Rules for Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 2017
There will be no entry fee for submission of an entry by an Applicant.
Each entry shall be made in the manner and with the forms, disclosures and enclosures mentioned herein.
The Awards are open to any Applicant who has completed 18 years of age.
The entry submitted by an Applicant must be from a media house, wire service, syndicate or news organization, television or radio channel-broadcast or published by an Indian or Indian organization. This does not apply to any entry from an Applicant in the category for Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award for Foreign Correspondent Covering India.
The Award categories and criteria are specified at www.indianexpress.com/rngf. A completed entry should be submitted to Ramnath Goenka Memorial Foundation, Indian Express Building, B-1/B, Sector-10, Noida-201 301, Uttar Pradesh latest by 5:00 p.m. on May 31, 2018. The Indian Express (P) Limited ("TIEL") and the Judge[s] shall not be responsible for delays in receipt of any entry.
The entry form should be completed and secured to the front of entry, along with a clear copy of the same. For judging, copies of the Applicant’s entry are required as specified below. Every entry must have an entry form attached, these can be photocopies of the original completed entry form. Print - submit two originals of news, articles or feature stories, Television -submit two DVDs in MPEG format along with script/s, Radio - submit one DAT and one Audio CD, Books - submit two copies of the book. The entry form can also be downloaded from the website, www.indianexpress.com/rngf
The original articles/ reports/ program submitted of the publication/coverage must indicate the publication/broadcast date.
Full disclosure is required if there has been any challenge to the veracity, accuracy, fairness, &/or authenticity or objection to significant omission, or breach of journalists’ code of ethics, of any Applicant, or entry such as published letters, corrections, clarifications, retractions, regrets, apology etc which need to be included. If there is a breach of this rule, or subsequently it is learned that the entry has a serious infirmity with regard to veracity, accuracy, fairness, authencity etc and/or contrary to journalists’ code of ethics, TIEL shall be at liberty to withdraw the award.
The entry must disclose if the report/article/programme or Applicant is subject to any legal notice or legal challenge/proceedings, and status thereof (pending/settled). If after submission, the report/article/programme is subject to any legal notice or legal challenge/proceedings, or the Applicant believes or has reason to believe that there is any infirmity in the veracity, originality or otherwise of the entry, he/she must immediately inform TIEL in writing. The Judge[s] &/or TIEL may require the Applicant to furnish additional information/explanation/ material in such cases or disqualify the entry at their sole discretion.
A series must be designated as such by the publication when it is printed. A regular column may also be submitted as a series. Fiction will not be considered.
Each Applicant can enter upto two entries per category.
An English translation must be supplied for an entry in Hindi/ foreign/regional language.
Entries in the Feature Writing category should accompany a letter from the editor certifying that the work entered was original and not rewritten.
A sponsoring letter of nomination should be submitted, signed by a person senior to the Applicant, employed by the same organization, and included with the entry form. The sponsoring letter shall certify that the Applicant is personally and professionally known to the Sponsor, and the Sponsor certifies that the Applicant has adhered to the journalists’ code of ethics and he /she is not aware of any information or circumstances where the Applicant’s reputation, integrity and professionalism as a journalist has been called into question or otherwise impeached.
The entry form and enclosures if incomplete, will automatically invalidate the entry and disqualify the Applicant. If more than the permitted number of entries are submitted, entries will be considered in chronological order, the additional entries will be ignored.
The article/coverage/ program entered must have been published/broadcast between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 [both dates inclusive].
Each Applicant will be deemed to have read and understood the rules and regulations when they sign the entry form. Each Applicant undertakes to conduct himself /herself with propriety & civility.
TIEL shall have full right and license to announce the prize winners and in pursuance thereof or otherwise to cover the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, publish the content of the material and/or biography sketch with or without the photograph and with or without the name of the organization, which have been submitted.
The material and entry form once submitted shall become the property of TIEL and shall not be returned.
Entry forms that are torn, ripped and/or mutilated will not be accepted.
The decision of TIEL in the matter of eligibility, conduct of these awards, selection, announcement of winners etc shall be final and binding no correspondence of whatsoever nature will be entertained by TIEL in this regard.
The names of the winners and the prizes will be announced by TIEL. The date of publication of the results and the place for distribution of the prizes will be at the sole discretion of TIEL.
TIEL reserves their right to suspend, cancel, or modify the rules and regulations for these Awards at any time and without prior notice.
TIEL reserves the right to return or cancel any submission / entry at any stage without assigning reasons.
In the event that there is any challenge or doubt as to the integrity, veracity, genuineness, authenticity, fairness or otherwise of any entry or Applicant or any instance of his/her having violating the journalist’ Code of Ethics, the Judges may in their sole discretion, withdraw his /her submission at any stage, not limited to withdrawal or cancellation of declaration of winner (s). The decision of the Judge[s] and TIEL will be final.
If an Applicant is declared a winner in any category, he/she shall make best efforts to attend the Awards ceremony.
No claim of whatsoever nature shall be entertained if the winner[s] fail[s] to collect the Prize[s] at the Awards ceremony and/or venue specified by TIEL. No cash shall be payable in lieu of the prize.
The Courts of New Delhi shall have exclusive jurisdiction.