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Contests & Fellowships

Break the Bulb: eleven40seven Chapbook Contest

Texas Christian University's literary journal, eleven40seven, is running their second chapbook contest this spring. They will consider collections of poetry, short fiction, drama, black and white illustrations, and black and white photography. The winner will receive 50 free copies of the published manuscript as well as recognition on their website. 

Deadline: Friday, March 9, 2018

Click here for more information. 

Association of Food Journalists Awards Competition

This competition began in 1986 and recognizes some of the finest work of food journalists. This contest is open to AFJ members and to food writers and editors who are not members of the association. First-place winners will receive a cash prize of $300. 

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NYU Summer Journalism

Build your skills in summer courses at NYU! Report, write, shoot, post...food, fashion, culture

Enrollment opens February 12. 

Click here and visit their website for more information. 

Posted: 1/23/18

World Journalism Institute 

At WJI, students for two weeks hone writing and photography skills, and learn the basics of video and sound. Professional journalists with Christian perspective and years of experience provide one-on-one mentoring. Students create news and feature stories, slide shows, videos, and radio podcasts: Almost all get clips and the best get internships. For more information click here and here.

Posted 01/23/18

The Young Ones Student Awards

The Young Ones Student Awards is one of the premier global advertising, interactive, and design student competitions. Judged by top industry professionals, it offers students the opportunity to showcase their artistic skill and compete for a Pencil, Cube and/or Portfolio Award.

Application deadline: March 2, 2018

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American Horse Publication Student Award Contest

"The 2018 AHP Student Award Contest recognizes the talents of students by awarding up to three $750 travel awards to attend the AHP Annual Equine Media Conference on June 14-16, 2018. Travel Award winners have an opportunity to meet leading equine publishing professionals and discuss career possibilities during the three days of educational sessions and related networking activities. One Travel Award winner will be selected at the conference as the 2018 Student Award winner and receive a cash award of $1,000."

Applications are due January 19, 2018.

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American Press Institute Summer Fellowship

Apply now to be the American Press Institute summer 2018 fellow. 

Application deadline: January 7, 2018

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Google News Lab Fellowship

The Google News Lab Fellowship offers students interested in journalism and technology the opportunity to spend the summer working at relevant organizations across the US to gain valuable experience and make lifelong contacts and friends.

Application deadline: January 15, 2018

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The BEA Festival of Media Arts 

BEA’s Festival of Media Arts is a creative competition open to BEA individual faculty and student members. Last year the Festival received over 1,400 total entries in 15 competitions. Separate competitions for faculty and students cover the range from dramatic narratives, through non-fiction documentary and news to the frontiers of interactive multimedia.

Deadline to enter is December 18, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

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The 2018 Great Plains Journalism Awards

The Tulsa Press Club will give $1,500 scholarships for winners in five categories. Individual categories include photographer, editor, designer, writer and broadcaster. 

Entries open December 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018.

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Actuality Media's Documentary Outreach programs

"With Actuality Media's Documentary Outreach programs our student crews travel to a developing community, learn nonfiction video production, and support a local changemaker through storytelling. Join us in 2018 in Cambodia, Guatemala, India or Zambia." 

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American Bucket List Challenge

Daniel Seddiqui, author of 50 Jobs in 50 States: 
"2018 will be the 10 year anniversary of my journey of working 50 Jobs in 50 States. I published an international bestselling book on the venture and now it's currently in production for a major motion picture.

With continuous efforts of healing division in America, I've partnered with Airbnb to explore the many great cultures in America by revisiting all 50 states to experience unique activities/events.

We're hosting a National College Documentary Contest, where a selected large school in each state will film my experience, create a short film and submit it for voting.

I'm calling this the American Bucket List Challenge and it will be next Fall. For an interested film crew from KSU, I will be participating in the Dodge City Gun Show on Thursday August 30th. We expect this to be a one-day commitment of shooting, and then editing and final production by the end of the year."

If interested, contact Daniel Seddiqui: daniel@livingthemap.com 

Click here for more information about Daniel's ventures.