22 January 2019

The deadline to apply for the SIP journalism contest ends this Thursday at midnight

The contest consists of 13 categories and offers a first prize in each of them for two thousand dollars.

Miami (January 22, 2019) .- The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) has confirmed that the closing of the invitation to its Excellence in Journalism contest is next Thursday January 31, 2019.

The objective of the contest, aimed at journalists and media in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as in Spain, is to promote the quality of content and its impact on society. Before submitting your work, it is recommended that competitors consult the Regulation to avoid confusion about the requirements.

A jury composed of members of the IAPA Awards Committee will choose the winner in each of the categories. The first prize in each of them is paid with $ 2,000 (two thousand US dollars). The awards ceremony will be held in October 2019 during the 75th SIP General Assembly in Miami, Florida.

Every year, the IAPA awards the Grand Prize for Press Freedom to a person or organization with significant achievements in favor of this cause.

To participate, it is not necessary to belong to the IAPA; just click here.

The 13 awards 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 Organización Publicitaria, S.A., San Pedro Sula, Honduras

4. News coverage for mobile Alejandro Miró Quesada Garland (sponsored by El Comercio, Lima, Peru)

5. Chronicle (sponsored by El Comercio, Quito, Ecuador)

6. Human Rights and Community Service (sponsored by Panama America, Panama City, Panama, El Comercio, Lima, Peru )

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 (sponsored by Instituto de Empresa IE, Madrid, Spain)

11. Journalism in Depth (sponsored by La República, Lima, Peru)

12. Environmental journalism Roberto Eisenmann Jr. (sponsored by La Prensa, Panama)

13. University Journalism Pedro Joaquín Chamorro (sponsored by La Prensa, Managua, Nicaragua)

The IAPA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the defense and promotion of freedom of the press and of expression in the Americas. It is composed of more than 1,300 publications from the Western Hemisphere; and is based in Miami, United States.