HOW TO ENTER
WHAT WE ARE HONORING
Inspiration and impact by educators and news media in assuring that students understand the crucial role of journalism in society and the sometimes deadly risks for people who do this work.
TWO QUESTIONS TO ANSWER
These are the two key questions you need to answer about your activity:
1. What do you do?
Description of your actions that align with the award theme
2. How do you know it works?
The results, however you measure them (including how you assure its financial sustainability).
>>>>> DEADLINE: 1 JULY 2023 <<<<<
WHO CAN ENTER & HOW
EDUCATORS - Educators at the primary or secondary level of instruction teaching in any kind of class at any kind of institution. You can nominate yourself or someone else can nominate you.
NEWS MEDIA ORGANZATIONS - A news outlet on any platform and organizations that represent journalists or news organizations or NGOs whose activities support those groups. We expect that you will be nominating your own organization.
Again, entries can be self-nominated or submitted by another entity or individual.
The teaching activity can have occurred anytime since January 2019.
REGISTRATION - Before you send an entry as a candidate or to nominate an initiative, please register it.
You will tell us some basics that will help us know to expect your entry and how to get in touch if there is a problem. Once we receive your registration, we'll explain what to do next to submit your entry.
EDUCATORS REGISTER HERE HERE
NEWS MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS REGISTER HERE .
We want to make this as easy as possible, given that all of you have have been having to do more in the same amount of time for months now, so we have aimed to make the process flexible and streamlined.
Your entry itself can come in one of two formats answering the above two questions. It will be judged on two criteria. Again, you can submit it yourself or someone else can nominate you, such as a colleague, student(s), etc.
We also ask everyone for one bit of homework (see below)
TWO ENTRY FORMAT CHOICES:
We will tell you where to send your entries once we have received your registration (buttons at the top and bottom of this page)
-- A Powerpoint stack of less than 5 MB (using 72 dpi pictures, for example). Send us the ppt or a pdf file.
-- A 3-minute video (uploaded anywhere with open access and with the original video file available if needed). You send us the link. Subtitles in English are required, even if the video is in English.
In any format, be sure to identify your organization at the beginning.
ENTRY FILENAME -
This is the structure you should use for your entry filename and for any email you send us about them:
ENTRY - PRESS FREEDOM TEACHING - YOUR COUNTRY - YOUR ORGANIZATION
And this for your questions:
QUESTION - PRESS FREEDOM TEACHING - YOUR COUNTRY - YOUR ORGANIZATION
WHERE TO SEND YOUR ENTry
Upon registering, we'll send you instructions about where to send the entry itself.
TWO CRITERIA IN THE JUDGING
1. Inspiration - Creativity of the activity and its adaptability to other countries (for USA teachers, that means less reliance on the First Amendment as a foundation than on Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
2. Impact - Effectiveness of the initiative in serving, supporting, attracting and learning from young audiences, especially as evidenced by measurable impact and economic sustainability. These are key elements.
ONE NOTE - Upon submitting your entry, know that you acknowledge that are giving us permission to share it both with the jury members and, if we think it’s great, more widely, attributing it to you, of course.
• Remember to keep firmly in mind the teaching topics this award addresses:
1. Why journalism is crucial for a democracy
2. Threats and dangers to journalists
• No matter what format, be sure to include information that identifies you at the beginning.
• Remember that the judges are all English speakers, so if an element is important for them to consider, translate it or provide a summary in English.
• You can use the contact form below to ask any questions you may have.