The competition is open to all Filipino print, broadcast, and online journalists, photojournalists, and bloggers nationwide. Entries must deal with population and human development issues such as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), public health (especially reproductive health), reproductive health policy and governance, economic growth and poverty, climate change, housing and urban development, sustainable development, environment, education, gender, maternal health, adolescent reproductive health, family planning, food security, reproductive rights, child rights, migration, and population ageing.
For the Print and Online Category, awards will be given for Best News Reportage (should consist of a body of work or a series of at least three spot news reports); Best Opinion or Editorial Piece; Best Investigative Report, and Best Feature or Magazine Article.
For Television, awards will be given for Best TV Documentary and Best Magazine Program or Talk Show.
For Radio, awards will be given for Best Radio Program. Entries to this could be news, commentary (should consist of a series of at least three separate news reports or commentaries) or a special production of media agencies.
For the Photojournalism category, awards will be given for Best Single Photo and Best Photo Essay.
For Citizen Media, awards will be given for Best Text Blog (should consist of a body of work of at least three posts or a series), and Best Photo Blog (should consist of a body of work of at least five posts).
Entries should have been published or aired between August 16, 2010 and August 15, 2011 in a publication (print or online), broadcast network (TV or Radio), or personal blog that has been in existence for at least one year. Deadline for submission of entries is on August 31, 2011.
Interested parties may send as many entries in a chosen category. Grand winners in each category will receive a cash prize, trophy, and plaque. Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD) is also working on corporate sponsorships for additional non-cash prizes and for special recognition prizes.
For more information, interested parties may contact PLCPD at (02) 9251800, 4362373, 9266619 loc. 2 or visit www.plcpd.com.
The PopDev Media Awards is made possible with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in collaboration with the Commission on Population (PopCom), Philippine NGO Council on Population, Health and Welfare (PNGOC), Philippine Center for Population and Development (PCPD), Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC), Women’s Feature Service (WFS), and Philippine Center for Photojournalism (PCP).