The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) Foundation and The Thomson Reuters Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Food Sustainability Media Award’ to highlight innovative solutions to today’s food challenges.

Funding brief: The role of the media is crucial for raising public awareness about the importance of issues concerning food sustainability.

For this reason, the BCFN Foundation and the Thomson Reuters Foundation are launching the second edition of the Food Sustainability Media Award, an international contest that recognizes journalistic excellence in reporting on food from a different perspective and turning the spotlight on food sustainability.

The Food Sustainability Media Award aims to highlight innovative solutions to today’s food challenges. Looking at some of the current research in this area is BCFN Yes! (Young Earth Solutions), an international initiative by the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition which supports young researchers and rewards the best ideas about food and sustainability.

Categories: For the 2018 edition of the Food Sustainability Media Award applicants can submit written journalism and multimedia (photography, audio and video) contents. Prizes are awarded in two different categories depending on whether the material is unpublished or published.

All contributions are required to tackle one or more issues relating to the three food paradoxes
● Hunger vs Obesity: there are two obese or overweight people to every undernourished person in the world
● Food vs Fuel: one third of the world’s cereal crops are used to produce animal feed or biofuels, while they could be used to combat malnutrition
● Waste vs Starvation: 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted every year, that is four times the amount it would take to feed the 815 million people suffering from hunger worldwide.

● Written Journalism: This category recognises excellence in written journalism for a news/feature article published in print or online that addresses topics, stories or issues related to food sustainability through distinctive, accurate and original reporting.
● Multimedia: This category honours exceptional video, photography and audio content that sheds light on stories related to food sustainability through in-depth visual and audio storytelling and original and creative use of a chosen medium.

Donor Name: The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) Foundation and The Thomson Reuters Foundation
Funding name: Food Sustainability Media Award

Deadline: May, 31st, 2018

Funding details link: https://www.barillacfn.com/en/food_sustainability_media_award/

Funding limit: An expert jury will announce the winners in each category. Published projects will be awarded a cash prize of € 10,000, while the authors of unpublished projects will have the opportunity to participate free of charge in a training course on food sustainability organized by the Thompson Reuters Foundation.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found
Project duration: Not found

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
● Entries to the Food Sustainability Media Award will be judged in two categories: written journalism and multimedia.
● For each category we will award both one published and one unpublished piece of work.
● Winning published work in the written journalism and multimedia categories will receive a €10,000 cash prize.
● Winning unpublished work in the written journalism and multimedia categories will receive an all-expenses paid trip to attend a Thomson Reuters Foundation media training course on food sustainability.
● Both winning unpublished entries will be distributed via the Thomson Reuters Foundation and the BCFN websites.
● The winning unpublished written work will also be distributed by the Thomson Reuters Foundation via the Reuters wire, reaching an estimated 1 billion readers.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
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Apply: http://www.goodfoodmediaaward.com/#award-categories

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (http://www.goodfoodmediaaward.com/#award-categories).


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