The deadline for submitting entries to the 2022 Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma is January 26, 2022 at 5:00 pm EST.
The Dart Awards honor innovative, ethical and effective reporting on the impact of violence, crime, disaster and other traumatic events. Since 1994, they have recognized coverage that engages deeply with the toughest human experiences, and sets a new standard for grappling with the complexity of trauma and its impact on individuals, families and communities.
Recognizing coverage produced for North American outlets, the Dart Awards are the only journalism prize to reward and inspire in-depth trauma reporting across media. They are a team prize, recognizing that trauma reporting of the highest order demands a special commitment from news organizations.
The Dart Awards are judged by an interdisciplinary panel of journalists, mental health professionals, and survivor advocates. They are a team prize, recognizing and rewarding news organizations that make the special commitment necessary to produce this extraordinary journalism. Judges will make two awards, each carrying a $5,000 cash prize. Winners will be honored in a public ceremony in September 2022 at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.
Past honorees share a commitment to telling a powerful story, offering respect and compassion to survivors, and to remaining sensitive to the complexity of a tragic event.