Apply Now For the David Carr Prize – Extended Deadline Sunday, October 15

SXSW 2014 - David Carr

Longtime New York Times writer David Carr spoke on numerous panels at SXSW throughout his career. After his passing in 2015, we launched the David Carr Prize to spotlight the intersection of technology and journalism as well as to honor the influence he had on the community of creatives that come to Austin each March.

All writers, bloggers, and journalists are invited to enter an essay or short story that follows this year's prompt:

In the future, how do you understand what is real and what is fake?

The prize package includes a SXSW Platinum Badge, airline voucher, and four night stay in Austin – total prize value of $4,000 USD. Read the complete Giveaway Rules here and please direct all questions about the David Carr Prize to

The deadline to apply is Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 11:59pm PT.

Apply Here

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By Neha Aziz