Calls For Entries

IAPA calls for entries for 2021 Excellence in Journalism awards


MIAMI, Florida (November 15, 2020)—The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) now is accepting submissions for its 2021 journalism awards.

Entries in 14 award categories are open to journalists from the Americas including the Caribbean; and Spain. Participants need not belong to IAPA.

Prospective applicants should consult the Rules to learn the requirements. The deadline for submissions is January 30, 2021.

Entries may be uploaded to here.

A jury made up of members of IAPA's Awards Committee will choose the winner in each of the categories. The first prize consists of $2,000. The awards ceremony will be held in October 2019 during IAPA's 75th General Assembly in Miami, Florida.

Each year the IAPA awards the Press Freedom Grand Prize to a person or organization with significant achievements in support of this cause.

The 14 categories are:

1. Cartoon (sponsored by El Tiempo, Bogotá, Colombia)

2. News coverage on the internet (sponsored by TV Venezuela, Miami, Florida)

3. News coverage (sponsored by Grupo Opsa, San Pedro Sula, Honduras)

4. Alejandro Miró Quesada Garland mobile news coverage (sponsored by Debate Media, México)

5. Chronicle (sponsored by El Comercio, Quito, Ecuador, and McClatchy Newspapers, Sacramento, California)

6. Human rights and community service (sponsored by El Comercio, Lima, Perú)

7. Photography (sponsored by La Prensa Gráfica, San Salvador, El Salvador)

8. Infographics (sponsored by Clarín, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

9. Opinion (sponsored by El Mercurio, Santiago, Chile)

10. Data journalism (Grupo de Comunicaciones Corripio, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)

11. In-depth journalism (sponsored by La República, Lima, Perú)

12. Roberto Eisenmann Jr. environment journalism (sponsored by La Prensa, Panamá)

13. "FIU Global Health" health journalism (sponsored by the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, of Florida International University, Miami, Florida).

14. Pedro Joaquín Chamorro university journalism (sponsored by La Prensa, Managua, Nicaragua)

 The IAPA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the defense and promotion of freedom of the press and of expression in the Americas. It is made up of more than 1,300 publications from throughout the Western Hemisphere and is based in Miami, Florida.