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IWMF 2022 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

The Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was created to honor the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014). With this Award, the IWMF celebrates the courageous work of women photojournalists like Anja. The Award recognizes the importance of visual journalistic work that inspires us to take action and compels us to better understand the world. Created in 2014 with a $1 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Award will be given annually to a woman photojournalist whose work reflects courage and dedication, as Anja’s does.

About International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF)

The IWMF works to unleash the power of female journalists to transform the global news media. Our fellows and grantees — both freelance and staff journalists — become experts in reporting in underserved regions, generate must-read stories, align with top outlets, and bring critical issues affecting women and others to light. We are the only organization that provides safety training, byline opportunities, and emergency support tailored to female journalists and photographers around the world. We also recognize badass female journalists and photographers whose courage sets them a...... read more


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Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award


Aim and Benefits of Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award

The Award winner will be publicly honored, have her work showcased, and receive a cash prize of $20,000.


Requirements for Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award Qualification

  • The award is open to women, non-binary and gender nonconforming journalists.
  • The candidate must be working as a journalist full-time, and journalism must be their primary profession.
  • Both freelance journalists and those affiliated with media organizations are eligible.
  • Must not have won or been recognized as an honorable mention for the award in the past five years.

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Application Deadline

February 24, 2022


How to Apply

Submissions must include an up-to-500 words candidate/nomination statement written in English. Submissions without statements will not be considered.

  1. What stories does the candidate tell through her photos?
  2. Under what conditions does the candidate work?
  3. How do the submitted photographs with this nomination capture the scope of the candidate’s work?
  4. How do the candidate’s career and work reflect the values of Anja Niedringhaus?

For more details, visit IWMF website. 

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