2015 SAJA Journalism Awards


Jason Motlagh's "Ghosts of Rana Plaza" on the collapse of a Bangladeshi garment factory, which won last year's Daniel Pearl Award.

The South Asian Journalists Association is now accepting entries for the 2015 SAJA Journalism Awards in 11 separate categories, including the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting for stories on South Asia and/or the South Asian diaspora.

Newsroom journalists and freelancers are encouraged to apply for the awards


The deadline for entering the awards is May 30, 2015.


Note: The award fee for each category is $60, which is non-refundable and can be paid at the end of the submission form for each category. No fees apply to the student category. Please read the instructions carefully for each category before submitting entries. All entries should have been published and broadcasted in North America-based publications in 2014. Submissions that don't fit the specific categories will not be considered for judging.


Full information on the categories and how to apply is available at www.saja.org/awards. You can see a list of winners from previous years here.


If you have any questions, please email Anup Kaphle at awards@saja.org


Following are the categories in which SAJA is accepting entries for this year's awards:


The Daniel Pearl Award for outstanding reporting about South Asia: All media


Established in honor of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was killed while reporting in Pakistan, this award recognizes outstanding in-depth reporting that exhibits the kind of courage and integrity that Pearl embodied in his work.


Outstanding enterprise reporting about South Asia or the worldwide South Asian diaspora: All media


Outstanding business story about South Asia, or the worldwide South Asian diaspora: All media


Outstanding arts and culture reporting about South Asia, or the worldwide South Asian diaspora: All media


Outstanding feature story about South Asia, or the worldwide South Asian diaspora: All media


Outstanding editorial/commentary on South Asia, or the worldwide South Asian diaspora: All media


Outstanding photography on South Asia, or the worldwide South Asian diaspora


Outstanding multimedia story about South Asia, or the worldwide South Asian diaspora (includes video stories, audio slideshows, interactive graphics)


Only for journalists of South Asian origin working in North America for any media outlet:


Outstanding story on any subject: All media


Outstanding editorial/op-ed/commentary on any subject: All media


Only for students of South Asian origin in North America:


Outstanding story on any subject by a South Asian student in the US or Canada: All media


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