AN annual awards competition celebrating the 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.
Say the organisers, the aim of the awards is to encourage and recognise fair, accurate and positive coverage of asylum seeker and refugee issues in Scotland.
The awards are split into five categories: Print (national, news), Print (national, features), Print (local), Broadcast Media and Photography.
The winners will be announced on June 22 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 and should be emailed to DMasterton@redcross.org.uk.
The closing deadline for entries is 5pm on the 25th of next month.