Green Award for Media: ASEAN Peatland Media Award “Peat for Life”

The ASEAN Peatland Media Award will honour individuals or journalists for their reporting on peatlands that covers sustainability, biodiversity, community livelihood and environmental issues in Southeast Asia region. The award is organised by the ASEAN Secretariat and Global Environment Centre (GEC) with the support from the IFAD/GEF-ASEAN Peatland Forests Project (APFP) and of EU-SEApeat Project to promote sustainable management of peatlands in Southeast Asia.

The contest is divided into 2 categories, Print and New Media and submission is open to all individuals and organisations for articles on peat related topics published between 1st January and 31st December 2013. Topics can cover any peatland related subject, ranging from ecological to socio-economic, which has general significance to the ASEAN community; including peatland fire and haze, scientific research/discovery, peatland and climate change, deforestation and land degradation,  biodiversity conservation, community livelihood on peatland, economics and sustainability of peatland development etc.

Print Media includes newspaper and magazine articles, reports and any other printed materials. For New Media, the category includes videos, blogs, and other materials which have been published online during the same period. Entries are judged based on the content, message and approach of the published article. Cash prizes totalling US$3600 and a stay in the award winning resort of Frangipani Langkawi worth US$1,000 are waiting for the winners of both categories for their outstanding reporting.

Submission will be accepted beginning 1st April 2013 until midnight on 31st December 2013 (+8 GMT). The contest guidelines, rules and regulations, and additional information can be found at http://www.aseanpeat.net.

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