Deadline: 15 June 2014
Open to: Asia
Prize: A special tour in Kazakhstan with travel, accommodation and transport costs across the country covered
The Kazakhstan Journalists Union, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, has announced a contest under the title Kazakhstan in the Eyes of Foreign Media opened to foreign journalists. The contest, that will be judged by a panel drawn from members of the Journalists Union and distinguished guests, seeks to encourage high quality and insightful reporting on Kazakhstan in foreign media.
The contest is open to journalists from North and South America, Europe, CIS countries (check here), the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Oceania. One winner will be selected from each region. To qualify, the article should cover one or more of following areas relating to Kazakhstan: (1) economy and trade, (2) culture and traditions, (3) history and tourism, (4) contemporary society.
The winners will have the opportunity to embark on a special tour of Kazakhstan, which will include the capital, Astana; the largest city and business center, Almaty; Baikonur, the world’s first spaceport, as well as an extensive cultural programme! Flights, hotel accommodation and transport across the country will be covered.
Furthermore, winners will have the opportunity to meet with Kazakhstan officials, experts and journalists, as well as representatives of science and culture. The contest aims to establish and build relationships with international correspondents interested in Kazakhstan to help promote and improve the quality of coverage of the country in international media.
Participants will need to send an article of up to 1,500 words published in English or Russian to firstname.lastname@example.org latest by 15 June, 2014.