Entries Open for 2008 Developing Asia Journalism Awards (DAJA)

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) announced today it is again sponsoring the Developing Asia Journalism Awards (DAJA) to acknowledge Asian and Pacific print journalists who cover development trends and the impact these have on the countries and people of the region.

This year they will focus on excellence in journalistic reporting in four strategic areas of development.

Awards will be based on a journalist's works (published and non-published including those in translation) during 2007-08. The best 25 submitted articles will be selected by a distinguished jury of practicing journalists and their authors will be invited to a four-day training and awards program in Tokyo in November 2008. Winners in the following categories and prizes will be selected from these 25 articles and awards will be given at the conclusion of the program.

Developing Asia Journalism Award Categories

1. Governance
2. Regional integration
3. Infrastructure
4. Environment

Special Prizes

Additional special prizes will be awarded for:

1. Development Journalist of the Year
2. Young Development Journalist of the Year (under 30 years of age)

Special prizes may be given to entrants in the main award categories or to separate entries.

If you are interested in participating in the 2008 DAJA program, please register online. When you have registered you will be sent instructions by email of how to login to your account to submit articles.

The closing date for entries is Friday, 22 August 2008, 6:00 p.m., Tokyo time.

For further inquiries, please contact the Journalism Training & Awards Group.

Applicants may wish to subscribe to e-newsline, our free, daily e-newsletter about regional development issues as it has samples of the type of stories we are looking for.

The Asian Development Bank Institute was established in 1997 in Tokyo, Japan, to help build capacity, skills, and knowledge related to poverty reduction and other areas that support long-term growth and competitiveness in developing economies in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Published: 11 Jul 2008

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