WASH Media Awards


2014 Wash Media Awards

Deadline for submission to 2014 WASH Media Awards has now passed, and winners will be announced in July. Good luck to all candidates!

WASH Media Awards recognise and support the crucial role of the media in raising awareness of the importance of water, sanitation, and hygiene services (WASH).

The award aims to help improve access to water and sanitation services by having a positive influence on politicians, business persons, civil society representatives, and individual citizens.

SIWI seeks to use the WASH Media Awards to foster sustainable relations with journalists in developing and developed nations, and increasing media coverage of WASH issues.

Journalists may submit a piece within the following themes:

  • Water and Energy
  • Equity and Inclusion in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Ending Open Defecation
  • The Human Right to Water and Sanitation
  • WASH in the Future: The Post-2015 Development Agenda
  • Monitoring WASH Commitments

Journalists may submit one piece of work using one of the following formats:

  • Print & Online
  • TV (including documentaries)
  • Radio
  • Published cartoons & photos

Prizes and Eligibility
Six prizes will be awarded, one for each of the themes identified above. Entries can come from any developing or middle-income country. Prize winners will receive a cash award and the opportunity to participate in the World Water Week in Stockholm – the world’s leading water event  31 August – 5 September 2014 as special guests of WSSCC and SIWI.

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