Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is calling for submissions for the Shaufler Prize in Journalism. Now in its third year, the prize is awarded to the best journalism in the country that advances the understanding of stories and issues related to underserved people in society. This can include communities of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, immigrants, the disabled community, and more. The deadline to enter is December 6, 2023. There is no entrance fee, and winners will be announced in early 2024.

With great storytelling in a print, digital, audio or television platform, the best entry by a student could receive a $5,000 prize. In the professional category, the awards are $10,000 for first prize, $3,000 for second place, and $2,000 for third place.

The Shaufler Prize was established by Paul B. Anderson, the principal & CEO of Workhouse Media in Seattle, Washington to honor his late friend, Ed Shaufler, who died in late 2020. Shaufler cared deeply about promoting understanding of underrepresented people. The prize recognizes America’s best journalism advancing the understanding of stories and issues related to underserved people in society, such as communities of color, immigrants and LGBTQ+.

Past Winners

In previous years, the winning entries have focused on environmental racism, the life and murder of George Floyd and more. Momo Chang, the Maynard Institute’s Oakland Voices Co-Director, participated on the panel of judges for the 2nd annual prize. Winners in the professional and student categories were honored in an awards ceremony at the Cronkite School. Read more about past winners.