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Open for entries: WASH Media Awards

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council and the Stockholm International Water Institute welcome entries for the Fifth WASH Media Awards. The awards recognize and support the crucial role of the media in raising awareness of the importance of water, sanitation and hygiene services (WASH).

The awards aim to promote WASH issues in local, national and international media through coverage that has a positive influence on decision-makers, the private sector and civil society, as well as individuals and households.

The competition is open to journalists who publish or broadcast original investigative stories and reports on issues related to water supply, sanitation or hygiene and their impact on individual and country development. Accepted formats are print and online, TV (including documentaries), radio, and published cartoons and photos. To be eligible, entries must have been published or broadcast between June 15, 2013 and June 15, 2014.

Journalists can submit a piece on the following themes: water and energy; equity and inclusion in water, sanitation and hygiene; ending open defecation; the human right to water and sanitation; WASH in the future: The post-2015 development agenda, and; monitoring WASH commitments. Each theme carries its own prize.

Prize winners will receive a cash award and the opportunity to participate in World Water Week in Stockholm from August 31−September 5, 2014.

Entries must be submitted with a completed entry form and emailed to:   WASHawards@wsscc.org [1]. You can download the entry form via this link: http://www.wsscc.org/sites/default/files/publications/wma_entry_form_en_2014.doc [2]

For more information about the award, go to: http://www.wsscc.org/sites/default/files/publications/wash_media_awards_flyer_en.pdf [3]

The deadline for entries is June 15, 2014.