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Indo-German Award : All India Environmental Journalism Competition 2014

To encourage improved media coverage and reporting of environmental issues in India , GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) through its Indo-German Environment Partnership is organising a competition for journalists reporting on environmental issues in India. By recognizing and awarding good journalistic reports, the competition aims to inspire journalists to take up a wider range of topics with regards to the environment as a part of their work and highlight solutions and positive stories

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India Journalism Competition 2014

Call for Entries

Contribute to spreading environmental knowledge and submit your work to enter the competition.

2014 Topics

The entries should deal with urban and industrial issues of environmental protection and management. Entries related to water and climate change – and presenting positive examples, possibilities and solutions – is encouraged.

All entries must be clearly associated to India.

Eligibility Conditions

  • The entries should have been published/broadcast between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 in print, web, photo, TV or radio.
  • Entries could be in any language. Entries in languages other than English should be accompanied by an English summary of about 500 words.
  • The entries should not have been awarded by any other competition or institution before.
  • The quality of the work must be in line with journalism ethics and standards.
  • The entries should be noticeably associated with India.
  • This competition is open to each and every person except employees of GIZ, ICLEI, the Asian College of Journalism, The Third Pole, IFAT India and DW Akademie and their families or anyone else associated with the organisation of this competition.
  • The participant can be of any nationality and reporting from any location in the world – as long as the focus of the entry is India.
  • In case a winning report is by more than one journalist, the prize will be shared equally among them.
  • Entrants must warrant that the medium they are submitting is their own work and that they own the copyright for it.
  • Copyright for all entries submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. However, by sending their entries, each participant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence to the organisers to feature any or all of the submitted reports in any of their publications, their websites and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition.
  • Short-listed applicants will be asked to submit an endorsement letter from the editor/news editor of the media house in which the respective report has been published. Reports published in personal web-blogs are not eligible.

The deadline for submitting entries is August 15, 2014 (midnight Indian Standard Time).

Winners will be notified by the end of August 2014. The awards will be presented at the IFAT India Fair in Mumbai on October 9, 2014.

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