NRS International and AidEx launch Humanitarian & Development Journalism Award19 Aug 2015
To mark the World Humanitarian Day today, NRS International is pleased to announce the launch of the Humanitarian & Development Journalism Award, in partnership with AidEx, the leading forum for the international aid and development community.
With this award, NRS International and AidEx aim to celebrate and recognise the best of humanitarian and development reporting and photojournalism across the globe.
Farhaj Sarwar, Managing Director of NRS International, said of the award: “We are honoured to establish the inaugural Humanitarian and Development Journalism Award in partnership with AidEx. We firmly believe it is vital that the voices of communities affected by disasters and crises are not ignored. This award will recognise those journalists whose stories have made the greatest contribution to stimulating this humanitarian and development conversation.”
The award is split into two categories:
I. Photojournalism: For a best photograph / set of photographs.
II. Reporting: For print, radio, TV broadcast and digital
“The standard of humanitarian and development reporting influences the way the world perceives this community’s achievements. AidEx wants to help celebrate the hard work done by journalists in portraying the realities of an often misunderstood sector,” said Nicholas Rutherford, Event Director for AidEx.
Nominations for the Award will be judged by an independent panel of experts and by an online public vote. One winner will be selected from each category to receive a trophy and a cash prize of €2,500, conferred in person at the AidEx Brussels. Finalists attending the award ceremony in Brussels will also be eligible for partial reimbursement of their travel and accommodation costs.
There are no geographical limitations on eligibility for the prize – entries from any country or region will be considered. Journalists and photographers may either submit their own work or have their work nominated by a third party.
To enter or nominate someone for the Humanitarian & Development Journalism Award, click here. The deadline for entries is on 15th September 2015.
More details and other updates will be published soon.