Deadline extended: 2020 online journalism contest [

Online journalists, digital news organizations and students worldwide can apply for an award.

The Online News Association (ONA) is accepting entries for the 2020 Online Journalism Awards recognizing excellence in digital reporting.

Award categories include data journalism, visual digital storytelling, investigative journalism, public service, technical innovation, general excellence and more. This year features two new categories: climate change reporting and excellence in newsletters.

The contest offers five awards totaling US$31,000, courtesy of the Knight Foundation, the Gannett Foundation, Agora Journalism Center and the University of Florida.

Awards will be given at the Online News Association Conference & Awards Banquet Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 in Atlanta. The OJAs, launched in 2000, are a comprehensive set of journalism prizes honoring excellence in digital journalism. You can view a list of the 2019 winners here.

Entries must have published between June 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020.  Although English translations are strongly recommended, works may be submitted in any language.

The deadline has been extended to June 11. The entry fee is US$100 for ONA members, US$175 for non-members, US$15 for student members and US$50 for student non-members.

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