ICFJ Knight International Journalism Awards 2018 (Winners receive $10,000 & trip to the United States)

ICFJ Knight International Journalism Awards 2018 (Winners receive $10,000 & trip to the United States)

Deadline: February 18, 2018

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Knight International Journalism Award. Each November, ICFJ honors outstanding colleagues with the Knight International Journalism Award at their annual gala in Washington, D.C. These journalists spark change, produce high quality work and reflect what they believe in.

They are now seeking nominees whose pioneering coverage or media innovations have a significant impact on the lives of people around the world. The winners will be honored at ICFJ’s Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 8, 2018.

The 2017 winners were Pakistani filmmaker and journalist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, whose reports led to legislative changes in her country, and Karam al-Masri, a Syrian photojournalist and videographer who persisted in covering the siege of Aleppo through a near-total blackout of news from the city. The award reflects the mission of ICFJ’s Knight Fellowships, which foster a global culture of news innovation. The program is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


  • Award winners receive a trip to the United States, where they will be honored at ICFJ’s Awards Dinner on November 8, 2018.
  • Each winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize and a crystal trophy recognizing their achievement.


  • Nominees must be from and work in Africa, Asia, Central/Eastern Europe, Latin America/Caribbean or the Middle East.
  • Candidates can be reporters, editors, technologists, media managers, citizen journalists or bloggers.
  • Candidates who meet the Awards criteria may nominate themselves.


You can find the nomination form here.

For more information on the awards, please send an email to Luisa Pires Luciano at [email protected] or 1.202.349.7601.

For more information, visit Knight International Journalism Awards.