Say ‘THANK YOU’ Writing Competition.

World Press Freedom Day 2017: say ‘Thank You!’ to a Journalist or a Mentor (FIJI). CLOSING: 24 JULY 2017

FOR CITIZENS OF FIJI. CLOSING DATE: MONDAY 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!’

CATEGORIES:

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
[250–300 words].

C. Open Category

1st Prize — $500; Consolation Prizes (x 2) — $250
[400–600 words].

FORMAT: Please use the structure shared below.

You may use the format above. DO NOT SEND IT TO THE JOURNALIST. Please see contact and submission details at the end of this article notice. The word limit shown here is for Category A: 18 Years and Under.

D: FOR ALL JOURNALISTS (Former and Current).

Thank your Mentor — a man or woman in Fiji’s media landscape who has influenced your career in Journalism and the standards you work by. LIMIT: 400–600 words.

For current and former journalists, there is only one OPEN CATEGORY. [400–600 words].

1st Prize — $500; Consolation Prizes — $250 (x 2)

CONDITIONS:

  1. You may send in as many entries as you wish.
  2. For categories A — C, no immediate family member of any journalist may enter.
  3. For categories A — C, please send your entry with a certified copy of your Birth Certificate and ID.
  4. 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).
  5. No immediate family member of the Media Watch Group’s Staff or Board may enter (Judging will be by an external, independent panel).
  6. 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.
  7. PLEASE USE YOUR OWN HANDWRITING. DO NOT TYPE IT OUT. ALL ENTRIES THAT ARE TYPED AND PRINTED OUT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
  8. Count the number of words in the TEXT of your Letter and write it down at the end.
  9. COMPETITION DATES— 3 MAY 2017– 24 JULY 2017.
  10. AWARDS: 9 AUGUST 2017
  11. For all enquiries, please email mwgfiji@gmail.com or contact Media Watch Group via telephone — 3308 605 and speak to Mereoni.

SUBMISSION DETAILS:

EMAIL:

mwgfiji@gmail.com (Subject Header: 2017 WRITING COMPETITION)

MAIL:

2017 WRITING COMPETITION; c/- Media Watch Group; PO Box 17277, Suva.

HAND DELIVERY:

Media Watch Group; 381 Waimanu Road; Suva.

We look forward to receiving your entries!
CLOSING DATE: 24 JULY 2017