Deadline: 20 March, 2015
Open to: internationals from 18-30 years of age
Prize: 2,000 euros
Based on the initiative of cafébabel Greece, the investigative journalism competition for young people – 18-30 years old – will be running until the March 20th 2015. The competition is organised in partnership with the not-for-profit informatics organization SciFY, the Greek National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos“ and the online journalists’ social network oikomedia.com.
Acknowledging that the contribution of journalism to the maintenance of a free and democratic society is fundamental and believing that its role in democratic politics and market economy is irreplaceable, they are aiming at the establishment of an Investigative Journalist Award, which will encourage young professionals to get deeply involved with investigative journalism and technological advances, while proving that whatever someone, somewhere does not want published, is – in fact – a public good.
Participants are allowed to carry out journalistic research on any of the fields mentioned below, concerning citizens who live in Greece and events that have taken, take or will take place in Greek reality within its geographical territory. The central elements of the journalistic research shall be the active civic and political participation, the public interest, the supervision of the work and the decisions of Greek public authorities, the action of civil society, the action of private and public legal persons in Greece, as well as the impact all these activities have on society as a whole or on economy.
Research can deal with any of the following fields, either alone or in combination: society, politics, economy or/and environment.
Only natural persons from 18 to 30 years old regardless of nationality and place of residence are eligible to take part in the Contest. Participants are not obliged to have a journalism degree from a public or private school, or to be journalism students. Natural persons meeting the age requirements are eligible to participate, even if they do not have professional experience in the field of journalism.
The Investigative Journalism contest has the following prizes:
- A cash prize of EUR 2.000 for the best journalistic research;
- A software tools prize for data journalism that will be announced with the hackathon.
Participants are required to undertake the following actions:
- To fill out the application form available in the especially designed webpage of the Organizer and;
- To submit the research online. In case that the research is submitted in a language other than the Contest´s official language (Greek), it should be accompanied by an official translation.
Research shall be submitted in accordance with the following criteria:
- As 7z, ZIP, GZIP or TAR files with maximum size 50 MB or
- Accompanied by links with relevant content. Links should be active during the whole Contest and 3 months after its Closing date.