Entries invited from Journalists for the ‘Energy of Words’ Prize

Deadline: April 1, 2013

Global Energy, non-profit partnership invites entries for the Energy of Words Prize. The Energy of Words Prize is an annual international media award established in 2004. Each year, the prize recognizes journalists from around the world who have made a significant contribution to the awareness and understanding of global energy issues, trends and solutions, through their work.

Entry Requirements

  • Nominations are accepted on the basis of the submission of a single piece of work from the journalist concerned.
  • Articles, opinion pieces and interviews published in journals, magazines and newspapers, including those published online, are accepted for consideration;
  • A maximum 400 word abstract of the article submitted (in English).
  • The submitted article must have been published between 1 March 2012 and 28 February 2013.
  • Articles are accepted in any language provided that an abstract of the article is submitted in English.

Eligibility for Nominations

Nomination for the award can be made by:

  • Authors;
  • The publication in which the piece was originally published;
  • Publishers;
  • Journalistic societies or groups;


The winner will:

  • receive a week long, all-expenses paid trip to St Petersburg, Russia, and
  • participate as a special guest in the international Global Energy Prize Laureate’s Week.
  • receive exclusive interview with the 2013 Global Energy Prize Laureate.

The winner will be heralded at the annual international Global Energy Awards ceremony. This year, the awards ceremony will take place at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum during the Global Energy Prize Laureates’ Week in June 2013.

Judging Criteria

Submissions are judged by the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee. The Committee chooses up to two winners each year. The decision of the panel is final. Submissions are judged on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Subject – All submissions must be related to a contemporary energy issue.
  • Insight – Submissions must provide innovative views and/or research into the subject.
  • Objectivity – Features must provide unbiased analysis of the subject.
  • Quality of research – Submissions are expected to uphold a rigorous level of research.
  • Quality of writing – Submissions are expected to have a high standard of writing.


All entries for the Energy of Word Prize must be received by 1 April 2013. Any entries submitted after this date will not be considered for the award.

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