TRACE Prize for Reporting Bribery in USA 2021

TRACE is accepting proposals for the TRACE Prize for Bribery Reporting in the United States in 2022.

TRACE Prize for Reporting Bribery
TRACE Prize for Reporting Bribery

The TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting honors investigative reporting that exposes business-related bribery and financial fraud in order to improve commercial openness and good governance.

Worth of Award

  • A cash reward of $10,000 will be awarded to each of the two winners.
  • TRACE will organize an award ceremony, and the reporter(s) will be invited.
  • The judges have the option of naming up to two honorable mentions, each of whom will earn $1,000.


  • Nominees may be print, broadcast, or internet journalists from any nation who have looked into commercial bribery schemes, company operations that generate major conflicts of interest, or other commercial misbehavior.
  • Multiple submissions per author and team entries are allowed.
  • Entries that are longer than a book are not accepted.

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How to Apply TRACE Prize for Reporting Bribery

Submission Guidelines

  • The bribery or financial wrongdoing must be tied to business.
  • You have the option of submitting your own work or nominating someone else’s. If you want to nominate someone else’s work, make sure you have their permission first.
  • In 2021, entries must have appeared in print, online, or on television. Any entry that was not authored or produced in English must include a translation.
  • No books will be accepted.
  • Please attach a scan of any entries that were only published in print. If a scan yields an ambiguous result, please additionally provide a transcript of the article (Word document or PDF).
  • Please offer a link or file if your submission is about broadcast journalism (TV, radio, or internet video).

Deadline: Submissions for applications for the TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting will be accepted through January 31, 2022.

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