Media Awards for the Best Coverage of United Nations and U.N Agencies

Deadline: 15 September 2015
Open to: all journalists worldwide
Prizes: USD 60,000 to be distributed among the prize categories and winners

Description

The United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) invites media worldwide to submit entries for its 20th Annual UNCA Awards for the best print, broadcast (TV & Radio) and online, web-based media coverage of the United Nations, U.N. agencies and field operations.

Coverage of the U.N. and U.N. agencies is specified in each category. The Committee welcomes coverage of all issues particularly on Millennium Developments Goals, peacekeeping operations, and nonproliferation, including the elimination of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.

The judges will look for entries with impact, insight and originality, and will take into account the courage, investigative and reporting skills of the journalists. Entries from the developing world media are particularly welcome.

Eligibility

The awards are open to all journalists anywhere in the world. Entries can be submitted in any of the official U.N. languages (English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, and Russian).

Work in print, broadcast (TV & Radio), and online coverage must be published between September 2014 and August 2015, and be related to the U.N. and U.N. agencies.

Prizes

USD 60,000 will be distributed among the winners in the following prize categories:

  1. The Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize, sponsored by the Alexander Bodini Foundation, for written media (including online media). The prize is for print and online coverage of the U.N. and U.N. agencies, named in honor of Elizabeth Neuffer, The Boston Globe bureau chief at the U.N., who died while on an assignment in Baghdad in 2003;
  2. The Ricardo Ortega Memorial Prize, for broadcast (TV & Radio) media. The prize is for broadcast coverage of the U.N. and U.N. agencies, named in honor of Ricardo Ortega, formerly the New York correspondent for Antena 3 TV of Spain, who died while on an assignment in Haiti in 2004;
  3. The Prince Albert II of Monaco and UNCA Global Prize for coverage of Climate Change. The prize is for print (including online media) and broadcast media (TV & Radio) for coverage of sustainable and equitable management of natural resources and the implementation of innovative and ethical solutions in three main categories: climate change, biodiversity, and water;
  4. The United Nations Foundation Prize. The prize is for print (including online media) and broadcast media (TV & Radio) for coverage of humanitarian and development aspects of the U.N. and U.N. agencies.

Winners will be honored at Gala event by the UN Secretary General on 14 December 2015 at Cipriani Wall Street, New York.

Application

Entries must be submitted online by completing the UNCA Awards Entry Form.

You will complete your personal information and upload your photo, and then choose to:

  • Submit your work electronically by including web links and/or uploading all files directly to the Entry Form;

OR

  • Submit your work by postal mail to the address indicated on the form.

Electronic entries are preferred to expedite the judging process.

  • For broadcast entries, hard copies should be in DVD (preferably NTSC format), however electronic files and web links uploaded to the online Entry Form are preferred. A written transcript in English or French will facilitate the judging process;
  • For print media, each submission should have a maximum of four (4) articles. Electronic files and web links uploaded to the online Entry Form are preferred;
  • Multiple or joint entries in different categories are accepted.

Deadline for applying is 15 September 2015.

For any question send e-mail to [email protected]

For more information please visit the official website.

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