Road Safety Reporting Competition and Awards

The Road Safety Reporting Competition and Awards aims to help journalists produce stories that shine a light on road crash deaths and injuries in some of the hardest-hit countries.

According to the World Health Organization WHO, nearly 1.2 million people are killed in road traffic crashes each year - more than 2 every minute - representing the leading global cause of death among children and young adults aged 5 - 29. 

The Road Safety Reporting Competition and Awards are implemented through ICFJ, supported by the FIA Foundation Richard Stanley Memorial Grant and the WHO through funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies, to raise awareness and spur dialogue around critical, yet under-reported, road safety issues.

Journalists have a crucial role to play in calling for policies and actions that save lives, holding leaders to account, and showcasing solutions to the complex challenge of ensuring safe mobility for everyone.

The FIA Foundation Richard Stanley Memorial Grant aims to facilitate and strengthen reporting and storytelling through multimedia, podcasts, photo reportage, cross-border stories, and investigations to help audiences access information from a range of different perspectives around road safety.

About the Road Safety Reporting Competition.

ICFJ will host three webinars about road safety prevention in three different languages –English, Spanish, and Portuguese, with one webinar per language from June through August 2024. Please check this link to register for the webinar.


  • Road Safety Webinar (English) - Tuesday, July 9th, 2024.
  • Road Safety Webinar (Spanish) - Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024.
  • Road Safety Webinar (Portuguese) - Tuesday, August 6th, 2024.

After the webinar series, ICFJ will open applications for applicants to submit a story related to road safety. The best story will receive a prize, which will help the winner continue developing their work as a journalist.

Eligibility Requirements.

  • Attend the webinar session.
  • Have published in media outlets in Brazil, Botswana, India, Mexico, Nepal or Nigeria.
  • Have published at least two stories related to road safety topics.
  • Submit an essay outlining what you learned in the webinar regarding road safety hosted by ICFJ. The essay has to be submitted in English.
  • Submit a resume/curriculum vitae.
  • Submit a reference letter from a journalism peer confirming their support of your story topic.

To be considered, a road safety story must be between July 29, 2024, and October 29, 2024. The participants must meet all requirements.

If you have specific questions about the Road Safety Reporting Contest and Awards David Tellez ( 

Applications Open:
5/15/2024 - 10/29/2024
Program Dates:
3/18/2024 - 12/30/2024
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