Call for entries issued by Refugee Week Scotland Media Awards

AN annual awards competition celebrating Scotland’s best media coverage of refugee and asylum issues is calling for entries.

The Refugee Week Scotland Media Awards is staged by the British Red Cross in association with the Scottish Refugee Council and the National Union of Journalists. It is open to all journalists working for media outlets in Scotland.

The aim of the awards is to encourage and recognise fair, accurate and positive coverage of asylum seeker and refugee issues in Scotland.

This year, the organisers have introduced a new category: digital media.

The awards are now split into six categories: print (national, news), print (national, features), print (local), digital media, broadcast media and photography. There is also a special award, sponsored by the NUJ.

The winners will be announced on Friday, June 21 at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, as one of the highlights of Refugee Week Scotland – a festival of events, co-ordinated by the Scottish Refugee Council, celebrating the contribution of refugees to the UK.

Entries can be in pdf. or word document format or jpg. for photographic entries. Online entries can be sent as weblinks. Broadcast entries should be sent on DVD or as.wav files.

All entries should be emailed to

The deadline for entries is 5pm on Friday, May 10.