Entries are now open to professional journalists, who are representatives of the media, professional journalism organizations such as unions, associations, and societies as well as freelance journalists for the Fetisov Journalism Awards 2022. Self-nominations are also allowed.
Publications (stories/articles/reportings) to be submitted in the contest must have been published in printed media (newspapers/ magazines/ journals) and/or posted on media websites/outlets between June 1, 2021 and May 31, 2022.
The Awards are available in the following four categories: Outstanding Investigative Reporting, Excellence in Environmental Journalism, Outstanding Contribution to Peace, and Contribution to Civil Rights.
All publications submitted for the awards must be provided in English. Those published in languages other than English will be accepted provided that they are accompanied by English translation which must be provided in the same file as the original publication. The translation must be carried out by a professional translator and be of high quality, accurate and complete; it has to be carried out in line with the norms and standards of the English language. Translation through an automatic engine will not be accepted. Word-for-word translation will also not be accepted.
Materials published in printed media, posted on media websites and media will be accepted for participation in the contest.
The following criteria will be taken into account in assessment of publications:
- Accuracy: ensuring the information is fact-based and reliable;
- Independence: avoiding political and corporate bias and undue influence;
- Impartiality and fairness;
- Humanity: how principles of non-discrimination and respect for victims, minorities and vulnerable groups are applied
- Transparency: how the reporting process was out in the open and the athors made themselves accountable
- Promotion of ethical principles
- Positive impact of a publication on the political, economic or social situation in a particular area, country or globally.
A maximum of three reportings/series of reportings from one journalism organization/media platform can be nominated for participation in the contest. One entry (one reporting or a series of reportings) from one person/one team of authors is also eligible. The word maximum word count for the submitted publications is 20,000 words.
The submission form may be filled out by a representative of a registered organization/media platform nominating another journalist or by a nominee. Information must be provided in English.
Films, videos and audio recordings as separate pieces of work are not accepted for the contest.
One publication must be attached to the application form in accordance with the instructions on the website. If a series of publications on one subject are submitted for the contest, they must be sent in one file. The attached file must be in PDF format and must not exceed 10 Mb.
A signed scanned copy of the author’s consent to participate in the contest must be attached to the application form if the application is submitted by the third person.
If a nominated publication was created by a team of authors each of the authors must sign a letter of consent. A letter of consent (or several letters scanned in one file) should be attached to the application form and submitted via the website.
Deadline for submission of nominations is October 1st, 2022.