Call for Entries: 2023 AAJA Portland Diversity and Inclusion Awards

PORTLAND, Oregon, February 24, 2023The Portland chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association is seeking entries for the 2023 AAJA Portland Diversity and Inclusion Awards.

The awards will recognize the best journalism published during 2022 about issues that, through discrimination or structural inequity, disproportionately affect people of color or other under-resourced groups in Oregon and/or southwest Washington. AAJA Portland is particularly interested in work that focuses on antiracism and social justice.

The awards come with cash prizes and will not include entry fees, thanks to support from the Fred W. Fields Fund of Oregon Community Foundation (OCF). The deadline to enter is March 26.

Competition guidelines

Who’s eligible: Journalists working in Oregon and/or Washington’s Clark County, including student journalists, except 2023 AAJA Portland board members. 

What’s eligible: Work published by a news outlet, including student news outlets, between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2022. Work may be submitted in any of these formats:

Award categories: Judges will select one winner and one student winner in each category. Judges may choose not to make an award.

Prizes: Each winner will receive $250.

Deadline: March 26, 2023. 

How to submit: 

Submit entries as URLs or in any of these formats: MP3, PDF, JPG. Video entries must be hosted elsewhere and submitted as a link.

Multiple entries per person are allowed. Anyone may submit on a journalist’s behalf.

About AAJA and AAJA Portland:

The Asian American Journalists Association is a membership nonprofit advancing diversity in newsrooms and ensuring fair and accurate coverage of communities of color. Since its founding in 1981, AAJA has been at the forefront of change in the journalism industry. AAJA’s Portland chapter was founded in 1987. More:

About Oregon Community Foundation:

Oregon Community Foundation puts donated money to work in Oregon – more than $100 million in grants and scholarships annually. Since 1973, OCF grantmaking, research, advocacy and community-advised solutions have helped individuals, families, businesses, and organizations create charitable funds to improve lives for all Oregonians. More: