August 25 this year The Brussels International Press Club announced the launch of a new media project - a competition among European journalists - members of the international network of Press Clubs for "The Best Article about Uzbekistan".
The project was initiated by the Center for Economic Research and Reforms (CERR) with the assistance of the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Kingdom of Belgium.
As previously reported, on February 17-21 this year the government delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan visited Brussels (Belgium), as a results of the visit, the CERR reached an agreement with the Brussels International Press Club to assist in improving the image of Uzbekistan in the international arena. In particular, it was proposed to implement a competition among European journalists - members of the international network of Press Clubs.
For reference: Brussels International Press Club was established in 2010 by the initiative of international journalists based in Brussels. It is considered the chairman of the International Association of Press Clubs. It unites more than 1,000 journalists.
The purpose of the competition is to improve the image of Uzbekistan in the international arena.
The project provides the presentation of reliable information about Uzbekistan to the world: the adopted socio-economic reforms, measures to support investors, the development of integration processes, business support during the crisis, a positive image of the textile sector and the tourism industry of Uzbekistan.
Who can participate
Journalists working for European news media (EU27 countries, UK, CH & NOR) can participate. Entries may be submitted by either the journalists or their employer. Articles that have been published online, in newspapers or in magazines between 1 August and 15 October are eligible. They can be single articles or a series of related articles that will be judged as a unit. The award is specifically also open to broadcast media including broadcast TV and radio.
How to submit
Please submit a copy of your original published work and a good English translation (if your article is published in another language) via [email protected] by 15 October 2020. If your original published article is not in English, you are responsible for the quality of its translation into English. We explicitly decline any responsibility for the quality of the translation. The jury will evaluate the submitted translation 'as is'.
Please note that we will confirm the receipt of all submitted articles. If you did not receive a confirmation after submitting your article please contact us as only articles that have been confirmed as received by the Press Club Brussels Europe will be evaluated by the jury members.
How will the winner be determined
The winner of the award is scheduled to be announced during a ceremony in the first week of November 2020 at the Press Club Brussels Europe. The award will be handed over in the presence of EU and Uzbekistan dignitaries. The Press Club Brussels Europe will announce the winner of the award and publish the winning article on its website. The name of the winner and the article will be sent to all European Press Clubs and the Brussels based European press agencies.
Deadline for submission:1 August- 15 October 2020. The €2.000 price money will be transferred by the Press Club Brussels Europe to the personal account of the Award winner.
The independent jury will use the basic principles of an objective reportage as criteria: fact- checking, precision in reporting quotes and figures, interest in human-based stories and of course its originality that should raise the reader’s curiosity and interest in Uzbekistan and its many facets and opportunities.
In turn, CERR is ready to provide information support in the preparation of materials by providing European journalists with the researches of the Center.
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under the Administration of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan