The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is now accepting entries for the 2020-2021 Shaufler Prize in Journalism, recognizing the best journalism in the country that advances the understanding of stories and issues related to underserved people in society, such as communities of color, immigrants and LGBTQ+.
Paul B. Anderson, the principal & CEO of Workhouse Media of Seattle, Washington, established The Shaufler Prize in Journalism in honor of his late friend, Ed Shaufler, who died in late 2020 and who cared deeply about promoting understanding of underrepresented people.
Winners will receive a total of $20,000 in cash awards in professional and student journalist categories. The first-place winner in the professional media category will receive $10,000. Second and third place will receive $3,000 and $2,000, respectively. The winner in the student category will receive a $5,000 award.
Entries must consist of work published or aired on print, digital, audio or broadcast platforms between Sept. 1, 2020, and Sept. 1, 2021. There is no entry fee.
Entries will be accepted beginning Sept. 15, 2021. The deadline to enter is midnight on Nov. 15, 2021. Winners will be announced in early 2022.
To enter, fill out the entry form and upload entries here: https://cronkite.submittable.com/submit/200034/shaufler-prize-in-journalism-2021.
- Broadcast and video entries are limited to 10 minutes or less.
- Audio features are limited to 10 minutes and podcasts to 30 minutes.
- Print and online entries are limited to a single story or story package (a main story with sidebars of shorter length or a series of no more than four related stories).
- Entries may represent the work of one person or multiple individuals.
- Students entering the competition must be enrolled in an accredited journalism program at the time the entry was published or broadcast.
Entries will be judged by journalism professionals and educators. Judges will consider how well submissions:
- Provide in-depth coverage of the issues affecting communities of color, immigrants or LGBTQ+
- Go beyond the ordinary in conveying the challenges experienced by underserved communities
- Tell stories that capture human experiences and build understanding among diverse people and communities
- Explore and illuminate key public policy, legal, social, cultural or political issues regarding the treatment of underrepresented communities and individuals
For more information on the contest, visit https://cronkite.asu.edu/news/2021/workhouse-media-ceo-establishes-shaufler-prize-at-cronkite/ or contact Cronkite Professor of Practice Venita Hawthorne James at firstname.lastname@example.org.