Call for Entries: Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association Now Accepting
Submissions for Inaugural Awards Recognizing Exceptional Reporting
July 18, 2022 - The Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association (AMEJA) is now accepting submissions for a series of awards to highlight exceptional work by and about Arab, Middle Eastern, and North African communities.
AMEJA will present three awards along with a $500 cash prize for each winner. The categories are as follows:
● Best coverage of the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region
● Best coverage of Arab, Middle Eastern, and North African immigrant and heritage communities in North America
● Walid El-Gabry Memorial Award, named after one of AMEJA’s founders to recognize the exceptional work of an AMEJA member in any category or topic
The first two prizes are open to all journalists and will be voted on by a soon-to-be-announced jury panel. The Walid El-Gabry Memorial Award will recognize the work of an AMEJA member and will be voted on by AMEJA members.
Entry submissions are due August 28, 2022 at 11:59 pm EDT. Work published between January 1, 2021 and August 1, 2022 is eligible, and all formats are welcome, from print to podcasts and everything in between. Winners will be announced in October.
The link to submit a nomination is here.
For any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association (AMEJA) was founded in 2005 to provide peer support for members as they advance in their careers, to offer a forum to discuss professional issues, encourage young people of MENA heritage to pursue careers in journalism, and to improve and provide nuanced coverage of the MENA region and its peoples, as well as its heritage communities in other parts of the world. To learn more, visit ameja.org and follow AMEJA on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.