Conflict Journalism Competition Issues Call for Entries

An international competition recognising journalists who have displayed both courage and commitment to report – say the organisers – “controversial issues in a developing country or nation in transition”, has issued a call for entries.

The Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism are seeking entries that focus on conflict, human rights concerns or any other issue of controversy in a particular country or region.

Two prizes are up for grabs, both honouring Kurt Schork, an American freelance journalist who was killed in a military ambush while on assigment in Sierra Leone, and this year marks the tenth anniversary of the awards.

One prize is for a local reporter covering local news while the other is for a freelance journalist covering international news.

Each prize carries a cash reward of $5000 USD, and the winners will be chosen by an international panel of judges.

Entries are required by June 1, either emailed to or mailed to Kurt Schork Awards, Institute for War & Peace Reporting, 48 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8LT.