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Call for submissions are invited for the 2012 Kurt Schork awards

Call for submissions are invited for the 2012 Kurt Schork awards. Submissions are invited from local reporters as well as freelance journalists working throughout the world may enter, provided their entries meet the submission criteria.

Submission criteria are as follows:

  • Submitted articles must have been published between 1st June 2011 and the 2012 deadline
  • Accepted media: any print-based medium, such as newspapers and magazines, or established online publications. Blogs, personal websites and social media pages or channels are not accepted
  • Articles can encompass war reporting, human rights issues, cross-border troubles, corruption or other controversial matters impacting on people’s lives. Judges will be looking for professionalism, high journalistic standards, and evidence of dedication and courage in getting the story.
  • You may submit one, two or a maximum of three articles.
  • Because of problems with scanned entries and failed links in past years we now require that each article must be provided as a text file – MS Word (.doc or .docx) or similar text format (.rtf), or a PDF of a text file.
  • You may supply a URL link to your article(s), or a scan (as a PDF or JPG file) as supporting evidence of the publication context, but your entry will be disqualified if you have not submitted the required text file too.

Local reporter is a print journalist employed by a local news outlet and residing in a developing country or nation in transition (non-OECD or EU countries) whose work is published in a local publication, or a local journalist living in and writing about a country whose work is published globally by an established online publication. Although the major emphasis is on individual journalists, submissions from a team of journalists will also be considered.

Freelance journalists are individuals who are not employed by a news organization. They are self-employed, providing services either on the basis of time or on the production of editorial materials defined by individual contractual arrangements and earn the majority of their income from journalism.

The deadline for receipt of submissions is midnight (London time) 31st May, 2012.

For further information, visit the link.

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