Inquirer Awards 2011
From the Thomson Foundation
The search is on for the investigative reporter of the year …
As journalists we all aim to make a difference to our communities. In our search for the truth, we investigate issues – big and small – to tell the story professionally, objectively and responsibly.
To spotlight and applaud the achievements of journalists in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and Iraq whose investigations really make a difference, the Thomson Foundation has launched The Inquirer Award 2011.
Print and television journalists as well as photojournalists from Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine are eligible to compete for the award. All entries must feature work primarily published or broadcast in Arabic.
The Inquirer Award aims to find journalists who can demonstrate their ability to examine, in depth, a significant issue that is relevant to the region and its people.
Since 2003, the Inquirer Award has become a showcase for some of the region’s finest journalists. The Inquirer Awards past winners page lists journalists who have continued to earn the highest respect from peers and communities.
A panel of independent judges will be looking for entries that show comprehensive and thorough research, incisive interviewing techniques, and creative, well-constructed writing and presentation.
As well as receiving an Inquirer Award 2011 trophy, the first place winners in each of the three categories – Print, Television, and Photojournalism – will be hosted by the Thomson Foundation for an all-expenses-paid study tour for one week in the UK. The first prize in the Television category will include the reporter and cameraman.
The Inquirer Award project was first launched in Jordan in 2003. Since then it has developed and grown to include Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and most recently Iraq. The competition was not held in 2006 and 2010.
The Inquirer Award project is managed by the Thomson Foundation and funded by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
How to enter
To enter the Inquirer Award, download and read carefully the entry form and rules for your chosen category. The forms have been provided in both English and Arabic – use whichever you prefer (but don’t forget, the orginal work must be in Arabic).
The entry form should then be completed and returned, in Word format, together with submitted work. Entries may be submitted to the British Embassy in the relevant participating country or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Examples of work, depending on award category, can be submitted on CD or uploaded online. See entry form for details.
The deadline for submitting all entries is December 1, 2011.
If you have any queries, please email the awards administrator at: email@example.com
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