Confederation of ASEAN journalists

VJA announces Writing Contest on Sustainable Agricultural Development


The Vietnam Journalists Association (VJA), one of the Confederation of ASEAN Journalists (CAJ) members has announced the Writing Contest on agriculture, farmers, rural for ASEAN journalists 2018 under the theme

“Sustainable Agricultural Development”

1. Name of award

Journalism Award “Sustainable Agricultural Development” for ASEAN journalists.

2. Scope and duration of the contest

a) Duration: – The competition is conducted in May 2019 – The award ceremony was held in the third quarter of 2019 b) Scope: Within ASEAN countries.

3. Content

The competition is organized to select and reward excellent articles on agriculture, rural, farmers for ASEAN journalists under the theme “Sustainable agricultural development”.Those articles are written to contribute the improvements of agricultural products quality and to ensure the benefits of farmer and sustainable agricultural development in the context of ASEAN integration, including:
  • The impacts of ASEAN integration on agriculture, farmers and rural areas in each country.
  • Experience of ASEAN member countries in the field of sustainable agricultural and rural development.
  • The impact of urbanization and modernization on agricultural and rural development and farmers.
  • Environmental protection issues in agricultural production development.
  • Restructuring agriculture toward improving its products quality, value addition and sustainable development.
  • Relationships between businesses and farmers in agricultural commodity development.

4. Organization

  • The competition will be launched among CAJ’s member- association and ASEAN countries.
  • The best articles will be selected and rewarded in Vietnam.
  • Ceremony and award prizes is expected to be held in 3rd quarter of 2019 in Hanoi.
  • The judges including representatives of Journalists Association, Ministry of Vietnam Agriculture and Rural Development. There are two round of competition (preliminary and final) whereby each country will select their own articles and submit to Board of organization.
  • VJA and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam are in charge of organization this event.

The rules

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1. Articles:
a) The articles have to present in two types: (1) Printed and online media (2) Press photos on sustainable agricultural development of ASEAN integration, published on mass media from January 1st , 2018 to December 31st , 2018.
b) Specific requirements:
– Printed and online articles must be sent in original, link or photocopy which have title, posting time, attached its English translation.
– Photos must be sent in image files along with photos published in newspapers or magazines showing the name of its newspaper, time of publication, caption in its national language and attached its English translation. Photo collage, image processing on computer will be disqualified.

2. Journalists:
– Journalists who participate in this competition must be a member of a journalist member of ASEAN countries and CAJ.
– Each member country of CAJ can submit a maximum of 10 printed articles, 10 online articles, 10 press photos which are suitable with the rules. – The information including: Full name of journalist, personal information (telephone number, company and email address) must be named.
– The participated journalists have take responsibility for their own copyright

  1. Articles and Photos will be sent to VJA via email address: bannghiepvu.hnb@gmail.com; dung907@gmail.com

  2. Remarks:

– The competition is not for business purposes.
– The Board of Organization will not return the submitted articles and photos.
– The Board of Organization is entitled to use those articles and photos in publications, yearbooks, “new rural program” website, exhibition without paying royalties basing on the current Copyright Protection Law.

Awards

  1. Prize for printed and online articles:
    01 First Prize: 1500 USD
    02 Second prizes: 800 USD/prize
    03 Third prizes: 500 USD/prize
    05 Consolation prizes: 200 USD/prize 2. Prize

  2. Prize for Press Photo:
    01 First Prize: 1500 USD
    02 Second prizes: 800 USD/prize
    03 Third prizes: 500 USD/prize
    05 Consolation prizes: 200 USD/prize

Date line for receiving articles and photos: May 20th, 2019
– Preliminaries: from May 21th to June 5th, 2019
– Final round: from June 6th to June 20th, 2019
– Summarizing and awarding prizes: 3rd quarter of 2019

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