The application process for the 2020 award has ended. The TRACE Foundation will begin accepting entries for the 2021 Prize for Investigative Reporting in the fall of 2020.
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.
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 winners, who will each receive a cash prize of US$10,000. Reporter(s) will be invited to an award ceremony hosted by TRACE. The judges may also name up to two honorable mentions, who will each receive US$1,000.
For questions about eligibility or the application process, please contact Gigi O’Connell at [email protected].
“Every year we receive extraordinary examples of investigative journalism that expose corruption with the goal of advancing accountability and transparency. We look forward to receiving this year’s submissions and honoring the journalists undertaking this important work.”
Founder and President, TRACE
“Corruption is a global virus, and the battle against it must be, too. The TRACE prize uniquely recognizes and encourages the courageous, meticulous journalism that is part of that fight, anywhere it finds a voice.”
Judge, TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting
Associate Professor, School of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Founder and Chairman of the Democracy Works Foundation.
Financial writer and author, formerly with The New York Times.
Writer and digital communication strategist, public speaker and award-winning blogger, based in Kampala, Uganda.
Executive Director, Global Reporting Centre in Vancouver, BC.
Freelance reporter, formerly with The New York Times, NBC News and Newsweek, currently based in Ankara, Turkey.
President of the Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers, journalist security consultant, formerly a Knight International Journalism Fellow with the International Center for Journalists, based in Texas.