Childhood Development Reporting Contest

Deadline: 1 December 2016
Open to: journalists in the Global South (Asia, Africa and Latin America)
Award: each winner will receive a cash prize and a week-long trip to the United States to meet with global health experts and digital media pioneers

Description

Journalists in the Global South have a chance to win a prestigious international study tour as part of a contest to recognize the best stories on early childhood development. ICFJ will recognize in-depth, investigative or innovative reporting that has helped raise awareness on issues such as early nutrition, early child care, early education and their impact on a child’s future well-being and contributions to society. Winners will be chosen in three categories: best report, best visual storytelling and best data-driven story.

Contest topics may include:

  • Causes and solutions for malnutrition in children under 5;
  • The link between under-5 nutrition and learning ability;
  • Quality of health care and/or child care for young children;
  • The impact of child poverty and efforts to alleviate it;
  • Reproductive health and its impact on child development.

Eligibility

  • Journalists from Asia, Africa and Latin America;
  • Entries must have been published or aired between June 1, 2016, and December 1, 2016, and may include feature articles; in-depth, investigative or explanatory stories; multimedia reports or documentaries;
  • Print, broadcast and online journalists employed by a media outlet as well as affiliated freelance journalists;
  • Submitted work must have appeared in a media outlet based in one of the regions.

Awards

Each winner will receive a cash prize and a week-long trip to the United States to meet with global health experts and digital media pioneers.

How to apply?

Entries will be judged by an international panel of media and child development experts. Winners will be announced January 5, 2016. Stories must be submitted in English. Works in any other languages must include an English translation.

If you are interested please apply here.

For more information or questions, contact Lanaea Featherstone or Jerri Eddings at [email protected].

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