The 2018 International China Journalists Association Awards Contest is now accepting submissions and nominations in three categories. 

All entries must be received by July 5, 2018. Winners will be announced in September.
 

Award Categories

 

General Excellence -- international

This category recognizes the best work of the year -- an article that revealed a major new China-related story, framed public debate, or resulted in meaningful social or policy change in China. Articles in both Chinese and English will be considered; the judging process will take into account the media outlet’s commitment to press freedom.

General Excellence -- Mainland China-Based Outlets

This category honors the best work of the year published in English or Chinese at a news outlet based in mainland China. News outlets in China face many restrictions in their coverage that international news organizations do not, yet many journalists at Chinese news outlets continue to find creative ways to tell stories or to push the envelope in investigative reports about issues related to China. This category will recognize a journalist whose work revealed a major China-related story, helped shape public debate, or resulted in meaningful social or policy change in China.

The ICJA Award for Courage in Journalism

In a country, and a world, where journalists face growing threats to their safety and that of their families, ICJA will recognize a journalist who undertook extraordinary risks to report and publish a story related to China. 

 

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Entries must have been published between April 1, 2017, and May 1, 2018. 
  • Entries must have been published in a professional print or online publication. Entries from student publications or blogs will not be accepted.
  • Entries must have been published in English or Chinese. 

 

How to Submit an Entry

New this year: ICJA is accepting submissions as well as nominations in all three categories. That means that journalists may submit their own work; and anyone may nominate the work of others for consideration. 

 

To Submit Your Own Work:

Please send an email to icja@icja-china.orgwith the following information:

  • Your name
  • Contact information
  • Category
  • Title of submission
  • Date and publication where appeared
  • Link if available
  • Brief description of the story’s impact (max. 100 words) -- did it reveal a major new story, change public debate, or result in meaningful change? Or, for the ICJA Courage in Journalism Award, describe the risks you took or the consequences you faced when reporting and publishing the story.
  • PDF or Word doc WITHOUT byline and publication name. All entries must be submitted in PDF or Word document form without byline and name of publication. 

 

To Nominate the Work of Someone Else:

Please send an email to icja@icja-china.orgwith the following information:

  • YOUR Name
  • YOUR Contact information
  • Name of nominated journalist
  • Contact information of nominated journalist (if you have it)
  • Category
  • Title of submission
  • Date and publication where appeared
  • Link if available
  • Brief description (max. 100 words) of the story’s impact -- did it reveal a major new story, change public debate, or result in meaningful change? Or, for the ICJA Courage in Journalism Award, describe the risks the journalist took or the consequences the journalist faced when reporting and publishing the story.
  • PDF or Word doc WITHOUT byline and publication name. All entries must be submitted in PDF or Word document form without byline and name of publication. 

 

Judging

  • Entries will be judged by a panel of professional journalists.
  • Winners will be announced in September. Names of winners and links to their work will be published on the ICJA website. 

 

There is no entry fee for the 2018 ICJA Awards Competition.

 

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