01 November 2019

IAPA Accepts Entries for its 2020 Excellence in Journalism Awards Competition

The closing date for receipt of applications is Jan. 30, 2020.

Miami (November 1, 2019) – The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) now is accepting entries for its 2020 Excellence in Journalism Awards from news media across the Americas, the Caribbean and Spain.

"Encouraging good journalism is paramount now that we media want to differentiate our editorial products and counteract the news environment of fake news and misinformation," said the president of the awards committee, Leonor Mulero of Ferré Rangel Media Group, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

"We want to highlight and reward that effort, but above all motivate the industry to raise its standards and strengthen the values ​​of journalism in all content distribution platforms," she added.

Articles published in newspapers, magazines or online during 2019 qualify. Entries are not limited to IAPA media. The closing date for receipt of applications is Jan. 30, 2020.

A jury comprised of members of the IAPA Awards Committee will choose the winner in each of 14 categories. Winners will receive or share US$2,000 (two thousand dollars). The awards ceremony will be held Oct. 29, 2020 during the 76th IAPA General Assembly in Madrid, Spain.

A new category this year is Health Journalism, is sponsored by Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work at Florida International University, in Miami, Florida. It seeks to promote the best work representing the control and prevention of diseases.

Each year the IAPA also awards its Grand Prize for Freedom of the Press to a person or organization with significant achievements in that cause.

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

The award 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. Mobile news coverage Alejandro Miró Quesada Garland (sponsored by El Comercio, Lima, Peru)

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

6. Human Rights and community service (sponsored by 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 IE Business School, Madrid, Spain)

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

12. Journalism on the environment Roberto Eisenmann Jr. (sponsored by La Prensa, Panama)

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

14. 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 expression in the Americas. It is made up of more than 1,300 publications from the Western Hemisphere; and is based in Miami, United States.