Call for Entries for the Population Institute’s 35th Annual Global Media Awards

August 12, 2014 • Daily Email Recap

Call for Entries for the Population Institute’s 35th Annual Global Media Awards 

See: http://www.populationinstitute.org/programs/gma/
Each year PI honors journalists, filmmakers, radio and television show hosts, and editorial cartoonists from around the world who write about population issues. The awards are designed to promote accurate and broader media coverage of population and development issues.

The awards honor those who have contributed a greater public awareness of the various challenges related to population and reproductive health. The awards serve to encourage editors, news directors, and journalists to acquire a more in-depth knowledge of population issues and to stimulate higher journalistic standards for reporting on global population issues.

In evaluating the entries, the judges look to determine whether the reporting is accurate and fair, easily understood by the targeted audience, and contributes to a healthy public debate over population and reproductive health.

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.
  • Best Opinion Piece: For the best opinion piece that discusses population-related issues or family planning including print pieces, blogs, and cartoons.
  • 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 Social Media Campaign: For the best campaign on social media that discusses population-related issues or family planning.

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.
Guidelines
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.


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