Call for Entries for the Population Institute’s 33rd Annual Global Media Awards

August 31, 2012 • Family Planning, Serial Dramas, United States, Daily Email Recap

Jennie Wetter, Director of Public Policy at the Population Institute, sent the following announcement about the 33rd annual Global Media Awards. Please nominate anybody you feel is deserving using the outlined criteria.

Pictured below are Bill Ryerson and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and UNPFA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin at the 32nd annual Global Media Awards in New York City last January. Osotimehin won the Global Media Award for best print editorial.












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 and family planning through their journalistic endeavors.


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 two printed copies of their submissions.

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?
  • Offer 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?
  • Well-presented?

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 2 copies of the project being considered.

For more information contact:

Jennie Wetter: (202) 544-3300 ext. 108;


Eligibility Dates and Deadline for Submission

Eligible works must have been published or aired between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012. Deadline for entries is September 28, 2012.

Category Definitions

  • Best Article: For the journalist or journalists who best discuss family planning or population-related issues in an article, series of articles, or opinion piece appearing in printed or online news sources, including magazines.
  • Best Book: For the author or authors of the best book on family planning or 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, Video or Documentary: For the best film, video, or documentary that discusses family planning or population-related issues.
  • Best TV Show: For the TV show, including serial drama, that best highlights population-related issues or family planning.

The Population Institute is an international, educational, non-profit organization that seeks to voluntarily reduce excessive population growth, through universal access to family planning  information, education, and services. We strive to achieve a world population in balance with a healthy global environment and resource base. Established in 1969, the Institute, with supporters in 172 countries, is headquartered on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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