HRRF Journalism Awards 2023 – APPLY NOW

The call for entries is now open for the HRRF Journalism Awards 2023! In a world where the voices of marginalized communities often go unheard, the Human Rights and Religious Freedom (HRRF) Journalism Awards 2023 shines a spotlight on those narratives that need to be told.

HRRF Journalism Awards

HRRF Journalism Awards 2023

This prestigious award seeks to honor outstanding stories that delve into the realms of human rights and the experiences of religious minorities and marginalized groups in India.

The stories recognized by this award display an unparalleled level of journalistic excellence, highlighting unreported and underreported issues, challenging misconceptions, and combating stereotypes.

Award Categories

Kindly visit the official website at: to view the full list of the HRRF Journalism Awards Categories

HRRF Journalism Awards 2023 – Rules of Entry

To ensure that the diverse voices of journalists contribute, the award adheres to an inclusive set of rules:

  • Journalists having any nationality and who have reported on human rights and religious freedom issues in India, are eligible to apply for the award
  • While the stories should be in English, video submissions in other languages are accepted with English subtitles.
  • Eligible stories must be published in newspapers, magazines, or news websites (personal blogs are excluded).
  • Entries can be single-authored or multi-authored.
  • All Reports published from March 1, 2022, to July 31, 2023, are eligible for the Award.
  • Journalists can apply for multiple categories.
  • Entries can be single pieces or published series on the same topic.
  • Evaluation criteria include reporting quality, investigative effort, informational value, resourcefulness, accuracy, and contribution to understanding the discussed issue.
  • No submission fees are required.
  • All Entries that would be considered, must be submitted via the online portal provided below this page.

Key Dates for HRRF Journalism Awards 2023

  • Entries Opens: August 09, 2023
  • Entries Deadline: September 10, 2023
  • Awards ceremony: October 14, 2023, at Plano Event Center in Plano, Texas, United States

Application Process

The application process involves the steps below:

  • Entries are open to professional journalists, media representatives, journalism organizations, and freelancers.
  • Printed media, media websites, and outlets’ materials are accepted.
  • Entrants need to complete the entry form and provide relevant details.
  • For video entries, the video must be uploaded on Google Drive with a link provided in the form.
  • For print articles, a PDF version should be uploaded.
  • Submission is completed upon filling out the entry form and uploading media.
  • Plagiarism checks are conducted, and entrants submitting others’ work will be disqualified.
  • Click the link given below to apply and share your impactful stories:


The HRRF Journalism Awards 2023 represents a call to action for journalists to amplify the voices of the marginalized. As a participant, you contribute to a more inclusive narrative that addresses human rights and religious freedom concerns in India. Your stories can evoke change, challenge perceptions, and make a meaningful impact.

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