The Bruce Jesson Foundation presents the Bruce Jesson Senior Journalism Award ($4,000) and the Bruce Jesson Emerging Journalism Prize ($1,500) annually for critical, informed, analytical and creative journalism or writing which will contribute to public debate in New Zealand on an important issue or issues.
Details of previous winners may be found here
The Emerging Journalism Prize of up to $1500 is paid for already-published work by a print journalism student nominated by the country’s journalism programme leaders. The increased value of this prize is possible thanks to the support of a gift from the Grace Memorial Trust in memory of Diana Unwin. You can apply here, uploading your letter detailing how you meet the criteria.
Outstanding published work of critical, informed, analytical and creative journalism or writing by New Zealand print journalism students which will contribute to public debate in New Zealand on an important issue or issues (exceptional unpublished work may be considered occasionally). The work must have appeared between last year’s closing date and this year’s opening date.
Work must be nominated by a journalism programme leader in a New Zealand educational institution.