Say ‘THANK YOU’ Writing Competition.
World Press Freedom Day 2017: say ‘Thank You!’ to a Journalist or a Mentor (FIJI). CLOSING: 24 JULY 2017
Every day, around the world, thousands of journalists go to work to bring you news and stories, sometimes under challenging situations. Hundreds of journalists have lost their lives trying to search for, find, and bring truth to you. Thousands are facing incarceration and detention across the globe. Here in Fiji, journalists have worked to keep you informed, and more importantly, to keep you thinking and engaging critically.
Do something for them.
Say ‘Thank You!’
A. 18 years and under
1st Prize — $250; Consolation Prizes (x 2) — $150
[Max. 200 words].
B. 19–40 years
1st Prize — $300; Consolation Prizes (x 2) — $200
C. Open Category
1st Prize — $500; Consolation Prizes (x 2) — $250
FORMAT: Please use the structure shared below.
D: FOR ALL JOURNALISTS (Former and Current).
For current and former journalists, there is only one OPEN CATEGORY. [400–600 words].
1st Prize — $500; Consolation Prizes — $250 (x 2)
- You may send in as many entries as you wish.
- For categories A — C, no immediate family member of any journalist may enter.
- For categories A — C, please send your entry with a certified copy of your Birth Certificate and ID.
- For Category A: 18 Years and Under, a letter from a Parent or Guardian giving consent to enter the competition is compulsory. (with a certified copy of your Birth Certificate).
- No immediate family member of the Media Watch Group’s Staff or Board may enter (Judging will be by an external, independent panel).
- All judging will be conducted BLIND so PLEASE DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE LETTER ITSELF. WRITE THIS ON A SEPARATE PIECE OF PAPER.
- PLEASE USE YOUR OWN HANDWRITING. DO NOT TYPE IT OUT. ALL ENTRIES THAT ARE TYPED AND PRINTED OUT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
- Count the number of words in the TEXT of your Letter and write it down at the end.
- COMPETITION DATES— 3 MAY 2017– 24 JULY 2017.
- AWARDS: 9 AUGUST 2017
- For all enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Media Watch Group via telephone — 3308 605 and speak to Mereoni.
email@example.com (Subject Header: 2017 WRITING COMPETITION)
2017 WRITING COMPETITION; c/- Media Watch Group; PO Box 17277, Suva.
Media Watch Group; 381 Waimanu Road; Suva.
We look forward to receiving your entries!
CLOSING DATE: 24 JULY 2017