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Our dynamic range of programs includes a bestselling book publishing imprint, Bold Type Books; our award-winning Type Investigations, which supports groundbreaking investigative journalism; the widely read and syndicated website TomDispatch; and Journalism Fellowships that fund over 25 high-profile reporters every year.

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The Puffin Foundation, Ltd. and Type Media Center are now accepting nominations for the 2022 Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship, a $100,000 award given to an individual or organization that challenges the status quo through courageous, distinctive, and socially responsible work.

Nominations are due by Friday, June 3, 2022.

The prize encourages recipients to continue and expand on their work. A strong candidate is someone who has either raised awareness of or significantly influenced major social issues in the past year. We consider candidates from all backgrounds and across various fields. Examples of past nominations we've received have been for individuals and organizations working in the areas of defending and expanding democracy, healthcare access, food justice and food sovereignty, police brutality, voting rights, and more.

The Puffin Foundation Ltd. and Type Media Center are mutual sponsors of an annual $100,000 award given to an individual who has challenged the status quo through courageous, distinctive, and socially responsible work. The prize is intended to encourage the recipients to continue their work, and inspire others to challenge prevailing orthodoxies.

2021's winner, the National Network of Abortion Funds, was honored for their tireless advocacy and efforts to remove the personal, financial, and logistical barriers to abortion access. 

Other past winners have included Desmond Meade, Colin Kaepernick, Amy Goodman, Bryan Stevenson, the Sunrise Movement, and the Parkland students who founded March for Our Lives.

For more information or if you have any questions, email gala@typemediacenter.org or call 212-822-0263.

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