ILO SEEKING APPLICATIONS FOR GLOBAL MEDIA COMPETITION ON LABOUR MIGRATION & FAIR RECRUITMENT

Key Information 
  • Eligibility:  For the professional awards, this contest is open to media professionals and professional journalists who are 18 years of age and older. For the student award, this contest is open to students from journalism schools/universities who are currently enrolled in a journalism school or university curricula.
    For each entry submitted the author should indicate which type of production is being submitted: written press, photo essay, multimedia, video, radio (referred to below as “media pieces”) and/ or synopsis. Published print and online submissions should not exceed 8,000 words, synopsis for future media pieces should not exceed 4000 words, radio and video submissions should not exceed 10 minutes. A maximum of two entries may be submitted by any one participant.
  • Funding amount: Professional Awards: A cash prize of $1,200 USD. Student Award: A cash prize of $500 USD.
  • Type of funding: Awards, Prizes and Challenges
  • Target countries: Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America
  • Application languages: Any language

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is seeking applications for its sixth annual Global Media Competition to recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration and fair recruitment.

The competition aims to promote quality reporting on labour migration issues. It will give awards to two published media pieces. For the first time it will also give prizes for two ‘synopses’ of stories to be developed on labour migration or fair recruitment.

This year, specific coverage of the issues related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrant workers and their families, including with respect to the non-payment of wages, will be encouraged and viewed favourably.

The “synopsis” category will be open to both professional and student journalists, and provides an opportunity to secure resources to develop an important migration story that journalists believe should be published.

The competition is supported by the International Trade Union Confederation, the International Organisation of Employers, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the International Federation of Journalists, Equal Times, Solidarity Centre, and Migrant Forum in Asia.

Read more about the project here.