The Immigration Journalism Award

Since 2011, the French-American Foundation has recognized each year the work of journalists published in English or French on the topic of immigration across the world during a ceremony held in New York.

Currently in its seventh year of promoting, supporting, and rewarding responsible and comprehensive media coverage on immigration issues, the Immigration Journalism Award recognizes the work of two journalists: One award is given for reporting in English (The Immigration Journalism Prize of the French-American Foundation), and one is given for reporting in French (Prix Cercle des médias).

Previous winners include: José Antonio Vargas, the Pulitzer prize laureate who revealed his status as an undocumented immigrant in 2011; Damien Cave, Deputy Editor Deputy Editor for Digital at The New York Times; and Elise Vincent, journalist at Le Monde.


This initiative is co-sponsored by “Cercle des médias”, a media organization based in Paris. This recognized association welcomes national and international personalities who impact on today’s society two to three times a year.

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Applying is easy! Just fill out a form, submit your piece along with a previous work sample, and provide contact information for two professional references (no letter of recommendation necessary). All journalism formats are accepted (print, video, photo, etc.).

The 2018 call for submissions was open until June 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.



Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony will take place from 6pm to 8pm on October 2nd, 2018 in New York City and will convene an audience composed of international media and immigration experts, members of New York City’s philanthropic community, and members of our Board of Directors.