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The TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting recognizes journalism that uncovers business bribery with the goal of increasing commercial transparency.

Nominees may be print, broadcast or online reporters from any country who have investigated commercial bribery schemes, business activities that create serious conflicts of interest or similar misconduct. Entries must have appeared in print or online during 2017. Multiple entries per author are permitted, as are team entries produced by groups of journalists.

A panel of independent judges will review the submissions and select up to two winning entries. Each winning entry will receive a cash prize of $10,000 USD and the reporter will be invited to an award ceremony hosted by TRACE. The judges may also name up to two honorable mentions, who will each receive $1,000 USD.

The 2018 judges are:

  • William Gumede, Associate Professor, School of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Founder and Chairman of the Democracy Works Foundation.
  • Diana Henriques, Financial writer and author, formerly with The New York Times.
  • Rosebell Kagumire, Writer and digital communication strategist, public speaker and award-winning blogger based in Kampala, Uganda.
  • Peter Klein, Executive Director of the Global Reporting Centre.
  • Donatella Lorch, Freelance reporter, formerly with The New York Times, NBC News and Newsweek, currently based in Ankara, Turkey.
  • Jorge Luis Sierra, President of the Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers, journalist security consultant and formerly a Knight International Journalism Fellow with the International Center for Journalists.

Download an Entry Form

Completed applications or queries should be emailed to Caitlin Seymour, cseymour@traceinternational.org

The deadline for entries is 5pm EST, Wednesday 31 January 2018.