UNCA Awards December 14th, 2011

By United Nations Correspondents Association, PRNE
Sunday, June 5, 2011

NEW YORK, June 6, 2011 -

- 2011 UNCA Awards for Best Coverage of the United Nations and Its

- Winners Will Be Honored at Gala Event on Wednesday, December 14 at
Cipriani 42nd Street Restaurant in New York

The United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) invites media
worldwide to submit entries for its 16th Annual UNCA Awards Dinner and Dance
for the best written and electronic media coverage of the United Nations, its
agencies and field operations.

The prizes amount to over $50,000 with $10,000 each for the main

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will present the prizes at the Awards Gala
dinner on Wednesday, December 14 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York.

There are no entry fees of any kind for submissions. Deadline for
submissions is August 15, 2011

The awards are open to all journalists anywhere in the world. The Awards

    1) The Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize, sponsored by the
       Alexander Bodini Foundation, for written media (including online
       media) coverage of the UN and its agencies and their work. Elizabeth
       Neuffer, The Boston Globe bureau chief at the United Nations, died
       while on assignment in Baghdad in 2003.
    2) The Ricardo Ortega Memorial Prize for broadcast journalism
       coverage of the UN, and its agencies, jointly sponsored by the World
       Council of Peoples for the United Nations and Antena-3 of Spain.
       Ricardo Ortega, formerly the New York correspondent for Antena 3 TV of
       Spain, was one of the leading Spanish journalists of his generation
       who was shot dead on mission, in Haiti in 2004.
    3) The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation/UNCA Global Prize for
       coverage of Climate Change
    4) The United Nations Foundation prize for any entry in any medium
       that best covers the humanitarian and development aspects of the U.N.
       and its agencies.

Work in print, Internet, radio or TV between August 2010 and July 2011,
covering the UN and its agencies in whatever capacity. The judges will look
for entries with impact, insight and originality, and will take into account
the courage and assiduity of the journalist. Investigative work is welcome.

Entries not in one of the official languages of the UN should have a
translation into English or French, and video entries should be in DVD or VHS
(preferably NTSC) format.

We particularly welcome entries from outside the USA and even more so
from developing world media. A written transcript will assist judging of
radio and TV entries. Multiple or joint entries will be accepted.

Mailing address: Fedex, registered or couriered packages should be sent

    UNCA Awards Committee
    Mailbox 613
    The Chrysler Building
    132 East 43rd Street
    New York, NY 10017, USA

Send scanned or email entries and any questions to:
UNCAawards2011@unca.com, along with ENTRY FORM available at

Questions regarding Awards: UNCA Office +1-212-963-7137.

UNCA Awards Committee: Giampaolo Pioli (UNCA President), J. Tuyet Nguyen
(Awards Event Chairman), Ian Williams (Awards Selection Chairman), Margaret
(UNCA Treasurer), Richard Roth (Master of Ceremony).

United Nations Correspondents Association Office, +1-212-963-7137, Contactus at unca.com

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