31 January 2020





2020 Trace Prize For Investigative Reporting: Uncovering Commercial Bribery

The TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting recognizes journalism that uncovers business-related bribery and financial crime with the goal of increasing commercial transparency and good governance. We are now accepting submissions for the 2020 award through 31 January 2020.

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Corruption is a global virus, and the battle against it must be, too. The TRACE prize uniquely recognizes and encourages the courageous, meticulous journalism that is part of that fight, anywhere it finds a voice

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Journalism

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

  • Reporter(s) will be invited to an award ceremony hosted by TRACE.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Entries must involve business-related bribery or financial crime.
  • You may submit your own work, or you may nominate the work of someone else. If you nominate another’s work, please obtain their permission to do so.
  • Entries must have appeared in print, online or broadcast media during 2019. Any entry not
    originally written/produced in English must be accompanied by a translation.
  •  Books are not accepted.
  • If an entry only appeared in print, please include a scan. If a scan produces an unclear result,
  • please also include a transcript (Word document or PDF) of the article.
  •  If an entry is broadcast journalism (TV, radio, online video) please send a link or file.

Opportunity Cost



  • A panel of independent judges will review the submissions and select up to two winning entries, each of which will receive a cash prize of US$10,000.
  • Reporter(s) will be invited to an award ceremony hosted by TRACE.
  • The judges may also name up to two honorable mentions, who will each receive US$1,000

How to Apply

First Step: Download the application form

Second Step: Fill in your data and the data about your article .

Third Step: Submit completed entries to by 31 January 2020.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Reem Wally/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Amina Altesheh/ Syria
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team