Nelly Bassily | August 30, 2010
The Population Institute is running its annual Global Media Awards program, and the deadline for entries is September 7th. The program is a global competition that encourages participation from individuals and organizations in all continents and regions.
The aim of the awards is to encourage high standards of journalism on issues related to population. The awards serve to educate policymakers and opinion leaders about the impacts of population growth, and the benefits of ensuring that all women have access to family planning and reproductive health services.
The Global Media Awards are awarded in a range of categories, including Best Radio Show, Best Article and Best Broadcast Commentary. Eligible works must have been published or aired between September 1, 2009 and August 31, 2010. Winners will receive their awards at a dinner in San Francisco, United States, with all expenses paid.
Entries will be evaluated on their potential to educate and inform on issues related to population growth. The jury will score entries on several criteria. Is the program reporting:
- Accurate and fair?
- Easily understood by the targeted audience?
- Offering 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?
For more guidelines on entries and categories, and for details on how to submit, please visit: http://www.populationinstitute.org/newsroom/news/view/33/.