This Saturday (January 10) is the deadline to apply for the inaugural Georgina Henry journalism award. Open to women at any stage in their career – from students who may want to use the £4,000 prize for work experience or senior journalists who have a project in mind. The award, for women only, can be entered by sending three examples of work from the past 12 months to firstname.lastname@example.org plus an 800-word pitch for an ongoing journalistic project, explaining what stage it is at, and how it is likely to proceed.
Eleanor Mills, WiJ chair says “Women in Journalism is delighted to be offering a new award in the name of one of our founding members Georgina Henry of the Guardian. Offering a prize for innovation seems a great way to immortalise her memory and give a big break to an enterprising woman journalist.”
Alan Rusbridger, editor in chief of The Guardian, says, ‘Georgina Henry was really proud of her work with Women in Journalism and was – through launching and editing Comment is Free – a real innovator. I know she would have been delighted at an award in her name to encourage women to follow in her footsteps to achieve important things in the reinvention of journalism today.’
The award will be made at this March’s Press Awards. For more information visit: womeninjournalism.co.uk