Deadline: 15 March 2011
Open to: CI members (registration is for free)
Award: winners will receive a stipend to support their writing of 3 additional blog posts
The Communication Initiative (The CI) and the BBC World Service Trust (WST) invite entries for their first contest on the role of media in democratic development. This contest solicits persuasive critiques and discussion on the relationship between media, communications, and international development policy.
All the interested people are requested to submit their opinion pieces to the collaborative blog at Communication, Media, and Development Policy
The aim of this contest is to highlight the relevance of media and communication to wider development policy concerns, and particularly governance concerns.
CI Network members from around the world (as well as those who wish to become CI Network members). Note that registration is free.
Submission and Criteria
* Mebership: Bloggers must be/become members of The CI Network in order to submit blogs to the Communication, Media, and Development Policy collaborative blog.
* Type: blogs submitted must not be under review elsewhere or have appeared in any other published form.
* Lenght: Each post should be between 300 and 1,500 words.
* Copyright: must not be under review elsewhere or have appeared in any other published form.
How to submit entries
* Go to Add Blog or access this through the block in the left or right margin, depending on the page you are on, a block with your username at the top Within that block click on “Create Content” and then “Blog” Insert your blog: “Title” and “Content” (the blog itself) are compulsory and the image is desirable but optional and click on Submit.
* top 10 outstanding bloggers from the network will receive a stipend of 240 UK pounds each to support their writing of 3 additional blog posts between March 15th and June 15th 2011.
* top 2 controversial bloggers from the network will receive a stipend of 50 UK pounds to acknowledge their skill in inspiring dialogue.
The Communication Initiative