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German Development Media Awards

Deadline: 31 May 2013
Open to: journalists from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Germany
Prize: seven cash prizes valued at 2,000 euros each

Description

Applicants are invited to apply for German Development Media Awards for Journalists offered by The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in cooperation with Deutsche Welle broadcasting corporation. The purpose of this program is to honor journalists reporting on human rights and development issues. The competition languages are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian or Spanish. The German Development Media Awards for human rights journalism offer seven cash prizes valued at 2,000 euros each.

They will accept all forms of journalistic expression including, among others, articles and features for print and online media; news and documentary reports for television, radio and online; and multimedia projects in all types of innovative formats.

Your entry must address the topic Human Rights and Development. By definition, human rights include civil and political rights, as well as economic, social and cultural rights. Your entry must have been published or broadcast by a media organization based in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe or Germany.

Your entry must also have been published or broadcast for the first time during the period January 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013 inclusive.

They will accept your entry without a translation if it is in one of the following seven core languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian or Spanish. They will also accept your entry if it is in a language broadcast by Deutsche Welle. However, your entry must then include a translation in one of the seven core languages.

Audio and video reports cannot be longer than 15 minutes. Reports which were originally longer can be shortened to 15 minutes for submission purposes. Print articles cannot be longer than 15,000 characters. You can only submit one entry.

Prizes

The German Development Media Awards for human rights journalism consist of seven cash prizes valued at 2,000 euros each. In addition, the awards also cover the costs for each of the seven winners to attend the awards ceremony to be held August 14, 2013 in the German capital, Berlin.

In the case of joint or team entries, only the person nominated by the team will be invited to the ceremony.

Eligibility

The German Development Media Awards are open to journalists from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Germany.

Entries can include stories in all journalistic formats in print, radio, TV and online. The stories should focus clearly on human rights and development. African photographers can enter the special People’s Choice Award which honors exceptional photography on the topic Human Rights in Africa.

Application

Applicants can register online HERE by the deadline of 31 May 2013. They will need to provide information about them self and their entry as well as upload Curriculum Vitae (CV). At the end of the online registration, applicant will be able to upload their entry directly to the Deutsche Welle server.

Video files cannot exceed 80 MB and must be in one of the following formats: mpg, mp4, mpeg, mov, avi, wmv, flv. Audio files cannot exceed 80 MB and must be in one of the following formats: mp3, mp2, mpg, snd, ogg, wav, muf, wma.

Photo file should be in high resolution and as large as possible. The minimum requirement is 300 dpi with a size of 1024 x 576 pixels. Organizers will accept .jpg and .png photo formats.

For questions about the contest, please see official website HERE

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