Journalism Award
Guidelines for Entry

RULES FOR ENTRY

All books must have been first published in the United States between January 1 and December 31, 2017.

Entries may be submitted either by individuals or news organizations.

Entries must have the following materials and be submitted online –no exceptions:

A completed official entry form

An entry fee of $75.00

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH CATEGORY

Each professional category - except for Editorial Cartoon, Radio, and New Media - includes subcategories for domestic and international news coverage and allows for submissions by journalists in Internet-based, related media.

International submissions are stories that have been published or broadcast by any media source, foreign or domestic, that address an international issue outside of the United States.

Domestic submissions are those that have been published or broadcast by any media source, foreign or domestic, that address issues in the United States.

PRINT:

Print article

Brief summary of article and its impact

TELEVISION:

Copy of script

Synopsis of the piece and its impact

RADIO:

Radio entry

Copy of the script

Brief description of entry and its impact

PHOTOGRAPHY:

Portfolio of photo work mailed to the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights office below:

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Attn: Jae Regala 1300 19th St, NW Suite 750 Washington, D.C., 20036

Brief description of body of work and its impact

There is no limit to how many photos may be included in a series.

No single photo entries are allowed.

EDITORIAL CARTOON

Electronic portfolio of cartoon work

Brief description of body of work and its impact

Cartoon submissions must be presented as a body of work. Single entries will not be accepted. Please limit portfolios to a maximum of 15 cartoons.

NEW MEDIA

Electronic file of individual story or series that speaks to Robert F. Kennedy’s principles of justice and equality

Brief description of work and its impact

JUDGING CRITERIA

Entries will be judged on a variety of criteria, including appropriateness of subject matter; quality of sources and depth of research; presentation; impact of the entry on the problem it highlights; and courage in reporting. Entrants must be able to authenticate their work.