Excellence Award in Journalism

Recognizing and promoting specialized reporting

Journalists are invited to submit entries for consideration for the inaugural Award for Excellence in Journalism.

This prestigious award is being organized by Center for Communication Programs (CCP) and the Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ-IBA). For 2016, the award will focus work produced in the field of health journalism and will be offered in three categories:

- Mainstream Broadcast (TV, radio);
- Mainstream Print & Online, and
- District Correspondents (print/online/TV/radio).

There will be six awardees (two in each category) and six runners-up (two in each category).

Participants can send stories/packages that they have done on health related issues produced from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Ideally, these should be stories that have focused on a specific health related issue. Stories done by beat reporters will be given priority. The award is open to all journalists irrespective of their affiliation or employer. Content will be judged for its originality and quality of work. Series of articles on health issues will be given special consideration.

Nominations/Submissions: Articles can be nominated or submitted. In case of nomination, a media house, a media person or a third person can nominate an article/package/series for consideration. If shortlisted, the CEJ will approach the reporter for their consent of inclusion in the competition. Reporters and editors can also submit their pieces directly.

Submissions will be considered in Urdu, English and regional languages. To qualify, the work must have been used in the mainstream media or a district correspondent. Where a byline is not given, the onus rests on the applicant to prove that this is his/her work.

Judges: A select panel of judges will review the entries and announce their decision by December 10, 2016.

Award ceremony: An award ceremony will be held in Karachi on December 19. 2016.

Submission: Final date of submission of entry is November 30, 2016. Please fill out the registration form present on CEJ website for nominations/submissions. In exceptional circumstances, hard copies can be couriered to the CEJ at:

Centre for Excellence in Journalism
Institute of Business Administration
Garden/Kiyani Shaheed Road, Karachi - 74400
Tel: +92 21 38104701 Ext. 1701-05
Email: cej@iba.edu.pk

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