Enter the Global Media Competition 2016 (Win a Prize of $1000)

Enter the Global Media Competition 2016 (Win a Prize of $1000)

Deadline: October 31, 2016

The International Labour Organization (ILO) launches a global media competition to recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration by encouraging professional journalists to produce written articles or videos/multimedia that while not overlooking the negative aspects (e.g. often a hard reality of exploitation and violation of human and labour rights), also show the positive results of fair labour migration governance, and highlight key aspects of migration (e.g. recruitment) as well as the positive contribution of migrant workers to countries of origin, transit and destination.

This second global media competition “Breaking Stereotypes on Labour Migration” is organized by the International Labour Organization in collaboration with the International Trade Union Confederation, the International Organization of Employers, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the International Federation of Journalists, Equal Times, Solidarity Center, Human Rights Watch, and Migrant Forum in Asia.


  • Two winners will be selected in each category; and each winner will receive a prize of $1000;
  • Winning entries will be featured on ILO website and widely promoted as an example of good journalism.


  • Professional journalists are invited to submit one piece of their work to one of the two following categories:
    • written articles (online or print articles)
    • videos/multimedia
  • Articles should not exceed 2000 and videos/multimedia should not be longer than 5 minutes. Submissions must have been created and published between 1 January 2015 and 31 October 2016 to qualify;
  • The submitted entries should cover labour migration-related issues. Refugees and displaced persons, where they are employed as workers outside their own countries, are considered migrant workers. As such, submissions covering international migrant workers and refugees (participating in labour markets outside their own countries) will be accepted.

Judging Criteria

Entries will be judged based on the following:

  • Creativity
  • Accuracy
  • Protection

Application Process

  • Complete the online entry form  before October 31, 2016 (latest 23:59, Central European Time);
  • Entries are accepted in three languages: English, French, and Spanish. Entries in other languages will be accepted provided that the applicant presents a faithful translation in one of the three languages mentioned above;
  • Winners will be officially announced on December 18 to mark International Migrants Day.

For more information, visit Global Media Competition 2016.