GUIDELINES FORTHE FOURTH INTERNATIONAL “KAZAKHSTAN THROUGH THE EYES OF FOREIGN MEDIA” CONTEST
1. The contest’s aim
This contest aims to recognize and reward the authors of the best and most objective journalistic reports, stories and analytical pieces about Kazakhstan, which are published in foreign media outlets. Alongside this, it aims to promote professional reporting on Kazakhstan in the foreign media.
2. The idea behind the contest
The contest will assist selected non-Kazakhstani authors who have an interest in visiting the country, by giving them an opportunity to cover key events and activities at national, regional and international levels.
3. The purpose of the contest
The contest is to promote and support the creation of high quality reportage within the international media, which exhibits the many facets that Kazakhstan has to offer. This includes a diverse range of subjects, from excellent coverage of diplomatic or economic news, to broader insight into the lifestyle, culture, art and diversity of contemporary Kazakhstan.
6. Geography of the contest:
Geography of the contest covers five wider regions:
- The Americas;
- CIS and the Baltic States;
- Middle East and Africa;
- Asia, Australia and Oceania.
One winner will be chosen from each of these regions.
7. Contest procedures:
To participate in the contest, please provide information of any reportage or material published in any foreign media in the period between January 1st and June 25th, 2017. Final deadline for submissions is June 25, 2017.
Applications must be sent to the following e-mail address, in PDF format: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send articles in English or Russian. If a story was published in another language, please provide an English, Russian, or Kazakh translation.
The word count of the publication should not exceed 2,000 words.
From June 25 to July 1, 2017, the best applicants will be shortlisted. The Organizing Committee will pass the shortlist to the panel of judges, who will select the winners from each region.
The results of the contest will be announced on July 5th, 2017.
By accepting the award, the winners of the contest agree to publish an article in a foreign media outlet about their experience in Kazakhstan within a month following their visit.
8. Eligibility for participation:
Journalists or freelancers representing foreign print, electronic and online media outlets are eligible to apply.
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