Columbia Journalism School

Tobenkin Award: How to Enter

The deadline for submissions was March 9, 2015. We are no longer accepting entries.

The Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award and its $1,500 cash prize is given for distinguished reporting about race, discrimination and religious intolerance. Authors may submit a portfolio of single articles or a published series. Print, radio, broadcast, and digital reporting are eligible for the award. All entries must have been published in the U.S. during 2014, though in the case of a series or ongoing story, work that appeared in January 2015 will be accepted.


ALL materials should be formatted and uploaded as PDFs. Supporting multimedia presentations can be sent as URLs. Links must remain live.

If you know a journalist who deserves to be recognized, please submit the completed nomination form and pertinent material. There is no entry fee.

To nominate a journalist, please submit the following materials:

  • A brief letter from the editor indicating the scope of the reporter's work, including links to any websites created for the project.

  • A brief biography of the reporter.

  • A writer may submit up to five articles published in 2014 that best typify the reporter's work.

Please keep in mind:

  • Published stories may take the form of a single project, a portfolio of the reporter’s best work or a series.

  • If material lives online, you may provide direct links. Otherwise, please upload it to a site such as YouTube or Vimeo.

  • For all visual elements, the name of the photographer or graphic artist should be included on all entry forms.

  • Supporting material will not be returned.


Caroline Martinet, Program Manager, Tobenkin Award
Columbia University Journalism School
2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

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