2015 Kurt Schork Memorial Fund For International Journalism-$5,000 Cash Prize

2015 Kurt Schork Memorial Fund For International Journalism-$5,000 Cash Prize

Deadline: May 31, 2015

The 2015 Kurt Schork Memorial Fund Awards in International Journalism is accepting submissions. There are two categories for this award: one to a freelance journalist covering international news, the other to a reporter living and working in the developing world or a country in transition.


Entries are accepted from local reporters and freelance journalists worldwide.

Submission Criteria

  • Submitted articles must have been published between June 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015.
  • 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.
  • Three separate articles must be submitted
  • Because of problems with scanned entries and failed links in previous years, 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.


  • The two winners receive their awards, including a US $5,000 cash prize each, at a ceremony, originally held in New York but since 2006 held in London in late October or November.
  • Their work is celebrated in front of an invited audience drawn from international media and influential bodies concerned with promoting social justice, democracy and global dialogue. The evening features a panel discussion on an important issue current for the year.

How to Enter

Submit the following documents:

  • a CV or resumé about your education and journalism career.
  • a passport-type photo (JPEG, GIF or PNG file, size no larger than 250Kb).
  • high standard 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.

For more information, visit KSM Fund or e-mail [email protected].