2021 RFK Journalism Awards are now accepting submissions for editorial cartoons
We invite you to submit your work published or broadcast in 2020. The deadline for all submissions is February 1, 2021.
Robert F. Kennedy Book Award The Robert F. Kennedy Book Award was founded in 1980 with the proceeds from Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.'s best-selling biography, Robert Kennedy and His Times. Each year, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights presents an award to the book that, as Schlesinger said, "most faithfully and forcefully reflects Robert Kennedy's purposes—his concern for the poor and the powerless, his struggle for honest and even-handed justice, his conviction that a decent society must assure all young people a fair chance, and his faith that a free democracy can act to remedy disparities of power and opportunity." The Robert F. Kennedy Book Award has been recognized as one of the most prestigious honors an author can receive.
Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards Launched in 1969 by the reporters who covered Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign, the prestigious RFK Journalism Awards honor a free and fair press and celebrate media professionals whose work explores issues of human rights, social justice, and the power of individual action. Awards are presented for 13 categories—spanning print, television, radio, photography, new media, and editorial cartoon—and are among the few determined by peers. Past winners include the Washington Post, National Public Radio, the Alabama Media Group, CBS's 60 Minutes, ProPublica, Newsy, and the New Yorker.
This year, RFK Human Rights will present special recognition awards for work that illuminates the themes of Criminal Justice Reform and Immigration, with a specific focus on Mass Incarceration and its implications, causes, alternatives, and remedies.