Hey you! Have you heard of Climate Tracker Caribbean’s Journalism Awards? 🏆
No? Well, read on for the details.
After much anticipation, together with our partners at Open Society Foundations, we are excited to launch this opportunity to highlight and showcase amazing climate journalism in the Caribbean.
This competition aims to recognise and celebrate outstanding journalism focused on climate change and environmental issues within the Caribbean region. We invite passionate journalists, storytellers, and communicators to participate and showcase their work, driving awareness and inspiring positive action in the face of climate challenges.
5 ✋ awards in 5✋ different categories are up for grabs:
🌎 Best Climate Justice Story – Recognises a journalist who has successfully drawn out unique climate justice angles for telling the human side of Caribbean stories that have not been told on a large scale before. Please note that this story could be in written or a multimedia format. If it is a photograph or photo essay, please consider applying for the Best Climate Photography category.
🔍 Best Investigative Climate Journalism: Recognising outstanding investigative reporting that has uncovered critical issues related to climate change in the Caribbean region. Please note that this story could be in written or a multimedia format. If it is a photograph or photo essay, please consider applying for the Best Climate Photography category.
🌿 Best Youth Climate Reporter (age 18-24): Honouring the exceptional work of young journalists who have contributed significantly to climate reporting. Please note that this story could be in written or a multimedia format.
🌱 Best Solutions-Oriented Climate Reporting: Acknowledging journalism that focuses on practical solutions and innovations addressing climate challenges in the Caribbean. Please note that this story could be in written or a multimedia format. If it is a photograph or photo essay, please consider applying for the Best Climate Photography category.
📸 Best Climate Photography: This category recognizes exceptional photographs that capture the essence of climate change and its effects in the Caribbean region. Photographers who have visually conveyed the urgency and importance of climate issues should be celebrated.
Who can apply to the Caribbean Climate Journalism Awards?
This competition is open to journalists, writers, photographers, videographers, and multimedia creators from the Caribbean region, eager to contribute to climate change and environmental conservation discourse. Whether you are a seasoned professional or an emerging talent, we encourage you to submit your best work and be part of this movement.
Why should YOU participate?
🌎✍️🏆 By participating in the Caribbean Climate Journalism Awards, you have the opportunity to make a difference. Your compelling stories can inspire policy changes, raise awareness, and mobilise communities to take action against climate change. Moreover, finalists and winners will receive recognition, valuable networking opportunities, and a monetary prize.
How to apply
Ready to showcase your impactful climate stories? Complete the application form provided below and submit your best work for consideration. Our esteemed panel of judges will evaluate submissions based on creativity, accuracy, impact, and relevance to climate issues in the Caribbean.
🌟📝 Do you think you stand a chance of taking home one of these awards?
Then submit your work for consideration!! 📩🎉
While submission is open to all Caribbean journalists, there are some things to keep in mind:
📥 Submission Period: 10th of January 2024 – 4th February 2024 (11:59pm AST time)
🏅 Scoring by judging panel: 5th February 2024 – 9th February 2024
🎉 Final selection: 14th February 2024
🎥 Virtual Award Ceremony: 22nd February 2024
Access this document to learn more about the sum of the award, criteria-specific information, and eligibility.
Then head to this link to submit your work for consideration and stay tuned to our social media pages for more information.
For enquiries, please feel free to contact Johannes Damodar Patak (Caribbean Programme Officer and Journalism Mentor) at email@example.com and Camol Walker (Caribbean Communications Officer) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us in shaping a sustainable future through the power of journalism.
ABOUT CLIMATE TRACKER
Climate Tracker (CT) is an international non-profit organisation, aiming to support, train and incentivise better climate journalism globally. We believe in the power of journalism but recognise that many young journalists don’t have the training, resources or support to identify and tell the climate stories they want to. We also recognise that this challenge is often greatest in the countries hardest hit by climate change. To address this, we:
- Provide training and fellowships for young journalists around the world to tell better climate stories locally
- Conduct action-oriented media research to better understand the biggest challenges, trends, and obstacles to powerful climate reporting around the world
- Fund young journalists to report on the world’s most pressing issues and cover the world’s biggest moments, UN negotiations and conferences
- Support global collaborations between young climate journalists, newsrooms and NGOs around the world