Deadline Extended: 2014 Lifetime Achievement and Dr. Suzanne Ahn Awards

The deadline for nominations for the 2014 AAJA Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2014 Dr. Suzanne Ahn Award for Civil Rights & Social Justice has been extended to Monday, April 21. Award winners will be announced at the 2014 AAJA National Convention in Washington, D.C. at the Gala Awards & Scholarship Banquet on August 16. Submissions are made online; see the red links below.

2014 AAJA Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominate an individual who has demonstrated courage and commitment to the principles of journalism over the course of a life’s work, as well as dedication to issues important to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Candidates do not need to be AAJA members, and there is no entry fee. Nominate someone today!

Deadline: All nominations must be received by Monday, April 21.

Yuen Ying Chan speaks after accepting the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award. (Photo by Lia Chang/AsianConnections.com.)

Yuen Ying Chan speaks after accepting the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award. (Photo by Lia Chang/AsianConnections.com.)

Former AAJA Lifetime Achievement Award Winners:

  • 2013 Yuen Ying Chan
  • 2012 Curtiss Kim
  • 2011 Nick Ut
  • 2010 Annie Nakao
  • 2009 Dinah Eng
  • 2008 Dith Pran
  • 2007 Sam Chu Lin
  • 2006 Duong Phuc and Vu Thanh Thuy
  • 2005 Lori Matsukawa
  • 2004 Lloyd LaCuesta
  • 2003 Tritia Toyota & William Hosokawa
  • 2001 Yen Ngoc Do
  • 2000 Larry Nakatsuka
  • 1999 Henry Moritsugu
  • 1998 Stanford Chen
  • 1997 K. Connie Kang
  • 1996 David Louie
  • 1995 Dorothy Ing Russell
  • 1994 Willie Kee
  • 1993 Ken Kashiwahara
  • 1992 Morgan Li Kung Jin
  • 1990 William Woo
  • 1989 James Omura

2014 Dr. Suzanne Ahn Award for Civil Rights & Social Justice

The Dr. Suzanne Ahn Award for Civil Rights & Social Justice for Asian American & Pacific Islanders was established in 2003 by the Asian American Journalists Association to recognize excellence in coverage of civil rights of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and/or issues of social justice for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Nominate someone today!

Award Prize: $5,000 and an award plaque.

Eligibility Requirements: See the submission form for complete requirements. A $25 non-refundable entry fee is due upon submission for non-AAJA members.

Deadline: All nominations must be received by Monday, April 21, 2014.

Richard Lui accepts the 2013 Dr. Suzanne Ahn Award for Civil Rights and Justice from AAJA National President Paul Cheung (right). (Photo by Lia Chang/AsianConnections.com.)

Richard Lui accepts the 2013 Dr. Suzanne Ahn Award for Civil Rights and Justice from AAJA National President Paul Cheung (right). (Photo by Lia Chang/AsianConnections.com.)

Former Dr. Suzanne Ahn Award Winners:

  • 2013 Richard Lui
  • 2012 Jacky Tik Wong
  • 2010 Loni Ding
  • 2009 Corky Lee
  • 2007 Dmae Roberts
  • 2006 Ti-Hua Chang
  • 2005 Ray Rivera
  • 2004 David Chen & Rinku Sen
  • 2003 Helen Zia

For questions about the 2014 AAJA Awards, contact Justin Seiter at justins@aaja.org.