The TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting recognizes journalism that uncovers business-related bribery and financial crime with the goal of increasing commercial transparency and good governance. We are now accepting submissions for the 2020 award through 31 January 2020.
Nominees may be print, broadcast or online reporters from any country who have investigated commercial bribery schemes, business activities that create serious conflicts of interest or similar commercial misconduct. Team entries and multiple submissions per author are permitted. Book-length entries are not accepted.
A panel of independent judges will review the submissions and select up to two winning entries, each of which will receive a cash prize of US$10,000.
Reporter(s) will be invited to an award ceremony hosted by TRACE.
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The judges may also name up to two honorable mentions, who will each receive US$1,000.
2020 Judging Panel:
- William Gumede, Associate Professor, School of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Founder and Chairman of the Democracy Works Foundation.
- Diana B. Henriques, Financial writer and author, formerly with The New York Times.
- Rosebell Kagumire, Writer and digital communication strategist, public speaker and award-winning blogger based in Kampala, Uganda.
- Peter Klein, Executive Director of the Global Reporting Centre in Vancouver, BC.
- Donatella Lorch, Freelance reporter, formerly with The New York Times, NBC News and Newsweek, currently based in Ankara, Turkey.
- Jorge Luis Sierra, President of the Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers, journalist security consultant and formerly a Knight International Journalism Fellow with the International Center for Journalists, based in Texas.