Grantham Prize and other Journalism Award deadlines are fast approaching

The 2011 National Magazine Awards deadline has passed, but there are a number of other contests out there for magazine journalists with deadlines coming up soon:

1) The 2012 Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment is one of Canada’s most prestigious and lucrative journalism awards, open to non-fiction work focused principally on the environment and natural resources.

The purpose of the [Grantham] Prize is to encourage outstanding coverage of the environment, to recognize reporting that has the potential to bring about constructive change, and to broadly disseminate the Prize-winning story to increase public awareness and understanding of environmental and natural resource issues. Among the criteria jurors will consider are the significance of the subject matter, quality and originality of the journalism, the potential to effect constructive change, and the effort involved in telling the story

The deadline for the 2012 Grantham Prize is January 30, 2012 (entries must be postmarked by this date to be eligible).

2) The Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Emerging Science Journalism Award is aimed at journalism students and bestows one or two $2500 prizes to the best story pitch on the subject of scientific research at a Canadian institution (one that is funded by CFI).

If you’re a student in a journalism or science communications program in Canada, this is your chance to get creative and get funded to produce a compelling piece of science journalism.

The deadline for entries to the Emerging Science Journalism Award is February 7, 2012.

3) The Northern Lights Awards for Excellence in Travel Journalism are presented by the Canadian Tourism Commission, sponsored by Travel Alberta, judged by the Missouri School of Journalism, and awarded by the Canada Media Marketplace in San Francisco. There are awards in 5 categories for travel journalism about Canada.

The race is on for Canada’s Northern Lights Awards presented by the Canadian Tourism Commission and Sponsored by Travel Alberta. Through compelling headlines, stunning imagery and riveting descriptions, thousands of writers, photographers, producers and other media tell Canada’s story around the world. This is our chance to recognize your work as being one of the most influential and important motivators for all travellers.

The deadline for entries to the Northern Lights Awards is February 3, 2012.

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