About

Established in 1988, the One World Media Awards recognise the best media coverage of the developing world, reflecting the social, political and cultural life of people around the globe. The Awards highlight the unique role of journalists and filmmakers in bridging the divide between cultures worldwide and raising awareness of underreported issues and stories.

In 2018, One World Media is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the annual Awards. A very special ceremony will take place at BAFTA in June.

 

‘The One World Media Awards honour those journalists who bring rich and vibrant stories from the global south which often get ignored by the mass media. They are an integral fixture in the media industry.’

-Hasan Patel, Al Jazeera English

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

One World Media Awards 2018

The One World Media Awards 2018 are now open for entries,
with a closing deadline of 15 February.

Categories

The One World Media Awards span 14 categories, celebrating work from all media platforms and across a wide range of genres.
See the eligibility and criteria for the Awards and find out how to enter.

International Journalist of the Year Award
Feature Documentary Award
New Voice Award
Television Documentary Award
Radio Award
Print Award
Digital Media Award
News Award
Refugee Reporting Award
Student Award
Women Entrepreneurs Reporting Award
Popular Features Award
Short Film Award
Special Award

Photographs and Video Clips

View photos and clips from the 29th One World Media Awards ceremony.

Previous 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.

Judges

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

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
Sky News
European Bank
Google
British Red Cross
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
International 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 15th February 2018, 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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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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Women Entrepreneurs Reporting Award

Sponsored by We-Fi, the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative housed at the World Bank Group

This Award is for media, including broadcast, digital, film or print, that explores women’s entrepreneurship in developing countries. Reporting can showcase stories of successful female entrepreneurs, the challenges women face in trying to grow their businesses, and/or the critical role that women entrepreneurs play in economic development by boosting growth and creating jobs. 

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