Looking to expand your journalism toolkit, take on a new beat or receive recognition for your work? Check out these promising courses, fellowships and competitions with deadlines in July. Each is open to journalists worldwide.
Rory Peck Awards Deadline: July 3, 2017
Each year, the Rory Peck Trust recognizes freelance cameramen and camerawomen who display endeavor, initiative and journalistic ability while covering international news. Categories include news, features and the Sony Professional Impact Award for Current Affairs. For more information, click here.
IWMF Adelante reporting fellowships Deadline: July 4, 2017
Women journalists worldwide can apply for an all-expenses-paid reporting fellowship to El Salvador and Guatemala from the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF)’s Adelante initiative. The reporting trips include a comprehensive security training and an orientation in Mexico City. During the trip, fellows will focus on covering underreported stories in the destination countries. For more information, click here.
Future of Storytelling Prize Deadline: July 7, 2017
The Future of Storytelling (FoST) summit is seeking the world’s best interactive, multi-platform storytelling projects for the FoST Prize. The winner receives a US$5,000 cash prize, an all-expenses-paid trip to New York and a complimentary ticket to FoST. For more information, click here.
TruthBuzz: The Viral Fact-Checking Contest Deadline: July 9, 2017
Journalists, technologists and more can enter their best viral fact-checking solutions the International Center for Journalists’ TruthBuzz competition. Entries can be any type of digital-media creation, and will be evaluated based on their originality and potential to help audiences differentiate fact from fiction and spread the word widely. The top three winners will receive US$10,000, US$5,000 and US$2,500, respectively. For more information, click here.
Women Photograph Mentorship Program Deadline: July 15, 2017
Women, female-identifying and nonbinary photographers can apply for Women Photograph’s 2017 Mentorship Program, which pairs emerging female photographers with industry leaders for one year. Mentors come from leading outlets like National Geographic, NPR, The New York Times and The Guardian, in addition to photographers who are the recipients of the Pulitzer Prize, Guggenheim Fellowships and World Press Photo awards. For more information, click here.
World Nomads travel scholarship Deadline: July 18, 2017
World Nomads is offering a mentored filmmaking trip to southern India for an aspiring documentary-maker. The winner will spend 12 days filming a documentary on the communities and culture of Kerala alongside filmmaker and director Brian Rapsey. Airfare, recording gear and and travel insurance are provided. For more information, click here.
Visa d’or franceinfo: Award for Best Digital News Story Deadline: July 27, 2017
Multimedia journalists can enter their innovative digital stories to win this award, sponsored by France Médias Monde, France Télévisions, Radio France and INA as part of the Visa pour l’Image – Perpignanfestival. The winner will receive EUR8,000 (US$8,972). For more information, click here.