2016 China Environmental Press Awards

The 2016 China Environmental Press Awards are now open for entries

The China Environmental Press Awards were founded by chinadialogue and The Guardian with the aim of rewarding objective, fair and in-depth Chinese environmental reporting; encouraging outstanding Chinese environmental journalists; and promoting environmentalism in China. In the previous six years a total of 91 journalists or teams of journalists have received prizes. 

This year will be the seventh year of the awards, and is to be held in partnership with Sina News center and School of Environment and Natural Resources at Renmin University of China, funded by Alibaba Foundation.

We are now welcoming nominations for the 2016 China Environmental Press Awards. What have been the best environmental reports published during 2015? We look forward to sharing these with you.

Requirements for submission:

Environmental reporting published in Chinese in article or pictorial form, in print or online, between January 1st, 2015 and December 31st, 2015, is eligible for submission, as are credible and influential personal media.

How to make a submission:

Items can be submitted by the publisher, the journalist, or a third party. 

Submission of pieces of reporting:

Please send an electronic version of the entry, and an Internet link, to [email protected], by April 1st, 2016. Both the email subject and the filename of the electronic version should be in the format “CD [name of the piece] [journalist’s name] [publishing outlet]. (Any missing items should be replaced with a “0”. If more than one piece is submitted for a single journalist please append a number after the journalist’s name.) Please include a brief explanation for the submission covering the significance of the topic, the professionalism shown during information-gathering and writing, and the impact of the piece.

Submission of personal media:

Please submit the details of the personal media, including an Internet link, date it started, average visits per article, target audience, and an assessment of its impact, to the above address. Both the email subject and the filename of the document should be in the format “CD+Environmental Personal Media Submission”.

Period for Submissions

From January 21 2016 to April 10 2016


Prizes are given for the Journalist of the Year, Best Investigation, Most Influential Report,  Best In-depth, and Best Personal Media Award, Best Green Economy, along with six to eight runners-up awards (the prize committee may adjust the categories in line with the submissions received.) 

This is the first time the Best Reporting on Green Business, designed to encourage journalists who record China's economic transition, will been given.

Events and publicity:

Prize-winning pieces will be translated by chinadialogue for publication both on its website and magazine, while media partner Sina.com will report live on the results and award ceremony. Short-listed articles will be promoted via our Weibo and Weixin accounts.