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Submissions for the 2014 Kurt Schork awards

The call for 2014 submissions opened on February 3 and closed at midnight (GMT) on Saturday, May 31. Winners will be announced in September and the awards will be presented on Thursday, October 30, 2014.

Local reporters and freelance journalists (see definitions below) working anywhere in the world may enter, provided their entries meet the submission criteria set out below. You can use an online form to send your article(s) or download a .pdf form for printing, completing and posting with your entry.

Entries received outside the submission period will not be accepted under any circumstances.

Submission criteria:

  • Submitted articles must have been published between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014.
  • Accepted media: any print-based medium, such as newspapers and magazines, or established online publications. Blogs, personal websites and social media pages or channels are not accepted.
  • Articles can encompass war reporting, human rights issues, cross-border troubles, corruption or other controversial matters impacting on people’s lives. Judges will be looking for professionalism, high journalistic standards, and evidence of dedication and courage in obtaining the story.
  • You must submit three separate articles.
  • Because of problems with scanned entries and failed links in previous years, we require that each article must be provided as a text file – MS Word (.doc or .docx) or similar text format (.rtf), or a PDF of a text file.
  • You may supply a URL link to your article(s), or a scan (as a PDF or JPG file) as supporting evidence of the publication context, but your entry will be automatically disqualified if you do not also submit the required text files.

Additional material you must provide:

  • a CV or resumé about your education and journalism career.
  • a passport-type photo (JPEG, GIF or PNG file, size less than 250Kb).
  • an English translation if your original article is in another language.
  • a short statement explaining what you had to do to get the story.

The maximum file size for text submissions or scans is 5Mb.

Definitions:

Local reporter: A print journalist employed by a local news outlet and residing in a developing country or nation in transition (non-OECD or EU countries) whose work is published in a local publication, or a local journalist living in and writing about such a country whose work is published globally by an established online publication. Although the primary focus is on individual journalists, submissions from a team of journalists will also be considered.

Freelance journalist: Freelance journalists are individuals who are 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 defined by individual contractual arrangements and earn the majority of their income from journalism.

Online Entry Form

Download the .pdf form for postal submissions. Please print and fill out the form clearly and post it with required enclosures to:

2014 Kurt Schork Awards
c/o Context Graphics Limited
1 Savernake Court
Old Church Lane
Stanmore
Middlesex HA7 2RJ
United Kingdom

Enquiries

If you have any questions about the 2014 awards process, please email enquiries@ksmfund.org.