The Sydney H. Schanberg Prize
The Sydney H. Schanberg Prize of $25,000 is awarded annually by George Polk judges for exceptional long-form investigative or enterprise journalism. Articles must be at least 5,000 words in length and represent highly distinguished, deep coverage of armed conflicts; local, state or Federal government corruption; military injustice; war crimes, genocide or sedition; or authoritarian government abuses. The prize honors the legendary New York Times and Newsday reporter/columnist and is funded by his widow, Jane Freiman Schanberg.
TO APPLY: An entry should be submitted through the “submit nominations” link at the top of the Polk site. A $50 fee is required. In filling out the application place the entry in the category marked “Schanberg.” Also write SCHANBERG PRIZE at the top of the cover letter. An entry that does not win may be considered by the judges for a George Polk Award without the need for a separate submission.