The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) is pleased to open the 2011 UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award.
Following the successful launch of the competition last year, African journalists between 21 and 35 years, who are based on the continent and working for local, regional or international media organizations, are once again encouraged to apply.
Journalist entering the award may submt one radio, television, print or onlne report (in English or French) on an envronmental issue.
The prize is all-expenses-paid study visit to the USA, where the winner wll follow a specially designed “green itinerary”, interacting with leading environmental projects, green economy projects, scientist and public figure.
Last years UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award (YEJA) winner, radio journalist Patricia Okoed-Bukunmunhe form Uganda, is currently in the United States completing her study tour.
Visiting Washington DC, Seattle and Miami, Patricia will be meeting and working with voice of America, National Public Radio, National Geographic and a host of other media organizations and Environmental groups.
You can read about her experience as the 2010 YEJA winner on her US Blog, Patricia on the Read, at http://www.unep.org/yeja/
Applcations for the 2011 UNEP young Environmental Journalist Award can be made online http://www.unep.org/yeja/ until 5pm (Nairobi time) on 16 December 2011.
Written articles must not exceed 3000 words and radio or television reports should be no longer than six minutes. The report must have been published or broadcast between 1 January and 31 December 2011.
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