Entries Open for 2017 IAPA Excellence in Journalism Awards!

Deadline: 15 January 2017

Entries are open for 2017 IAPA Excellence in Journalism Awards to highlight the most relevant issues and express the renewal of the technologies and language that are inherent of the best of journalism in the hemisphere.

75% Discount on Premium Membership (Ad)
For a limited time only, this discount offer gives you exclusive access to all the Premium Standard features for NGO grant success. Join Today.

The Inter American Press Association is a non-profit organization bringing together Western Hemisphere publications interested in promoting and protecting freedom of the press and the public’s right to be informed in the New World.

The awards ceremony will be held in October 2017 during the 73rd IAPA General Assembly in Salt Lake, City, Utah, United States.


Searching for the fastest way to write proposals? (Ad)
We have an extensive database of sample proposals from successful grantee organizations from around the world offering project ideas, proposal writing techniques and planned strategies. Join Premium to view Sample Proposals
  • To defend freedom of the press
  • To promote and protect the general and specific interests of daily newspapers and periodicals of the Americas.
  • To strengthen and preserve the dignity, rights, and responsibilities of journalism
  • To foster uniformity in professional standards and ethical conduct
  • To exchange ideas and information leading to the cultural and technological development of the press
  • To strive for broader understanding and cooperation among the people of the Americas and to uphold the fundamental principles upon which a free society and individual freedoms are based


  • Human Rights and Community Service
  • Cartoon
  • Online News Coverage
  • News Coverage
  • Alejandro Miró Quesada Garland News Coverage on Mobile Phones
  • Features
  • Photography
  • Info graphics
  • Opinion
  • Data Journalism
  • In-Depth Journalism
  • Pedro Joaquín Chamorro University Journalism
  • IAPA Press Freedom Grand Prize

Award Information

  • Each first prize is rewarded with US $ 2,000 (two thousand U.S. dollars).
  • The winners will receive their prizes-consisting of cash, plaques and / or diplomas, during the annual General Assembly of the SIP. News organizations that sponsor the nomination of their candidates undertake to provide, within its capacity, the concurrence of the winners at the award ceremony of the awards.
  • In the opinion of the jury may also award honorable mentions, in which case the prize is a diploma.

Eligibility Criteria

Are you overwhelmed with too much grant information? (Ad)
Join Premium and view relevant grants and resources on a clean, ad-free and user-friendly Member Dashboard to organize and plan your successful fundraising. Learn more
  • The competition takes place in 13 basic categories besides the IAPA Grand Prize for Press Freedom. Published papers can compete in any of the three languages mentioned: Spanish, English and Portuguese.
  • Only those bidders will be considered journalism actually published in a daily, weekly, magazine or online publication.
  • The work may compete in only one category, which is clearly defined by the contestant. The jury, in its discretion, may reclassify jobs.
  • If the same journalistic work has been published in more than one publication, although it belongs to the same publishing company, the applicant must choose only one. If submitted under more than one publication, will be disqualified.
  • The same journalist can submit jobs to three categories, but cannot send more than one application per category. A collective work shall, for these purposes, as a single person, so that the work may compete in only one category.
  • The awards are given to journalists and the media.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries

Getting late information about new grants? (Ad)
The Early Grant Information feature for Premium Members ensures that you receive grant announcements much ahead of others so that you can have enough time to research and apply. Join Premium to get early information

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Caiman Island, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Curacao, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Francia, Germany, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Marteen, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Virgin Island.

For more information, please visit IAPA Excellence in Journalism Award.

Submit Your Applications for Yesod Professional Development Fund

Call for Mobility Grants 2019 for Legal Entities in Romania and Norway

Funding Call to boost Sustainable Tourism Development and Capacity of Tourism SMEs

Call for Participants- Seminar “Roma Youth Participation: What now?”

Calling CSOs to participate in “Rooting Democracy in Kenya through an Informed Citizenry” Programme

Grant Program on Mapping Illicit Supply Networks to Combat Conservation Crimes at their Convergence

Call for Applications for Radcliffe Fellowship Program

Mobilize Power Fund for Youth-led and Intergenerational Groups, and Nonprofits- United States

Australia: Grant of Up to $22,000 for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Applications Open for African Youth Ambassadors for Peace

IFAD’s Call for Proposals to improve Livelihoods, Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Resilience (Malawi, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire)

UNESCO YouthMobile Seed-Grants to empower Girls with Digital Skills during Africa Code Week 2019

People’s Postcode Trust supporting Charities for their Good Causes in the UK

USAID-Kampala: Uganda Biodiversity for Resilience Activity Program

ACTION Call for Proposals to Support New and Ongoing Citizen Science Projects

Call for Proposal for Ensuring Sustainable Democratic Governance and Human Rights in Southern Mediterranean

ERBACHER Foundation Grant to Sponsor Charitable Projects

DMTFYP Central Grants Programme assiting Disadvantaged Young People in UK and Ireland

The Burns Price Foundation Grant to Promote Good Citizenship amongst Young People in the UK

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation accepting Applications for “Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program” in the U.S.

Program on Countering Unregulated Wild Plant Collection in Armenia

Small Grants for Interreligious Projects in the Central African Republic

Calling Serbian CSOs to Prevent and Fight against Trafficking in Human Beings

2020 Open World Grant Program to Bring Emerging Leaders