Milwaukee Jewish Federation
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Southeast Wisconsin journalism contest to offer $400 prize

Announcing the Milwaukee Jewish Federation Journalism Prize for Tolerance and Democracy

By - Feb 6th, 2020 11:33 am

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 6, 2020 – The Milwaukee Jewish Federation is launching the 2020 Milwaukee Jewish Federation Journalism Prize for Tolerance and Democracy.

“As a lifelong journalist, I know today’s journalists face significant challenges even as they do such important work,” said Rob Golub, contest administrator. “I hope this contest lets journalists know that Milwaukee Jewish Federation appreciates their hard work. We hope this effort helps fairness and tolerance grow in this great city.”

The first-place $400 cash prize will be for journalists who write stories related to the tolerance of differences or the proper functioning of democratic institutions. Smaller second and third-place cash prizes may also be awarded.

This is a local contest for written journalism. Only locally written journalism for or about the following counties will be eligible: Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, Waukesha and Racine.

The purpose of the contest is to encourage and reward critical work by local journalists of all faiths. The contest will be judged by out-of-state professional journalists, with an assist from others.

There is no charge to enter the contest. The contest is open to work from Jan. 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2020. Rules are posted at MilwaukeeJewish.org/Contests.

This project is funded by a grant from Milwaukee Jewish Teen Philanthropy of Milwaukee Jewish Federation. Local Jewish teens selected this project from among a list of grant applicants, to achieve their goal of tikkun olam, which is Hebrew for “repairing the world.”

Golub, the contest administrator, is the current editor of the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle and former chief editor of The Journal Times in Racine. Golub will not be a judge and work published in the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle will not be eligible. Recent paid writers for the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle will not be eligible.

For more information and to enter the contest, visit MilwaukeeJewish.org/Contests.

About the Milwaukee Jewish Federation

For more than 100 years, the Milwaukee Jewish Federation has been dedicated to building a strong Jewish community. We distributed $20 million last year to Jewish and non-Jewish organizations locally and around the world, and manage philanthropy through our $190 million Jewish Community Foundation.

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