Young Environmental Journalist of the Year

Criteria

Description Eligibility* Submissions^
Rewards and recognises outstanding and promising work by young environmental journalists from across Asia 1. Open to journalists between 18 - 30 years old 1. Six stories written during the eligible time period. Submitted works must have been published in professional publications such as: magazines/newspapers, mainstream media, recognised online news website. The articles can have been written during internships or full-time employment.
2. Participants may be current or former intern journalists from recognised media organisations and/or young professional journalist 2. Details of any environment-related activities undertaken by journalist in past 3 years (no more than 1 page)
3. Up to three desired supporting documents

* All applicants must be citizens of an Asian country, or must have been residing in an Asian country for at least one year prior to 31 December 2017.

^ All submissions should have been published between 1 July 2016 and 31 December 2017.

Judging Assessment

Description
BALANCED AND FAIR PERSPECTIVE
Does the journalist's argument effectively balance a passion for environmental protection with an objective effort to include perspectives from all involved parties?
Does the body of work reflect a consistent commitment to presenting all sides of the issue at hand before reaching a particular conclusion?
IMPACT OF ARTICLE
Does the work have the potential to mobilise real and meaningful improvements in the environmental situation, e.g. by influencing changes in public policy or business practices?
Has the submitted body of work been widely quoted, cited or discussed on other media/publication platforms, reflecting a widespread engagement with the issues they are reporting about?
TRACK RECORD OF ENGAGING WITH ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING ON PERSONAL BLOGS OR OTHER PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA PLATFORMS, OR ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL VOLUNTEERING ACTIVITIES.
Does the applicant display a credible, long-term passion for engaging with environmental issues through environmental volunteering, or awareness raising initiatives in their personal time?
RESEARCH AND ANALYTICAL SKILLS
In his or her body of work, has the young journalist made a concerted effort to seek views and opinions from a broad range of stakeholders? Has he or she displayed initiative and resourcefulness in reaching out to individuals from various sectors?
Does the journalist's work reflect accurate reporting and fact-checking, and strong analytical and logical skills?
ELOQUENCE AND FLAIR
Does the journalist’s body of work demonstrate an eloquent writing style with an original, unique ‘voice’?