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The Kurt Schork Memorial Fund (KSMF) is now accepting submissions for its 12th annual awards in international journalism. Established in 2002, the awards were created in honour of American freelance journalist Kurt Schork who was killed on assignment for Reuters in Sierra Leone. The prestigious awards recognize the work of reporters who seek to illuminate the human condition through courageous reporting of conflict, corruption, human rights transgressions and other key issues. Every year, a winner is chosen in two categories: The first recognises the often unsung work of local reporters in developing nations or countries in transition who write about events in their homeland. The second is for freelance journalists who travel to the world’s hotspots, often at great personal risk and little protection, to witness and capture the impact and consequences of events. Judges look for high-calibre writing and evidence of special determination and courage in obtaining the story. Since 2009, the awards ceremony has been hosted by Thomson Reuters Foundation in London. This year's deadline is May 31st. Further details about eligibility and entry criteria, together with an online submission form and FAQ, can be found on the KSMF website at: www.ksmfund.org .