The United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) invites media worldwide to submit entries for its 16th Annual UNCA Awards Dinner and Dance for the best written and electronic media coverage of the United Nations, its agencies and field operations.
The prizes amount to over $50,000 with $10,000 each for the main categories.
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will present the prizes at the Awards Gala dinner on Wednesday, December 14th 2011 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York.
The awards are open to all journalists anywhere in the world. The Awards are:
- The Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize, sponsored by the Alexander Bodini Foundation, for written media (including online media) coverage of the UN and its agencies and their work.
- The Ricardo Ortega Memorial Prize for broadcast journalism coverage of the UN, and its agencies, jointly sponsored by the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations and Antena-3 of Spain.
- The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation/UNCA Global Prize for coverage of Climate Change
- The United Nations Foundation prize for any entry in any medium that best covers the humanitarian and development aspects of the U.N. and its agencies.
Work in print, Internet, radio or TV between August 2010 and July 2011, covering the UN and its agencies in whatever capacity. The judges will look for entries with impact, insight and originality, and will take into account the courage and assiduity of the journalist. Investigative work is welcome.
Entries not in one of the official languages of the UN should have a translation into English or French, and video entries should be in DVD or VHS (preferably NTSC) format.
A written transcript will assist judging of radio and TV entries. Multiple or joint entries will be accepted.
Mailing address: Fedex, registered or couriered packages should be sent to:
UNCA Awards Committee
The Chrysler Building
132 East 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017, USA
+1 (212) 867-0001
Send scanned or email entries and any questions to: UNCAAwards2010@unca.com
The entry form is available on www.unca.com
There are no entry fees of any kind for submissions. Deadline for submissions is August 15th 2011.