Call For Submissions for UNCA Awards 2019

Deadline: September 15, 2019


The United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) invites media worldwide to submit entries for its 24th annual UNCA Awards for the best print, broadcast (TV & Radio) and online, web-based media coverage of the United Nations, U.N. agencies and field operations.


The UNCA awards are open to all journalists anywhere in the world.


Winners will be honored at a gala event with U.N. Secretary-General H.E. António Guterres on Friday, December 6th 2019, at Cipriani Wall Street, New York.


Important Information For Applicants:

  • Coverage of the U.N. and U.N. agencies is specified in each category; the committee welcomes coverage of all issues particularly on the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, peacekeeping operations and nonproliferation, including the elimination of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.
  • Work in print, broadcast (TV & Radio) and online coverage must be published between September 2018 and August 2019.
  • The judges will look for entries with impact, insight and originality, and will consider the courage and investigative and reporting skills of the journalists. Special attention will be given to the originality of daily coverage and breaking news from U.N. Headquarters. Entries from the developing world media are particularly welcome.
  • Entries can be submitted in any of the official U.N. languages (English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, and Russian) however a written transcript in English or French is necessary to facilitate the judging process.
  • Each candidate can submit to no more than two (2) prize categories, with a maximum of three (3) stories in each. Joint entries are accepted.
  • Electronic files and web links uploaded to the online Entry Form are required.
  • Electronic entries are mandatory
  • All entries must be received by September 15th, 2019


UNCA Awards Committee:

Valeria Robecco (UNCA President), Giampaolo Pioli (Awards Chairman), Luke Vargas (UNCA Vice President), Seana Magee (UNCA Secretary), Tuyet Nguyen (Awards Selections Coordinator), Sherwin Bryce-Pease (UNCA Executive Member), Jianguo Ma (UNCA Executive Member), Maria Khrenova (UNCA Executive Member), Betul Yuruk (UNCA Executive Member).


Deadline for Submission is September 15th.


For more information about the award and submission the applications, please follow the official website.