2018 IWMF Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award for women photojournalists ( $USD 20,000 cash prize)

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Application Deadline:January 19, 2018.

The IWMF’s Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was created to honor Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014). It celebrates women photojournalists whose work inspires us to take action and better understand the world.

The Award includes a cash prize of $20,000. As part of the IWMF’s partnership with World Press Photo Foundation, the 2018 Award winner will be announced publicly and have her work showcased at the World Press Photo Festival of Visual Journalism in April 2018.

The IWMF’s Anja Niedringhaus Photojournalism award celebrates women photojournalists for work that inspires us to take action and better understand the world. This courageous reporting manifests in many different forms. We believe that courage is reflected in everyday life beyond the frontlines of conflict, and we seek candidates whose work reflects the values of Anja Niedringhaus through compassion, humanity, and a commitment to capturing the whole picture.

Created in 2014 with a $1 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Award will be given annually to a woman photojournalist whose work reflects courage and dedication, as Anja’s does.

Eligibility Requirements:

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. Please read the eligibility criteria and application guidelines carefully before proceeding to the online nomination form. Candidates for the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award must:

  • Work full-time as journalists; journalism must be a candidate’s primary vocation. Both freelance journalists and those affiliated with media organizations are eligible
  • Identify as women

Nomination Guidelines:

  • All nominations 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 place and situation captured.
  • Photos must not be manipulated post-production. Photos must depict accurately the scenes and events captured. Photo collages and illustrations will not be accepted.
  • Six (6) of the photos must have been taken within the past two years. The other six can be taken at any time during the candidate’s career.
  • Submissions must include a 1 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.

The Award winner will be publicly honored at the World Press Photo Festival in April 2018, have her work exhibited and will receive a cash prize of $20,000

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2018 IWMF Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

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