International Labour Organisation (ILO) Global Media Competition on Labour Migration 2019

International Labour Organisation (ILO) Global Media Competition on Labour Migration 2019

Deadline: October 31, 2019

Applications are open for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Global Media Competition on Labour Migration 2019. The competition aims to recognize exemplary media coverage of labour migration. This year’s themes are ‘fair recruitment’ and ‘the future of labour migration’. For the first time, the competition has a student prize category and the option for a fellowship prize.

The competition aims to promote quality reporting on labour migration issues. Across the world, migrants face prejudice, intolerance and stigmatization in their workplaces and communities. Negative public narratives can lead to abuse and exploitation, and challenge social cohesion.

Thematic Categories

  • Fair recruitment of migrant workers: Entries in this category should illustrate how international recruitment practices impact migrant workers’ lives, their chances of enjoying decent work, and their exposure to potential exploitation and abuse, gender-based violence, child and forced labour and trafficking in persons. Alternatively or additionally, it should show how properly regulated and governed labour recruitment across international borders can improve skills and job and the effective functioning of labour markets.
  • The future of labour migration: Entries in this category should present migrant workers’ challenges and opportunities to access decent work in the context of current and future trends shaping the world of work, including globalization, rising inequalities, demographic changes, technological advancement, non-standard forms of employment, large numbers of workers in the informal economy as well as the need for gender equality, life-long learning and the creation of productive jobs.

Award

  • The competition will award four professional prizes (two in the category ‘fair recruitment of migrant workers’ and two for ‘the future of labour migration’ category) and one student prize. The winners will be able to choose between cash (US$1,000 in the professional category and US$300 for the student category) or a paid fellowship to participate in an ITC-Turin course on a fair recruitment or labour migration topic in 2020.

Eligibility

  • For the professional awards, this contest is open to media professionals and professional journalists who are 18 years of age and older. For the student award, this contest is open to students from journalism schools/universities who are currently enrolled in a journalism school or university curricula;
  • To qualify, entries must have been published between November 1, 2018 and October 31, 2019;
  • For each entry submitted the author should indicate which type of production is being submitted: written press, photo essay, multimedia, video and/or radio. Print and online submissions should not exceed 8,000 words, while radio and video submissions should not exceed 10 minutes;
  • A maximum of two entries may be submitted by any one participant to any of the two categories;
  • A submission in any language is welcome, however an English, French or Spanish translation must be included if the submitted material, or parts of it are in another language.

Application

Complete the online entry form  in the category of either ‘professional’ or ‘student’ category. You can submit your piece in the following categories: written press, photo essay, multimedia, video and/or radio.

For more information, visit ILO Global Media Competition.

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