Global Energy Prize Opens International Media Competition
1 FEBRUARY 2016, Journalists and media organizations from around the world can now make their submissions for the annual Energy of Words Award beginning the 1st of February 2016. This competition was established by the organizers of the Global Energy Prize, one of the world’s most respected awards in energy science. The Energy of Words Award aims to reward those who have written an illuminating story on the energy challenges faced worldwide or on any scientific innovations which provide new energy efficiencies.
Published stories can be submitted online via the Global Energy Prize website. The process takes only a few minutes and candidates can apply by following this link: http://nomination.globalenergyprize.org/papps/new
Submissions are accepted in any language provided that an abstract of the article is submitted in English.
All submissions are evaluated for their depth, objectivity, style, and relevance to the global society. Articles, opinion pieces, and interviews published in journals, magazines, newspapers and online media sites are accepted. Stories do not need to reference the Global Energy Prize or any of its sponsors, and may have been published at any time between 1 March 2015 and 1 February 2016. Entries must be in by 31 March 2016 and the winner(s) will be announced in May. The Global Energy Prize International Award Committee, which now includes 20 outstanding scientists and energy experts from 13 countries, will make the final decision on the winner(s).
The winner(s) will receive a weeklong all-expenses paid trip to St Petersburg, Russia this June, and will take part in the Global Energy Prize Laureate’s Week and The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum as a special guest. This also includes an invitation to attend the Global Energy Prize awards ceremony, which is presided over by the President of Russia, and the opportunity to carry out an exclusive interview with the new laureate of the Global Energy Prize for 2016.
Last year the Energy of Words competition attracted entries from 39 countries in 20 different languages. Since the competition opened for journalists from all across the globe in 2011, the award has been granted to Terry Macalister (Guardian, UK), Kambiz Foroohar (Bloomberg Markets, USA), Martin Fackler (New York Times, USA), Natasha Loder (The Economist, UK), Kaixi Huang (Caixin Media, China) and others.
Terry Macalister: “It was a great boost for me getting the prize for writing about the impact of oil exploration off Greenland, and being in St. Petersburg during the International Economic Forum was a good opportunity to meet top business leaders from the West as well as Russia. The background seminar sessions were also particularly useful.”
Kaixi Huang: “It’s a great honor to win the “Energy of Words” since so many interesting energy-related articles were published last year. I have been researching my topic for more than 2 months and I am grateful for such a high evaluation by the Global Energy Prize Award Committee. I hope this victory will drive even more attention to the question I was covering.”
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