16 November 2021

The IAPA calls media and journalists to its annual contest in 14 categories


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Miami (November 16, 2021) - The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) announces its annual 2022 Journalistic Excellence contest in 14 categories, aimed at the media and professionals from North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain.

The president of the IAPA Awards Commission, Leonor Mulero, Grupo Ferré Rangel Media, San Juan, Puerto Rico, stressed that "all genres have been revalued due to the great appetite of the public for information during the pandemic. This year we hope that content creators continue to surprise us with their quality. "

"We must remember," Mulero continued, "that the raison d'être of the Journalistic Excellence contest is to highlight quality journalism, in all its manifestations, as a fundamental contribution to democratic life and the plurality of ideas."

This year the Alejandro Miró Quesada Garland Award, sponsored by El Comercio, Lima, Peru, will be awarded in the Best Interview category instead of the Mobile Journalism category. On the other hand, the IAPA welcomes a new sponsor: Infobae.

Only those journalistic pieces effectively published during 2021 in print media, whether newspapers, weeklies, magazines, and in native digital media or online publications of radio and television stations, will be considered as contestants. The deadline for the receipt of applications is January 30, 2022.

A jury made up of members of the IAPA Awards Commission will choose the winner in each category. The first prize in each category receives US$ 2,000. The award ceremony will take place in October 2022 during the 78th IAPA General Assembly.

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 be a member of the IAPA; click here.

The 14 categories of the IAPA Journalistic Excellence Awards 2022 are:

1. Caricature (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. Best Interview Alejandro Miró Quesada Garland (sponsored by El Comercio, Lima, Peru)

5. Oliver F. Clarke Chronicle (sponsored by The Gleaner, Kingston, Jamaica)

6. Human Rights and community service (sponsored by Debate Media, Mexico)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. University journalism (sponsored by Infobae).

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.