Friday, August 21, 2009

UNCA Awards, $40,000

United Nations Correspondents Association
$40,000 prizes for Journalists

Annual Awards, 2009.

SG Ban Ki Moon could not attend our event on the originally planned date so the

so the UNCA Awards ceremony will now take place on Friday, 4 December.

As a result the deadline for entries, which now applies to all categories, is September 21, 2009, for work published in the year before August 31, 2009.

Please forward this information widely to all colleagues you feel

might be interested in entering. The revised notice is below.

The United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA)

2009 Awards for coverage of the United Nations

and its agencies:

UNCA invites media worldwide to submit entries for its Fourteenth

Annual UNCA Awards for the best written and electronic media

coverage of the United Nations, its agencies and field operations.

The prizes amount to over $40,000 with $10,000 each for the main


Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will present the prizes at the UNCA

Awards Dinner at the UN Headquarters in New York on Friday, December

4th, 2009.

There are no entry fees of any kind for submissions.

The Awards now include:

The Prince Albert Foundation/UNCA Global Prize for coverage of Climate Change
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.
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.
Elizabeth Neuffer, The Boston Globe bureau chief at the United

Nations, died while on assignment in Baghdad in 2003.

Ricardo Ortega, formerly the New York correspondent for Antena 3 TV of Spain, was one of the leading Spanish journalists of his generation who was shot dead on mission, in Haiti in 2004.

The judges will look for similar courage and qualities in entries for the UNCA

Journalism Awards.

The awards are open to all journalists anywhere in the world for work in print, Internet, radio or TV between 1 September, 2008 and

1 August, 2009 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 disc or VHS (preferably NTSC) format. We particularly welcome entries from outside the USA and even more so from developing world media. A written transcript assists judging of radio and TV entries. Multiple or joint entries will be accepted. Previous winners are welcome to try again!

Mailing address:

Fedex, registered or couriered packages should be sent to:

UNCA Awards Committee

Mailbox 613

The Chrysler Building

132 East 43rd Street

New York, NY 10017, USA

+1 (212) 867-0001

Scanned or email entries to:

Any questions, please email address above or telephone Awards Chair:

Ian Williams at +1 212 686 8884

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