 May 2011.

More details: http://www.ksmfund.org/submission.html

  1. Suhail Memon says:

    Great opportunity provided to Journalist for their encouragment.
    suhail Memon
    freelance Journalist
    Sindh Pakistan

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