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Who is behind The Goldziher Prize? Who was IGNAC GOLDZIHER? Click About Us, above, to find out.

What is the deadline for submissions: The 2019 Goldziher Prize for Journalists is now closed.

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

  • If you are an employee, immediate family member of an employee, contractor, officer or director of Merrimack College, The Greve Foundation, Religion News Foundation, or Religion News Association, you are not eligible to apply for the 2019 Goldziher Prize for Journalists.

  • WHAT YOU CAN ENTER: Entries can include works in print, video or audio, and photographic essays, which were created no earlier than December 31, 2016. If the work is part of a series or collection, supporting material can be dated prior to Dec. 31, 2016.

  • WHAT YOU CANNOT ENTER: Books, book-length manuscripts, and long-form documentaries.

  • We prefer entries that have been published, although we will accept new, unpublished works from students.

  • Preference will be given to  journalists who have covered Muslim Americans over time.

  • žWe encourage applications that demonstrate an impact on an individual, community, organization, or
    government agency.

Feel free to contact us using our Contact form. We will reply to every request to consider ideas, answer your question, and help you assess whether you fit the criteria.

How do I submit my work of journalism? Submissions are closed for now. When submissions reopen: First read the Rules, then use the Application Form. Please note that you must supply a resume or CV. 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, or if it does not meet the criteria or follow the rules.

What can I win?

Three Goldziher Prizes for Professional Journalists:

  • One prize for Written Word: $15,000

  • One prize for Video or Photography: $15,000

  • One prize for Audio: $15,000

One Goldziher Prize for a Journalism Student, in any medium: $5,000

Can I enter more than one piece of journalism? An individual can only enter one time, but can provide two supporting pieces work. Please see Rules for more details.

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. Your work must be submitted in the form of a link to an Internet page. Video and audio entries must also be provided as links.

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

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 31, 2019. Announcement of awardees will take place on March 8, 2019, and a celebratory event will take place on or around Global Press Freedom Day 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. 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 Muslim Americans.

Do you have to be Muslim to enter? No.

Who is the competition open to? The Goldziher Prize competition is open to all journalists who are legally in 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.

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