Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting

The Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting is now accepting entries for the fifth annual Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment. The Grantham Prize, the largest journalism cash prize in the world, honors the work of a journalist or team of journalists for exemplary reporting on environmental and/or natural resource issues with an award of $75,000.
The 2010 Grantham Prize eligibility is open to works of non-fiction originally published, broadcast, or posted online in the United States or Canada between January 1 and December 31, 2009. Book entries must be postmarked no later than January 11, 2010. All other entries must be postmarked by February 1, 2010. Grantham Prize contest rules, entry information, forms, formats and a helpful checklist are available online at www.granthamprize.org.
The purpose of the Grantham Prize is to encourage outstanding coverage of the environment and to recognize reporting that has the potential to bring about constructive change. Among the criteria jurors will consider are the significance of the subject matter, quality and originality of the journalism, and the effort involved in telling the story. The Prize-winning story will be broadly disseminated to increase public awareness of environmental issues and to inspire exceptional reporting.

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