Win $500 for Your Article on Working People

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Painting by James Grosso, circa 1955

Do you cover the experiences of working people? Have you written about past organizational efforts, achievements, and struggles? Your work could be eligible for the Bernhardt Prize.

The Bernhardt Prize is a $500 award given to the author of an article that increases our collective understanding of the history of working people. Stories can tackle ongoing issues such as finding work and housing, unionizing, securing health benefits, and/or education, but must include the broader historical context.

The work could have been published in a union or workers’ center publication or by a freelance journalist. Both print and online publications are welcome.

The deadline is Wednesday, August 1. Enter by sending an email to with your name, the title of your article, the name of the publication, the date and place of publication, and a url link for article or attach PDFs of the article and the publication’s cover. Articles must have been published between August 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018.