Many crucial issues facing the developing world are often overlooked or underrepresented by the media. The Guardian International Development Journalism competition 2013 aims to highlight some of them. We are searching for enthusiastic writers who want to demonstrate their journalistic abilities by examining these issues.
The competition, in partnership with a group of UK-based international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) – is now in its sixth year.
The NGOs are The David Rattray Memorial Trust, Farm Africa, Leonard Cheshire Disability, Magic Bus, Malaria Consortium, Marie Stopes International, Practical Action, The Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, UNICEF, WaterAid, Women for Women International and Youth Business International
The challenge is to write a feature of 650 to 1,000 words by Sunday 12 May at 23.59 on an aspect of global poverty that deserves greater media exposure. The 12 best writers will be selected from a longlist of around 40 entrants, all of whom will have their articles published online at guardian.co.uk.
The 12 finalists will be flown to a developing country to research a new assignment. The finalist pieces will then be published in a Guardian newspaper supplement, after the announcement of the winner at an awards ceremony in November 2013.
2013-03-27 23:08:42 UTC