The Migration Media Award aims to recognise and reward the excellence, relevance and newsworthiness of up to 36 journalism pieces dealing with migration in the Euro-Mediterranean region in all its aspects. The award consists of winning an EU-funded contract to produce a new original, longer, or more detailed, more researched content covering other aspects of migration or the issue initially dealt with. This will result in up to 36 further journalistic pieces of work.
The selection is made among eligible entries that have already been published and need to be submitted together with a synopsis for a second original production to be financed under the award scheme.
Funding varies in amount and will be adapted by the Award funding partners to the needs of the production proposed. Selection of the up to 36 winning entries and pitches is being made through a three tier process: first an eligibility check, then content evaluation and scoring by media professionals and finally, selection and contracting of winners among the top scored entries by the Award partners Steering Committee. Ultimately, funding will be approved by Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR).
The results will be announced at an Award Ceremony in Malta on June 14.
Several partners have come together on the initiative of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) to jointly develop the EU-funded Migration Media Award.
The award competition is a collaboration of the EU-funded projects Euromed Migration IV and the Open Media Hub, in partnership with the European Asylum Support Office and Malta’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs.