Apply for IWMF’s Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award 2019


Deadline: 1 March 2019

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is inviting applicants for its 2019 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Awards which will be given annually to a woman photojournalist whose work reflects courage and dedication, as Anja’s does.

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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.

Award Information

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The Award winner will be publicly honored, have her work showcased, and receive a cash prize of $20,000.

Eligibility Criteria

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  • The Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award recognizes women photojournalists with a commitment to shining a light on important stories around the world through brave and compelling work.
  • Candidates for the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award must:
    • Full-time journalists.
    • journalism must be a candidate’s primary vocation.
    • Both freelance journalists and those affiliated with media organizations are eligible.
    • Identify as women.

Nomination Criteria

  • All nominations and applications 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.
  • Six (6) of the photos must have been taken within the past two years (2017-2019). The other six can be taken at any time during the candidate’s career.
  • Submissions must include a 1-2 page candidate/nomination statement. 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.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.iwmf.org/awards/anja-niedringhaus-courage-in-photojournalism-award/

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