EU extends Peace Journ Awards deadline to June 15

by | May 27, 2015 | News

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[Official announcement from the EU Delegation to the Philippines]

The deadline for submission of entries to the EU Peace Journalism Awards has been extended to 15 June 2015.



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.



All articles/broadcast/images published, produced and uploaded in media outlets until 15 June 2015 will be considered as eligible entries.


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.



Relevance to the topic – 30%
News value/impact – 30%
Investigative depth – 25%
Professional quality and style – 15%



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. Grand Finalists will also participate in a public forum to be held prior to the awarding ceremony.


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.


Collaborators and partners

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, Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University,, Center for Community Journalism and Development. It is also supported by the College Editors Guild of the Philippines and the Philippines Press Institute.


Download the EU Peace Journalism Awards entry form here:


The entries may be submitted to


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


Further information:

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