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Award Categories

LAST DATE FOR ENTRIES: 6th February, 2015.
Entries are invited for two years - 2013 & 2014

RAMNATH GOENKA JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

The jury will pick the most outstanding media personality of the year for print or broadcast, from nominations by editors/heads of media houses or from among the winners of other categories of awards.

Print or Broadcast - The prize money for this category is 2,50,000/-

REPORTING FROM J&K AND THE NORTHEAST

This award will recognize outstanding journalistic efforts from two of the most challenging regions in India for any reporter: J&K and the Northeast.

Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is   1,00,000/-

HINDI

This award will go to a journalist each in Print & Broadcast media whose coverage of an event or issue stood out for excellence, independence, depth, quality and impact in the national language.

Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is   1,00,000/- 

REGIONAL LANGUAGES

This award will go to a journalist each in Print & Broadcast media whose coverage of an event or issue stood out for excellence, quality, independence, depth and impact in the regional languages.

Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is   1,00,000/-

ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING

This award will be given to an author of an article or series in a newspaper, magazine or television that makes an exceptional contribution to public awareness & understanding of environmental issues. The report/series of reports must be a substantive work that covers a story completely & raises public consciousness & awareness about environment.

Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is   1,00,000/-

UNCOVERING INDIA INVISIBLE

The award will honour substantive Print or television reporting that covers rural issues intelligently. It may be awarded for explanatory or expository journalism & will be judged on general excellence, quality of writing, forcefulness & importance to the public interest.

Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is    1,00,000/-

BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC JOURNALISM

The award will go to a journalist who shows the highest standards of independence, rigour, depth & analysis while covering any aspect of business or economy.

Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is   1,00,000/-

REPORTING ON POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT

This award will go to a journalist each in Print & Broadcast media whose coverage helps develop a unique understanding of politics & the political process.

Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is   1,00,000/-

SPORTS JOURNALISM

This award will go to a journalist each in Print & Broadcast media whose coverage explores new avenues & finds a new direction in reporting sports.

Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is   1,00,000/-

ON-THE-SPOT REPORTING

This award will go to a journalist each from Print & Broadcast whose coverage of a news-break (of a nationally significant event) stands out for speed, maturity, sensitivity, depth, details and investigative skills.

Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is   1,00,000/-

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

This award will go to a journalist from Print & Broadcast category whose report investigates an issue of public interest to reveal an aspect/element which has not yet been covered/explored in the media. The report/reports should be substantive work that is original, forceful and has made an impact.

Print & Broadcast - The prize money for each category is    1,00,000/-

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT COVERING INDIA

This award will go to foreign correspondents in Print media for coverage that most accurately & sensitively portrays India to a foreign audience.

The prize money is   1,00,000/-

COMMENTARY & INTERPRETATIVE WRITING

This award will go to a Print journalist/commentator whose work stands out for clarity, depth, analysis, style and forcefulness of idea/opinion expressed.

The prize money is   1,00,000/-

FEATURE WRITING:

This award will honour a print journalist for the best news feature that blends rigor of reporting with beauty of prose.

The prize money is   1,00,000/-

BOOKS (NON–FICTION)

This award will go to a writer/writers whose published work, through in-depth research &  investigation, covers an issue/idea on a scale which newspapers or television channels with their limited space & time cannot aspire to tackle. This award will be for Books published in English language.

The prize money is   1,00,000/-

PRAKASH KARDALEY MEMORIAL AWARD FOR CIVIC JOURNALISM

This award, instituted in memory of The Indian Express's former Resident Editor in Pune, Prakash Kardaley, will honour a print journalist whose sustained effort highlights a civic issue and forces the authorities to find a solution to it.  The award aims to recognize proactive local reporting that makes a difference to the lives of the citizens.

The prize money is   1,00,000/-

PHOTO JOURNALISM:

This award will honour a photo journalist for news photograph that captures, in a frame, the drama of an entire story.

The prize money is   1,00,000/-

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