Rory Peck Awards open for submissions

Freelance video journalists living anywhere in the world can now submit their work for the 2020 Rory Peck Awards. The awards come with a cash prize and focus on international news and current affairs, with one category dedicated specifically to local journalists and field producers. Work submitted must have been broadcast in the past year. […]

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Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards aim to support social justice writing in Canada

Dave Greber could talk about writing for hours on end. The Calgary-based freelancer had an unquenchable enthusiasm for storytelling.   “You could see him come alive discussing writing,” says Dave’s partner, Shirley Dunn.   Twenty years after his death, Greber’s passion lives on in the form of awards for freelancers that Dunn created in his […]

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2020 Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards open for submissions

Freelancers, if you’ve written about social justice issues this year, it’s time to submit your work for the Dave Greber Freelance Writers Book and Magazine Awards. The awards are now open for submissions and the competition closes on Friday June 26, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. PST. The awards honour the memory of Dave Greber, a […]

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6th annual SABEW Canada Best in Business awards open for submissions

Freelance business writers, the 6th annual SABEW Canada Best in Business awards are now open for submissions. There are 15 categories for the awards again this year, including investigative, long-form and short-form feature, and best young journalist. Freelancers who wish to submit their work must be SABEW members in good standing. There’s a reduced awards […]

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2019 Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards open for submissions

Freelancers, if you’ve written about social justice issues this year, it’s time to submit your work for the Dave Greber Freelance Writers Book and Magazine Awards. The awards are now open for submissions and the competition closes on Friday June 28, 2019 at 5:00 P.M. PST. The awards honour the memory of Dave Greber, a Calgary-based […]

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SABEW Canada’s 2018 Best in Business Awards are open for submissions

Freelance business writers, it’s time to apply for the SABEW Canada Best in Business awards. Submissions opened this week for the 5th annual awards program, which covers work published, broadcast and posted during the 2018 calendar year. There are 15 categories for this year’s awards, including new categories for outstanding achievement, best young journalist, and best trade […]

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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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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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Toronto agency creates awards show for freelancers in advertising

A Toronto ad agency noticed that freelancers don’t get enough recognition within the advertising industry. So they decided to do something about it. Co-op Advertising created the the FU Awards — “FU” stands for “Freelancers Unite” — to give people in the advertising world an opportunity to pay tribute to the exceptional freelancers they work with. The agency released a video this […]

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