National Press Club Ann Cottrell Free Animal Reporting Award
In 2005, the the National Press Club announced the establishment of the annual Ann Cottrell Free Animal Reporting Award. Winners are honored at a dinner at the National Press Club.
Read about honorees here.
Entries can be submitted starting February 1, with a deadline of May 15 for work done in 2022.
The National Press Club Ann Cottrell Free Animal Reporting Award honors excellence in reporting about animals. Established by the family of journalist and longtime Press Club member Ann Cottrell Free, who wrote extensively about animals and their welfare, this prize recognizes serious work by journalists that informs and educates the public about threats facing animals.
Entries must consist of a single article or broadcast or a series of up to five related articles or broadcasts, which will be judged as a unit. A letter detailing how and why the entry demonstrates original and thought-provoking reporting should accompany the entry. Submissions that provide evidence of impact or prompted action will be given particular consideration.
Applications and more information
National Press Club story about Ann.