Update: The submission window has closed for the 2020 Awards.
ABOUT THE AWARDS: Judged by a rotating panel of journalists and media educators, the awards highlight the impact of Illinois investigative reporting as a reform tool within the context of state and local government waste, fraud and corruption. In addition to using credible and impressive investigative techniques, the winning entries will have made significant contributions to inform the public on issues of government corruption and prompted reforms.
1st Place – $15,000
2nd Place – $7,000
3rd Place – $4,000
TO APPLY: Submit your information to this online form.
Questions? Call 312-821-9042 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Entries must be submitted by Thursday, March 12th, 2020 — midnight into Friday. The 2020 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting are presented with the generous support of The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. The Driehaus Foundation supports investigative reporting that fosters greater transparency, accountability, and effectiveness in government institutions at the local level.