Special Award Opportunity for Organizations using Media for Advocacy at the Grassroots

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As part of the One World Media Awards 2010, the Special Award has been announced for any organization (or project) in the developing world using media to make an impact on the lives of the people. The media project can include using local community-based radio or TV initiatives (including specific programmes, channel or network of stations) or even print media of any other new form of media implemented at the ground level in developing countries. Organizations working on advocacy using media at the grassroots level with their staff are also eligible to apply for the award.

The winner of the award will be flown to London in an all-expenses paid trip and will participate and receive a trophy in the awards ceremony to be held on 22 June 2010 at Kings Place in London.  The entries should contain the following information:

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Description of the project (1000-1500 words) highlighting how it fits the eligibility criteria above – explain what makes it unique and remarkable. Please include details of when the project was set up, number of staff and volunteers, how many and who the audience is, what issues are covered and what the local conditions are in which it has to operate (for example, political, social, cultural)
Full contact details (including name of Director and website where available)
Name of representative who would collect the award in London
Letters from two independent references who have worked with the organization and know it well, but do not work for it.”

The entries have to be sent by email. The deadline to submit them is 26 February 2010. For more information, visit this link.