SAJA's Annual Awards Dinner on July 16th, 2016 is at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
We are now accepting entries for the 2016 SAJA Journalism Awards in 10 categories, including the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting, for stories on South Asia and/or the South Asian diaspora.
Please encourage newsroom journalists and freelancers to apply for the awards.
The deadline for entering the awards is April 20, 2016.
Full information on the categories and how to apply will be available at:
If you have any questions, please email Trisha Sakhuja at Trisha.Sakhuja@AsiaTVUSA.com
The winners will be announced at SAJA's awards dinner on July 16, 2016 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
There is a $50 entry fee for each category (student category is free), which requires your name, title of your entry, and full permanent URL of your work.
Note: The countries that we consider as part of "South Asia" are India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldives, Bhutan and Afghanistan.
We are accepting published pieces from Jan 1. 2015 to Dec. 30, 2015.
CURRENT AND FORMER BOARD MEMBERS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.
[Ten-year-old Sanjay Gope moved normally as a toddler until seizures began to wring the life from his arms and legs. The photo is part of Bloomberg's winning entry on uranium mining in India. Photo: Redux for Bloomberg News.]
The South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) announced the winners of the 2015 SAJA Journalism Awards at the annual SAJA Gala & Awards Ceremony in New York City. We received over 100 entries in 11 different categories.
Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting on South Asia
“Pakistan's Secret Guest: Why Neighbors Doubt Terrorism Fight”
by Tom Lasseter for Bloomberg News
Outstanding Enterprising Reporting
“The Bleakest Side of India's Modernization”
Rakteem Katakey, Rajesh Kumar Singh and Tom Lasseter for Bloomberg News
Outstanding Business story
“Techspoltation - Job Brokers Steal Wages, Entrap Indian Tech workers”
Matt Smith, Jennifer Golan & Adithya Sambamurthy, for The Center for Investigative Reporting
Outstanding Arts and Culture Reporting
“Ice Hockey in Himalayas”
Jeffrey Seelbach for Al-Jazeera Plus
Outstanding Feature story
Moni Basu for CNN
Outstanding editorial commentary on South Asia
"Pakistan's New Strategy to Beat the Taliban"
Omar Waraich for Time Magazine
“Sick and Dying Kids, Uranium Mines and Mystery”
Allison Sarah Joyce for Bloomberg News
Outstanding Multimedia Story
Tania Rashid for Vice News
Outstanding editorial commentary on any subject
“When Doctors Need to Lie”
Sandeep Jauhar in The New York Times
Outstanding story on any subject by a student
1st prize: "Learning to Talk Like a Woman" by Shivam Saini
2nd prize: “A Map of my Heart” by Muzhgan Rasul & Lisa Herndon
3rd: “Pulse of a Divided Nation” by Akash Ghai