The 2017 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration will be contributing to the UN TOGETHER campaign which has the purpose of encouraging global action in promoting non-discrimination and addressing the problem of rising xenophobia against refugees and migrants. Professional journalists are invited to submit a maximum of two entries, one per each of the two following categories:
- Written articles (online or print articles)
- Media Production (photo journalism, audio, video)
Entries submitted should address either one of the following 2 thematic areas: (i) Labour migration aspects; or (ii) Fair recruitment of migrant workers.
A total of four winners will receive $1,000 USD each. Winning entries will be featured on ILO website and widely promoted as an example of good journalism.
- Articles should not exceed 8000 words and videos/multimedia should not be longer than 10 minutes;
- Submissions must have been published between 1 January 2015 and 27 October 2016 to qualify.
Entries are accepted in three languages: English, French, and Spanish. Entries in other languages will be accepted provided that the applicant presents a faithful translation in one of the three languages mentioned above. Winners will be officially announced on 18 December to mark International Migrants Day.