16 January 2020


The first prize in each of the 14 categories is awarded with US $ 2,000


Miami (January 22, 2020) .- The Inter-American Press Association (SIP) reported that, so far, more than 300 applications for the Journalistic Excellence contest have been received. The organization reiterated that the closing of the call is January 30, 2020.

The contest - aimed at journalists and media in Latin America and the Caribbean, in addition to Spain – has as purpose to promote the quality of media content and its impact on society. Before submitting their work, contestants are advised to consult the Regulations to avoid confusion about the requirements.

In this edition a new category has been added: Journalism on health 'FIU Global Health'. It is sponsored by the Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, of the Florida International University (FIU), in Miami, Florida, and seeks to promote work that gathers the best experiences in the fight, control and prevention of diseases.

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 US $ 2,000 (two thousand US dollars). The awards ceremony will be held in October 2020 during the 76th IAPA General Assembly in Madrid, Spain.

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

To participate it is not necessary to be a member of the IAPA; just click here.

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. 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.