A photo of past trophies for

Now accepting submissions for the 8th Annual competition!


Entries must:
  • address the causes, consequences and/or solutions to homelessness
  • relate to the D.C. metro region or national policy on homelessness
  • have been published between Jan 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2016


    • News/feature reporting
    • Opinion and commentary
    • Photography


Please send submissions and questions to awards@streetsense.org

Print, web, television and radio pieces will all be considered. You may submit more than one article in each category.

Anyone can nominate a story. Please submit a link or PDF of the article, indicate the category you are entering, and provide your email and phone number.

Submissions mus be received by 11:59 p.m. on April 28, 2017 Friday, May 12, 2017.


The Street Sense Excellence in Journalism Awards honor reporting that changes perceptions about homelessness. At Street Sense, we believe that housing is a basic human right, and homelessness is an economically foolish, entirely solvable social ill. We are proud to recognize fellow journalists who wield their quills (and keyboards and cameras) to bring wider attention to the issues we care about most.

Previous Honorees

2016 Award Winners
2015 Award Winners
2014 Award Winners
2013 Award Winners
2011 Award Winners
2010 Award Winners
2009 Award Winners
2008 Award Winners

The David Pike Award

David PikeStreet Sense conveys the David Pike Award in the memory of former volunteer and board member, David Pike. David was a journalist for four decades with publications such as U.S. News & World Report and The Washington Star. David’s energy, compassion and dedication are missed. We hope his legacy lives on through these awards.