2017 Ali Mustafa Memorial Award for freelance photojournalists open for applications

Freelance photojournalists are invited to apply for the 2017 Ali Mustafa Memorial Award for People’s Journalism. The award is granted to young photojournalists in honour of Ali Mustafa, a Canadian freelance photographer killed in Aleppo, Syria in 2014. Applications for this year’s award close on December 15, 2017. Mustafa’s work had been featured in The Guardian, Le Nouvel […]

2017 Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards Open for Submissions

After taking a break in 2016, the Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards are back this year. Submissions for the 2017 awards opened this week. Created in 2004 in the memory of freelance writer Dave Greber, the awards are given to writers of social justice-related non-fiction. There are two awards — one for books and one for magazines. The book award […]

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SABEW Canada Best in Business awards application deadline February 16

If you’re a freelance business writer, it’s time to get your application ready for the 2017 SABEW Canada Best in Business awards competition. There are 11 different award categories, including commentary, feature and investigative. Applications are open to SABEW Canada members in good standing. Freelancers even get a break on the entry fee, paying $30 USD […]

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Greg Clark Award open for applications

The Canadian Journalism Foundation’s award for early-career journalists is now open for applications. Freelancers who have been working on the news and editorial side of newspapers, TV and radio news, and online publications for between one and five years are eligible to apply for the Greg Clark Award. The award offers the successful applicant the opportunity to […]

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National Magazine Awards Foundation announces new categories, Freelancer Support Fund

The National Magazine Awards Foundation announced a revamped set of categories last week that are designed to increase the value and prestige of the awards. There are 25 categories this year, including 14 writing awards and 7 visual awards. Instead of focusing on subject matter, the new categories are defined by form. They include such categories as long-form […]

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National Magazine Awards Foundation announces new initiatives

The National Magazine Awards Foundation announced a number of changes this week. The foundation is responsible for the National Magazine Awards, which celebrate their 40th anniversary this year. In a press release yesterday, the foundation said that the changes are designed to “maintain and advance the NMAF’s 40-year status as the gold standard of creative excellence.” […]

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SABEW Canada’s 2nd annual Best in Business awards night April 20th

The Canadian chapter of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) is holding its second annual Best in Business writing awards night on Wednesday, April 20th at Valdez (606 King Street West). Tickets are $25 for members and $40 for non-members. The event starts at 6 pm. Food and drinks will be served. You can reserve […]

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Greg Clark Award for early-career journalists

The Canadian Journalism Foundation has an award for early-career journalists and freelancers are invited to apply for it. If you’ve got between one and five years of experience in the industry, you can apply for the Greg Clark Award. The award offers the successful applicant the opportunity to spend up to a week observing the inner […]

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Ali Mustafa Memorial Award for freelance photojournalists application deadline Nov. 1

A new award honouring a freelance photojournalist killed in Syria is now accepting applications. The deadline to apply for the first annual Ali Mustafa Memorial Award for People’s Journalism is Sunday, November 1st. The award is given in honour of Ali Mustafa, a Toronto freelance photojournalist who was killed in Aleppo in March 2014 while he […]

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SABEW Canada’s inaugural Best in Business Awards Night

The Canadian chapter of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) is holding its inaugural awards night next Wednesday, April 15th, at Valdez (606 King Street West). Among the 26 finalists for the awards are a number of independent and freelance journalists, including Trevor Cole, who is nominated in both the long-term feature and profile […]

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