CONDITIONS

  • Journalists may enter one or more categories individually or as a group but will only be awarded in one category.
  • Each category will have a single prize of US$1,000.00.
  • Publications must be original and have been published in at least one of the following languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese or French.
  • Participating stories must have been published in a Latin American and Caribbean media outlet between September 16, 2023, and August 23, 2024.
  • Publications can be sourced to Save the Children or its spokespersons. In this case, the publication must have at least 1 additional source from another organisation.
  • All publications submitted for the competition must be submitted in digital formats. Videos must be shared via a YouTube link or via a link that allows the jury to review the material.
  • All publications submitted must be properly identified by author(s) and media outlet(s).
  • Participating journalists must complete the entry form on the website: periodismosavethechildren.org.
  • Participating journalists must submit a letter from the media outlet certifying that the piece to be entered was published in their media outlet and certifying the date of publication.
  • All publications must be uploaded digitally to the website: periodismosavethechildren.org and submitted in the following formats: audio, video, YouTube links, MP3, MP4, JPG, PDF, among others.
  • Applicants will be able to clarify any doubts via email: mehr.eliezer@savethechildren.org

JURY

Save the Children for Latin America and the Caribbean will select a jury that will be made up of people of recognised prestige within the journalistic community and experts on children’s issues. The jury is comprised by:

Mariana Belloso

Journalist

Renata Cabrales

Journalist and master’s in digital journalism

Mónica Kuljich

Regional Communications and Media Director

The evaluation criteria considered are:

10
Pts.

That the work submitted fits into one of the thematic areas.

20
Pts.

Gives a voice to children and/or adolescents in the region, including children and adolescents as a source of information.

10
Pts.

Quality of the publication, which complies with the standards of writing, syntax and spelling.

20
Pts.

Truthfulness of the information published, that the article submitted contains real and verifiable information, stories, and data.

10
Pts.

Ethical handling of the information: that the information generates or tends to provoke effects of social transformation and that it shows respect for the integrity of the sources and protagonists of the article.

10
Pts.

Diversity of sources consulted: It should offer different angles, voices, and positions on the event. Include data from a variety of sources.

20
Pts.

Creativity and innovation in the presentation of the information.

RIGHTS

Assignment of rights, permission for publicity and disclaimer:

Participation in the Journalism Award implies consent by entrants to the publication of their productions, photos, arts and award videos on Save the Children’s websites and social media for the duration of the Contest and indefinitely. If any entrant does not wish their video to be shared on Save the Children’s Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Tik Tok accounts, they must notify us by emailing mehr.eliezer@savethechildren.org

SAVEGUARDING

It is clarified that exchanges through social media and emails are in line with Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding policy. All personal data collected through the entry form will be used solely for the purposes of this Award. I agree that by entering this Award my details will be added to Save the Children LAC’s media database and that I may receive information about the organization, press releases and others.

MISCELLANEOUS

Save the Children is not liable for any damages or injury to persons or property arising, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, because of participation in the Contest, receipt and/or use of prizes and/or use of material from the Website. Save the Children reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest in the event of fraud, technical difficulties, or any other cause beyond its control that may compromise the integrity of the Contest.

Participating entries may be shared and uploaded on social media, organization’s websites for promotional purposes of this prize and to popularize the results of this competition.

APPLICABLE LAW

All disputes arising out of the making, validity, interpretation, and enforcement of these Official Rules, as well as the rights and obligations of both the entrant and Save the Children, shall be governed by the law where Save the Children’s office resides, in Panama City, Panama.