About

Established in 1988, the One World Media Awards celebrate the best media coverage of the developing world, reflecting the social, political and cultural life of people around the globe.

These awards uniquely recognise the critical role of journalists and filmmakers in increasing cultural understanding and supporting equality and justice worldwide.

The 2017 One World Media Awards will take place at BAFTA in central London on Tuesday 6 June. Nominees will be announced – and tickets will go on sale – in early May.

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For more information call us on 020 7922 7941 or email us at contact@oneworldmedia.org.uk

Categories

The One World Media Awards span 15 categories, celebrating work from all media platforms and across a wide range of genres.
See the eligibility and criteria needed to enter the awards and find out more about our Special Award.

Journalist of the Year Award
Feature Documentary Award
New Voice Award
Television Documentary Award
Radio Award
Corruption Reporting Award
Print Award
Digital Media Award
News Award
Refugee Reporting Award
Student Award
Women’s Rights in Africa Award
Popular Features Award
Short Film Award
Special Award

Judges

Jury panels for the One World Media Awards are selected annually from all sectors of the media industry and specialised fields.

Winners

Since their inception in 1988, the One World Media Awards have recognised the work of over 1000 journalists and filmmakers highlighting stories from around the world on a range of issues.

Click the timeline below to learn more about previous award winners and jury members.

Shortlist

Our Awards recognise journalistic excellence across 15 categories.

Our Sponsors

We would like to thank our generous sponsors, who make the work of One World Media possible.

ITV News
Aljazeera
Channel 4
BBC
CNN
Sky News
African Development Fund
European Bank
Google
British Red Cross
Transparency International
Save the Children
Bertha Foundation

In-Kind Supporters

Bertha Dochouse
ESoDoc
IBT
Kemistry
Molinare
NCTJ
OCDF
Sheffield Doc Fest
Telly Juice
WFTV
Women in Journalism
Movement in Media
Journalist of the Year Award

For a filmmaker or journalist working in any medium who has made the most outstanding contribution to international journalism during the past year.

Entrants can be based anywhere in the world. You should submit a maximum of four examples of work in any medium or mixture of mediums: TV or radio reports, film clips, videos, print articles, online articles from established online publications or websites.

Duration: If submitting multiple radio or TV/film pieces or clips, the total combined duration of these pieces must not exceed 30 minutes.

Please note that entrants who have entered this category in previous years are eligible to enter again as long as new work is submitted.

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Feature Documentary Award

Sponsored by Bertha Foundation

Bertha Foundation

For a feature-length documentary film that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the developing world.

Duration: Entries to this category must be 50 minutes or longer.

Please note that films subtitled in English may be entered.

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New Voice Award

For the young filmmaker or journalist working in any medium, 32 years of age or under as of 1st February 2017, who has made a substantial contribution to international journalism during the year.

Entrants can be based anywhere in the world. You should submit a maximum of four examples of work in any medium or mixture of mediums: TV or radio reports, film clips, videos, print articles, online articles from established online publications or websites.

Duration: If submitting multiple radio or TV/film pieces or clips, the total combined duration of these pieces must not exceed 30 minutes.

Please note that entrants who have entered this category in previous years are eligible to enter again as long as new work is submitted.

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Television Documentary Award

Sponsored by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

European Bank

For a programme broadcast on television or online, either standalone or one episode from a series, that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the developing world.

Duration: Entries to this category must not exceed one television hour.

Please note that entire series/seasons cannot be accepted as a single entry.

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Radio Award

For an audio feature, podcast, or single programme from a series, broadcast on radio or online, that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the developing world.

Duration: Entries to this category must not exceed 60 minutes.

Please note that entire series/seasons cannot be accepted as a single entry.

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Corruption Reporting Award

Sponsored by Transparency International

Transparency International

For a piece of media, including broadcast, online, print or film, that deals with any aspect of corruption in or related to the developing world, including investigative reports and features that show the effects of corruption on individuals or society.

Corruption is defined as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain, including everything from grand larceny to petty bribery.

Please note that entire series/seasons cannot be accepted as a single entry.

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Print Award

For a feature article (750 words or longer) published in print or online that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the developing world. This may include specialist features such as sport, music, food and health.

Please note that judges will consider only one feature article per entry. If the article is part of a larger series, please use the synopsis to give context, but do not include the entire series. Several individual articles from the same series can be submitted as separate entries if desired.

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Digital Media Award

Sponsored by Google

Google

For websites, interactive online features, apps, interactive documentaries and other digital technologies that use creative and innovative techniques and content to extend knowledge and understanding of, and engagement with, the developing world.

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News Award

For a single television or online video news report or feature that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the developing world.

Duration: Entries to this category must not exceed 15 minutes.

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Refugee Reporting Award

Sponsored by British Red Cross

British Red Cross

For a piece of media, including broadcast, online, print or film, that covers refugee and asylum-seeker issues by telling compelling stories that generate empathy, understanding and are reported on accurately and fairly.

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Student Award

For a piece of media, including film, radio, digital or print, made by a student as part of a journalism or filmmaking course at a university or film school that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the developing world.

The work entered must have been completed within the qualifying period for entries and must be the same work that was submitted to the course, not a re-edited or updated version.

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Women’s Rights in Africa Award

Sponsored by African Development Bank

African Development Fund

For a piece of media, including broadcast, digital, print or film, that covers gender inequality in Africa, advances the rights of African women and girls or highlights how women’s rights can have a positive impact on development in Africa.

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Popular Features Award

For a piece of media, including broadcast, digital, print or film, that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the developing world through creative treatment of an issue. The media should reach a wider audience potentially less familiar with developing countries and issues and help to provide a more accurate, balanced perspective.

This may include entertainment programmes, dramas, docu-dramas, formats, sports coverage, comedies, reality shows and popular print features.

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Short Film Award

For a short film that deals with stories, topics or issues in, about or related to the developing world.

Duration: Entries to this category must not exceed 25 minutes.

Please note that films subtitled in English may be entered.

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Special Award

Open only to media based in a developing country

For an independent media organisation based in a developing country using media to address social, cultural, political and economic issues. The Award seeks to recognise and encourage outstanding reporting that informs the public, provides an outlet for local people’s voices, creates a space for critical information and holds those in power to account.

For details on eligibility and how to enter the Special Award, please click here.

There is no entry fee for this category.

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