This is not a call for applications in English – the following is posted as part of our commitment to providing bilingual content. For more on our Awards, previous winners, and their winning articles, go to our Awards page.
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; improving the quality of such reporting; encouraging outstanding Chinese environmental journalists; and promoting environmentalism in China.
This will be the Awards’ fifth year. In the previous four years 59 reporters, or teams of reporters, have received prizes. In its fourth year the China Environmental Press Awards were held in conjunction with the SEE-TNC Ecological Prize, a well-known Chinese environmental award.
Nominations for the 2014 China Environmental Press Awards are now being solicited, and we look forward to the submission of many more quality articles.
Requirements for submission:
Environmental reporting published in Chinese in article or pictorial form, in print or online, between January 1st and December 31st, 2013, is eligible for submission.
How to make a submission:
Items can be submitted by the publisher, the journalist, or a third party. Please send an electronic version of the entry, and an Internet link, to cd_pressawards2014#126.com (replacing # with @). 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.) 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.
Period for submissions:
January 17th to April 10th, 2014
Prizes are given for the Journalist of the Year, Best Investigation, Biggest Impact, Best Scoop, Best In-depth Report, Young Journalist of the Year and Best Citizen / Personal Media Journalist, along with six to eight runners-up awards (the prize committee may adjust the categories in line with the submissions received.) This will be the second time the Young Journalist of the Year prize, awarded to an outstanding young journalist of less than three years’ experience, has been given.
Events and publicity:
Prize-winning pieces will be translated by chinadialogue for publication both on its website and magazine, while media partners will publish articles about the winning pieces. Short-listed articles will be promoted via our Weibo and Weixin accounts.