One World Media really doesn't need much of an introduction but this year the game has truly changed for the One World Media Awards 2014. Becoming a global platform for all entrants and not only that, it has added two awards to the roster!
Find out the details for this year below and who knows maybe you know a film maker or two that could find a spot in the 2014 line up!
One World Media launches two new awards and opens all its categories to international entrants
Call for entries for 2014 Awards now open
2014 sees the launch of two new categories: one for corruption reporting on any media platform, sponsored by Transparency International, and one for short film covering global issues.
This is the first year that all the One World Media Award categories are open to entrants from anywhere in the world, reflecting the truly global reach of modern media.
Now in their 26th year, the One World Media Awards have a long track record of rewarding excellence in media coverage of the developing world. They highlight the unique role of journalists, filmmakers and broadcasters in increasing cultural understanding and promoting fairness and justice worldwide.
“We’re delighted to be working with Transparency International to highlight the wonderful work being done by media professionals covering corruption around the world. One World Media has been advocating the importance of international media coverage for over 25 years. Today audiences in the UK learn about international issues from content made all over the world and we wanted our awards to reflect that.” said Clothilde Redfern, Director of One World Media.
The awards ceremony is attended each year by key figures from the media industry, education, government and development NGOs. The 13 award categories cover all media platforms, from television and radio to print and digital media. Highlights include the coveted International Journalist of the Year Award, won last year by Sue Lloyd-Roberts of BBC Newsnight, the New Voice Award given for young journalists under 32 years of age and the Special Award for an outstanding media organisation in the developing world making a real impact on people’s lives.
The 13 award categories for 2014 are:
- International Journalist of the Year Award;
- New Voice Award;
- Radio Award;
- Television Award sponsored by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development;
- Press Award;
- Digital Media Award, sponsored by Google;
- Short Film Award;
- News Award;
- Popular Features Award;
- Documentary Award sponsored by Bertha Foundation;
- Student Award;
- Corruption Reporting Award sponsored by Transparency International
- Special Award.
The closing date for entries is Wednesday 29th January.
For details of categories, eligibility, fees and how to enter, visit oneworldmedia.org.uk/awards.
The award ceremony will take place in London at Kings Place, London on Tuesday 6th May 2014.