|International Journalism and Media Awards 2013|
|The triennial awards honour outstanding media professionals, publications and institutions worldwide, and recognize their exemplary contributions irrespective of all differences.|
|Laureates: 2010, 2007, 2004, since 1986|
|1. Gold Medal|
|2. Titus Brandsma Award|
|3. International Photojournalism Award|
|4. International Award for Interreligious Dialogue|
|5. International Award for Women Issues|
|6. International Award for Educommunication|
|7. International Award for Excellence in Journalism|
|8. International Award for Solidarity with Refugees|
|9. Cardinal Foley Award|
|1. Gold Medal|
|The Gold Medal is conferred upon an individual, a group or an institution, who in an exemplary manner has by work or deed championed the freedom of opinion in the fullest sense, with emphasis on the written word. Commitment to freedom of the press and the media includes not only active or passive resistance to the suppression of freedom but also the exercise of the journalistic profession in all circumstances, particularly in difficult ones, as well as exceptional performance in promoting the freedom and development of peoples through the media in the laureate’s own country or an outstanding contribution at the service of the media to foster international solidarity.|
|2. Titus Brandsma|
|The Titus Brandsma (1881 - 1942) Award honours journalists, publishers, professors of communication, publications or institutes who have suffered threats or persecution because of their engagement in the media on behalf of an important human or Christian issue. The award also recognises initiatives for promoting dialogue and human dignity through the media. The award is instituted in memory of Blessed Titus Brandsma, a Dutch Carmelite who was a journalist.|
|The International Photojournalism Award is open to all photojournalists. Pictures speak differently and make strong impacts upon both literate and illiterate men, women and children. Pictures play a greater role in the modern media landscape as they can transmit messages faster. The award intends to promote the photos that dignify peoples, cultures, events and conventions. Photos as written reports can give a critical view on an event or policy as well as offer the public the unique on-the spot experience.|
|4. Inter-religious Dialogue|
|The International Award for Inter-religious Dialogue will honour and recognise the services and contributions of a media professional, institute, publisher or publication (including a book), in the field of peace, and coexistence among members of various religions and cultures. The award will bring to light initiatives of media professionals or their institutions for the peaceful, happy and harmonious coexistence of peoples belonging to all types of religions and opinions. The award encourages the use of the media for inter-religious dialogue and harmony by media professionals.|
|5. Women Issues|
|The International Award for Women Issues will honour the efforts of a media professional, institution, publisher or publication (including a book), in favour of making peoples and societies conscious of women’s issues. The award aims at bringing to light the plight of women in different parts of the world, exposing the violation of women rights, which are the fundamental rights of all human beings. The award has been instituted to recognise exemplary and unique contributions in this field.|
|The International Educommunication Award honours institutions and individuals, who have in an exemplary way promoted, advocated and applied educommunication for the development of humankind. The award honours the contributions in the field of educommunication that have been initiated to improve media education practices and media criticism methodologies, as well as enlarging the democratic use of communication, its technologies and process in all kinds of educational programmes, in order to attain the common good. The award supports the major role that educommunication plays in the formation of present and future communicators who will shape things to come.|
|7. Excellence in Journalism|
|The International Award for Excellence in Journalism honours outstanding journalists and other media professionals from all domains. A good proportion of them are reserved for young media professionals below the age of 35. Young journalists working in the secular or religious media worldwide may become members of the International Network of Young Journalists. The two major criteria of the award are content value and journalistic presentation. The award is given to the best entry and its author on national, continental or world levels.|
|8. Solidarity with Refugees|
The International Award for Solidarity with Refugees aims at (a) Preventing events that force people to become refugees. Media men and women can play a significant role in preventing civil disputes, conflicts and wars which are among the first and major events that force people to leave their home and even homeland. (b) Making nations and peoples aware of the plight of refugees and displaced people, so that greater and better attention is given to reducing what causes people to become refugees and helping to solve an already existing refugee crisis. (c) Honouring and recognising media professionals who have campaigned for the dignity and the rights of refugees as human beings, so that media men and women worldwide commit themselves more and more to put an end to the refugee phenomenon. (d) Finding new methods, attitudes and dispositions for dealing with refugees and displaced people, so that refugees are not treated merely as objects needing only food and water to survive a few more days! (e) Considering refugees as fully equal human beings who deserve humanity’s respect, solidarity and fraternity. “Refugees, A Challenge to Solidarity through Media” is the theme of the award. Sub-themes include covering events that produce refugees, the prevention of conflicts in order to avoid forced migration, globalisation and its consequences with regard to forced displacement, economic policies that force people to leave their homes and homeland, solutions for solving the plight of refugees, and giving respect and equal consideration to refugees.
|9. Cardinal Foley|
Cardinal John P. Foley(1935 - 2011) Award honours women and men ho have built or helped build bridges between peoples, communities, societies, between the religions/Churches and the world through ongoing reflection and search, get-togethers, encounters and seminars. Such bridging and encounters are necessary today in our modern world where both young and senior generations value freedom, dignity and respect than blind submission.
|For Submission of Candidates|
. Candidacies, supported by adequate documentation, may be submitted by a member, well-wisher, a member of the jury or by the candidate him/her/itself. Each presentation of a candidate shall include: (a) A brief description of the candidate. If the candidate is an individual or a group of individuals, the description shall include a biography, the place/s of professional work, and information on main journalistic works. If the candidate is a publication or a journalistic institute, the description must give important dates and figures that would help in knowing the candidate, its activities, achievements and impact. (b) Reasons for proposing the candidature. (c) Name of the person or institution putting forward the candidacy. (d) A maximum of three journalistic works for each award by the candidate or one copy of the publication that is being put forward as candidate. (e) Awards 1 & 2 require recommendations from professional and ecclesiastical authorities (e.g. bishop). . The name of the award to which the submission is made must be clearly indicated. . Please send two photographs. . Deadline: 15 May 2013. E-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
|For Journalistic and Media Works|
. Entries that are not in English, French, German or Spanish must have a translation or a summary in one of these languages. Photos must have a title, the photographer’s name, and the date and place where the photo was taken. . Each participant may send a maximum of three journalistic works. . Please mention the name of the award being applied for, the title, the date of publishing or broadcast, author’s name, on a front (title) page. . Written entries that are yet to be published should not exceed 1200 words including tables, figures, photographs and references. . Entries can be in the form of an article, interview, profile, opinion, publication, book, analysis, news story, photograph, or any other journalistic work, published or publishable, broadcast or broadcastable during the years 2010, 2011, 2012 or 2013. . Audio and audio-visual entries are submitted with their web links consultable until 31 December 2013. . Please send two photographs of the author/s. . Deadline: 15 May 2013. E-mail: <email@example.com>.