2013 UNCA Awards for Best Coverage of the UN and its Agencies

Deadline: September 15, 2013

The United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) invites media worldwide to submit entries for its 18th Annual UNCA Awards Dinner and Dance for the best written and electronic media coverage of the United Nations, its agencies, and field operations. The prizes amount to over $50,000 with $10,000 each will be awarded for the main categories. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will present the prizes at the Awards Gala dinner on Wednesday, December 18th at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York.


  • There are no entry fees of any kind for submissions
  • The awards are open to all journalists anywhere in the world

The Awards Are:

1. The Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize – sponsored by the Alexander Bodini Foundation, for written media (including online media) coverage of the UN and its agencies and their work. Elizabeth Neuffer, the Boston Globe bureau chief at the United Nations, died while on assignment in Baghdad in 2003.

2. The Ricardo Ortega Memorial Prize – for broadcast journalism coverage of the UN, and its agencies. Ricardo Ortega, formerly the New York correspondent for Antena 3 TV of Spain, was one of the leading Spanish journalists of his generation who was shot dead on mission, in Haiti in 2004.

3. The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation/UNCA Global Prize – for coverage of Climate Change. The foundation promotes sustainable and equitable management of natural resources and places the individual at the center of its projects. It encourages the implementation of innovative and ethical solutions in three main categories: climate change, biodiversity, and water.

4. The United Nations Foundation prize – for any entry in any medium that best covers the humanitarian and development aspects of the U.N. and its agencies.

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