The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation calls application for the Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award to honor a person or persons who have fought to protect and preserve one or more of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment.
Annually at the Society of Professional Journalists National Convention, the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation will honor an individual, group of individuals, or organization with a $10,000 cash award and an engraved crystal. The honoree also will receive transportation (airfare and two-night hotel stay) to the national convention. However, additional travel costs are the responsibility of the award recipient.
Nominations are open to any person, persons, or organization in the U.S. or its territories who have worked to protect the basic rights provided by the First Amendment. However, honorees do not have to be journalists. In fact, the Foundation encourages recognition of those outside the journalism profession for their First Amendment efforts and initiatives, such as, but not limited to, public officials, members of the legal profession, scholars, educators, librarians, students, and ordinary citizens. Furthermore, work must have been completed within the 2019 calendar year.
Anyone inside or outside of the journalism profession can make the nomination. The application must contain the following documents
Entries become the property of the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation. They may be republished for general distribution or used to publicize the award. There is NO entry fee for Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award 2020.