April 10, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- The United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) invites media worldwide to submit entries for its 18
Annual UNCA Awards Dinner and Dance for the best written and electronic media coverage of the United Nations, its agencies and field operations.
The prizes amount to over
each for the main categories.
United Nations Secretary-General
-moon will present the prizes at the Awards Gala dinner on
Wednesday, December 18
2013 at Cipriani 42
There are no entry fees of any kind for submissions.
Deadline for submissions is
September 15, 2013.
The awards are open to all journalists anywhere in the world. The Awards are:
1. The Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize
sponsored by the Alexander Bodini Foundation, for written media (including online media) coverage of the U.N. and its agencies and their work.
, The Boston Globe bureau chief at the United Nations, died while on assignment in
2. The Ricardo Ortega Memorial Prize
for broadcast journalism coverage of the UN, and its agencies.
, formerly the
correspondent for Antena 3 TV of
, was one of the leading Spanish journalists of his generation who was shot dead on mission, in
3. The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation/UNCA Global Prize
for coverage of climate change.
The foundation promotes sustainable and equitable management of natural resources and places the individual at the center of its projects. It encourages the implementation of innovative and ethical solutions in three main categories: climate change, biodiversity, and water.