Calls for submission of entries to the Red Cross Award for Humanitarian Reporting are being made as the deadline on March 12, 2011 approaches.

Entries to the media contest — the first to be held by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) — must highlight the humanitarian consequences of armed conflicts in the Philippines.

The competition is open all full-time/freelance journalists working for the print/online, TV, and radio media in the Philippines. Winners will get a chance to receive trainings abroad on IHL/conflict reporting, gadgets, membership to PRC with accident insurance, books on IHL and conflict reporting, plaques or trophies, and other freebies.

Three copies of the entry must be sent with a nomination form to the following schools, on or before 5 p.m. of March 12, 2011:

  • For Northern/Central Luzon: c/o Prof. Ben Domingo, development communication department, Central Luzon State University, Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija
  • For NCR/Southern Luzon: c/o Charlton Jules Romero, mass communication department chair, St. Scholastica’s College Manila, 2560 Leon Guinto St., Manila
  • For Visayas: c/o Francisco Lucero, development communication instructor, Cebu Technological University, R. Palma Street, Cebu City
  • For Mindanao: c/o Prof. Shiella Balbutin, development communication department chair, Xavier University, Cagayan de Oro City

To download forms and get more information, visit www.icrc.org or www.redcross.org.ph

The award is supported by the International News Safety Institute, Peace and Conflict Journalism Network Philippines, Philippine Association of Communication Educators, and Rotary Club of Manila.

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