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Prizes and competitions

THE FREELANCE has been reminded by the organisers of two international awards that nominations are due soon.

The Kurt Schork Memorial Awards in International Journalism 2010 are now open for entries.  The Awards, administered by the Institute for War & Peace Reporting, "uniquely honour the contributions of freelance journalists covering foreign news and reporters from the developing world and countries in transition". For further information and to download an application form please go to The deadline for entries is 13 July 2010, and winners of the US$ 5000 prize will be announced in October.

And the European Commission has launched the 18th Lorenzo Natali Prize for "all journalists committed to Development, Democracy and Human Rights" and working for media in Africa, Asia and Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe or the Arab World and the Middle East. Each applicant can deliver one journalistic work or one extract of a journalistic work printed or aired between July 1 2009 and June 30 2010. The first prize in each of the regions is Euro 5000.

The application form is at and the deadline is 31 August 2010.

And another...

Online and print journalists in the European Union who contribute to a better understanding of the benefits of diversity and the fight against discrimination can submit works to a competition. Deadline: September 17. The goal of the competition, called "For Diversity. Against Discrimination," is to raise awareness of discrimination and the legislation which exists to combat it, as well as to promote the benefits of diversity. The competition is open to journalists who write about issues of discrimination on the grounds of racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, age, disability and sexual orientation. All entries must have been published in one of the 23 official languages of the 27 EU member states in a print or online media outlet. Winners will get cash prizes up to €5000. Details are at

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