Fetisov Journalism Awards 2022
Entries are open to professional journalists, i.e. representatives of the media, professional journalism organisations (unions/associations/societies) and freelance journalists. Self-nominations are allowed. A maximum of three reportings/series of reportings from one journalism organisation/media platform can be nominated for participation in the contest. The submission form may be filled out by a representative of a registered organisation/media platform nominating another journalist or by a nominee. The information must be provided in English. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | October 1
The Stigler Center’s Journalists in Residence Programme
The programme provides a transformative learning experience for journalists working in all forms of media around the world. Participants spend approximately 12 weeks on the Hyde Park campus, auditing classes, participating in Stigler Center events, collaborating with peers, and networking with the university’s scholars. Journalists with some years of media experience, proficient English, and an interest in deepening their knowledge and understanding of political economy are encouraged to apply. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | October 2
2022 Uganda Press Photo Award Review
The Uganda Press Photo Award is accepting submissions for its 2022 Portfolio Review. The review gives photographers a chance to talk to industry professionals and get fresh eyes on projects they are working on, seek advice on technique and content, and get insight into how to market themselves and their work. Photographers will receive unfiltered and unbiased feedback that will help them see their photographic work from a new perspective. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | October 3
Residential Fellowships at the National Humanities Center
Each year, the National Humanities Center welcomes up to forty scholars from across the humanities and all over the world. During their time in residence, Fellows are given the freedom to work on their projects while benefiting from the exceptional services of the Center. Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career and senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work may also apply. The Center does not support the revision of doctoral dissertations. In addition to all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts applications from scholars in the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | October 6
The annual SIMA Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in social impact storytelling, honouring the most cutting-edge filmmaking from around the world that inspires activism, compassion and social transformation. Each year, projects are selected from over 140 countries, competing for awards, cash prizes, media features, and entry into SIMA’s distribution programmes that bring selected works to communities and classrooms worldwide. In addition to honouring feature and short documentaries, impact videos, and interactive + XR, the SIMA Awards recognise production companies whose body of work demonstrates excellence in creating responsible impact through diverse formats of visual storytelling. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | October 7
East Africa Biodiversity Story Grants
Internews’ Earth Journalism Network is seeking to award 10 journalists with grants of up to $1,200 to produce in-depth biodiversity and conservation feature stories in East Africa. The stories, besides appearing in the successful journalists’ platforms, will also be showcased in the newly launched Biodiversity Knowledge Hub, led by EJN’s East Africa Wildlife Journalism project to improve media coverage of environment issues in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda. This opportunity is part of EJN’s East Africa Wildlife Journalism project, which is supported by funding from the US Department of the Interior (DOI) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID). For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | October 15
MegaCities-ShortDocs Citizen Film Festival
MegaCities-ShortDocs Film Festival, Edition 8 is a festival for short documentary films that highlight initiatives that seek to bring effective solutions to MegaCities’ challenges and inspire people to take action to improve the life of MegaCitizens in their MegaCity. Documentary filmmakers must show a challenge in their MegaCity (such as transportation, education, refugees, health, climate change) and solutions or ideas of new initiatives that could tackle such issues. A challenge that is potentially a theme with social or environmental impact is covered by one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations. The ShortDoc must be shot in a city with more than 1-million inhabitants. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | October 15
She Shapes Biodiversity photo contest
She Shapes Biodiversity is a photo contest that aims to celebrate women’s contributions to the environment and seeks to recognise and amplify the roles and contributions of women that can pave the way for the implementation of a gender-responsive post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The top 15 photos will be shown on the Women4Biodiversity website and social media accounts. They will also be used and/or exhibited during COP15 this December in Montreal, Canada, where 196 nations will gather and adapt the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. This framework will guide each nation in its biodiversity policy for the next 30 years. Photographers of the top five photos will receive €200 each. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | October 24
DW Akademie Film Development Fund
The DW Akademie Film Development Fund is searching for filmmakers in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda for a one-year fellowship programme. Potential applicants who have made at least one film and have a concept or script for a feature-length documentary, fiction or hybrid film qualify. The programme is designed to take proposed films through the development stage and make them ready for production. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | October 26
Khartoum International Mobile Film Festival
Sudanese documentary filmmakers can submit their work for the second edition of the Khartoum International Mobile Film Festival. The submitted work should be complete with technical elements and photography must be done with a mobile phone. The work should be characterised by an objective and informative approach in accordance with the technical standards governing each type. Documentary and drama films have a maximum limit of 5 minutes, and a report that does not exceed 90 seconds. The winning works become the property of the festival management, and it may employ them in advertisements and promotions, or in parts thereof, and their owners may not dispose of them without written permission from the festival. The first prize is $4,000 and the second prize is $2,500. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | October 27
Early-career fellowship programme
The Open Notebook is offering a paid, part-time fellowship programme for early-career science journalists. During the course of this fellowship, fellows work with a mentor to plan, report, and write articles for publication at The Open Notebook and become part of the TON editorial team. This ten-month program offers fellows the opportunity to explore their career interests and passions and to sharpen their skills as part of a talented, supportive, diverse community of past and present fellows and mentors. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | October 31
Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship
The Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship (CAMFF) is aimed at mid-senior level African professionals with demonstrable leadership skills in their fields, which may include public servants working in areas of media policy and regulatory frameworks, or media professionals such as journalists. Selected fellows will be from the following Sub-Saharan African countries: Ethiopia, Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. The fellowship is hosted by the University of Westminster. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | November 1
Africa Environment Reporting Programme
African Women in the Media (AWiM) is a network for African women working in media industries anywhere globally. AWiM is calling for pitches that will call attention to the gendered aspect of environmental issues in Africa. AWiM is particularly interested in in-depth stories that explore environmental solutions with a focus on any of the 12 elements of the African Green Stimulus Programme. Journalists can also highlight the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on ecosystems, biodiversity, conservation, waste management and other issues related to the broader ecological challenges in Africa which affect women. The commission fee is US$100 per story. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | Rolling
Baraza Media Lab Incubator
This 12-month programme welcomes both for-profit and non-profit organisations, as well as individuals and teams who wish to create an organisation or implement a specific innovative project in the media space. The incubatees will receive a $2,500 stipend, strategic mentoring and training, workplace essentials and much more. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | Rolling
Thomson Foundation: News Writing: The art of storytelling
This course is designed to teach you how to write news stories in an effective and engaging way using techniques employed by Ewen MacAskill and other journalists around the world. Ewen will teach you when and how to go beyond the inverted pyramid model of storytelling to make your stories stand out and to make you a better storyteller.
This is a first of a three-course series on news writing. In courses 2 and 3, Ewen will take you through more advanced techniques and the art of news analysis. For details and to apply, click here.
Deadline | Rolling