Awards & Prizes
“Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion” Video Contest PDF Print

Deadline: 27 September 2013

Region: Worldwide

doonething2The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and UNESCO have launched a campaign “Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion” which aim is to engage people around the world to Do One Thing to support Cultural Diversity and Inclusion.

As part of it, they have organised a video contest calling for participants to make a one-minute video that portrays diversity and inclusion. The aim is to raise awareness on the richness of world cultures and the opportunities that cultural diversity can bring to societies.

Grants for African Journalists PDF Print

Deadline: 14 June 2013

Region: Africa

African Story Challenge 2About 100 reporting grants for stories on development issues will be offered to African reporters, as part of the $1 million programme African Story Challenge.

The project, which will run along two years, is looking for investigative, multimedia and data-driven stories that intend to improve health and prosperity across the continent.

The aim is to build a stronger media sector which will help spur better policies and healthier lives, increase transparency, hold officials accountable and disseminate vital information that will lead to more vibrant communities.

Anna Lindh Mediterranean Journalist Award PDF Print

Deadline: 30 June 2013

Region: Union for the Mediterranean countries

annah lindh foundation awardJournalists from the 42 countries of the Union for the Mediterranean are invited to submit their works for the 7th edition of the Anna Lindh Journalist Award.

The Award, which started in 2006, aims at rewarding exceptional journalistic productions, contributing to a better understanding of the diversity of cultures in the Euro-Mediterranean region as well as promoting the positive role played by journalists in providing balanced and informed coverage on cultural issues in the region.

Health Journalism Contest for Best Coverage of Vaccines PDF Print

Deadline: 20 May 2013

Region: Sub-Saharan Africa, Pakistan, Gulf states

vaccine by Gates FoundationThree competitions for the best coverage of vaccines and immunisations have been launched by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in partnership with the African Health Journalists Association and the Arab Media Forum.

Journalists are invited to submit stories related to diseases that are preventable or treatable with vaccines, such as polio, measles and pneumonia. Eligible stories must have appeared in a print, broadcast or online media in Sub-Saharan Africa, Pakistan and the Gulf states between 15 March and 15 May 2013, which includes World Immunization Week (24-30 April). Submitted work may include feature articles, in-depth, investigative or explanatory stories, multimedia reports, documentaries or discussion programs.

Apps and Games Promoting Intercultural Dialogue PDF Print

Published: 30 April 2013

Region: Worldwide

unaoc apps battuta 2The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), in partnership with Learning Games Network and MIT-Education Arcade, has announced the results and current updates of CREATE UNAOC - the apps/games for intercultural dialogue challenge.

Last year the UNAOC invited the programmers around the world to share their vision of how mobile apps and games can raise awareness and enable new opportunities for intercultural dialogue.

The winning applications were presented at the 5th UNAOC Forum in Vienna where one of the participants of the Global Forum was the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) Executive Director.

Among the five winners and five honourable mentions are apps/games allowing users to improve their knowledge of Arab culture (Ibn Battuta), to experience the world’s cultural diversity through the eyes of children (Touchable Earth) and to become aware of the global crisis for one of the most basic need: Water (Get Water!).

These apps/games are available and can be downloaded.

A Sea of Words Competition PDF Print

Deadline: 25 May 2013

Region: Euro-Mediterranean

The Aseawords3nna Lindh Foundation and the European Institute of the Mediterranean have launched the sixth edition of the international competition of short stories and tales "A Sea of Words".

The contest is aimed at young people between 18 and 30 years old from the 43 countries of the Euro-Mediterranean area. The participants will need to write stories or short stories focusing on solidarity and citizenship issues that show different sensibilities and realities lived at the Euro-Mediterranean region.

The works must address issues related to intercultural dialogue, mainly of a political, socio-cultural, economic and environmental nature. They must be original and wholly unpublished works and not exceed the maximum length of 2,500 words.

The deadline for submissions is 25th May 2003 at midnight.

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