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One World Media Awards: Coronavirus Reporting Award 2020

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted July 13, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on July 29, 2020
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The One World Media Awards this year come at an unusual time, as we face the Covid-19 pandemic.

In response to the exceptional work of journalists and filmmakers covering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in developing countries, we are launching the Coronavirus Reporting Award 2020, supported by EBRD.

We did not want to wait till next year. Entries are open now and the winner will be announced in October 2020.

This is a global story like few others.

We’re connected by a shared crisis that presents us all with new ways of living and seeing the world.

We want to champion stories that show us what is happening beyond our borders and spotlight international perspectives on the pandemic.

The Coronavirus Reporting Award is open to entrants anywhere in the world, as long as the work meets one of the following criteria:
1) The entry has been broadcast, screened or published (in print or in an established online publication/website) in the UK; OR
2) the entry has been broadcast or published (in an established print/online publication/website) internationally and is available for an English-speaking audience; OR
3) the entry has been screened at an international film festival

Selection Criteria - Entries will be evaluated based on the overall merit of the piece, with an emphasis on:
a) Relevance of the coverage;
b) Quality of the coverage;
c) Originality and creativity of the coverage;
d) Substance and accuracy of the coverage;
e) Impact and reach of the coverage.

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We’re looking for stories that show us the potential solutions, the urgent needs and the surprising implications of COVID-19 around the world.

The Award will be for a piece of media in any format, including print, film, audio, or digital media. You can find the eligibility and selection criteria below.

All entries should focus on stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the developing world, including Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia or the Post-Soviet States. Jurors will be looking for media that covers underreported stories or new angles and approaches to more familiar stories.

Entries must have had their first screening, broadcast, theatrical release, launch or publication between 1 December 2019 and 30 July 2020.

The new Award is open for entries now. Deadline: 30th July 2020.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jul 13, 2020
Jul 13, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network

Jill Langhus
Jul 15, 2020
Jul 15, 2020

Thanks, Ana!