TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting 2017 (Win Cash Prize of $10,000 USD)

TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting 2017 (Win Cash Prize of $10,000 USD)

Deadline: January 31, 2017

TRACE is currently accepting submissions for the 2017 Prize for Investigative Reporting. The award recognizes reporting that uncovers business bribery with the goal of increasing commercial transparency. Corruption is a global virus, and the battle against it must be, too. The TRACE prize uniquely recognizes and encourages the courageous, meticulous journalism that is part of that fight, anywhere it finds a voice.


  • Each winning entry will receive a cash prize of $10,000 USD and the reporter will be invited to an award ceremony hosted by TRACE in mid-2017. The judges may also name up to two honorable mentions, who will each receive $1,000 USD.


  • Nominees may be print, broadcast or online reporters from any country who have investigated bribery schemes, business activities that create serious conflicts of interest or similar misconduct;
  • Entries must have appeared in print or online during the 2016 calendar year to be eligible for consideration;
  • Multiple entries per author are permitted, as are team entries produced by groups of journalists.

Application Process

Download the entry form.

For more information, visit TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting.