31 January 2019


Washington D.C, USA

(award /prize)


TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting – Uncovering Commercial Bribery

The TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting recognizes journalism that uncovers business bribery or related financial crime with the goal of increasing commercial transparency.

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The TRACE Foundation was established to promote, support and fund research, investigative journalism, publications, videos and related projects that encourage greater commercial transparency and advance anti-bribery education.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

The TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting recognizes journalism that uncovers crimes:

  • Administration & Government Economics
  • Business
  • Management & Finance
  • International Affairs
  • Law
  • Media
  • Marketing & PR
  • Politics
  • Society

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Results will announce after 5-6 months

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Nominees may be print, broadcast or online reporters from any country who have investigated commercial bribery schemes, business activities that create serious conflicts of interest or similar misconduct.
  • Entries must have appeared in print or online during 2018.
  • Multiple entries per author are permitted, as are team entries produced by groups of journalists.
  • Book-length entries are not accepted.

Opportunity Cost


  • Each winning entry will receive a cash prize of USD $10,000
  • The 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 USD $1,000.

How to Apply

First Step: Download an Entry Form than read the Guideline after that fill in the Submission details:

  • Name
  • Title and Organization of authors of the investigation
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • How did you hear about the prize?
  • Title of Article(s) of Publication
  • Date(s) of Publication
  • Summary of Investigation:

Please include or attach a 250-500 word summary of the article/s being submitted.Include the obstacles overcome in “getting the story.”  This description should include a brief synopsis of the article and the major bribery uncovered and reported on.

If helpful, please include biographical information on the reporter.

  • Link to article/investigation. If no link is available, please send the article/s as an attachment.

Second Step: Completed entries and queries should be emailed to Caitlin Seymour,

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This Scholarship Published by:
Eya Hachouch/Tunisia 

Reviewed by” Hagar Mohamed Khalil / Egypt 
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