Overseas Press Club of America

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Annual awards for INTERNATIONAL COVERAGE in Newspapers, News Services, Digital, Magazines, Radio, Podcasts, Television, Video, Cartoons, Books and Photography. 

Work must be published or broadcast in the U.S. or be accessible to an American audience for the first time during 2016 with reporting primarily outside the US. All award applications will be entered online. Only categories with books will send a hard copy to the OPC office.

ENTRY DEADLINE - 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 30, 2017
AWARDS DINNER - April 27, 2017
CORNELIUS RYAN AWARD DEADLINE DATE - January 9, 2017

GENERAL RULES

Entries can be submitted only through the OPC’s online submission process which will include the application, the work and a brief statement explaining why the entry deserves consideration. Material may be the work of an individual, group or staff but must be on one subject or theme.

Each entry is $200, payable via PayPal, credit card or check made out to the Overseas Press Club of America. A corporate check coming from a source other than the submitter must clearly indicate which entry it underwrites.

NEW: Organizations submitting 5 or more entries must pay by check and e-mail a master list of all entries to the OPC office. Important: To pay submission fees by check instead of online, you MUST submit your entries for all categories using the first form below labeled “00 FOR PAYMENT BY CHECK IN ALL CATEGORIES - USE THIS FORM." 

One organization may submit up to five entries per award, but each entry must comply with the rules for the individual category.

Books can be submitted only for the Olivier Rebbot award and the Cornelius Ryan Award.

All award winners receive a certificate and a $1,000 check.

Only one saved "draft" is allowed at one time per category. That includes the general "00 FOR PAYMENT BY CHECK..." category. Once an entry is submitted, the submitter cannot edit the content of the submission.

JUDGING

Head judges have the discretion to move an entry to another award if they feel that the entry is submitted in an inappropriate category.

CONTEST INFORMATION

All questions concerning the awards should be directed to Patricia Kranz, Executive Director of the Overseas Press Club of America, email info@opcofamerica.org or call 212 626-9220.

ENTRIES CANNOT BE RETURNED. SUBMITTING WILL ASSUME PERMISSION FOR THE ENTRY TO APPEAR IN THE OPC MAGAZINE DATELINE, ON THE OPC WEBSITE AND IN OPC PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS FOR THE AWARDS DINNER AND/OR COMPETITION.

A complete list of the 22 awards follows. For more information and to submit an entry, scroll down and click on the blue "submit" button for each award. 

2016 OPC Annual Awards

01. The Hal Boyle Award
Best newspaper, news service or digital reporting from abroad.

02. The Bob Considine Award
Best newspaper, news service or digital interpretation of international affairs.

03. The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award
Best published photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise.

04. The Olivier Rebbot Award
Best photographic news reporting from abroad in any medium.

05. The Feature Photography Award
Best feature photography published in any medium on an international theme.

06. The Lowell Thomas Award
Best radio or audio, or podcast news or interpretation of international affairs.

07. The David Kaplan Award
Best TV or video spot news reporting from abroad.

08. The Edward R. Murrow Award
Best TV, video or documentary interpretation of international affairs less than one hour.

09. The Peter Jennings Award
Best TV, video or documentary about international affairs one hour or longer.

10. The Ed Cunningham Award
Best magazine reporting in print or online on an international story.

11. The Thomas Nast Award
Best cartoons on international affairs.

12. The Morton Frank Award
Best magazine international business news reporting in print or digital.

13. The Malcolm Forbes Award
Best international business news reporting in newspapers, news services or digital.

14. The Cornelius Ryan Award
Best non-fiction book on international affairs.

15. The Madeline Dane Ross Award
Best international reporting in the print medium or digital showing a concern for the human condition.

16. The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award
Best international reporting in the broadcast media showing a concern for the human condition.

17. The Joe and Laurie Dine Award
Best international reporting in any medium dealing with human rights.

18. The Whitman Bassow Award
Best reporting in any medium on international environmental issues.

19. The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award
Best reporting in any medium on Latin America.

20. Best Digital Reporting on International Affairs
Best story or series of stories using creative and dynamic digital storytelling techniques.

21. Best Investigative Reporting
Best investigative reporting in any medium on an international story.

22. Best Commentary
Best commentary in any medium on international news.