How to Enter the Awards

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Before entering, please ensure you have read through the eligibility and criteria.
All entries must be submitted online by the deadline of Thursday 15 February.

The entry fee is £165 + VAT per entry.
A discounted rate is available for freelancers (£45) and students (£25).
There is no fee to enter the Special Award category.

Entrants may submit any number of entries into any number of categories, but a separate online entry form and entry fee is required for each.

Step 1

Register for a new user account on the One World Media Submission portal (link will be available as of 8 January).

Step 2

Once logged in, enter the Awards by clicking ‘Create Submission’ at the top of the page. You will need to provide basic details for your entry, as well as a synopsis, including how it meets the criteria (max. 300 words). This should include background and context, a description of the issue(s) and people involved, impact, and any other relevant information.

If you are entering the International Journalist of the Year or New Voice categories, you will also need to provide a short supporting statement (max. 300 words).

If you are entering a print article, ensure you upload a pdf of the article at the bottom of the form.

Review and submit your form when complete.

Step 3

If entering a film/video or audio piece, go to the ‘Media Upload’ section and upload your media file following the instructions provided. Once uploaded, go to your ‘Dashboard’ to link your media file with your entry form. To do this, select ‘Link with media file‘ in the ‘Actions‘ menu next to your submitted entry.

Step 4

After submitting all entries, uploading media files and linking them with each entry form, pay the entry fee online with a credit or debit card. Alternatively, if you need to pay by BACS transfer, please use the invoice generated after you have submitted your entries in order to process the payment. Please note that this option is only available to registered companies.


Contact us at or on +44 (0)207 922 7941 with any queries.

Clothilde Redfern

Clothilde is the Director of One World Media. She is responsible for the growth and success of One World Media’s programmes including its production fund and industry events. Most recently she co-founded the Global Short Docs Forum. She strives to support media which highlights our common humanity, breaks down prejudice and enables new voices to be heard.

Clothilde started her career in France working for the International Herald Tribune in Paris, she moved to London in 2005 and joined the Media Trust’s production team making documentaries for the Community Channel. She then spent three years as a documentary programmer for Birds Eye View Film Festival, which exclusively showcased films made by women. Prior to joining One World Media she spent four years at Channel 4 where she worked in the Documentaries department and Film 4.

Phoebe Hall

Phoebe joined One World Media in October 2016. She manages One World Media’s events and workshops programme, oversees communications and produces the annual One World Media Awards.

Phoebe was previously the Programme Editor at the Frontline Club, producing their year-round programme of public events and managing the activities of the Charitable Trust. She was also responsible for the Frontline International Partners project, working with media centres and film festivals across Russia, Turkey and Central and Eastern Europe to produce regular documentary screenings, panel discussions and journalistic training. She is the co-founder of Puppy Fat, a regular documentary screening evening that spotlights the work of emerging filmmakers.

Leanne Dmyterko

Leanne joined One World Media in 2010. She coordinates One World Media’s flagship event, the One World Media Awards, and produces the organisation’s events programme. She also manages communications and administration.

Originally from Canada, Leanne completed her first degree in Cultural Anthropology with a specialisation in Journalism and Communications. She began her career in communications in the media relations team at the Royal BC Museum and since then has worked in the non-profit, arts and public sectors in the UK and abroad, including writing and design for the Canadian Space Agency, PR and marketing for the Camden Arts Centre and communications for the International Institute for Environment and Development.

John Willis (Chair)

John Willis joined Mentorn and Tinopolis in November 2006 and is one of the best-known figures in the television industry. He recently completed two years as Chairman of BAFTA, where he remains Deputy Chairman, and has served a long list of high-profile roles, including Director of Programmes at Channel 4, Managing Director of LWT and United Productions, Vice President of National Programmes at WGBH and, most recently, the BBC’s Director of Factual and Learning.

John began his career at Yorkshire Television, where he won a string of awards for his hard-hitting documentary programmes, such as Johnny Go Home. He later became Controller of Documentaries and Current Affairs, where he started the acclaimed documentary series First Tuesday. In 1988, he joined Channel 4 as Controller of Factual Programmes, introducing new documentary strands like Cutting Edge, True Stories and Secret History. Later promoted to Director of Programmes, he oversaw a number of successful programmes and films in several genres.

Benjamin Chance

Benjamin Chance was educated at Eton College and graduated from the University of Durham with an honours degree in Economics. During his time at Durham, Ben helped found the History of Art Society and was Treasurer and President of the Ski & Snowboard Club. Between 2006 and 2013 Ben worked at Morgan Stanley as an Investment Adviser for wealthy individuals, families, charities, trusts and companies before moving to a similar role at Credit Suisse. He has been named as one of the Top 30 Under 30 Wealth Managers in the UK by Citywire. Ben maintains a strong interest in the media and has published articles in national and student newspapers.

Monica Garnsey

Monica Garnsey is an Executive Producer in TV Current Affairs, specialising in international and hostile environment projects, currently working on films for October Films, BBC Current Affairs and PBS Frontline. She has directed numerous observational documentaries and current affairs films for the BBC and Channel 4 in the UK, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Gaza and elsewhere. She was awarded an Emmy for BBC’s Death in Tehran, an Amnesty International Media Award for Execution of a Teenage Girl (BBC) and a RTS Award for Help Me Love My Baby for C4.

Christo Hird

Christopher Hird is a graduate of Oxford University, where he studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He worked as an investment analyst in the City before becoming a journalist, working on the Economist, New Statesman and Sunday Times. He had a career in television as a reporter and producer before establishing Dartmouth Films, an independent documentary company. A leading figure in the UK documentary community, he was Chair of the Sheffield International Documentary Festival and the founding chair of the Channel Four BRITDOC Foundation. A former trustee of Index on Censorship, he is currently also a trustee of the Grierson Trust, the Wincott Foundation and the Centre for Investigative Journalism.

Liliane Landor

Liliane Landor is the Head of Foreign News at Channel 4, responsible for maintaining and developing the programme’s foreign coverage. Liliane previously worked as Language Services Controller for BBC Global News – editorially and managerially responsible for all 28 language services on radio, TV and Online and 1400 staff in England and internationally. She started at the BBC as a producer/presenter in the French service. She was appointed Head of BBC World Service News and Current Affairs in 2006 responsible for all the daily and weekly journalism of the World Service in English. Under her leadership in 2008 her department won 10 Sony Awards – 4 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze – a singular achievement recognising the breadth and excellence of its journalism. She was born in Lebanon, educated in France and Switzerland. She speaks five languages.

Derren Lawford

Derren Lawford is currently Creative Director at Woodcut Media. He was previously at London Live, where as commissioner he oversaw a dozen documentaries working with the industry’s brightest new directing talent. He was also responsible for creating, commissioning and acquiring shows for Raw, an experimental late-night zone which gave TV debuts to a host of YouTube stars. Prior to that, as Head of Content at Livity he worked with Channel 4, Google and the Department of Health, and has also been an advisor to multi-millionaire YouTuber, Jamal Edwards. As Head of Programming & Scheduling at BBC Worldwide’s Global iPlayer, he helped launch in 16 territories, and in a distinguished decade at the BBC he worked as a digital executive producer on the award-winning documentary series Our War for BBC Three, was Panorama’s first multiplatform editor, and as a development producer helped to secure a raft of commissions for BBC Three Current Affairs.

David Lloyd

David Lloyd currently teaches TV Journalism at City University. Previously he was Head of News and Current Affairs at Channel 4, where he was widely acknowledged as one of the most influential figures in British news and current affairs. Over his 17 years at Channel 4 he was responsible for creating its flagship current affairs series Dispatches and the critically acclaimed international current affairs series Unreported World. He steered Channel 4 News to its current position and winner of two International Emmys. Lloyd joined Channel 4 from the BBC where he had already enjoyed a distinguished career in current affairs. He began there as a general trainee in 1967 and over the following 18-years he was editor of Newsnight, Breakfast Time and The Money Programme.

Jane Mote

Jane is a leading multi-media professional who is currently developing TV projects in Uganda and Ghana. She was recently Launch Programme Director for the Evening Standard’s London LIve TV station. Before that she was Interim SVP Programming for BBC Worldwide’s global channels, a consultant at Discovery in Moscow and at The Africa Channel. Jane was UK Managing Director for Al Gore’s Current TV and before that Director of six Factual and Lifestyle channels at UKTV. She started her career in print journalism before joining the BBC, where she created and ran the their first tri-media news operation BBC London. She was also Controller of the Community Channel. Opening up media to new voices is a passion in all her roles. Jane is co-founder of UAMA – Uganda Arts and Media Academy – and a non-exec director for the short film community.

Camilla Otto

Camilla Otto has spent over two decades in the field of international development, working for the last ten years at the UK Department for International Development (DfID). Born in Sweden, educated both there and in France and an economist by training, Camilla has specialised in EU international relations, aid and trade policies. She started her international career at the UN, spending seven years working with UNDP, UNIFEM and UNESCO. At the EU in Brussels, she was responsible for EU aid to countries like Tanzania, Djibouti and Equatorial Guinea. As Policy Head and Head of DfID’s EU Department, Camilla managed the UK Government’s relations with EU institutions and counterparts across Europe.

Sunil Sheth

Sunil Sheth is a partner at London solicitors Fladgate LLP. He leads the firm’s India team, which has established a market reputation as the leading adviser to Indian companies, both here and in the Subcontinent. In 2011, he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society of Asian Lawyers, an organisation of which he was Founder and Chair. Sunil is a trustee of Sense International, a charity supporting children who have the double disability of being deaf and blind. For six years, he was a trustee, Vice-chair and Chair of Audit Committee of Victim Support, a UK national charity assisting people who are victims or witnesses of crime. He has also been a member of an Advisory Panel to the Bank of England.

Peggy Walters

Peggy Walters is a communications and public affairs consultant with over 17 years experience in communications, PR and marketing in organisations straddling both the private and voluntary sectors. She has successfully delivered groundbreaking communications projects at three major charities – The Prince’s Trust, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Marie Stopes International – helping to fulfil the ambitions of these organisations and introducing the use of digital technologies in campaigns. Peggy holds a degree in Communication Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Cultural Theory and History from the University of East London. She is an active member of Charity Comms, the professional membership body for charity communicators.