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Award to a USA Individual, Group, or Organization to Recognize Efforts Supporting First Amendment Rights

Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award


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Funding Source
Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Important Dates
Deadline: 06/22/23 June 22, 11:59 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Award of $10,000 to a USA and territories individual, group, or organization to recognize exceptional work in preserving and protecting one or more of the First Amendment rights. The work must have been completed during the past calendar year. The award was established in honor of someone who was well-known for consistently supporting activities that educated the public about First Amendment rights and values.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
- Nominations are open to any person, persons, or organization in the U.S. or its territories who have worked to protect the basic rights provided by the First Amendment.
- Honorees do not have to be journalists. In fact, the Foundation encourages recognition of those outside the journalism profession for their First Amendment efforts and initiatives, such as, but not limited to, public officials, members of the legal profession, scholars, educators, librarians, students and ordinary citizens.

Pre-Application Information
Deadline: June 22, 11:59 PM ET

- Work must have been completed within the 2022 calendar year.
- Nominations for the annual award may be made by anyone, inside or outside of the journalism profession.

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Estimated Size of Grant
The winner receives a $10,000 cash award and an engraved crystal. The honoree(s) also will receive transportation (airfare and two-night hotel stay) to the national convention.

Contact Information

For more information, contact SPJ Headquarters at 317/927-8000 or by e-mail:

Society of Professional Journalists
P.O. Box 441748, Indianapolis, IN 46244

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