Maria Moors Cabot Prizes 2024 {up to $5,000 available} | Apply Now!

Applications are now open for the Maria Moors Cabot Prizes 2024, honouring journalists who have demonstrated a commitment to fostering greater inter-American understanding in the Americas through their work and career contributions.

Maria Moors Cabot Prizes 2024
Maria Moors Cabot Prizes 2024

Established in 1938 by Godfrey Lowell Cabot of Boston in memory of his wife, the Maria Moors Cabot Prizes are the oldest international awards in journalism. These prizes recognize journalists and news organizations with distinguished bodies of work that have advanced Inter-American understanding.


  • Recipients will be announced in the summer and will receive a Cabot medal along with a $5,000 honorarium.
  • Special citations may also be granted.


  • Open to journalists and news executives working for any news organization in the Western Hemisphere, or press associations or news services serving such organizations.
  • Freelance journalists with a substantial history of reporting on the region are also eligible.
  • All media platforms, including online publications, are welcome.

Selection criteria

  • The Cabot Prizes Board seeks exceptional and courageous reporting that has made a societal impact, as well as evidence of dedication to significant stories over a distinguished career.
  • Emphasis is placed on sustained contributions to Inter-American understanding through coverage of the Americas, and on journalists who have actively defended press freedom in the region.

Application Requirements

Supported document types include .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, .jpg, .xls. Supporting digital presentations can be provided as links.

Applicants must upload the following items and provide working links for digital presentations:

  • Nominee’s biography and/or CV detailing education, journalistic experience, and public service, including dates.
  • A statement or nomination letter explaining how the nominee has furthered international understanding in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Career highlights and examples of work: A selection of five to ten (with prior authorization) print articles, books, television or radio programs, or online stories that best represent the nominee’s career or body of work. Emphasize stories or reporting that demonstrate strengths over time. Please provide direct links to any media.
  • Individuals may self-nominate.
  • Nominations must be signed by the submitter.
  • One to three letters from third parties endorsing the nominee’s candidacy are also welcome. Supporting materials such as books will not be returned.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications is March 16, 2024.

How to Apply

To submit your application, click here. For additional information, click here.



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