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

ELIGIBILITY: Work must be published or broadcast in the U.S. or be accessible to an American audience for the first time during 2019 with reporting primarily outside the US. 


ENTRY DEADLINE - 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 31, 2020
AWARDS DINNER - April 23, 2020 at Cipriani 25 Broadway
CORNELIUS RYAN AWARD DEADLINE: January 10, 2020


Scroll down to the bottom of this page to select an award category and begin your submission. 


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. Note each of the photo awards are for individual photographers, not groups.

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. 

Freelancers who find it difficult to pay the full fee should contact patricia@opcofamerica.org for information about financial aid.

One organization may submit up to five entries per award, but each entry must comply with the rules for the individual category. Multiple entry fees can be paid with one payment.

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

OPC Annual Awards

Newspapers, News Services, Print or Digital

The Hal Boyle Award

Best newspaper, news service or digital reporting from abroad.

The Bob Considine Award

Best newspaper, news service or digital interpretation of international affairs.

The Ed Cunningham Award

Best magazine-style, long-form narrative feature in print or digital on an international story. 

The Malcolm Forbes Award 

Best international business news reporting in newspapers, news services, magazines or digital. 

The Madeline Dane Ross Award 

Best international reporting in the print medium or digital showing a concern for the human condition. 

The Kim Wall Award 

Best story or series of stories on international affairs using creative and dynamic digital storytelling techniques. 

TV, Video, Radio or Podcast

The Lowell Thomas Award

Best radio, audio, or podcast coverage of international affairs.

The David Kaplan Award 

Best TV or video spot news reporting from abroad.

The Edward R. Murrow Award 

Best TV, video or documentary interpretation of international affairs with a run time up to 30 minutes.

The Peter Jennings Award 

Best TV, video or documentary about international affairs with a run time over 30 minutes.

The Morton Frank Award 

Best international business news reporting in TV, video, radio, audio or podcast.

The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award 

Best international TV, video, radio, audio or podcast reporting showing a concern for the human condition.

Any Medium (Excluding photos, books and cartoons) 

The Robert Spiers Benjamin Award

Best reporting in any medium on Latin America.

The Roy Rowan Award

Best investigative reporting in any medium on an international story.

The Flora Lewis Award

Best commentary in any medium on international news.

The Whitman Bassow Award 

Best reporting in any medium on international environmental issues. 

The Joe and Laurie Dine Award 

Best international reporting in any medium dealing with human rights. 

Photography

The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award

Best photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise published in any medium.

The Olivier Rebbot Award

Best photographic news reporting from abroad in any medium.

The Feature Photography Award

Best feature photography on an international theme published in any medium.

Books

The Cornelius Ryan Award 

Best non-fiction book on international affairs. 

Cartoon

The Best Cartoon Award 

Best print or digital graphic journalism, including cartoons, on international affairs. 


PRINT

Provide permanent links to all work that will be entered for judging at the bottom of the "Brief statement" field on the entry form. DO NOT SEND additional materials to the OPC office. 

For online material, entries must include: URLs/links to the work(s) nominated and must be available online with no password required. 

GUIDELINES: It is best not to submit “a body of work” such as “reporting from Asia” — these categories are too generalized and too long. We do not set a limit for total number of articles, but it is best to be selective and submit only the strongest material.

BOOKS
Book entries will send two hard copies to the OPC office, 40 West 45th Street, New York, NY, 10036. Books can be submitted only for the Olivier Rebbot Award and Cornelius Ryan Award.

PHOTOGRAPHY
Each of the photo awards are for individual photographers, not groups. Therefore all photos for one submission must have been shot by the same photographer.

Pictures must provide an accurate and fair representation of the scene witnessed. The content of a picture cannot be altered by adding, rearranging, reversing, distorting or removing people or objects from within the frame. The judges may request to see raw files for review.

Upload high resolution photos to the contest website. DO NOT SEND DVDs or CDs to the OPC office. Title the uploads by award last name, nominee’s first initial and last name and number the jpgs, for example: rebbot_jdoe_a1.jpg

Send no more than 12 images (images 10 inches at longest dimension, 300 dpi, JPEG) with captions for each image in a separate Word Document and also embedded in the image IPTC information or description field. In addition to photos, you must submit proof of publication. Scan and create a PDF from a newspaper tearsheet, magazine article, book or website link. Upload everything into one .zip folder: images, Word document, proof of publication in PDF and IPTC information.

CARTOON
Upload high-resolution images. DO NOT SEND printed cartoons or portfolios to the OPC. Title uploads by award name, nominee’s first initial and last name and entry title (e.g.: thomas_jdoe_title1.jpg). In addition to the cartoons, submit proof of publication — for example, PDF from newspaper or magazine, or website link. Submit no more than 12 images (images 10 inches at longest dimension, 300dpi, JPEG). Upload all images and proof of publication in one zip folder.

For cartoons about international events not published originally in English, all entries in the cartoon category should have an English translation provided along with the entry submission. Submissions without a translation will not be considered.

TELEVISION
For the David Kaplan Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Peter Jennings Award and the David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award, fill out the online OPC application and include a link to your work making sure that it does not require a password to view. The video may reside on any server, personal or corporate, or on a free service like youtube.com where the video privacy settings are checked as “unlisted” so they are not available in a search query but are viewable to those with a link. Read more about uploading videos and where to update video privacy settings at youtube.com.

Required Specifications: .MP4 format, 1080p: 1920 × 1080 or 720p: 1280 × 720, HD, H.264 video codec, AAC audio codec, 384 kbps audio stereo stream.

RADIO
Upload broadcast-quality MP3(s).DO NOT SEND CDs or DVDs to the OPC office. Title uploads by award name, nominee’s first initial and last name and entry number (e.g.: thomas_jdoe_1.mp3).

DIGITAL
Entries must include: URLs/links to the work(s) nominated and must be available online with no password required.

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, 40 West 45th Street, New York, NY, 10036, tel: 212-626-9220 or email info@opcofamerica.org

Best newspaper, news service or digital reporting from abroad..

Provide permanent links to all work that will be entered for judging at the bottom of the "Brief statement" field on the entry form. DO NOT SEND additional materials to the OPC office. 

For online material, entries must include: URLs/links to the work(s) nominated and must be available online with no password required. 

It is best not to submit “a body of work” such as “reporting from Asia” — these categories are too generalized and too long. We do not set a limit for total number of articles, but it is best to be selective and submit only the strongest material.

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.





Best newspaper, news service or digital interpretation of international affairs.

Provide permanent links to all work that will be entered for judging at the bottom of the "Brief statement" field on the entry form. DO NOT SEND additional materials to the OPC office. 

For online material, entries must include: URLs/links to the work(s) nominated and must be available online with no password required. 

It is best not to submit “a body of work” such as “reporting from Asia” — these categories are too generalized and too long. We do not set a limit for total number of articles, but it is best to be selective and submit only the strongest material.

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.





Best photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise published in any medium.

Each of the photo awards are for individual photographers, not groups. Therefore all photos for one submission must have been shot by the same photographer.

Pictures must provide an accurate and fair representation of the scene witnessed. The content of a picture cannot be altered by adding, rearranging, reversing, distorting or removing people or objects from within the frame. The judges may request to see raw files for review.


Upload high resolution photos to the contest website. DO NOT SEND DVDs or CDs to the OPC office. Title the uploads by award last name, nominee’s first initial and last name and number the jpgs, for example: capa_jdoe_1.jpg


Send no more than 12 images (images 10 inches at longest dimension, 300 dpi, JPEG) with captions for each image in a separate Word Document and also embedded in the image IPTC information or description field. In addition to photos, you must submit proof of publication for all photos submitted. Scan and create a PDF from a newspaper tearsheet, magazine article, book or website link. Upload everything into one .zip folder: images, Word document, proof of publication in PDF and IPTC 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.

Best photographic news reporting from abroad in any medium.


Pictures must provide an accurate and fair representation of the scene witnessed. The content of a picture cannot be altered by adding, rearranging, reversing, distorting or removing people or objects from within the frame. The judges may request to see raw files for review.

Each of the photo awards are for individual photographers, not groups. Therefore all photos for one submission must have been shot by the same photographer.


Book entries will send two hard copies to the OPC office, 40 West 45 Street, New York, NY, 10036.

Upload high resolution photos to the contest website. DO NOT SEND DVDs or CDs to the OPC office. Title the uploads by award last name, nominee’s first initial and last name and number the jpgs, for example: rebbot_jdoe_1.jpg


Send no more than 12 images (images 10 inches at longest dimension, 300 dpi, JPEG) with captions for each image in a separate Word Document and also embedded in the image IPTC information or description field. In addition to photos, you must submit proof of publication for all photos submitted. Scan and create a PDF from a newspaper tearsheet, magazine article, book or website link. Upload everything into one .zip folder: images, Word document, proof of publication in PDF and IPTC 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.

Best feature photography on an international theme published in any medium.

Each of the photo awards are for individual photographers, not groups. Therefore all photos for one submission must have been shot by the same photographer.

Pictures must provide an accurate and fair representation of the scene witnessed. The content of a picture cannot be altered by adding, rearranging, reversing, distorting or removing people or objects from within the frame. The judges may request to see raw files for review.


Upload high resolution photos to the contest website. DO NOT SEND DVDs or CDs to the OPC office. Title the uploads by award last name, nominee’s first initial and last name and number the jpgs, for example: feature_jdoe_1.jpg


Send no more than 12 images (images 10 inches at longest dimension, 300 dpi, JPEG) with captions for each image in a separate Word Document and also embedded in the image IPTC information or description field. In addition to photos, you must submit proof of publication for all photos submitted. Scan and create a PDF from a newspaper tearsheet, magazine article, book or website link. Upload everything into one .zip folder: images, Word document, proof of publication in PDF and IPTC 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.

Best radio, audio, or podcast coverage of international affairs.

Upload broadcast-quality MP3(s).DO NOT SEND CDs or DVDs to the OPC office. Title uploads by award name, nominee’s first initial and last name and entry number (e.g.: thomas_jdoe_1.mp3).

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.

Best TV or video spot news reporting from abroad.

Include a link to your work. The video may reside on any server, personal or corporate, or on a free service like youtube.com where the video privacy settings are checked as “unlisted” so they are not available in a search query but are viewable to those with a link.

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.

Best TV, video or documentary interpretation of international affairs with a run time up to 30 minutes.

Include a link to your work. The video may reside on any server, personal or corporate, or on a free service like youtube.com where the video privacy settings are checked as “unlisted” so they are not available in a search query but are viewable to those with a link.

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.

Best TV, video or documentary about international affairs with a run time over 30 minutes.

Include a link to your work. The video may reside on any server, personal or corporate, or on a free service like youtube.com where the video privacy settings are checked as “unlisted” so they are not available in a search query but are viewable to those with a link.

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.

Best magazine-style, long-form narrative feature in print or digital on an international story.

Upload all materials, including permanent web links to the work that will be entered for judging, into a single PDF document (8-1/2″ x 11″ paper size). Include any links to videos in the PDF. DO NOT SEND additional materials to the OPC office.

For digital material, entries must include: URLs/links to the work(s) nominated and must be available online.

It is best not to submit “a body of work” such as “reporting from Asia” — these categories are too generalized and too long. We do not set a limit for total number of articles, but it is best to be selective and submit only the strongest material.

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.

Best print or digital graphic journalism, including cartoons, on international affairs.

Upload high-resolution images. DO NOT SEND printed cartoons or portfolios to the OPC. Title uploads by award name, nominee’s first initial and last name and entry title (e.g.: cartoon_jdoe_title1.jpg). In addition to the cartoons, submit proof of publication — for example, PDF from newspaper or magazine, or website link. Submit no more than 12 images (images 10 inches at longest dimension, 300dpi, JPEG). Upload all images and proof of publication in one zip folder.

Work must be published in the U.S. or be accessible to an American audience for the first time during 2017. For cartoons about international events not published originally in English, all entries in the cartoon category should have an English translation provided along with the entry submission. Submissions without a translation will not be considered.

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.

Best international business news reporting in TV, video, radio, audio or podcast.

Provide permanent links to all work that will be entered for judging at the bottom of the “brief statement” field on the entry form. DO NOT SEND additional materials to the OPC office.

For digital material, entries must include: URLs/links to the work(s) nominated and must be available online.

It is best not to submit “a body of work” such as “reporting from Asia” — these categories are too generalized and too long. We do not set a limit for total number of articles, but it is best to be selective and submit only the strongest material.

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.

Best international business news reporting in newspapers, news services, magazines or digital.

Provide permanent links to all work that will be entered for judging at the bottom of the “brief statement” field on the entry form. DO NOT SEND additional materials to the OPC office.

For digital material, entries must include: URLs/links to the work(s) nominated and must be available online.

It is best not to submit “a body of work” such as “reporting from Asia” — these categories are too generalized and too long. We do not set a limit for total number of articles, but it is best to be selective and submit only the strongest material.

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.

Best non-fiction book on international affairs.

Book entries will send two hard copies to the OPC office, 40 West 45 Street, New York, NY, 10036.

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.

Best international reporting in the print medium or digital showing a concern for the human condition.

Provide permanent links to all work that will be entered for judging at the bottom of the “brief statement” field on the entry form. DO NOT SEND additional materials to the OPC office. 

It is best not to submit “a body of work” such as “reporting from Asia” — these categories are too generalized and too long. We do not set a limit for total number of articles, but it is best to be selective and submit only the strongest material.

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.





Best international TV, video, radio, audio or podcast reporting showing a concern for the human condition.

Include a link to your work. The video may reside on any server, personal or corporate, or on a free service like youtube.com where the video privacy settings are checked as “unlisted” so they are not available in a search query but are viewable to those with a link.

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.

Best international reporting in any medium dealing with human rights.

(N.B.) Individual photos are not eligible for this category.

Provide permanent links to all work that will be entered for judging at the bottom of the “brief statement” field on the entry form. DO NOT SEND additional materials to the OPC office.

It is best not to submit “a body of work” such as “reporting from Asia” — these categories are too generalized and too long. We do not set a limit for total number of articles or links per submission, but it is best to be selective and submit only the strongest material.

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.





Best reporting in any medium on international environmental issues.

(N.B.) Individual photos are not eligible for this category.

Provide permanent links to all work that will be entered for judging at the bottom of the “Brief statement” field on the entry form. DO NOT SEND additional materials to the OPC office.

It is best not to submit “a body of work” such as “reporting from Asia” — these categories are too generalized and too long. We do not set a limit for total number of articles or links per submission, but it is best to be selective and submit only the strongest material.

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.





Best reporting in any medium on Latin America.

(N.B.) Individual photos are not eligible for this category.

PRINT

Provide permanent links to all work that will be entered for judging at the bottom of the “Brief statement” field on the entry form. DO NOT SEND additional materials to the OPC office.

It is best not to submit “a body of work” such as “reporting from Asia” — these categories are too generalized and too long. We do not set a limit for total number of articles or links per submission, but it is best to be selective and submit only the strongest material.

TELEVISION

Include a link to your work, making sure that it does not require a password to view. The video may reside on any server, personal or corporate, or on a free service like youtube.com where the video privacy settings are checked as “unlisted” so they are not available in a search query but are viewable to those with a link.

RADIO

Upload broadcast-quality MP3(s).DO NOT SEND CDs or DVDs to the OPC office. Title uploads by award name, nominee’s first initial and last name and entry number (e.g.: thomas_jdoe_1.mp3).

ONLINE

Entries must include: URLs/links to the work(s) nominated and must be available online with no password required.

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.

Best story or series of stories on international affairs using creative and dynamic digital storytelling techniques.

Entries must include: URLs/links to the work(s) nominated and must be available online.

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.

You can read a press release about the naming of the award here.

Best investigative reporting in any medium on an international story.

(N.B.) Individual photos are not eligible for this category.

PRINT

Provide permanent links to all work that will be entered for judging at the bottom of the “Brief statement” field on the entry form. DO NOT SEND additional materials to the OPC office.  It is best not to submit “a body of work” such as “reporting from Asia” — these categories are too generalized and too long. We do not set a limit for total number of articles or links per submission, but it is best to be selective and submit only the strongest material.

TELEVISION

Include a link to your work, making sure that it does not require a password to view. The video may reside on any server, personal or corporate, or on a free service like youtube.com where the video privacy settings are checked as “unlisted” so they are not available in a search query but are viewable to those with a link.

RADIO

Upload broadcast-quality MP3(s).DO NOT SEND CDs or DVDs to the OPC office. Title uploads by award name, nominee’s first initial and last name and entry number (e.g.: rowan_jdoe_1.mp3).

ONLINE

Entries must include: URLs/links to the work(s) nominated and must be available online with no password required.

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.



Best commentary in any medium on international news.

(N.B.) Individual photos are not eligible for this category.

PRINT

Provide permanent links to all work that will be entered for judging at the bottom of the “Brief statement” field on the entry form. DO NOT SEND additional materials to the OPC office. It is best not to submit “a body of work” such as “reporting from Asia” — these categories are too generalized and too long. We do not set a limit for total number of articles or links per submission, but it is best to be selective and submit only the strongest material.

TELEVISION

Include a link to your work, making sure that it does not require a password to view. The video may reside on any server, personal or corporate, or on a free service like youtube.com where the video privacy settings are checked as “unlisted” so they are not available in a search query but are viewable to those with a link.

RADIO

Upload broadcast-quality MP3(s).DO NOT SEND CDs or DVDs to the OPC office. Title uploads by award name, nominee’s first initial and last name and entry number (e.g.: lewis_jdoe_1.mp3).

ONLINE

Entries must include: URLs/links to the work(s) nominated and must be available online with no password required.

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.

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