Al Nahda Youth Social Journalism Contest is inviting youth “Social Journalists” to submit an essay describing a theme that explores the importance of one of the following subjects in their day-to-day lives, promoting the ideals of justice, equity, and social cohesion in their communities.
Talented youth are invited to share and promote fact-based and compelling messages showcasing the importance of the following issues through articles and essays
• Social Peace and Cohesion
• Children and Education Issues
• Youth Enablement
• Gender Justice
• Right of Information and Freedom of speech
• Human and Economic Development
• Forced Migration and Refugees
• Arabic Language and the Community
A selected panel of judges will evaluate your essay submission.
The selection criteria are outlined below:
1. Clarity of ideas: The article clearly demonstrates an understanding of one of the themes and why it is important to youth in Community.
2. Creativity: The article is written in a creative and compelling way with a thoughtful approach from youth perspective.
3. Potential reader impact: The article conveys personal or aspirational thoughts that are inspiring to viewers.
· 1st Prize 500 Jod 2nd Prize 300 Jod 3rd Prize 200 Jod
Following the evaluation process, finalists will be selected to participate in a social journalism workshop in Amman February 2020.
Who can apply ?
• Young journalists who practice social journalism or any aspiring young person resident in Jordan regardless of nationality (Note: Priority is given to youth and journalists who don’t work full time at a media institute).
• Must be between the ages of 18 and 30 by 31 January 2020
.• Has active Facebook and Gmail accounts for easy communication with trainers and other participants.And ot be able to apply using our google form.
Please fill out the form in this link and attach the article and references
What is the application process?
• Write a unique essay in Arabic on one of the topics described above, explaining the subject, its importance to young people in Jordan, and how important it is to your own life.
• Articles must comprise of maximum of 750 words. Use a 12-point Calibri font, with any references supporting the article, or mention existing sources that support the information contained therein. These materials can be in any form – text, images, graphics, sound or video.
contest deadline is 31 January 2020