Contest for best coverage of infectious diseases

    | June 17, 2013

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    Journalists can win international reporting trips worth up to $10,000 for submitting high-quality stories on infectious diseases.

    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is launching a contest to spur discussion on how the global community deals with the critical health issues of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Three winners will be selected, one each from the United States, Europe, and sub-Saharan Africa. The sub-Saharan Africa contest is administered in partnership with the African Health Journalists Association.

    Reports published or broadcast between May 20 and August 1, 2013, will qualify. Along with the story, participants must submit a 300-word proposal for an international reporting trip designed to expand their coverage of infectious diseases.

    An editor or manager at each of the winning news organizations will also be awarded a trip to Washington, D.C., to attend ICFJ’s 2013 Awards Dinner on November 7, 2013.

    Stories must be in English or French. The deadline for submission is August 1, 2013.

    Winners will be announced on September 15, 2013.

    For more information and full contest guidelines, visit