*First female recipients.
Grants listed are photojournalism grants of $10k or more.
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Leadership Awards for stills photojournalists and editors, not a complete list due to difficulty in sourcing. This award is important because it recognizes those who contributed to education and for the betterment to photojournalism.
Pictures of the Year, 1953 Newspaper and Magazine Photographer of the Year. Lisa Larsen and Carol Guzy were first women to place. Magazine Photographer of the Year changed to Agency/Freelance in 2009. Listed are the premier awards only.
Alicia Patterson Grant first held in 1966 it includes Journalists.
W. Eugene Smith Grant first held in 1980.
ICP Infinity Award first held in 1985.
Alexia Foundation Grant: first professional awarded in 1997.
Robert F Kennedy Journalism Award in photography held since 1970.
Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism first held since 2015.
World Press Photo. Lists first place in photojournalism categories held since 1955.
Pulitzer Prize: Two categories for photography: News and Features for images published in American Newspapers. Though anyone can be nominated. Many newsrooms honored the tradition of nominating 3 entries per year. Rules changed in recent years to include magazine photography.
Photography held since 1942, Spot News and Feature photography since 1968.
Photography Pulitzer finalists are not listed but you can see the list here.
Same for the OverSeas Press Club Awards: Robert Capa, Olivier Rebbot, John Faber, images had to be published in print and also honored tradition of 3 entries per newspaper.
Olivier Rebbot Best photographic reporting for magazines from abroad held since 1980 to 2018
John Faber Award Best photographic reporting for newspapers from abroad from 1993 to 2015
Robert Capa Medal Award courage in photojournalism held since 1955
Feature photography Award held since 2004
Visa Pour L’image Festival award and grants selected during the festival in Perpignan, France. The first photojournalism festival founded in 1989.
Chris Hondros Fund Award held since 2012
Lucie Awards held since 2003, photojournalists listed.
NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism (BOP), some premier awards listed. Not a complete list, held since 2001.
Getty Reportage Grants. Not a complete list.
Some of the awards are listed the following year when it is awarded.