Dart Award Deadline Approaches

An important reminder for journalists:  The deadline for entries to the 2010 Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma — open to all North American news media — is this Friday, January 29, 2010. That means there's limited time to submit your exemplary journalism on the impact of violence, crime, disaster and other traumatic events.

This year the Dart Awards have expanded from newspapers and radio to invite entries from North American television, online-only news publications, web-based and independent productions, magazines and magazine websites. The Awards, which carry a $5,000 prize, continue to honor reporting teams whose innovative, ethical and effective stories contribute to public understanding of trauma-related issues.

For more information about submitting, see the full guidelines. If you still have questions, you can direct them to me, Kate Black, associate director of programs.

While you're on our website, you can also read and listen to all past Dart Award winners, see a gallery of 15 years of Dart Award photojournalism, watch video of the 2009 winners discussing craft and watch this video of the 2009 Dart Award judges discussing what makes a Dart Award winner: