Amnesty International issues call for entries to media awards

THE human rights organisation, Amnesty International, has issued a call for entries to its annual media awards competition.

Say the organisers, the awards “recognise excellence in journalism that has made a significant contribution to the UK public’s greater awareness and understanding of human rights issues”.

The entry categories are:

• Digital: for innovation in digital news delivery

• Television News: includes footage hosted online

• Documentary: includes programmes given a UK theatrical screening

• Radio: includes podcasts

• International TV & Radio: for content seen or heard on a channel that has a broadcast platform in the UK and is available internationally

• National Newspapers: for one article or a series of three

• Magazines (two awards): for content published in a consumer magazine or magazine-style weekly or monthly newspaper supplement

• Nations & Regions: print or broadcast entries from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the English regions (see contact details below)

• Photojournalism: for pictures published or publicly exhibited in the UK

• Gaby Rado Memorial Award: for an up-and-coming journalist who has covered national or international human rights stories in broadcast, online or print media for less than five years

• Student: for entries published or broadcast by a recognised student outlet

The closing date for entries is March 1, via here. The winners will be announced on May 29.