April 1, 2010: Deadline to apply for WASH Media Awards

    | March 22, 2010

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    The WASH Media Awards competition is open to broadcast and print journalists who produce original investigative reports on water supply, sanitation, or hygiene (WASH) issues in their countries. Journalists may submit one piece of work ? a radio broadcast, a television documentary or report, or an article from traditional print or recognized online newspapers, magazines, or journals. To be eligible, reports must be broadcast or published between March 1, 2009 and April 1, 2010. Broadcasts or articles can be submitted in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, or Russian. (Works originally broadcast or published in a different language must be translated into one of the five competition languages.)

    Seven prizes will be awarded:
    -One in each of the five competition languages for developing country journalists
    -One for the best entry focusing on gender (women and WASH) for developing country journalists
    -One for the best entry from a developed country journalist

    Winners will receive a cash prize and participate in World Water Week, to be held in Stockholm in August 2010, as special guests of the organizations sponsoring the awards: the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council and the Stockholm International Water Institute.

    For more information on how to enter, visit: http://www.wsscc.org/en/media/wash-media-awards/2009-2010/index.htm.