Deadline for Submission of Entries to the EU Peace Journalism Awards Extended

The European Union in the Philippines together with its collaborators and partners announced that the deadline for submission of entries to the EU Peace Journalism Awards has been extended to 15 June 2015. The EU Delegation said that all articles/broadcast/images published, produced and uploaded in media outlets until 15 June 2015 will be considered as eligible entries.

The entries may be submitted to

Download the EU Peace Journalism Awards entry form here:

The Journalism Awards are open to all Philippine journalists as well as campus journalists based in the country with the following categories: written text published in print media, online and broadcast media, photojournalism, campus journalism and government advocacy peace projects.

The Grand Winner goes to Brussels  this year to meet with peace stakeholders and with fellow journalists while Finalists will receive special gifts and certificates. All the Grand Finalists will also participate in a public forum to be held  prior to the awarding ceremony.

Entries will be judged on the basis of the following criteria: relevance to the topic – 30%; news value/impact – 30%; investigative depth – 25%; and professional quality and style – 15%.

Entries should adhere to the theme of peace in its broad sense and could include reportage about the peace process at the level of political negotiations. Journalists may also write about peace linked to development and other cross-cutting socio-political issues or about peace in the perspective of local communities and their unique ways of harnessing peace.

The Journalism Awards aim to:

  1. raise awareness about the impact and value of peace and the peace process in general and to generate information and a deeper understanding of the Bangsamoro peace process in particular;
  2. acknowledge the role of Philippine journalists as agents of peaceful social transformation through balanced, responsible, culturally-sensitive and conflict-sensitive reporting on peace and conflict stories; and,
  3. generate awareness, interest and appreciation for EU-supported activities in Mindanao in the context of the peace process.

The EU Peace Journalism Awards are being presented by the European Union Delegation to the Philippines together with the Bangsamoro Transition Commission, Office of the Presidential Adviser for the Peace Process as Collaborators.  Partners include the Center for Humanitarian Dialogue, National Union of Journalists of the Philippines,  Institute for War and peace Reporting, Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology, Photojournalists’ Center of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University – Asian Center for Journalism,, Center for Community Journalism and Development. It is also supported by the College Editors Guild of the Philippines and the Philippines Press Institute.

Further information:

Media Contact: Thelma Gecolea, EU Delegation to the Philippines, Phone 8595124,