On [Earth Journalism Awards].
Once again, we’re flagging down all journalists (professional, amateur and citizen alike) and the environmental-savvy to step up and sound out on climate change issues.
So here’s a little more info about the competition…
Professional journalists and citizen journalists from around the world are invited to apply to the Earth Journalism Awards through the EJA website (http://awards.earthjournalism.org) where they will be able to upload their climate change reports in any media until September 7 2009.
Internews’ Earth Journalism Awards encourages high-quality local climate change coverage leading up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference, December 8-18 2009 in Copenhagen (COP15). An independent international jury will select the Earth Journalism Award winners, who will be invited to participate in training, as well as given expert and logistics support so that they can accurately and efficiently report on the negotiations at the COP15.
The follow awards are available:
- Negotiation Award
- Human Voices Award
- Climate Change and Energy Award
- Adaptation Award
- Forests Award
- Climate Change and Nature Award
- Regional Award
- Global Public Award
- MTV Positive Change Award
Partners and sponsors of the Earth Journalism Awards include the COP15 host country, the Government of Denmark; MTV International; The World Bank; the Italian Ministry of Environment and the Protection of Territory and Sea; the V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation; the Edgerton Family Foundation; the Global Campaign for Climate Action; Flip Video Spotlight; and the Global Forum for Media Development.
Spread the fire through all channels. (Figuratively speaking, of course.) This is a great opportunity for journalists from all walks of life to participate.
It’s all about connecting people like you to the reporters behind the news desk. No middle man or corporation involved.
Spread the word. The Earth Journalism Awards are coming.
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List o’ Links:
• Click for more information as well as competition rules from the EJA website.
• Create an account at the EJA website to upload your work. All submissions are valid if produced after Dec. 15, 2008.