"Questions", Ari Miller, 2015

"Questions", Ari Miller, 2015


Who is behind The Goldziher Prize? Who was IGNAC GOLDZIHER? Click ABOUT US, above, to find out


What is the deadline for submissions:

The competition is currently closed. The 2019 Goldziher Prize for Journalists deadline for submission is Sunday December 16, 2018


How do I know if I am eligible to submit an entry?

  • WHAT YOU CAN ENTER: Entries can include works in print, video or audio, and photographic essays, which were created no earlier than December 15, 2013 -- five years before the end of the submission period.
  • WHAT YOU CANNOT ENTER: Books, book-length manuscripts, and long-form documentaries cannot be accepted at this time.
  • We prefer entries that have been published, although we will accept new, unpublished works. 
  • Preference will be given to works that are part of a series or collection of works. 
  • žWe especially encourage submissions that demonstrate an impact on an individual, community, organization, or
    government agency.

Feel free to contact us using the Contact form; we will reply to every question and help you assess whether you fit the criteria or to bounce off ideas.


How do I submit my work of journalism?

First read the Rules. Then use the Application Form. Please note that you must supply a resume or CV to apply. CV's will be shared with the Goldziher judges but CV's will not be judged.  The are for identification and context only. 


How will I know if my submission is accepted?

You will receive email notification when your application has been accepted or declined, if it does not meet the criteria or follow the rules.


What can I win?

Prizes will total $50,000 in 2019 competition. Apportionment decisions will be forthcoming.


Can I enter more than one piece of journalism?



What file formats can I upload?

The submission form asks for the work you are submitting, your resume, and information about the impact of your work. You can submit links to your work, or upload standard formatted documents (Word,PdF, JPG, PNG and others). Video and audio entries must be provided as links.


Do I have to provide my email address to submit or ask a question?



What rights am I agreeing to when I submit my work?

The Goldziher Prize will never publish your work without your permission nor use your private information for commercial purposes.  See Rules.


Is there a competition entry fee?

There is no fee to enter.  


What happens once I submit my work? 

We will let you know if your entry is accepted or declined before January 15, 2019. Announcement of awardees will take place on March 8, 2019, and a celebratory event will take place on or around May 3, 2019.


Can I mail in my entry?

Yes, you can mail your entry. It still must contain all the materials requested on the application form, which you should fill out and print to include with your mailed submission. If you prefer we can send you the application form printed out, in which case you must mail us a stamped, self-addressed envelope. For requesting a form or submitting your entry, use this mailing address:

Goldziher Prize

c/o Tamar Miller

Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations

Merrimack College

315 Turnpike Street

North Andover, MA. 01845


Why are only U.S. journalists eligible to enter?

The goal of the competition is to award and encourage U.S. journalists while educating people about the American Muslim experience.


Do you have to be Muslim to enter?
No. The Goldziher Prize competition is open to all legal residents of the United States.


I uploaded my entry and said you could share it, but I don’t see it on the site. What happened?

The website is primarily meant to explain the Goldziher Prize, to help people enter the competition, and to provide a way for us to accept entries. If you would like this website to post your entry, let us know on the Contact page.


How do I help this competition succeed?

"Like" the Goldziher Facebook page and follow our Twitter Feed, and share this website.  Thanks!


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