TRACE International is seeking entries for its inaugural TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting (2016). The prize recognizes reporting that focuses on uncovering commerical bribery with the goal of advancing commercial transparency. The investigative reporting may cover actual violations of law as well as activities that create significant conflicts of interest and related misconduct. Recognizing that corruption and bribery are primary obstacles to economic development, TRACE, with this prize, seeks to honor the journalists who have brought these issues to light.
“Bribery is a key obstacle to economic development With this prize, TRACE seeks to honor the journalists who have brought these issues to light, often risking their safety or liberty, and in doing so have helped to improve their communities”Alexandra Wrage, TRACE President
Nominees can be print reporters, citizen journalists or bloggers from any country. Articles eligible for submission must appear in print or online during the 2015 calendar year. If the entry is a series, at least half of the stories must be published during the 2015 calendar year. Individuals may submit their own work or entries may be submitted by the publication in which the work appeared. Entries may also be submitted by third parties with the permission of the author/s.
THE 2016 JUDGES ARE:
- Diana Henriques, financial writer and author, formerly with The New York Times
- Dan Klaidman, Deputy Editor, Yahoo News
- Peter Klein, Director of the Global Reporting Centre and Associate Professor at University of British Columbia School of Journalism
- Donatella Lorch, freelance reporter, formerly with The New York Times, NBC NEWS and Newsweek, currently based in Ankara, Turkey
- Jorge Luis Sierra, Mexican investigative reporter and editor currently working as a Knight International Press Fellow
Submission Deadline: January 29, 2016
To be considered for this award, a copy of the published work and a completed entry form must be received by TRACE no later than January 29, 2016. Article/s must be in English or accompanied by a translation. If the work is published on a web-based news organization, it must be original reporting.
For general inquiries and to submit a completed entry, please write to Caitlin Seymour at cseymour@TRACEinternational.org. Submissions should be received by 5 PM EST on Friday,January 29, 2016.
For more information, view the press release announcement here.