Debra E. Bernhardt Labor Journalism Prize 2020 [Prizes Upto Rs. 74k]: Apply by Aug 30


Applications are now invited for the Debra E. Bernhardt Labor Journalism Prize 2020. The prize is given to insightful work that contributes to the understanding of labor history; shows creativity; demonstrates excellence in writing, and adheres to the highest journalistic standards of accuracy.

The organizers of the prize are guided by the vision of the late Debra E. Bernhardt, who worked in so many different realms to share the hidden histories of working people. The LaborArts project is dedicated to Bernhardt, and the online exhibit “Making History Personal” explores her work.


The Bernhardt Prize is an award of $1,000 given for an article that furthers the understanding of the history of working people.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Articles focused on historical events and articles about current issues (work, housing, organizing, health, education) that include historical context are both welcome;
  • The work should be published in print or online between August 26, 2019, and August 30, 2020;
  • Only one entry per person;
  • Publications and subject matter should target the United States and Canada;
  • Neither books nor plays are eligible.
How to Apply?

To apply for the above prize, candidates are requested to send an e-mail to with the following information:

  1. Author name
  2. Title of Article
  3. Name of Publication
  4. Date and Place of Publication
  5. URL link for article (if no link is available to attach a PDF of the article and of the front page of the publication to your e-mail).

The last date to apply is August 30, 2020.

For full notification, click the link below.

Debra E. Bernhardt Labor Journalism Prize 2020



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