Call for Entries: Population Institute’s Global Media Awards

June 1, 2011 • Serial Dramas, Daily Email Recap

The Population Institute’s Global Media Awards are devoted to drawing attention to global population issues. The award honors those who have contributed to creating an awareness of population problems through their journalistic endeavors in a meritorious manner.


1. Entries must contain nominee’s complete contact information : name, address, phone, and e-mail.

2. Entries must be accompanied by a brief description of the entry and a justification explaining why it should be considered for a Global Media Award.

3. English translations must accompany entries in other languages.

4. Applicants must submit four printed copies of their submissions.


Best Article or Series of Articles

Best Book

Best Radio Show

Best Film or Miniseries

Best Short Film

Best TV Show

Best Editorial Cartoon

Best Print Editorial or Broadcast Commentary

Best Online Commentary or Blog

The J.R.D. Tata News Media Award

Selection Criteria

Entries will be evaluated on their potential to educate and inform policymakers or the general public about issues related to population growth. The jury will score entries on the following criteria:

Is the program reporting: Accurate and fair?

Easily understood by the targeted audience?

Offering a new or enhanced perspective on the subject of population?

Relevant to the public policy debate on population or public understanding of issues related to population?


How to Submit

Entries must be sent to:

Global Media Awards Program

Population Institute

107 Second Street NE

Washington, DC 20002

Please submit justification for award, the name of the media outlet and the date of its use, along with 4 copies of the project being considered. For more information contact Jennie Wetter: (202) 544-3300 ext. 108; e-mail

Eligibility Dates and Deadline for Submission

Eligible works must have been published or aired between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011. Deadline for entries is September 7, 2011. Winners will receive award in New York City, NY with all expenses paid.

Category Definitions

Best Article or Series of Articles: For a journalist or journalists who best discuss population-related issues in an article or series of articles appearing in printed or online new sources, including magazines. This excludes any opinion pieces.

Best Book: For the author or authors of the best book on population-related issues.

Best Radio Show: For the radio show, including serial drama, that best highlights population-related issues or family planning. The show must have been produced for radio broadcast or online use.

Best Film or Miniseries: For the best film or miniseries that discusses population-related issues.

Best Short Film: For the best short film or advocacy short that discusses population-related issues. Must be under 20 minutes.

Best TV Show: For the TV show, including serial drama, that best highlights population-related issues or family planning.

Best Editorial Cartoon: For the best editorial cartoon published in print or online newspapers discussing population-related issues. Cartoons published on a journalism media site are accepted.

Best Print Editorial or Broadcast Commentary: For the columnist or editorial writer that writes the best columns or editorials on population-related issues that appear in print newspapers. Editorials appearing solely online are excluded.

Best Online Commentary or Blog: For the best editorial or opinion piece appearing online that discusses population-related issues.

The J.R.D. Tata News Media Award:

For the best reporter, writer or producer that does the best job of educating policymakers, opinion leaders, and the general public in India about issues relating to sustainability, population, family planning, and reproductive health in India.

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