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The Society of Environmental Journalists is pleased to announce the winners of the SEJ Awards for Reporting on the Environment, which honor the best articles, radio broadcasts and videos released from March 1, 2018, through February 28, 2019, and the best books on environmental topics published in 2018.
This year, SEJ launched the Ray Reece “Excellence in Environmental Journalism” Student Award, with generous funding from the Ray Reece Environmental Journalism Foundation. The Ray Reece Student Award recognizes published or broadcast journalism from undergraduate, graduate and high-school students.
The number of entries in the 2019 contest soared to 478, an all-time high for the contest. Entries were judged by independent panels of journalists, working and retired, who were challenged by the excellence of the entries. The SEJ contest is the world’s largest and most comprehensive environmental journalism competition, recognizing the best news coverage of the most important stories on the planet.
The winner of the Nina Mason Pulliam Award, selected from the first-place winners in all categories, will be announced shortly. SEJ will honor all of the winners on Oct. 12, 2019 at a celebratory luncheon during the society’s 29th annual conference in Fort Collins, Colorado.
SEJ’s 2019 Awards for Reporting on the Environment are…
Kevin Carmody Award for Outstanding Investigative Reporting, Large Market
Kevin Carmody Award for Outstanding Investigative Reporting, Small Market
Outstanding Beat Reporting, Large Market
Outstanding Beat Reporting, Small Market
Outstanding Explanatory Reporting
Outstanding Feature Story
Rachel Carson Environment Book Award
Ray Reece “Excellence in Environmental Journalism” Student Award