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$500 prize

2020 STUDENT LABOR JOURNALISM AWARD

The New York Metro Labor Communications Council is offering a $500 prize for work by undergraduate and graduate students on the theme:

“The 2020 Elections and My Life/My Community”

The country is about to elect a president in November; additional state and local elections will take place. How will this impact your life and/or the life of your community/communities? What issues are most important to you and are candidates talking about them? You are encouraged to write or make a short video or audio recording about the impact of these elections on you—as a student, a worker, and that of your family or community.

The prize is given to the student whose work touches our emotions and/or brings insight to this issue. The prize will be awarded for a written article of approximately 1,200 words, or for a video or audio report of 2-6 minutes in length. The topic is wide open for you to explore.

Application Deadline: May 4

Please include your name and the school you are attending. Students do not need to be journalism majors.
For more information or to email entries, write to metrolabornyc@gmail.org.


The Metro New York Labor Communications Council (Metro) includes union communications professionals who work for the city’s public and private-sector unions and other organizations representing working people.