The call for nominations has been announced for the Free Press Awards 2023. The awards, organized by Free Press Unlimited, provide a platform to recognize and honor journalists and media professionals who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to press freedom and independent information.
Free Press Awards
These awards aim to celebrate the efforts of individuals who risk everything to bring us the news, pioneers who strive for equality and justice, and those who persevere under the most challenging circumstances.
It is important to note the following criteria when making a nomination:
- You cannot nominate yourself: The awards are designed to honor the work of others, so self-nominations are not accepted.
- Nominee’s awareness and permission: Ensure that the person you nominate is aware of the nomination and has given their permission to be considered for the award.
- Sufficient examples of work: It is recommended to include a minimum of three pieces of the nominee’s work when submitting the nomination.
- Newcomer of the Year eligibility: To be eligible for the “Newcomer of the Year” category, the nominee should have been active as a journalist for a maximum of three years.
Awards/Categories of Recognition
The Free Press Awards comprise two categories that acknowledge exceptional work within the field of journalism:
Newcomer of the Year Award
The “Newcomer of the Year” category recognizes journalists who have recently entered the field but have already made a significant impact. This award celebrates their potential and the fresh perspectives they bring to journalism. The winner of this category will be awarded a media scholarship of their choice, facilitating their professional development and contributing to their future endeavors.
Most Resilient Journalist
The “Most Resilient Journalist” category pays tribute to individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary resilience and determination in the face of adversity. These journalists continue to report and uncover stories despite challenging circumstances, often risking their own safety and well-being. The winner of this category will receive a well-deserved cash prize, acknowledging their unwavering dedication to the pursuit of truth.
How to Nominate
The process of nominating candidates for the Free Press Awards is straightforward. The nominations open on June 30, 2023, and close on August 15, 2023.
To nominate, click this link: www.freepressunlimited.org/en/form/awards
How can I nominate someone for the Free Press Awards?
To nominate someone, visit the Free Press Unlimited website at: www.freepressunlimited.org/en/form/awards and follow the instructions provided for the nomination process.
Can journalists nominate themselves for the awards?
No, self-nominations are not accepted. The awards are intended to recognize the work of others.
What supporting documents should I include with the nomination?
It is recommended to include a minimum of three pieces of the nominee’s work to provide a comprehensive understanding of their journalistic endeavors.
What is the eligibility criterion for the “Newcomer of the Year” category?
To be eligible for the “Newcomer of the Year” category, the nominee should have been active as a journalist for a maximum of three years.
What is the prize for the winner of the “Most Resilient Journalist” category?
The winner of the “Most Resilient Journalist” category will receive a cash prize in recognition of their exceptional resilience and dedication.
The Free Press Awards of 2023 is an essential platform for recognizing the invaluable contributions of journalists and media professionals who champion press freedom and independent information. These awards highlight the importance of a free press and aim to inspire others to support and protect journalistic integrity.
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