Prizes of $10,000 will be presented in three categories: local, national and international reporting. There is no entry fee.

  • To enter, you must be 34 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2017.
  • Multiple bylines are eligible, but all must meet the age criteria.
  • One entry per individual is accepted. One entry can be a single piece or a maximum of three pieces either from a published series or an original piece and its follow-up developments. All pieces of the series must be published by the same organization.
  • Print, broadcast and online work is eligible. Still photography is not eligible.
  • The work must appear in U.S. controlled print, broadcast or online media. Entrants are not required to be U.S. citizens.
  • Entries must be directly related to current events or include new information about old events. Features and commentary are eligible.
  • Submissions must consist of materials prepared in the ordinary course of the journalist’s professional production. Materials prepared by journalists specifically for submission to the Livingston Awards do not qualify.
  • Student media are not eligible.
  • Individuals may apply on their own, or be entered by their organization.
  • Competition is limited to work published or appearing during calendar year ending December 31, 2017.
  • Winners will participate in an outreach event arranged by the Livingston Awards.


  • The deadline for entering work published in 2017 was February 1, 2018.
  • Finalists will be notified by April 1, 2018. Announcement of winners will take place on June 2018.


How to Complete the Entry Form

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