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12 JUL 2019 3:39PM by PIB Delhi
Entries invited by Press Council of India for National Awards for Excellence in Journalism

Press Council of India has invited entries for National Awards for Excellence in Journalism, 2019. The Awards, carrying a cash prize and citation, will be given in eight categories:

 

S. No.

Category

Cash Prize

1

Raja Ram Mohan Roy National Award for Excellence in Journalism

Rs. 100000/-

2

Rural Journalism

Rs. 50000/-

3

Developmental Reporting

Rs. 50000/-

4

Photo Journalism:

i) Single News Picture

ii)Photo Feature

 

Rs. 50000/-

Rs. 50000/-

5

Best Newspaper Art: Covering cartoons, caricatures and illustrations

Rs. 50000/-

6

Sports Reporting / Sports Photo Feature

Rs. 50000/-

7

Financial Reporting

Rs. 50000/-

8

Gender Issue Reporting

Rs. 50000/-

 

In case of Raja Ram Mohan Roy National Award for Excellence in Journalism, the jury committee will itself decide the nominations for the category and therefore no entries are invited for it.

The details including procedure, eligibility, criteria, entry form etc. can be accessed from the website of Press Council of India: www.presscouncil.nic.in. All entries may be sent in sealed cover to Secretary, Press Council of India, SoochnaBhawan, 8-CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003. The entries must reach by 5 PM on 30th August, 2019. Advance copies may be emailed at secy-pci@nic.ni.

Background

The Awards have been instituted to recognize outstanding contribution of journalists/ photo journalists of Indian nationality in print journalism. They are given on the occasion of National Press Day on November 16.

 

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