KCKulish International Award for Excellence in Print Journalism by Patrika Group - USD11,000/ apply now
This is annual award by Patrika Group of Newspapers, India open to all newspapers of the world. Its specifically for teams from print media. Application can be sent online. log on to the site for details
This year team form Ghana won the award and Prime Minister of India was the Chief Guest at the ceremony.
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Theme for KCK – 2010
Crusade Against Corruption
Corruption is the biggest global threat and major impediment in the path of progress of nations. It has successfully managed to push the development objectives to the backseats and nurtured vested interests at the expense of real beneficiaries. The most vulnerable to Corruption are the poorest, the helpless and less resourceful. Corruption can flourish and exacerbate the conditions of people around the world who already have little say about their own destiny. Its so deep rooted in the systems that only a crusade can help expose the corrupts and bring them to books.
There are regular coverage in media on the issue of corruption. Several media reports in the past have led to exposing widespread nexus of the corrupts and have forced the system to take appropriate actions against them. Print Media as one of the most trusted pillars of Democracy must show its willingness and intent to fight against corruption the most hard hitting way so as to send a strong message amongst the perpetrators. A crusade against corruption, whether launched by an individual/ group/ organisation or by media itself, is need of the hour to save the nations and people from the ordeal of corruption. The stories on the current theme of the award should raise the issue strongly, exhibit planning and team work, highlight the harms/ hazards , expose the culprits, and seek an action and impact
(Last Date for Submission of entries : 30st September, 2011)
Theme for KCK – 2011
Change is inevitable in any progressive society and a reflection of tireless and selfless efforts of the Changemakers. There are people and organizations whose individual and collective endeavors have been instrumental in bringing paradigm shifts and change in practices in different fields of human activities. Big changes led by lateral thinkers improve common understanding, create systems for replicating the ideas, lessen human suffering, help build better societies and leave indelible impact.
Its been a challenge for the Changemakers to sustain against all odds and simultaneously establish strength of their ideas and inspire the world to emulate. If their efforts translate into policy change or attempt total shift in processes or impact larger groups of societies they would be talked about, debated or appreciated.
Media has the onus to bring to the fore the efforts/ concepts/ journeys of the Changemakers who have contributed / have been contributing significantly to the society. Media stories can catch the waves of change, identify the Changemakers, investigate the claims and measure impact from journalistic yardsticks. Caution should also be observed in finding right people, speaking for genuine people and genuine efforts having larger canvas and broader vision.
The stories on the theme should highlight outstanding effort/s of the Changemaker/s, significance and impact of their work. The stories must exhibit planning and team work on part of the journalists from daily newspapers.
( Last Date for Submission of entries : 31st March, 2012)
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Rajasthan Patrika, JLN Marg, Kesargarh