Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Award for excellence in International Development journalism

Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) New Zealand award for excellence in International Development journalism

VSA is proud to launch its award for excellence in International Development journalism.

VSA is New Zealand’s largest and most experienced volunteer agency working in International Development.

We bring together New Zealanders and our Asia-Pacific neighbours to share their skills and experience, working to transform lives and create a fair future for all.

Since our founding by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1962, more than 3000 Kiwi volunteers have worked overseas to create a positive difference.

This is a crucial time in International Development. The UN’s Millennium Development Goals reach their conclusion next year, and the international community is working to negotiate the Sustainable Development Goals that will replace them.

The Pacific is an often overlooked region in International Development, and media coverage of the issues facing the wider Pacific is scant. The award aims to encourage a greater breadth and depth of quality journalism on international development to bring these issues to a wider New Zealand audience.

The competition:
A 600– 1000 word feature
article on one of four themes

• Climate change
• Post –2015 Sustainable Development Goals
• The Pacific
• A world in which no one is left behind

The timeline:

July: Call for entries
1 September: Entries close
September: Entries made anonymous and shortlisted to 15 –20 by VSA & CID staff
24 September: Shortlist entries sent to judging panel
28 October: Three finalists announced
8 November: Winner announced at VSA’s annual
Congress in Wellington


Prize

The winner will receive a seven day research trip to Vanuatu in May 2015 to look at ongoing development projects and explore in more detail the development issues facing Pacific communities. The winning article will be published in VSA’s magazine Vista and the Sunday Star Times subject to any contractual employment constraints of the winner.

How to enter

To enter the competition you need to write a 600 –1000 word feature article about development with a lens on one of the four themes

Deadline

Entries must be emailed to vsa@vsa.org.nz along with a completed entry form 2pm NZ time, Monday 8 September 2014.

Updated 28/8/14: Volunteer Service Abroad has changed the deadline for submissions to its award for excellence in development journalism. The final deadline is Monday 8 September. This is a week later than was originally communicated. All other dates remain unchanged.

Entries will be made anonymous before judging.

• Fifteen to twenty articles will be shortlisted and the shortlisted candidates will be informed of the decision via email by Wed 24 September 2014.

• Shortlisted articles will be selected by VSA and the Council for International Development (CID) staff members.

• The judging panel will select three finalists who will attend VSA’s Congress on Sat 8 November where the winner will be announced.

Entry is free

Please refer to the full terms and conditions to ensure that your entry is valid.

For full terms and conditions and an entry form please go to the URL below:
http://vsa.org.nz/what-you-can-do/vsa-journalism-award/

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Patience: Drive Safe

Be patient before passing is the AA's message for drivers this Labour weekend.

"People taking crazy risks to get past other vehicles is one of the most dangerous things on the road,” says AA spokesperson Dylan Thomsen.

“The weather is looking good for the long weekend so the roads will be busy. Unfortunately, that also increases the chances of people getting frustrated and trying a risky passing manoeuvre. When they get past, there will probably be more traffic up ahead anyway so it won’t get people there faster.” More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State

Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Shell And Todd Caught Drilling Without Approval

Multi-national oil company Shell’s New Zealand arm and local energy giant Todd Energy have breached the new law governing New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the Environmental Protection Authority says in an Oct. 10 document released by the Green Party. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney

We’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations… More>>

ALSO:

PM Of Many Hats: Questions, No Answers On Whale Oil

Dr RUSSEL NORMAN (Co-Leader – Green) to the Prime Minister: How many times since November 2008 has he spoken with blogger Cameron Slater on the phone and how many times, if any, has he texted him?
Rt Hon JOHN KEY (Prime Minister): None in my capacity as Prime Minister. More>>

ALSO:

Aussie Investigation Dropped: Call On Minister McCully To Pursue The Case Of Balibo Five

West Papua Action is deeply concerned at the lack of any clear outcome from the Australian Federal Police inquiry into the 1975 deaths of the ‘Balibo Five’ including NZ journalist Gary Cunningham. More>>

ALSO:

'Feed The Kids' Bill: Metiria Turei To Lead Fight On Feeding Hungry Children

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Today: State Opening Of Parliament

The House sat at 10.30am on Tuesday before MPs were summoned to hear the Speech from the Throne in the Legislative Council Chamber. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news