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Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

Global Media Competition on Labour Migration and Fair Recruitment

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International Labour Organization calls application for Global Media Competition on Labour Migration and Fair Recruitment. Basically, the International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching its sixth annual Global Media Competition to recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration and fair recruitment.

The competition aims to promote quality reporting on labour migration issues. It will give awards to two published media pieces. For the first time, it will also give prizes for two ‘synopses’ of stories to be developed on labour migration or fair recruitment. Moreover this year, specific coverage of the issues related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrant workers and their families, including with respect to the non-payment of wages, will be encouraged and viewed favourably.


  • The competition will award three prizes for professional journalists or media experts; on the topic of labour migration and/or fair recruitment of migrant workers; two prizes will be awarded for a published media piece and one prize will be awarded for a synopsis.
  • The competition will also award one prize to a student journalist for a synopsis on the topic of labour migration; and/or fair recruitment of migrant workers.
  • In addition to that, the winners will be able to choose between cash (US$1,200 in the published media piece and US$500 for the synopsis category) or a paid fellowship to participate in course in 2021 on fair recruitment or labour migration at the ILO’s International Training Centre.


For the professional awards; this contest is open to media professionals and professional journalists who are 18 years of age and older. For the student award, this contest is open to students from journalism schools/universities; who are currently enrolled in a journalism school or university curricula.


  • Applicants must complete the online entry form in the category of either “professionals” or “students” category.
  • Candidates can submit your piece in the following categories: written press, photo essay, multimedia, video and/or radio.
  • To qualify, entries must have been published between 1 November 2019 and 31 October 2020.
  • A submission in any language is welcome, however, an English, French or Spanish translation must be included in the submitted material or parts of it are in another language.

See the full Terms and Conditions for details.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline31 October,2020
Open toAll



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