Applications are now open for the ILO Global Media Competition on Labour Migration and Fair Recruitment 2020. The competition pays attention to exemplary media coverage on labour migration and fair recruitment. The competition focuses on promoting quality reporting on labour migration issues. It will present two awards to two published media pieces.
About the ILO Global Media Competition on Labour Migration and Fair Recruitment 2020
This year, specific coverage of the issues related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrant workers and their families which includes non-payment of wages. It will be encouraged and viewed favourably.
- The competition will present an award of three prizes for professional journalists or media experts on the topic of labour migration or fair recruitment of migrant workers: two pieces will be awarded for a published media piece and one prize will be awarded for a synopsis.
- A prize will also be awarded to a student journalist for a synopsis on the topic of labour migration and recruitment of migrant workers.
- Winners will be allowed to select between cash (US $1,200 in the published media piece and the US $500 for the synopsis category) or a paid fellowship to take part in course in 2021 on fair recruitment or labour migration at the ILO’s international training centre.
There are different criteria that will be considered to determine if an applicant is eligible for the competition:
- The contest is open to media professionals who are 18 years and older. The contest is also open to students from journalism schools or universities who are presently enrolled in a journalism school or university curricula.
- Entries should fall into one of the following categories: I) Professional ii) Students. Professionals can submit entries in two subcategories a) Published Media pieces b) Synopsis while Students can submit entries only in the synopsis category.
- Entries must have been published between November 1, 2019 and October 31,2020.
- An English, French or Spanish translation must be included in the submitted material is in other languages.
All applicants will be judged in the competition based on the following criteria:
- Use of adequate terminology that protects migrants.
- Demonstration of creativity and accuracy.
- Promotion of non-discrimination.
- Highlighting the benefits of well-governed, safe labour migration and fair recruitment.
How to Apply
Submission of pieces can be in the following categories: Written Press, Photo Essay, multimedia, video and/or radio. Applicants are advised to visit the official website for full details on the application process.
All applications must be admitted on or before October 31, 2020. Late applications will not be attended to.
For more details, visit this link.