Jun 29, 2018 | News Story

The Debra E. Bernhardt Labor Journalism Prize - 2018 Call for Entries

The Bernhardt Prize is an award of $500 given to an article that furthers the understanding of the history of working people. Articles focused on historical events AND articles about current issues (work, housing, organizing, health, education) that include historical context are both welcome. The work should be published -- in print or online -- in a union or workers' center publication OR by an independent/free-lance journalist. The prize will be given to insightful work that contributes to the understanding of labor history; shows creativity; demonstrates excellence in writing; and adheres to the highest journalistic standards of accuracy.  Only one entry per person; publications and subject matter should target the United States and Canada; neither books nor plays are eligible. This year's deadline is Wednesday August 1, 2018.

The New York Labor History Association sponsors this award in order to inspire more great writing for a general audience about the history of work, workers, and their organizations. The award is co-sponsored by LaborArts; Metro New York Labor Communications Council; the NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO; and the Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at NYU’s Tamiment Library. Click here for more information.